Welcoming two new Effective Members: Basaksehir Living Lab and Eindhoven Living Lab
We are glad to welcome 2 new Effective members following the ENoLL General Assembly held on January 20th: Basaksehir Living Lab (Turkey) and Eindhoven Living Lab (Netherlands)!
We are glad to welcome 2 new Effective members following the ENoLL General Assembly held on January 20th: Basaksehir Living Lab (Turkey) and Eindhoven Living Lab (Netherlands)! Two new Council members from these organisations were also nominated: Yilmaz Gunes and Wim de Kinderen.
BASAKSEHIR LIVING LAB
Başakşehir is one of 39 districts of Istanbul. It is located in the European side of Istanbul, covers a large area of 104 km2 and has 380.000 inhabitants.
In this area Basaksehir Living Lab rose up: composed of 5 different organizations, it has the mission “to be the supplier, the User Experience Center and the Market Place for Innovative ICT based Products and Services”. The Lab provides business management support and open innovation guidance to local innovators and developers, citizens, SMEs and more. One of the future objectives is also to replicate this positive Living Lab experience in other Turkish cities.
EINDHOVEN LIVING LAB
Elected as “Smartest Region in the world” and one of the 7 best global cities for startups, Eindhoven is now internationally recognized as a global hotbed for (social) innovation. The specific sector of Internet of Things in Eindhoven is making great progress with all kind of new opportunities within a living lab environment. Today the City of Eindhoven is at the heart of the so-called Brainport Eindhoven region: a strong knowledge intensive manufacturing region, specialised in ‘high tech systems’ and ‘design’, and one of Europe’s most innovative and R&D intensive areas.