CRTKL’s Research and Innovation MicroGrant program has fostered creativity and research since 2020 by supporting small, focused ideas and projects. This year’s cohort includes seven diverse research and innovation projects from a pool of 27, selected by an esteemed academic jury from fields in design, innovation, and architecture.
CRTKL is committed to delivering stronger, research-driven, future-focused design solutions—solutions that can quantifiably and positively impact the social, economic, and environmental value. These projects reinforce that commitment. The produced deliverables range from white papers to tool kits and prototypes and have explored design at every level, from creating a third space for virtual community-based healthcare to developing a decision tool to measure social value, to understanding the metaverse’s impact on the built environment. While the projects are small in scale, the impacts are meaningful and have shaped real-life projects.