Living LabLiving Lab Resources: represent all the assets provided by living labs participating in Festival federation. The presence of living labs in the federation is a benefit because the active participation of people in an experiment gives the opportunity to create experiments including human tasks (such as service co-design, event organization, etc.) and in general to perform activities for user-driven innovation. Experimenters can browse from the Experimentation Portal the four types of resources provided by each living lab (services, expertise, methodologies and stakeholders) and include the needed ones. To use these particular types of resources, additional steps are necessary because they cannot be used in an automatic way. In fact, to use resources provided by living labs in an experiment, the experimenter has to contact the living lab (by email, phone, etc.) in order to organize each aspects of their involvement. After this asynchronous process, the experimenter is able to use resources of living labs.

Find complete descriptions of the Living Labs assets available for FESTIVAL Call for Experimenters by clicking on the links below:

Living Labs info Data available
TUBA

info[at]tuba-lyon.com

Open Innovation
One of our main goal is to be collaborative and help project leaders to identify the best partners to work with, including large companies, startup, academics, authorities, and to focus on their end-users.
– TUBA Crunch: This format which lasts half a day, allows startups and project leaders to show and demonstrate their solutions to large companies and public partners, in order to identify how they could work together.
– Challenges & Hackathons: Mobilize different startups and skills to answer one or few specific issues in your business activities. We also developed a specific format in which multiple training modules are available to selected startups or SMEs, we called TUBACcess.
– Data Room: A unique opportunity to discover and explore during few hours private data opened by one private or public partner with the objective of identify the best way it could be use and how data could be improve for your own use.
– TUBA’Péro: Informal moments, mostly at evenings, dedicated to meet entrepreneurs and exchange on different subjects

Experimentation (test phases)
One of our major activites at TUBA is dedicated to developing test phases on field to evaluate the potential and the relevance of one solution with potential real users. These experimentations help us to get feedbacks and to identify the best way to address the needs and usages of the users. These test phases allow to project leaders (startup, SMEs, large companies, …) to save time spent on R&D and rapidly focus on the most relevant functionalities and the best targets. For that, we base our activities on psycho-sociological methods and involve directly in the project users and interesting partners.

Médiation / Sensibilisation
TUBA has also a mission dedicated to the vulgarization and sensibilization to the digital and the smart city concept. In that purpose, TUBA organizes conferences, workshops on multiple subjects to help people better understand the world around.

Co-Working
At TUBA, you will also meet startup and project leaders we welcome inside our building. Startups and project leaders are selected depending on their project and the proximity with the smart city concept, and how they use or generate urban digital data. Teams are most of the time limited to 4 members.

Knowledge Capital The Lab

info[at]kc-i.jp

The Lab. is a showcase where general public, such as researchers, creators, artists, students, senior citizens, housewives and children, can experience the latest technologies and have interactions with other exhibitors.
The Lab. constitutes a space that attracts global prototypes and world-leading technologies, and is a hub from which the latest strains of culture emanate. Visitors not only get to see and touch ingenious inventions, but are also given the chance to participate in the creative process by contributing their ideas and opinions to the exhibitors

Showcase
Exhibiting and demonstrating the latest prototypes and research project.

User-involvement
Visitors of The Lab. can contribute ideas and opinions to the exhibitors.

Workshops/events
Exhibitors can hold workshops to interact with the general public.

The Lab. Participants
A community of companies, universities and research institutes that are the exhibitors of The Lab.. (expertise of robotics, VR, AR, user experience, digital contents, etc.)

Other KC Participants
Companies, universities and research institutes that are the tenants of KC, such as Knowledge Office, Collabo Office, Future Life Showroom, and Knowledge Salon members

 

Experimenters can request the participation of a Living Lab in an experiment. Living labs are testbeds that perform many different activities, providing places (e.g. meeting room) to perform activities, methodologies that can be applied to experiments, skills and expertise of their members. Moreover, each Living Lab is in contact with different kind of communities, companies, research institutes, universities and often they involve citizen group to perform their activities.
Festival project identifies four main categories to represent resources of Living Labs accessible through the Experimentation Portal. Experimenters can select one or more of the following types of resources in order to involve them in their experiments:

  • Services: a service represents one of the different activities performed by the Living Lab that is possible to include in an experiment.
  • Methodologies: each Living Lab performs its activities, related to services that are provided, by using specific approaches or methodologies. For example, a living lab can provide a Co-working space as service, and it can apply a methodology such as brainstorming to start an innovation process and mind mapping to drive it.
  • Expertise: often, Living Labs have members with special skills and knowledge in different domains (legal, social, ICT, etc.); for this reason, an experimenter could request the involvement of an expert from a Living Lab on a specific topic of an experiment.
  • Communities/Stakeholder groups: each Living Lab collaborates with external group of people that are involved in its activities. Since each activity has different focus or application domain, each Living Lab is able to involve people with specific characteristics, in term of age, social role and specific skills. These people can be a group of generic citizens or they can be selected from communities that usually are active in the Living Lab, such as members of private company, university researchers and so on.

It is important to underline that, as described in section, since Living Labs provide resources strictly related to involvement of human activities, to use these resources in an experiment a different approach must be followed.
When an experimenter selects a resource from a Living Lab, he/she is notified that the reservation of the resources has to be managed in a manual way. Therefore, an asynchronous communication process (by email, phone, etc.) has to start in order to contact Living Lab and arrange a way to involve the selected resources in the experiment.