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OpenLivingLab Days 2017 - Utilizing innovation potential of urban ecosystems through citizen engagement WORKSHOP

OpenLivingLab Days is the annual summit of the worldwide Living Lab community. This year OpenLivingLab Days will take place in Kraków (Poland), 29-08/01-09/2017. The URBAN INNO project will held a workshop on August 31st, entitled: “Utilizing innovation potential of urban ecosystems through citizen engagement”

In the challenge of making central Europe more innovative and competitive by maximising the innovation potential of smaller and medium sized urban ecosystems, many smart solutions, technologies and services developed in the Smart City are not used widely because of the lack of knowledge and motivation or acceptance of end-users. This workshop will explore the importance, with the support of 3 experiences coming from URBAN INNO EU project, of involving and empowering citizens, local communities and local creative industries/designers in material research, bridging the gap between government, industry and citizens/local entrepreneurs, as an important step towards a sustainable and eco-friendly economy and society. Inspired by 3 presented cases and other known best practices, participants in this workshop will learn and discuss about the best co-creation methods and the best required adaptations for Smart Cities and medium sized urban ecosystems.

More information about the project: http://www.interreg-central.eu/Content.Node/URBAN-INNO.html

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