What is ENoLL?

The European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) is the international, non-profit, independent association of benchmarked Living Labs. 

 

Living Labs are real-life test and experimentation environments that foster co-creation and open innovation among the main actors of the Quadruple Helix Model, namely: 

 

  • Citizens 
  • Government 
  • Industry 
  • Academia 

ENoLL facilitates knowledge exchange, joint actions and project partnerships between its historically labelled +480 members in Europe and worldwide 

 

Its aim is to promote the Living Labs concept in order to influence EU policies, enhance Living Labs and enable their implementation at a global level. 

History

2006

ENoLL is founded in November 2006 under the Finnish Presidency of the Council of The European Union (EU)

The first phase of the European Network of Living Labs consists of 20 Living Labs in 15 EU member states

2008

April 2008
Slovenian presidency of the European Union, ENoLL „3rd wave”call for membership applications in Brussels

2009

4th Wave of ENoLL members under the Swedish Presidency

ENoLL in 2010
- 188 EU Living Labs
- 24 Living Labs outside the EU
- Formed Brazilian Network of Living Labs
- China Network of Living Labs (Emerging CNoLL)
- Africa Network of Living Labs (Emerging ANoLL)

ENoLL first Living Labs Summer School in Paris, France

Highlights
- 236 EU Living Labs
- 38 Living Lab outside EU- ENoLL office Headquartered in Brussels with one full time staff member
- ENoLL Supporting Services including the Living Lab Summer Schools (Paris 2010, Barcelona 2011)
- Living Labs Prize
- ENoLL PPP policy initiative

Chinese Network of Living Labs (CNoLL)
- Workshops held in China in 2010 and 2011
- 4 Living Labs in China

Other cases of Globalisation of ENoLL
- Korea (Workshop in February 2011)
- Australia (Action plan initiated in October 2010)
- Singapore (Action plan start in 2011)

French Network of Living Labs (F2L)
- Formed by 47 ENoLL members from France

ENoLL support for the European Commission action on active and health ageing

2014

8th Wave of ENoLL members
- 25 new accepted members
- 340+ accredited ENoLL Living Labs until 2014

2015

9th Wave ENoLL members
- 25 new accepted members

2016

Highlights:
- 10th wave ENoLL members
-7 new approved EU projects / 7 successfully concluded EU projects
- Winner of Innovation Luminary Award

2017

Highlights:
- 11th wave of ENoLL Members
- Memorandum of Understanding signed with Future Centre Alliance Japan

Learning Lab Programme launch

MoU Signed With Australian Living Lab Innovation Network (ALLIN)

19 new adherent members are welcomed to the network with the 13th wave of applications

2020

Due to the health & safety measures put in place as a response to the global pandemic, the first Digital Living Lab Days is held in place of the annual gathering. 327 attend the digital event

Memorandum of Understanding signed with Korea Local Information Research & Development Institute (KLID)

Launch of two new Joint Working Groups with the European Commission: Digital for Sustainability, including zero pollution with DG Connect and DG Environment, and Living Labs as a tool for regulatory learning with the JRC

As a proposed measure to boost European Competitiveness: „The European Network of Living Labs establishes a European platform for collaborative and co-creative innovation, where the users are involved in and contribute to the innovation process”

2007

October 2007
2nd wave has been launched at a Portuguese presidency event in Brussels, Belgium, bringing the total number of ENoLL members to 51

November 2008
Under the French EU Presidency,ENoLL “3rd Wave” launch event at ICT 2008 in Lyon and consolidation of the Network

2010

Autumn 2010
5th Wave under Belgian Presidency. ENoLL becomes a Legal Entity. 62 Living Labs selected: 48 EU members from 12 countries; 14 non-EU members from 6 countries

Highlights
- ENoLL globalisation and cooperation with FAO, INSME, UNITED, CAISEC
- ENoLL project involvement (PERIPHERIA, SMARTIP, EPIC, OPENCITIES)
- ENoLL Strategic Cooperation with China and Brazil
- Launch of the 5th Wave in Ghent
- GNSS Living Lab Prize

2011

6th Wave of ENoLL members:
- 46 Living Labs selected
- 31 Living Labs from 7 different EU member states
- 15 Non-EU members from 8 countries

Brazilian Network of Living Labs (BNoLL)
- EU-Brazil cooperation
- Information dissemination and awareness (workshops in several Brazilian Cities)
- 10 Living Labs formed

African Network of Living Labs (ANoLL)
- 8 Living Labs in 2011
- Agreement on a task force (in charge of the action plan and ensuring a close link between ENoLL, existing ANoLL and ENoLL members in Africa)

2012

7th Wave ENoLL members
- 25 additional members with an increasing number of non-European members
- 345 accredited ENoLL Living Labs in 2011

Summer School organised in Helsinki, Finland

2013

ENoLL, together with the Manchester City Council (MDDA), organised the 4th European ENoLL Living Lab Summer School in August 2013

ENoLL - France Living Labs Memorandum of Understanding

OpenLivingLab Days hosted in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

First parallel session within OLLD for the francophone living labs lead by F2L

OpenLivingLab Days hosted in Istanbul, Turkey

OpenLivingLab Days hosted in Montreal, Canada

OpenLivingLab Days taking place in Krakow, Poland hosted by Krakow Technology Park

2018

OpenLivingLab Days taking place in Geneva, Switzerland. Hosted by GeneveLab, Energy Living Lab and mQoL

2019

10th edition of OpenLivingLab Days held in Thessaloniki, Greece - hosted by Thess-AHALL Living Lab
Highlights:
- Scaling-up challenge organised with the European Commission, DG RTD and EASME
- 40+ hands-on workshops
- engagement of local community through local visits

Creation of Action-Oriented Task Forces

8 new EU funded projects approved

2021

New ENoLL Secretariat body is voted, welcoming in their roles Evdokimos Konstantinidis (Thess-AHALL) as the Chairperson, Wim De Kinderen (Brainport Eindhoven) as Vice-Chairperson, Jokin Garatea (GAIA, Bird Living Lab) as the Secretary and Omer Onur (Başakşehir Living Lab) as the Treasurer

Second edition of the Digital Living Lab Days welcomed 391 participants from 31 countries

What are Living Labs

Living Labs (LLs) are defined 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, companies, 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.

co-creation
multi-method approach
active user involvement
real-life setting
multi-stakeholder participation

Value Proposition

Working with/for
Living Labs

Innovation

partners & beneficiaries

Living Labs

Light engagement > The first step

Accepted to Grow members

Adherent membership

 

Full engagement > Towards full maturity

Effective membership

Interest in
developing Living Lab
projects

ENoLL Learning Lab

(Digital and face-to-face
coatching, local workshops)

How to become a member?

The European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) is both an open community and a legal non-profit association. If your organisation has activities and interests in user-driven open innovation, it may consider joining the community of benchmarked Living Labs as well as its association of fee-paying members.

 

The European Network of Living Labs has grown through annual ‘Waves’ of calls for membership since November 2006. Every year, candidate Living Labs are invited to submit an application to join the ENoLL network, and following an evaluation process a final selection of benchmarked Living Labs are granted the ENoLL label & welcomed to the network. From the year 2020 forward applications can be submitted at the time of your convenience. Please consult the application guidelines for the year 2022. 

The ENoLL international non-profit association is the legal entity created by the European Network of Living Labs in January 2010. It consists of Adherent Members, Effective Members, and Innovation Partners (previously labelled as Associated Members). In addition the “accepted to grow” category of Living Lab exists for those Living Labs who are not mature yet to be recognised as Living Labs.

Capacity Building

The ENoLL Capacity Building consists of two possibilities for support in developing your Living Lab maturity level:

 

(1) The Virtual Learning Lab brings together a virtual classroom of curious Living Lab learners together with Living Lab expert speakers in hands-on knowledge exchange over the course of 8 weekly sessions. The Virtual Learning Lab runs twice each year with a spring- and autumn-edition. This option is suited for novice-beginner-intermediate level learners.

