Living Lab Workshops and Trainings

2024 Workshop and Training

The next Living Lab Workshop and Training will take place in Heilbronn and Karlsruhe in April 2024. It is co-organized by the Intersectoral School of Governance BW and the SPCE Hub in cooperation with Hochschule Karlsruhe – University of Applied Sciences.

Training Modules

  1. Living Lab basics, long-term vision, openness of innovation processes
  2. Methods and tools for the involvement of stakeholders
  3. Strategic planning and implementation of living labs
  4. Governance models for living labs
  5. Business models, financing and ownership of living labs
  6. Co-creation and experimentation in living labs
  7. Communication of the project results

In the course of the training, we will visit two Living Labs:

1. Klima-RT-LAB – Livin Lab climate neutral  Reutlingen:

2. Living Labs run by the city of Karlsruhe:

2023 Training and Study Tour: Living Labs for the Energy Transition


11. – 21. Juni 2023

Monday, June 12
Room 2.54, Bildungscampus 13, 74076 Heilbronn

10:00 am – 10:30 am Welcome and short introduction
Dr. Sebastian Schiek, Co-Founder SPCE Hub

10:30 am – 12:00 pm “Transdisciplinary Research – the challenges of working at Intersectoral interfaces
Prof. Dr. Monika Gonser, Director of the ISoG BW

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Group lunch

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm “Systemic Approaches to the German Energy Transition
Prof. Dr. Dierk Bauknecht, Senior Researcher, Institute for Applied Ecology

5:00 pm – 6.30 pm Guided tour of the Bildungscampus in Heilbronn

Constanze Wagenblast, Manager Campus Projects at TUM Heilbronn

From 6:30 pm Free time in Heilbronn to have dinner on you own

Tuesday, June 13
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm “Clean Heating: Approaches and Instruments on a Municipal, National and European level
Dr. Martin Pehnt, Scientific Managing Director and Executive Board, IFEU Heidelberg

4:00 – 6:00 pm Round of reflection

Wednesday, June 14

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Visit KEA-BW
Strategies and Measures for Environmetal and Climate Protection in Baden-Württemberg
Dr. Volker Kienzlen, Managing Director, KEA-BW

3:00 – 5:30 pm Visit the EnBW AG in Karlsruhe – Rheinhafen Dampfkraftwerk

Thursday, June 15

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm „Energy Lab Tübingen – Results of a District Based, Decentralized Regenerative Energy Solution for the City of Tübingen
Prof. Dr. Volker Hochschild, Project Manager Geodata Management, Department of Geoscience, Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen

Friday, June 16

10:30 am – 12:30 pm Visit the Institute of Structural Mechanics and Desigh at the Technische Universität Darmstadt

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Round of reflection

Saturday, June 17
Travel to Berlin

Monday, June 19

Morning Free morning in Berlin/Round of reflection

4:00 pm – 6:30 pm Meeting with Members of the Bundestag and visit of the Reichstagskuppel

Tuesday, June 20
Morning Free morning in Berlin/Round of reflection

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Conference “Energy transition, Sustainability and Inclusive Development in Central Asia” with participants’ presentations

Financed by DAAD with Funds from the German Federal Foreign Office