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European Network of Living Labs


MANCHESTER (UK) 27-30/8 2013

Overview 4th ENoLL Summer School

ENoLL together with the Manchester City Council (MDDA) organized the 4th European ENoLL Living Lab Summer School, hosted by the Manchester Metropolitan University. After the four intensive and inspiring days, we are pleased to conclude that the Summer School was a big success with a diverse mix of more than 150 international participants coming from universities, private and public sector to share and gain expertise on a wide set of initiatives related to living labs and smart & creative cities.

The unique on-site visits organized on the 3rd and 4th day of this years summer school gave participants a wider insight about models, theories and technologies related to living labs. The participants also gained hands-on experience from the leading experts on the subject and to network with other living lab enthusiasts. During this years Summer School, we welcomed our twenty-five new network members. Most of the new 7th wave ENoLL members come from European countries, over a quarter of the new members are from nonEuropean countries with a strong representation from Canadian Living Labs. Asia, Africa and the Caribbean countries are also represented. The result shows a continuing reinforcement of ENoLL both in Europe and throughout the world, setting the stage for a strong role of the Living Lab movement in the context of both European and other relevant European Union policies.

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The first day of the ENoLL Summer School combined the Living Lab Research Day with the Horizon 2020 Matchmaking and Pitching session. During the Research Day, various topics were covered and grouped in three themes: Living Lab methodologies, concepts and tools; Urban and territorial innovation with Living Lab; Case studies in Living Lab application domains. The pitching and networking session was opened to all participants of the Summer School with the opportunity to pitch in the networking session. All the reports and materials for the research day are available on the ENoLL Summer School Website. During the ENoLL Summer School, 13 Workshops were organized to explore the initiatives in relation to smart cities, creativity, open data and reinforcing already established linkages to areas such as e-health, eeducation, social innovation and future internet. In combination with the workshops, the ENoLL community organized 6 strategic meetings covering different themes and focused on further exploring the linkages between living labs and the academic community, SMEs, Regional Innovation Strategies and Smart Specialisation.

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Highlights 4th ENoLL Summer School

Research Day for Living Labs and Horizon 2020 Matchmaking and Pitching
that both match their profile and aligned with EU funding based on Horizon 2020 agenda. Industrial Leadership, Research Excellence and Societal Challenges were determinated as the three Horizon 2020 areas where Living Labs were about to create innovative consortia. The Presentations of the Research Sessions are available on the ENoLL Summer School Website Cites workshop, led by the CitySDK project, gave participants an overview of the open innovation landscape, key examples of successful implementations, and work towards concrete steps and ideas that could be implemented within the their own city context. Listening cities as Smart Cities workshop explored the use of Community Reporting (from the People Voices Media) as a methodology for conducting powerful authentic engagement and an overview of the development of the European Network of Community Reporters (ENCR) a network of organisations who are using Community Reporting as a way to increase citizen engagement. Human Smart Cities workshop dedicated to the concept of Human Smart Cities and built upon the results from the EU-funded initiative Peripheria, MyNeighbourhood and especially the launched Human Smart City Cookbook and Human Smart Cities Manifesto. Several workshops with key focus of innovation within the Living Lab: Working with USERS: Living Labs BOTTOM-UP gave insights into the procedures and tools of engaging wide-based panel of end-user at ENoLL member iLab.o, iMinds (BE); Living Labs METHODOLOGY HANDBOOK presented by ENoLL members Botnia Living Lab (CDT LTU) from Sweden. Another workshop provided the participants information about living lab tools and methodologies created by ENoLL members. Each tool/methodology followed with a short introductory presentation. FI PPP specific workshop was organized in order to inform Living Labs and entrepreneurial communities about the mechanisms to get involved in the third phase. And consequently to inform how SMEs, developers, cities, regions, industry and end-users could engage in the phase 3 of the FI- PPP programme and benefit from it. IDeALL WEB-CODESIGN workshop introduced the Integrating Design for All in Living Labs, or IDeALL project. The aim of the project is to bring together the Living Lab community with the design community through Design for All. The projects ambition is to create links and collaboration between Living Labs and designers to work together on user-centred design.

