The Lab, the new social fabric of Internet
Innovation is for everyone
On the 5th of September 2014, the European Network of Living Labs announced the results of the 8th Wave of membership and officially welcomes the members approved during the 2014 call for membership. This welcoming ceremony took place during the proceedings of the ENoLL annual Living Lab conference, OpenLivingLab Days, hosted this year at the De Nieuwe Liefde in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
One of the goals of the conference was to define some common vision in order to help the growing community of living labs to share some common value. Artur Serra, the deputy manager of i2cat Foundation opened the field presenting as a common idea of Living Labs the motto: “Innovation is for everyone”. If in the 90s, the Internet Society adopted the idea of “internet is for everyone”, maybe next step could be to train every citizen with innovate competencies using Internet. After an intensive discussion, the consensus appointed a share vision formulated by Jarmo Eskelinen as “empowering everyone to innovate”.
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