Instructions on Using the Space


Housekeeping Rules
  1. Stick to the schedule
    Please keep to the time slot you booked, to avoid collisions with another event. Consider booking extra time if you think you may not be ready on time. 
  2. Bring your own supplies
    In principle, Space users must bring their own supplies. The Solution space can also provide material, especially for prototyping – this is a separate, paying service. Don’t hesitate to ask us what is available! 
  3. Take care of the space’s equipment
    The equipment in the SDG Solution Space is permanently on-site and available for all our users. Make sure you take good care of it, especially when moving equipment and furniture around to adapt to your event. You/your organisation will be responsible for any loss or damage.  
  4. Keep your temporary access badges safe
    If using temporary access badges, make sure you/your participants wear them visibly throughout the event. Don’t forget to return them as agreed (either directly at the Reception desk, to Solution space staff or in our mailbox). Campus Biotech will charge you/your participants 20 francs for a lost badge. 
  5. Keep the space and kitchen clean
    Make sure you leave the space and its equipment in the same condition you found them.
    Wipe the whiteboards and keep or discard any used flipchart paper. Don’t leave papers, post-it notes, pens, etc. laying around the Space.
    Put all your trash in the respective bins in the kitchen. If you have glass containers to recycle, kindly take them to the dedicated bin available in the building’s communal kitchen, located on the 1st floor. Wash the tableware you used, or put it in the dishwasher if there is too much to do by hand. If the dishwasher is full, kindly start an Eco-mode cycle: the ‘on’ button is at the top of the door, on the inside. Dishwasher tablets are available in the cupboard under the far-end sink. Make sure the kitchen is tidy.
  6. Medical emergencies

For simple medical emergencies please contact the on-site security and first aid team at 058 944 0333. A desk phone is available at the entrance of the Solution space if necessary: if using this phone press 0 and wait for the signal tone change before entering the actual number.

For serious medical emergencies call the national emergency number 144 from any phone.

  1. Share our Housekeeping Rules

Sharing is caring. Kindly communicate our housekeeping rules to your event’s participants.

Thank you,
The SDG Solution Space team

Student Code of Conduct
The SDG Solution Space is dedicated to open creation and collaboration between students, academics, professionals and innovators across disciplines. This Student Code of Conduct applies to all students, whether from UNIGE or other academic institutions, when using the space in that capacity.


Student users of the space are committed to the values of responsibility and respect laid out in the Charter of the University of Geneva, as well as in the general Code of Conduct for the SDG Solution Space and, where relevant, the specific Code of Conduct for use of the SDG Fab Lab.

In addition to these values, common sense and basic decency should be applied to guide all actions in the SDG Solution Space.

When using the building common areas (meeting rooms, communal kitchen, terrace…)

  • Be mindful of the limited space of communal areas in the building, like the kitchen on the first floor and the terrace, including leaving enough space for other residents.
  • Be respectful of the working environment of the building, especially by minimizing the amount of disturbance caused when transitioning between different areas.

Use of the SDG Solution Space

  • Be respectful of the shared nature of the space, including putting furniture back to its original position, and keeping the space clean.
  • Use the kitchen responsibly, including washing/putting dishes away after use, and starting and unloading the dishwasher as necessary.
  • If you are the last person to leave the space, make sure that all windows and doors are closed and that all the lights and the coffee machine are off.

Events and gatherings 

  • Informal extra-curricular events and gatherings organized in the SDG Solution Space must be cleared with the SDG Solution Space Management Team, at least one week in advance of the event. 
  • To organise a formal event, you must follow the usual reservation procedure. For any questions: 
Code of Conduct for the SDG Solution Space

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participants within the SDG Solution Space community, as well as steps to reporting unacceptable behavior. We are committed to providing a welcoming and inspiring community for all and expect our code of conduct to be honored. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be banned from the community.

