The Living Labbers webinar series of the European Network of Living Labs showcases the variety of Living Labs across the globe. Realised in collaboration with the iSCAPE and UNaLab projects, the webinars are structured around the Urban Living Lab framework: providing insight to various aspects of Living Lab's contexts, innovations, governance & financing models, and even some personal view to their way of working and the people involved. Next up in the series we present to you the award winning research from Abdoulrasoul Habibipour from Botnia Living Lab. Botnia Living Lab is an
The Living Labbers webinar series of the European Network of Living Labs showcases the variety of Living Labs across the globe. Realized in collaboration with iSCAPE and the UNaLab project, the webinars are structured around the Urban Living Lab framework: providing insight to various aspects of Living Lab's contexts, innovations, governance & financing models, and even some personal view to their way of working and the people involved. First up in the series we present to you Krakow Technology Park. Krakow Technology Park is one of the key actors in co-creating and implementing
The Living Labbers webinar series of the European Network of Living Labs showcases the variety of Living Labs across the globe. Realised in collaboration with iSCAPE and the UNaLab project, the webinars are structured around the Urban Living Lab framework: providing insight to various aspects of Living Lab's contexts, innovations, governance & financing models, and even some personal view to their way of working and the people involved. First up in the series we present to you Genève Lab. Genève Lab’s main goal is to help improve public administration services by involving local
The Municipality of Genova organised three co-creation workshops that took place between March and April 2018. With the European Awareness Scenario Workshop methodology, citizens, representatives of local associations, urban planners, geology experts and the staff working for the Municipality of Genova, came together to create a vision, propose their ideas, and discuss their implementation. Results that arose from the co-creation activity were evaluated by designers and the municipality to ensure their technical and economic feasibility.     The first co-creation workshop
The UNaLab project organised a nature-based solutions workshop at the Nordic Edge Expo & Conference in Stavanger, Norway, with the title ‘Co-creating Smart Nature-based Liveable Spaces – Necessary Solutions for Real Life Challenges’. The aim of the workshop was to explore urban challenges that our European cities are tackling, such as flooding, pollution and densification, and to co-create potential solutions to these challenges. The session kicked off with an introduction to urban living labs and nature-based solutions, which was given by Sami Kazi, the coordinator of the UNaLab
In 2018, the first Urban Living Lab training sessions kicked off in UNaLab front-runner cities Eindhoven, Genova and Tampere. Selected personnel from the municipalities were engaged in sessions to learn or expand their knowledge on the Urban Living Lab framework, Stakeholder Management Plan and to discuss with the experts the staff roles needed to run a Living Lab, amongst other pressing topics. All sessions were tailored to specific cities’ needs based on their Living Lab maturity. For that reason, different experts from the European Network of Living Labs conducted the trainin
In the last week of November, UNaLab project partners met to exchange ideas, report on the progress made and define the next steps. The meeting took place in Basaksehir Living Lab in Istanbul, where we had the opportunity to see work of the Living Lab – such as a mobile health station and a smart house. ENoLL’s main role in the project is to guide UNaLab cities (Eindhoven, Genova, Tampere, Prague, Cannes, Castellon, Stavanger and Basaksehir) in developing Urban Living Labs and to monitor co-creatio
OpenLivingLab Days (OLLD) is the annual gathering of the global Living Lab community. A space for public officials, companies, entrepreneurs, academics and innovators to connect and work together: To create new products and services, to set the basis for debate and exploration of theories, and to discuss and process policy recommendations within the practical elements of open and user-driven innovation. Through interactive panel discussions, hands-on workshops with leading experts and site visits to our local partners, OLLD offers an exclu
The ENoLL team was at the Nordic Edge Expo & Conferance running a workshop within the scope of the UNaLab project titled Co-creating Smart Nature-based Liveable Spaces – Necessary Solutions for Real Life Challenges. The workshop, which was held on 26th September, was co-organised with ERRIN and its Smart Cities Working Group members Eindhoven, Stavanger Region EU Office and Cities Northern Netherlands. We used the CoCo toolkit methodology, which was developed by ENoLL Member Laurea University and allowed an interactive session for all par
The aim of the Urban Living Lab training is to support UNaLab front-runner cities in setting up and running their Urban Living Labs. ULL methodologies and tools are utilized in defining, testing, evaluating and implementing NBS in a co-creative manner. By involving all the stakeholders throughout the process, from public, private and academic institutions as well as the citizens themselves, the ULL methodology facilitates a structured, iterative decision-making process for the successful implementation of NBS. Living Lab methodologies are iterative by nature, context dependent and adaptable

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  • European Network of Living Labs

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 730052 Topic: SCC-2-2016-2017: Smart Cities and Communities Nature based solutions