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C@R Living Labs
 
What is the Living Lab concept?

Living Lab is a research methodology for innovation that challenges the whole research and innovation process in real-life conditions by human, social, cultural, organizational and institutional aspects, and has an impact on sustainable service, business and technology development.


Cudillero Living Lab

Description

Cudillero Living Lab is a local but open initiative for the economical and social promotion of the rural area through a new methodology for innovation that is working all around Europe and world.

Objetives

Nowadays the promotion of the new technologies support has been considered as a great opportunity to improve the coastal regions development and the fishermen profitability, diversifying local economies and finding new market niches.


Soria Living Lab

Description

Soria Living Lab is a local but open initiative for the economical and social promotion of the area through a new methodology for innovation that is working all around Europe and world.

Objetives

The main goals of this Living Lab are according with the global Spanish government policies about the compensation of the inequalities and about the promotion of the development in run-down rural areas from social and economic points of view.


Southafrica Living Lab

Description

The Rural Living Lab in Sekhukhune intervenes on the level of small and micro enterprises to stimulate local economic development utilizing information and communication technologies. Incubation mechanisms being introduced comprise tools and methods to improve existing business operations as well as to support the start up of new businesses. Such mechanisms are driven by tailored Collaborative Working Environments (CWEs) that are offered to information brokers, so called Infopreneurs. Our current development concentrates on distinctive use cases (experimentations) like collaborative procurement & logistics for the retail sector in the rural communities.

By applying the principles of a Living Lab we aim to put the end user in the driving seat of technology development and open business innovation.

The selected study area that comprises the South African Rural Living Lab is illustrated in the map. A Substantial portion of the Living Lab is made up of the Sekhukhune district municipality area located in the Limpopo province in the north of the country. The second area that forms part of the Rural Living Lab is the Leroro area located in the Thaba Chweu Municipality (adjacent to the Sekhukhune district). This area consists of four villages namely Leroro, Mothibidi A and Mothibidi B and Maramela. The settlement patterns of these four towns are similar to the settlements located in the northern part of the Sekhukhune District.



Frascati Living Lab

Czech Republic Living Lab

Southafrica Living Lab

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