Living LabsCreating Real World Citizen, Industry, Sector Driven Research and Innovation Hubs

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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The aim of this event is to bring together people interested in being part of creating a Strathclyde Living Lab: a user-centered, iterative, open-innovation ecosystem for co-production in Health and Care.

We want to facilitate an open conversation about what exactly Living Labs are (and what they are not), how we can make them work for us in practice. Who uses them (for what purposes) and what makes Living Labs different from what we have and do already?

The output of the event will be a shared roadmap including a joint vision statement for the Living Lab, as well as key next steps for a joint (permanent and pandemic proof) Scotland-Norway “Northern Connector Living Lab initiative” between the University of Strathclyde, DHI, and the University of Adger.

Talks and break out conversations will centre around:

  • What are the main principles of a Living Lab and how would this enhance routine research and innovation?
  • What are the benefits of a Living Lab as a way of working/methodology?
  •  How can we get buy-in from policymakers/decision-makers (what is the value-added)?
  • How do we best engage citizens to be active participants in innovation?

We will have speakers from:

  • The University of Strathclyde Living Lab working group to share the developing plans for Strathclyde’s Living Lab, and who invite your input and participation.
  • The University of Adger, our Living Lab partner, tells us about how their Living Lab has been working (and lessons learned) in Norway.
  • The Digital Health and Care Innovation Centre to share some Living Lab examples, the underlying methodology behind successful Living Labs, and future plans for Living Labs at DHI.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at people at Strathclyde and Adger Universities (students and staff) who are interested in Living Labs. We invite those who want to find out more information as well as those that have ideas about how to make the Living Lab work.

Policymakers, commercial partners, and third sector organisations are also welcome. We want to know what we can do to help you and we want an open conversation about how we can work in partnership to solve real-world health and care challenges using Living Labs as our Innovative hub and process.

Benefits of attending

By attending you will get an overview of:

  • What a Living Lab is (and isn’t)
  • See examples of international Living Labs; and what their benefits are;
  • Have the chance to input directly to the shaping and creation of a joint Northern Connector Living Lab between the University of Strathclyde, DHI, and the University of Adger.

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Dr Marilyn Lennon
Reader in Digital Health and Care
Dr Kieren Egan
Research Fellow in Digital Health and Care
Dr Graham Wilson
Research Fellow in Digital Health and Care

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