Open and Digital Living Lab Days

OpenLivingLab Days (OLLD) is the annual gathering of the global Living Lab community. Digital Living Lab Days its the digital version of the event held online, due to the health & safety restrictions and travel banes experienced globally in 2020 and 2021. 

The annual event (in whichever format) is a space for public officials, companies, entrepreneurs, academics, living lab representatives, and innovators to connect and work together: to create new products and services, to set the basis for debate and exploration of theories, and to discuss and process policy recommendations within the practical elements of open and user-driven innovation. Through interactive panel discussions, hands-on workshops with leading experts and site visits to our local partners, OLLD/DLLD offers an exclusive networking and knowledge sharing experience.

Join Living Labs, companies, public officials, policy makers, researchers, non-profits and entrepreneurs to:

  • Explore co-creation methodologies, tools and best practices
  • Meet new partners for consortium building and set-up transnational experimentation grounds
  • Transform markets by engaging citizens in co-creating products and services
  • Find potential experimentation & test environments

European Network of Living Labs

The European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) organises the event each year together with a different host. ENoLL is the international federation of benchmarked Living Labs in Europe and worldwide. Founded in November 2006 under the auspices of the Finnish European Presidency, the network has grown in ‘waves’ up to this day.

The European approach to Living Labs was created in the Unit “Collaborative working environments” of the DG INFSO (now DG CONNECT) in close collaboration with an industrial advisory group on Open Innovation (Open Innovation Strategy and Policy group – OISPG) which was founded by Bror Salmelin. The original concept was updated to open innovation environments attracting inwards investment, both intellectual and financial one.

A look back – Open Living Lab Days 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece

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