Move2Innovate: Enabling and promoting responsible movement

Living Lab Move2Innovate

The market, for products that enable (responsible and healthy) movement and / or promote, is extensive and grows strongly. These include orthopedic instruments (soles), 3D-printed limbs, Virtual Reality games to promote rehabilitation and (sports) nutrition. Think of prostheses and supporting materials (footwear, etc.). What characterizes these products is usually a long time-to-market, partly due to required validation processes. We also see that claims about health gain are often lacking and / or insufficiently substantiated (medically scientific). Move2Innovate will be a testing ground in which companies can test and validate their new products at the intersection of health and exercise more quickly so that the innovation process can be completed more quickly and the launch of the new product (with medically validated data) is accelerated or strengthened.

What is an EFRO Living Lab?

An experimental garden offers facilities with which small and medium-sized enterprises can perform tests in a real-life environment, for example, or offer possibilities to test services. The SNN Call on EFRO ‘Living Labs' facilitates innovation clusters in the (further) development of test beds around societal challenges.

What is our role as formal partner in these projects?

The LIFE Cooperative is a partner in various 'Living Lab' projects. Within this, as part of work packages (WP), she bears responsibilities for tasks. In line with its facilitating role towards its SME members, these tasks often involve the execution of marketing and acquisition activities. With the execution of these activities costs are incurred, by members and (hired) third parties, on behalf of the LIFE Coop.

What can I, as a company and member of the LIFE Cooperative, do with these projects?

The general expectation is that members will give input to the testing lab propositions and then use them to validate products / services and / or strengthen the testing ground infra.