The Virtual Learning Lab brings together a community of participants and experts in exchanging knowledge on the key elements of Living Labs. A course that will fast-track your learning through lectures and interactive sessions, a case study approach connecting theory to practice, as well as hands-on assignments to apply the learnings.
Why join the Learning Lab course
Virtual Learning Lab 2.0
18 April - 13 June 2023
The 9-week Learning Lab Program combines:
- Expert presentations, hands-on co-creative sessions and interactive discussions with real-life case studies
- Hands-on assignments and application of learning materials to Living Lab cases, in between the weekly sessions
- Expert & peer-to-peer support and evaluation, learning from each other while networking
- Dynamic & interactive environment facilitating knowledge exchange in various formats and learning styles!
- Taking the first step in joining the community of Living Labs, interacting with like-minded people and organizations
The program consists of weekly scheduled sessions to attend as well as assignments in between the weekly sessions to apply the learnings in the various cases brought in by a diverse group of participants and experts. The collaborative platform allows for continuous feedback and interaction. Course attendees will also receive a repository of learning materials with e-courses, papers and publications and actionable methods and tools for Living Labs. This year, the program has new exciting updates. You will work on case studies provided by our trainers and at the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to participate in two special final sessions: a Mentoring Session, where you will work one-on-one with the trainer who has chosen your particular case study; and a Coaching Session, where you will share your project with other participants and receive final feedback from two of our trainers.
Not able to join us in April?
The next Virtual Learning Lab will be organized around October 2023. Get in touch with us by using the contact form at the bottom of this page and we can reserve a sport for you at the next course, Virtual Learning Lab 2023 Autumn edition! Please note that the pricing of the course is subject to changes.
Price & timeline
There are three price categories: individual participants sign-up individually or with maximum 3 participants together. Small teams are signing up as a team of 4-7 participants. Large teams sign up as a team of 8 or more participants. In order to provide you with the best contents, we have improved the approach to the sessions, which will be highly co-created among the trainers and we will offer you a set of pre-recorded introductory videos. On top of this, you will be able to receive not only a certificate of attendance, but also a final evaluation through an assignment.
For individuals joining the course
For groups of 4-7 people
For groups of 8+ people
STUDENT DISCOUNTProof of registration needs to be sent to email@example.com
For students enrolled in an educational institution
The Virtual Learning Lab pricing is subject to change in Autumn 2023.
Are you a member of the European Network of Living Labs?
ENoLL Members receive a discount to the Learning Lab fee. Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a special registration link.
Learning Lab participant profiles
The Learning Lab – Day0 training has been up and running since 2017. Profiles of the participants from previous editions include:
- Planning to start a Living Lab
- How to apply theory into practice when it comes to setting up a Living Lab
- Learning from successful real-life cases
- Networking with participants + experts
- Looking for a full overview of Living Lab methodologies…
- …to integrate the model in her existing citizen engagement practices
- Preparing for ENoLL membership application
- Attending Day0 as an onboarding training for his new position in the Living Lab
- Aims to set up a parallel Living Lab in his area in the future
- Setting up her city as a Living Lab
- Strengthening her knowledge on Living Labs…
- …to apply for ENoLL membership again
- Boosting her city as a Living Lab in the international context
Industry partner/technology park
- Looking for several real life-cases and methodologies…
- …and hands-on materials…
- …to apply in his own context and local ecosystem
- Aims to connect his ecosystem with European partners
- Trainer on one of the Learning Lab modules
- Looking forward to exchanging & learning from others, too!
(Publicly funded) project partner
- Aiming to support setting up LLs in the project
- Looking for support in Living Lab set up and management, quadruple helix engagement & governance
(European) policy representative
- Attending the training together with the full team…
- …for assessing the feasibility of setting up a Living Lab
- Looking to experience (virtual) co-creation in action
If you pay with credit card, the registration platform (eventbrite) will send a tax invoice automatically for all payments made directly on the website (by credit card, paypal, SOFORT, iDEAL or Bancontact).
