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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Başakşehir Living Lab at Sofia

Yılmaz Çakır, Board Member of Basaksehir Living Lab attended the 7th Exhibition and Conference for South-East Europe “Smart cities” on the 17th of April 2019 in Sofia and made a speech on “Good Practices For City Knowledge Centres)....

Parsnova Software Launched REDKIT

ParsNova Software, one of the entrepreneurs of Başakşehir Living Lab, launched REDKIT, a cloud based restaurant automation application that can be used in all restaurant type enterprises.

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.