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1   ENOLL: INTRODUCTION

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2   WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT

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3   WHAT DO ENOLL MEMBERS SAY?

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4   ENOLL MEMBERSHIP
4.1   Adherent members
4.2   Associated members
4.3   Effective members

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5   ESTABLISHMENT OF ENOLL

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6   ENOLL GOVERNANCE
6.1   ENoLL Statutory meetings 2010
6.2   ENoLL Office
6.3   ENoLL in Social Media
6.4   ENoLL Events

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7   ENOLL 5 PILLARS OF ACTIVITIES (ENOLL WORK GROUPS)
7.1   Direction 11  
7.2   Innovation 12  
7.3   Thematisation
7.4   Partnership-Building
7.5   Internationalisation

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8   ENOLL EXPANSION – GROWING NETWORK

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9   HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR 2010
9.1   Workshop on Smart Cities call CIP ICT-PSP
9.2   4th Wave and Living Lab Bar Camp in Valencia
9.3   First Living Lab Summer School
9.4   ENoLL Cooperation with other organizations
9.5   Launch of the 5th Wave at Living Labs and Smart Cities-day
9.6   ENoLL Project involvement
9.7   GNSS Living Lab Prize
9.8   Connected Smart Cities Network
9.9   ENoLL Strategic Cooperation with China
9.10   New ENoLL Communication tools and services

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10   REPRESENTATION IN 2010

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11   REFERENCES
11.1   Abbreviations and Terminology

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1 ENOLL: INTRODUCTION
The European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) is the international federation of
benchmarked Living Labs in Europe and worldwide. Founded in November 2006 under
the auspices of the Finnish European Presidency, the network has grown in ‘waves’ up to
this day. Up to this date, altogether four successful Waves have been launched, resulting in
212 accepted Living Labs. The ENoLL international non-profit association, as the legal
representative entity of the network, is headquartered in Brussels, at the heart of Europe.
What is a Living Lab?
A Living Lab is a real-life test and experimentation environment where users and
producers co-create innovations. Living Labs have been characterised by the European
Commission as Public-Private-People Partnerships (PPPP) for user-driven open
innovation.
A Living Lab employs four main activities:
Co-Creation: co-design by users and producers
Exploration: discovering emerging usages, behaviours and market opportunities
Experimentation: implementing live scenarios within communities of users
Evaluation: assessment of concepts, products and services according to socio-ergonomic,
socio-cognitive and socio-economic criteria.

ENoLL is a community of Living Labs with a sustainable strategy for enhancing
innovation on a systemic basis. The Association supports the evolution and the wide
uptake of the Living Lab paradigms throughout Europe and beyond.

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2 WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear friends,
2010 was once again a very busy year, both in terms of operations and in terms of steps forward
taken in the establishment of ENoLL legal body.
The European Network of Living Labs today is the result of a series of ambitious objectives that
have been reached and even surpassed, motivating the community and its members and providing a
platform and dynamic network for living labs globally.
For a number of years, since 2006, these objectives primarily concerned smaller group of members
committed to living labs and open user-driven innovation.
Now ENoLL has become a significant network in Europe; establishing a position also globally,
first by Waves of Membership, of which the 5th Wave was launched in Ghent in December 2010,
and more recently by opening a dialogue with various different actors for example in China,
Taiwan and Brazil. Along the way, ENoLL has also enlarged its scope of activities with the
support of the newly established ENoLL Office in Brussels.
Today, our ambition is no less than to set the worldwide standard in open and user-driven
innovation. This does not mean we have decided to change our core values of bottom up processes
and open community: it simply means we have decided to transform the way we operate in the
interest of offering and enhancing our growing number of members – now 212 – the support and
services they need.
With the significant growth of the network, the costs for administering the ENoLL Network have
grown as well. In order to satisfy new requirements, ENoLL General Assembly felt it was
necessary to introduce a new network administration fee for the year 2011 that will provide a stable
and predictable source of funds to enable ENoLL to meet its obligations as the network
administrator and central hub, and to maintain the quality of the activities.
These fees will enable ENoLL to provide more robust management and quality improvement
initiatives. Funding for such activities and initiatives will grow in direct proportion to the overall
growth of the network.
Lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues, friends and supporters from
community, our interlocuteurs in the European institutions; our member organisations for their
involvement and support; and in particular my colleagues in the ENoLL Council, which I have had
the honour to chair during the year 2010.
I also want to thank my colleagues in the Secretariat for their extraordinary commitment to ENoLL,
their high professionalism and their drive within the Secretariat team.
It is by acting together, that we form this dynamic community. And we look forward to continuing
this path, together, in the year to come!
Álvaro de Oliveira,
President of the European Network of Living Labs
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3 WHAT DO ENOLL MEMBERS SAY?
“I believe that the European Network of Living Labs will strengthen the European
Innovation System enabling to achieve an effective and sustainable basis for the Well
Being of our Society. Adequate international Living Lab strategic partnerships will
reinforce this endeavor.”
Álvaro de Oliveira, Alfamicro, ENoLL President
“ Initiated 2006, the European Network of Living Labs - ENoLL has grown into a global
network of 212 living labs that instrument user-powered real-life innovation activities in
more than 32 countries (2010). This non-profit network is the first of its kind. It
brings together innovation professionals with large groups of citizens/users - across
geographical administrative organisational and cultural borders - in joint innovation
actions to address people's every day needs and desires as well as major global
challenges."
Mikael Börjeson, CEO, CDT Sweden
“ENoLL is much more than a network of Living Lab actors. It is a platform to facilitate
mutual knowledge, promote a common agenda, link up with partners and build trusted
partnerships. It also provides an excellent channel for dialogue and strategic information
from the EU initiatives and other relevant networks.”
Pieter Ballon, Director, iLab.o/IBBT, Belgium
On the Living Lab Summer School 2010
“Thanks again to you and the organizing committee for the first summer school of LL. I
really appreciated the experience and it will help us get more local support with a clearer
message.”
“The summer school was indeed a great success, and I've already been able to apply the
results to practice.”

