Institute for Environmental Solutions

IES - multidisciplinary research institute; Brewery - creative co-creatin platform

The Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) is an international network of scientists, artists, engineers and practitioners who care about the environment. The institute strives to develop innovative solutions for complex environmental challenges by employing modern technologies, reflective practices and multi-stakeholder involvement.

Since 2013, IES has owned and managed the Cēsis old brewery complex and they want to turn this into an international centre of excellence where science, art and gastronomy can be fused together to address environmental issues.

IES plans to further develop the brewery as a centre that cultivates the creative energies of art and science and challenges people to leave behind preconceived notions. The brewery is located in the historical centre of Cēsis (a former Hanseatic town in Latvia) and its development will contribute significantly to the revitalisation of the area.

Today, the Science and Art Centre Brewery is already recognised as a significant cultural venue for the local community that has hosted a number of events and has thousands of visitors annually.

What makes the organisation unique?

IES creates ad hoc multidisciplinary teams to design and develop customised innovative environmental solutions. IES uses modern technologies, reflective practice and multi-stakeholder involvement.

What TEH activities are you a part of?

TEH Nordic Hub

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Priekuļi County, Latvia

Delegates

  • Small Concert hall (audience capacity: less than 300), Multifunction Hall, Small Theatre (audience capacity: less than 200), Art Gallery, Conference Room, Meeting Room, Workshop room, Co-working Space, Maker Space, Multi-purpose Space, Courtyard

  • Exhibition and Programming, Education and Training, National advocacy, Research

  • Visual Arts, Technology, Software, IT and Gaming, Ecology and Sustainability, Gastronomy, Entrepreneurship, Science