Innovation Management in Living Lab projects


 Thursday, 9th September, 11:30 -13:00 CEST


Get familiar with imec’s Innovation Board, its methodology and the online tool that helps you structure and focus your Living Lab projects. 


Living labs are complex partnerships that enable quadruple helix innovation projects. There is an abundance of literature and online resources on Living Lab tools and co-creation activities. However, surprisingly, there is a lack of practitioner tools specifically designed for innovation management in living labs. Therefore, in order to help practitioners in the selection of living lab activities and also to allow more comparisons and benchmarking between different projects and living lab organizations, at imec we designed the Innovatrion Board as an assumption-based innovation canvas with an assumptionbased methodology, designed in and for the context of living lab projects. Moreover, we also developed an online platform, IVTx, that allows to log and follow-up on individual Living Lab projects, completely in line with the Innovation Board methodology. During the workshop, we will introduce the Innovation Board by means of a very clear example and subsequently split the group in (maximum 5) thematic groups where each group will work in the digital IVTx platform with a specific case linked to the theme of the group.


-Insight into the Innovation Board, its 8 elements and the relation between them

-Introduction to the Innovation Board methodology

-Understanding of the Innovation Board and the digital platform by mapping a specific case directly in the board

-Getting ready to use the Innovation Board with your own case(s)


TANGIBLE -All participants will be able to create their own login to the platform and use it for their own individual Living Lab projects

INTANGIBLE -The participants will gain a deeper understanding of innovation management specifically in the context of Living Labs by the example cases and by the group work



Intro on methodology and Innovation Board with an insightful example of an imec Living Lab project 

Break-out sessions for Urban & Rural resilience, Digital Social Innovation, Health & Well-being, and Living labs for a greener future. 

Introduction of the project/case to be used in the exercise, group work

Debrief and closure 

The participants will all be able to use the Innovation Board and the digital IVTx platform afterwards for their own projects. The workshop will help them in structuring and improving their Living Lab projects and the inherent innovation activities. This will allow them to bring more clarity and focus into their Living Lab organization, projects and activities.


All Living Lab practitioners or practitioners-to-be (public sector, private sector, researchers as well as active citizens/users).




Dimitri Schuurman

Manager Business & Domain Experts imec's Digital Transformation Department