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User-driven Participatory Solutions for Innovation in Digitally-centred Ecosystems

Objective

The project UPSIDE aims at delivering economic and societal benefits by fostering the emergence and development of User-driven Participatory Solutions for Innovation in Digitally-centered Ecosystems.
The project aims at promoting the development of cooperation frameworks and synergy linkages between research, innovation activities within the companies, urban development policies and open user-driven innovation ecosystems “which are close to the interests and needs of cities and their stakeholders, including citizens and businesses, and which may bridge the gap between short-term city development priorities and longer term technological research and experimentation.”
Building on the priorities of the cities involved in the project and the market potential, the UPSIDE partners will focus on the following areas:
• health, including ambient assisted living,
• intelligent transport systems / mobility
• public services (e- and m-Government),
• energy,
with a common viewpoint of developing user-driven participatory solutions that use the ICT specializations within each of the partner regions. The cities shall contribute to the faster development of technologies and markets not only through policy support but also by providing the right scale for test beds, which are needed in order to optimize different applications and scale up pilot projects to ensure real-life deployment.
The test beds in each partner region shall contribute to the emergence of shared innovation platforms and a faster development of single European markets for innovative digital services. The mid to long-term objective is to ensure global market leadership for the UPSIDE clusters.
Societal benefits will be generated by fostering the uptake of ICT-based technologies but also by implementing in the partner regions platforms for the development of user-driven participatory solutions that take into account the multiple stakeholder perspective within the framework of larger regional digital agendas.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport/sustainable transport/intelligent transport system
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2012-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

CYBERFORUM EV
Address
Haid-und-neu-str. 18
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 396 363
Administrative Contact
Tamara Hoegler (Ms.)

Participants (13)

STADT KARLSRUHE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 66 983
Address
Karl Friedrich Strasse 10
76124 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steffen Buhl (Mr.)
INNO AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 387 908
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 54
76137 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kirsten Petersen (Dr.)
Stiftelsen Elektronikcentrum i Kista
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 160 195
Address
Isafjordsgatan 22B
SE 164 40 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ake Lindstrom (Mr.)
BALTIC INNOVATION AGENCY OÜ
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 344 344
Address
Lai 30
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rene Tonnisson (Mr.)
TARTU LINN
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 59 317
Address
Raekoda
51003 Tartu
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Liisi Varik (Ms.)
E-ZAVOD, ZAVOD ZA PROJEKTNO SVETOVANJE, RAZISKOVANJE IN RAZVOJ CELOVITIH RESITEV
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 234 352
Address
Cuckova Ulica 5
2250 Ptuj
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Darko Fercej (Mr.)
MESTNA OBCINA MARIBOR
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 127 388
Address
Ulica Heroja Staneta 1
2000 Maribor
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vesna Avgustincic (Ms.)
METROPOOLREGIO EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 253 565
Address
Keizer Karel V Single 8
5615 PE Eindhoven
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ab Oosting (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 129 376
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Harold Weffers (Mr.)
Living Labs Global

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 37 375
Address
Vestre Lagunevej 7
2680 Solroed Strand
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jakob Rasmussen (Dr.)
Bevel AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 110 210
Address
Fleminggatan 62 B
112 45 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marie-Claude Bevel (Dr.)
RISE INTERACTIVE INSTITUTE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 119 772
Address
Box 1197
164 26 Kista
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anette Grilhault Des Fontaines
STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 170 834
Address
Universitetsvagen 10
10691 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pia Bjerén Fürstenbach