Living Labs

Living Labs are user-centred environments where stakeholders from academia, industry, government, and civil society come together to share knowledge, co-create solutions, and explore innovative alternatives. Participants’ diverse perspectives, expertise, and resources are critical to fostering innovation and scaling up innovation and businesses.

Living Labs have emerged as multi-stakeholder collaboration platforms in the context of transitions to sustainable systems. They have the potential to promote mutual understanding and catalyse socio-technological innovation that considers co-benefits.

  • HOLiFOOD values community engagement and actively encourages co-creation through a variety of methods such as trainings, living labs, and citizen science initiatives.

  • The Living Labs at HOLiFOOD are dynamic hubs for experimentation and co-creation, designed to foster stakeholder engagement without the need for white lab coats and sterile environments. These Labs serve as vibrant platforms for developers and key stakeholders to shape the future of food safety through participatory approaches.

  • HOLiFOOD Living Labs will be active for the duration of the project, from 2022 to 2026, ensuring continuous collaboration.

  • Stakeholders as potential end users, policymakers, food safety professionals, and the general public—play an important role in shaping the products developed as part of our project.

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Participate in the field of artificial intelligence as we create cutting-edge tools for detecting emerging food safety risks

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Investigate “omics” techniques for assessing chemical and microbiological food hazards in cereal, legume, and poultry supply chains, ensuring comprehensive food safety solutions.

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Engage in the creation of state-of-the-art infrastructure and user interfaces, empowering AI to identify emerging food safety risks effectively.