As part of the ROCK project, EUROCITIES and Julie’s Bicycle organised a webinar on “living labs, a way of governing the city”. Living Labs aim to develop new products or processes in order to find solutions to problems, but also to test and implement pre-developed solutions in a co-creation manner and in a real-life context.
Living Labs in Eindhoven are an integral part of the city’s strategy that is developed, supported and implemented at political and administrative level. It fits in Eindhoven's line of thinking and working, in which technological innovation are combined with collaborative forms of working, citizen engagement and citizen centred developments.
This approach is materialized in various places in the city where the municipality took the initiative to develop living lab initiatives in collaboration with actors from other sectors (private sector institutions, public organizations, academic and knowledge institutions). Three local examples were presented during the webinar:
You can now listen to the webinar here: