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Advanced Pilots of Living Labs Operating in Networks

Objective

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.
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Coordinator

IMINDS

Address

Technologiepark 19
9052 Gent

Belgium

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 659 189

Administrative Contact

Koen De Vos (Mr.)

Participants (30)

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TELEVIC NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 59 974

TELEVIC HEALTHCARE NV

Belgium

SAP SE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 360 035

IAVANTE, Fundacion Publica Andaluza para el Avance Tecnologico y el Entrenamiento Profesional

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 100 133

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 360 975

NOKIA OYJ

Finland

FORUM VIRIUM HELSINKI OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 93 312

ENORO OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 201 275

NAVIDIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 47 720

SOCIETE D'ECONOMIE MIXTE ISSY - MEDIA (SEM ISSY MEDIA)

France

EU Contribution

€ 165 388

3D2+

France

EU Contribution

€ 49 150

UNIVERSITE PARIS 8 VINCENNES SAINT-DENIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 169 275

MAJAK MAGYAR JAMUFEJLESZTESI NONPROFIT KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 28 305

ASSOCIAZIONE ESOCE NET*EUROPEAN SOC IETY OF CONCURRENT ENGINEERING NET

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 211 600

Home Automation Europe B.V

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 55 000

STICHTING NOVAY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 36 395

LIANDER NV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 70 250

INNOVITING

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 46 800

STICHTING AMSTERDAM ECONOMIC BOARD

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 91 600

CGI NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 106 350

Forum da Industria Automovel de Palmela

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 141 869

YDREAMS - INFORMATICA S.A.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 100 857

ISA - Intelligent Sensing Anywhere S.A.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 57 600

LISBOA E-NOVA AGENCIA MUNICIPAL DE ENERGIA E AMBIENTE DE LISBOA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 113 825

ALFAMICRO-SISTEMAS DE COMPUTADORES, LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 215 474

LULEA ENERGI AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 45 120

LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 248 310

UNIVERZA V MARIBORU

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 30 250

MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 101 199

PEOPLE S VOICE MEDIA LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 32 770

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 250516

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2009

  • End date

    31 May 2012

Funded under:

CIP

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 000 003

  • EU contribution

    € 4 000 000

Coordinated by:

IMINDS

Belgium