The open innovation lab (LLio)

Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup, Rivière-du-Loup, Québec
What the facility does

Promote the adoption of open innovation practices

Areas of expertise

Our aim is to ensure the integration of users as real actors in open innovation ecosystems. Open innovation practices are the attitudes, methodologies, tools, principles, skills and infrastructure that enable collaborative innovation. This approach brings together users and stakeholders from various sectors around a common issue, focusing on collective intelligence. Active since 2012, The open innovation lab (LLio) is a specialist in these user-centered methods. We support open-innovation initiatives and the change in organizational culture they involve. To do this, our activities are divided into various components: research, technical assistance, support and transfer, and training. The LLio is an accredited member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL), a founding member of the Francophonie Living Labs group and a member of Synchronex, Québec Innove and Tech-Access.

Research services
  • Facilitation of open innovation processes, innovation processes
  • Design Thinking training
  • Diagnosis of the capacity to innovate
  • Training on open innovation and collaborative approaches
  • Facilitation of open and collaborative innovation events
  • Management and support of living lab projects
  • Fabbulle, digital manufacturing laboratory (FabLab), a place to promote a philosophy of sharing and knowledge
Sectors of application
  • Arts and cultural industries
  • Education
  • Management and business related services
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Tourism and hospitality
Specialized Lab Equipment Function
Fab Lab Fabbulle Digital embroidery machine - Husqvarna Viking Designer Topaz 50 Automated embroidery
Fab Lab Fabbulle Laser cutting - Speedy 300 Engraving and cutting flat or cylindrical materials
Fab Lab Fabbulle Thermoforming machine - Mayku Formbox Taking the imprint of a small object
Fab Lab Fabbulle 3D printer - Ultimaker 2+ Ext To make small parts
Fab Lab Fabbulle 3D printer - MUVe 3D SLA-DLP To make small, more precise parts
Fab Lab Fabbulle Sewing machine - Brother DB2-B715 Sewing
Fab Lab Fabbulle Sewing machine - Singer C240 Sewing
Fab Lab Fabbulle Overlock machine - Brother MA4-B551 Cuts and assembles fabric at the same time
Fab Lab Fabbulle

CNC – Shapeoko xl

Sculpting objects


  • Centre Local de Développement de la Municipalité Régionale de Comté de Rivière-du-Loup
  • Économie sociale Bas-Saint-Laurent
  • Tourisme Rivière-du-Loup
  • Technocentre des TIC (Technologie de l’Information et des Communications) - Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’enseignement supérieur (MEES) du Québec
  • Département des études urbaines et touristiques de l'École des sciences de la gestion - Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Centre collégial de transfert - Institut de recherche sur l’intégration professionnelle des immigrants (IRIPI) – Cégep Maisonneuve
  • En mode solutions
  • Municipalité Régionale de Comté de Rivière-du-Loup
Title URL
Rivière-du-Loup at the heart of global innovation
Bas-Saint-Laurent: LLio supports open innovation initiatives…
The CND butterfly effect: Moving from theory to practice in innovation for sustainable development…
Innovation cells in culture, tourism and digital: announcement of the participating organizations! (Press release)…
Colloquium 603 - Global and local challenges of technological AND social innovation: realities and potential of Living Labs, Fab Labs and citizen labs
Digital manufacturing workshop