These are exciting times in Living Lab and end-user engagement field, driven by continuous development of new Living Labs, new methodologies and new research concepts. Living Labs can be applied to many different fields and therefore the scope of the conference is wide and the program is jam packed.

DAY 3: Wednesday, 8 September


Coffee session: meet with others

Are you an early bird eager to start networking? Do you want to informally connect with the other participants? Maybe discover common interests and experiences? Or just meet your peers?


Opening of the day with Louise Hopper and pierre echard

The third day of the conference focusing on Health & WellBeing and Challenges & collaborations for living labs will start with an inspirational talk by Dr. Louise Hopper (Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology at Dublin City University) and Pierre (Co-founder and professor of the Master’s in Design for Social Innovation at Saint Luc Arts College in Brussels).

TRACK: Health
Well being

TRACK: Challenges & Collaborations for living labs


TOPIC DEBATE: Oncology-focused Living Labs: a new challenge to be addressed

Inspired by the EC Mission Board for Cancer’s recommendation for the “establishment of Oncology-focused Living Labs to conquer cancer, through the acceleration of social innovation and the exploitation of new technologies”, this session aspires to open a round of discussions, the first one in the context of the DLLD21, among high-level policymakers, in-field cancer experts and Living Labbers to envisioning the future Oncology-focused Living Labs.

TOPIC DEBATE: Living Labs in Clinical Research: current status, challenges & future perspectives

This topic debate aspires to open the discussion on Health & Wellbeing Living Labs, clinical research and the interlink between them. How far is living lab concept developed for health research, what challenges yet exist and what Living Labs can offer in clinical studies. Are the methodologies used in clinical research applied in Living Lab concept and how far are the two. These are few topics to be addressed. 


TOPIC DEBATE: Let's harmonize our living labs!

Our Living Labs need business models that will enable their sustainability beyond a project’s lifecycle, optimal use of time and resources and maximum exploitation of research results from the local community. A key solution to this challenge is to work together towards a Harmonized proposal of services and procedures.

WORKSHOP: Cross-cultural imaginaries, collective agencies: exploring planetary health

The workshop aims to introduce participants to structured engagement with anticipation based on a three-step world- and sensemaking approach developed by the anticipate network

WORKSHOP: Human Factors in living lab research: how to get started

Human Factors studies simulate real-life circumstances using a multi-method approach. During the workshop we will immerse you into the practical organization of this method. 

TOPIC DEBATE: Change the future together.
Co-creating global collaborations

Living Labs are becoming a global phenomenon. During this session we want to give you the opportunity to discover them global Living Labs and join the discussion on how different initiatives can work together to co-create global collaborations.


Lunch Break

You can join one of the lounges on the event platform and connect with other participants. 


TOPIC DEBATE: LL as technology infrastructures

This session will try to enlighten the position of the living labs as infrastructures through the lens of the European Commission and other active actors in the domain

TOPIC DEBATE: Living Lab Markers

The Living Lab Markers are a tool to qualify and evaluate collective innovation processes with a user-centered approach. It allows to implement a participatory and user-centered project and carry out a continuous evaluation of the specificities of the methodology throughout the project.

TOPIC DEBATE: Living labs as a tool for regulatory learning

This session aims to recast regulatory challenges as an opportunity for living labs to co-create regulations and standards that govern innovation


WORKSHOP: Transferring digital health innovations: testing a readiness tool prototype

A tool, designed to evaluate organisational/regional readiness to apply integrated digital care solutions will be presented. 

Research session

In this session track chairs Seppo Leminen and Abdolrasoul Habibipour, will introduce the 6 submissions which were peer reviewed. Papers from two tracks will be presented:

  • Challenges for living labs
  • Health & Well Being

WORKSHOP: Learning Labs as a specific type of living lab fostering knowledge co-creation and dissemination

Learn about practical definition and the scope of Learning Labs. 


Closing of the day

In this session track leaders will reflect on their insights of the day and share the next steps.

  • Introduction (Koen Vervoort)
  • Health & WellBeing track (Evdokimos Konstantinidis)
  • Challenges & collaborations of living labs  track (Fernando Vilariño)
  • Q&A and wrap up