EXPERTMEETING LIVING LABS AND PUBLIC SPACES
WESTERGASFABRIEK AS A LIVING LAB
The Westergasfabriek exploits a space for creative and cultural enterprises. By playing an active role in the hire, use and programming of the interior spaces and exterior spaces, it allows a fertile and popular biotope for creativity, art and enterprise. In this expert meeting we think about the future of the Westergasfabriek as an (ICT) laboratory for new technology, culture and services.
This expert meeting will investigate the phenomenon of Living Labs. A living lab is an innovative corporative platform aimed at creating social value. This includes: an innovation platform aimed at bringing together users, business, the scientific world and government institutions all of which play a role from their own positioning and aims within the process of future-oriented technological innovation.This involves both real applications and the evaluating of the results of innovative applications in real-life surroundings.
This expertmeeting brings together different Living Labs in Europe, from different perspectives. Key note speech about living labs in Europe by Jakob H. Rasmussen, Livinglabs Europe. www.livinglabs-europe.com
In workshops, the participants will examine from different perspectives how the Westergasfabriek could be used as a Living Lab. We invite them to discuss with us the possibilities for the Westergasfabriek as a Living Lab for research and education, new culture and art, and for the development of new services.
With participation of:
Mr. Christer Asplund, Living Lab Sweden: Living Labs Stockholm, Living Lab Örebro and Living Labs Kalmar / Västervik.
Director PLACE INVEST AB in the Interlace-invent network
Mister Sascha Haselmayer, Living Labs Catalunya: Living Labs 22@ and Living Lab Sant Cugat.
Co-founding director of Interlace-Invent
Ben Kröse, Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam and lector Digital Life, Hogeschool van Amsterdam.
Introduction Workshop The Westergasfabriek as a Living Lab for research and education.
Jan Simons, Associate Professor New Media, University of Amsterdam. Introduction Workshop The Westergasfabriek as a Living Lab for new Culture and Art
Irma Borst, Managing Consultant, LogicaCMG Consulting.
Introduction Workshop The Westergasfabriek as a Living Lab for the development of new services.
09.00 - 13.00 hrs. including lunch