|City Lab Event, March 2009|
A number of follow-up discussions after the Val Monte Event led to the idea that imagining scenarios in future cities could be very helpful in the creation of ICIS research and development roadmaps. How can future traffic and security management practices benefit from the research of ICIS and possible follow-up projects?
Inspired by the Dutch and European Living Labs communities ICIS conceived the concept of City Labs: the city as laboratory in which industry, end-users and scientists jointly study solutions for complex urban challenges. After the Mid Term Review the project's interest in City Labs was further strengthened by the Commissie van Wijzen who suggested the project should take a look at Living Labs.
March 25 2009 the ICIS City Lab Networking Event took place in Delft. ICIS explored the added value of open innovation and co-creation, both for disseminating current ICIS results and as a format for future R&D initiatives. At the event a series of presentations was given on different kinds of City Labs in The Netherlands, experiences were shared and opportunities were explored in a forum discussion. Speakers included Daan Velthausz (Amsterdam Living Labs), Martijn Kriens (ICrowds) en Frans Copini (TXChange).