Collaboration frameworks for Living Labs and experimentation
Thursday 21 September
14.00 – 15.30
Living Lab Transition: Methodologies and Impact
4.00 – 14.05: Welcome and introduction of the session (Josep Maria Salanova Grau, CERTH/HIT)
14.05 – 14.15: Family of Austrian Mobility Labs: An alternative way of defining living labs (Stefanie Blank, AustriaTech)
14.15 – 14.20: Common living lab definition and Definition Mapping Tool (Josep Maria Salanova Grau, CERTH/HIT, CERTH/HIT)
14.20 – 14.30: Best practices of mobility LLs (Andromachi Mourtzouchou, JRC)
14.30 – 14.40: Tools for cities (Georgia Ayfantopoulou & Josep Maria Salanova Grau, CERTH/HIT)
14.40 – 14.45: Green urban mobility and transportation systems in India (Vivekanand Kotikalapudi, GIZ)
14.45 – 14.55: Collaboratories as next generation living labs (Artur Serra Hurtado, i2cat)
14.55 – 15.10: Panel discussion moderated by Josep Maria Salanova Grau and Q&A
15.10 – 15.15: Concluding remarks
Josep Maria Salanova Grau
Josep Maria Salanova GrauResearcher CERTH/HIT
Josep Maria Salanova Grau is a researcher at CERTH/HIT and holds a Civil engineering diploma and PhD in transport modelling from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona and a MSc in civil and transportation engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is leading the “Data analysis and modelling” laboratory and he is in the core team of Thessaloniki Smart Mobility Living Lab, which is an efficient member of ENoLL. His scientific interests concern research and developments in transport and mostly in algorithm and model development, mobility, intermodal transport and logistics as well as Data Science and Big Data at the transport domain. Additionally, he co leads with AustriaTech and JRC the ENoll Working Group on mobility.
Stefanie BlankAustria Tech
Stefanie Blank is an Austrian expert in the field of mobility. She pursued her studies in Environmental and Bioresource Management at the University of Life Sciences in Vienna, with a dedicated focus on mobility. Currently, she is actively engaged in various projects spanning a range of topics, including child and youth mobility as well as shared mobility solutions.
Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra, Italy
Andromachi MourtzouchouJoint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra, Italy
Andromachi Mourtzouchou is a Ph.D. candidate at the Civil Engineering department of the University of Cantabria in Santander, Spain, with a focus on the acceptability of new mobility solutions. For the past five years, she has been working at the Sustainable, Smart and Safe Mobility Unit at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Ispra, Italy, supporting the scientific activities of the JRC Future Mobility Solutions Living Lab, which involves engaging citizens in co-creating future mobility solutions.
Deputy Project Head, GIZ
Vivekanand KotikalapudiDeputy Project Head, GIZ
Vivekanand (Vivek) is an Urban Mobility expert focused on tackling issues with urbanisation like improving air quality and solving traffic problems. He has held various leadership roles on Strategy during his 9 year long career at Bosch in India and had started and led the Urban Mobility practice there in 2018. He has been advising various government authorities in Bangalore over the past 6 years on developing solutions to bring about a modal shift from private to public transport. He has a deep understanding of digital technology and helps build citizen centric solutions to nudge change in travel behaviour. Vivek currently works as a Transport, Infrastructure Advisor at GIZ. He is instrumental in setting up the Green Urban Mobility Innovation Living Lab in Bengaluru since November 2021. He uses the Living Lab platform for co-creating solutions around air quality and sustainable transportation. Vivek believes the Living Lab approach is most suited to improve quality of life in India's mega cities.
Deputy Director CERTH/HIT
Georgia AyfantopoulouDeputy Director CERTH/HIT
Georgia Ayfantopoulou is CERTH/HIT's Deputy Director and-Research Director. She is head of Research Department “Infrastructure, Networks, Mobility & Logistics” with high expertise on Traffic Management, Transport Systems Management, Use of Telematics Applications in: Maritime, Road and Combined Transport, GIS, Vehicle Fleet Management, Operations Research and in Road Safety. She has been assigned as Project Coordinator, Technical and Evaluation Manager for several EU as well as Greek projects. She manages Thessaloniki Smart Mobility Living Lab, which is an efficient member of ENoLL.
Artur Serra Hurtado
Deputy Director i2cat
Artur Serra HurtadoDeputy Director i2cat
Artur Serra Hurtado is Deputy director of i2cat research center and Former Vicepresident of European Network of Living Labs. He is conducting now the research project Catalunya Collaboratory, based in the vision of universal innovation ecosystems. He is co-leading with Antonia Caro, the new Horizon Europe project INTEGER (2022-2024), integrating social innovation into the European Innovation Ecosystems in three European regions: Catalonia, Krakow and Hamburg. Currently he is the head of the ENoLL Action Oriented Task Force on Social Innovation, promoting the collaboration between the ENoLL and the European School of Social Innovation (ESSI) supporting a more human-centric innovation ecosystems. Finally, he is leading a cooperative project with FDSUT, Fondation pour le Dévelopement du Service Universel de Telecomunications de Senegal promoting the first national network of líving labs in this African country.