Living Labs

Introduction to our Living Lab Events! Learn more about the programme for each Living Lab.

A Living Lab is a research concept. A living lab is a user-centred, open-innovation ecosystem, operating in a territorial context, integrating concurrent research and innovation processes within a public-private-people partnership. The concept is based on a systematic user co-creation approach integrating research and innovation processes. These are integrated through the co-creation, exploration, experimentation and evaluation of innovative ideas, scenarios, concepts and related technological artefacts in real life use cases. Such use cases involve user communities, not only as observed subjects but also as a source of creation. This approach allows all involved stakeholders to concurrently consider both the global performance of a product or service and its potential adoption by users.

How it works?
The living lab process, which integrates both user-centred research and open innovation, is based on a maturity spiral concurrently involving a multidisciplinary team in the following four main activities:

  • Co-creation: bring together technology push and application pull (i.e. crowdsourcing, crowd casting) into a diversity of views, constraints and knowledge sharing that sustains the ideation of new scenarios, concepts and related artefacts.
  • Exploration: engage all stakeholders, especially user communities, at the earlier stage of the co-creation process for discovering emerging scenarios, usages and behaviours through live scenarios in real or virtual environments.
  • Experimentation: implement the proper level of technological artefacts to experience live scenarios with a large number of users while collecting data which will be analysed in their context during the evaluation activity.
  • Evaluation: assess new ideas and innovative concepts as well as related technological artefacts in real life situations through various dimensions such as socio-ergonomic, socio-cognitive and socio-economic aspects; make observations on the potentiality of a viral adoption of new concepts and related technological artefacts through a confrontation with users' value model


Want to know more? Look into our conducted Living Lab Events in Denmark and Oslo. Furthermore, you can also retrieve a list over the upcoming Living Labs in the Northern Connections project https://northsearegion.eu/northern-connections/events/here.

Denmark

Living Lab at South Energy 7th November 2018. Download the programme here and see an introduction to the Living Lab at our YouTube channel. See the full programme an get detailed insight on this page.

Get a look into the feedback from the Living Lab - stories from our newsletter: video testimonials and the first Living Lab was a succes

Norway

Living Lab in Oslo on 29th November 2018 - Økern Center. Download the programme here. And a more detailed insight  here. Furthermore, you can also read more about the event here - and watch this presentations video to get an insight. 

Sweden

Living Lab to be held in Gothenburg 8th May 2019 - The theme is sustainable building. Learn more here.

Germany

Living Lab to be held in Hamburg during 12-14th June 2019. More information to come.

Belgium

Living Lab to be held in Brussels during 20-22nd November 2019. More information to come.

The Netherlands

Living Lab to be held in Groningen during 12-13th September 2019. More information to come.

Scottland

More information to come.