Showcase Videos

LIVING INNOVATION presents its key findings in a series of high-end videos addressing the multiple benefits of responsible innovation. Learn more about the business case of responsible innovation, how co-creation and inclusive innovation processes can be effectively implemented and which profitable innovations we derived.

Is there a business case for responsible innovation?

The European Framework Program funded projects on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) with about 250 million euros. Increasingly, projects were accepted that were linked to the fulfillment of six criteria: Ethics, Gender Equality, Governance, Open Access, Public Engagement, and Science Education. As most companies perceived these criteria as additional burdens in their extremely dynamic and competitive environment, these projects were mainly addressed by public actors.
Addressing especially innovators and managers, LIVING INNOVATION has developed a new narrative on the business case of Responsible Innovation to emphasize its potential for the industry.

How to ensure high quality co-creation processes?

Most innovations develop when many people are involved, and co-creation is at the center of the process. Co-creation enables broad participation in innovative processes, inviting not only the ‚regular customer‘ but also people who are easily overlooked, such as those from low-income areas, children, the elderly, and people with special needs. Recently, the term co-creation has been used in innovation management, particularly in Responsible Innovation.
This showcase video outlines the importance of setting up co-creation processes correctly. To align with the principles of Responsible Innovation, co-creation must comply with certain quality criteria.

How to run a workshop with blind and visually imparied participants?

Innovation tools have been tried and tested for many decades, but many are not appropriate for facilitating workshops with blind and visually impaired participants. As a result, we tend to exclude blind and visually impaired people from innovation processes. This is not only discriminatory, but it also prevents us from gaining insights into their needs and many creative ideas.
Addressing innovators, managers, and workshop facilitators, this showcase video presents guidance and tools for innovation workshops with blind and visually impaired people that can easily be added to your facilitation kit.

How to consider Responsibility and Sustainability in Design Thinking?

While Design Thinking is a well-established tool that helps innovation managers gain a better understanding of user needs and prototype results faster, it does not provide a solution for including sustainability aspects throughout the entire process. However, with the increasing importance of responsibility in industry, companies are obliged to integrate responsible innovation into their methods.
In this showcase video, we address innovators, managers, and researchers to demonstrate how the LIVING INNOVATION project integrated key aspects of responsibility and sustainability into Design Thinking with a sound scientific basis.

How to use XR and VR in management education and training?

The market for Extended Reality (XR) in teaching and training is highly innovative, diverse, and dynamic. To adopt these new technologies for teaching and training, companies, universities, and educational institutions need financial resources and time to develop applicable teaching concepts and materials. However, many of these organizations do not yet recognize the additional benefits and prefer to wait and see how the market unfolds.

Together with highly engaged stakeholders, the Vienna University of Economics and Business has developed ideas on how the virtual and interactive worlds of XR can be used in future distance teaching and learning.

Can holography replace business travel?

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that we do not need to travel for business to work together, as we can also collaborate efficiently online. However, in the long run, online meetings lead to digital fatigue, resulting in losses in trust and creativity. An idea that has gained enormous attention in recent years is using holography to overcome distance.
As a top-level CSR or innovation manager, this video addresses how Holobox sharing can replace business travel, saving time, money, and CO2 emissions.

How to build an online community platform?

Developing an online community in the healthcare sector is challenging because it involves very personal topics, and clients are often hesitant to reveal this private sphere of their lives. However, to provide them with the best possible advice and treatment, online communities that ensure trust, security, and privacy are necessary.
As part of the LIVING INNOVATION project, Ottobock addressed this need by designing the platform „Movao“ for amputees to support them in their everyday lives. It facilitates direct exchange between users while ensuring trust, security, and privacy.

How can Smart Mobility support public transport for all?

Although many people take great advantages of taking the bus or the train, using public transport can be difficult for some, especially those people with reduced mobility. While we saw great achievements for travelling without barriers for people with buggies, in wheelchairs or with walking aids in recent years, blind and visually impaired people still face many challenges when using public transport. Specifically the daily challenges faced by blind and visually impaired people have received little attention so far when it comes to public transport systems.
To support blind and visually impaired people in using public transport the Siemens Accessibility Competence Center developed a barrier-free smartphone app in the frame of the LIVING INNOVATION project.

How can citizens and experts solve societal problems together?

Back pain ranks as the second most common cause of sick leave, affecting one out of every four Europeans. While many companies provide ergonomic office furniture and on-site medical professionals to promote employee health, insufficient attention is often given to properly setting up and using ergonomic office chairs.
Global IT company ATOS collaborated with citizens, experts, and scientists to identify pain points and develop a comprehensive understanding of the needs and concerns of stakeholders. Additionally, they created an appealing business model to showcase various options and profitability opportunities.

Discussing Responsible Innovation with a Minister and two CEOs

The LIV_IN project was honored to have Margarete Schramböck, the Austrian Federal Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs, Hermann Erlach, the CEO of Microsoft Austria and Sabine Herlitschka, the CEO of Infineon Austria, to a debate on the business case for Responsible Innovation. In this top-level discussion different aspects of Responsible Innovation (RI), business case of RI and how RI affects the competitiveness of individual companies and on national level were discussed. The conversation touch upon the crucial elements, such as responsibility, sustainability, digitalization and success. It was highlighted that RI  would be an evident competitive advantage of Europe, since it would lead to more and better innovations, acceptance of technology, and better competition for “the best brains”, attracting high qualified staff.