The impact of the organizational setup of Living Labs on the innovation process: a case study between different Living Lab approaches in Flanders

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 publicationConference : Action for Innovation : Innovating from Experience (ISPIM XXIII - 2012)
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
EventUnknown -
Duration: 1 Jun 2012 → …

Conference

ConferenceUnknown
Period1/06/12 → …

Keywords

  • living labs
  • open innovation
  • user-centric innovation
  • information and communication technology

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