CentraLab - Central European Living Lab for Territorial Innovation
CENTRAL EUROPE Programme, Proj. No.: 3CE400P1
CentraLab transfers the approach and methodology of the TN MED programme’s MedLab project to meet the needs and objectives of Central European regions, in an ambitious exchange of best practice between two of the more peripheral zones of European Territorial Cooperation. In so doing, the project aims to transform Central Europe into a broad-reaching laboratory for innovation, including the social and organisational as well as technological dimensions. CentraLab thus aims to clarify the competitive advantage of a new model of innovation that draws on Central Europe’s deep, common cultural heritage to strengthen territorial cohesion, promote internal integration and enhance competitiveness through reciprocal learning and partnership building. CentraLab, like MedLab, is based on a promising approach that has emerged in the arena of ICT under the name “Living Lab”. In this model, technology R&D brings infrastructures into real-life contexts to enable a “co-design” process with end users. The project's website can be found at www.centralivinglab.eu, while Corvinno's pilot site is hosted here at www.flexilab.eu (you can also find it under the Pilots menu).