Living Lab in open innovation

Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup

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Le Living Lab en innovation ouverte (LLio) is a college centre for transfer of innovative social practices at the Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup. It is also technology access centre (TAC). Its mission is to foster the adoption of open innovation practices. It carries out collaborative research, offers training, and supports the communities, sectors and organizations in their transformation and open innovation projects.

Since 2012, the research centre has been offering its expertise in open and collaborative innovation throughout Québec and internationally. Whether it's for a company, an organization, a community, an association, a network or an agency, by involving its users, LLIO stimulates collective intelligence and fosters the emergence of open innovation at a time when it is essential to innovate and stand out. It intervenes through support in projects using the Living Lab device (for longer-term approaches) and through a collaborative and open approach with working groups. This is used in the context of intensive approaches such as "design thinking" or at open and collaborative innovation events. In the past year, LLIO has supported various Living Lab projects and hosted several open innovation events.

LLIO has several projects to its name that focus on collective intelligence, grassroots development and the use of systematic processes to facilitate user engagement and stimulate innovation. The research centre is a member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENOLL) and the Francophonie Living Labs network. It also participates in Fablabs Québec and the Table des Living Labs Québécois.

  • Digital technologies
  • Education
  • Open innovation
  • Smart cities
  • Social innovation
  • Social science
  • Sustainable development
  • Territorial development
  • Tourism and digital tourism

  • Co-construction of an economic development model
  • Co-creation of a tourism experience enriched by technology
  • Design thinking and open innovation in eco-construction
  • Design thinking approaches within organizations
  • Digital transformations of organizations
  • Innovation activity with the Réseau des villes de l’Est du Québec
  • Living Lab on restoration
  • Living Lab: adaptation to climate change
  • Motivation and obstacles to the adoption of open innovation practices by companies

  • 3D printing
  • Laser cutting machine
  • Microcontroller (Arduino)

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