(2) The ENoLL Capacity Building Programme consists of a tailor-made offers constructed in collaboration with organisations, individuals and companies aspiring to develop a successful Living Lab. The programme is built on elements of Living Lab trainings, mentoring and additional targeted learning materials. In the Capacity Building Programme the learning is customised to your case, thematics and domains specifically.

People

  • Council
  • Office
  • Experts
Evdokimos KonstantinidisChairperson of the ENoLL Executive Board, Health Living Lab facilitator
Wim De KinderenENoLL Vice-Chairperson, Project Manager Brainport Eindhoven
Jokin GarateaSecretary of ENoLL, International Commerce
Ömer OnurMD of Başakşehir Living Lab, ENoLL Treasurer
Artur Serrai2CAT deputy Director
Tuija HirvikoskiLaurea University Director
Fernando VilariñoAssociate Director at Computer Vision Centre and Associate Professor at UAB. Co-Funder of the Library Living Lab.
Andree WoodcockProfessor of Coventry University
Juan A. BertolinOpen Innovation, Technology Scouting, Hybridization Management, Innovation Management...
Brigitte TroussePresident at Francophone Living Labs and INRIA Sophia Antipolis
Joelle MastelicProfessor at HES
Belinda ChenDeputy Director of IDEAS Institute at Institute for Information Industry (III)
Bram LievensSenior researcher and research valorisation manager within the IMEC-SMIT research center
Adam OlszewskiPoznan Living Lab
Carolyn HassanFounder and Director of Knowle West Media Centre
Monica MachowskaHead of Business Support and Development Department, Krakow Technology Park
Josep Maria Salanova GrauThesM@LL
Juan Luis Cruz NavarroDirector, Consortio Fernando de Los Rios, Guadalinfo Living Lab
Hanna-Greta PuurtinenCouncil Member representing TAMK
Martina De SoleDirector
Francesca SpagnoliHead of Projects & International Project Manager
Koen VervoortNetwork Builder
Leidy Vanessa Enriquez FlorezJunior Project Manager and Executive Assistant
Spela ZalokarSenior Project Manager and Communications Manager
Marc BouchetOffice Manager and Finance Officer
Zsuzsanna BódiSenior Strategic Advisor
Giulia CampodonicoInternational Project Manager
Maria KiselevaExecutive Assistant and Junior Finance Officer
Joanna KaraśConsultant
Marta De Los Rios WhiteInternational Project Manager
Evdokimos KonstantinidisTHESS-AHALL, Coordinator of VITALISE project
Concetta VariaCommunications Intern
Alessandra TricaricoNetwork Building Intern
Aurora AgostinisProjects Intern
Evdokimos KonstantinidisChairperson of the ENoLL Executive Board, Health Living Lab facilitator
Wim De KinderenICT/data, Health, Mobility, Security, Manufacturing
Fernando VilariñoModels of Governance of Living Labs, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation
Tinus KantersSeting-up and scaling-up Living Labs
Elke den OudenSmart lighting and Smart Cities
Jokin GarateaSecretary of ENoLL, International Commerce
Panos BamidisHealth Living Lab facilitator
Antonis BillisMedical decision support systems
Itziar VideorettaStrategic planning, exploitation and market scalability
Idoia MuñozStrategic planning, project management, communication, dissemination planning
Juan A. BertolinOpen Innovation, Technology Scouting, Hybridization Management, Innovation Management...
Raquel LosadaHealth
Marta GarcíaInnovation and Health
Rosa AlmeidaHealth
Hans SchnitzerSystem analysis and energy
Barbara HammerlUrban innovation and transformation processes
Gosia StaweckaSustainability facilitator
Michael AhmadiInformation Technology facilitator
Corinna OgonowskiIT and Media Living Lab facilitator
Rainer WiechingHealth Living Lab facilitator
Adam OlszewskiPoznan Living Lab
Teddy LarsenSenior Project Manager
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Evdokimos Konstantinidis

Chairperson of the ENoLL Executive Board, Health Living Lab facilitator

Dr. Evdokimos I. Konstantinidis is the leader of the Assistive Technologies and Silver Science Research Group in the Medical Physics and Digital Innovation Lab, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He received the Diploma in electronic engineering from the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, in 2004, the M.Sc. degree in medical informatics in 2008 from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and the Ph.D. degree in the Laboratory of Medical Physics of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2015. He is currently coordinating a Research Infrastructure H2020 project, VITALISE – aiming to harmonize the procedures and ICT tools of the Health and Wellbeing Living Labs towards creating an open ecosystem for the European researchers. He is the Chairperson of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) and coordinator of the Health and Wellbeing Living Labs Action Oriented Task Force. He has been principal investigator for a couple of national and international funded projects. In 2020, as a result of the H2020 funded project named CAPTAIN H2020 (technically coordinated by him), he co-founded CAPTAIN-COACH, one of the first 10 spin-offs of AUTH.

 

His research interests lie predominately in the area of living labs methodologies combined with agile aspects in the Health and Wellbeing domain as well as design of tools used as interventions for elderly in the field of exergaming, indoor monitoring and e-coaching (h-index: 20, i10-index: 40, ~ 1774 citations). He supported the establishment of the Active and Healthy Ageing Living Lab in Thessaloniki (ThessAHALL) which in 2016 became an adherent member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). He has authored more than 70 publications in various international peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and he co-chaired the OLLD2019 Conference in Thessaloniki. He has also worked as the product manager of NIVELY SME, French start-up, which was sold to a large Italian business group.

 

 

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Wim De Kinderen

ENoLL Vice-Chairperson, Project Manager Brainport Eindhoven

Wim De Kinderen is an experienced professional in EU Affairs, both on project development (in areas such as ICT/data, Health, Mobility, Security, Manufacturing etc) and policy lobbying. He has a large network throughout the EU. Through his position within the City of Eindhoven and Brainport Development, Wim De Kinderen has strong and interesting links within the Brainport Eindhoven region. As such he can help you to reach out to Eindhoven based partners for collaboration. Currently he is ENoLL Vice-President and International Project Manager at Brainport Eindhoven.

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Jokin Garatea

Secretary of ENoLL, International Commerce

He is an expert in International Commerce and Graduated in European Economy, in Knowledge Transfer an in Microeconomics of Competitiveness in Cluster. He has a broad experience in international projects coordination on ICTs, ecommerce for SMEs, RTD projects to improve competitiveness in the telecommunications sector and is an expert also in dissemination and exploitation of project results.

 

Advisor of risk capital entities, advisor of governments (local, national, commission) for regulatory issues affecting to Cluster companies and advisor and peer related to strategy plan developments for the creation of regional specialization and Living Labs.

Jokin is an expert on Living Labs and council member of ENoLL since 2011. He is leading three living labs (BIRD Living Lab, SPORTIS and MOBILITY Lab) and he is also vice-president at Ocean Living Lab since June 2017.

 

Currently he is a Director of International Projects at GAIA. Next to that he is also a member of the Board of Directors of Athletic Club de Bilbao since 2011 and member of the Board of Trustees at the same Club.

Ömer Onur

MD of Başakşehir Living Lab, ENoLL Treasurer

Ömer Onur is currently the MD of Başakşehir Living Lab AND has been running Basaksehir Innovation &Technology Center (Basaksehir Living-Lab) focused in development of innovative products and services as well as supporting entrepreneurs and startups since 2012.

 

He is an expert in Project Management and Organizational Development. Ömer has more than 30 years of corporate experience by working most of his years in Ford Motor Company, Ericsson and Turkcell Communications at various management roles in the areas of Organizational Development, Quality, IT, Strategy and Project Management. Omer has a B.Sc in Production/Industrial Engineering from Aston University, UK and an MBA degree from Graduate School of Management, Melbourne University.

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Artur Serra

i2CAT deputy Director

Artur Serra Hurtado (1954), Alicante (Spain). Deputy Director of the Foundation i2cat Foundation, research and innovation centre about the Internet. PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Barcelona, specialised in technological cultures.

 

In 2006, launched the Cultural Ring, the first experimental network bandwidth for the cultural sector, connecting cultural centers in Catalonia and around the world, including Latin America through the Anilla Cultural Latinoamericana. Interested in the connection between the technology and the citizenry, since 1995 he developed some projects design and launched the first citizen networks in Spain and Europe (BCNet, Ravalnet, …) culminating them in the organisation of the First World Congress Citizens Network (Barcelona 2000). Currently, his line of research focuses on the design and implementation of living labs, new innovation structures open to the entire citizenry. In 2007 he launched the Citilab, the first European citizen lab.

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Tuija Hirvikoski

Laurea University Director

Dr Tuija Hirvikoski is currently a director at Laurea University of Applied Sciences responsible for the University’s strategic stakeholder management. During her Vice-Presidency, Laurea become Finland’s most successful University of Applied Sciences receiving multiple awards. She has held managerial positions at various Finnish higher education institutions and governmental institutions focusing on sustainable regional and societal development. Hirvikoski’s specific area of expertise is related to multi-stakeholder, user-centred innovation design and ecosystem development (Living Labs).

She has received a PhD in Industrial Management (Innovation and Innovation Ecosystems), MSc in Education and MSc in Administration. As a sought-after advisor, she has provided various audiences with inspirational examples and research results concerning the Finnish education and open innovation ecosystems.

Hirvikoski was the President of The European Network of Living Labs between 2015-2018 and has served as a council member in various organisations such as the Uusimaa Regional Coordination Committee, Sendai-Finland Wellbeing Centre R&D Unit, Tech villa Ltd (a Finnish technology centre), Helsinki Information Technology Association, the Talent Cultivation Program for Smart Living Industry in Taiwan, and the Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education (SPSE) in Canada.

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Fernando Vilariño

Associate Director at Computer Vision Centre and Associate Professor at UAB. Co-Funder of the Library Living Lab.

Fernando Vilariño is Associate Director at the Computer Vision Center and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science UAB in Barcelona, Spain, where he gives lectures about Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Multimedia Systems. His research has been linked to different areas of Computer Vision, and Artificial Intelligence with especial attention to Medical Imaging, fieldwork in which he has developed different projects together with paramount hospitals and companies. His work is published in the main Journals and Conferences of the area and he has also contributed to a number of patents in the field. In addition, during the last years, he has participated in the design of different initiatives, both at local and international level, with the aim of developing novel paradigms of digital social innovation.

He has also led the implementation of a model of Living Lab that transforms Libraries into actual innovation arenas, exploring how technology transforms the cultural experience of people. He has participated in different events and invited talks in the area of ICT in the context of Culture.

His main expertise is centered around:
– Models of Governance of Living Labs and 4-helix instruments
– Innovation in Libraries, Museums and the cultural field in general.
– Artificial Intelligence and ICT tools.

 

He was elected ENoLL Chair and President in August 2018.

Dr. Vilariño has been awarded with the Spanish Government Ramon y Cajal Grant (2010), Google Academy Award for his research (2014) and the Barcelona Mobile Week Award for the @BrossaInedit project.

Andree Woodcock

Professor of Coventry University
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Juan A. Bertolin

Open Innovation, Technology Scouting, Hybridization Management, Innovation Management...

Juan Antonio Bertolin is currently Managing Director of espaitec (Scientific, Technological and Business Park of the UJI) through the General Foundation of the Universitat Jaume I and additionally Executive Director of XcelQiu Digital Consulting

firm. His main role is providing the appropriate mechanisms to connect companies settled in the Science and Technology Park (start-ups, spin-off, tractors) to the Global Innovation EcoSystem, providing strategies of technology scouting, open innovation, hybridization management, project management protocols and strategy management.

 

Mr Bertolin is leading the e’LivingLab, a Living Lab launched at the Science and Technology Park with the aim of helping SMEs, R&D Groups and University Community to develop their ideas, projects, products under a co-creation paradigm at the Campus of

the University of Castellon with the aim of transferring the results to the province of Castellon to improve the qualify of life of its citizens. Mr Bertolin is expert in: Open Innovation, Technology Scouting, Hybridization Management, Innovation Management, LivingLabs frameworks, Triple Helix models, Entrepreneurship coaching, Business Models, Program/Project Management, Negotiation Processes, Human Resources Management Expert consultant in ICT project for WorldBank ICT, Expert in R + D + i management of the Association of Science and Technology Parks of Spain (APTE). Council Member of the European Network of LivingLabs (ENoLL), Board member of Triple Helix Association Executive and Coordinator of Thematic Research Group Science Parks and Incubators and University-Industry Partnership of the Triple Helix Association. Advisor to European institutions (JRC) on innovation. Professor of MBA, Masters in Innovation, Master in Industrial Design, Master in Business Management (English) at the Universitat Jaume I. Bachelor of Physical Sciences;

 

Master in Management and Promotion of Local Development (Universitat Jaume I Castellon) promoted by Interuniversity Institute of Local Development; currently in preparation for the PhD in (“Science and Technology Parks as promoters of Territorial Development into Areas of Innovation ecosystem”)

 

Previously, manager of international projects of the Communication & High Tech group of Accenture, and account manager of the IT Deusto Group. He has published several articles and communications to congresses on advanced management of Science

Technology Parks and Innovation Areas.

Brigitte Trousse

President at Francophone Living Labs and INRIA Sophia Antipolis

Brigitte holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science (1989, Artificial Intelligence and Computer-Aided Design), a D.E.S.S diploma in Software Engineering (1985), and a Master degree in Mathematics (1980), all from the University of Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, France.

 

Joelle Mastelic

Professor at HES

Joëlle Mastelic is a HES professor at the HES-SO Valais since 2008. She teaches marketing and innovation at the bachelor and master level. Her research focuses on open innovation with users also called co-creation within Living Labs. She managed a project of the High School Rectors’ Conference to promote the development of sustainable products co-created by users and products in China in partnership with InnovAsians and the University of Hangzhou. She has also managed an applied research project to understand the levers and brakes of businesses and users towards the service economy (functionality economy). In 2013, Joëlle created Switzerland’s first Energy Living Lab, which helps companies and public authorities to develop products and services they pay for in the energy sector. She is currently working on various projects on the integration of users in the field of energy. Since August 2015, Joëlle is a board member of the European Network ok Living Labs.

Belinda Chen

Deputy Director of IDEAS Institute at Institute for Information Industry (III)

Dr. Chen is the deputy director of IDEAS Institute at Institute for Information Industry (III), Taiwan. Before joining III in early 2006, she worked for National Health Research Institute, Department of Health, and biotech companies. She is the leader of the IT group in Taiwan Biobank Project, and has more than 20 years of research experience of ICT applications in public health promotion.

 

Dr. Chen received a B.Sc. degree from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan in 1993; M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from School of Public Health in Harvard University, USA in 1995 and 1998, respectively. Her areas of expertise include Living Lab methodology and service validation, health promotion with ICT applications, smart living technologies, and smart cities/intelligent park planning. She currently serves as project leaders situated in the domains of smart city/intelligent park planning, and smart gym/fitness development.

Bram Lievens

Senior researcher and research valorisation manager within the IMEC-SMIT research center
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Adam Olszewski

Poznan Living Lab

Poznan Living Lab has completed over 100 projects altogether (in it 70+ in Framework Programmes), including 8 as FP coordinator. They employ more than 200 ICT engineers and have a separate department for project administration only

Carolyn Hassan

Founder and Director of Knowle West Media Centre
Carolyn is the founder and Director of Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) http://www.kwmc.org.uk and Bristol Living Lab. KWMC is an arts and media organisation  that delivers a wide range of creative programmes ranging from citizen led housing, citizen science, community activism and the role of technology, to young peoples’ tech, making and arts programmes. KWMC works closely with many research institutions and a wide range of voluntary and public sector organisations, as well as with business.

Monica Machowska

Head of Business Support and Development Department, Krakow Technology Park

My job is to support tech companies in their development and growth. In KPT I have been responsible far setting up, a hub far tech companies, together with its services portfolio. Currently I am head of Business Support and Development Department, being in charge of tenants recruitment process; evaluation of applications, monitoring of tenants performance, support services far tenants business development, B2B opportunities, networking events etc ..

 

I am also responsible for international projects dedicated to technology park tenants, focused on business development/ innovation management / technology transfer & digitalization, strengthening cooperation among quadruple helix organizations. Together with my team, I undertake initiatives aimed at better understanding of new technologies, monitoring technology trends and facilitating long-term strategic process of planning tailored policies and financial instruments for startups, SMEs at national and supranational level. I am a design thinking enthusiast, passionate about creative team work and project management. My current professional challenge is to set up an urban lab in a post-industrial district of the Municipality of Krakow.

Josep Maria Salanova Grau

ThesM@LL

Dr. Josep Maria Salanova Grau was born in Barcelona in 1983 and is a Senior Researcher of the Hellenic Institute of Transport of the Center for Research and Technology Hellas, which hosts the ThessM@LL Living Lab.

 

He holds a graduated diploma from the Polytechnic School of the University of Catalonia (U.P.C.), Department of Civil Engineer (2007). In 2008-2009 he acquired the MSc on Design, Organization and Management of Transportation Systems of the Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki. In 2010-2013 he conducted his PhD research in the Polytechnic School of the University of Catalonia (U.P.C.) with dissertation title “modelling of taxicab fleets in urban environment”. He also holds a diploma on Data Science Specialization at the Johns Hopkins University.

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Juan Luis Cruz Navarro

Director, Consortio Fernando de Los Rios, Guadalinfo Living Lab

Juan Luis Cruz Navarro, is an expert in Innovation and Digital Transformation with more than 15 years of experience in the public sector where he set the technical direction of the different programs of innovation and entrepreneurship, projects and design of services.

 

 

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Hanna-Greta Puurtinen

Council Member representing TAMK

Ms. Hanna-Greta Puurtinen currently works as development manager at Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK), Finland. She received her Master of Science and Licentiate of Technology degrees (Biomedical Engineering) from Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in 2000 and 2002, respectively. In addition, she has graduated as Master of Arts (majoring in German Philology, International Relations and French Language) from University of Tampere in 1998. Hanna-Greta has long and extensive experience in working in international settings, including positions in international research groups in TUT. Following her research career, she worked as
programme manager in a widely recognised eTampere Information Society Programme run by City of Tampere, targeting to promote the inclusion of citizens and companies in the e-society. Since 2006, she works in her current position strengthening the international collaboration and networking of TAMK as well as accumulating her expertise and experience in European project funding instruments.

Martina De Sole

Director

Martina has 20 years of experience in the international public sphere, working especially in R&D policy orientation, public engagement, advocacy and science diplomacy with the European Commission and Ministries and Funding Agencies in 15+ extra-European Countries. She has been Head of Unit for International Cooperation and Innovation in APRE – Agency for the Promotion of the European Research, managing and coordinating more than 15 International Cooperation projects and has been appointed National Contact Point for Industrial Technologies since the Sixth Framework Programme till Horizon 2020. She has been the coordinator of the ERACAN Platform and of the EU- Canada Programme Level Cooperation Task Force. She has a degree in International Law, a post graduate in European Policies and a Second Level Master in Global Environmental Policies.

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Francesca Spagnoli

Head of Projects & International Project Manager
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Francesca Spagnoli, Head of Projects of ENoLL, is a Science & Technology enthusiast, constantly seeking for new ways to enact Social & Open Innovation through the support of digital technologies and Living Labs.

 

With over 10 years of experience in managing complex and Large Scale projects in Europe, mainly Italy and Belgium, Francesca is currently coordinating the ENoLL projects’ portfolio and supporting the Living Labs passionate community in growing through thrilling Open Innovation initiatives.

 

Francesca holds a PhD in Economics of Innovation Technology and an MSC in Media & Communication (from the University of Rome La Sapienza). Throughout her experience as an International Project Manager she has contributed to coordinate and manage more than 30 projects in several fields: ICT, Smart Cities and Mobility, Media & TLC, Creative Industries, Climate Change, Health & Wellbeing, Finance, Education & Science Communication. She has also been acted as Communication/ Science Comms Leader for several EU projects and been in charge of organising a series of relevant policy making events throughout Europe. Francesca has been appointed by the European Commission as Young Researcher Ambassador and provided several methodologies for the impact assessment of ICT in Europe.

Her professional values consist of having a growth mindset, being respectful, honest, humble, supportive, efficient, energetic, diligent and committed to continuous learning and improvement. She strongly believes in people capabilities and is always eager to act as a mentor for her junior team mates to help them growing their careers.

 

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Koen Vervoort

Network Builder
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Starting his professional career in 1994 as frontline manager at Mc Donald’s, Nike and IKEA, he moved to the open innovation sector. Living the labs since 2006 @ i-City, IBBT, iMinds, City of Things & iMec. Sharing knowledge & experiences with internal and external clients as an User Involvement Evangelist. Working as an internal & external challenger in order to constantly improve the way of interacting, supporting & cooperating with (international)(large) panels of users & stakeholders in (complex) ecosystems. Keeping an eye on the quality of (large) quantitative surveys. Managing thematic monitors (e.g. digimeter, Smart City Meter) from A to Z. Setting up cross border cooperations between different panels. In 2020 he joined the ENoLL office  to help the network grow.

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Leidy Vanessa Enriquez Florez

Junior Project Manager and Executive Assistant
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Leidy Vanessa Enriquez Florez, is a Junior Project Manager and Executive Assistant at ENoLL since June 2017. She has completed her Master’s degree studies in Communications, New Media, and Society at Vrije Universiteit Brussels and also has a background in Communications, Business Management and ICT for innovation. Leidy has studied in 4 different continents, including South America, North America, Europe and Asia. Her work experience has been related to support non-profit organizations in communications and media, along with the creation and implementation of educational materials for training students within the (TAACCT) grant program from the U.S. Department of Labor. Her interests are linked to the use of ICT for teaching and learning. Her plans are focused on the learning of Project Management, user-engagement methodologies and the analysis of tools that can boost learning in different environments. Leidy supports the organization’s Director closely by managing the council and office related tasks. She is in charge of the planning and developing of events at the network and is part of the communications team for the SyncroniCity project.

 

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Spela Zalokar

Senior Project Manager and Communications Manager

Spela Zalokar, is a Communications Officer and International Project Manager. As a Communications Officer she is planning, monitoring and implementing dissemination of information at ENoLL. She is in charge of various different digital platforms on top of curating and developing new print materials.

 

As a project manager, she is currently working on the UNALAB, URBANOME, Social & Creative, SISCODE and VITALISE projects. She is also supporting dissemination of other ongoing projects of ENoLL. Combining activities of UNALAB and iSCAPE projects Spela has, together with her colleagues, developed a new workshop methodology – a game through which you can learn about Urban Living Labs, tools for co-creation and Nature Based Solutions. She has also worked on several other EU-funded projects in various domains, ranging from smart cities, health & wellbeing, education and IoT to name a few.

 

Her educational background in social and political sciences and interest in the European affairs has led her to pursue a career in the EU field. Prior to ENoLL she has worked in the European Parliament, the European Commission (DG REGIO) and for various international non-profit organisations in the field of smart and sustainable development.

Marc Bouchet

Office Manager and Finance Officer
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Reach him at: marc.bouchet@enoll.org

 

Marc Bouchet is the new Office Manager and Financial Officer at ENoLL. He has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, HR and other administrative work in production and commercial companies. Marc is a creative problem solver, with a sense of structured and project-based work. He is passionate about numbers and people.

