In the framework of “LIVERUR: Living Lab research concept in Rural Areas” project, a “Report on the development of innovative models” was developed. The purpose of this output of LIVERUR project was the development of innovative models in existing territorial rural business areas in each region of the participating countries to lead to a transition into the circular economy. Specifically, according to LIVERUR’s project report “The aim of this task is to reflect on the main characteristics and the territorial model of the new rural living labs for a circular rural economy, which directs the piloting actions through a local lens to promote closer interaction between actors, by optimizing the use of resources, and between production processes and social and cultural matrices”.
The report includes among others:
- The Living Lab concept, as a framework to improve the rural innovation and types of Innovation that LIVERUR project has developed and adopted.
- The primary mission and role of the Circular Rural Living Labs
- Business models that drive the Rural Circular Economy
- Best Practices
- Measurement of the Rural Innovation at Circular Rural Living Labs
“LIVERUR project represents an Open co-creation process, Open to all the Citizens in rural/remote, mountain and peri-urban areas, Open to the local and global markets, in order to guarantee that none is left behind in this profoundly transformative process”.
A few words about LIVERUR project:
LIVERUR is a pioneering H2020 project which addresses living lab concepts, circular economy and new business models creation inside the rural communities in Europe and beyond. The short-term objective of the LIVERUR project is to ameliorate the knowledge of business models growing in rural areas, including an understanding of their potential in the future using multiple tools such as surveys and reports. Furthermore, it aims at bringing rural innovation along with high impact to the wide spectrum to the agricultural activities, entrepreneurship, job creation, digital skills improvement, shared and circular economies along with new business models and prototypes for better decision-making and community engagement.
To read the report on identified weaknesses and challenges click here.
Learn more about the project and its objectives and activities in the official webpage http://www.liverur.eu/.