Maputo Living Lab

The Maputo Living Lab (MLL) aims at applying the open innovation paradigm of Living Labs by involving the local community as a source for project ideas and as end-user group for the Living Lab's products.

Furthermore, being located in a developing region, MLL will have the goal of fostering local development by working as a start-up incubator to promote local entrepreneurship, helping the execution of innovative projects that can contribute to the improvement of the quality of life in Mozambique.


  • Ciaghi, A., Molini, P., Villafiorita, A., & Weldemariam, K. S. (2013). Maputo living lab summer school of ICTs: An experience report. In IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition (IST-Africa), 2013 (pp. 1–8).

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  • Sahilu, H., Villafiorita, A., Weldemariam, K., Belachew, M., & Zewge, A. (2012). Designing distributed agricultural information services for developing countries. In E. Cutrell, E. W. Zegura, G. Borriello, & B. Thies (Eds.), ACM DEV (p. 24). ACM.

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  • Zewge, A., Weldemariam, K., Hailemariam, S., Villafiorita, A., Susi, A., & Belachew, M. (2012). On the use of goal-oriented methodology for designing agriculture services in developing countries. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Management of Emergent Digital EcoSystems (pp. 40–47). New York, NY, USA: ACM. doi:10.1145/2457276.2457285

  • Ciaghi, A., Villafiorita, A., Chemane, L., & Macueve, G. (2011). Stimulating Development through Transnational Living Labs: the Italo-Mozambican Vision. In Proceedings of the 6th Annual IST-Africa Conference Gabarone, Botswana.

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    Project Team

    • Adolfo Villafiorita ,
      Program Management
    • Marco Battisti ,
      Project Management
    • Valerio Joao ,
      Teaching and Supervision
    • Aaron Ciaghi ,
      Teaching and Supervision
    • Pietro Molini ,
      Teaching and Supervision
    • Eduardo Ali ,
      Connections with Industry
    • Mohammad Tasin Sidi ,
      Connections with Industry