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4 ENOLL MEMBERSHIP

4.1 ADHERENT MEMBERS
Adherent members are organizations that represent a Living Lab, which was duly selected
according to the ENoLL selection process (‘Wave’). During this selection process,
adherent member applicants provide ENoLL with a motivated application as a Living Lab.
If the organisation meets the criteria set by the ENoLL association, adherent membership is
granted to the applying organisation. These members are included in the ENoLL
communication channels, and have the right to be present and participate in the ENoLL
activities.
The full list of ENoLL Adherent Members: http://www.openlivinglabs.eu/livinglabs

4.2 ASSOCIATED MEMBERS
Associated members are organizations (mainly companies, universities, cities,
departments) which are involved in the object and activities of the association, but who are
not selected according to the ENoLL selections process. These members pay the annual
membership fee.
Through payment of the annual membership fee they get access to the member activities,
but no voting rights in the General Assembly. They also get full rights to act and represent
ENoLL aisbl.
ENoLL Associated Members are (2010):

The European Society of Concurrent Enterprising Network (Esoce-Net)

Digital Media Service Innovations (Dimes)

The Aalto University School of Economics

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4.3 EFFECTIVE MEMBERS
Effective members are in the core of ENoLL activities, they have a vote in the organisation
and decide on the strategic directions of the association. Only approved Living Labs can
become effective members. Effective members pay the annual fee, and gain the following
rights:

Full rights to act, represent and vote at ENoLL aisbl

They can submit candidatures for the ENoLL elected bodies:

Council: Chair, Vice-Chairs, Treasurer, Secretariat

Chairs for Working Groups

Chairs Thematic Groups

ENoLL Effective Members 2010, are the following:

IBBT iLab.o

Kainuu Living Labs (Snowpolis)

Northern Rural0Urban Living Lab (NorthRULL)

Suuntaamo Tampere Central Region Living Lab

Laurea Living Labs

Helsinki Living Lab Forum Virium Helsinki

ICT Usage Lab

Greater Paris Region Living Lab / Cap Digital

Knowlegde Workers Living Lab

Thessaly Living Lab

Amsterdam Living Lab

Wireless Trondheim Living Lab

Fiapal Living Lab

Catalonia Digital Living Lab (i2Cat)

Living Lab Salud Andalucia

Rio Nacimiento Living Lab

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Botnia Living Lab

Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA)

Lightning Living Lab

Trentino as Lab

Levier

More information: http://www.openlivinglabs.eu/livinglabs/effectivemembers

5 ESTABLISHMENT OF ENOLL
Since the first workshop on European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) governance that
took place in Brussels in October 2007, the need of founding an ENoLL Association,
financed from membership fees, offering networking services and function as a platform.
Finally, 2010 this new ENoLL association is became a reality as ENoLL ASBL was
established as a legal entity as an International Non for Profit Association under Belgian
law. The founded ENoLL AISBL is a non profit, horizontal organisation, whose mission is
to support the evolution and the wide uptake of the Living Lab paradigms throughout
Europe.
The association has an open structure, with a core of fee-paying members and partners
supplemented by more informal networks of policy-makers and individual
users/enthusiasts. The Association comprises effective members, adherent members and
associated members.

6 ENOLL GOVERNANCE
ENoLL President (January 2010 -)
Álvaro Duarte de Oliveira
ENoLL Vice President (January 2010 -)
Roberto Santoro

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ENoLL Vice President (January 2010 -)
Jarmo Eskelinen
ENoLL Council 2010:
Chair

Alvaro DUARTE DE OLIVEIRA

Vice Chair

Roberto SANTORO

Vice Chair

Jarmo ESKELINEN

Secretary

Pieter BALLON

Treasurer

Mikael BORJESON

Vice Treasurer

Kirsi LINDFORS

ENoLL Council Members:
Dave Carter

Manchester Digital Development Agency, MDDA

Ana Garcia

Institute for Innovation on Human Wellbeing, I2BC

Tuija Hirvikoski

Laurea University of Applied Sciences, Laurea Living Labs

Martti Hyry

University of Oulu, NorthRULL

Bernhard Katzy

CeTIM, Knowledge Workers Living Lab

Seija Kulkki

Aalto University, CKIR

Pasi Laajala

KAINUU Living Lab, Snowpolis Vuokatti Ltd.

