What we do
a lab in the AIR offers services and resources designed to help our communities and partners tackle environmental policies challenges from multiples angles.
Our community is made of engineers, designers, entrepreneurs, makers, artists, committed citizens and more, who share the same core values guiding our work.
About life – the air that sustains it, the energy that enables it.
About people – who they are, what they need, what we can learn from them, but also their ability to thrive, invent and build a better place to live.
We are creative
We believe in the power of creativity – how it can solve problems, transform people and businesses, encourage talents, create energy.
We think out of the box, come up with innovative ideas, inspire people.
We are passionate, exuberant, hard working, intense, ambitious.
We are fun!
We are curious
We are eager to learn and we love complexity.
We strive to bring coherence into our work – we always question the context and issues surrounding our projects, and look for existing initiatives that could inspire and enrich us.
We know it is important to give substance to ideas – reconcile genesis and fabrication.
This is why we favor prototyping and user-driven design processes.
We think and build collaboratively, fostering on the creativity, the insights and the commitment of our communities.
Communication is at the heart of our approach.
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How we are governed
Our governance is based on an innovative structure. We are a non profit public-private cooperative with a unique governance system that is both inclusive and efficient.
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Our team reflect our work and values. Each of us is multi-skilled, with a wide range of interests, with a strong expertise backed by field experience.
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What makes us us and where do we come from ?
Discover how our strategy and values were forged from experience, experiments and thoughtful reflections.
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Partner with us
There are many ways you can be involved in our structure, get inspired, find long sought answers, bring your unique insights and skills to our communities.
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Get in touch to discuss how we can work together
You can reach us by calling +33 (0)4 42 23 97 16 or by emailing