Description: Expert(s) who have long-standing practical and/or scientific experience in the field of enquiry provide(s) a well-founded written or oral answer for your questions, including the ethics domain/ ethics guidelines, and offer(s) advisory services on the use of specific equipment. Expert(s) are discussing ideas and problems from a different angle to respectfully challenge, test and refine ideas (e.g. as devil´s advocate looking for problems). Qualified and traceable arguments in favor of and against a specific position in an applied issue to support decision-making and development activities. Professional work is a paid service, but “consultation” can be a free of charge service. In most cases it is done by Living Lab on its own, hosting organization personnel, subcontractor.

R&D service category-ies: All categories

Key characteristics in Living Lab context:

  • Typically consists of one-to-one relationship between the customer and the expert, but may include opinions from multiple experts.
  • Internal or external experts (local, national and international experts)
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration/Pool of experts


  • Offer advice on UX or usability studies,
  • Consulting care solutions (ICT and devices), in specific/narrow fields in which Living Lab has experts (e.g., energy consumption calculations),
  • Consulting on consent and ethics requirement and processes,
  • Consulting technical solutions (ICT, medical and other devices, sensors, wearables, health apps, machine learning, medical engineering)
  • Consulting legal issues, networking and contacting people (e.g., doctors, academia, pharmacy, healthcare professionals, policy makers, local ecosystem actors), research ideas,
  • Innovation management, interventions,
  • Creation of training materials and processes

Methods: One to one and group discussionadvisory board, expert identification

Tools/Online tools: ethical tools, training materials


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101007990

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