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Report of Case studies on rural living labs definitions


“The living lab movement is emerging globally as an approach by its methodologies and tools for economic and social development at the local and regional scale, giving great opportunities for rural, urban and regional development, to all actors in the Quadruple Helix innovation, such as governmental organizations, Higher Education Institutions and Research organizations, civil organizations, business (large companies and SMEs), leveraging their sustainable competitiveness.

It finally gave a new role in promoting, facilitating and co-creating innovation in case of the LIVERUR project, in rural innovation” (part of the executive summary of Liverur’s 3.1 Deliverable). Within this framework the “Report of Case studies on rural living lab`s definitions” was developed.

This survey was designed in order to establish basic information about RLLs. The further work on establishing new labs within LIVERUR project lifecycle may include a clear understanding of them by definition and main characteristics.

It includes the following questions:

  • What is a living lab? Is it a single definition? What is meaning in circular economy and rural context?

Definition, key principles, characteristics

  • How we describe RLLs?

5 major key success factors, of these labs across the globe.

  • Which is the role of living labs in the circular economy?

Moreover, it includes a detailed lab database analysis which gives answers to questions like:

  • Who are the stakeholders of the rural living lab?
  • What is the RLL infrastructure?
  • What is the main focus of the rural living lab?
  • How does the RLL work?
  • What is the business model of RLL?
  • How are they financed?

And many more!

To read the full version of the “Report of Case studies on rural living lab`s definitions”, please click here.

Learn more about the project and its objectives and activities in the official webpage

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