27 November 2023

​​Living Labs in rural areas: HOW TO?


GRANULAR Knowledge Transfer Accelerator | 1st activity  

​Living Labs are open innovation networks. created in collaboration with local actors, whose goal is to co-develop and co-developing and co-testing novel solutions that meet real-life needs. The establishment and implementation of Living Labs are associated with several advantages, in a beyond rural areas. These range from engaging local actors to developing new ideas and piloting solutions, promoting stakeholder ownership and uptake of such solutions.

Across Europe, several European projects have recognised the added value of Living Labs carrying out action research and testing novel solutions. Among these, the Horizon Europe project GRANULAR has developed 7 Living Labs and 9 Replication Labs in various rural areas across Europe with the objective of jointly defining data collection techniques and indicators to enhance rural policies at the local level.

In this webinar, three fascinating rural Living Labs from GRANULAR and two other European projects will be featured. You’ll hear about their successes and difficulties. Selected speakers will share their lessons learnt from different Living Labs at various stages of development, including early, mature, and growth.