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Living Lab research concept in Rural Areas

Objective

LIVERUR aims at expanding an extremely innovative business model called Living Labs among the rural regions. Living labs are user-centred, open-innovation ecosystems often operating in a territorial context, integrating concurrent research and innovation process within a public-private partnership. The basis for the strategic development of a rural Living Lab is in establishing a sustainable stakeholder partnership; users, policy-makers, companies, researchers enter into agreements on the basis of which they may engage in longer term collaboration. However, a successful Living lab business design can be expected to be highly affected by the specific context of the Living Lab rural environment and by its specific objectives and ambitions. LIVERUR project identifies Living Labs as innovative business models that are currently developing in rural areas, and it will undertake socio-economic analysis to identify, describe and benchmark differences between the new Living Lab approach and more entrepreneurial traditional approaches (mass production, development of prices, optimising the cost structures with the enterprises, rationalisation). LIVERUR project pays particular attention to Living Labs, since they foster a more sustainable mobilisation of resources, improved cooperation between operators along the value chain and lead to new services. Living Lab utilizes the open innovation concept in a wider sense, with success/failure rate determined by empirically based research key factors. Since there is still a lack of empirically grounded studies, the short term objective of LIVERUR is to improve knowledge of business models growing in rural areas, including a through understanding of their potential. In the long term the project will increase the potential for rural economic diversification.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2017-2
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Coordinator

FUNDACION UNIVERSITARIA SAN ANTONIO
Address
Avda Jeronimos Campus Universi S/n Universidad Catolica San Antonio
30107 Murcia
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 207 348,91

Participants (23)

FUNDO REGIONAL PARA A CIENCIA E TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 171 207,50
Address
Rua Do Mercado 21
9500 326 Ponta Delgada
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTITOUTO ANAPTIXIS EPICHEIRIMATIKOTITAS ASTIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 162 375
Address
Thesi Volioporta Sinoikia Ag. Georgiou Valtetsiou & Tripoleos
413 36 Larissa
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 218 626,25
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOGESCA s.r.l.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 725
Address
Via Pitagora 11 A
35030 Rubano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WIRELESSINFO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 181 125
Address
Cholinska 1048/19
784 01 Litovel
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASOCIACION PARA EL DESARROLLO RURAL INTEGRADO DE LOS MUNICIPIOS DE LA VEGA DEL SEGURA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 180 000
Address
Avda Mario Spreafico Sn. Castillo Don Mario
30600 Archena
Activity type
Other
CESIE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 206 225
Address
Via Benedetto Leto 1
90040 Trappeto
Activity type
Other
BUNDESANSTALT FUR AGRARWIRTSCHAFT UND BERGBAUERNFRAGEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 161 250
Address
Dietrichstrasse 27
1030 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
TR ASSOCIATES LTD

Participation ended

Malta
EU contribution
€ 97 566,81
Address
Spinola Road Stresa Court 3
3014 St Julians
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZEMNIEKU SAEIMA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 174 250
Address
Republikas Laukums 2
LV-1010 Riga
Activity type
Other
ZAFER KALKINMA AJANSI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 176 687,50
Address
Cumhuriyet Mh Oncu Sok No:39 Merkez
43020 Kutahya
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
DAR MARGOUM OUEDHREF
Tunisia
EU contribution
€ 174 375
Address
47 Avenue Farhat Hachat Oudhref
6052 Gabes
Activity type
Other
UNIONE DEI COMUNI DEL TRASIMENO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 178 375
Address
Via F. M. Sensini,59
06060 Paciano
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 256 775
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
E35 FONDAZIONE PER LA PROGETTAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 180 350
Address
Via Vicedomini 1
42121 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Other
CLEOPA GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 145 000
Address
Neuendorfstrasse 18B
16761 Hennigsdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHAMBRE REGIONALE D'AGRICULTURE PROVENCE ALPES COTE AZUR

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 9 649,28
Address
Avenue Henri Pontier 22
13626 Aix En Provence
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CHAMBRE REGIONALE D'AGRICULTURE DES PAYS DE LA LOIRE
France
EU contribution
€ 152 500
Address
9 Rue Andre Brouard
49105 Angers
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
WELLNESS TELECOM SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 192 375
Address
Calle Gregor J. Mendel 6 Planta 1 Edificio Da Vinc
41092 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UHLAVA OPS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 177 000
Address
Planicka 174
339 01 Klatovy
Activity type
Research Organisations
ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 189 500
Address
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
REGIONALMANAGEMENT BURGENLAND GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 167 625
Address
Marktstrasse 3
7000 Eisenstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHAMBRE REGIONALE D'AGRICULTURE DE BRETAGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 146 093,75
Address
Atlante Champeux Rpt Maurice De Lannou
35042 Rennes
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)