Building a Gendered Innovation Living Lab for Living Labs: from concept to design, sustainability and dissemination


Thursday 21 September
15.45 – 17.15


Just Transition 


G.A.C. Group



SUR 10 


In this session participants will act as Living Lab builders using gender responsive smart innovation and entrepreneurship tools and methodologies. This workshop is the fourth Gender Intelligence Group of EU-Funded GILL project. Participants of the workshop will learn about existing tools and methodologies for a gender responsive organization and will debate all transversal aspects of co- creation, from barriers to good practices and expected outcomes, with a focus on gender and diversity. They will also learn about how to think strategically when designing and building a Living Lab, including staff roles and stakeholders’ ecosystem.


The methodology reflects the spirit of GILL project activities and capitalise on previous Gender Intelligence Groups (GIG). At GILL we strongly believe in the co-creation approach structured on a four-phases cycle – understand, co-design, implement, evaluate – repeated twice to incorporate the feedback and evaluation results in fine-tuned and validated results.
The workshop flow will be:
15:45 – 15:50 GILL project presentation 
15:50 – 16:00 Presentation of existing services, tools and platforms and those planned in GILL as a starting point for discussion
16:00 – 17:05 the Role Play
  • 16:00 – 16:05 Split up in teams 
  • 16:05 – 16:35 Discuss each team topic 
  • 16:35 – 17:05 Presentation of all teams’ results 
17:05 – 17:15 Wrap up and agreement on a global strategy 
To make the workshop more interactive participants will take part in a role play.
We will use canva model, create a set of cards (and a Monopoly like game)


Dr. Francesca Spagnoli

Head of Capacity Building & Research at ENoLL and GILL Project Coordinator

Geraldine Quetin

Project Manager at GAC Group – Gendered innovation / Business incubation and innovation expert

Laura Varisco

Consultant in Regional economic development, European cooperation and Innovation at GAC Group