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Innovation for Development workshop Enoll with FAO

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    • Living Lab network in Southern Africa (LLiSA)
      November 2010
    • What is a LL (recap)?
      Can be a methodology, an approach or an environment
      One thing that is common:
      The user’s involvement
      Its potential for development of new ICT-based services and products – Innovating!
      All is done by bringing different stakeholders together to work in a co-creative way
      All focussing on a specific theme/domain
      Multidisciplinary
    • Key elements of a LL
      User driven
      In real-life context
      Multidisciplinary
      Cover different domains/themes
      Impact on community to improve
      Involves different stakeholders
      Is supported by a specific funder/stakeholder Helsinki LL
      Unique set of values with different approaches
    • Process of becoming a LL
      Open Innovation Platforms
      Pilots
      In-house R&D
      Societal pilots
      Prototyping
      Digitaal Trapveld
      design
      Living Labs
      Philips Homelab
      Market pilots
      Kenniswijk
      Field trials
      BotniaNet
      FOCUS
      Testbeds
      Arabianranta
      Kennisnet
      testing
      GigaPort
      low
      high
      MATURITY
      Source: Ballon, Pierson et al (2006)
    • MERAKA hosting LLiSA
      DST Mandate
      Establish LL as centres of gravity enabling community-academia-industry interaction with a national agenda and fast results
      Build critical mass consisting of infrastructure, R&D, students and leadership
      Establish local and international networks and co-operation of SA researchers
      Increase number of quality of scientific publications in the field of ICT4D
      Collaborative partners
      DST, COFISA, SAFIPA, ENOLL, Industry partners, HEIs, regional & local governments, SMEs, students,
      Communities, NGOs
    • Purpose of LLiSA network
      Create capacity for understanding, establishing and developing LL activities in Southern Africa
      Support pilot projects in Southern Africa
      Facilitate local and international collaboration and linkages
      Links developers, research organizations, industry and government together for advancing regional LL activities
    • Living Lab Core Values
      • Quick exposure to diversity, complexity of real world
      • Multidisciplinary (infrastructure, actors, users)‏
      • User driven Approach (design for/by/with users)‏
      • Scaling opportunity (multi-stage)‏
      • Supporting Research instruments (multi-method)‏
      • Involves different relationships, partnerships, collaborations in specific contexts
      • Do not have to learn through train and error, rather through best practices and previously researched models, theories and best practices
    • Example of specific methodology
    • Existing LL on wiki
    • Data of LL in LLiSA
    • Key themes
      Access for communities and their specific needs
      Availability of free tools
      Personal security and safety
      Creation of jobs
      Tourism
      E-commerce
      E-government
      Health
      Indigenous knowledge
    • Challenges of LLiSA
      How to increase skills base
      Manage user expectations
      Balance/manage partner roles /stakeholder interventions
      Role out innovation products within communities which will increase economic development of communities
      Reward system for communities where LL are researching
      IPR within LL (ownership)
      What is Innovation
      Governance of LL
      Difference between project and LL
    • Value proposition of LLiSA
      Focus on community driven innovative initiatives and ownership of technology
      Network with NGOs, local municipalities, government, HEI, industries, SMMEs, community representatives
      Allow communities access to new innovation creation (co-creation) as they are drivers pro process
      Trust relationships, diversity of network, community owned
      Quality feedback on community engagement with new ideas, inventions and innovations
      Access to depth of network and wide range of customer base
      Support to SMMEs on valuable lessons learnt and best practices
      Can provide links between different projects within LL
      Credible network with lot of members and access to communities to test products and do research collaboratively
    • Sustainability and business model
      LLiSA will provide advise and support to new LL and existing ones on possible future products;
      Incubation of LL can provide better innovation deliverable
      In kind contributions by industry partners
      LLiSA board to develop sustainability plan, business plan, communication strategy and marketing
      Leverage other science councils and research partners as well as industry
    • Recent developments in LLiSA network
      LLiSA launch on 24 February 2009
      1st Annual LLiSA conference on 23,24 November 2009 at Convention centre at CSIR, Pretoria Conference presentations/articles on LL
      ENoLL collaboration (visit from expert in February 2011)
      Four new additions to LL network
      Upgrading of wikipedia to include social networking updates
      Two workshops before June 2011 to assist established and new LL with support, development and processes
      Market the network to broader audience
      Site visits to all LL
    • Thank You
      Contact Details (LLiSA board)
      (Meraka host the network)
      Chair: Prof Marlien Herselman (mherselman@csir.co.za)‏
      Members:
      Meraka: Mario Marais (mmarais@csir.co.za)‏
      Meraka: MmamakanyePitse-Boshomane (mpitseboshomane@csir.co.za)‏
      SAP Research: Dr DanieSmit (danie.smit@sap.com)
      NGO: Deon Manuel (deon.manuel@affrivate.com)
      Reconstructed LL: Rene Parker (rene@rlabs.org)
      Siyakhula LL: Sibukele Gumbo (sgumbo@ufh.ac.za)
      SAFIPA: ThiruSwettenham (tswettenham@csir.co.za)
      URLs:
      www.meraka.org.za
      http://llisa.meraka.org.za