Living Labs

Living Labs are an instrument to better position Dutch universities of applied sciences in the Neso target countries and regions. Each Living Lab is a bilateral initiative between universities, businesses and governments targeting a specific sector.

What is a Living Lab?

Each Living Lab connects companies and governments to higher education institutions through students, lecturers and researchers who apply their specialised expertise in a specific sector to real-life challenges.

The Living Lab links with the political and economic priorities in both the Netherlands and the various countries by targeting a sector that is a strategic industry of both countries.

This was developed by Nuffic to be used as showcases of what the Dutch universities of applied sciences have to offer internationally in the various Neso countries.

Main actions within a Living Lab

  • Student exchange for education and research internships
  • Educational projects
  • Joint applied research
  • Networking and knowledge sharing

Each Living Lab is a bilateral triple-helix cooperation. A Living Lab stimulates innovation by developing competencies of people through real-life practical assignments by students, lecturers, researchers and professionals working in a specific sector.

Innovations are realised through student and professor mobility, active stimulation of innovative developments through joint education and applied research programs. The goal of our Living Lab is to enhance international cooperation, stimulate innovation, and increase human capital.

Current projects 

There are currently 5 Living Labs in progress. Click on the links below to read more about the projects.

  1. Biobased economy – Brazil
  2. Creative industries – Korea
  3. E-commerce & Logistics – China
  4. e-Health – India
  5. Applied Gerontology – Korea
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