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Playnnovation Lab

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Our last event of the year and the first one of our flagship Playnnovationseries took place in November 2019 at Jetbrains in Munich. The Lab started by exploring the theory of fun and the importance of incorporating play in our work environments and daily life to fuel imagination, creativity, problem-solving abilities, cross- collaboration and emotional well-being; which are essential elements for driving Innovation.

We began the night exploring why fun creates engagement and how playing is the best way to (un)structure ideas in order to test them out in a safe, productive and meaningful context. Through a guided game session we took the participants on a journey to unleash the potential of purposeful play by identify the components of the innovator’s mindset within them.

Live Innovation Lab Innovators mindset

Then we delved full into playful mode by building the teams who would go on to idea and prototype a world-changing idea while stepping up to the challenges we put in their way.

The night wrapped up with a bang during our pitch sessions where we heard about a “Ballonce” (ballon + balance) a self-driving automated a mobile home that allows to work remotely, the ideal work-life balance office’s layout, a in-house playground to foster creativity, a tele-transportation travel machine and “Citaly” a sustainable city of the future.

During the entire lab the participants experienced how through purposeful play they could build up the skills needed to foster creativity and deliver transformation in your innovators journey.

If you want to explore more the topic, here you can find the slide deck of the Lab.

When was the last time you played? Join us next time at the Playnnovation playground.


“Energy level to the max!!! If you need an energizer, inspiration and good connections, the Live Innovation Lab is definitely calling for you. There are several events well organized but here you can definitely feel the passion from the organizers. I attended the “Playnnovation Lab” and they offered a superb platform and atmosphere for people to play, experiment and connect. The purpose of the team is something I can relate to and the messages the organizers are trying to convey are deeper some might expect. I’m looking forward to the next event.” Benjamin Sung Ho – Managing Consultant

“When was the last time you played? It was so much fun to build the sustainable city of the future together with some innovative minds. It is all about finding connections between people, ideas and things to make innovation happen. Try it out! Thanks to the Live Innovation Lab team for making this happen.” Maria Ries – Corporate Responsibility Manager

“The Playnnovation is THE event to attend for anyone who’s involved in developing innovative products and services or for those who simply want to understand more the subject of innovation. You are guaranteed a well organized event, great insights and networking opportunities with a diverse group of people.” Neil Harwood – Innovation and Market Researcher

“I’ve attended 2 workshops (Design Thinking & Playnnovation) organized by Live Innovation Lab and I truly enjoyed both of them. Excellent speakers, innovative frameworks and a space to interact with professionals from various disciplines who have the same interest in learning new skills and think differently. Live Innovation Lab is very good at planting the seeds of curiosity and innovation to (re) define your professional and personal purpose” Keiko Hikichi – Senior Brand Manager

What is Playnnovation™?


At LILab, we believe play and the connection it builds among people and ideas provides innovators with the necessary competencies they need in order to drive change. Children, who are not afraid of failing, are the role models we look up to in terms of creativity, fearless exploration and innovation.

This is why we have created the Playnnovation framework, a game-based hands-on experience aimed at providing a safe space to improvise, imagine and be inspired.

The framework brings into focus the core issues of an innovator’s journey such as limited resources, unpredictability and a continuous changing context. Through a model based on an evolving set of rules, we combine creative quiet times with hectic sprints which model real-life situations.

If you’re interested in learning more or bringing Playnnovation to your organization, get in touch:

Get to know our host for the night!

Special thanks to our host JetBrains – a company making effective developer tools that automate routine checks and corrections freeing developers to grow, discover and create.

Don’t forget to join us on Meetup, FB , LinkedIn or Instagram to stay up to day about all our upcoming Labs & events…

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