What are Living Labs


Living Labs (LLs) are desifned as user-centred, open innovation ecosystems based on systematic user co-creation approach,
integrating research and innovation processes in real life communities and settings. 

LLs are both practice-driven organisations that facilitate and foster open, collaborative innovation, as well as real-life environments or
arenas where both open innovation and user innovation processes can be studied and subject to experiments and where new solutions are developed. 

LLs operate as intermediaries among citizens, research organisations, companied, cities and regions for joint value co-creation,
rapid prototyping or validation to scale up innovation and businesses. LLs have common elements but multiple different implementations. 


Image: Common elements in Living Labs 

You can read more about Living Labs and ENoLL by clicking on the following publication: 

Introducing ENoLL Publication