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APOLLON: Advanced Pilots of Living Labs Operating in Networks

The APOLLON project proposal addresses the call of the European Commission to pilot and share best practices in cross-border Living labs networks. The core focus of Living Labs is to improve the R&D process by early participation and clustering of end users and business stakeholders, including SMEs. APOLLON will demonstrate the positive impacts of collaborative cross-border Living Lab networking by setting up an advanced pilot composed of 4 thematically focused Living Lab experiments. The Living Lab concept has been widely acknowledged, accepted and used as an effective approach to improve the R&D cycle. It is paramount to ensure that the main strength of local implantation does not also constitute a significant weakness in terms of the general applicability, validity and robustness of Living Lab test results, of providing SMEs with access to other European national markets and of offering the scale needed for pan-European product and service innovation. This brings forward an urgent need for hands-on experiences with intensive networking, cross-comparison and scaling up of local LL initiatives. The exchange of generic, high-level principles and best practices for Living Lab implementation is now being addressed in a number of national and European projects. The next step is to implement a much more detailed analysis of user, market and technology characteristics and an economically more valuable mode of experimentation, by networking, comparing and scaling up cross-border networks of thematically focused, ‘vertical’ Living Labs in a number of crucial lead markets. The APOLLON approach leverages past experiences and investments to supplement cross-border pilots of best of class methods for setting up, developing and sustainable operation of Living Labs. A main focus will be on SMEs that have or need access to other European national markets and providing the scale needed for pan-European product or even for global service innovation.

Contact information

DE VOS Koen
GASTON CROMMENLAAN 8/102
9050 GENT
BELGIUM
Tel. +32 9 331 48 60
Fax. +32 9 331 48 05

Participants

Coordinator: INTERDISCIPLINARY INSTITUTE FOR BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY, BELGIUM

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
INTERDISCIPLINARY INSTITUTE FOR BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY BELGIUM
TELEVIC NV BELGIUM
Radio- ja televisiotekniikan tutkimus RTT OY FINLAND
Process Vision Oy FINLAND
NOKIA OYJ FINLAND
AALTO-KORKEAKOULUSAATIO FINLAND
UNIVERSITE PARIS 8 VINCENNES SAINT-DENIS FRANCE
SOCIETE D'ECONOMIE MIXTE ISSY - MEDIA (SEM ISSY MEDIA) FRANCE
NAVIDIS FRANCE
3D2+ FRANCE
SAP AG GERMANY
MAJAK MAGYAR JAMUFEJLESZTESI NONPROFIT KFT HUNGARY
ASSOCIAZIONE ESOCE NET EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF CONCURRENT ENGINEERING NET ITALY
YDREAMS - INFORMATICA S.A. PORTUGAL
LISBOA E-NOVA AGENCIA MUNICIPAL DE ENERGIA E AMBIENTE DE LISBOA ASSOCIACAO PORTUGAL
ISA - Intelligent Sensing Anywhere S.A. PORTUGAL
Forum da Industria Automovel de Palmela PORTUGAL
ALFAMICRO-SISTEMAS DE COMPUTADORES, LDA PORTUGAL
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA
IAVANTE, Fundacion Publica Andaluza para el Avance Tecnologico y el Entrenamiento Profesional SPAIN
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET SWEDEN
LULEA ENERGI AB SWEDEN
STICHTING NOVAY THE NETHERLANDS
STICHTING AMSTERDAMSE INNOVATIE MOTOR THE NETHERLANDS
LOGICA NEDERLAND B.V. THE NETHERLANDS
LIANDER NV THE NETHERLANDS
INNOVITING THE NETHERLANDS
Home Automation Europe B.V THE NETHERLANDS
PEOPLE S VOICE MEDIA LBG UNITED KINGDOM
MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL UNITED KINGDOM

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