Idea Translation Lab Showcase

The theme of this year’s Idea Translation Lab course is A PLASTIC WORLD, tying in with Science Gallery’s upcoming exhibition for summer 2019. In the Idea Translation Lab (ITL) course, students work at the boundaries of art, science & engineering to develop original ideas and projects where these disciplines meet. ITL is a cross-disciplinary undergraduate course stimulating the development of entrepreneurial, creative and critical thinking skills through collaborative group projects.

Trinity College students use Science Gallery as a lab to explore the future of toys, fashion and other topics related to plastic.

11:00 — Exhibition of student projects in the lounge
12:00 — Presentations & judging of student groups in Paccar Theater


Plant-Based Plastics protecting you from the elements  

PSA: Plastic Service Application
An educational service with the goal to enlighten humanity about plastics and how to properly dispose of them

Plant the Future.

How can we approach clothing in a way that directly combats consumption culture?

Since 2011, Science Gallery Dublin has hosted an innovative cross disciplinary undergraduate course called Idea Translation Lab, which runs during the Hilary Term in Trinity College Dublin.  This course offers students from arts, humanities and science disciplines an opportunity to collaborate, and develop new innovative ideas where these disciplines meet and the potential to showcase their work on an international stage.  Initially developed as part of Science Gallery’s, EC FP7 project, Studiolab, with links to the ArtScience Prize and programmes developed by Prof David Edwards at Harvard University and Le Laboratoire, Paris, The Idea Translation Lab in 2016 was generously supported by The NTR Foundation. 


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  • Where: Science Gallery
  • Price: Free - No Registration Required

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