Towards a new generation of Living Labs: Contrasting the INTEGER 4 Helix Col·laborative Model


Thursday 21 September
14.00 – 15.30


Digital Transition 

Social Transition 


Monika Machowska, Agnieszka Włodarczyk-Gębik, Antonia Caro-González, Kai Schnackenberg


SUR 10 


The main objective is to overcome the gap that exists between social innovation and business-driven innovation and to create a space where agents of the quadruple helix can join and co-create together. We are generating a 4H model and piloting it in three EU regions. The idea is that the model can be used in more regions and that it can also be applied to other topics besides health and well-being.


We plan to start with an inspirational presentation on the integer 4h model, followed by a co-creation session with the use of prepared canvases with small groups composed by actors from the quadruple helix. We will finalise by sharing the collective knowledge through a short presentation of key findings from each of the working groups. We will finalise with an open discussion for the establishment of sustainable collaborative model.


Moderator: Monika Machowska, Krakow Technology Park

14:00-14:10 – Description of the session.

  • Monika Machowska: Welcome and introduction of session dynamics
  • Toñi Caro: Presentation of the INTEGER 4Helix Col·laboratory Model

14:10-14:30 – Short presentations: 5 inspirational cases on Why do we need a quadruple helix col·laboratory model? How the INTEGER col·laboratory could help me?

  • Agnieszka Włodarczyk-Gębik: Social Incubators in Krakow
  • Rosina Malagrida: Open Schooling to improve Health Promotion – Catalonia
  • Kai Schnackenberg: Towards the creation of a 4H Hamburg Col·laboratory
  • Margherita Bacigalupo: Open discovery process from the European Commission
  • Sung-eun Lim: Living Lab Promoter? – facilitating citizen-driven innovation in South Korea

14:30-15:10 – Co-creation workshop

15:10-15:30 – Presentation and wrap-up


Monika Machowska

Deputy Director, Technology Park Department, Krakow Technology Park

Antonia Caro-Gonzalez

INTEGER’s coordinator, I2Cat Foundation

Agnieszka Włodarczyk-Gebik

Project Manager at Krakow Technology Park

Margherita Bacigalupo

Research Officer in Partnerships for Regional Innovation

Kai Schnackenberg

Deputy head of division for international affairs and innovation, Hamburg Ministry of Social Affairs

Sung-eun LIM

Program Manager at Friedrich Naumann Foundation Korea Office