everis to open its first LivingLab, an innovation and co-creation lab in Barcelona
Wednesday, 14 February, 2018

The new LivingLab will provide collaborative services provided throughout the innovation value chain to complete different technological projects. Over the course of 2018, 500 everis professionals are expected to take part in innovation workshops. Also, 40 organisations; such as large companies, startups, research centres and universities, are estimated to form part of co-creation dynamics that will be carried out in this space.

The LivingLab, situated in Barcelona, will have more than 2.350m2 of open and multifunctional space, divided into 4 floors where a large range of activities covering the whole innovation process will be developed:

  • Innovation School: the new space will be home to the company’s  innovation school in which different training courses focused on developing knowledge, skills and competencies that enable innovation will be carried out. 
  • Co-creation: the LivingLab will enable knowledge exchange and boost possible synergies between internal and external participants to come up with new technological solutions.
  • Idea incubator/accelarator: the center will help to identify and choose innovative ideas with the potential of forming part of the acceleration program. The chosen ideas will then have the chance to implement an intensive plan to support and advise the development of new solutions. The center will also host NTT DATA events such as the Global Hackathon or the Open Innovation Contest.
  • Showroom: the everis LivingLab will display success cases by everis and NTT DATA through immersive technology, both audiovisual and interactive.

Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and immersive technologies

everis LivingLab will be the company’s innovation laboratory for different exponential technologies. To this end, the consulting firm will work on applying methodologies and agile prototyping techniques to develop proof concepts in the fields of artificial intelligence and immersive technologies such as virtual reality of augmented reality. In this sense, the LivingLab will be a space to work on projects that range from the latest cognitive solutions to innovative developments in digital preservation.

Also, teams working on innovative projects will be based in the LivingLab, such as the Data Innovation Center (eDIN) where the main assets and solutions in collecting, processing, storing, visualizing and analyzing data are developed.

Likewise, the Digital Experience Research Center will carry out user experience market research in the LivingLab.

Social and collaborative space in Barcelona

The new LivingLab is an open, collaborative and social space located in the city of Barcelona. Its goal is to become a meeting point for companies and citizens during events and conferences which foster collaborative innovation and cover topics related to the impact of exponential technologies in the economic, business and social spaces.

NTT DATA: international network of innovation

The everis LivingLab is part of the firm's strategy to create its own network of centers of innovation which will join NTT DATA’s global hubs. The center aims to demonstrate the synergies that have been established between everis and NTT DATA in the field of innovation and to offer the main technological solutions that both companies are developing together.