- about us
The Knowledge Workers Living Lab (KW LL) has been launched in Munich mid-2005, with the support of University Bw Munich and local partners. It extended to an international level with hosting the ICE 2005 Conference, and operates Europe-wide since 2006 including new stakeholders and initiatives. The target users are “knowledge workers” and their new working environments, involving individuals, eProfessionals, community members as well as large companies and start-ups. Innovation and related R&D focus on “knowledge working practices”, supporting information and communication technologies, and new management systems.
As Innovation Service Provider, the Knowledge Workers Living Lab supports the innovation lifecycle from definition and conduct of emerging solutions and projects up to the commercialization of their results. It is by design an open and sustainable environment featuring a technical infrastructure built over the last 6 years with an investment of 3 Mio € by the University BW Munich and industry. The testbed is offered to emerging usages and IT solution experiments with strong engagement of the different stakeholders and associated key users. Organized as a PPP under the form of a registered German GmbH with non profit status, the KW LL is based on a mixed funding model with basic university funds, contract research, income from innovation projects and returns from successful creation of ventures. The key offerings or solutions of the KW LL are:
Thus the Knowledge Workers Living Lab is a joint initiative of 6 groups of stakeholders; User communities of KW:
Main benefits and current achievements: