Objective of the session
The target audience for this session is current or future Living Labs who are interested in learning more about co-creation and experimentation methods in technology-oriented environments. This includes Living Lab project managers, researchers, innovation managers, designers, etc.
Only 12 attendees will have the chance to participate to this training, first come first served.
Day 1 will be held at imec offices in Antwerp (Belgium) and Day 2 will be hosted by LiCaLab in the city neighbourhood “Niefhout” in Turnhout (Belgium).
Cost of the training
790 euro per participant. This price includes the 2-day training, lunches and coffe breaks. Travels and accomodation are excluded.
To register to the Deep Dive Session, please use the following form!
Content of the training
- Explanation of the 3-layered model for Living Labs and its relation to imec’s Living Lab activities: Dataspaces, Digital Twins & AI innovation.
- Importance of desirability, feasibility, and viability in Living Lab projects and link with imec’s Living Lab characteristics.
- Examples of typical imec Living Lab projects and how they help to achieve our mission & vision and introduction of our project assessment framework.
DEEP DIVE WITH THE PARTICIPANTS: identifying their own stakeholders & (technology) assets, linked to their Living Lab vision & mission + identification
Main ‘Checks’ per Innovation Management Stage:
- Introduction to the main ‘checks’ per innovation management stage: Focus, Differentiation, and Coherence.
- Explanation of how these checks help Living Lab projects stay on track and achieve their goals.
- Experimentation + co-creation: methodologies in practice.
Co-creation and Experimentation:
- Overview of the main methods for co-creation and experimentation in technology oriented Living Labs.
- Illustrations of online and offline tools that can be used for testing, co-creation, and experimentation.
- Examples of imec’s co-creation & experimentation methods & tools.
- Examples of LiCaLab use cases of: co-creation, human factor studies, pilot studies for companies, care organizations and local authorities.
DEEP DIVE WITH THE PARTICIPANTS: mapping out their own ‘toolbox’ and identifying gaps
- Explanation of how innovation canvasses can be used to identify critical assumptions and select the right users/stakeholders for co-creation and experimentation.
DEEP DIVE WITH PARTICIPANTS: co-create your own innovation canvas
Pilot & Panel Management Process:
- Discussion of the pilot management process and its relation to innovation canvasses.
- Link with panel management: how to identify & recruit participants & test-users?
- Examples to show how Living Labs can use this process to manage their projects effectively.
- Citizen engagement.
Facilitation and Interviewing Techniques:
- Explanation of various facilitation and interviewing techniques that can be used in Living Lab projects.
- Multiple examples to demonstrate how these techniques can be applied in practice.
DEEP DIVE WITH THE PARTICIPANTS: hands-on training & exercise with facilitation & interviewing techniques via active role playing
Introduction to city neighborhood ‘Niefhout’ and site visite of care organization Orion
Day 1 Program: ‘Deep Dive Session on Experimenting & Co-creating in a Living Lab Environment with a technology orientation”
Hosts of the day: Dimitri Schuurman and Gilles Wuyts (imec living labs) – Antwerpen
Day 2 Program ‘LiCalab: living lab practice in real life environment’
Hosts of the day: Leen Broeckx (Panel Manager), Ingrid Adriaensen (Business Manager), Vicky Van der Auwera (Operations Manager) – Turnhout