Bidatzi Marin

IAVANTE Foundation, Living Lab Salud Andalucia

Veli-Pekka Niitamo

Digital Service Media Innovations Finland, DIMES

Ivan Pilati

Trentino as Lab

Artur Serra

i2cat Fundacio

Philippe Roy

Cap Digital Paris Region

Brigitte Trousse

INRIA, ICT Usage Lab

Daan Velthausz

Amsterdam Innovation Motor, AIM

6.1 ENOLL STATUTORY MEETINGS 2010
23/1/2010

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First General Assembly, Brussels, Belgium

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22/2/2010

Extraordinary General Assembly, Brussels, Belgium

13/4/2010

Informal Council Meeting, Valencia, Spain

23/6/2010

Council Meeting, Lugano, Switzerland

27/8/2010

Council Meeting, Helsinki, Finland

28/9/2010

Extraordinary General Assembly, Brussels, Belgium

19/11/2010

Council Meeting (Teleconference)

13/12/2010

General Assembly, Brussels, Belgium

6.2 ENOLL OFFICE
As of August 2010, ENoLL Secretariat welcomed a new staff member in the beginning of
August as Anna Kivilehto joined the team in the new position of Network Manager at the
ENoLL Office. The Office is based in Brussels, at IBBT, and currently employing one
person and the Office serves as the official single contact point for queries concerning the
network and its activities.
In April 2010, followed by the establishment of ENoLL International Non-Profit
Association and ENoLL Office, the network published its new website
(www.openlivinglabs.eu) and monthly ENoLL Newsletter (e-bulletin).
The monthly ENoLL Newsletter has been subscribed by over 500 individuals, and by the
end of the year 2011, 8 volumes have been distributed. All individuals interested
subscribing the ENoLL Newsletter can do so (not only restricted to members).
6.3 ENOLL IN SOCIAL MEDIA
ENoLL is presented by following social media (and maintained by ENoLL Office):

Scribd

Flickr

Twitter

Delicious

Slideshare

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6.4 ENOLL EVENTS
16/1/2010

ENoLL Eurocities Joint Workshop, Brussels, Belgium

13/4/2010

ENoLL 4th Wave and Bar Camp, Valencia, Spain

13/12/2010

ENoLL Thematic Domain Apollon Joint Workshop, Ghent,
Belgium

14/12/2010

Living Labs and Smart Cities-day, Ghent, Belgium

7 ENOLL 5 PILLARS OF ACTIVITIES (ENOLL WORK GROUPS)
The ENoLL Strategy 2010 included five strategies, corresponding to five key words –
Direction, Innovation, Thematisation, Partnership-building, and Internationalisation – and
the five ENoLL operational Work Groups.
Below the list of ENoLL Work Groups established 2010, with their Coordinators and
Deputy Coordinators, including the created mailing lists for these Work Groups.

7.1 DIRECTION
ENoLL Strategic Planning Work Group provides ENoLL with a clear strategic direction
responding to member needs:

Constitute the ENoLL Strategy Work Group to analyse and review strategic
directions for ENoLL, updating the strategy on a 6-monthly basis.

Implementation follow-up

Facilitate communication between the activities of all ENoLL Work Groups, to
harmonize efforts and coordinate strategies.

Use ENoLL meetings as opportunities to interact, listen, learn and enjoy, in order to
build the ENoLL strategy bottom-up and respond to the needs and concerns of its
members.

Promote the adoption of built-in impact assessment approaches in all ENoLL
activities in order to validate strategic assumptions and favour the scaling-up / rollout of Living Lab methodologies and services.

Support research, projects and actions along the lifecycle of ENoLL, its domains
and cross border and international collaboration.

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ENoLL Strategic Planning Work Group
Coordinator Alvaro Oliveira
Deputy Coordinator Jesse Marsh
Contact: operation-wg@lists.enoll.org

7.2 INNOVATION
Future Internet, Living Labs and Social Innovation Work Groups aims at making ENoLL
itself a Living Lab for open innovation tools and methods:

Constitute the Future Internet, Living Lab and Social Innovation Work Group to
keep ENoLL at the forefront of promoting citizen driven social innovation and
behavioural transformations for a sustainable and happier society.

Establish strong linkages between ENoLL and networks dealing with innovation
from a range of disciplinary standpoints (academic, technology, business,
sociology, design, etc), managing a coordinated program of participation in events
and conferences.

Foster interaction between on-going Living Lab projects in different domains, and
pool ENoLL member publications, presentations, videos etc. into a common
resource library.

Pool ENoLL members’ developments and creativity to support open innovation,
participation and governance as well as peer-to-peer technology transfer services
(e.g. an ENoLL “Apps store” for sharing common LL platforms and apps, gadgets
and widgets developed by members).

Support research, projects and actions to integrate the Living Lab methodologies
with other current Innovation paradigms and theoretical frameworks. Examples of
relevant technologies and how they may be employed for smart buildings, Cities
and Regions

Future Internet, LL and Social Innovation Convergence Work Group
Coordinator Jo Pierson
Deputy Coordinator Pieter Ballon
Contact: future-internet-wg@lists.enoll.org

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7.3 THEMATISATION
Thematic Domain Living Lab Work Group aims to strengthen the role of Thematic
Domain Networks to clarify the Living Lab contribution:

Use high-visibility Thematic Domain Networks such as Energy to promote Living
Labs as a central element of the policy response to key social challenges as they
emerge.

Draw up a common regulation for Thematic Domain Networks to allow for clear
functioning and allocation of responsibilities and to favour the decentralisation of
ENoLL activities.