You can also choose payment by invoice (bank transfer) in which case you use the same platform (eventbrite) to confirm your registration, and wait for us to send you an invoice for payment. The TAX invoice sent automatically by eventbrite in this case will not be sufficient, please wait for us to contact you with a complete invoice.
All sessions are recorded and available to all participants. The hands-on exercises are provided to all participants to complete between sessions and the course platform is designed to facilitate interaction and networking between participants even outside of the live sessions.
Participation in the live sessions is valuable, but not obligatory.
The event platform will allow the creation of teams, so rather than participating as an individual you can also participate as a team in the learning journey. This would mean that all of you would be able to join the live sessions – but those who can’t join all sessions will also have access to course materials and recordings in between the sessions. It will also mean that all of you can complete the assignments together as a team, rather than completing the same assignment individually for each person.
Registration to the virtual learning lab is personal: purchase as many tickets through the registration platform as you have persons attending from the team
The weekly sessions are planned as 2,5 hours each, running from 10-12:30 CET every Tuesday. The time spent on learning outside of the live sessions depends on each individual: a minimum of 30-minutes should be reserved for individual reflection on the exercises to complete the leaning application to the case at hand. As such, at minimum, a participant should expect a 3-hour workload on a weekly basis for the duration of the 8 weeks. Some assignments given during the live sessions are not fully completed during the sessions themselves, requiring participants to spend additional time in between live sessions to fully complete hands-on templates in applying the learning in their own case.
In addition to this the course platform offers additional learning materials, so there is plenty of material to spend more time for independent studying. For those looking for an intensive learning journey, the course platform will offer additional course materials (featuring dozens of hours of watching, listening and reading materials to dig deeper into the topic.
If looking to truly build your Living Lab through this course additional time might be necessary to complete the assignments with deep reflection on your own case / within your team, and viewing the additional learning materials on the platform may be especially interesting. Reserve anywhere from 3 to 6 hours weekly for the course (including the 2,5h live sessions), depending on the depth of learning and application to your own Living Lab case that you would like to achieve.
There is no registration deadline – tickets are available in the registration platform until the start of the course. However, a limited number of tickets are available, get yours before they run out!
The certificate of attendance is given to all participants in the course as proof of participation in the course. There are no exams or final scores. Participation in the course is personal, and the certificate of attendance will be provided to the participant personally.
Looking to certify your Living Lab? More information on how to certify your Living Lab here: https://enoll.org/about-us/how-to-become-a-member/
The Virtual Learning Lab is hosted on a web platform called “howspace”. This platform is based fully on the web browser and does not require any kind of application download.
The weekly live sessions are hosted on the call platform “ZOOM”. ZOOM also allows you to join the live sessions from your browser without the need of downloading any additional programs – however, downloading the ZOOM application on your computer is encouraged as this will improve your experience of the session as a participant.
In the Virtual Learning Lab, if you are joining the course together with colleagues you can form a team. A team is made up of minimum 4 participants (if you are joining together with colleagues but have 3 or 2 participants in total, you will join the course as
Small teams consist of 4-7 participants. When joining as a team your learning journey will be designed for your team in a way that the assignments during the live sessions will be completed within your team: you will have the time, during the sessions, to apply the learning hands-on in your own case.
While individual participants will be working together on a set case – an ‘imaginary Living Lab’ – your team will work together on YOUR Living Lab case.
Large teams consist of 8 or more participants. Joining as a large team will similarly allow you the benefit of working on your own Living Lab case, but also offers a free evaluation of your Living Lab at the end of the course. Teams joining with 8 or more participants will be given an additional final assignment – a 10-page description of their Living Lab at the end of the
course – that will be evaluated by ENoLL Living Lab experts. In this case the evaluation fee is included, at no extra cost, in the price of the large team package.