The goal of this workshop is to define project ideas for upcoming calls focussed on innovation in healthcare.

This workshop will be led by 3 living lab managers experienced in writing winning project proposals for European funding. The introduction of this workshop will inspire participants by explaining successful innovation projects that are running at the moment.

Participants will learn do’s & don’t, tips & tricks in writing strong project proposals. After this inspiring introduction participants start to work in small groups on defining proposals for future calls. Participants can chose out of 5 calls that will open in the near future (2017-2019). Moderators will guide them through the co-creation process with their knowledge of the calls and experience in writing proposals. Moderators will process the results and contact the participants that are interested for future meetings on elaborating the project proposals after the ENoLL conference

Expected outcomes: list of participants & telco meeting plan to continue the process on proposal collaboration

Workshop organisers:

Kelly Verheyen is Master of Science in Engineering Physics and Master in the Management of Governmental Organisations. Currently she is living lab manager at LiCalab (, a mature care living lab based in Belgium. The 5 enthousiast team members of LiCalab support companies and care organisations in running R&D and innovation projects for the healthcare market. LiCalab has a focus on food, rehabilitation technology, mental health and community care. LiCalab has gained strong experience in coordinating transnational living lab projects, both EU-funded and privately funded projects (fee for services). Kelly has experience in transnational living labs projects, for example in the running CrossCare and Seas2Grow projects.

Dr Evdokimos Konstantinidis is the leader of the Assistive Technologies and Silver Science Research Group in the Lab of Medical Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in which he received the Ph.D. degree in 2015. Recent research interests focus on intervention for elderly in the field of exergaming (silverscience) and IoT in the context of living labs methodologies. He supported the establishment of the Thess-AHALL Living Lab which in 2016 became an adherent member of ENoLL. He works on the design of a transnational collaborative platform for serious game development with and for older people which received the 3rd place at the ENoLL Best Living Lab Project Award 2016. He has authored more than 50 publications in various international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is the technical coordinator of the CAPTAIN H2020 project, deputy technical manager of the SmokeFreeBrain H2020 project and he works in the UNCAP and i-Prognosis H2020 projects.

Panagiotis Bamidis is currently Assoc. Prof. in the Lab of Medical Physics, Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has founded and has been leading four research groups and he has been the co-ordinator of five large European projects. He is the President of the Hellenic Biomedical Technology Society and has been the Chairman/Organiser of nine international conferences. 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 silvergaming/exergaming/silver-science. He has established 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 Thess-AHALL living lab which in 2016 became an adherent member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL).

M.Sc.Econ. Virpi Kaartti is Head of the Master’s Degree Program in Service Innovation and Design at Laurea University of Applied Sciences in Finland. Besides teaching and leading the Master’s degree program, she works actively in the R&D projects. There are two ongoing projects, both of which implement Helsinki-Uusimaa region’s Smart Specialization strategy, Human Health Tech. Her research interests are in service marketing and management, and especially in service design. She has initiated and organized several international Service Innovation & Design seminars, and Nordic ServDes2012 Conference in Finland together with her colleagues. She has an extensive managerial working experience in retail industry focusing on business development and marketing.
Harri Haapaniemi

Senior Manager, for research support at Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Harri is R&D professional with a long and diverse work experience from grant writing to project management. At the moment his work at Laurea is connected to holistic health and well-being, i.e. healthcare, e-health, living labs and coping at home and entrepreneurship support related R&D activities. He has been involved with Laurea research and development activities since 2004 and worked as Senior Manager, Research Liaison Officer, Project Manager and Research assistant. His tasks include implementation of research and development projects, grant writing, networking with partners and national and international funding organisations, and teaching among other things. His efforts in proposal preparations at Laurea University of Applied Sciences have resulted successful funding of several projects from e.g. EU.


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