Podcast #1: how-not-to Living Lab
This first podcast focused on the challenges when creating Living Labs. Hence, this episode reflects on the “how-not-to make basic mistakes when setting up a living lab”. The main outcome of this podcast is a list of activities that will help to prevent and overcome possible challenges. The invited interviewee was Juan Antonio Bertolin, Managing Director of General Foundation of the University Jaume I, and General director of ESPAITEC Science and Technology Park. Juan Bertolin talked about all the pitfalls he went through when setting up the e’LivingLab in Spain.
1. It is important to know the Living Labs concept1. It is important to know the Living Labs concept
2. It is essential to plan ahead and identify the potential methodologies of work during the project
3. It is crucial to have contracts – agreements signed in advance with potential partners or supporting entities.
4. It is imperative to have a business model