 

Marc is also an independent business manager of a debt collecting agency and since 2019 an accredited Mediator in Civil and Commercial Affairs.
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Zsuzsanna Bódi

Senior Strategic Advisor
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Zsuzsanna Bodi, Association Director is an Open Innovation and Innovation Design enthusiast, seeking for ways to make Open Innovation models and co-creation methodologies sustainable, business ready and continuous growth stimulating.

 

As former Living Lab practitioner and current Association Director, Bodi has worked with ENoLL’s 170 active Living Labs. Working with and for these valuable networks has allowed Bodi to gain a keen appreciation for and a deep insight into the most recent research findings and future aims of the Living Lab and Open Innovation phenomena.

 

Bodi holds a French MBA-MAE degree in Management and Business Studies (Université Jean Moulin, Lyon). Previously she obtained a M.Sc. in Engineering and Management degree at the Technical University of Budapest and has strong focus on User Centered Product Design. Throughout her 10 years’ experience as a Project manager, she gained knowledge from her work on 15+ national and European projects focusing on the multi stakeholder and end-user engagement, citizen driven and co-creation aspect of the following topics and areas: Future Internet; Smart Cities and Mobility; Cross-border, Cross-sector Collaboration, Game design & serious gaming; STEM Learning Analytics; Big Data; Climate Change; Design and Creative Industries.

Giulia Campodonico

International Project Manager

Giulia has over 10 years of work experience in EU policies and projects in the R&D field.

Before ENoLL she was leading the EU proposals team of IIT – Italian Institute of Technology where she was in charge of coordinating the preparation of collaborative projects proposals in various applied research themes as Robotics & AI, Computation, Smart and nano materials, and Life sciences. She was also leading the training and capacity building activities on EU affairs as well as supporting the Institute alignment and contribution to EU policies and agenda.

 

Her education in political sciences, European studies, and project management brought her to Brussels where she has worked for different European non-profit organisations as EU project manager in the field of green and digital.

 

Technology and innovation enthusiast, Giulia joined ENoLL in 2022 to work on proposal preparation, project implementation, and advocacy actions.

Maria Kiseleva

Executive Assistant and Junior Finance Officer

Maria is an Executive Assistant and Junior Finance Officer at ENoLL. Maria holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Economic Relations with a focus on IT in International Business, as well as a Master’s degree in Sustainable Territorial Development. She joined ENoLL with a strong commitment to supporting the promotion of user-driven innovation ecosystems at the local, regional, European and global levels.

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Joanna Karaś

Consultant
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Joanna is a lifelong enthusiast of innovation, cities, and social aspects of the economy. She is fascinated by the Living Lab concept and different methodologies that support the co-creation of sustainable innovations. 

 

She truly believes in the transformative power of arts & culture and their potential to build more sustainable and inclusive economies and societies. 

 

Joanna has working experience in business, academia, and NGOs. In her professional career, she has been working with representatives of various backgrounds and cultures. She always enjoys the creative energy formed by a group of individuals working towards a common goal. 

 

At ENoLL she works as a Consultant for H2020 projects. She also supports the Capacity Building Programme and Culture & Co-Creativity Working Group. 

 

Beyond her activities at ENoLL, she is pursuing PhD in economics (SGH Warsaw School of Economics).  

 

Marta De Los Rios White

International Project Manager
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Marta is an International Project Manager at ENoLL since 2021. She is a Process Engineer with a Master in Sustainable Cities with international project management experience (South and North America, Africa, Europe). She has great experience in sustainable and participative process improvement and co-creation of solutions with a systemic and strategic thinking approach, mostly in the private sector. She has a very good understanding of various thematic areas such as climate change, climate adaptation, sustainability, sustainable production, circular economy, process improvement, urban sustainability, life cycle assessment and life cycle thinking. She is familiar with Urban Living Labs and co-creation in the urban environment. She is an experienced project manager with 6 years of experience supporting the implementation of international cooperation projects for different donors and specially for the European Commission in a variety of technical areas such as supporting in the transition towards a circular economy, supporting all the logistical preparation for the participation of the EU at an international convention, designing a plan for a successful business development of a forestry department, identifying urban development gaps and potential investment opportunities, among others.

Evdokimos Konstantinidis

THESS-AHALL, Coordinator of VITALISE project

Dr. Evdokimos I. Konstantinidis is the leader of the Assistive Technologies and Silver Science Research Group in the Medical Physics and Digital Innovation Lab, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He received the Diploma in electronic engineering from the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, in 2004, the M.Sc. degree in medical informatics in 2008 from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and the Ph.D. degree in the Laboratory of Medical Physics of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2015. He is currently coordinating a Research Infrastructure H2020 project, VITALISE – aiming to harmonize the procedures and ICT tools of the Health and Wellbeing Living Labs towards creating an open ecosystem for the European researchers. He is the Chairperson of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) and coordinator of the Health and Wellbeing Living Labs Action Oriented Task Force. He has been principal investigator for a couple of national and international funded projects. In 2020, as a result of the H2020 funded project named CAPTAIN H2020 (technically coordinated by him), he co-founded CAPTAIN-COACH, one of the first 10 spin-offs of AUTH.

 

His research interests lie predominately in the area of living labs methodologies combined with agile aspects in the Health and Wellbeing domain as well as design of tools used as interventions for elderly in the field of exergaming, indoor monitoring and e-coaching (h-index: 20, i10-index: 40, ~ 1774 citations). He supported the establishment of the Active and Healthy Ageing Living Lab in Thessaloniki (ThessAHALL) which in 2016 became an adherent member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). He has authored more than 70 publications in various international peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and he co-chaired the OLLD2019 Conference in Thessaloniki. He has also worked as the product manager of NIVELY SME, French start-up, which was sold to a large Italian business group.

Concetta Varia

Communications Intern

Concetta Varia is a Communications Intern. Her main role is to manage ENoLL’s social media and communication channels, create a content development strategy, and ensure an efficient flow of information both internally and externally.

 

She has participated in several experiences abroad that have allowed her to develop a strong international mindset: in 2015-2016, she spent 9 months in the USA as an exchange student, in 2018-2019 she completed her Erasmus exchange program in France, in 2021 she was a Content Writer Intern at Athens, and she is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Multilingual Communication with a professional focus on languages for Business Communication at UCLouvain, in Belgium.

 

Her interest in international relations and European affairs has led her to join ENoLL and contribute to its vision and mission. Her core values are commitment, respect, passion, and constant learning.

Alessandra Tricarico

Network Building Intern

Alessandra is the network building intern, she assists the network builder to strengthen the network of the association overall via events, communication, administration and community building. She has a bachelor degree in Linguistic and Cultural Mediation and currently she is enrolled in the Master’s degree course in International Relations with a focus on Digital, Artificial Intelligence and Cyber, at the LUMSA University of Rome. She is passionate about human rights, cyber diplomacy, international relations and arts

Aurora Agostinis

Projects Intern

Aurora is the projects intern, and her main role is to support the management and implementation of ENoLL projects and the preparation of proposals for competitive bids. She has completed her bachelor’s degree in Oriental Languages at La Sapienza University, specializing in Arabic and Persian. She is currently enrolled in the master’s degree program in International Relations in the Digital Era at LUMSA University of Rome.

She is passionate about foreign cultures and languages, international relations, digital transformation, and nature.

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Wim De Kinderen

ICT/data, Health, Mobility, Security, Manufacturing

Wim De Kinderen is an experienced professional in EU Affairs, both on project development (in areas such as ICT/data, Health, Mobility, Security, Manufacturing etc) and policy lobbying. He has a large network throughout the EU. Through his position within the City of Eindhoven and Brainport Development, Wim De Kinderen has strong and interesting links within the Brainport Eindhoven region. As such he can help you to reach out to Eindhoven based partners for collaboration. Currently he is ENoLL Vice-President and International Project Manager at Brainport Eindhoven.

