2.3 ENoLL Summer School
ENoLL Summer School is the annual event of the worldwide living lab community. This four-day event attracts a global and diverse audience. Its aim is to give participants a broader insight into models, theories and technologies relating to living labs, as well as opportunities to network and share experiences.
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Well the summer school is the place where the whole community meet up to exchange a lot of experiences, but also for those ones who want to know a little bit more about what this is about and they want to learn. And they want to find people with similar ideas. This is the place to come.
And it's a networking event which is allowing for example newcomers who are joined recently the network to come and see those mature ecosystems that have flourished over the last 6-7 years.
As the notion of living labs it's based on collaboration and co-creation so you need some type of a platform to do that.
And it's an opportunity to introduce the basic concepts of open innovation, user-centred innovation which is at the very core - at the very heart of living labs.
It's almost a week-long event. On Tuesday we did have the research community here, that's their research day. People present their papers.
About their experience of living labs and different methodologies and different metrics.
And then we also had the match making session for the new living labs and also existing living labs. So that people could understand better what the others are doing. On Wednesday and Thursday we have two very packed summer school days.
We have a series of workshops about good practice in living labs. How open innovation and user-centred design are being used to kind of develop new products and services for citizens. And then we've also got some study visits to some community innovation projects in Manchester. Then on Friday, we have the main conference with some keynote speakers.
So the title of this speech is our vision and a little bit of what's emerging in human smart cities.
My little preparation today is called Colonialism, Courage, and The Trust Protocol.
It's crucial. It's critical, that we can harness the power of the communities and the places where that's actually the only thing there is.
That delivers all the immeasurable benefits that technology has to bring to people, but without the fear of the costs. So that we can continue to innovate for good because I do believe it is for good.
So to me this slide is just a little thought about where is the next innovator that we've never heard of going to come up with an intervention that we've never thought of, to a problem we care deeply about.
And then the launch of the 7th Wave so the new members who have already been here all week they're sort of officially credited.
Where new cities who have decided to become living labs are kind of welcomed into the movement.
And so it is now attracting really a cross-section of the whole living lab community, not just the guys who are just starting out but basically everybody.
We're really trying to solve so many of the same things that making that meeting in person really gives us the chance to share insights and see what worked. But I think just as importantly, see what didn't work maybe.
It has become one of the top moments in the year where this whole community can meet.
A living lab in isolation is very weak, but a community of living labs, that's some strength.
ENoLL has really become I think the number one network for everybody who is involved in user driven and business oriented innovation.
The sense of community is fundamental for the living labs and ENoLL facilitates that community, it just makes things a little bit easier for the community - that's all.
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