DAY 2 : Thursday, 3 September



The 7 top selected papers will be introduced to the whole audience. The session will be moderated by the research Chair Dr. Dimitri Schuurman





The role of Living labs in supporting the development of universal access to social innovation ecosystems a topic debate with following speakers: Tuija Hirvikovski (Laurea University), Artur Serra (i2Cat), Ryan Titley (ERRIN), Pirita Lindholm (ERRIN – TBC). Moderated by Carolyn Hassan (KWMC)

Expected outcomes after the session:

  • What does social innovation looks like from others perspectives?
  • To put forward the work around the collaboratory model (different types of funding)
  • Provide ENoLL as a transformant agent to EC


Health & Environment a research session led by Dr. Evdokimos Konstantinidis & Dr. An Jacobs. READ ABSTRACTS

Anticipatory Technology Assessment. Toward a new playbook by David crombie & Soenke Zehle This workshop will focus on introduction and collaborative exploration of the “Anticipatory Technology Assessment Toolkit” (ATA-Kit) developed by members of MORE


Reframe the Problem: from Inquiry to Innovation by Margarita Maniati, Ioanna Elabd & Vasia Christoulaki The “Reframe the Problem: from inquiry to innovation” pop-up lab is a virtual, interactive workshop designed to immerse participants in the dynamic process of transformative, collaborative discovery. MORE

Scaling up experimentation – Case of agile piloting in urban labs by Janne Rinne & Kaisa Spilling During this workshop you will learn how to scale up experimentation in urban living labs. The Pocket Book for Agile Piloting will be introduced with case examples and learnings. Sharing insights with peers in a facilitated workshop. MORE




This workshop is organised in the framework of the Energy & Environment Taskforce of the European network of Living Labs ENoLL. Over the last two years, numerous Living Labs initiatives in the water sector have emerged. In order to raise awareness of these new initiatives, to connect the projects to the people responsible for carrying EU water policies and to facilitate networking, this workshop gives them a voice. It is co-organised by Water Europe and will demonstrate the links between public policies at the macro level, projects in Living Lab mode in the meso level, particularly in the H2020 framework program, and the tools implemented in the sector, representing the micro level.

Expected outcomes after the session: Awareness on the context and activities, networking among the actors, increase in interactions.

Moderated by Joëlle Mastelic & Florian Bürki (HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Energy Living Lab)

Public sector innovation a research session led by Mathias van Compernolle & Eveline Vlassenroot. READ  ABSTRACTS

Dump or take-away? The Reinvent Tourism Festival as a living lab to co-create sustainable and inclusive business models by Julie Ferguson, Mike De Kreek & Yasemin Oruc This workshop will provide insights into co-creation of new business models that contribute to socially and economically sustainable urban consumption spaces as living labs, drawing on the Reinvent Tourism Festival and participants’ examples. MORE

Integrating communities of practice from URBiNAT cities by Americo Mateus, Nathalie Nunes & Knud Erik Hilding-Hamann The aim of this workshop is to expand the CoP which has organized several webinars since the last OLLD. The objective is to facilitate distributed discussions across seven URBiNAT cities plus invited city living labs. MORE

Smart Kalasatama – What can we learn about evaluation methods? by Michel Nader Sayun & Mette Hiltunen The aim of this workshop is to co-ideate different possibilities for evaluating living labs with qualitative data from the social point of view and to find tools for using and communicating this type of data in practice. MORE




In real TED-style leading speakers around a certain topic are invited to inspire our audience. After their presentations, they open the floor for fruitful discussions. Attendees have the possibility to ask questions to the speakers upfront and during the sessions. The discussion will be moderated by Fernando Vilariño (Computer Vision Center / Library Living Lab)



The aim of  the slot is to learn about the strategy of the WE WoLLs Network that aims at supporting and enhancing the development of WOLLs in EU and beyond, the role of WE WoLLs Network in enabling the twin effort for a European Green Deal and the Europe Fit for the Digital Age and importantly to identify a model which can be applied to similar initiatives for scale up ambition and replication.

Multiple sub-networks of Living Labs are forging around specific thematic areas connected to the EU Green Deal, sustainability and environment to create resilient future in urban and rural environments. During this session, following the referenced interest areas introductory slot:

  • Water Oriented Living Labs (WOLL);
  • Energy Living Labs;
  • Mobility Living Labs;
  • AgroEcology Living Labs;
  • Climate neutral Cities (TBC)

As pilot action the water-oriented Living Labs will coordinate the session on scaling up such Living Lab interest areas and tackle the following challenges:

  • Lack of enabling environment and ambitions.
  • Missing of an enabling structure that encourages stakeholders from various sectors and industries to come together, commit and engage in the WoLLs.
  • Lack of a systemic view and approach that limits the capacity of different kind of WoLLs – urban, Industrial, rural – to come together.
  • Inadequacy of marketing and tools to establishing a harmonised and systemic market outreach framework.
  • Low visibility and dissemination of knowledge and finding of the WoLLs that are necessary to promote the adoption of innovating solutions and secure investments.
  • Lacking scalability and continuity.
  • Life of the WoLLs are limited due to either to low technology readiness to commercialization, lack of engagement of the stakeholders, or limitation in funding to grow LL and implement innovation.
  • Policy constrains

This session is hosted by: Water Europe, JRC Mobility, Energy LL, ENoLL Living Labs and Office



Urban & societal challenges a research session led by Prof. Dr. Pieter Ballon & Carina Veeckman. READ ABSTRACTS

 The objective of this workshop is to define «Health & Wellbeing Adaptive Digital Toolkits» for people at different ages with different physical and mental conditions. Adaptive Toolkits means that the content of the Toolbox can be changed depending on the needs of the person, by selecting from a pool/library of digital tools & services. MORE

Building a distributed living lab: online environments for leveraging collective intelligence to create new worlds by Hank Kune This workshop will help you explore how to leverage distributed collective intelligence in enriching online working environments, and how to effectively use these online environments to address real-world issues. MORE




General Assembly Meeting of the European Network of Living Labs