Hands up if you’ve heard the term “Living Lab” and wondered what it means. Now is your chance to find out: PEP-NET has invited some living lab experts from across the continent to take questions on the topic.
On 1st November at 11.00 CET, there will be a one-hour live chat with representatives of Turku University in Finland, Ulster University, Northern Ireland, and Jesse Marsh, special advisor to the President of the Council of the European Living Labs Network.
All panel members (see the list below) are partners in the European Commission-financed PARTERRE project, which is assessing the viability of existing spatial planning consultation services in several European countries outside their countries of origin, and which is adopting a living lab approach to integrate them into one spatial planning consultation service.
So we are lucky to have our Living Lab aficionados in the project, and I have been kind enough to share them with the rest of PEP-NET!
When the chat starts, you will see a box on the “live chats” page (see the tab at the top of the PEP-NET blog). You will be able to participate by entering your questions there. Please note that your questions and comments will not appear immediately, as they are all approved before being published. This enables us to structure the conversation a little bit, ensuring that similar topics are discussed together.
- Tiina Ferm, Senior Lecturer (software engineeering),Turku University of Applies Sciences (TUAS). Tiina is coordinator of TWICT living lab within TUAS and founding member of Turku Innovation Corner (TICo) that coordinates living lab activities in Southwest Finland, founded by Turku University, TUAS, Åbo Akademi (Swedish speaking university) and Novia (Swedish speaking university of applied sciences) and local Science Park.
- Brendan Galbraith, Lecturer, Department of Management, University of Ulster
- Patrizia Hongisto, Senior Researcher, Aalto University School of Economics, Helsinki
- Jesse Marsh, Atelier Studio Association, Italy. Jesse is founder and co-ordinator of the Territorial Living Lab in Sicily, and Special Advisor to the President of the Council of the European Network of Living Labs. He has also published several papers on the topic of regional living labs and territorial innovation.
- Suzanne Martin, Reader, School of Health Sciences, University of Ulster, Belfast
- Maurice Mulvenna, Professor of Computer Science, Faculty of Computing and Engineering, University of Ulster, Belfast
- Olli Ojala, Lecturer, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Turku. Olli has participated in the TWICT living lab and living lab networks in Turku.
- Johnny Wallace, Director of Knowledge and Technology Transfer, Faculty of Computing and Engineering, University of Ulster, Belfast