ENoLL Summer School 2014

The 5th edition of ENoLL Summer School will be held in Amsterdam, from the 2nd to the 6th of September and is organized by Amsterdam Economic Board, Waag, the Amsterdam City Council together with the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL).

The theme of this year's event is "The Art of Living in a Lab; creative, smart & innovative cities & communities" where topics such as Smart Cities, eHealth, Future Internet, Open Data and Creativity will be at the forefront of discussions for our global audience of Living Lab and innovation practitioners. These are the workshops that Waag is engaged in from our Creative Care Lab perspective:

On September 4th, at the main venue of the conference at De Nieuwe Liefde, Da Costakade 102 in Amsterdam, a programme called Lessons from the Smart Citizen Kit  will run for 90 minutes. The main objective of the workshop is to share the lessons learned from the first large scale implementation of the Smart Citizen Kit, that took place in Amsterdam from March till July 2014. We will discuss the initial goals, process, technology, reactions and outcomes and end with a reflection on all of these.

There's will be a session about the 'Making Economy': From Making to Manufacturing. In this workshop experts in all the relevant fields come together to explore the current state of the art to see how the different emergent models can potentially emerge. Can Living Labs help bridge the gap between the isolated labs of the Making Economy and the reality of the broader market for manufactured goods? 

Furthermore, from our Future Internet Lab programme: Digital Social Innovation – how can it be scaled, what are the barriers. This workshop will explore with people in the room how identified barriers and drivers to scale such as funding, skills, regulation, integration with mainstream provision and lack measures and methods for understanding impact can be addressed to support the scaling and growth of Digital Social Innovation in Europe. These are the other workshops that Waag is engaged in from our Future Internet Lab:  

The programme overview

Details of the programme can be found here.

Day 1: Research day (Tuesday 2nd of September)
The research day will provide opportunities for the exploration of themes of interest to Living Lab researchers and scientists from many disciplines. The programme will include brokerage activities to support stakeholders in conceptualizing proposals and forming consortia for Horizon 2020 calls. Both conceptual and empirical papers can be submitted by June 15th. Accepted contributions will be published in the proceedings of the 5th ENoLL Summer School.

Day 2 & 3: Workshops & Visits (Wednesday & Thursday 3-4th of September)
Workshops & visits are the pulse point of OpenLivingLab Days! During these days you will meet with Living Lab leaders and fellow specialists to discover latest Living Labs initiatives and open innovation stories. The programme will include: Workshops providing forums for small groups of participants (between 20-50 people) to discuss crucial topics in Living Lab research and practice. Visits to a selection of Dutch Living Labs and innovation centers to discover their exciting research, products and services.

Day 3: OpenLivingLab Banquet
A networking & social event where participants will be able to connect with other participants whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Day 4: World Living Lab Summit (Friday 5th of September). The one-day World Summit is a unique occasion to build global professional relationships that keep you at the top of your profession. The summit and its diverse sessions will help you discover how the latest best practices and advances in governance and international collaboration can help your organisation profit from open innovation and Living Lab paradigms. The welcoming of the 8th wave of new ENoLL members will conclude the conference.

You can get your tickets for the Open Living Lab Days 2014 here.


Main venue De Nieuwe Liefde, Da Costakade 102, Amsterdam