GNSS LIVING LAB PRIZE
The GNSS Living Lab Prize calls for developers and users to submit proposals for GNSS-related products and services that are ready to be tested and ideally implemented in a suitable Living Lab. Living Labs are User Driven Open Innovation Platforms where stakeholders have formed a Public-Private-People-Partnership (PPPP) of firms, public agencies, universities, institutes and users all collaborating for creating, prototyping, and validating new service-products and societal infrastructures in real-life contexts. Currently 370 Living Labs are grouped under the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL).
Initiated in line with the FP7 project GAINS (Galileo Advanced INnovation Services) this dedicated GNSS Living Lab prototyping prize, aims at facilitating the emergence of User Driven Open Innovation Demand for services and applications enabled by satellite navigation technologies.
The GNSS Living Lab Prize will reward one or more winners with the opportunity to conduct a “reality check trial” in a suitable Living Lab along with relevant user communities and potential future customers. The winning innovator(s) will thus benefit from the chance to validate their idea, conduct user-oriented engineering of their product or service, develop their entrepreneurial team, and intensify their network of industrial relationships.
Three Living Labs with different focus topics (e.g. media, wearables, museums, smart cities) are available to conduct a reality check trial with a suitable candidate. Support services may be provided by one or more Living Labs depending on suitability of the winning project.
The GNSS Living Lab Prize calls for developers and users to submit proposals for GNSS-related products and services that are ready to be tested and ideally implemented in a suitable Living Lab.
- Living Lab PartnersDigital Spaces Living Lab (DSLL), Bulgaria
To create the new generation of wearables, museum apps and smart city services, you need to test and improve them in a living lab.
Digital spaces are digital, virtual, or computer-generated worlds, but also the spaces in which we live and use digital media, communication devices, gadgets, etc. The Digital Spaces Living Lab (DSLL) in Sofia, Bulgaria, was founded in 2008 to support industrial and academic partners working in the field of new digital media technologies and location-based services (LBS). DSLL provides a creative environment for research and innovation, as well as new forms of direct user involvement in the innovation process. Since 2008, DSLL has been an active member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). DSLL has taken part in many research, innovation, and industrial projects in Europe and has carried out numerous large-scale technology validation trials for clients in the last 9 years. In 2012, a new section of DSLL called KidsLab@DSLL was created, which focuses on interactive ICT and digital media education and games for children. DSLL is currently one of the partners in the WEAR Sustain (Wearable technologists Engage with Artists for Responsible Innovation) €3M project, funded by the EC Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
The main focus of DSLL is on digital media technologies, smart city services, mobile apps, wearables, apps and gadgets for museums, games, etc. DSLL has won several Open Call Living Lab competitions in Europe and has supported many of the winners/finalists of past GNSS Living Lab Prize competitions, including GoWalk (UK), TagStory (Norway), Ampido (Germany), SellNews (Germany), Vamos (Germany), Geo-Coupon (Taiwan). This year, DSLL is looking again for great new ideas on how to use various location-based services to explore and experience the digital spaces around us that are filled with user-generated digital content. It is particularly interested in novel wearables and smart clothes, apps and gadgets for museums and art galleries, and projects that explore novel aspects of the Internet of Things (IoT).
The DSLL Partnership comprises many companies from different countries and fields of expertise, including interactive and attentive displays; human-computer interaction (HCI); image recognition and tagging in the cloud; Augmented Reality (AR); wearables; mapping and LBS; digital prototyping and fabrication. DSLL seeks to find synergies among these technologies and enable its members and other organisations to use them to create novel services. As co-founder of Smart Fab Lab (the first fab lab in Bulgaria), DSLL provides the ability to design and create both hardware and software prototypes, rapidly test with real users in a living lab and then further improve them back in the fab lab. In addition, DSLL can offer a number of its members’ services and other platforms to test the feasibility of winning ideas from the GNSS Living Lab prize competition.
Digital Spaces Living Lab (DSLL)
Dr Stavri Nikolov
132 Knyaz Boris I Street
+359 (0) 882 04 14 99
- Integrative Usage Lab (IUL LUTIN), France
IUL-LUTIN is a Living Lab based on a "userlab" platform for usability observations and experiments. New products and services being co-innovated by researchers, companies, and individuals constitute the focus of their work.
IUL-LUTIN is a Living Lab based on a “userlab” platform for usability observations and experiments. It is currently under the supervision of Université Paris 8 (the university’s main institution), UPMC-Paris 6, UTC-Compiègne, and Universcience. The Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie, meanwhile, is the biggest science museum in Europe and home to a panel of over 1,500 dedicated individuals available to participate in observation and innovation. New products and services being co-innovated by researchers, companies, and individuals constitute the focus of their work.