The community strives to:

  • Be friendly and patient.
  • Be welcoming: We strive to be a community that welcomes and supports people of all backgrounds and identities. This includes, but is not limited to members of any race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, colour, immigration status, social and economic class, educational level, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, size, family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.
  • Be considerate: Your work will be used by other people, and you in turn will depend on the work of others. Any decision you take will affect users and colleagues, and you should take those consequences into account when making decisions. Remember that we’re a world-wide community, so you might not be communicating in someone else’s primary language.
  • Be respectful: Not all of us will agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for poor behavior and poor manners. We might all experience some frustration now and then, but we cannot allow that frustration to turn into a personal attack. It’s important to remember that a community where people feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive one.
  • Be careful in the words that we choose: we are a community of professionals, and we conduct ourselves professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put down other participants. Harassment and other exclusionary behavior aren’t acceptable.
  • Try to understand why we disagree: Disagreements, both social and technical, happen all the time. It is important that we resolve disagreements and differing views constructively. Remember that we’re different. The strength of our community comes from its diversity, people from a wide range of backgrounds. Different people have different perspectives on issues. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that it is human to err and blaming each other doesn’t get us anywhere. Instead, focus on helping to resolve issues and learning from mistakes.


Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, race, age, regional discrimination, political or religious affiliation
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment
  • Deliberate misgendering. This includes deadnaming or persistently using a pronoun that does not correctly reflect a person’s gender identity. You must address people by the name they give you when not addressing them by their username or handle
  • Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop
  • Threats of violence, both physical and psychological
  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Stalking or following
  • Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes
  • Sustained disruption of discussion
  • Unwelcome sexual attention, including gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior
  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
  • Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect others from intentional abuse
  • Publication of non-harassing private communication

Our open source community prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort. We will not act on complaints regarding:

  • ‘Reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphobia’
  • Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you”
  • Refusal to explain or debate social justice concepts
  • Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial
  • Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions

Diversity Statement

We encourage everyone to participate and are committed to building a community for all. Although we will fail at times, we seek to treat everyone both as fairly and equally as possible. Whenever a participant has made a mistake, we expect them to take responsibility for it. If someone has been harmed or offended, it is our responsibility to listen carefully and respectfully, and do our best to right the wrong.

Although this list cannot be exhaustive, we explicitly honor diversity in age, gender, gender identity or expression, culture, ethnicity, language, national origin, political beliefs, profession, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and technical ability. We will not tolerate discrimination based on any of the protected characteristics above, including participants with disabilities.

Reporting Issues

If you experience or witness unacceptable behavior—or have any other concerns—please report it by contacting us via

Code of Conduct for use of the SDG Fab Lab


This settlement defines the conditions of use of the FabLab. The terms used to designate persons in this document apply equally to women or men.


​The SDG Solution Space FabLab is a fabrication laboratory equipped with computer-controlled machines where students and members from the Geneva-Tsinghua Initiative, UNIGE or other institutions and humanitarian organizations, professionals (designers, artists, architects, etc.), companies, or other people willing to pursue a personal project, imagine, share and make unique objects, prototypes, or small series. All creations must be ​linked to the SDG​ ​and​ must be documented​.


​FabLab users must use the consumables made available in a manner consistent with their destination.

They must also behave in such a way as to guarantee access to available resources for other users and to provide all necessary assistance and support to these latter.

FabLab Manager

The FabLab should not be used without the presence of at least one FabLab Manager or an advanced user. The user agrees to respect and apply the instructions provided by the facilitator.


No machine must be used until its user has received a preliminary instruction provided by an authorized person. This instruction must be attested and registered with the FabLab.

Each machine must be used on the basis of the instruction sheet provided for a normal use.

The user should never move away from a machine during a process.
In the event of a problem during operation, immediately stop the machine and call a facilitator.


Before operating a machine, FabLab users must ensure that they hold private & business liability insurance on a personal basis or by their employer. They must also verify that they are insured for accidents professional or non-professional.

Responsibility of the FabLab

The FabLab puts the resources at your disposal. Their use and exploitation is under the sole responsibility of the users.
The FabLab can not be held responsible, as its members, in any case, in the event of damage, accident, loss of related to intellectual property.