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Fernando Vilariño

Models of Governance of Living Labs, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation

Fernando Vilariño is Associate Director at the Computer Vision Center and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science UAB in Barcelona, Spain, where he gives lectures about Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Multimedia Systems. His research has been linked to different areas of Computer Vision, and Artificial Intelligence with especial attention to Medical Imaging, fieldwork in which he has developed different projects together with paramount hospitals and companies. His work is published in the main Journals and Conferences of the area and he has also contributed to a number of patents in the field. In addition, during the last years, he has participated in the design of different initiatives, both at local and international level, with the aim of developing novel paradigms of digital social innovation.

He has also led the implementation of a model of Living Lab that transforms Libraries into actual innovation arenas, exploring how technology transforms the cultural experience of people. He has participated in different events and invited talks in the area of ICT in the context of Culture.

His main expertise is centered around:
– Models of Governance of Living Labs and 4-helix instruments
– Innovation in Libraries, Museums and the cultural field in general.
– Artificial Intelligence and ICT tools.

Dr. Vilariño has been awarded with the Spanish Government Ramon y Cajal Grant (2010), Google Academy Award for his research (2014) and the Barcelona Mobile Week Award for the @BrossaInedit project.

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Tinus Kanters

Seting-up and scaling-up Living Labs

Timus is a Project manager Living Lab Stratumseind. The Living Lab Stratumseind is an operational living lab in the biggest pub street of the Netherlands, where 55 pubs, 10 snackbars, 4 restaurants and 2 coffeeshops are situated. With 20.000 (mostly young) visitors per week and, consequently, incidents and aggression. The Living Labs is a test-facility for all kind of new sensors (cameras, sound analyses, crowd control), software, privacy and ethics rules, system-architecture (Fiware based), data-analyses and means of influencing the behavior of people (nudging, light, smell, etc). The Living Lab operated in the Brainport Eindhoven ecosystem, collaborating with the quadruple helix: government, companies, educational institutes and citizens and users. Tinus Kanters has been involved in the Living Lab from the first day, and is a hands-on expert in the set-up and scale-up of Living Labs.

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Elke den Ouden

Smart lighting and Smart Cities

dr.ir. Elke den Ouden is TU/e Fellow in ‘New Business Development in Public Private Value Networks’ in the Industrial Engineering & Innovation Science department of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) since 2013. Her research focuses on smart lighting and smart cities and she is strategic advisor of the TU/e Smart City Program and responsible for the Living Light Labs of the TU/e Intelligent Lighting Institute. She holds a Master Degree in Industrial Design Engineering from the Delft University Technology and a PhD in Technology Management from TU/e. Next to her role as TU/e Fellow she is strategic director of TU/e LightHouse at the Innovation Lab, where she leads projects with municipalities and industry to support the co-creation of visions and roadmaps for smart lighting and smart cities as part of the universities’ validation activities.

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Panos Bamidis

Health Living Lab facilitator

He is the President of the Hellenic Society of Biomedical Technology, visiting Prof. at Leeds Institute of Medical Education, Honorary Prof of Karaganda Medical Univ, member of AUTH Research Committee, Medical Education office, e-Government and GDPR AUTH committee; Editor in Chief in 1 journal, Assoc Editor in 3 Journals, Editor.Board in 6 Journals, chaired 9 international & 5 national conferences, organised >40 workshops; participates in 10 MSc programmes, supervises 5 PhDs, co-supervises 10, has contributed to supervision of 6 PhDs, mentoring of 5 PhDs. He has been the co-ordinator of six large European projects. He has been a visiting scientist at Karolinska Institute, Sweden (2014-2015), member of the Advisory Board of the Open Knowledge Foundation and a founding member of Chapter Greece. In 2009, he was awarded the Prize of the AUTH Research Committee for the Best Track Record in funded research projects among AUTH young academic staff. His research interests are within technology enhanced learning in Medical Education, Affective Computing and Applied Neuroscience, Assistive Technologies for Active and Healthy Ageing, as well as, special education/developmental disorders, and silvergaming/exergaming/silver-science. He is a member of the Administration Boards of different societies and patient associations. He has established the LLM Care ecosystem, the business exploitation of the LLM project, which is a candidate reference site of the EIP-on-AHA. In 2013 he established the Active and Healthy Ageing Living Lab in Thessaloniki (ThessAHALL; http://www.aha-livinglabs.com/) which in 2016 became an adherent member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). He has conceptualised, created and established and is heading four research groups within the Dept of Medicine, namely, the Group of Neuroscience of Cognition and Affection, the Assistive Technologies and Silver Science Group, the Health Services Research group and the Group of Medical Education Informatics.

 

Panos is an Assoc. Prof., Medical Education Informatics, Lab of Medical Physics, Founder of the Thess-AHALL

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Antonis Billis

Medical decision support systems

He received his MSc in Medical Informatics in 2011 and he holds holds a degree in Business Administration and Management. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in gerontechnology. During the last ten years he is actively involved in user-driven innovation projects, designing and developing innovative solutions towards the promotion of independent living for elderly people and support of their families in daily life tasks. His main research interests lie in the areas of medical decision support systems, AAL technologies, exergaming, and implementation of technology including the “human touch” in everyday life environments, as well as medical device’s certification and clinical validation. Antonis is involved in several activities of the Thess-AHALL, such as the development of open data management plans, involving activities such as data storage, curation and dissemination through publicly available repositories, increasing the openness of Thess-AHALL visibility and openness activities. He has authored/co-authored numerous papers in conferences and peer-reviewed journals. He is Associate Researcher, Living Lab manager at Thess-AHALL. currently working in numerous national research projects, as well as the recently EU-funded research project, called CAPTAIN.

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Itziar Videoretta

Strategic planning, exploitation and market scalability

Ms Itziar Vidorreta holds an Environmental Sciences degree at University of the Basque Country and a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering at University of Deusto. She has experience in coordination of international projects, as a promoter of business cooperation and market research. She is member of the steering board committee of the Ocean Living Lab, first trans-national living lab on outdoor and board sports. She is leading the “outdoor and board sports and digital solutions” working group involving countries such as Portugal, Corsica, Reunion Island, Australia and Canada.

 

She has broad experience in strategic planning, exploitation and market scalability, market research as long and wide experience in project management, communication, dissemination planning and implementation, as well as in scientific papers. She also has experience as communication manager of national and international manager and expert in social media and use of different communication tools.

 

Currently she works as International projects promoter and business developer at GAIA (Bird Living Lab).

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Idoia Muñoz

Strategic planning, project management, communication, dissemination planning

Mrs Idoia Muñoz holds a Pharmacy degree at University of Navarre (Pamplona, Spain) and Global MBA by ESEUNE business school (Bilbao, Spain). She participated in the International Executive Program by Georgetown University (Washington DC) and also in the following courses: Introduction to the Cooperation and Technologies for Human Development. (Public University of the Basque Country, Bilbao), “Gender views to science, technology and innovation” at the University of the Basque Country Summer School. (San Sebastian, Spain) and “Design thinking, entrepreneurship and innovation decisions” at Deusto University (Bilbao, Spain).

 

She brings her experience in Living Labs, actively working on BIRD Living Lab and SPORTIS and collaborating with OCEAN Living Lab. She is an expert in strategic planning, project management, communication, dissemination planning and implementation, market research, exploitation and scalability with special focus on the areas of nature monitoring, cultural heritage and wellbeing.

She also has experience on gender promotion through technology and education, in international networking activities, as well as in the organisation of international workshops and conferences.