Set in place a coordinated program for Thematic Domain Network Leaders to
manage political and policy links with relevant DGs and Ministries and with key
industry leaders, using ENoLL to promote transversal, cross-sector innovation
strategies.

Give visibility to Thematic Domain Network Leader organisations by hosting
ENoLL events and meetings in order to reinforce ENoLL’s presence across Europe
and learn from different thematic approaches and cultures.

Thematic Domain Living Labs Work Group is divided into eight thematic domains:

Health (eHealth, Preventive Care, Well-being)

Energy and Environment

Media and Creativity

Regions Rural and Territories

SMEs. Entrepreneurship, Manufacturing

Social Inclusion

Transportation, Mobility

Smart Cities (Smart Citizens)

Thematic Domain Work Group held a joint workshop with the Apollon-project on the
Living Lab cross-border and cross-thematic cooperation in Ghent, Belgium on 13th of
December 2010.
See the presentations from the event: http://www.slideshare.net/openlivinglabs
See the summary of discussion on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/openlivinglabs
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Coordinator Tuija Hirvikoski
Deputy Coordinator Roberto Santoro
Contact: thematic-domain-wg@lists.enoll.org

7.4 PARTNERSHIP-BUILDING
ENoLL Policy Coordination Work Group aim is to broaden and deepen ENoLL’s political
and funding base in Europe:

Constitute the Policy Coordination Group to identify the policy impact of Living
Labs and promote strategic trans-European alliances among the main Living Lab
stakeholder groups: business, government, research and citizens.

Map the funding and sustainability structures of ENoLL members and coordinate
funding opportunities from different sources to attract public and private
investment, including the promotion of innovative approaches such as PreCommercial Procurement.

Promote the development of trans-European ENoLL services that can be offered by
different partner constituencies e.g. venture capital, open innovation programmes of
multi-national industries, NGO support for sustainability programmes, etc.

Coordinate the links between national Member State Living Lab networks and
funding programmes and ENoLL, and coordinate the promotion of ENoLL
objectives across EU presidencies.

Create a Work Group to support local/regional/ funds to integrate Living Labs
methodologies in their policies, projects and actions and aggregate funding
opportunities (LL funding opportunities laboratory) that could help spreading the
Living Labs methodology.

Policy Coordination Work Group
Coordinator Seija Kulkki
Deputy Coordinator Bernhard Katzy
Contact: policy-coordination-wg@lists.enoll.org

7.5 INTERNATIONALISATION
Foreign Affairs Ambassadors aim to extend ENoLL to a global reach.

Clarify the role of non-European Living Labs in ENoLL aisb in order to ensure a
more effective participation.

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Constitute the Foreign Affairs Office with Ambassadors for key global regions:
Asia, North and South America, Central and Eastern Europe, Euro-Med, or Africa.

Establish links with international organisations (FAO, UNESCO, World Bank etc.)
and organise joint events to promote the role of Living Labs in international
development programmes.

Focus the 5th Wave Call on achieving a global reach for ENoLL

Coordinators of the specific groups:

Africa, Daan Velthausz

Asia, Jarmo Eskelinen

North and South America, Alvaro Oliveira

Central and Eastern Europe, Joze Gricar

Foreign Affairs Ambassadors
Coordinator Jarmo Eskelinen
Deputy Coordinator Alvaro Oliveira
Contact: foreign-affairs-wg@lists.enoll.org

8 ENOLL EXPANSION – GROWING NETWORK
On April 14, 2010 in Valencia, ENoLL announced its fourth wave results. The call for new
members had been announced in January and 117 applications were received. The
evaluation process, as carried out in previous waves, resulted in 83 accepted new members
to the global network of living labs.
This increased the number ENoLL living labs into 212, out of which 25 are outside of
Europe, now also covering four other continents (North and South America, Africa and
Asia).
On the 14th of December 2010, ENoLL will open the 5th Wave of Call for Memberships in
Ghent (Belgium) in conjunction with the Future Internet Week, supported by the Belgian
EU-Presidency.

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9 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR 2010

9.1 WORKSHOP ON SMART CITIES CALL CIP ICT-PSP
On the 26, January 2010, a workshop was organised by ENoLL, supported by CO-LLABS,
EUROCITIES and APOLLON. The workshop was divided in networking, starting in the
morning and Co-creating in the afternoon.
The networking sessions started with three presentation: the first one, presented by Mr.
Roberto Santoro, focused on the opportunity of co-creating "smart" commons through the
Open System of Living Labs Community. Dave Carter showed then the role of Smart
Cities as Creative Cities emphasising challenges and opportunities and the need of a real
citizen engagement. In the last presentation Dr. Prof. Pieter Ballon offered an overview of
the just started APOLLON project (Advanced Pilots of Living Labs Operating in
Networks) aimed at demonstrating the positive impacts of cross-border domain-specific
Living Lab networks.
Participants were given the opportunity to present and discuss their experience and ideas
with a view towards development of Call 4 Pilot B proposals. On basis of this session, four
thematic domains emerged as a basis for Pilot B proposals. A joint co-creating session was
organized in four parallel working groups to elaborate the potential Pilot B proposals. The
groups elaborated their proposals focusing on three aspects: ideas that make a city "smart",
innovative services to be delivered by Smart Cities based on Future Internet technologies
and existing platforms made available by involved Cities and LLs.
All together five proposals to this call for proposals were directly facilitated by ENoLL.
Finally three succeeded in bidding for this highly competitive CIP ICT Policy Support
Programme Call, which received over 40 proposals. ENoLL is partner in three of the
successful proposals, taking part in the dissemination activities.
More information on APOLLON: http://www.apollon-pilot.eu/

