As part of the 2023 IFEZ (Incheon Free Economic Zone) Smart City Citizen Engagement Living Lab initiative, we are conducting an Innovation Ecosystem Exploration Living Lab. The goal is to identify and address local challenges based on citizen demand and participation, while also uncovering smart city challenges that leverage innovative ICT technologies to propose solutions for IFEZ urban problems.
In particular, we are collaborating with citizens to integrate & analyze public data, gaining insights into their everyday realities. By bridging the gap between citizens’ ideal vision of the city with the current urban situation, we aim to identify various smart city problem-solving initiatives (RFPs) for IFEZ across a range of smart city domains.
Sustainable Urban Growth through Ecosystem Exploration Living-Labs
'Living Lab' aiming for sustainable urban growth in IFEZ, supporting urban issue identification and the validation of technology companies' services."
Defining urban problems through Season 1 and support the validation of innovative technologies through Season 2, uncovering practical urban innovation challenges and fostering an innovation ecosystem for sustainable growth.
Living-Lab Activities and Outputs
Public data integration & analysis
Analyzing urban issues using various
public data and combining citizen input
to discover practical needs
Discovering and specifying urban
problems through Design Thinking
Utilizing the city’s values, systematically
concretizing citizen input through Design Thinking
Outlining the city’s future direction
based on citizen requirements
Identifying and proposing the city's future direction based on citizen experiences and problem discovery