Turkey’s first living lab on information and communication technologies

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Why Başakşehir?


Başakşehir is one of 39 districts of Istanbul. With its population of 380.000, it is located on the European side of Istanbul and covers a large area of 104 km2.

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Preparation Courses For Smart City Hackathon Started!

Preparation Courses For Smart City Hackathon Started!

Trainings for Smart City With Cloud solutions Hackathon’s started. IBM and Başakşehir Living Lab started the preparatory training for the Smart Cities Hackathon and developers who want to develop softwares in became together in Basaksehir Living Lab. With the...

What is a Living Lab?

A Living Lab is an environment in which any development in a field of study can be tested and applied with real users in a real life environment.

These environments can be cities, universities, public parks, agricultural lands etc. The environment needed is selected depending on the product in development.

There are various techniques and methods used in order to develop products in Living-Lab environments. While these methods are used in order to get the results of higher level researches, techniques in question are specific procedures that are used in order to gather data.