9.2 4TH WAVE AND LIVING LAB BAR CAMP IN VALENCIA

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On April 13, 2010 European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) organized a Living Lab
Bar Camp in Valencia to warm up the new and older livinlabbers. The stage was open for
all spontaneous speeches and presentations, and the Camp gave a sneak preview for the
contents behind the news given out the next day. On April 14, 2010 European Network of
Living Labs announced its fourth wave results.
The official Launch Event of the Fourth wave ENoLL members on April 14th was
honoured of the presence of Mr Juan Tomas Hernani, General Secretary of Innovation of
Spain and Mr Zoran Stančič, Deputy Director-General, European Commission, DG
Information Society and Media. The afternoon of the 14th was dedicated to presentation of
activities and prospects on Future Internet and living labs. The innovation policies worldwide call for end-user participation; living labs offer not only a platform engaging them,
but an eco-system to produce demand-driven services while bridging the gap between ICT
R&D and applications on various ICT implementing domains (transport, health, energy, egovernance).
Valencia collected several events to be held during the same week. The main conference
was for the European Framework RTD Programme “From economical recovery to
sustainability”. "Energy Efficient Building (EeB)" PPP, "Factories of the Future (FoF)"
PPP, "Green Car (GC)" PPP and "Future Internet (FI)" PPP were launched on that week in
Valencia. Side events within the week include meetings of E2B Association, EFFRA, the
4th Future Internet Assembly and other co-located events organized together with the
European Commission.
More information on the event: http://www.openlivinglabs.eu/news/unforgettable-valencia

9.3 FIRST LIVING LAB SUMMER SCHOOL
The first European Living Lab Summer School was held in Paris at the Cité des sciences et
de l'industrie – la Villette on the 25. -27. August 2010. It was initiated by the Ami
Community “Learning open innovation and living labs” created at the end of the year
2009.
The Summer School was organized by two French living labs (ICT Usage Lab, Integrative
Usage Lab) Esocenet and Unbla. It gathered more than 80 participants coming from 24
countries including Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, Senegal and Singapore.
During these three days of Summer School, the participants’ enthusiastic interaction
produced a landscape of practices and research knowledge as well as a roadmap,
contributing to major societal issues in innovation. The Living Lab Summer School 2010
pursues its working process towards a Living Lab Handbook.
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LL SS 2010 (AMI community):
http://www.ami-communities.eu/wiki/Learning_Living_Lab_and_Open_Innovation
Proceedings of the LL Summer School:
http://www-sop.inria.fr/llss2010/

9.4 ENOLL COOPERATION WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
In September 2010, ENoLL signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Food and
Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
On the 25th of November ENoLL signed a Memorandum of Understanding on City
Administration and Public Service Innovation with Beijing City Administration
Information System and Equipment Center (CAISEC) and an agreement of collaboration
with the Ubiquitous Network Industry and Technology Development Forum (UNITED).

9.5 LAUNCH OF THE 5TH WAVE AT LIVING LABS AND SMART CITIES-DAY
During the Living Labs and Smart Cities –day on the 14th of December 2010, the 5th Wave
of Living Labs Call for Membership applications was launched.
The event included Pilot B project public launch in the 2010 CIP Call for “Open
Innovation for future Internet-enabled Services in “smart” Cities”. These projects have the
aim of accelerating the uptake of innovative Internet-based technologies and services in
cities. Each of the pilots applies user-driven open innovation methodologies across
networks of smart cities, which involve citizens as co-producer of content and services.
More information: http://livinglabs-ghent.fi-week.eu/
Presentations: http://www.slideshare.net/openlivinglabs/
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9.6 ENOLL PROJECT INVOLVEMENT

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ENoLL participated as project partner in three 2,5 year projects (beginning from
November 2010) in dissemination activities funded under the EU CIP ICT PSP Pilot Bprojects.
SMARTiP
SMARTiP project ‘Smart Metropolitan Areas Realized Through Innovation & People’
coordinated by the Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA) in partnership with
Peoples Voice Media and the University of Manchester.
EPIC
EPIC European Platform for Intelligent Cities will create a pan-European platform for
web-based infrastructures and software as service” that enables smart cities to learn from
one another and exchange in practical working models in a real life context.
PERIPHERIA
Peripheria (Networked Smart Peripheral Cities for Sustainable Lifestyles) aims to deploy
convergent Future Internet platforms and innovative services for the promotion of
sustainable lifestyles and workstyles in and across emergent networks of ‘smart’ peripheral
cities in Europe. The project develops the Living Lab premise of shifting technology R&D
out of the laboratory and into the real world in a systemic blend of technological with
social innovation.
Seven pilots on "Open innovation for Internet-enabled services in smart cities" selected
under
CIP:
http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/livinglabs/openinnovation/index_en.htm

9.7 GNSS LIVING LAB PRIZE
Supported by the FP7 project GAINS (Galileo Advanced Innovation Services), the first
GNSS Living Lab Prize was established as part of the European Satellite Navigation
Competition 2010, aiming at connecting GNSS related ideas and business opportunities to
the real life validation settings offered by Living Labs.

