Expert groups

The ENoLL Expert Groups aim at bringing together ENoLL members with a shared interest in advancing a specific area of knowledge or particular field. Five domain specific Expert Groups were created in 2015 supporting collaborative projects and knowledge sharing in key areas for the ENoLL community.

The objectives of the Expert Groups are:

  • Stimulate new collaborative research and innovation projects or initiatives among ENoLL members
  • Stimulate P2P knowledge transfer in a specific domain of activity
  • Support and influence policies in a particular domain
  • Act as an exploitation ground for the knowledge generated through projects and other initiatives
  • Support and build collaborations with other networks, platforms and organisations linked to specific domains
  • Support the ENoLL roadmap definition for a specific domain

You can find more details about the Experts Groups, their leaders and objectives below:

Expert GroupLeadersDescription of the group
Urban & Smart City Living Labs

Marita Holst (Botnia Living Lab)

Jarmo Eskelinen (Forum Virium Helsinki)

The Smart City and Urban Innovation Special Expert Group aims at bringing together all the ENoLL Living Labs working in the Smart City context and more generically ENoLL members working in urban/city innovation field.

The group acts as a forum for discussion, exchange and collaboration in topics such as city as a (Living) Lab, Open Innovation 2.0 and Living Labs in city policies, citizen engagement and participation, open data, smart citizens and privacy.

Regional Living Labs

Jokin Garate & Idoia Munoz (Bird Living Lab)

Jesse Marsh

The Regional Living Labs Expert Group aims at bringing together all the ENoLL members working at a regional level, supporting the integration of Living Labs in Regional Innovation policies, and supporting to scale up open and user driven innovation at regional level.

This group has a strong policy component, and aims at stimulating collaboration in between regional actors in the ENoLL network and advancing in the knowledge of instruments and tools for regional innovation.

Living Lab services for SMEsJuan Bertolin (espaitec)

The Living Lab services for SMEs Expert Group aims at bringing together ENoLL members who partially or totally focus their operations in providing Open and user-driven innovation services and capabilities to SMEs, Startups and entrepreneurs.

It is a group for Living Labs who are already providing services for SMEs but similarly a place for those colleagues who are new to this service area and who aim to deliver such services for their SME network.

Research and future of Living Labs

Dimitri Schuurman (iMinds)

Artur Serra (i2cat)

The Research and Future of Living Labs Expert Group is split in two different areas:

The first is dedicated to research on Living Labs in order to improve collaboration among Living Lab researchers, stimulate and strength Living Lab research and identify new research areas in Living Labs.

The second aims at stimulating the formulation of the hypothesis and future vision for living labs and to set-up a strong research and visionary team around cooperating with other organisations across the world.

Health Living Labs

Paula Lehto (Laurea University of Applied Sciences)

with the support of TAMK and Coventry Living Lab

The Health Living Labs Expert Group aims at bringing together all the ENoLL Living Labs working in the Health, Ageing and well-being fields to forge alliances, focus on common-ground issues and make their collective voice and initiatives more forceful than ever.

Members share health tools, research methods and best practices during SIGin addition to collaborating together on project proposals and supporting each other when looking for new international partners.

Active members of the ENoLL community are warmly invited to join groups relevant to their current or future activities and interests. For more details please contact the ENoLL team.