100 Regional innovation Valleys: how living labs play an strategic role dealing with multiple transitions (green, digital and social)


Thursday 21 September
11.00 – 12.30




Artur Serra, i2cat Foundation
Marta Martorell, i2cat Foundation
ENoLL’s Task Force on Social Innovation and Digital Rights


The multiple transitions are not happening separately. The climate transition needs the digital one and vice versa and both cannot be achieve without a deep social transformation. Using the EU program 100 Regional Innovation Valleys and other European and international experiences, we will explore transformative innovation strategies from the territorial level in a multiple transition era .

“Superlabs”, “collaboratories”, “regional innovation valleys”, seems social innovations favoring open and inclusive innovation ecosystems in territories at different scales. What kind of challenges, agendas, protocols, forms of actions and governance models are using for building such new societal instruments? What kind of new open and inclusive digital platform and networks can sustain this efforts?

Moderator: Artur Serra, I2Cat and Marta Martorell, i2Cat, Collaboratory Catalunya project 

Panel Participants:

  • Margherita Bacigalupo. JRC. 100 Regional Valley program. 
  • Rachel Berthiaume, LLio, Riviere du Loup. Quebec. 
  • Carolyn Hassan, Knowle West Media Center, Bristol UK. 
  • Gerasimos Sofianatos, Deputy Head of Unit-investments in high-capacity networks, European Commission
  • Aurora Crespo, Innovation program manager, Andorra Living Lab


Margherita Bacigalupo

Research Officer in Partnerships for Regional Innovation

Gerasimos Sofianatos

European Commission. Deputy Head of Unit - Investments in High-Capacity Networks

Josep Maria Salanova Grau

Researcher CERTH/HIT

Carolyn Hassan

Director at Knowle West Media Centre

Aurora Crespo

Innovation Project Manager, Andorra Living Lab

Rachel Berthiaume

LLio Riviere du Loup, Quebec. The Caneolabs experience

Artur Serra

i2CAT deputy Director, AOTF Social Innovation & Digital Rights lead

Marta Martorell

Digital Society Technologies, i2cat Foundation Collaboratory Catalunya project