S3-Lab is an interdisciplinary research and practice lab established at İstanbul Şehir University (ŞEHİR).

S3-Lab has a mission of fostering "Systems Thinking" and "Interdisciplinary Research" in order to propose solutions for the region’s unresolved social, economic, and environmental problems, as well as work closely with industrial and institutional partners.

The applications of S3-Lab’s research and practices encompass the fields of energy, transportation, manufacturing, water management, and the built environment.

S3-Lab aims to educate future engineers and social scientists equipped with systems thinking towards achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

ŞEHİR ranked as the 15th university in the entrepreneurial and innovative universities index of TÜBİTAK in 2016. World-class engineering and social science departments at ŞEHİR provide an excellent platform for S3-Lab to conduct interdisciplinary research and projects, to bridge "academia" and "industry" in the area of sustainability assessment, and to expand its network within and beyond Turkey.

ŞEHİR has identified sustainability as an important strategic research direction. S3-Lab’s partnership with the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives will have a catalyzer role in ŞEHİR’s innovative and leading role in sustainable future of the region.