Living Lab Harmonization: the journey towards a common language


Thursday 21 September
11.00 – 12.30


Living Lab Transition: Methodologies and Impact


ThessAHALL, Evdokimos Konstantinidis and Despoina Petsani
LAUREA, Teemu Santonen
McGill-CRIR LivingLabs, Eva Kehayia


Sala Àgora


The primary aim of this session is to provide attendees with comprehensive insights into the ongoing efforts related to the Living Lab Harmonization process. The Living Lab Harmonization framework has been meticulously crafted to facilitate seamless and efficient access to Living Lab Research Infrastructures. Specifically, the VITALISE initiative is dedicated to the integration of Living Labs into the broader Research Infrastructure landscape and substantiating their status as integral components of Research Infrastructures.

Session Expected outcomes:

  • Initiate a Thoughtful Discussion: Our foremost objective is to initiate a thoughtful and engaging discussion among participants. We intend to explore how Living Lab Harmonization can significantly enhance the standing and relevance of Living Labs within the Research Infrastructure ecosystem.
  • Define Roadmap and Objectives: Another pivotal goal is to collaboratively establish a concrete roadmap for the future. We aim to outline clear and actionable objectives for a dedicated Working Group that will continue to drive forward the Living Lab Harmonization efforts.


5‘ Welcome and introduction (Panos Bamidis)
10’ Harmonization Methodology overview (Despoina Petsani)
10′ Living Lab KPIs (Koen Vervoort)
7′ Commentary (Jana Kolar, audience)
10’ Living Lab Lexicon (Eva Kehayia)
7′ Commentary (Jana Kolar, audience)
10′ Research and innovation process (Teemu Santonen)
7′ Commentary (Jana Kolar, audience)
10′ Methods and tools (Despoina Petsani)
7′ Commentary (Jana Kolar, audience)
10 Living Labs in the Research Infrastructures landscape (Evdokimos Konstantinidis)

Teemu Santonen, DSc

Principal Lecturer Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Evdokimos Konstantinidis

President, European Network of Living Labs, Thess-AHALL Researcher,

Despoina Petsani

Research associate, Medical Physics and Digital Innovation Lab

Eva Kehayia

Associate Professor and Research Director at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine at McGill University

Panagiotis Bamidis

Director of the Lab of Medical Physics and Digital Innovation, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)

Koen Vervoort

Senior Strategist