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In this context, Living Labs could provide GNSS Industry with use testing and validation
services for new products/services/applications, while, at the same time, paving the way
for the potential adoption of the experienced services. From 57 ideas that have been
submitted from May to July 2010, three ideas have been selected as winners in the
categories energy, health and media and were awarded on 18 October 2010.
The 2nd stage of the GNSS Living Lab Prize called for interested Living Labs to submit
proposals for launching pilots for the three winning ideas. This Open Call for Living Labs
will select three Living Labs, who will get the opportunity of hosting a "reality check trial"
with one of the winning ideas in their own Living Lab environment, with the involvement
of relevant user communities and potential future customers.
On The 7th of December a Match Making of Living Lab and SMEs took place in Rome in
the framework of the ESoCE Net Industry Forum User Driven Open Innovation For SMEs
In Advanced Service-product development. SMEs holding a Business idea have chair
dedicated Multi-stakeholder Tables to identify practical steps forward for the launch of
joint initiatives and to discuss and negotiate terms and conditions for conducting reality
checks trials with the ENoLL Living Labs. The call will close on 15 January 2011.
More information: http://esoce.net/p3.asp?file=YC2010/Program10.htm
Call documentation: http://www.livinglabs.galileo-masters.eu/
9.8 CONNECTED SMART CITIES NETWORK
On November 18, 2010, some 200 professionals from across Europe gathered in Helsinki,
Finland, for the Connected Smart Cities Conference -- a convening of practitioners,
academics and both public and private sector representatives committed to advancing the
Smart City development.
The conference was organized jointly by the City of Helsinki together with the EU-funded
FIREBALL –project, Forum Virium Helsinki, Culminatum Innovation, Aalto University
and European Network of Living Labs. The afternoon event was moderated by the ENoLL
Vice President Jarmo Eskelinen (FVH) including interventions from Alvaro Oliveira
(ENoLL President), Pieter Ballon (ENoLL Secretariat), Petra Turkama (Aalto University,
Apollon-project).
During the day, the blend of those interested in future internet, user-driven innovation (i.e
living labs) in city context-- a growing cadre -- enjoyed the opportunity of meeting and
learning from each other; discussing and clarifying common goals and different
experiences; hoping to shape concrete strategies for Smart City advancement.

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The day witnessed the launch of the Connected Smart Cities Network of the core cities of
Fireball, namely Amsterdam, Manchester, Lisbon, Barcelona and Helsinki, will continue to
work closely with EUROCITIES network and European Network of Living Labs,
exchanging best practices and hoping to find new ways forward to boost and sustain the
capacity for open innovation, co-production and sustainability to future internet enable
services in cities across Europe.
The Conference was constructed around two sessions: the morning official part, followed
by the afternoon presentations of different Smart City-projects and further moving on to
even questioning the overall landscape of the Smart Cities and the sustainability of EUfunded projects. Each Q&A session began with a brief presentation by the moderator,
followed by colourful discussion and debate. The event even created a somewhat heated
debate on Twitter, by both believers and skeptics. As one of them pointed out: “Biggest
takeaway from today is that smart cities, sensors and open data etc are not Internet fads but
EU level priorities”.
The event portal: http://events.forumvirium.fi/smartcities2010/
Presentations from the event: http://www.slideshare.net/openlivinglabs/edit_my_uploads
FIREBALL: http://www.fireball4smartcities.eu/
Helsinki Showcase video: http://vimeo.com/16425674

9.9 ENOLL STRATEGIC COOPERATION WITH CHINA
ENoLL President Álvaro de Oliveira was one of the key speakers at the Helsinki Region
Innovation Days, held on 13-14 October 2010 at the Finnish pavilion during the Shanghai
World Expo devoted to "Better City, Better Life". The themes included user-driven
innovation and co-operation between European and Finnish partners and China.
During the Forum Virium Helsinki organized session, ENoLL President gave a
presentation on “The European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) – from Policy to
Methodology”. After presenting ENoLL evolution as a pillar of the European Innovation
System he illustrated the Living Labs international collaboration with the case of the
Brazilian Network of Living Labs, which raised enormous interest among the Chinese
participants and created the opportunity to strengthen the innovation cooperation with
China.

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The moderator of the day, Jarmo Eskelinen (ENoLL Vice President, CEO, Forum Virium
Helsinki) focused on Smart Citizens and Smart Cities. Forum Virium Helsinki’s Smart
City Project Area is involved in the development of digital urban services that make
travelling and living in the city easier. It focuses especially on ubiquitous technology technologies that are thoroughly integrated into everyday objects and activities.
Furthermore, in November, ENoLL President was invited back to Beijing for developing
ENoLL - Chinese strategic relationship in areas such as Urban Living Labs, Smart City
services, IoT, and where he met with Vice President of Beijing Academy of Science and
Technology (BJAST), the largest local scientific research institute in China, directly
belonging to Beijing Municipality and a meeting with MOST (Ministry of Science and
Technology in China) including BMSTC (Beijing Municipal Science and Technology
Committee). Oliveira also gave a speech at the Global Internet of Things Conference 2010
on the importance of user-driven innovation in smart city environments.
Global Internet of Things Conference 2010:
http://www.giotc.com/en/index.php

