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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.


What’s happening (1 May)

HATLAB Sandbox welcomed 4 new partners in April: Jungle Coders, Shift Consultancy, Tiranyx and Southgate Media.

Mark and Maven is live! Check them out here:

Our partner OneZero-Me is running a survey for their application on HATs - please help by taking the survey here!

The Write Gender is live! Check it out on HATStore

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Road Map of Building Applications on the HAT

Road Map of Building Applications on the HAT

What is the HATLAB Sandbox

The HATLAB Sandbox is the environment where all components of the HAT ecosystem undergo testing before graduating to the live production environment. The sandbox contains:

  • HATs that may contain experimental data or features. The HATs in the Sandbox could be deleted, updated or even in-operational at any time

  • Service APIs that interact with in-development Partner Applications. These service APIs may contain new features requested by our partners.

Partners can make use of the Sandbox to familiarise themselves with APIs and Services of the HAT ecosystem. Partners are also expected to test their applications against the HATLAB Sandbox before being verified for access to the production HAT environments. To sign up for the HATLAB sandbox, please fill in the partner enrolment form below.


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.

Grant Projects on sandbox: DROPS, ACCEPT, PRIVELT

See all our applications in our sandbox

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.


Email all completed forms to

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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.

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)