The General Services Administration (GSA) Workplace Innovation Lab is a government initiative aimed at fostering innovation and modernizing government services by testing and implementing new and emerging technologies. The lab provides a platform for federal agencies to collaborate and work with the private sector to identify and solve complex challenges facing the government and to develop and deploy innovative solutions. The goal of the GSA Innovation Lab is to improve government efficiency, effectiveness, and customer experience while driving cost savings and reducing waste.
The GSA Innovation Lab does work on lighting technology as well. The lab’s focus areas include energy efficiency in buildings. The GSA Innovation Lab tests and implements new and innovative lighting technologies, such as LED lighting, smart lighting systems, and other energy-efficient lighting solutions to reduce energy consumption and improve sustainability in government buildings. The goal is to find more cost-effective and energy-efficient lighting solutions to help the government save money and reduce its carbon footprint.
The GSA Innovation Lab tests a variety of other emerging technologies, including, but not limited to:
- Flexible and Agile Workspaces
- Smart Building Technologies and IoT
- Wellness and Wellbeing Solutions
- Collaborative Workspaces
- Digital Workspace Solutions
- Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML)
- Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR)
- Cloud Computing
- Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
- 5G and other advanced networking technologies
More information on the GSA Innovation Lab can be found here.