Collaboration frameworks for Living Labs and experimentation


Thursday 21 September
14.00 – 15.30


Living Lab Transition: Methodologies and Impact


Georgia Ayfantopoulou (CERTH/HIT)
Josep Maria Salanova Grau (CERTH/HIT)
Biaggio Ciuffo (JRC Directorate for Energy, Transport, and Climate (EC))




The ecological transition of ecosystems is a common problem. Its solution requires moving towards innovation systems that are more open and inclusive. This transition is connected to digital and social aspects, which also affect society as a whole. Collaboration between LLs make possible to generate networks between different stakeholders of innovation, enhancing the transferability, scalability and replicability of innovative solutions and best practices and achieving the mobilization of a universal innovation ecosystem to respond to common challenges.
The participants will have the opportunity to be informed about the work done so far within ENoLL Mobility WG including the common living lab definition and vocabulary as well as the development of a definition mapping tool and how the Family of Living Labs approach has been applied for defining the Austrian mobility labs. The best practices as collected from different LLs and useful tools for cities will be also presented. Moreover, the session will equip the participants with valuable insights on how a collaborative framework between different LLs and contexts can be successfully implemented. Through an exchange of knowledge and experiences about existing collaborative approaches, the participants will learn about the added value of synergies between different mobility LLs and the success criteria of achieving a joint project. Focus will be put in transferability, scalability and replicability aspects.
The first part of the session will consist of short presentations by representatives of the core members of the EnoLL Mobility WG and Artur Serra (Deputy Director of the i2cat Foundation in Catalonia). A panel discussion will folllow including a Q&A slot, providing to participants valuable knowledge about how a collaboration framework should be structured in order to enable synergies across different mobility Living Labs and how collaborative initiatives can transform LLs into powerful mechanisms for driving the green, digital, social and just transition.


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

Researcher CERTH/HIT

Stefanie Blank

Austria Tech

Andromachi Mourtzouchou

Joint Research Centre of the European Commission, Ispra, Italy

Vivekanand Kotikalapudi

Deputy Project Head, GIZ

Georgia Ayfantopoulou

Deputy Director CERTH/HIT

Artur Serra Hurtado

Deputy Director i2cat