Conference “Users & producers. demands & use” (1. October 2020)


1 October 2020 - 1 October 2020

The "Certification-D" project is organising a transnational online conference on 1 October 2020. Under the heading "Users & producers. Demands & use" the project and its project partners will introduce themselves and their Living Labs in the morning (10 am to 12 am). First results of the work will be presented.

Supplementary presentations from science, business and research will be given in the afternoon (2 pm to 4 pm). The different approaches of the Living Labs in Germany, Belgium, France and the Netherlands will also play a role.

One of the aims of the Interreg project "Certification-D" is to develop a Europe-wide certification procedure for testing and labelling products that are particularly suitable for people with dementia. Various partners from industry and science in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and the UK are involved in this project.

The conference language is English. Participation is free of charge. Registration necessary (until 29th Sept 2020 4 pm CEST):





10.00 am


Katrin Krah (Lead Partner, ARCK)

Michel Bortels (Host, OCMW Genk)


Project Certification-D: Certifying assistive technologies for people with dementia living at home

Daniel Zerweck (ARCK)

10.20 am

Certification-D: Ideas, Framework and Living Labs


ARCK Living Lab – Feeling like Home



On the way to a certification process

Marcus Sauer (GGT)


Dementia Living Lab Genk



The value of design for people with dementia

Niels Hendriks (LUCA School of Arts)


CENTICH Living Lab



Stakeholder inclusion for a holistic approach

Jawad Hajjam (CENTICH)


TU/e Living Lab



Cooperation with SMEs: idea to market

Rens Brankaert (TU Eindhoven)

11.30 am

Keynote: Living Labs as exploration and working method

Liselore Snaphaan (Tilburg University)

12.00 am

End of morning session

Lunch break

2.00 pm

Advice from Experts: Learn, Adapt, Improve!


Latest scientific findings on the needs of PwD for technical aids from a medical perspective

Ralf Ihl (ARCKrefeld / Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf)


French Silver Economy: a program to benefit from

Fabrice Broutin (Schneider Electric SE, Paris)


Technology, design & dementia: a critical view on the past, present and future

Arlene Astell (University of Toronto, Geriatric Psychiatry)


Living Lab Business Models: Learnings from the European Network of Living Labs

Koen Vervoort (ENoLL, Brussels)

4.00 pm

End of conference



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