Eric Seulliet, a graduate of HEC and the Institut d’Urbanisme de Paris, is the founding-chairman and founder of La Fabrique du Futur, a think tank whose vocation is to reconcile technology and sustainable development and to act as a laboratory for the detection of emerging uses. In the context of this think tank, Eric Seulliet created a living lab that was certified by ENoLL (European Network of Living Labs) in 2008.
In 2013, Eric Seulliet founded the DIL (Discovery Innovation Lab), a support organization for innovation that could be called “do tank” and which completes in a more operational way the activities of La Fabrique du Futur. In addition to its living lab activity, the DIL gathers several fablabs allowing the DIL to prototype and experiment with users innovative concepts for enterprises.
Furthermore, Eric Seulliet was in 2012 co-founder of Living Labs France, the association of the French network of living labs. Within this association is member of the board, vice president in charge of partnerships.
By its practice and its functions, Eric Seulliet has developed particular expertise on the subject of fablabs and living labs that make him a recognized specialist in these questions:
• He is regularly invited to give lectures on this subject, participate in panel discussions, give interviews, participate as co-author publications, provide expertise.
• He helped set up the living labs such as Reunion or the Digital Home and participates in European projects (Experimedia, Cyberpark) due to his living lab expertise.
• He also is the creator and organizer of Innovation Ecosystems Agora (an event dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems.
Eric will focus his intervention on open innovation and co-creation:
- Why enterprises and organizations should involve end-users in order to better innovate?
- What tools and methods are used in open innovation process: innovation labs, living labs, collaborative platforms, design thinking, etc.?
What specific role of startups in innovation?