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A Review on the 6th edition of the OpenLivingLab Days in Istanbul


The OpenLivingLab Days are the annual summit of the worldwide Living Lab community of ENoLL combing four days networking, sharing, learning and exploitation of theory, methods and tools. Conference elements include a research day, furthering knowledge in this field, workshops and seminars, conference day and facilitated networking opportunities.

Living Labs in urban environments are widely spread in ENoLL world. Popular topics are smart city, mobility, energy, culture and creativity, open data etc. The main challenges of urban labs are the integration and successful collaboration with many different stakeholders like city government, public administration, companies, professionals, research institutions and of course citizens.

AustriaTech – together with EVOLARIS – which are involved in the Urban Mobility Lab Initiative of the Austrian Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, had the possibility to organize a wokshop together with Eindhoven and Basaksehir Living Lab on the topic on Living Labs in urban development.

All  - organizers and participants – were able to share their experiences and success stories in developing innovations for cities. After a short presentation of each Lab main topics which all three Living Labs had in common were discussed. The discussions were very fruitful and lead to some new and interesting findings.

Topics of the workshop on Living Labs in urban development:

  • Integration of stakeholders
  • Organizational structure & Business Models of urban Living Labs
  • Innovation Process & Methods
  • Open data

Follow the links for more information on the OpenLivingLab Days 2015 and the workshop on Living Labs in urban development, organized by AustriaTech in cooperation with EVOLARIS, Eindhoven Living Lab and Basaksehir Living Lab.

OpenLivingLab Days 2015:

Workshop Living Labs in urban development: