A Proposed Living Lab Methodological Framework for Namibia

Type Conference Paper - IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2014
Title A Proposed Living Lab Methodological Framework for Namibia
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
URL http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/6880658/
The spread of Living Labs across the world has been well documented in
[10]. One possible reason for the popularity of Living Labs is the way in which they
leverage ICT as a horizontal enabler. Both ICTs and Living Labs are at the centre of
innovation in many societies. The continuous technological changes have promoted
Living Labs development and countries have supported co-design and take up of
Innovation by utilising the Living Lab concept. IST-Africa has organised workshops
in different African countries to raise awareness of Living Lab concepts. Namibia is
now exploring the best ways to leverage Living Lab concepts. With the
developments that the Namibian government has made in ICT developments, this
concept could assist in supporting more innovative solutions in Namibia. This paper
is based on outputs from the IST-Africa Living Lab workshop held in Namibia in
November 2013. The paper proposes a framework that could be used in Namibia to
implement Living Labs.

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