Unleashing the Value of Living Labs for Resilient Water Innovation Economy
Thursday, 9th September, 11:30-13:00 CEST
The main goal of this session is to present the REWAISE first Methodology for co-creating Living Labs by implementing a “smart water ecosystem” approach. During the session, the participants will join an interactive collaboration space to co-create together the first REWAISE Living Lab methodology through an online tool called MIRO. The REWAISE competency groups will enjoy special attention around highlighted topics of their interest.
- Learn about stakeholder management, sustainability, governance and strategy challenges when setting up Living Labs.
- Feed governance and operational challenges by embodying specific Living Lab personas and profiles (operational leader, knowledge broker, technical expert/practitioner.
- Input to and validate the draft chapters of the suggested Living Lab methodology handbook.
With the aim to provide a new model towards a carbon-free water smart economy, REWAISE (REsilient WAter Innovation for Smart Economy) links a large network of 9 living labs, to demonstrate innovative technologies and operative strategies, enhancing social engagement, adapting normative barriers, removing obstacles for sustainable value chains, and developing common digital tools in a holistic approach of water-smart society.
Living Labs are real-life, water oriented and demo type and platform-type environments with a cross-sector nexus approach, which have the involvement and commitment of multi-stakeholders (including water authorities) and a certain continuity (good chance to continue to their existence), and provide a “field lab” to develop, test, validate and integrate a combination of solutions, new business models and innovative policies based on the value of water.
The Living Labs of REWAISE address different water sources, various water users, different raw materials, nutrients, bioproduct and bioenergy recovery, and 5 main governance models (Public Company, Delegated Public Management, Direct Private Management, Delegated Private Operation and Concession).
The REWAISE methodology focuses on a series of thematic areas:
- The Value of Living Labs with case studies from different approaches for quadruple helix engagement
- How to set up Living Labs around Europe and beyond, including governance models and stakeholder engagement methodologies
- Real-life experimentation in Living Labs, exploring the importance of user feedback gathering and offering a set of best practices
- Evaluating the impact of Living Labs, including the evaluation feedback and the socio-technological impact assessment
11.30 – 11.40 am Welcome and objectives
Frank Rogalla – Aqualia, REWAISE Project Coordinator
Beatriz Medina – WE&B, Governance, dissemination and social engagement (WP9 Leader)
11.40 – 11.55 pm Living Lab landscape
Examples on setting up Living Labs focusing on stakeholders, sustainability, governance and strategy: Zsuzsanna Bodi – European Network of Living Labs, Living Labs methodology establishment
- Stakeholder management: GAIA Ocean Living Lab – TBC
- Sustainability and Operations: Omer Onur – Basaksehir Living Lab Turkey
- Strategy: Evdokimos Konstantinidis – ThessAHALL Living Lab Greece
11.55 – 12.35 pm Setting up a Living Lab: Challenges ahead
Co-creative session to collect stakeholder management, sustainability, operations and strategy issues when setting up a Living Lab.
Session moderated by Zsuzsanna Bodi – European Network of Living Labs
12.35 – 12.55 pm Water Living Labs methodology handbook co-creation
Visual collaboration session to plug and play the chapters of the Living Lab methodology handbook.
Session moderated by Francesca Spagnoli – European Network of Living Labs
12.55 – 1.00 pm Next steps and closing of the event
Frank Rogalla – Aqualia, REWAISE Project Coordinator
Head of Projects, European Network of Living Labs
Francesca SpagnoliHead of Projects, European Network of Living Labs
Francesca is a Senior Project Manager, a Researcher and a Professor. She is passionate about understanding the impacts of ICT on citizens and the human factor behind technologies, as well as enthusiast about open innovation, end user engagement methodologies and smart cities. She holds a Master Degree in Media and Communications and a PhD in Economics (on Innovation Technology) from the University of Rome La Sapienza (2015), Italy. Francesca has worked as Senior PM and Coordinator of several international projects for governments, research centers and SMEs in different fields). In 2013, Francesca has been appointed as Young Researcher Ambassador from the European Commission. She has been the coordinator of the European Researchers’ Night from 2014 to 2017, organising more than 150 events throughout Italy. In ENoLL she is acting as an external experts on EU funded projects, providing her expertise on end-user engagement, citizen-centred methodologies for co-creation and researching methodologies to enact open innovation in cities.
