Living Lab News

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.

Lighting Living Lab will create Street Lighting cadastre

a Cadastre of Public LightingThe Lighting Living Lab was created one year ago and is developing a project that will permit the creation of the cadastre of street lighting in the municipality at the moment. This will assure higher energy efficiency; another ongoing project addresses the identification of user needs to improve services.

Fabrique du futur AND A.R.T.S. endowment fund announced the launch of SmartSystem

With the increase in importance of the creative economy, the objective is to give to all the creators the real means to build the future

SmartSystems, a revolutionary project to create value and give rise to the products and uses of the future.

SmartSystems is primarily a creative economy's ecosystem which consists of businesses of all sizes, industrials, technological and territorial partners from the world of research, but also artists, designers, architects, thinkers ....

MIT plugs 'living lab' in energy efficiency

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is out to prove that green buildings don't have to be all that high tech.

GNSS Living Lab Prize: grab your chance now!

Do not miss the opportunity to participate to the GNSS Living Lab prize within the European Satellite Navigation Competition 2010. Submit your ideas from 1st May till 31st July 2010 at www.galileo-masters.eu for Galileo Satellite empowered innovative services for health, energy and media.

The GNSS Living Lab Prize will award three winners, who will get the opportunity to conduct a “reality check trial” in a suitable Living Lab with the involvement of relevant user communities and potential future customers.

Living Lab Methodologies can drive Innovative Public Procurement

On March 23-24th, the European Commission organized a conference on "Promoting Innovation through Public Procurement: Best Practice & Networking". Alvaro Oliveira, Chairman of the European Network of Living Labs, argued that the Living Labs methodologies could provide a solid base for new ways of innovative procurement in Europe.

Álvaro OLIVEIRA, ENoLL Chairman invited speaker at the INSME Annual meeting

The International Network for SMEs (INSME) will be holding their 6th Annual Meeting on May 10th - 13th 2010, in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). Among other noted speakers, Mr. Alvaro Oliveira, Chairman of the European Network of Living Labs, will address the audience and illustrate the importance of Living Labs for SME growth and business opportunities.

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