The second VITALISE Summer School is taking place on 8th and 9th of June 2023 in Bilbao, Spain to support researchers and Living Lab beginners interested in applying the Living Lab methodology and tools in their studies and research.
In addition, the VITALISE Commercialization Bootcamp will be held prior to the Summer School, on 6th and 7th June 2023 in Bilbao, Spain. The Bootcamp days will focus on a practical approach for researchers and practitioners who are interested in understanding the path to market for new products and services.
The VITALISE 2023 Summer School on Living Labs, aims to provide researchers worldwide effective training both on how to implement the Living Lab methodology in their studies, as well as involve living labs Research Infrastructures and their services in their Health and Wellbeing research studies. Researchers in the Health and Wellbeing domain will have the opportunity to learn more about the open innovation and Living Lab tools, methods and services to improve their research and follow new scientific paths thanks to the support of the VITALISE high-experienced trainers on the Living Lab methodology. Participants will be also invited to access the VITALISE ICT tools and infrastructure within the project open calls to collaborate on scientific research with Living Labs recognized and labelled by the European Network of Living Labs.
In addition, a Commercialization Bootcamp will be held immediately prior to the Summer School. These two days will focus on a practical approach for researchers and practitioners who are interested in understanding the path to market for new products and services.
The VITALISE 2023 Summer School on Living Labs, is provided by the VITALISE European Commission funded project, which interlinks living labs coming from the three major living lab networks in Europe:
– Understand and co-create the commercialization process of a real-life research result.
– Use practical tools to evaluate the maturity and current development status of projects, including those supported by Living Labs.
– Learn about the basics of investment practices and funding cycles for research and tech-based startups.
– Discuss a real-world commercialization process with a Healthcare startup
*Participants need to bring their laptops!
*Participants need to bring their laptops!
Researchers need convenient access to Health and Wellbeing Living Lab infrastructures and procedures, as well as policies that foster innovative, person-centred research. The Health and Wellbeing research community has invested a great deal of effort in creating Living Labs to conduct research and innovation projects, with a lifecycle limited to the project’s duration, due to non-optimal use of time and resources and lack of a harmonization framework for their provided services, which restrain the exploitation potential of research results from local communities.
To address these challenges, VITALISE interlinks living labs coming from the three major living lab networks in Europe:
By bringing together these three (3) networks, VITALISE interconnects the majority of Living Labs across Europe, to cover all European geographical areas and all the spectrum of the Health and Wellbeing domain. The aim is to open up living lab infrastructures as a means to facilitate and promote research activities in the health and wellbeing domain in Europe and beyond by enabling in-person Transnational Access to seventeen living lab research infrastructures and supporting remote digital access to datasets (Virtual Access) of rehabilitation, transitional care and everyday life activities through harmonized processes and common tools. The project will also develop training methods towards the wider understanding and valorisation of Living Lab methodologies in the research community.
VITALISE project grants free Transnational Access to external researchers from multiple disciplines to the project’s Livings Lab Research Infrastructures. The external researchers approved for Transational Access will have the opportunity to conduct research studies in the available infrastructures and be granted Virtual Access to datasets collected during the Joint Research Activities of the project for further analysis.
The provision of Transnational Access has been implemented through three (3) Open Calls conducted in the following months:
(i) March 2022,
(ii) December 2022 and
(iii) May 2023.
More information at https://vitalise-project.eu/transnational-access-to-research-infrastructures.