Waag organises its research labs in four research groups: Code, Life, Make and Learn. Code cracks open the black box of engineering, Life empowers people and nature in their living environment, Make touches on making-practices and materials and Learn looks into our skills and attitudes towards learning. The perspectives of the labs and groups are all intertwined and collectively form our research practice. Ultimately, Waag’s research is oriented towards having a positive, lasting effect on our societies.

The labs use research methods to empower as many people as possible to help design our future. We call this Public Research.