The impact of the organizational set-up of Living Labs on the innovation process: a case study between different living lab approaches in Flanders

Carina Maria Veeckman, Bram Lievens, Dimitri Schuurman, Sabine De Moor

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Abstract

The Living Lab-concept is emerging strongly in Europe as a new
method and approach of facilitating innovation in ICT in which the user plays a
central input role. The European Network of Living Labs currently assembles
more than 270 Living Labs, each with a different setup, approach and thematic
point of view. In this paper we perform a comparative case study analysis
between two recent Living Lab initiatives in Flanders, namely the Flemish
Living Lab Platform and LeYLab. We situate and evaluate both cases on a
theoretical as well as on a more practical level and conclude with a SWOTanalysis.
The results reveal that despite facing similar objectives, the
implementation of both cases strongly differs. We have thus gained a better
insight into the whole structuring of Living Labs as an innovation instrument,
whereas some key practices are more difficult to achieve.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAction for Innovation : Innovating from Experience (ISPIM XXIII - 2012)
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
EventInnovating from Experience (ISPIM XXIII - 2012) - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 17 Jun 201220 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameXXIII ISPIM Conference: Action for Innovation, Innovating from Experience, Proceedings

Conference

ConferenceInnovating from Experience (ISPIM XXIII - 2012)
Abbreviated title(ISPIM XXIII - 2012)
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period17/06/1220/06/12

Keywords

  • living labs
  • open innovation
  • user-centric innovation

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