ECSJ 2017

June 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm by

CVC is organising a workshop session at this year’s European Conference of Science Journalists that will take place the last week of June (from the 26th to the 29th of June):

Citizen experience as a powerful communication tool: open innovation and the role of living labs in EU.

Monday, 26th of June from 14.00 to 16.00

The Open Innovation 2.0 model spearheaded by the European Commission introduces conceptual changes in how innovation processes should be developed. The notion of an innovation ecosystem, and the active participation of the citizens (and all the different actors of the quadruple helix) in innovation processes, opens up new channels for scientific communication, where the citizens (and all actors) can be naturally reached and facilitate the spread of the scientific message in their communities. Unleashing the power of such mechanisms, while maintaining control over the scientific communication done through such channels presents an opportunity and a challenge at the same time.

This workshop will look into key concepts that the Open Innovation 2.0 EU model introduces, and what new opportunities for communication they bring about. Specifically, we will focus on Living Labs, as a key instrument for implementing this innovation model at the regional level, and their potential in creating scientific dissemination spaces.


Fernando Vilariño
Emiliya Hubavenska
Lasse Bundgaard

Session organizer

Alexandra Canet


Know more about the workshop here.