Johannes Oberzaucher
+43 (0)5 90500 3234


Professional Living, Innovation
and Development Lab for an Ageing Society

PROLIDA supports quadruple-helix stakeholders in the field of Health and Wellbeing (AAL/AHA) in the participative development, multiperspective (real-life) evaluation and longterm anchoring of innovations in the market. We focus on technological innovations related to an active and healthy lifestyle, formal and informal care services and holistic health and wellbeing approaches. PROLIDA is focused on the understanding and demonstration of evidence in the complex and interconnected health eco-systems. In the ongoing enhancement process, PROLIDA complemented the classical co-creation approaches (focused on older end-users) with a multistage evaluation-model (usability, UX, acceptance, efficiency to cost/benefit) with a strong focus on longitudinal, big piloting actions in real-life settings, which implement the evidence base for concrete business models and ecosystem anchoring strategies. 


Participative development

Active user involvement

Quadruple-helix approach

Multistakeholder participation

Tracing user needs

Multi-method approach

Knowledge transfer

Efficiency to cost and benefit

Usability and aceptance

Innovation life cycle

Anchoring in the market

Business models

Ecosystem anchoring strategies

Near-to-the market

Ethical guidelines


PROLIDA provides companies (social providers, entrepreneurs, SMEs and industry) with an innovation environment in which they can extensively develop and try out innovative solutions together with end users and related stakeholders – supported by a multi-disciplinary Living Lab team. The approach therefore can create value for the different stakeholder groups related to their need situation in a very modular, effective and near-to-the market way. PROLIDA is integrated in a strong academic institution and is therefore also obliged to a strong research context and high level of research outcomes and follows clear legal, ethical, business IPR aspects.