OpenLivingLab Days, previously the ENoLL Summer School, is the annual summit of the worldwide Living Lab community combing 4 days networking, sharing, learning and exploitation of theory, methods & tools. Comprised of interactive sessions, workshops, lively discussion panels with excursions and off-site visits the event aims to give the participants a wider insight about models, theories and technologies related to Living Labs. Participants have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience from the leading experts on the subject and to network with other Living Lab enthusiasts.
After five successful editions in Paris 2010, Barcelona 2011, Helsinki 2012, Manchester 2013, Amsterdam 2014, the 6th edition was held in Istanbul, Turkey, from the 25th to the 28th of August 2015, organised by European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) and hosted by Basaksehir Living Lab and Başakşehir Municipality.
Attracting almost 200 participants from around the world, OpenLivingLab Days provided the ENoLL community a window into the innovator scene in Istanbul and how Turkish organisations are innovating with end users. Hosted at numerous locations across Istanbul the conference featured an exciting programme including a research day, worldwide Living Lab conference, interactive workshops, visits to local Turkish innovation spaces, pitching and a calendar of social events and touristic visits.