The Living Lab Research Day was structured in a Plenary Session & 2 Breakout Sessions in the morning and Horizon 2020 Matchmaking and Pitching session lighted the afternoon. The call for abstracts on research day was launched in May 2013 and closed in July 2013. In total 33 abstracts received and 19 approved with 6 full papers delivered. Various topics were covered in the accepted papers, grouped in three themes: Living Lab methodologies, concepts and tools; Urban and territorial innovation with Living Lab; Case studies in Living Lab application domains. Prof. Dr. Pieter Ballon moderated the Research day as Chair of the ENoLL Summer School Scientific Committee.

13 Innovation Workshops

The afternoon session was launched by Piotr Krawczyk*with the report on Living Lab Domain Landscape. This work has been carried out as a result of the ENoLL wide survey. The research outcomes gave insights into LL practice and research interests with regard to possible future cross border R&D&I matchmaking initiatives across the network and perhaps innovation management (IM) community in general. Through this study, ENoLL members (Living Labs) could become aware of each others R&D&I interests. As for ENoLL, this session will give us the opportunity to organize and target future opportunities more precisely for possible international R&D&I matchmaking initiatives across and beyond the network boundaries. The Matchmaking session was running parallel in the networking area with the focus on the first Horizon 2020 calls. This session provided networking opportunities for participants who were interested in meaningful R&D&I partnerships/consortia

The 13 innovation workshops explored many different topics with special focus on how open innovation and living labs can support the development of our cities and regions. Some of the workshops also had a key focus on Living Lab methodologies and tools. These workshops provided deep insights into the Living Lab work procedures and practical cases, from living lab tools and methodology to co-design, from working with users to people Olympics for healthy living, from future internet public private partnership (FI PPP) 3rd phase to The Creative Ring. The EC-Funded European Platform for Intelligent Cities (EPIC) Project, provided attendees with a crash course in how using the EPIC platforms Smart City in a Box can revolutionize the way to create, procure and operate smart city services locally. The EPIC project results had a relevant impact in the Summer School and a couple of key whitepapers were shared with all Summer School attendees: The roadmap for Smart Cites (EPIC) and the usage of Living Lab methodology for developing Smart City services. EPIC also announced the launch of the post-EPIC community. The CREATIVE RING workshop was proposed and discussed as a new experimental community and platform for sharing creative and innovative content and activities all over Europe, using advanced Internet technologies and networks. Shaping OPEN INNOVATION for Smart

PEOPLE OLIMPICS FOR HEALTHY LIVING workshop provided insights on how

Highlights 4th ENoLL Summer School

IPR and CREATIVITY Tools workshop was dedicated to Creativity and Living Labs and built upon the results from the EU-funded FP7 Integrated Project TELL ME and the Regional project LILIT. An innovative platform (ALL Alcotra Living Labs) for the monitoring and assessment of multinational LL pilotprojects were also presented. The Presentations are available on the ENoLL Summer School Website. publication of results of the 7th Wave of (ENoLL) members. Keynote speakers: Joan Mulvihill, CEO at Irish Internet Association Jarmo Eskelinen, CEO at Forum Virium Helsinki, President of ENoLL Edward Anderson, ICT innovation specialist at the World Bank. The full inspiring presentations/speeches can be found at ENoLL Summer School Conference Day. The World Wide community of Open Living Labs session combined some presentations from non-European Living Labs (Tokio, Caribbean and several Canadian Living Labs) with presentation from European ENoLL members involved in initiatives worldwide. The announcement of the signature of some MoUs (CYTED or Latin-American network of research on living labs, and Telecentres global), the announcement of the interest of the Taiwan LL as the 1st nonEuropean effective member and the possibility of organizing a World-wide LL event in Quebec (Canada) were the main outcomes of this session. manager at Informatica Trentina spa. Marco is the reference point for the Trentino as Lab living lab; -Mr. Adam Olszewski, Implementation manager at Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center and representing in ENoLL Poznan Living Lab. -BSc. Annika Sllstrm replaces Mikael Brjeson as council member. She is currently employed as a general business manager at Centre for Distance-Spanning Technology at Lule University of Technology in Sweden and representing in ENoLL Botnia Living Lab. More information on


On-site Visits

The ENoLL members were welcomed to join our meetings on exploring Living Labs and their role in the Smart Specialization strategies as well as the Regional Innovation Strategies. The meeting with academic community discussed how to stimulate the future collaborations amongst the ENoLL research community and to advance the quality of Living Lab publications. The Effective and Associated members had a series of strategic meeting covering the area of how Living Labs can help SMEs to expand their business beyond the regional markets and how ENoLL could become a marketplace for exchanging Living Lab services in between members and define a roadmap of actions to implement cross-Living Lab collaboration.

