- about us
The cluster “Living Labs in Wallonia” coordinates and supports the Living Labs in Wallonia (Belgium). As a cluster of Living Labs, our main objectives are the followings:
One of our main goals is to define an open methodology of Walloon Living Labs. It is based on a state-of-the-art of existing Living Labs methodologies, adapted to the Walloon context (innovation actors, industrial clusters…). It is co-created with external partners and the Living Labs we support, based on their deployment and experiments. The methodology will be openly available for managers of future Living Labs so that it can help them to make their Living Labs more quickly and easily operable by sharing relevant methodologies and returns on experience of the previous Walloon Living Labs.
Our organisation in a box
The cluster "Living Labs in Wallonia" is managed by CETIC. As an applied research centre in the field of ICT, CETIC’s mission is to support economic development by transferring the results of the most innovative research in ICT to companies, particularly SMEs. CETIC is actively involved in research projects in domains such as Smart Cities, Big Data and Cloud Computing, Internet of Thing. For more than 10 years, we have built a network of European research partners resulting in innovative research projects in programmes such as H2020, Interreg, and Era-Net. The knowledge developed by CETIC is made available to companies to help them integrate these technological breakthroughs into their products, processes and services, enabling them to innovate faster, save time and money and develop new markets.
Nicolas Devos is a Senior Project Manager in co-creation and innovation management. His professional goal is to promote innovation in Wallonia in coordination with projects such as Creative Wallonia, Living Labs, Creative Hubs... In practice, he leverages on co-creation practices to stimulate creativity and innovation. He has a strong expertise of innovation projects in enterprises and research. Its expertise are related to the project management especially using innovative technologies such as Big Data. Nicolas Devos is responsible of the governance and management of the cluster “Living Labs in Wallonia”. He is also active in the networking and contacts with the regional and international actors.
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