21 October 2015
On 21 and 22 October 2015, two meetings of EIT Health KIC partners were held at the University of Warwick to discuss two issues of strategic importance to the development of the Health KIC.
The second meeting was focused on the role of Living Labs (LLs) in the EIT Health KIC and what the expectations of EIT Health members are in terms of providing access to and using LLs. A Living Lab is a real-life test and experimentation environment where users and producers co-create innovations. Living Labs have been characterised by the European Commission as Public-Private-People Partnerships (PPPP) for user-driven open innovation.
About 35 organisations attended the meeting and a series of presentations were given outlining the operations of different Living Labs around Europe and identifying good practice. You can read more about Living Lab initiatives in the slide decks from Birmingham 1000 Elders, HDTI at Coventry University, Living Labs Coventry and Warwickshire, iMinds, Healthcare Innovation Lab Orbital 40, Centre for Knowledge Innovation Technology and Enterprise (KITE) from Newcastle University and MADoPA and the French Living Lab Forum.
The Business Creation Working Group has assembled an initial list of Living Labs across the partnership and the meeting considered the importance of and effective LL network that would enable the delivery of Innovation Projects and underpin the innovation activities of EIT Health more generally. A further meeting will be held in Barcelona in February 2016 to delve into the details of governance and operation.
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