New Leadership for ENoLL

On the 3rd and 4th day of this years Summer School, 6 on-site visits were organized with the aim to provide our participants a wider insight into the living labs. Manchester: One hour walking tour to explore the heart of the industrial revolution which started in Manchester plus an optional visit to the award winning Museum of Science and Industry (MoSI). Manchester School of Arts visit provided participants chances to see workshops in ceramics, glass, media textiles, print fine art etc. Nurturing Community to Build Capacity within a City. This visit and workshop took place at the offices of the local co-host MDDA and focused on how investing in communities of practice can create tangible opportunities for creativity and cross sector collaboration within a city. Gorton Monastery, a deconsecrated Victorian Gothic masterpiece by the famous architect EW Pugin. Visits to Creative places: Manchesters unique creative space for bottom up open innovation: Manchester Digital Living Lab; Lets Go Global, a creative media organisation based in MediaCityUK.

ENoLL elected its new leadership board at the annual General Assembly during this Summer School on August 27th, 2013. Mr. Jarmo Eskelinen was re-elected at his second term as President and Chair of the Council. Jarmo leads Forum Virium Helsinki as CEO and representing in ENoLL the Helsinki Living Lab. Prof. Dr. Pieter Ballon, Director of iMinds Living Labs, and Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel was re-elected as the International Secretary of the Association Dr.Lauri Tuomi, Director and Vice President, Research andDevelopment Centre, HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences was re-elected as Treasurer.

The Conference Day with Exciting Keynotes


The Summer School conference day combined three inspiring keynotes, presentations from the ENoLL wave 7th new members and a special session on the World Wide Community of Open Living Labs with the participation of the World Bank, and the

Three new council members were elected: -Mr. Ger Baron, Program and Cluster manager IT at Amsterdam Economic Board. Ger is the reference point for Amsterdam Living Lab in ENoLL; -Mr. Marco Combetto, Innovation

ENoLL Governance
ENoLL Council provides strategic guidance to the network. It monitors and directs the activities of the Brussels ENoLL office and the activities. ENoLL Council with the lead of the Chair, prepares the ENoLL work plan, budget and implementation of ENoLL activities and initiatives.

Jarmo Eskelinen (Forum Virium Helsinki, the Helsinki Living Lab.)

Pieter Ballon (iMinds Living Labs)

ENoLL 7th Wave New Menbers Group Pictures

Lauri Tuomias (Finnish Network Living Labs)

ENoLL 7th Wave of New Members

As of August 30th, the 7th Wave of ENoLL brought to the consolidation of the network by means of twenty-five additional network members. Most of the new 7th wave ENoLL members come from European countries with representation from Cyprus, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain and Switzerland. Over a quarter of the new members are from non-European countries with a strong representation from Canadian Living Labs. Asia, Africa and the Caribbean countries are also represented. The result shows a continuing reinforcement of ENoLL both in Europe and throughout the world, setting the stage for a strong role of the Living Lab movement in the context of EU 2020 Innovation Union and other relevant European Union policies. The increasing numbers of non-European members can be a reflection about how Living Labs are also being integrated in non-European Innovation policies. The Wave process, dating back to 2006, has up to today result in around 340 accredited ENoLL Living Labs.

Council Members
Tuija Hirvikoski (Laurea Living Labs) lvaro de Oliveira (Lighting Living Lab) Esteve Almirall (ESADE, IIK) Dave Carter (Manchester Digital Development Agency, MDDA) Piotr krawczyk (Lutakko Living Lab, JAMK) Artur Serra (i2cat Fundacio) Jokin Garatea (BIRD Living Lab) Joanne Dobson(City Lab Coventry) Juan A. Bertoln (eLiving Lab) Mark De Colvenaer (Flemish Living Lab Platform) Hanna-Greata Puurtinen (TAMK, Suuntaamo) Juan Francisco Delgado (Consorcio para el Desarrollo de la Sociedad de la Informacin) Reberto Santoro (European Society of Concurrent Enterprising Network, ESoCE-NET) Ger Baron (Amsterdam Living Lab) Marco Combetto (Trentino as Lab living lab) Adam Olszewski (Poznan Living Lab) Annika Sllstrm (Botnia Living Lab)

ENoLL Members Worldwide

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Ana Garcia Paolo Aversano Song Song

The award is made in memory of Veli-Pekka (Vellu) Niitamo, father of the European Living Lab movement, member of ENoLL Council and one of the founding members of the association. The award is based upon the best academic contribution at the Research Day in conjunction of the 4th ENoLL Living Lab Summer School and awarded based on both the evaluations of the Scientific Committee and on the votes received by the conference participants.

