Living Labs

The Living Labs 2023 edition takes place from January 2023 to June 2023 with 40 students from WU, IAAC, HdM and WIFI, tackling the challenges of heat islands & climate, and food waste & circularity. 

Over the course of the six months, students will work in transdisciplinary and cross-border groups to develop start-ups addressing the above urban challenges. They will be supported by experts from each discipline as well as great business minds that will aim to help turn the ideas into viable start-ups.

The students will have the opportunity to meet twice in person, once during the kick-off event in Vienna and once during the closing event in Barcelona. In between, the students will arrange online meetings and sessions will be held at each HEI and VET to support the development. The support is provided in different levels:

  1. Coaching and Mentoring
  2. Specialised Skills Training
  3. Advanced Skills Training

During the Living Labs programme, there will be an event hosted called the Cities Network Engagement Roundtable (2023)- CNER bringing experts, trainers and students together to discuss the urban challenges and receive feedback on their proposals. More information about the event coming soon!