Living Labs are defined as real-life test and experimentation Public-Private-People Partnerships environments for user-driven open innovation. Living Labs enable the co‐creation of user‐driven and human‐centric research, development and innovation of technologies, product and services focused on well-being of people and they have shown considerable potential as cross-domain innovation environments in areas such as ICT for health, inclusion and e-Governance.
Living Labs, as innovation ecosystems that integrate a strong end-user involvement/leading perspective with open innovation, experimentation in real-time settings and entrepreneurship, have a strong role to play in combining technological and social innovation by investigating and experimenting new paradigms related to the Future of the Internet.
Living Labs are used more and more as an instrument to support the transformation of Future Learning.
In this keynote, Ms. Ana Garcia, European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) representative, will take us to a journey throughout Europe showing some interesting cases and snapshots from the ENoLL community and some of its members experimenting new disruptive ways of innovating in Education and Culture.
About Ana Garcia
Ana Garcia (European Projects at the European Network of Living Labs/ENoLL) holds a Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering and an International Executive MBA. With a strong ICT engineering and innovation background, her own interest for Social innovation, experimentation, multidisciplinary and creativity took her in the last few years to work hands-on with Living Labs and the Living Lab community. Ana is engaged in a variety of Open Innovation and User Driven Innovation projects and different innovation communities in many different domains (such as Health, Education, Culture, Energy, Smart Cities, Future Internet, Big data) that combined with a technological and social innovation background brings an interesting view about the role of Living Labs in the European Innovation Ecosystem.