Apply for a research residency

Our food systems are broken. Do you have an idea that could potentially change the world and help feed more people, reduce waste or make better use of our planets limited resources?

We’re looking for passionate and self motivated individuals with an idea or question that will challenge how our broken food systems work. We offer you a 12 week programme research residency in Green Lab with a likeminded community to support you in developing an original research project.

We are currently taking applications for research residencies running from May – July. Application deadline 26th April 2019.Interviews from 29th April 2019.

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1. Your Idea

Your idea or question needs to be simple and focused - we have particular interests in algae, entomology, precision robotics, aeroponics, circular systems and aquaculture.

2. Lab research

Use the lab facilities to develop your research project by spending up to 3 days a week on site. We offer a structured residency with regular reviews and mentoring.

3. Share your project

Share the outcome from your research with the lab community and on our wiki. Culminating in a final 15 minutes presentation at one of our openhouse events.

* The research residency offers residents access to the lab and facilities for 12 weeks funded by us, including mentorship from the team and networking with our wider community. Please note we cannot cover any travel expenses or accommodation for the duration of your residency.

past & present research residents


Lorenzo Barbasetti di Prun

Founder of Prometheus_lab


Paige Perillat Piratoine

Cordyceps research


Sneha Solanki



Valentina Dipietro

Mycelium research


Riina Oun

Kombucha leather research


Midushi Kochhar

Bioplastic's research