What are Living Labs?
Living labs are a research method in open innovation that aims to develop new products and services.
End-users are involved in a process of co-creation in real conditions, based on a public-private-people partnership. The user is at the center of the research process in order to imagine, develop and create innovative services or tools that meet everyone’s needs.
Living Labs function as intermediaries, orchestrators among citizens, research organizations, businesses, and government agencies. They aim to respond to concrete issues in a variety of areas ranging from agriculture to health, tourism, the environment and participatory democracy.
They focus on joint value co-creation, rapid prototyping, or validation to scale up innovation and businesses. Co-creation involves stakeholders, in particular end-users, in the innovation of technologies and services (Eriksson et al., 2005, Gascó, 2017). They are open innovation ecosystems in real environments using iterative feedback processes throughout the life cycle approach of an innovation.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF living labs ?
1. Reducing development
2. Reducing development
3. Better user
4. Richer connection
Setting up a Living Lab means transforming our campuses into a showcase of know-how but also a tool at the service of innovation