All our Living Labs in UK

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Manchester Living Lab

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A major focus of the living labs approach is in East Manchester where the City Council has formed an Urban Regeneration Company (URC): New East Manchester (NEM) Ltd. This public-private-community partnership operating on a not-for-profit basis has led the establishment of an online community network, “Eastserve”, run in partnership with local citizens’ organisations and representatives, which is linked to a city-wide initiative, the Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA).

City Lab Coventry

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City Lab Coventry

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The Coventry City Lab vision is:  To improve the quality of life for urban citizens and create an exemplar Low Carbon community in Coventry through:

FutureEverything Living Lab

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Sheffield City Region

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To date we have focused on three key areas:

 

  •  Next generation broadband
  •  Digital inclusion
  •  e-enabled citizen-centred services

These remain important to us, but as we look to the future we are focusing on:

  •  Next generation wholesale data centre campus
  •  Public sector automation and transformation
  •  Collaboration centre eco-system

 

 

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THINKlab

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THINKlab joined the European Network of Living Labs in April 2010. Our objectives and future plans incorporate the following:

•    The development of tools and techniques to strengthen open innovation involving interdisciplinary research teams and external stakeholders.

•    Development and testing of products in the area of digital cities. These applications include emergency response, design against crimes, citizen engagement in city planning and future policies, stakeholder engagement in urban planning.

MIBON: Multimedia, ICT, Business Organisation Network

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The main aim of MIBON is to share knowledge of new technology tools and products to enable the collaborative development of new markets, new product and service development. As a ‘living lab’, MIBON supports new ideas for technology development and applications. MIBON partners work in developing and testing out new technology products, through demonstrating, supporting the piloting of technology products and promoting the take up of developed ICT tools and products

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Rural Connect NWLL

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The RuralConnect NW Living Lab has been established for over 6 years and has strong links with local Government, SMEs, industry and rural communities in the North West (the lab was previously known as the Wray Living Lab). Since conception, the Living Lab has grown to include a wide geographic area and encompass a number of community settings. The Rural Connect Living Lab, as its fundamental and founding principle, seeks to offer advanced communication services to areas which are not normally served by traditional Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

Digital Lifestyles Centre

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The Digital Lifestyles Centre is a new interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Essex. The centre was originally created to optimize the design and development of pervasive computing technologies in inhabited environments, by combining the expertise of a number of research units at the University. The Digital Lifestyles Centre bridges the gap between the social and technological sciences by focusing on the development of

TRAIL Living Lab (Translating Research and Innovation Lab)

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The TRAIL (Translating Research And Innovation Lab) lab represents the development of our research thinking to support research and innovation activities across several key disciplines including business, information & communication technologies, occupational therapy, art, health care, media studies research, social care and clinical medicine.

Scottish Living Lab

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Scottish Living Lab (SLL) Initiative is an initiative of 6 Scottish Universities and public and private bodies in Scotland supporting innovation and industrial and social development. It aims to strengthen innovation capability in Scotland by bridging gap between technology development and user appropriation, focusing on strengths of Scottish Industry, such as wireless applications, digital design and health. The SLL project academic partners

Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)

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University of Ulster – Centre for Sustainable Technologies – Energy Research

ConnectMK – Living Lab for Milton Keynes

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In 2007 MK Council formed Connect MK Ltd, a trading virtual ISP and an organisation leading on Digital inclusion in MK; working UK wide in partnership with the DC10 Plus Group, promoting digital inclusion and collaborating with European partners. (see www.digitalmk.org and www.connectmk.com

Social Informatics Lab (SILab)

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The contexts of transformation, innovation and partnership across organisational, cultural and disciplinary boundaries that have generated the ideas and practice of the Social Informatics Laboratory precisely match the challenges facing Newcastle University both internally, in maintaining and developing its research base, and externally in its engagement with the Region and beyond. Collaboration is a core business modality of a

Sunderland Living Lab

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Birmingham Communities Building Capacity

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The Birmingham Living Lab focuses on increasing communities’ capacity for self-help and

KWest Research

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Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) works with the community to develop the creative, educational and social potential of people within the surrounding area. We produce high-quality film, design and media work, provide exciting experiences for young people and run a diverse programme of arts activities. KWMC is committed to social and digital inclusion and works with a wide range of organisations, individuals and artists to produce media content and explore the role of media arts in communities. Mission/objectives of the KWest living lab at Knowle West Media Centre:

Hull Service Transformation Laboratory

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Hull joined the European Network of Living Labs in the third Wave, November 2008. Our Service Transformation Laboratory is co-ordonated by Hull City Council and represents a range of local service providers, mainly within Health and Care.  Our primary policy interests are economy, health, education, inclusion and service transformation. 

Description of Concept

The Hull Service Transformation Lab aims to develop open innovation approaches to utilise Hull’s potential as a Service Transformation Laboratory. In particular we wish to:-

CONNECTED NOTTINGHAM

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Connected Nottingham has been developed by Accelerate Nottingham as a marketing initiative to promote ICT investment in the conurbation. Accelerate Nottingham is the leading think-tank on ICT issues for the Greater Nottingham area. Drawing on a wide range of technical knowledge, experience and leadership it seeks to demonstrate how ICT initiatives can be used to tackle economic and social challenges and acts as a partnership vehicle for the funding and delivery of integrated conurbation-wide ICT projects.

Cybermoor

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