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

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