Senior Strategic Advisor, European Network of Living Labs
Zsuzsanna BódiSenior Strategic Advisor, European Network of Living Labs
Zsuzsanna Bodi, is an Open Innovation Design enthusiast, seeking for ways to make Open Innovation models and co-creation methodologies sustainable, business ready and continuous growth stimulating. As former Living Lab practitioner and Association Director, Bodi has worked with ENoLL’s ~150 active Living Labs. Bodi holds a French MBA-MAE degree in Management and Business Studies (Université Jean Moulin, Lyon). Previously she obtained a M.Sc. in Engineering and Management degree at the Technical University of Budapest and has strong focus on User Centered Product Design. She gained knowledge from her work on 20+ national and European projects focusing on the multi stakeholder and end-user engagement, citizen driven and co-creation aspect of the following topics and areas: Future Internet; Smart Cities and Mobility; Cross-border, Cross-sector Collaboration, Game design & serious gaming; STEM Learning Analytics; Big Data; Climate Change; Design and Creative Industries. Currently she is engaged in spacetech startups incubation and sustainability/environmental projects.
Partner & consultant, WE&B
Beatriz MedinaPartner & consultant, WE&B
Ms. Beatriz Medina is MSc in Environmental Sciences from the University of Alcalá de Henares and Master on Science, Environment and Health Communication degree. Beatriz is a partner and consultant at WE&B as an expert in the field of socio-environmental studies. Working experience in the field of science communication and knowledge brokering, social engagement processes and analysis of public perceptions in environmental issues. Related projects where she gained experience have been funded at Latin American level (WaterClima LAC by Europeaid, EcoQuito by AECID and Green Growth Potential Assesment in Peru). She developed broad experience in developing R&D&I projects by the European Commission (REWAISE, LIFE DREAMER, HOUSEFUL, AfriAlliance, Run4LIFE among others). Additionally, she has published topic related articles and chapter books at scientific recipients. Moreover, Beatriz has recently worked as research associate in the Sociology Department in the Autonomus University of Barcelona (UAB), working in the context of HONEST project, which focuses on gaining understanding on how societies have engaged with nuclear energy, and how the nuclear energy sector has engaged with societies over the course of the past 60 years, focusing in the Spanish case study. Specially, collaborating in understanding perceptions and mechanisms of societal engagement.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Thess-AHALL Researcher, AOTF Health & Wellbeing lead
Evdokimos KonstantinidisPostdoctoral Research Associate, Thess-AHALL Researcher, AOTF Health & Wellbeing lead
Dr Evdokimos Konstantinidis is the leader of the Assistive Technologies and Silver Science Research Group in the Lab of Medical Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He received the Diploma in electronic engineering from the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, in 2004, the M.Sc. degree in medical informatics in 2008 from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and the Ph.D. degree in the Laboratory of Medical Physics of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2015. His research interests lie predominately in the area of medical informatics, particularly within assistive technologies (silverscience, silvergaming, mobile health)
Managing Director, Başakşehir Living Lab
Ömer OnurManaging Director, Başakşehir Living Lab
Ömer is currently the MD of Başakşehir Living Lab and has been running Başakşehir Innovation & Technology Center (Basaksehir Living-Lab) focused in the development of innovative products and services as well as supporting entrepreneurs and startups since 2012. He is an expert in Project Management and Organizational Development. Ömer has more than 30 years of corporate experience by working most of his years in Ford Motor Company, Ericsson and Turkcell Communications at various management roles in the areas of Organizational Development, Quality, IT, Strategy and Project Management. Omer has a B.Sc in Production/Industrial Engineering from Aston University, UK and an MBA degree from Graduate School of Management, Melbourne University. LIVING-LAB EXPERIENCE 2002-2003: Project Management of Crea-World, Ericsson Turkey. Crea-World was created as an incubation & development center for mobile applications in order to provide data revenues for GSM Operators in Turkey. The center incubated many Startups in the Mobile App world of Turkey and the apps were tested together with GSM Operators. Since 2011: Ömer has been a project team member of Başakşehir Living-Lab since 2011. From 2011-2013 as Project Leader has been involved in Project Concept Development of Living-Lab, including ENoLL Application process and ENoLL Certification process. Since 2012 Ömer is the Managing Director of Başakşehir Living-Lab and is ENoLL Council Member since 2018 and ENoLL Treasurer since September 2019. List of Living-Lab Projects and Publications can be seen on our web site at http://www.basaksehir-livinglab.com. Başakşehir Living-Lab is an Effective member of ENoLL. Ömer has a fair knowledge of ENoLL Members by showing active participation in annual ENoLL Living-Lab Days and as a volunteer in the selection of new members since 2014. Basaksehir has also hosted ENoLL Living-Lab Days 2015. Ömer is also project leader of the Başakşehir Municipality Team, which is the Follower City in the UNALAB Project