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The HATLAB Sandbox

Welcome to the HAT Sandbox, an environment for innovative experimentation. Our designers, engineers, researchers and partners come together create tools, apps and plugs in the HATLAB Sandbox before going live. The HATLAB Sandbox have several features and services used by our partners.



There is an old saying: "You can't learn swimming in a library". Markets, economic and business models, behaviours, perceptions and exchanges are much like swimming. Unless it's in a 'real environment' it is hard to study it. 

The HAT Sandbox is a sandbox for economic engineering, the engineering of new economic transactions, markets and exchange models, instead of sandboxes for merely technology, Being "TEBBI-enabled" means the sandbox has the necessary expertise and processes to bring together partners and participants for Technology, Economics, Business and Behavioural Innovation, an environment where market players e.g. individuals and third party companies are part of the sandbox so that behaviours, business models, economic transactions and potential markets can be studied and tested in a HAT-enabled environment.

This helps mitigate risks for organisations that wish to test different consumer behaviours and economic/business models that pertain to personal data, as well as for research projects that use the HATLAB sandboxes to create new artefacts.

Projects on sandbox: DROPS, ACCEPT, PRIVELT, SHAPE

Create awesome Tools, Apps and Data Plugs on the HAT

The first step to creating SHE (Smart HAT Engine) Tools, DataPlugs, Applications and Websites on the HAT is to read the documentation at the developers portal. Once your Tool, App or Plug is ready, register in the HATLAB Sandbox through the partner enrolment form below and submit both the partner enrolment form and the Tool/App/Plug integration form. All partners must be members of the HAT Community Foundation. Get a membership here.


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Bountiful BOUNTIES

HATLAB and partners put up bounties for new apps, plugs, tools for developers and companies globally to create, enriching the HAT ecosystem with new data for the betterment of individuals, firms and society.


DataBuyer@HATLAB is the sandbox version of the live DataBuyer. At HATLAB, we use HATDeX DataBuyer service to ask HAT owners/research respondents for their data directly and for HAT owners to be in control of the permissions for their data.

Our data scientists use DataBuyer for data to train their algorithms and our startups use it to test ideas and MVPs.

A fair deal for user data, private by design.

Go to DataBuyer@HATLAB sandbox




ECOSYSTEM Data Dashboard

The HAT ecosystem operates on API calls from HATs, Apps, Plugs and this data enable researchers to analyse the usage and volume of data  as well as the performance of the ecosystem. Our data dashboard gives an understanding of the state of the ecosystem.

(Coming soon)