The ActuaTech Foundation established collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2015, specifically with the Changing Places department (CP) of the Media Lab, in order to promote innovation in the country.Within the frame of economic diversification, Andorra wants to potentiate itself as a "Living Lab". Andorra, thanks to its specificities, its size, its recent legislation, its traffic of 8 million visitors per year... offers ideal conditions to test this technology. In fact, Kent Larson, lead investigator for Changing Places, has already announced that he will test some of his projects in Andorra.
What is required for Andorra to become a "Living Lab"?
- Access to technology. The latest technological tendencies will be available to both companies and citizens.
- Progress in regulation. We will become more agile in defining and implanting processes and regulations.
- International visibility. Research centers and/or International companies will publicize their tests and their experiences in the country.
- Gain knowledge. The collaboration of local companies with these projects could reactivate sectors of the economy and promote the creation of new products and services "Made in Andorra".