Replicable & Sustainable Living Labs Model Development
BACKGROUND/HISTORY AND CONTEXT OF THE WORKSHOP
From our experiences and previous discussions as well as from feedbacks from the Regional Living Lab summit we understand Public Authorities in eastern societies are distant to developing Living-Lab concepts within their communities because of the following reasons;
– They have little idea of how to develop a project including different stakeholders,
– They have no experience in managing such a co-creating set-up,
– They find the Financial risks high compared to returns.. In other words they don’t have sucessfull business models to justify building a Living-Lab,
– Cultural issues regarding co-creation and difficuilty in citizen engagement,
– Low willingness to deal with other stakeholders in the eco-system,
– Other priorities of public authorities,
– High bureaucracy and low flexibility in financial and human resources issues,
– Difficuilty in scaling up the projects from living labs within their district,
MAIN AIM / OBJECTIVE
The objective of the workshop is to define alternative Living lab Business Models for Public Authorities that finds a solution to above concerns of decision makers in public authorities.
Within this objective would like to collect experiences of other Living Labs working within Public Authorities, in the form of best practices and worst practices in order to justify one or few alternative models for sustainable Co-creating Innovation establishments.
The expected outcome is to discuss and suggest a model for developing a sustainable a Living Lab Model that any Municipality can implement easily. All the Stakeholders should see the benefits and value creation from the model(s) outlined. Some of the expected outcomes can be summarised as below
– Defining an Environment Map of all the stakeholders including citizens (i.e. Municipality, Users, Innovators, Industrialists, Investors, etc
– Defining Win-Win benefits for each stakeholder
– Defining Relationship models for interactions between each stakeholder on the environment map.
– Financial sustainability models for each stakeholder type
– Defining other resource requirements and sourcing models
BRIEF OUTLINE / METHODOLOGY
1) Başakşehir Living Lab will provide the pros and cons of Living Labs that belong to Public authorities, development of its Environment Map since inception and problems encountered.
2) The participants will be separated into groups where each group member should be a representative of a different kind of institution.
3) Each group will define an Environment Map of a Public Authority from group experience and write down the DO’s and DON’Ts for a win-win for each stakeholder.
4) Each group presents their environment map and the facilitators define a minimum Facilitator Map for each Living Lab
5) The next group work will cover the topic of best Resourcing Models for a Sustainable Living Lab. Each table will present their suggestions to the attendees.
6) The facilitator will distribute to consolidated results of the environment map and ask each group to OutLine a Replicable and Sustainable Businnes model(s)
Ömer OnurManaging Director
Ömer is currently the MD of Başakşehir Living Lab and has been running Başakşehir Innovation & Technology Center (Basaksehir Living-Lab) focused in the development of innovative products and services as well as supporting entrepreneurs and startups since 2012. He is an expert in Project Management and Organizational Development. Ömer has more than 30 years of corporate experience by working most of his years in Ford Motor Company, Ericsson and Turkcell Communications at various management roles in the areas of Organizational Development, Quality, IT, Strategy and Project Management. Omer has a B.Sc in Production/Industrial Engineering from Aston University, UK and an MBA degree from Graduate School of Management, Melbourne University. LIVING-LAB EXPERIENCE 2002-2003: Project Management of Crea-World, Ericsson Turkey. Crea-World was created as an incubation & development center for mobile applications in order to provide data revenues for GSM Operators in Turkey. The center incubated many Startups in the Mobile App world of Turkey and the apps were tested together with GSM Operators. Since 2011: Ömer has been a project team member of Başakşehir Living-Lab since 2011. From 2011-2013 as Project Leader has been involved in Project Concept Development of Living-Lab, including ENoLL Application process and ENoLL Certification process. Since 2012 Ömer is the Managing Director of Başakşehir Living-Lab and is ENoLL Council Member since 2018 and ENoLL Treasurer since September 2019. List of Living-Lab Projects and Publications can be seen on our web site at http://www.basaksehir-livinglab.com. Başakşehir Living-Lab is an Effective member of ENoLL. Ömer has a fair knowledge of ENoLL Members by showing active participation in annual ENoLL Living-Lab Days and as a volunteer in the selection of new members since 2014. Basaksehir has also hosted ENoLL Living-Lab Days 2015. Ömer is also project leader of the Başakşehir Municipality Team, which is the Follower City in the UNALAB Project