Closing Session


Friday 22 September
17.30 – 19.00






The OpenLivingLab Days conference’s closing session will feature reflections from ENoLL Working Group and AOTF leaders, the prestigious Veli-Pekka Nittamo Award for best full research paper and recognition for papers in other categories. The session will conclude with great anticipation as next year’s edition of the OpenLivingLab Days conference will be announced, offering a glimpse into the exciting opportunities and developments awaiting the community.

This closing session promises to be a moment of reflection, celebration, and inspiration for all attendees, reinforcing the importance of collaboration and knowledge sharing in the Living Lab community.


17:30 – 17:35 Video recap of the conference

17:35 – 18:00 Closing reflections with the ENoLL Working Group and AOTF leaders sharing key take-aways from the conference (Artur Serra, i2CAT Foundation; Fernando Vilariño, CVC; Evdokimos Kostantinidis and Despoina Petsani, Thess-AHALL; Josep Maria Salanova Grau, ThessM@LL; Valentino Piana, EnergyLL; Fran Iglesias, Fundacion Epica la Fura dels Baus

Moderator: Martina Desole (ENoLL)

18.00 – 18.20 Veli-Pekka Niitamo Award for

  • Best full research paper
  •  Best research in progress papers
  • Best innovation presentation outline
  • Best presentation
  • Best poster award

Moderator: Dimitri Schuurman (imec), Chair of the Scientific Steering Committee 

18:20 – 18:25 Introduction to Day 3 activities by Fernando Vilariño

18:25 – 18:30 Wrap up and announcement of the host of the OLLD 2024.

Moderator: Martina Desole (ENoLL)


Evdokimos Konstantinidis

President, European Network of Living Labs, Thess-AHALL Researcher,

Martina Desole

Director ENoLL

Artur Serra

i2CAT deputy Director, AOTF Social Innovation & Digital Rights lead

Fernando Vilariño

Associate Director at the Computer Vision Center and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science UAB

Despoina Petsani

Research associate, Medical Physics and Digital Innovation Lab

Josep Maria Salanova Grau

Researcher CERTH/HIT

Valentino Piana

Senior Academic Associate at the University of Applied Science of Western Switzerland

Fran Iglesias Gracia

General Manager at Fundacion Epica La Fura dels Baus

Dimitri Schuurman

PhD in innovation management in Living Labs from Ghent University (UGent) and the Free University of Brussels (VUB)