ALLiN Membership Benefits
ALLiN membership provides access to exclusive benefits for Australian and international emerging and established living labs, businesses, universities, community organisations and governments:
1. Be part of the Living Labs movement in Australia:
ꞏ Access to ALLiN's Australian networking platform
ꞏ Members only events & resources
ꞏ Influence of government research agendas, and Living Lab ethos in Australia
3. Promote your Living Lab or work within the Living Lab community
ꞏ Via ALLiN social media, newsletters, media releases, conferences, and networking opportunities
4. Access opportunities to partner with Living Labs:
ꞏ Collaboration on projects
ꞏ Learning opportunities
ꞏ To test ideas and solutions in a rigorous, user-focused methodology
By joining ALLiN you will be supporting the development of the Living Lab movement in Australia, and helping to create sustainable, innovative solutions for people, prosperity and the planet.
Flinders Digital Health Research Centre - South Australia
The Flinders Digital Health Research Centre (FDHRC) undertakes projects in ageing and wellness, alongside citizens, patients, carers, health professionals and policy makers. Current developments include a digital memory assistant tablet solution and a student wellness support app. Situated in the Tonsley Innovation District (associated with the ENOLL-accredited Adelaide Living Lab), FDHRC interacts across aged care, hospital settings, retirement living and related local environments. It has collaboration arrangements with labs in Finland, Germany and China to develop digital health technologies that will rely on Living Lab methods.
Contact: Professor Anthony Maeder firstname.lastname@example.org
Adelaide Smart City Studio
- South Australia
The layout, size and scale of the Adelaide CBD makes it perfectly suited as a Living Lab for smart city innovation, pilots and projects. Adelaide is a CISCO Lighthouse City, home to the first city-wide free wifi service in Australia and is currently rolling-out Ten Gigabit Adelaide – a revolutionary high-speed, high-performance fibre optic data network – to more than 1,000 commercial buildings across the city. Pilot projects include smart lighting, smart parking, smart bins, a sensor network and a smart water grid.
Contact: Josh Garratt Entrepreneur Programs
Newcastle City Living Lab
- New South Wales
The emerging Newcastle City Living Lab deploys a model of collaborative industry-led innovation to fast-track research, development and deployment of technology prototypes and solutions. The Lab will leverage substantial smart city and IoT technology platforms currently being installed as test bed facilities, and engage the community as participants in design, implementation and evaluation of city solutions. Initial theme focus for the lab is on intelligent mobility, energy and urban IoT projects. The Lab framework work is being drafted and is developing mechanisms and policies for engagement and collaboration across industry, research, start-up incubators and the community.
Contact: Nathanial Bavinton
The University of Adelaide’s
Living Lab - South Australia
The University of Adelaide Living Lab creates citizen-focused open innovation ecosystems that use live sensed data, analytics, and public policy to guide improvements in quality of life and economic potential. It is a flagship project of the Australian Smart Cities Consortium, and is an initiative created to help advance state-of-the-art Smart Cities technologies by creating a Data Commonwealth that is used to address real problems and actively involve government agencies, businesses and citizens alike across large area and organisational boundaries.
Contact: Associate Professor Nickolas Falkner
Ginninderry Living Lab - Australian Capital Territory/New South Wales
The Ginninderry Living Lab (GLL) provides the opportunity for long-term research into new masterplanned communities. GLL provides a framework where research can be used to explore and deliver best practice thinking over time while inspiring a new way of living. GLL aims to be a sustainable community of international significance in the Capital Region of Australia.
Contact: Jessica Stewart Sustainability Manager email@example.com
Stretton Living Lab - South Australia
The Stretton Living Lab (SLL) is addressing economic transformation across multiple issues in technology innovation, smart city, food security, circular economy and the health sector. Working with industry, research, government and citizens, the SLL aim to improve the quality of life of people through creating business and employment opportunities especially in new economies and for people who are un and under employed in the City of Playford.
Contact: Dermot Cussen Stretton Director
Intergener8 Living Lab
Greater Western Sydney
- New South Wales
The next 25 years will bring rapid and significant technological, economic and social change in Greater Western Sydney, potentially compounding the effects of existing socio-economic inequalities and significantly influencing intergenerational quality of life, health and wellbeing. These changes are already being felt directly by young Australians, who face high rates of mental ill health, housing uncertainty and a volatile job market. These factors will directly impact Greater Western Sydney. Focused on young people, but taking an intergenerational approach, Western Sydney University’s Intergener8 Living Lab is developing technology-based strategies to support resilience and wellbeing in the region. Intergener8 has developed a series of co-research and engagement tools to facilitate community participation in its activities.
Contact: Associate Professor Amanda Third
Future Self and Design Living Lab (FSDLL) - Victoria
Directed by Associate Professor Sonja Pedell at Swinburne University, the FSLL is exploring home and surroundings for independent and high-quality living, wearables on the move, social engagement and supporting seniorpreneurship for an ageing population. The Future Self and Design Living Lab (FSDLL) was accredited as an ENoLL living lab in the 10th wave intake and is a foundation member of ALLiN.
Contact: Associate Professor Sonja Pedell
Social Work Innovation Research Living Lab (SWIRLL) - South Australia
The Social Work Innovation Research Living Lab (SWIRLL), based at Flinders University, is an emerging research cluster led by Professor Sarah Wendt. The cluster brings together a group of social work academics informed by appreciative inquiry and participatory action research. It is creating mutually beneficial partnerships between government and other industry sectors, to grow research strength in social work. SWRLL has working relationships in the fields of child protection, domestic violence, safe guarding, and rural and remote health.
Contact: Professor Sarah Wendt
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