EPOMM - the European Platform on Mobility Management* - has released its December 2018 e-update on the topic of 'Living Labs'.
Living Labs are defined as “user-centred, open innovation ecosystems based on a systematic user co-creation approach integrating research and innovation processes in real life communities and settings”.
The theme is described as follows:
To build a framework for a digital, clean, service-oriented and affordable mobility system ensures that mobility is kept ‘on the move’ and serves both users of the mobility system and economic value creation. Living Labs provide the ideal framework for a joint development of future innovations in the interplay of research, business and the civil society.
We hope that with this EPOMM e-update we are able to provide you with inspiration and insights on Living Labs, and co-creation and user involvement as its key success factors.
Act TravelWise copy-edits the English version of the e-update and distributes it within the UK.
* Note that 'mobility management' is the European term equating roughly to transport demand management (TDM) - the 'soft measures' aimed at travel behaviour change away from single-occupancy car use, sometimes referred to as 'smarter choices' or 'smarter travel' in the UK.