Assessment of Results and Impacts of the C@R Rural Living Labs Articles uri icon

publication date

  • February 2009

start page

  • 184

end page

  • 205


  • 11

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1442-9331


  • This paper presents a methodological framework elaborated in C@R to evaluate the results of living labs and their impacts on the rural areas where they have been developed. It is discussed how this framework has been used to evaluate the rural living labs. The results achieved in the living labs are summarized and the impacts of these results on the rural environment are analyzed. We presentrecommendations related to the role of living labs as engines of innovation, driving rural development.Finally, we discuss lessons learnt regarding the way to measure and assess the results and impacts of living labs.