Living Lab Projects presentations
Friday, 10th September, 12:00-12:30 CEST
The annual publication of ENoLL illustrates a variety of cases from the domain of Living Labs
Each year since 2017 ENoLL asks its members to send a project which can be showcased in a publication, showing how the Living Labs work in different fields. The year 2021 was no different and because of the challenges faced around the world, we were curious to see how co-creation and experimentation have changed for the Living Labs and their projects. The publication made within the SISCODE project aims to showcase the variety of work and extraordinary achievement of Living Labs to adapt during unprecendent times.
This session serves to showcase the examples of work. An introductory presentation of the publication will be given by Spela Zalokar (International Project Manager and Communications Officer at ENoLL) followed by presentations of three projects that have received the highest number of “popular” vote following a dissemination campaign on social media channels. The three projects are:
Thess-AHALL: Teaching university students co-creation and living lab methodologiesfrom the domain of Living Labs
Thess-AHALL designed a first prototype course on teaching the co-creation and living lab methodologies through experiential learning activities and active experimentation, by bringing students and citizens in the same class and triggering knowledge exchange through the mutual collaboration and support of all the involved parts.
Students enter the shoes of citizens, trying to understand society’s real needs, while preparing themselves for the challenges of professions’ world, and citizens become an active part of the educational process, operating as co-students or “partners of experience”.
Forum Virium Helsinki: Mission Zero Foodprint
The Mission Zero Foodprint project (2019-2021) promotes carbon neutrality of restaurants by measuring and managing carbon footprint, and by making the change visible for consumers. During the project, cocreation and pilots are carried out in collaboration with restaurants and other stakeholders in the Helsinki region.
The aim is to find suitable digital solutions and models especially for small and medium-sized restaurants to support their work becoming more climate friendly.
Development manager, Forum Virium Helsinki
Kaisa SpillingDevelopment manager, Forum Virium Helsinki
Kaisa Spilling works as a Development Manager at Forum Virium Helsinki, a city owned innovation company. She is an innovation accelerator with + 10 years experience from urban innovation and sustainable business development. Kaisa has been developing the design based methods for Helsinki’s urban innovation labs and models for experimentation to enable public-private-people collaboration and drive innovation. She is an experienced facilitator, and her expertise lies in multi-stakeholder co-creation and ecosystem building. She has a strong background in marketing communications and branding. Kaisa holds a MSc. Econ. from Copenhagen Business School (Design and Communications management) , and has conducted International Design Business Management programme in Helsinki School of Economics. She is a steering group member in the Nordic Smart Cities Network.
Well-being Living Lab Nagykovácsi: Schools Innovation Labs
The School Innovation Labs (SI-Lab) project aims at improving the employability of students developing some of the most valued skills in the labour market, namely innovation, creative thinking and digital skills, through the introduction of the “I-Lab concept to the school environment.
An I-Lab (innovation laboratory) is an inspirational innovative facility designed to transport users from their everyday environments into an extraordinary space, encouraging creative and innovative thinking as well as collaborative work towards problem solving.
Project manager, Education expert, Well-being Living Lab Nagykovácsi
Márton KéglProject manager, Education expert, Well-being Living Lab Nagykovácsi
How does innovation relate to education? What makes a student capable of dealing with the rapidly changing needs of the labour market? How does an alternative pedagogical approach enhance the level of knowledge, the upscaling of aptitudes and the utilisation of new, exciting technologies? Questions like these are constantly surging within the education community, especially due to a year of restrictions posed by the still ongoing pandemic, which radically reformed the way we perceive conventional teaching methods. The Schools Innovation Labs project targeted education professionals and students prior to the restrictions imposed around the world, and has grown into a more elaborate tool over the past year. It has become quintessential to create an application within the framework of the Si-Lab project, to assist students in the acquisition of valued skills in the labour market, namely innovation, creative thinking and digital skills, and initiate the creation of innovative laboratories in schools. During the session, there will be word from the online application, the guidelines created for the partner schools, piloting sessions, project products and dissemination.