9.10 NEW ENOLL COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND SERVICES
During 2010 ENoLL was further improving information access and communications,
including a whole new house style (new logos) and the drafting of ENoLL Communication
Strategy.
ENoLL Portal, was launched in April 2010, with new member profiles, continuously
updated news section, including all the basic information on the network. Portal has a own
members section featuring repository of official ENoLL documents, funding information
and member events.
ENoLL Newsletter, during the year 2010, 8 monthly newsletters been launched, featuring
highlights, members news, and upcoming events calendar. Currently ENoLL has
approximately 500 newsletters subscribers. According to the statistic the click-to-open rate
has been well above 30%, which means that of every 10 emails delivered to the inbox, 3
were actually opened and then clicked a link featured in the newsletter (Addemar system
benchmark is 25%).
ENoLL in Social Media, on twitter ENoLL has around 300 followers, and regular tweets
have been launched weekly. ENoLL Slideshare has been popular, with growing amount of
views and downloads. Scribd account has also been activated recently with already over
2000 views and 10 followers. ENoLL has also published pictures of all the recent events
on Flickr. Including this, ENoLL Vimeo account has been established with the first video
of the summary of the ENoLL Apollon Thematic Domain workshop in Ghent).

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ENoLL Communication Strategy has been approved by the ENoLL General Assembly.
The document included the analysis of the current situation, target groups, overall values
and objectives for communication. It also describes the different communication tools in
use, and tentative action plan (including evaluation). The communication strategy will be
regularly reviewed and updated and a detailed evaluation report will be provided during
2011.

10 REPRESENTATION IN 2010
ENoLL has been represented by its members in various different events, below a few of
these. The list is not exhaustive, and it is expected that additional important events have
taken place. It provides a very strong sample of ENoLL Members commitment.
Summary of activities in speeches and presentations 2010
Álvaro Duarte de Oliveira, ENoLL President
10-13/5/2010 The International Network for SMEs (INSME), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
23-24/3/2010 Promoting Innovation through Pre-Commercial Procurement, Brussels,
Belgium
1/6/2010 European Initiative Danube Region on the eSilk & eAmber Roads, Brussels,
Belgium
20-23/6/2010 23rd BLED eConference, Bled, Slovenia
25-27/8/2010 Innovating for Transformation Renewal Through Collective Entrepreneural
Action, CKIR-Conference
27/7/2010 Paradiso Expert Panel, Brussels, Belgium
5/10 Open Days Workshop, Brussels, Belgium
6/10/2010 2010 International Forum on SME E-Enablement, Taipei, Taiwan
13-14/10/2010 Helsinki Greater Region Innovation Days, World Expo 2010, Shanghai,
China
27-29/10/2010 eChallenges, Warsova, Poland
13/11/2010 FÓRUM DE DESENVOVIMENTO ECONÓMICO 2010, Lisbon, Portugal
18/11/2010 Connected Smart Cities Conference, Helsinki, Finland
25/11/2010 Innovation 2.0 and City Management, Beijing, China
23-24/11/2010 GIoTC Conference, Beijing, China

