Living Lab

Back in 2008 we established Birmingham as a member of the European Network of Living Labs, which empowers users to design, explore and improve the development of new services and business models in a real life setting; in our case capturing the opportunities of digital technology to enhance service solutions.

Many of our activities use the Living Lab methodology to support co-creation and user innovation bringing together a network of user communities, commissioners, commercial partners and researchers throughout the design and testing process.

We can help business and organisations with user centred research and service development and design through our Living Lab facility. We have extensive reach to user networks that can be tailored to your individual needs and include Citizens Panel, community, third sector groups and SMEs and can help with idea generation, planning, real world testing of innovations and pre-market testing and assessments.