April 12th | Living Labs Essentials and Methodology 

Session organised By the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL)

12th April 2024 – 13.00 - 16.00, Online

Session Overview

In this session, we delve into the innovative approach and methodology of Living Labs, examining various aspects with a particular focus on stakeholder engagement, particularly citizen involvement. We aim to explore how Living Labs serve as catalysts for urban transformation by fostering collaboration and co-creation among diverse stakeholders.

The discussion expands to showcase examples of successful Living Labs operating in the field of urban transformation. Specifically, we will highlight Living Labs in Eindhoven (the Netherlands), Bangalore (India),and Basaksehir (Turkey). Representatives from these Living Labs will share insights into their respective initiatives, the areas they are focusing on, and their strategies for addressing the challenge of citizen engagement within the Living Lab context.


The objective of this session is to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the Living Lab approach, emphasizing the importance of stakeholder engagement, particularly citizen involvement.

Expected Outcomes

  • Gain insights into the principles and methodology of Living Labs as innovative platforms for urban transformation.
  • Understand the significance of stakeholder engagement, particularly citizen involvement, in the success of Living Lab initiatives.
  • Explore real-world examples of Living Labs operating in different geographical contexts and their approaches to addressing citizen engagement challenges.
  • Identify strategies and best practices for effectively involving citizens in the co-creation process within Living Lab environments.

Target Audience

This session is designed for UTM cities, Net Zero cities, urban planners, policymakers, researchers, innovators, community leaders, and anyone interested in leveraging Living Labs as a tool for driving urban transformation initiatives and enhancing citizen engagement in the process.

Draft Agenda (TBC)

Moderator: ENoLL

5 min

Welcome by the Organizer


1.30 min

Introduction to the LL methodology and basics


10 min



20 min



Eindhoven (Netherlands) Living Lab

Wim De Kinderen

20 min

Basaksehir (Turkey) Living-Lab

Omer Onur (Basaksehir Living-Lab)

20 min

Bangalore (India) Living-Lab

Bangalore Living-Lab representative

15 min

Q&A and closing


The Organiser

European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL)

Founded in 2006 under the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, ENoLL is globally active to support and certify Living Labs. The role of living labs in advancing has been formally recognized by the IPCC, the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change, in their 2022 Climate Change Report: Global adoption of living lab methods can drive co-created solutions to existing problems by integrating scientific and expert knowledge with local knowledge and common values. The report has also formally recognized ENoLL’s model of open and citizen-centric innovation for policy-making globally.

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