Living labs as technology infrastructures


Wednesday, 8th September, 14:00 – 15:15 CEST



New and innovative technologies, such as road traffic safety solutions or multi-material 3D printing, need to be tested and up-scaled before they can enter the market successfully. Technology infrastructures are facilities, equipment, capabilities and support services where industrial players can find support to commercialise new products, processes and services, in full compliance with EU regulations. On the other hand, Research Infrastructures are facilities that provide resources and services for research communities to conduct research and foster innovation. 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

  • Welcome and objectives – Evdokimos Konstantinidis & Wim De Kinderen
  • Setting the scene of living labs – Tuija Hirvikoski
  • Keynote – Apostalia Karamali (EC)
  • Presentation & reflection – Jan Adriaenssens, iMec, Director City of Things
  • Panel discussion moderated by Tuija Hirvikoski 
    EARTO – Muriel Attané, Secretary General (5’ presentation)
    Vanguard Initiative – Giacomo Copani, Cluster Manager AFIL (5’ presentation)  
    KIC Urban Mobility – Florinda Boschetti (tbc), Head of City Club at KIC UM (5’ presentation)
    Imec – Jan Adriaenssens, Director City of Things
    EC – Apostalia Karamali


Evdokimos Konstantinidis

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

Wim De Kinderen

Senior Professional in EU Affairs