Living Lab Projects presentations

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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.

Kaisa Spilling

Development manager, Forum Virium Helsinki

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.

Márton Kégl

Project manager, Education expert, Well-being Living Lab Nagykovácsi