The Living Lab approach is strongly intertwined with our core activities in both research & valorization and education. Together with different partners, we work on a multitude of living labs throughout the city, in which we are creating impact for the city on the different urban challenges (read more about the urban challenges).
Our Living Labs
Urban living labs are real-life small-scale urban environments where innovations can be co-created and tested in an iterative way with relevant stakeholders (students, scientists, citizens, companies, and cities) before being replicated at the urban scale. Urban Living Labs provide a perfect set-up for experimenters to validate urban innovations addressing complex urban challenges.
Click on the tiles below to learn more about our living labs and (ongoing) experimentation.
Local Inclusive Future Energy (LIFE) City platform
Smart planning for energy demand and supply. This will be tested via a smart energy exchange platform in the area of Amsterdam ArenApoort. The result: an electricity grid-friendly and community inclusive innovation to contribute to the energy transition.
EU4Advice: Building a better network for short food supply chains
Metropolitan Food Systems
EU4Advice aims to create a learning ecosystem for short food supply chain advisors, policy-makers, researchers & farmers. This will accelerate the potential of empowering both producers and consumers toward a more just and sustainable food system.
MSc MADE Living Labs
Designing and working from Living Labs is also a main activity for the graduating MSc MADE students. In their living lab assignments we connect them to the Amsterdam ecosystem, in which they work on cases for and together with our partners in the network. Last years students were connected to seven different organizations throughout the city. Here you can read more about their Living Lab results.
Our Living Lab Team
The Living Lab Program Team
- Leendert Verhoef (Program Lead)
- Mark Kauw (Urban Living Lab Program Developer)
- Juanita Devis Clavijo (Urban Living Lab Developer)
- Hans Roeland Poolman (Project lead of Stakeholder Engagement ArenAPoort LIFE Project)
- Evi Vet (Living Lab Coordinator)
- Maged Elsamny
The Living Lab Advisory Board (under construction...)
The program activities are co-created with support from