European Network of Living Labs

The European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) is an international non-profit association which aims to promote and enhance user-driven innovation ecosystems, more precise the Living Labs concept globally. ENoLL focuses on facilitating knowledge exchange, joint actions and project partnerships among its historically labelled +480 members, influencing EU policies, promoting living labs and enabling their implementation worldwide.

What are Living Labs

Living Labs (LLs) are defined as user-centred, open innovation ecosystems based on systematic user co-creation approach, integrating research and innovation processes in real life communities and settings.

LLs are both practice-driven organisations that facilitate and foster open, collaborative innovation, as well as real-life environments or arenas where both open innovation and user innovation processes can be studied and subject to experiments and where new solutions are developed.

LLs operate as intermediaries among citizens, research organisations, companies, cities and regions for joint value co-creation, rapid prototyping or validation to scale up innovation and businesses. LLs have common elements but multiple different implementations.

Source: European Network of Living Labs - About

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