We all have ideas, opinions, and experiences to share. We all have the opportunity to influence the world of tomorrow. The Living Lab is a unique opportunity for users to be at the heart of innovation.
We express our needs, test new products, participate in the development of inventions and give birth to new ideas.
A Living Lab is usually centered on a theme or a specific area, sometimes wide, sometimes more accurate. These topics can be very varied and diverse: Health, gastronomy, new technologies, ecology, energy, biotech, urban development, logistics, education, mobility, culture, etc.
The machine feeds on projects. Anyone can bring a project into a Living Lab: a company, an organization, an innovative concept designer, a public institution, a start-up, a school or university, etc. Large or small projects, products, services, technical or artistic projects, methodological or aimed toward awareness. The strength is the idea and its carrier.
The machine works with facilitators. Each Living Lab brings together qualified people who will be present throughout the process of supporting projects and encouraging their implementation. It is the "fuel" team that keeps the wheels of the Living Lab turning!
Facilitators will use methods and tools to bring forth ideas, define concepts and implement solutions. They will implement creative workshops, methods for rapid prototyping, real-environment tests and many events.
Facilitators are part of an ecosystem. A set of actors, corporations, organizations, in short: people who will support the work of the Living Lab by providing their skills and resources. The Living Lab is a place of synergies for all members of each ecosystem.
In order to work, the machine needs users, that is to say us. It is by actively participating in the steps of the process that we can together build tomorrow's innovations. This is called co-creation: the sharing of ideas, experiences and skills to create together something we could not have created alone. Something that really lives up to our expectations.