Living Labs


Under the Living Lab program, multidisciplinary teams tackle the most complex problems when it comes to healthy ageing.

Our series of Living Lab projects bring together end-users with clinicians, community organisations, consumer representatives, researchers and technology developers to co-design and test new approaches and solutions to real-world problems in healthcare delivery. This open innovation approach will ensure that solutions are effective and can be easily and quickly integrated into existing systems and practices.

Our focus areas

  • Mental health
  • Ageing and aged care
  • Rehabilitation and independent living
  • Addiction

Our projects

To date, four transformative projects have been awarded grants under our Living Lab program.


Results of Living Labs Program 2021 pilot round 2 will be announced in October 2021.

Chair of Living Labs

Professor Alex Collie

Alex CollieProf Alex Collie is Director of the Insurance Work and Health Research Group in Monash School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. Alex is an applied public health and social policy researcher, with a specific focus on work disability benefit and compensation systems and their impact on the work, social and health outcomes of injured and ill people.