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CO-LLABS Thematic Network

CO-LLABS: Thematic Network for Community based Living Labs to Enhance SMEs Innovation

CO-LLABS is to achieve a European-wide adoption of ICT-based Living Lab services and practices to allow SMEs to improve their innovation capabilities and processes and become part of open innovation environments.

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The over-all objective of the CO-LLABS Thematic Network is to achieve a European-wide adoption of ICT-based Living Lab services and practices to allow SMEs to improve their innovation capabilities and processes and become part of “open innovation” environments. Thus, this proposal addresses Work Programme Objective 4.1b “to improve the capacity of businesses and in particular SMEs to benefit from ICT-based innovations in their products and services”. To that end CO-LLABS Thematic Network brings together a selection of Europe’s most advanced Living Labs on the one hand and regional SME-innovation oriented organisations on the other to exchange practices of LL support services, and identify and develop specific pilots in domains such as e-health, e-business and e-inclusion. The work will be grounded in thorough understanding of current Living Labs practices and experiences and strengthened by creating better insight in successful business models of future SME-oriented Living Labs. The Thematic Network will support interaction with policy makers at regional, national and European level to establish consensus on the Living Labs approach as a cornerstone of European innovation policies, in particular at the regional and cross-regional level.The underlying motivation is that Living Labs provide services to SMEs that would otherwise not be available to them. Focus is on how SMEs and their business partners can be involved in Living Labs in the best way in order to collaborate in open innovation, and on sharing experience among Living Labs initiatives and beyond as regards SME involvement in co-creation of Living Labs practices.

Contact information

SANTORO Roberto
via Cortina d'Ampezzo 164
00135 Rome
20000922
Tel. +39335470121
Fax. +39063310252

Participants

Coordinator: ASSOCIAZIONE ESOCE NET EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF CONCURRENT ENGINEERING NET, ITALY

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
ASSOCIAZIONE ESOCE NET EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF CONCURRENT ENGINEERING NET ITALY
WIRTSCHAFTS-STANDORT VORARLBERG BETRIEBSANSIEDLUNGS GMBH AUSTRIA
FACHHOCHSCHULE VORARLBERG GMBH AUSTRIA
INTERDISCIPLINARY INSTITUTE FOR BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY BELGIUM
WIRELESSINFO CZECH REPUBLIC
HELSINGIN KAUPPAKORKEAKOULU FINLAND
ART AND DESIGN CITY HELSINKI OY AB FINLAND
SILICON SENTIER ASSOCIATION FRANCE
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN GERMANY
BIBA - BREMER INSTITUT FUER PRODUKTION UND LOGISTIK GMBH GERMANY
University of Szeged HUNGARY
BIC LAZIO SPA ITALY
Stichting CETIM - CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT NETHERLANDS
STICHTING LIVING LAB NETHERLANDS
INTELI - INTELIGENCIA EM INOVACAO,CENTRO DE INOVACAO ASSOCIACAO PRIVADA SEM FINS LUCRATIVOS PORTUGAL
ALFAMICRO-SISTEMAS DE COMPUTADORES, LDA PORTUGAL
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU SLOVENIA
UNIVERSITAT RAMON LLULL FUNDACIO PRIVADA SPAIN
FUNDACIO PRIVADA I2CAT, INTERNET I INNOVACIO DIGITAL A CATALUNYA SPAIN
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET SWEDEN

Last update: 18/11/2008

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