Northern Connections

Living Lab 2.0 has been launched!

26 June 2019 - Published by Anne Katrine Arentsen
The newest Toolbox 2.0 about Northern Connections Living Lab Events have been launched, and it is a handbook for matchmakers that consists of methods and tools for how to successfully build bridge for both clusters and networks.

At the fourth Living Lab Event, held in Hamburg, the Toolbox 2.0 was launched. The purpose of this Toolbox is to inspire and learn from each other through knowledge sharing. This Toolbox is a product of concrete experiences from the Northern Connections project. A collection of practical tools used to create successful events aimed at unlocking the potential for transregional – and national collaborations.

The catalogue is aimed at experienced matchmakers as well as someone planning their first matchmaking event, initiating and facilitating innovative collaborations among SMEs and the public sector through the Living Lab Event concept developed in the Northern Connections. In the first part of the catalogue the individual tools are described, followed by a description of on how these were utilised through the coordination process; before, during and after the two Living Lab Events held in Esbjerg (DK) and Gothenburg (SE). The descriptions focus on the thematic challenges defined by the Living Lab owners, in collaboration with local cluster representatives from the Northern Connections partnership. 

The catalogue has been developed with inspiration from, and in collaboration, with Cluster Excellence Denmark. If you are interested in learning more about a method or tool, we invite you to contact the partnership behind the Northern Connections Interreg project.