Apollon - 22/5/12 - 11:30 - Local SME's - Innovating Across borders


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  • Three main objectives: Demonstrate the value for SMEs of a European network of local open innovation platforms Set up thematic networks of Living Labs across Europe Develop a common approach for cross-border Living Lab experiments It is an interactive, bottom-up process. > developing by doing so. Main results is on lessons learned and convert these in the appropriate set of tools and methods.
  • First contact: - contact SME, ENoLL or LL contacts SME   2. Matchmaking Checklist, STOF, s tandard agreement AP! Petras Project Manager instead of LL1 Link to LLKC AP! Novay Schedule for updating all things, costs of adaptations, about M14 Send ENoLL example AP! Petra Marketing material for Apollon AP! PM Methods for connect phase AP! Petra, check if we have Presentation of the benefits methodology, flyer! AP! Petra Article for Apollon LLKC to ENoLL website AP! Petra and Novay LLs to LLKC –how? AP! Novay, AP! Petra talk to ENoLL Templates: LLs data AP! All comment Publication: once template is online Comment template for getting in touch: follow ENoLL thematics AP! All, Novay Success stories: Search for Cross-border success stories AP! all Maturity: Cross-border project management (delta when it is cross-border and living lab, co-innovation, user community, SME engagement) Recommendation template for tracking the meetings or business impacts,.. ? Project planning template Applying the research framework: - LL, SME, large company -> Petra first, then all Evaluation: Benefits of using the methodology -3 month session - Every 3 months, 6es, AP! –What did you need, what do you want to use (what are your next activities) Added value for stakeholders, studied topics geared to the Number of spin off meetings, speed of doing things (time), learning curve, time to adaptation, return on adaptation
  • Apollon - 22/5/12 - 11:30 - Local SME's - Innovating Across borders

    1. 1. M e tho d o lo g y fo r C ro ss-Bo rd e r LivingLab s N e tw o rking : Kno w le d g e C e nte r H ans S ch affe rs Aalto U nive rsity S ch o o l o f Eco no m ics (C K IR) APO LLO N Pro je ct
    2. 2. APO LLO N d e ve lo p e d a co m m o nm e tho d o lo g y fo r cro ss-b o rd e r living lab s ne tw o rks What is needed for cross-border Living Lab Networks? Homecare & Energy Efficiency Independent Living eManufacturing eParticipation / MediaCan SMEs use Living Lab networks to test and enter new markets?
    3. 3. A sce nario fo r S M E inno vatio n sup p o rt in a Living Lab s ne tw o rk M e tho d o lo g y b u ild s o n th e fo llo w ing b asic sce nario , w hich has co nte x tualiz e d ve rsio ns in e ach o f the fo u r p ilo t e x p e rim e nts: 1. SME identifies 8. Evaluation business and lessonsopportunity learned2. First contact SME, local 7. Market Living Lab introduction analysis 3. Matchmaking cross-border 6. Project living lab 5. Stakeholder coordination 4. Scoping the identification, project agreement
    4. 4. Th e m e th o d o lo g y fram e w o rk is b ase d o n a se t o f “h o w to ” q u e stio ns1. H o w to se t u p , o p e rate , th e cro ss b o rd e r ne tw o rk o f living lab s2. H o w to co nd u ct jo int re se arch , inno vatio n and m arke t cre atio n in th e living lab ne tw o rk3. H o w to co llab o rate w ith in th e ne tw o rk and h o w to o rg anise th e ne tw o rk as a co llab o rative ne tw o rk (stru cture , p ro ce ss: p e o p le and o rg anisatio ns)4. H o w to ad d re ss th e sp e cific cro ss b o rd e r ne tw o rking ch alle ng e s / co nd itio ns
    5. 5. Bu ild ing cro ss-b o rd e r ne tw o rks o fliving lab s fo llo w s a p h asing life cycle
    6. 6. Ph ase s in se tting up and o p e rating living lab ne tw o rk fo r S M E inno vatio nPhase Definition OutputConnect Start up phase of collaboration. Partners(inception) Find partners Initial agreement Define primary goals and requirementsPlan, engage Define stakeholder and partner roles Project plan(definition) Evaluate business case (benefits – costs) Contract, IPR Agree on contract details, IPR handling Infrastructure Establish experiment infrastructure Plan experimental activities and toolsSupport Co-innovation of product enhancements Experimental results(operation) Product and service testing Product improvements Expert collaboration User satisfaction User experience observationCompletion Evaluation of living lab network benefits Lessons learned(termination, Commercialisation planning Good practicessustainability) Commercialisation plan
    7. 7. Living Lab N e tw o rk d e ve lo p m e nt is th e re sult o f a se rie s o f activitie s
    8. 8. M e th o d o lo g y d e ve lo p m e nt is p art o f th e living lab ne tw o rking p ilo t Four “vertical” pilot environments planning for different demonstration pilots Specifying learning Diagnosing Methods and tools validation in the vertical innovation domains, by Evaluation Action Research Validated Cycleintroducing, using, testing and evaluating methodology them Action Action Taking Planning Diagnosing Following Action Research Cycle Methodology development Action research (identification and elaboration of Recommendedmethods, tools, guidelines, collaboration toolset frameworks and processes etc)
    9. 9. W e d e ve lo p e d a co m p re h e nsive m e th o d s and to o ls co lle ctio n
    10. 10. M any m e th o d s and to o ls h ave b e e n valid ate d in th e p ilo tsExperiment domain Methods & Tools SupportHealthcare and independent  Project planning for innovations transferliving experiment  Value network analysis  Ecosystem buildingEnergy efficiency experiment Business model design  Research benchmarking Use transformation User test designeManufacturing experiment Policy & regulations database Guided tours in Living Labs using Webcam technology  Cross border trading of DMI agents Licence agreementeParticipation experiment  Integration guideline Data protection agreement Sub license agreement Toolkit for setting up community
    11. 11. Valid atio n e x am p le : Eco syste m s analysis (H o m e care )Method The ecosystem analysis identifies the different actors that are required to set up and deploy a cross-border platform. This is done by first listing the various roles and activities required to conduct the pilotPhase Connect, Plan and EngageOrigin Within the first two phases we started with a more traditional approach of defining and creatin an ecosystemEvolution Initially we started by defining an ecosystem based on the health context. But listing the various actors and trying to create a common ecosystem (in place in all LLs) was not feasible. Therefore we switched to an approach in which we focused on the roles and responsibilitiesRecommendations A cross-border pilot require a local ecosystem. The local liviong lab is best placed to identify a local partner. In order to do so the roles and responsibilitie need to be very clear. This process cannot be done by one actor, it has to be a joint collaborative processValidation In each of the pilots an ecosystem analysis was done to find and setup the required ecosystem to facilitate the cross-border pilot
    12. 12. Methods and Tools are accessible at the Knowledge Centerhttp://knowledgecenter.openlivinglabs.eu/