Together we received 19 papers, listed as below: 1. In-situ methods as innovative approaches to effective co-creation of urban public spaces. Katerina Frankova, Andree Woodcock 2. Imagine Infinite Bandwidth and Zero Latency: an approach to engaging stakeholders in the early stage innovation. Steve Walker, Simon Bell,, Daniel Heery 3.Identifying Lead Users in a Living Lab Environment. Lynn Coorevits, Dimitri Schuurman 4. Co-creating an open working model for Experience & Living Labs willing to provide services to external players. Nicola Doppio, Fabio Pianesi 5. Motivational Factors Influencing User Co-

creativeness in Living Labs. Anna Sthlbrst, Marco Bertoni, Asbjrn Flstad, Esbjrn Ebbesson, Jesper Lund 6. Why collaborate in long-term innovation research? An exploration of user motivations in Living Labs. Bas Baccarne, Sara Logghe, Carina Veeckman and Dimitri Schuurman 7. Semiotic Web and Sign management as new paradigms for Living Labs in EducationApplications in natural and cultural heritage of insular tropical islands. Noel Conruyt, Vronique Sbastien, Didier Sbastien, Olivier Sbastien, David Grosser 8. Living Labbing the Qubec Way: a Participatory Research, a Framework and Two Experimentations in Longueuil and Gaspsie. Danielle Lafontaine 9. What to do with the information generated in a municipality lead Living Lab? Tiina Ferm, Olli Ojala 10. Territory Intelligence as Ethic Space: how of Science and Technology Parks plays a role to facilitate the Urban-Rural Cohesion. Juan A. Bertolin 11. Living labs for user-driven urban planning Empirical findings regarding new ways to engage citizens in the development processes. Lotta Haukipuro, Tommi Heikkinen, Anri Kivimki 12. Retailpower Urban Living Labs and their contribution in retail innovation. Igor Ter Halle, Michiel Galama, Sjoerd de Vries 13. Building on a living lab in dementia care: A transnational multiple case study. Diana Roeg, Liselore Snaphaan, Inge Bongers 14. Pop-up Living Labs: Experiments in Cocreating Service Design with Diverse Stakeholders in Hackerspace Communities. Raymond Bond, Maurice Mulvenna (presenter), David Kane, Andrew Bolster, Dewar D Finlay, Suzanne Martin

15. Defining a strategy to attract stakeholders into an open innovation eco-system for precision agriculture in the region of Vojvodina (Serbia). Grigorios Chatzikostas, Spyros Fountas 16. Open innovation systems for value creation and knowledge exchange: results from the Flemish LeYLab Living Lab. Dimitri Schuurman 17. New User-centric approach to impact assessment. Case express to connect-project. Anne yvri 18. A Living Lab approach to the development of a consumer care service platform for older people. Nikki Holiday, Gill Ward, Darren Awang, David Harson 19. Living Labland Co-creative Innovation Lab Integrating Cross-border Co-creation of services to research, development and innovation in Higher Education. Seija Jminki, Marika Saranne

The prize goes to Identifying Lead Users in a Living Lab Environment Authors: Lynn Coorevits, Dimitri Schuurman from iMinds. More information about this prize on

Join us the NEXT Summer 5TH ENoLL Summer School 2014

Once again, we would like to thank our 150 participants for joining us at this years Summer School. We look forward to seeing you next summer!
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Anna Kivilehto Ana Garcia Dave Carter Adrian Slachter

Special Thanks to
Adam Olszewski Annika Sallstrom Dimitri Schuurman Gjis Van Rijn Jonh Keys Marita Holst Piotr Krawczyk Song Song Teresa Wilson World Bank Adrian Slatcher Artur Serra Francesco Molinari Jesse March Kevin Ecclestone Paolo Aversano Seppo Leminen Tanya Burch Tuija Hirvikoski James Peacefull

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