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Collaboration Environment for strategic innovation

Objective

Innovation has become the main source of competitive advantage for European companies in the globalised economy. Existing collaborative working environments (CWEs) mainly focus on supporting traditional working paradigms of linear workflows by providing IT-based platforms for planning, scheduling and executing tasks. However, in order to achieve continuous strategic innovation and thus create persistent competitive advantage, organisations need to increase their capacity for carrying out open-ended and nonlinear problem solving involving a wide participation of people in knowledge-rich environments. This must be supported by the next generation CWE's, which in turn, requires new paradigms for managing the knowledge transfer, the social dynamics, and the decision processes involved in the front-end of innovation.

The goal of Laboranova is to create this next generation Collaborative Tools which will change existing technological and social infrastructures for collaborating and support knowledge workers and eProfessionals in sharing, improving and evaluating ideas systematically across teams, companies and networks. Laboranova will do research to develop and integrate models and tools in three specific areas, the three pillars in the project: ideation, connection and evaluation and decision making. These pillars will be leveraged by advanced game methodologies in order to improve collaborative work processes.

By integrating these efforts the results will be innovative collaboration approaches and organisational models for managing early innovation processes, software prototypes and the integration of the isolated models and tools into a Collaborative Innovation Platform. This will change the way knowledge work is done and increase the innovative output of companies.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

DANMARKS PAEDAGOGISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
Tuborgvej 164
2400 Kobenhavn
Denmark

Participants (18)

AGILIENCE SARL
France
Address
31 Place Du Marche Saint Honore
75001 Paris
CURE - CENTER FOR USABILITY RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING
Austria
Address
Hauffgasse 3 - 5
1110 Wien
DANFOSS A/S
Denmark
Address
Nordborgvej 81
Nordborg
ESOCE NET (EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF CONCURRENT ENGINEERING)
Italy
Address
Via Cortina D'ampezzo 164
00135 Roma
INSTITUT EUROPEEN D'ADMINISTRATION DES AFFAIRES
France
Address
Boulevard De Constance 903 F
77305 Fontainebleau Cedex
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Address
Patission Street 42
10682 Athens
ISVOR FIAT SOCIETA CONSORTILE DI SVILUPPO E ADDESTRAMENTO INDUSTRIALE PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Via Giacosa 38
10100 Torino
KARTOO SA
France
Address
10 Allee Evariste Galois
63000 Clermont Ferrand
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address

971 87 Lulea
MARRATECH AB
Sweden
Address
S T Eriksgatan 115
11385 Stockholm
PLANET AE
Greece
Address
Apollon Tower, Louise Riencourt Street 64
11523 Athina
ROSKILDE UNIVERSITETSCENTER
Denmark
Address
Universitetsvej 1
4000 Roskilde
SAP AG
Germany
Address
Dietmar Hopp Allee 16
Walldorf
THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF INNOVATING SME'S
United Kingdom
Address
7 Granard Business Centre, Bunns Lane, Mill Hill
NW7 2DQ London
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
UNIVERSITE PARIS-DAUPHINE
France
Address
Place Du Marechal De Lattre-de-tassigny
75775 Paris 16
VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN FORSCHUNG IN DER FREIEN HANSESTADT BREMEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hochschulring 20
28359 Bremen