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Presentation Eclic

  1. 1. European Collaborative Innovation Centres for Broadband Media Services
  2. 2. NORTH SEA REGION • Strong knowledge base • Excellent IT infrastructure • Committed to innovation • Ambition to be leading in broadband services
  3. 3. WHY FOCUS ON BROADBAND MEDIA SERVICES? • Broadband access is essential to the prosperity and future development of Europe’s rural regions. • Broadband media services are a prerequisite for effective business and a must for the growth of jobs on which regional economies depend. • The potential of broadband is not fully utilised. • Broadband internet services are among the fastest growing sectors in the worldwide economy. • Internet services themselves are a way of improving quality of life.
  4. 4. AIM OF THE PROJECT • To stimulate innovation through the establishment of eight new European collaborative innovation centres for broadband media services. • To develop the capacity for growth and employment across the North Sea Region.
  5. 5. OBJECTIVES • Establish transnational cooperation between business clusters, research institutes, universities and public support agencies in the field of development and provisioning of broadband services and media products. • Establish regional centres based on the Triple Helix model of innovation. • Develop a common process for joint transnational innovation and product development based on LivingLabs and the Triple Helix model. • Generate human capital and develop human potential for driving innovation and business development. • Establish structural and sustainable networks for continuous cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary collaboration.
  6. 6. OBJECTIVES • Create new market oriented products and services. • Strengthen the regional R&D strategies to secure resources and encourage SMEs to improve their innovation capacity. • Develop solutions to bridge the digital divide and enable “broadband for all” at reasonable cost in rural areas. • Analyse future needs in the European media broadband market within the scope of regional capacity building. • Overcome brain-drain in rural areas.
  7. 7. E-CLIC Consortium The E-CLIC consortium is established with the main objective of building a strong NSR cluster in the area of broadband services, media technology, broadband systems, usability and testing, while maintaining a balance between competencies, industry and academia. The consortium brings together 16 partners from 6 Member States. The partners have considerable expertise and experience in the fields of interest to E-CLIC, and the project combines a unique set of partner skills. Hence, only in close co-operation can the E-CLIC Centres meet the objectives.
  8. 8. E-CLIC Centres A connected ring of European Collaborative Innovation Centres… Värmland, Sweden Rogaland, Norway Borås, Sweden Norfolk, England Hannover, Germany Willhelmshaven, Germany Kortrijk, Belgium Groningen, Netherlands
  9. 9. E-CLIC for Students Reputation CV • High quality education • Assessment and assistance • Participating in top projects • Connection to Industry
  10. 10. E-CLIC for Institutions Reputation CV • Extra benefit to attract students • Keeping up to date • Collaboration with public sector • Public relations • Transnational collaboration
  11. 11. E-CLIC for Companies Reputation CV • Scouting employees • Involvement in new developments • Useful instrument for own developments • Public relations • Competence development • Transnational contacts • Private - public partnership
  12. 12. Regional areas of expertise Värmland: Mobile media services and processes for quality assurance Borås: Impact evaluation research, Co-design research Hannover: Digital media, Mobile gaming, Usability engineering Wilhelmshaven: Broadband access technologies, gaming Groningen: ICT applications and broadband services for training purposes Kortrijk: Industrial Product Design, Multimedia, Digital Arts and Entertainment Norfolk: Development of digital HD & IP TV content production Rogaland: Development, deployment and provisioning of broadband services
  13. 13. E-CLIC Värmland, Sweden Participating partners are: • Karlstad University • Compare Foundation (consists of 100 ICT-companies) • County Administrative Board
  14. 14. E-CLIC Värmland, Sweden Areas of expertise/facilities: Location 1: Broadband Wireless Networks (Karlstad University) Transport and P2P Protocols Cross-layer interactions Privacy and Identity Management Network Security Usability Studies Mesh Network Testbed Wizard of Oz lab Eye-tracking equipment Network emulation software Location 2: Test and quality assurance (Compare Testlab) Usability research Telecom consulting Standardized computer system environments in which new prototypes, services and products can be tested and evaluated
  15. 15. E-CLIC Borås, Sweden Participating partners are: • ESPIRA (Incubator and collaborative platform) • University College of Borås • Ladok Division (development platform for broadband services connected to universities in Sweden)
  16. 16. E-CLIC - Borås, Sweden Areas of expertise/facilities: Innovation Lab Lab for e-service development Espira Incubator – Transformation into commercial initiatives Alexanderson foundation (Campus Varberg) – supporting e-service initiatives e-Me student Living lab test bed
  17. 17. E-CLIC Wilhelmshaven, Germany Participating partner is: • University of applied science in Oldenburg/Elsfleth/Wilhelmshaven
  18. 18. E-CLIC Wilhelmshaven, Germany Areas of expertise/facilities: A server park with possibilities for 3D animation Laboratories to produce new services Possibilities for testing new services.
  19. 19. E-CLIC Groningen, Netherlands Participating partners are: • University of Groningen • Hanzehogeschool • Groningen Internet Exchange
  20. 20. E-CLIC Groningen, Netherlands Areas of expertise/facilities: The Agent Lab – TAL Centre for High Performance Computing and Visualization (HPC/V) Sensor LAB (CENSI) Wireless city LAB Computer gaming IT service management Professor business development and ICT Professor directing sources and services Professor graphical arts Music composition and studio productions Infrastructure design and maintenance Software engineering Business intelligence
  21. 21. E-CLIC Kortrijk, Belgium Participating partner is: • HOWEST (Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen) - department PIH + Photo
  22. 22. E-CLIC Kortrijk, Belgium Areas of expertise/facilities: Multimedia and communication, a broad spectrum on developing web applications (Rich Media sites), with the latest technology Digital art and entertainment (3D developing and design, storyboarding, gaming and a like) Research groups on server technology, logo recognition (For IDTV)
  23. 23. E-CLIC Norfolk, UK Participating partner is: • Norfolk County Council (EPIC)
  24. 24. E-CLIC Norfolk, UK Areas of expertise/facilities: HD studio production HD post production Surround sound audio production/post production DVD authoring Internet streaming Online media/new media platform development In-house companies have expertise in IP streaming Speech technologies Social networking software Graphic design 3D animation and integration with E-learning systems etc.
  25. 25. E-CLIC Rogaland, Norway Participating partners are: • University of Stavanger • iPark (incubator for new companies) • Rogaland Training and Education Centre
  26. 26. E-CLIC Rogaland, Norway Areas of expertise/facilitates: Television studios Nettopp multimedia development centre Student Entrepreneurship centre Incubator for new companies CIAM (Centre for industrial asset management, a UIS centre with 20 industrial companies as members, mainly from petroleum sector)
  27. 27. European Collaborative Innovation Centres for Broadband Media Services