In 2010 I was asked to work in a project called ‘Living Lab’. As an Innovation Manager I was involved in projects to create Living Labs in the Medical Delta, to show and to proof the benefits of technical innovation for healthcare and elderly people, living alone. Although I put a lot of effort in it, after 2 years the project was ended and we didn’t have the results I was aiming for.
Because I believe in the benefits of living together in multi generational co-working & co-working places I founded We LOVE to LIVE HERE. In 2014 I established the foundation to make room for my vision and build the fundament to make it really work.
I made the Foundation a member of Eurocities and I started to give presentations in Den Haag, Delft (University of Technology), Manchester (Townhall) and Brussels (European Parlament) and worked on building my European network.
I’m not only dreaming about it, but I’ve been taking action to create a better world for all of us. It takes some time, but:
“Our wishes are presentiments of the abilities that lie in us, harbingers of what we will be able to accomplish.”
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
In the videos below, there’s some information and explanation about the vision on creating Living Labs and how I started to think about a real time living lab community to live and work together with multiple generations.
It’s all in Dutch, but you can use the YouTube translation.
In Science Month October 2012 I opened a Living Lab for the public.
In this video the idea and function of ‘Living Lab’ is explained.