Read all about our OLLD23 Co-organisers, Sponsors and Project Partners
ENoLL (European Network of Living Labs) is an independent, non-profit association of certified Living Labs, based in Brussels, Belgium. Established in 2006 under the auspices of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, ENoLL is the largest global network of Living Labs. With over 160 members worldwide, ENoLL facilitates knowledge exchange, collaboration, and project partnerships.
The CVC is a non-profit research center with an independent legal status, established in 1995 by the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in the Bellaterra Campus of this university. Our mission is to carry out cutting-edge research in the field of computer vision. We also promote the transference of knowledge to industry and society. Finally, we strive to prepare and form researchers of the highest European level. CVC is a proud ENoLL member from 2016, as founder of the Library Living Lab, and coordinates tasks in the fields of Social Impact of AI and Living Labs as regulatory Learning tools.
The i2CAT Foundation is a CERCA research and innovation centre that promotes mission-driven knowledge to solve business and societal challenges, co-create solutions with a transformative impact and empower citizens. Since 2003, i2CAT has been committed to designing and building the future digital society through advanced digital technologies. We leverage the knowledge gained from cutting-edge European and local R&D projects in the fields of 5G/6G, IoT, immersive and interactive technologies, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, blockchain, space communications and digital society technologies to foster innovation. i2CAT envisions Catalonia as a creative, empowered, and innovative society where knowledge and digital technology are at the service of people.
The European School of Social Innovation is a pioneering institution dedicated to fostering social change and innovative solutions across Europe. With a strong focus on addressing pressing societal challenges, the school offers cutting-edge programs, workshops, and research opportunities. By bringing together a diverse community of change-makers, including academics, practitioners and policymakers, ESSI creates a dynamic platform for collaboration and knowledge exchange. Through its interdisciplinary approach, the European School of Social Innovation entrusts individuals and organisations to drive positive and sustainable impact, shaping a more inclusive and resilient future for Europe and beyond.
Epica has the horizontal collaboration between science, technology, and humanities, as the catalyser for disruptive R+D+I in the new digital era. Thanks to the experience gathered in last 40 years of history of its patrons La Fura dels Baus, Epica has distilled a methodology where, performing arts is the vehicle for these new R+D+I processes, enabling to: i) promote the knowledge transfer between disciplines and to civil society; ii) actively engage into the same ecosystem and processes all quadruple helix agents, through common language; iii) establish the proper sandbox for co-design, experiment, develop, validate, and experience potential future realities and situations (fake realities), new technologies, products and/or processes, through anticipatory arts. Through the use of performing arts, Epica is able to create a neutral environment for cross-research and mutual learning between disciplines and between different players (citizenship, researchers, institutions, companies).
The BIT Habitat foundation is Barcelona City Council’s tool for the promotion of urban innovation. Its mission is to roll out initiatives and programmes aimed at both promoting and facilitating innovation in the social, economic, urban and technological aspects of the city, in response to the new challenges that it is facing. BIT Habitat manages the municipal facility Ca l’Alier, Barcelona’s Urban Innovation Centre, a former textile factory refurbished to the highest standards of efficiency and sustainability. The centre also strives to strengthen an innovative ecosystem originating in the world of academia and research centres, the city’s business network, public administration and civil society.
The Col·laboratori Catalunya initiative aims to deploy an interconnection model of social and digital innovation throughout Catalonia, with the collaboratories as the cornerstone of the Digital Social Innovation ecosystem.The initiative fosters collaboration networks between the five main actors of the Quadruple Helix innovation model: citizens, public administrations, private companies and academia. These collaborative networks leverage their stakeholders expertise, resources and ideas to promote innovation and address social and digital challenges in the territory. The resulting processes span from identifying shared challenges to co-creating solutions.This project is fostered by the i2CAT Foundation, with the support of Generalitat de Catalunya, Government of Catalonia.
Fundación SUARA is a cooperative of first degree and associated work, social initiative and non-profit. We make a firm commitment to the social economy and to the empowerment of all people in accordance with the motto People who decide. We are backed by more than 40 years of experience, proximity, care, professionalism and constant adaptation to new realities and challenges. Our social purpose is to provide care to people in their various fields (education, social, health, promotion of employability…) and all those who are related to improving the quality of life of the people served, through the provision of services. We offer a wide range of options to respond to people’s needs throughout their life cycle and we adapt our services to the requirements of each client and person served.
SCORE is an EU-funded project aiming to increase climate resilience in European coastal cities. SCORE is developing a new generation of tools, technologies, methodologies, and validated Ecosystem Based Approach (EBAs), to enable exploration of different mitigation actions and risks. SCORE outlines a co-creation strategy, developed via a network of 10 coastal city ‘living labs’ (CCLLs), involving citizens, scientists, and policy makers in the design process of EBA solutions through low-cost sensors for citizen science activities. The objective is to provide CCLLs with a framework and tools for continuing their engagement after the end of the project.
The EU-funded SHIFT-HUB project focuses on establishing a pan-European Smart Health Innovation Hub. This initiative brings a rich network of multidisciplinary stakeholders to facilitate the development, ensure the promotion and foster the uptake of Smart Health technologies and services. The project’s core objectives include developing a patient-centric and community-driven pilot that offers secure access to anonymized data for application development. It also aims to provide practitioners, patients, and citizens with easy access to European Smart Health technologies. By creating this hub, SHIFT-HUB aims to accelerate the integration and uptake of innovative Smart Health Solutions throughout Europe.
ALL-Ready is an EU-funded project aiming to prepare a framework for a future European network of Living Labs and Research Infrastructures that will enable the transition towards agroecology throughout Europe.
Relying on the living lab approach, as a highly participatory and inclusive way to develop solutions in real-life situations, the project has established a pilot network that has allowed the definition of the necessary prerequisites and activities. One of the final outcomes of the project will be a pilot-tested Implementation Plan for deploying the network in the context of the future European partnership on Agroecology.