July 17   Lee Kuan Yew   12:45 - 13:15   |   Innovation

City as a Live Lab. Testing Ideas for the Future

It has become common practice for city administration to collaborate with universities and tech companies to start «live labs»: designated testing areas in the cities where the citizens can try out the prototype solution in real time. Positively-rated solutions will be then implemented on a city-wide scale.

  • What should be the process for searching, selecting and piloting smart tech solutions for the city? 
  • How successful are «live labs»? 
  • What social and economic effects can we see as the outcome of the labs’ work?   


Alexei Novikov
President, Habidatum


Paul Manwaring
Founder, IoT Living Lab
Tuija Hirvikoski
President, ENoLL European Network of Living Labs