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14/12/2010 Living Labs and Smart Cities Conference, Ghent, Belgium
16/12/2010 FIA Smart Cities panel, Ghent, Belgium
Roberto Santoro, ENoLL Vice President
26/1/2010 EUROCITIES, Living Labs and Future Internet Communities Networking for
CIP-ICT-PSP proposals development, Brussels, Belgium
27/1/2010 Regional living lab policy for the benefit of SMEs, Brussels, Belgium
3-5/3/2010 Galileo Application Days, Brussels, Belgium
26/3/2010 First Conference on Knowledge Centers, Barcelona, Spain
24/6/2010 ICE 2010, Lugano, Switzerland
13/12/2010 Pre-Commercial Procurement Actions in ICT, Brussels, Belgium
Jarmo Eskelinen, ENoLL Vice President
13-14/10/2010 Helsinki Greater Region Innovation Days, World Expo 2010, Shanghai,
China
18/11/2010 Connected Smart Cities Conference, Helsinki Finland
14/12/2010 Living Labs and Smart Cities Conference, Ghent, Belgium
Pieter Ballon, ENoLL Secretariat
9/1/2010 ERRIN ICT Work Group Briefing
26/1/2010 EUROCITIES, Living Labs and Future Internet Communities Networking for
CIP-ICT-PSP proposals development, Brussels, Belgium
20-23/6/2010 23rd BLED eConference, Bled, Slovenia
28/9/2010 ICT 2010, Open Innovation – Beyond the Hype, Brussels, Belgium
2/11/2010 Finnish Universities of Applied Sciences, Brussels, Belgium
14/12/2010 Living Labs and Smart Cities Conference, Ghent, Belgium
Mikael Börjeson, Council Member (Treasurer)
13-14/4/2010 ENoLL 4th Wave, Valencia, Spain
16/12/2010 FIA Smart Cities panel, Ghent, Belgium
Veli-Pekka Niitamo, Council Member
10-13/5/2010 The International Network for SMEs (INSME), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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28.6.-8/7/2010 Aalto Camp for Societal Innovation, Espoo, Finland
Tuija Hirvikoski, ENoLL Council Member, Thematic Domain LL WG Coordinator
11/1/2010 INSIGHT Talk held at Alexandra Ball, GIS Convention Hall, National Taiwan
University (NTU)A, Taiwan
12/1/2010 Keynote speech “Human side of managing and learning in Living Labs – How
do they appear in some European Living Labs?” International Symposium of Living Lab
Driven Innovation, Taipei, Taiwan
6.-14/1/2010 National Taiwan University, benchmarking, consultation, collaboration and
presentations, Taipei, Taiwan
15/1/2010 EU Future Internet and Smart Cities event, presentation on health related smart
cities initiative, Brussels, Belgium
25-27/1/2010 Eurocities workshop, Brussels, Belgium
3.-6/2/2010 Steering an International Advisory Board meeting, Levi, Finland
23.-28/2/2010 Presentation on Living Labs and Integrated Preventive Health and Social
Care Services Service Cluster Model in International Perspective in the field of health care
at the Knowledge Cluster Initiative, (Global Cluster Linkage Program,) , Sendai, Japan
28.6.-8/7/2010 Aalto Camp for Societal Innovation, facilitating the open innovation
process aiming at societal innovation, Espoo, Finland
6.-8/6/2010 Facilitating an International Research Review committee meeting, Helsinki,
Finland
25-27/8/2010 Renewal through Collective Entrepreneurial Action, Aalto University,
Helsinki CKIR Workshop on INNOVATING FOR TRANSFORMATION” organized by
the Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research (CKIR) of Aalto School of Economics,
in collaboration with the Finnish Innovation Fund (Sitra) and the Finnish Ministry of
Employment and the Economy (TEM).
30/8-4/9/2010 7th World Technopolis Association (WTA) International Conference,
Technology Enriched Smart City, Hsinsu, Taiwan
7.-8/9/2010 Steering a benchmarking session regarding the Living Labs, national
innovation system and open innovation with the representatives of the Taiwanese
Innovation and Research council and Ministry and university representatives, Helsinki,
Finland
15 -16/9/2010 Ambient Assisted Living Conference, Steering Group meeting, Odense,
Denmark
5.-7/9/2010 Steering Laurea International Advisory Board meeting, Stockholm, Sweden
13/10/2010 Chairing the Active Innovation Net workshop, Asian European collaboration,
User driven innovation in Aging Societies, participants from Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
and Finland, Helsinki, Finland
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28/9/2010 ICT 2010 Networking event, Brussels, Belgium
4/11/2010 “The Users Co-creating the Future” Seminar for the Baltic Sea area Living
Labs, Vantaa, Finland
6/12/2010 Presentation on how the Laurea Living Lab concept contributes SMEs. USER
DRIVEN OPEN INNOVATION FOR SMES IN ADVANCED SERVICE-PRODUCT
DEVELOPMENT ESoCE Industry Forum, Rome, Italy
7/12/2010 Participating the Match Making event among SMEs and Living Labs ESoCENet Industrial forum, Round table about the reality check regarding the innovation
competition winner CPM- Cardiac Power Monitoring for preventive and rehabilitative
physical training, Rome, CPM Volker Tank from Kreative Technologie LWU, Rome, Italy
13/12/2010 Facilitating an ENoLL Apollon Joint Workshop, Ghent, Belgium
Dave Carter, ENoLL Council Member
26/1/2010 EUROCITIES, Living Labs and Future Internet Communities Networking for
CIP-ICT-PSP proposals development, Brussels, Belgium
18/11/2010 Connected Smart Cities Conference, Helsinki, Finland
14/12/2010 Living Labs and Smart Cities Conference, Ghent, Belgium

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11 REFERENCES

11.1 ABBREVIATIONS AND TERMINOLOGY
AISBL

ENoLL international non-profit making association under Belgian law

Associated

Associated members are organizations which are involved in the object and
activities of the association, but who are not selected according to the ENoLL
selections process. These members pay the annual membership fee. They are
mainly companies, universities, cities, departments, etc...

Council

“Council” is used synonymously with ENoLL AISBL Executive Board, as defined
in AISBL ByLaws

Directors

Members of the AISBL Executive Board Directors are used synonymously with
“Council Members”.

Domain

Shared area of interest among Living Lab actors. There are different types of areas
like: Application areas (automotive, eHealth, public transportation etc),
geographical areas (Urban, Rural etc) or demographic areas (young people, elderly
people, kids in school etc).

Effective

Adherent members can choose to become Effective members, and have a vote in
the organisation and strategic directions of the ENoLL association. Only approved
Living Labs can become effective members.

ENoLL

European Network of Living Labs

GA

General Assembly

GM

General Meeting

IBBT

Interdisciplinar Instituut vor Breedbandtechnologie
(Acting host of ENoLL Secretariat)

Innovation

An asset or asset generation process, which has a well defined and recognized
value and is an evidence of significant novelty and creativity.

LL

Living Lab

Living Lab

A Living Lab is a system enabling people, users/buyers of services and products, to
take active roles as contributors and co-creators in the research, development and
innovation process.

UDI

User-driven Innovation

User

An individual person who works with, is beneficiary of or otherwise depends on
the innovation being created in a Living Lab. Users includes individuals in many
different roles along the innovation value chain such as; inventors, developers,
(re)sellers, providers, buyers, customers and end users.

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