Living labs as a tool for regulatory learning
Wednesday, 8th September, 14:00 – 15:15 CEST
This session aims to recast regulatory challenges as an opportunity for living labs to co-create regulations and standards that govern innovation. In testing new technologies and solutions, living labs frequently have to grapple with regulatory hurdles, ranging from data protection to public safety. In this session, we will explore how these regulatory implications can in fact strengthen the value proposition of living labs as a holistic innovation-support tool. Living labs can offer a context for experimenting with innovations and new rules in tandem, such as gathering evidence to inform and trial regulatory measures. The session will bring together perspectives of living lab practitioners and the European Commission to discover how living labs can generate regulatory insights, to learn about current practice, and to inspire the creation of living lab projects around regulatory aspects.
Welcome & Introduction
- JRC Living Labs: a tool for regulatory learning
- Using data collected in the public space. The origin of Eindhoven’s “Open Data Principles”
Panel discussion: How can living labs generate regulatory insights?
- Joint Research Centre
- DG Research and Innovation
- DG ENERGY
Conclusions & next steps
Energy Security, Distribution and Markets, JRC, European Commission
Stamatios ChondrogiannisEnergy Security, Distribution and Markets, JRC, European Commission
Stamatios Chondrogiannis received the Diploma of Electrical and Computer Engineering in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2001; the M.Sc. degree in Power System Engineering & Economics in UMIST, U.K., in 2004; and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in the University of Manchester, U.K., in 2007. From October 2013 he works in JRC.C.3 - Energy Security, Distribution and Markets Unit. His main fields of interest include smart grids, renewable generation, power system analysis with a focus to adequacy, security and resilience, energy sector integration and the economics and regulation of electricity markets. His previous work includes, among others, RES integration studies and respective policy and regulatory implications, technical support to ACER and DG ENER, analysis of Regulatory Experimentation in the energy sector, and emerging markets of energy services.
Intellectual Property Rights and Technology Transfer at the Joint Research Centre
Kaia KertIntellectual Property Rights and Technology Transfer at the Joint Research Centre
Kaia joined the unit for Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission in 2019. At present, she is responsible for the policy coordination and stakeholder engagement of the JRC Living Labs. Before joining the JRC, she completed a traineeship at the Directorate-General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. Between 2015 and 2018, Kaia worked in the consulting industry, as a research analyst for international mobility solutions in the UK and as an international project consultant in Estonia. She has an MA in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick and a BA in International Relations from Queen Mary University of London.
Maria Alonso Raposo
JRC Future Mobility Solutions
Maria Alonso RaposoJRC Future Mobility Solutions
María Alonso Raposo holds a degree in Industrial Design Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction. She worked as researcher on human factors in driving in the private sector for about 15 years. Then she joined the Sustainable Transport Unit at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) Ispra, Italy, in 2016 as a technology and policy analyst on autonomous road transport. The main focus of her work is the analysis of the social and economic implications of a Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility, in support of EU policy-making in this area. At present, she is responsible for the scientific activities of the JRC Future Mobility Solutions Living Lab engaging citizens in the co-creation of future mobility.
Policy advisor, City of Eindhoven
Ran HaasePolicy advisor, City of Eindhoven
Ran Haase is a policy advisor for the city of Eindhoven. Currently he is working on the digital city programme of Eindhoven. This programme aims to develop digital solutions such as the digital twin to address urban planning issues. His main field of interest is law & ethics. He is also expert to the Committee of the Regions rapporteur Guido Rink on the opinion on the European Commission’s AI Whitepaper and AI Act. Prior to this he worked for the Dutch Association of Municipalities (VNG) as a policy advisor on AI, innovation and public values.
Head of the Joint Research Centre's Competence Centre on Technology Transfer
Alessandro FazioHead of the Joint Research Centre's Competence Centre on Technology Transfer
Alessandro Fazio is Head of the Joint Research Centre's Competence Centre on Technology Transfer. He started his career in investment banking with Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch. Between 2004 and 2011 Alessandro spent a number of years working in consulting and the early stage investment sector and was exposed to a wide variety of technologies and industries. Alessandro has a keen interest in technology transfer and in how to support the growth and expansion of innovation eco-systems using a holistic approach covering capacity building, financing and infrastructure investment.
Technology Officer at E-Shock s.r.l.
Diego DelvecchiTechnology Officer at E-Shock s.r.l.
Diego Delvecchio, born in Brescia in 1984, graduated cum laude in Control System Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in 2008. In 2012, he obtained the Ph.D in Information Technology at Politecnico di Milano, defending a thesis about industrial applications of technologies for electronic control of suspensions in vehicles. Working with passion to innovate the mobility industry, co-founding both E-Novia S.p.A. – the Enterprises Factory -, and E-Shock s.r.l. – company developing technologies to robotize the vehicles of the future. Currently he covers the role of Technology Officer at E-Shock s.r.l. Author of 4 international patents and 12 international scientific publications.
Head of Unit “Innovation, Research, Digitalisation, Competitiveness” at the European Commission Directorate General for Energy (DG ENERGY)
Vincent BerruttoHead of Unit “Innovation, Research, Digitalisation, Competitiveness” at the European Commission Directorate General for Energy (DG ENERGY)
Vincent Berrutto is the Head of Unit “Innovation, Research, Digitalisation, Competitiveness” at the European Commission Directorate General for Energy (DG ENERGY). His Unit aims to foster research, innovation and competitiveness in clean energy technologies, with the long-term goal to decarbonise Europe by 2050. Prior to this, Vincent Berrutto was heading the Unit in charge of energy efficiency at the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-size Enterprises (EASME). Beforehand, he also dealt with sustainable energy issues in other services of the European Commission, as well as in the French government. He holds a PhD in science and more than 25 years of professional experience.
Economic and Policy Analyst, European Commission
Lorna SchreflerEconomic and Policy Analyst, European Commission
Lorna Schrefler is Economic and Policy Analyst in the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, Common Programme Analysis and Regulatory Reform. She focuses on the links between regulation and innovation through the innovation principle and on better regulation, including novel methods like regulatory sandboxes and other forms of experimentation. Prior to that, Lorna worked as an economist and policy analyst in the private sector (Centre for European Policy Studies), academia (University of Exeter and College of Europe), the European Parliamentary Research Service, and on sustainable finance at DG FISMA. She holds a PhD on the role of economics in regulation (University of Exeter), an MA in European Public Affairs (University of Maastricht) and a MSc in Economics (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice).
Head of unit for text and data mining at the JRC
Matthew KingHead of unit for text and data mining at the JRC
Matthew King has been in the Commission for 25 years after joining from the UK Treasury. He spent most of that time in DG FISMA working on banking and insurance regulation. In the early 2000s he was posted to the Commission’s office in Washington DC where he was active in pursuing better relations between US securities and banking regulators and the Commission. Since then he has been in a number of different DGs, including DG MARE, DG RTD (working on the creation of the new European Innovation Council) and the Joint Research Centre. Until recently he was the head of unit for text and data mining at the JRC. He has recently been appointed the JRC’s Chief Data Officer and head of unit for innovation and intellectual property rights management.