 

Currently she works at GAIA (Bird Living Lab) as International projects promoter and business developer

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Raquel Losada

Health

The possibility to transform the current societal challenges largely relies on our capacity to innovate… And never before we have been so well equipped to give new answers to the existing needs. In this sense, Raquel likes to put her mind to work on solutions to improve the quality of life or the conventional treatment of people with mental health conditions, cognitive deterioration or other disabilities, thanks to new technologies. That is why her career has been focused on designing and developing collaborative projects in these fields.

 

She holds a University Degree in Psychology at the University of Salamanca, in 1999. In 2002, she obtained a Postgraduate Diploma (Doctorate Studies) in Social Psychology and Organizational Anthropology. She has worked for the Foundation of the University of Salamanca as Project Manager, supporting the creation of technology based companies through the GALILEO project, fostering entrepreneurship amongst different target groups. She has also been researcher at the University of Salamanca in Social Psychology. In 2007, she joined INTRAS Foundation were she is currently Head of the RDI Department. She has coordinated and managed more than 25 national and European projects and cooperation for development projects (digital literacy) with Latin-American countries, such as Cuba and Perú. Other activities in which she is also engaged are INTRAS’ Living Lab development and participation in conferences, innovation awareness activities and European Networks. In 2012  she was  involved in the set-up of a Regional Cluster on Innovation in Independent Living (CLUSTER SIVI) were she was also member of the Directive Board. Nowadays she is responsible of the “Training” working group.

 

She is a Head of Research, Technological Developments  and Innovation Department of Fundación INTRAS (IBIP Lab host organization)

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Marta García

Innovation and Health

Since the beginning of her career, very  bound to new technologies, Marta has been really interested in new technologies in context, in finding how new technologies can adapt to society and not the opposite. She holds a Degree in Telecommunication Engineering (2006) and Master of Advanced Studies (Doctorate Studies) in the field of Signal Theory and Communications (2010). She has worked for CEDETEL, Spanish Technological Center, being in charge of promoting collaborative RDi projects in the following areas: Optical Communications, Radiolocation, e-learning, Digital TV, Smart Grids and Mobility. In 2014, she joined INTRAS Foundation with the aim of specializing in new technologies applied to mental health where she currently works as Project Manager building up and developing RDi projects focused on mental health, ageing, wellbeing and inclusion. She is increasingly convinced that new technologies are key tools to change the current social and health care model and fully agree with the following statement “The test of an innovation, lies not in its novelty, its scientific content, or its cleverness. It lies in the success in the marketplace” (Peter Drucker), she carries out all her work under a market-oriented approach. She also contributes to other activities related to INTRAS’ Living Lab such as participation in conferences, innovation workshops and European and Nacional Networks in the field of innovation and mental health.

 

She is a Projects Manager, RDI Department of Fundación INTRAS (IBIP Lab host organization)

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Rosa Almeida

Health

As RDi Projects Manager in IDES (INTRAS Foundation spin-off), challenges are the word of the day, and the creativity and teamwork, an exigency that pleases her very much. Collaborating in the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of national and European projects she intervenes planning the transfer of best practices from and with entities that are European references. With a background on Gerontology (2009) and Management of projects, human resources and social facilities (2011), and currently specializing in third generation therapies and the use of technologies for psychological treatment, she is enthusiastic of research & innovation on health & social care for ageing well. As a supporter of open innovation methodologies (working with quadruple helix of innovation ecosystems at regional, national and European levels) she has been involved in co-development of open innovation methodologies and implementation of Living Lab methodology and services planning. She is part of European Research Teams such as MIND, aiming the co-development of new co-creation methodologies (mindful design for dementia). Most of her RDi activity is focused on ageing challenges, promotion of integrated interventions, development and test of IT solutions; supporting the design, definition and development of innovative project proposals in areas such as e-health, e-inclusion and independent living. She worked before as therapist in specialized units for Neuropsychological training & Rehabilitation and collaborated in different research projects in UNIFAI (OPorto University), analysing programs, services and policies to support older adults, studying new communitarian approaches and its societal impacts.

 

She is a Projects Manager, RDI Department of Fundación INTRAS (IBIP Lab host organization)

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Hans Schnitzer

System analysis and energy

Professor for Process Engineering. Experience in system analysis, material and energy efficiency, renewable energy, systematic innovation. He is a Univ.Prof. CEO City of Graz

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Barbara Hammerl

Urban innovation and transformation processes

Master in social and economic sciences, mediator and adult trainer; expert in urban innovation and transformation processes, stakeholder involvement and process design. She is a CEO at the City of Graz.

Gosia Stawecka

Sustainability facilitator

Gosia holds a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Development (University of Graz and Basel) with focus on social aspects of sustainable development. Her fields of expertise are urban and regional development as well as innovation management. Several years of sustainability research and advocacy within international organisations and institutions. She is a Project Manager City of Graz.

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Michael Ahmadi

Information Technology facilitator

Michael Ahmadi has a background in media management and is now a research assistant and PhD student at the chair for Information Systems and New Media at the University of Siegen. His main research interest is the role of women (respectively young female professionals) in IT organizations. He is a Junior Researcher PRAXLABS Living Lab.

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Corinna Ogonowski

IT and Media Living Lab facilitator

Corinna Ogonowski is a research associate at the chair for Information Systems and New Media at the University of Siegen. She has a background in media management and user studies.During the last 8 years her research is focused on methodological issues on cooperation, learning and design processes within Living Labs, Participatory Design and empirical studies fostering co-creation processes with users. She is an expert in user-centred-design processes and empirical methods for software development in domestic contexts (home entertainment, social media, smart home, IoT, AAL). She is a Senior Researcher & Project Manager PRAXLABS.

Rainer Wieching

Health Living Lab facilitator

Rainer Wieching holds a MSc & PhD in Exercise Physiology. During the last 15 years of his professional career, he has headed a health care SME, being responsible for technical, medical & scientific aspects in global pharma marketing & medical education, especially concerning prescription drugs (cardiovascular, oncology), evidence based medicine (clinical trials, guidelines), and medical technology (ultrasound). He has successfully coordinated the European FP7 project iStoppFalls, participated in several IT/health related national research projects in Germany (BMBF) and has profound experiences in global health care market related aspects (pharma & medical technology). He is a Senior Researcher & Project Manager PRAXLABS Living Lab.

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Teddy Larsen

Senior Project Manager

As Senior Project Manager at DOLL, Teddy has been a leading figure in developing DOLL as one of Europe’s foremost test sites and meeting arenas for future intelligent outdoor lighting and Smart City-technologies. His achievement includes strategic partnership with leading technology providers, change management for public organizations, as well as matchmaking and innovation springboard for SMEs. Teddy holds a M.Sc. in International Business from Copenhagen Business School, and his approach is practical oriented through his work with Living Labs, systems thinking and platform leadership.

The association is managed by an executive Board (the Council) comprising of at least three and maximum twenty-one members who are appointed with a simple majority by the General Assembly. The General Assembly meets every year, under the chairmanship of the Chairman of the Executive Board.The role of ENoLL Office is to implement decisions passed by the General Assembly and run day-to-day operations of the network. ENoLL as an Association is operationally ran based on its actual bylaws in place.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a living lab?

Living labs are defined as user-centred, open innovation ecosystems based on a systematic user co-creation approach integrating research and innovation processes in real life communities and settings. In practice, living labs place the citizen at the centre of innovation, and have thus shown the ability to better mould the opportunities offered by new ICT concepts and solutions to the specific needs and aspirations of local contexts, cultures, and creativity potentials.

 

5 key elements must be present in a living lab

 

  • active user involvement (i.e. empowering end users to thoroughly impact the innovation process)
  • real-life setting (i.e. testing and experimenting with new artefacts “in the wild”)
  • multi-stakeholder participation (i.e. the involvement of technology providers, service providers, relevant institutional actors, professional or residential end users)
  • multi-method approach (i.e. the combination of methods and tools originating from a.o. ethnography, psychology, sociology, strategic management, engineering)
  • co-creation (i.e. iterations of design cycles with different sets of stakeholders).

