Living Lab News

Challenges in cross-border Living Lab networks: Apollon presents their first Methodology results

The main issues addressed by the APOLLON project are the present lack of Living Lab methodology harmonization and collaboration, and the serious difficulties of SMEs in engaging in cross-border Living Lab experimentation. APOLLON project seeks to provide concrete contribution to this identified gap with the creation of scalable experience based APOLLON methodology for cross-border living lab networks.

New EU Funding for Positioning and Navigation Applications

The GSA (GNSS Supervisory Authority) has asked to disseminate the information relevant to the 3rd call for proposals for Satellite Navigation research and development under the EU's 7th Framework Programme (FP7), which was published on 20 July 2010.

Launch of 2nd phase of GNSS Living Lab Prize: Call for 'reality check' pilots in Living Lab

On 31st July, the first phase of the GNSS Living Lab Prize was concluded successfully with the submission of 57 complete ideas for satellite navigation applications ready to be tested and validated in a Living Lab.

ENoLL Vice President Jarmo Eskelinen on open public data as a new resource for user driven innovation

Whole countries and cities are opening up access to their data. How can open public data become reality beyond the buzz word? What does it really change? Are we experiencing a paradigm change and is the public sector ready for it?

EUROCITIES Knowledge Society Forum Autumn

Invitation to the Autumn Event 19th-20th October 2010 in Birmingham: Advancing smart growth in smarter cities.

Programme and registration can be found here

CALL: LUTIN Userlab Paris needs help of ENoLL-Community

From Claudio Vandi and Charles TijusLUTIN - Living Lab (www.lutin-userlab.fr)

Dear fellows Living Labs,LUTIN Userlab in Paris needs your letter of support for a project that would foster our activities and would benefit all the community of our partners.

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Community website for living lab knowledge

The Living Lab Knowledge Centre developed by the Amsterdam Living Lab is now online: http://amsterdamlivinglab.novay.nl. This community website about living lab methodology supports developers who want to design or evaluate new products or services. It is also a platform for researchers to share and discuss their experiences with and knowledge about living lab research.

New Research throws light on Trends in User Orientated Innovation

A new report ‘Exploring the Quadruple Helix’, is launched today, as part of a European exchange project aimed at improving innovation policy.

The Quadruple Helix refers to the interaction of four pillars in innovation ecosystems: knowledge institutions, enterprises, government and civil society.

ENoLL Member Citilab (Spain) awarded Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Award for Excellence

On June 28th, 2010, Citilab Cornellà, a member of the European Network of Living Labs since November 2008, received the prestigious Urban Land Institute's Award for Excellence. ULI’s mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.

Bill Mitchell, Father of the Living Lab Concept, passed away this weekend

William Mitchell, MIT dean and professor, architect, urbanist and theorist, widely regarded as one of the most prominent thinker on “smart cities”, has passed away. He lost the fight with cancer at the age of 65. Mitchell was considered one of the world's leading urban theorists.

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