Living Labs as a Model for University Innovation

대학의 혁신모델로서 리빙랩: 현황과 과제

  • Received : 2018.10.03
  • Accepted : 2018.11.30
  • Published : 2018.11.30


Recently, universities have applied a living lab as a user-led innovation model. This study analyzed two cases, British Columbia University, and D University. They are trying to change current provider-centered and expert-centered education model which encounters the limitations. To deriving the characteristics of university living lab, we analyzed the background, goals, methods, and implications of each case. The University of British Columbia operated a living lab centered on university buit-in environment. Students and faculty members participated in the living lab as proconsumers. D University operated a living lab as part of industry - academia cooperation and regional cooperation. The local community was set up as a living lab and knowledge providers, students, and users, local citizens, solved the problem jointly. Although the methods of living labs are different from each other, they are introducing new research and education methods and utilizing participatory governance.


Living Lab;University Living Lab;University Innovation Model;University of British Columbia


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