 

Read more about this in our publication: Introducing ENoLL and its Living Lab community.

Where does the term living lab originate from?

While there had been “accidental mentions” of the term living lab before, the actual birth of the concept is ascribed to MIT’s Prof William (Bill) Mitchell, who used it to refer to a purpose-built lab where the routine activities and interactions of everyday home life can be observed, recorded for later analysis and experimentally manipulated, and where volunteer research participants individually live in, treating it as a temporary home. These labs had an initial focus on testing and adapting new technologies based on their fit with the daily home environment. In the MIT PlaceLab, a 1,000-square foot “living laboratory”, with all facilities of a regular home, users are observed, logged and tracked with all sorts of devices, allowing to record their habits, activities and routines. Strong importance is placed on the technical infrastructure allowing the data gathering.

 

The concept has evolved over the years and now one of they key elements of a living lab experiment or test is that users are studied or involved in their everyday habitats instead of recreating a natural context in a laboratory setting.

 

Read more about this in our publication: Introducing ENoLL and its Living Lab community.

What is ENoLL?

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.

 

Directly, as well as through its active members, ENoLL provides co-creation, user engagement, test and experimentation facilities targeting innovation in many different domains such as energy, media, mobility, healthcare, agrifood, etc. As such, ENoLL is well placed to act as a platform for best practice exchange, learning and support, and living lab international project development.

 

The ENoLL international non-profit association, as the legal representative entity of the network, is headquartered in Brussels, at the heart of Europe.

How many members are there in the ENoLL network?

ENoLL counts today with 155 active members worldwide (480+ historically recognized Living Labs over 14 years), including in 18 of the 26 EU Member States, and with 20% of members based outside of the European Union.

Who can become a member of ENoLL?

Public and private organisations from across the world actively committed to engaging and empowering users and citizens to take part in sustainable innovation processes are invited to apply for membership of the European Network of Living Labs

 

If you represent a living lab, private company, university, research department, regional authority or other government organisation, you may contact us for a discussion on how to join as a living lab or living lab partner with the objective to become sustainably engaged in living lab development and operations.

How do I become a member of the ENoLL network?

There are four different memberships with ENoLL: Accepted to Grow member, Adherent member, Effective member and Innovation Partners.

Applications to become a member can be submitted any time. This process, dating back to 2006, has today resulted in more than 450 historically recognised ENoLL living labs.

By being a member you become part of an international community of Living Labs that cooperate on research tracks, projects, acquisition and more. You can meet and talk to organisations from all over
Europe and beyond, and the network is there to ease the process of knowing each other and collaboration through communications, events, Action Oriented Task Forces, etc.

Applications for membership can be submitted by any legal entity from any country in the world that is or hosts (on a behalf of a partnership) a living lab. This organisation will have to prove its capacity to operate
as a living lab and/or act as an innovation service provider through the living lab methodology and/or develop its operations towards living labs. All proposals are assessed by a panel of experts selected from
within the ENoLL community in a peer-led review process.

Is it possible to become a member of ENoLL at any time?

You can only become an accepted to grow or adherent member after applying via our evaluation process. It is not possible to apply for membership without participating in the evaluation process.

 

It is however possible to become an Innovation Partner at any point during the year. Please contact us on info@enoll.org if this is of interest to you.

Do ENoLL members have to contribute financially?

If you want to become an Effective member or an Innovation Partner of ENoLL there is an annual membership fee. Introduced back in 2011 the annual membership fee is 5.000 €.

 

If your living lab is accepted to grow there is a 1 year membership fee of €800 (this includes the cost for re-evaluation at the end of that period)

If your living lab is accepted as an adherent member there is a 3 year membership fee of €1800. After 3 years a re-evaluation is mandatory, this cost is already included in the 3 year membership fee.

What is the ENoLL aisbl/ivzw?

Following the initial workshop on the European Network of Living Labs governance, which took place in Brussels in October 2007, one need emerged as the main result: an ENoLL Association should be founded, financed from membership fees, offering networking services and platforms for internal and external cooperation and policy making.

 

In February 2010 ENoLL became a legal entity by establishing an International Non-Profit Association under Belgian Law. The ENoLL aisbl  (in French) / ENoLL ivzw (in Dutch) is a horizontal organisation, whose mission has been to support the evolution and the wide uptake of the living lab paradigm throughout Europe and worldwide.

What is the structure of ENoLL aisbl?

The association adopts 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, Associated, Adherent and Accepted to Grow members, but only effective members enjoy all the rights provided by the bylaws:

 

  • Effective members are organisations with corporate personality that represent a living lab duly selected according to the ENoLL selection process (“waves”), become part of the association and meet their obligations as defined in the ENoLL bylaws. The ENoLL Effective members make up the ENoLL General Assembly.
  • Innovation Partners are organisations that are involved in the activities of the association, but are not selected as living labs according to the ENoLL selection process. They become part of the association under approval of the ENoLL General Assembly and meet their obligations as defined in the ENoLL bylaws.
  • Adherent members are organisations that represent a living lab duly selected according to the ENoLL selection process. Adherent members have no voting rights but participate in the objectives and activities of the association. Their acceptance and resignation is approved by the ENoLL General Assembly.
  • Accepted to grow members are organisations that represent a Living Lab, which was duly selected according to the ENoLL selection process. During this selection process, accepted to grow member applicants provide ENoLL with a motivated application as a Living Lab. If the organisation is not mature enough to be acknowledged as an adherent member, but has a solid base to start from it will be accepted to grow. This means they will be mandatory linked to the capacity building program of ENoLL and they’ll be re-evaluated after 1 year.

 

The association is managed by a Council appointed by the General Assembly. Only the effective members can vote at the General Assembly, while innovation partners and adherent members can take part and be a candidate of the Council with certain restrictions.

 

The General Assembly has all powers allowing the realisation of the objects as well as of the activities of the association. All members are invited to attend the Assembly.

Where is the ENoLL secretariat based?

The ENoLL secretariat is based in Brussels, Belgium and has offices (visiting address) at the Welkin & Meraki building at Avenue des Arts 6, 1210 Brussels.

What is OpenLivingLab Days?

OpenLivingLab Days is the annual summit of the worldwide Living Lab community, formally the ENoLL Summer School. The annual 3/4 day event includes interactive sessions, workshops, lively discussion panels with excursions and off-site visits with the aim of giving the participants a wider insight about models, theories and technologies related to Living Labs. Participants have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience from the leading experts on the subject and to network with other Living Lab enthusiasts.

 

The event is hosted annually in either August or September and always in collaboration with a host Living Lab from our network. After eight successful editions in Paris 2010, Barcelona 2011, Helsinki 2012, Manchester 2013Amsterdam 2014Istanbul 2015, and Montreal 2016, Krakow, Poland 2017 and Geneva, Switzerland 2018,Thessaloniki, Greece 2019.

 

Digital Living Lab Days:

Due to the global pandemic the 2020 and 2021 editions were held digitally in the form of Digital Living Lab Days. The Living Lab continues to meet digitally until the health and safety measures are put in place.

Who attends OpenLivingLab Days?

Attracting more than 400 participants, OpenLivingLab Days / Digital Living Lab Days attracts a wide audience from across the world which includes:

 

  • Living Lab Managers
  • Researchers
  • Open Innovation Experts
  • Policy Makers
  • Municipal & Government representatives
  • Experts in innovation in domains such as smart cities, health, open & big data, entrepreneurship, internationalisation etc.

 

We look forward to welcoming you at one of our upcoming events.

Calendar

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Journal of Justice and Sustainability: Call for Papers

Sunday, 15 May 2022
Living Labs: Perspectives on Regenerative Approaches for Place-Based Socio-Ecological Transitions

Call for Workshops at OpenLivingLab Days

Sunday, 22 May 2022
Deadline for submissions

Call for Papers at OpenLivingLab Days

Sunday, 22 May 2022
Deadline for submissions
    

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