Intensive I Living Labs 2023

Join us at St. Pölten UAS in November 2023 and tackle real-life challenges with your international team

The E³UDRES² Intensive I Living Labs are returning this fall! Various institutions, business owners and local authorities from all over Europe have once again submitted their challenges for you to solve. Together with a team of international students coming from various backgrounds, you can come up with your ideal solution over the course of one week, all while having guidance from experienced mentors, our Educational Entrepreneurs.

The Intensive I Living Labs will take place from 27 November to 01 December 2023 at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences in Austria during the institution's International Week. This on-site event will be proceeded by a three-week online phase from 06 November to 24 November, and is open for all E³UDRES² students. Join us and experience an event full of interesting challenges, get to know the cozy city of St. Pölten and its Christmas Market, and dive into the diverse program of the St. Pölten UAS International Week!

E³UDRES² Intensive I Living Labs 2023: All Facts at A Glance

🗓️ Date

27 Nov - 01 Dec 2023 (main event)
06 - 24 Nov 2023 (online phase)

📍 Location

St. Pölten UAS, Austria

🙋‍♀️ Open for

Students from all E³UDRES² partnering institutions

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Team Size

7-8 people per team

💬 Event Language


💰 Costs

Participation is free, all costs are covered by E³UDRES²


All students get 2 ECTS for participating in the Intensive I Living Lab

💥 Themes

Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion for Regions;
Digital Solutions & (Applied) Deep Tech for Regions;
Resilient Economy & Innovation for Regions;
Creative Industries for Regions’ Identity

❤️ Why you should do it

Working in an I Living Lab acts as a trigger to improve your future skills, like analytical thinking and problem-solving abilities, showing creativity in dealing with obstacles and learning to deal with uncertainties.

Solve real-life challenges

Hosted at St. Pölten UAS, Austria, this year's fall Intensive I Living Labs are connected to the up-and-coming E³UDRES² topics of Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion for Regions, Digital Solutions & (Applied) Deep Tech for Regions, Resilient Economy & Innovation for Regions, and Creative Industries for Regions’ Identity.

Timeline: Online Part of the Intensive I Living Lab (06 Nov - 24 Nov 2023)

Week 1: Warm-Up & Become A Team

• Details on the Intensive I Living Lab process

• Introduction to Design Thinking

• Self-Assessment Test

• Getting to know each other

• Choosing a challenge as a team

Week 2: Put In Gear!

• Impulse on Innovation

• Start with the first phase of Design Thinking - “Empathize“

• First meeting with challenge owner

• Starting research related to challenge

Week 3: Deeper Into The Matter

• Work on the Design Thinking phase “Empathize“

• Do desk research

Timeline: On-Site Part of the Intensive I Living Lab (27 Nov - 01 Dec 2023)

The Fall 2023 Intensive I Living Labs will be hosted at St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences (FH St. Pölten), Austria. Located in Lower Austria, the region around St. Pölten gives you many opportunities to explore the Austrian landscape and culture. Austria's capital Vienna is just 30 train minutes away.

St. Pölten and the campus of the University of Applied Sciences are easy to reach by public transport as well as by car or bicycle. Trains from Vienna Main Station take you directly to St. Pölten in only 30 minutes.


I Living Lab?

Collaborate with international entrepreneurs, policymakers, citizens, researchers, and more people who may offer a different perspective on the problem you're tackling, and solve your challenge together.

Registration for the Intensive I Living Lab is already closed. Thank you for your interest in the event!


Usage of travel tokens during registration

For attending the E³UDRES² Intensive I Living Lab in St. Pölten, you will be required to reach out to a local E³UDRES² member for a travel token. This token ensures you are eligible to participate in the event, and your costs for accomodation and travel can be covered by E³UDRES². Please find the contacts of your local I Living Lab coordinators below.

Jamk University of Applied Sciences

Ani Lietonen

Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Justin Schoot

Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Ronja Pralle

Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal

Raquel Barreira

Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences

Inese Dzarcane

Politehnica University Timisoara

Vlad Mihăescu

UC Leuven-Limburg UAS

Nathalie Morren

Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Mercy Mukite Baras


I Living Lab FAQs

Participation in an I Living Labs is open to all students from E³UDRES² partnering institutions. In case of questions, please get in touch with your local E³UDRES² contacts at your institution or write us at office(at) so we can connect you!

Together with international students who signed up for the same I Living Lab as you, you will tackle a real-life problem and search for solutions. Every student has a different background and comes from a different study program. This makes it easy to come up with transdisciplinary solutions.

Not at all. If you're open to develop a creative mindset, you'll find the experience easy. Just open your mind and go with the flow! Use the skills you have and develop new skills during the I Living Lab - it is open to all students from the E³UDRES² partnering institutions, no matter which study program, year or background!

Of course! For participating in the Intensive I Living Lab, you will get 2 ECTS.

Your team will consist of European students coming from all across our E³UDRES² partnering institutions. Some of them are also Erasmus students, which means that you can even have students from all around the world in your team.

Next to students, you'll also have a coach on your team (your Educational Entrepreneur), and of course the challenge owner.

The coach, or educational entrepreneur, is often a teacher from one of the higher education institutions involved in E³UDRES². They won't teach stuff, but will guide you through the I Living Lab. This means they will help if you are lost or that they can offer interesting pieces of information on the moment you need them.

Any questions about the I Living Labs?

Get in touch with us through our contact form or directly contact or local I Living Lab contacts at the E³UDRES² institutions.