LUTIN’s main activity involves usability testing both at the userlab level and in real-world living and working environments. Its observational approach is dedicated to knowledge technologies (web tools for topologies, web trail analysis, virtual class tools, e-learning, serious gaming, etc.), displaying content (from e-books to immersive 3D spaces made possible by interactive whiteboards and video enhancements), and mobile, Galileo-based technologies. The results of these efforts can be experienced by the greater public (including people of all ages and cultural backgrounds) at Parc de la Villette – one of the largest parks in Paris and home to restaurants, museums, concert halls, live performance stages, and theatres, as well as playgrounds for children.
IUL LUTIN provides access to various shared equipment and hosts most of the analytical instruments required for its work, such as eye-tracking devices (Eye Tracking Lab), EEG and physiological measures (Physio Lab), and a room for observing gaming experiences and HDTV viewing (Game Room). LUTIN is also equipped with CCTV cameras and recording facilities to observe user experiences and behaviour from different perspectives (Media Lab), as well as a mobile platform for observing user behaviour in ecological settings (Mobility Lab).
Universite Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis – UP8
Université Paris 8 – 2, rue de la Liberté
93526 St Denis Cedex 02
- espaitec Living Lab, Spain
Espaitec is the scientific, technology, and business park of Jaume I University (UJI) in Castellón, Spain. espaitec thus seeks to create a reference environment in Castellón that hosts, supports, and encourages innovative business initiatives to grow and facilitates active technology transfer at the University.
Espaitec is the scientific, technology, and business park of Jaume I University (UJI) in Castellón, Spain. Promoted by the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) and the Castellón Confederation of Entrepreneurs (CEC), espaitec was set up in 2007 for the purpose of making quantitative and recognised contributions to both socio-economic development in the province of Castellón and the diversification of its industrial fabric. espaitec thus seeks to create a reference environment in Castellón that hosts, supports, and encourages innovative business initiatives to grow and facilitates active technology transfer at the University. In addition to working in a network along with the Spanish Association of Science and Technology Parks (APTE), espaitec serves as a member of the International Association of Scientific Parks (IASP), the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL), and the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and as an important agent of promoting innovation and enterprise in the province of Castellón. Its new infrastructures are located in a single knowledge-based enclave, some of the activities of which are highlighted below:
- Supporting talent and entrepreneurship
- Accompanying and driving business growth
- Providing specialised innovation-support services
- Establishing connections to the global innovation system
- Offering support and soft landings for internationalisation
- Driving territorial integration
In essence, espaitec is a park that aims to generate wealth, jobs, and prosperity by creating an economic and business model that goes beyond former attempts. It is now home to more than 65 firms and has generated more than 450 highly qualified jobs, including those of its own staff members and other parties.
In 2010, espaitec set up the e’LivingLab ecosystem on the Riu Sec campus of the Universitat Jaume I of Castellón (UJI). The objective was to convert the current location into a Smart Campus – a place where technologically advanced products are made available to the university community, thus enabling its members to join in each initiative and generate information needed to improve quality of life in greater society. In this context, e’LivingLab is providing diverse scenarios in which companies linked (physically or virtually) to espaitec can collaborate on designing, developing, and testing their products in the most realistic environment possible.
The first phase of this project, which focused on the UJI Smart Campus itself, was completed in 2013. The phases scheduled to start from the campus will now commence to reinforce the Smart City of Castellón, or to create a Smart Province through the e-rurallab concept. To view a related presentation, please click here.
espaitec’s e’LivingLab is an open scenario capable of hosting different technologies. With the support of the entire university community (close to 15,000 students and 2,000 researchers and other staff), the Smart Campus’s testing facility helps develop new products in an endless range of knowledge areas (technological, social, etc).
The winner of this prize will be invited to join the espaitec incubator for one year to develop the winning idea. Membership will include access to a testing environment, the facility’s Project Management Office, experts, and a high-speed network. Thanks to espaitec’s leading role in this innovation ecosystem, it will be able to promote the idea’s development by supporting collaborative projects with other SMEs located at the park.
Mr Juan A. Bertolin
Science and Technology Park of Jaume I University
Campus Riu Sec, Edificio espaitec 1
+34 964 387 386
Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen
Mr Andreas Dippelhofer
+ 49 (0) 81 05 77 27 710