A series of innovation labs in Turin focus on innovative solutions for problem-solving and improving the quality of life in an urban setting.
TESTING SOLUTIONS IN A REAL-LIFE CONTEXT
Torino Living Lab promotes, develops, and tests innovative solutions in a real context: citizens, businesses, and public administration explore and experiment together to find innovative products, technologies, and services for the city. The objective is to test the functionality and practicality of new technologies, and to evaluate their effects on quality of life.
a PERMANENT INNOVATION LABORATORY
The model is now evolving towards Torino City Lab, which is thought of as a permanent 'innovation laboratory' to allow the testing of frontier innovations. The key features of the model include: identifying a single entry point within the public administration; defining targeted, simplified procedures and tools for testing; creating a support ecosystem, including representatives from business, public utilities, and research; strategic use of public data; and, active citizen participation.
SUPPORTing BUSINESS EFFicacy
Torino City Lab is currently being co-designed and will be launched in September 2018. The aim is to assist businesses in improving the effectiveness and sustainability of their solutions, and therefore support them in reducing time-to-market.