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  • TITULO An open-air lab to test a complete digitalization process in a mountain valley LIVING PIEMONTE SUSANNA LONGO Regione Piemonte 7 May 2009
  • Summary
    • The concept of Living Labs
    • The background of Regional Innovation Policies
    • The approach to Living Lab in PIEMONTE
    • The case of Valli Orco & Soana project
  • Summary
    • The concept of Living Labs
    • The background of Regional Innovation Policies
    • The approach to Living Lab in PIEMONTE
    • The case of Valli Orco & Soana project
  • Living Labs User-driven open innovation ecosystems based on a business – citizens - government partnership
    • Enable various stakeholders
    • (users, SMEs, large companies, research actors)
    • to take an active part in the research,
    • development and innovation process at all stages
  • Living Labs User-driven open innovation ecosystems based on a business – citizens - government partnership
    • Aim at bridging the gaps between :
        • Technology ideation and development
        • Market entry and fulfilment
  • Living Labs
    • User-driven open innovation methodologies
    • can improve the efficiency of the innovation
    • process and contribute to better take-up of R&D results, hence improving competitiveness and growth of European industry
    • European Dimension : ENoLL, the European Network of Living Labs. More than 100 living labs from all across Europe, to share knowledge and experiences.
  • Summary
    • The concept of Living Labs
    • The background of Regional Innovation Policies
    • The approach to Living Lab in PIEMONTE
    • The case of Valli Orco & Soana project
  • Piemonte facts & figures
    • 4,4 million inhabitants
    • 8 Provinces
    • 1.206 Municipalities
    • 43,3% of the territory is
    • covered by mountain
  • Piemonte facts & figures
    • € 124 billion GDP ( 8,1% of national total)
    • 1,8% of GDP invested in R&D
    • 1st Italian region for private investment in R&D
    • Over 200 private and public R&D centers, 380 laboratories, 4 universities, 6 science and technology parks
    The regional Government recognizes research and innovation as a crucial factor in fostering local development . In 2005 a dedicated regional Authority was founded and in 2006 the first Law for Research and Innovation was approved, aiming at organizing, promoting and coordinating the regional R&I system
  • Regional R&I System – The rationale Public policy should be limited to areas where market dynamics alone are seen to be unable to promote innovative products, processes and services
    • Bottlenecks in the innovation process :
    • the users’/consumers’ needs understanding: the
    • transfer of R&D results into new products and services
    • which could be appealing for the markets
    • the cost of internal R&I activity
    • the difficulty for enterprises in relating with researchers
  • Summary
    • The concept of Living Labs
    • The background of Regional Innovation Policies
    • The approach to Living Lab in PIEMONTE
    • The case of Valli Orco & Soana project
  • Living Labs in PIEMONTE The approach to living labs in Piemonte is focusing on 2 complementary contexts:
    • Local communities and digital divide
    • spread of innovation in isolated area
    • SMEs and Innovation Clusters
    • innovation development and experimentation
    • in vertical domains
  • Living Labs in PIEMONTE The approach to living labs in Piemonte is focusing on 2 complementary contexts:
    • Local communities and digital divide
    • spread of innovation in isolated area
    • SMEs and Innovation Clusters
    • innovation development and experimentation
    • in vertical domains
  • Innovation Clusters
    • Piemonte Region is now launching 12 new innovation clusters , based on the key sectors of the Regional competitiveness.
    • According to the EU legislation innovation clusters:
    • will be groupings of independent undertakings
    • operating in a particular scientific and technological
    • sector
    • are designed to stimulate innovative activity by
    • promoting intensive interactions , sharing of facilities
    • and exchange of knowledge and expertise.
  • Innovation Clusters
    • Total number of companies: 655
    • Large companies: 16%
    • SMEs: 61%
  • Innovation Clusters Enterprises in Piemonte innovation clusters will have the opportunity to benefit from 54M euros in the next 5 years to access innovation services and support innovation activities , among which:
    • access to technology crowd sourcing
    • international network
    • support to user-driven innovation projects
    • addressing the start-up phase of innovation
    • and the final phases closest to the market
  • 1. Technology crowdsourcing
    • Access to crowd sourcing international network:
    • Making use of external knowledge to complement own competencies
    • Getting the best talent from a wide network to carry out each task
    • Synergic effects from combining competences, possibly cross-disciplinary
  • 2. User-centered innovation
    • Supporting R&I projects that will:
    • Focus on user pull (vs. technology push) – producing what sells, rather than selling what is produced
    • Directly involve the user in the innovation process – either through observation processes, toolkits, user panels, or letting them do it themselves
    • Invest on understanding consumer needs, in order to develop solutions that are more specifically targeted.
    • Revenue-enhancing activities (vs. cost-cutting activities) by developing solutions that meet user needs.
  • Living Labs in PIEMONTE The approach to living labs in Piemonte is focusing on 2 complementary contexts:
    • Local communities and digital divide
    • spread of innovation in isolated area
    • SMEs and Innovation Clusters
    • innovation development and experimentation
    • in vertical domains
  • THE CASE OF VALLI ORCO & SOANA A Pilot Project on integrated technologies for sustainable development in a mountain area with high risk of digital divide
  • BroadBand in Piemonte
    • Thanks to the agreement between
    • Regione Piemonte and TELCO
    • operators, by Dec 2008 96%
    • of regional territory was covered
    • with broadband connectivity
    • The Mountain Valleys Orco & Soana are placed in that 4% of territory
    • which was excluded from the interest of TELCO operators and became therefore a PILOT CASE in the overcome of Digital Divide.
  • The trial area
    • 11 small municipalities
    • 616.06 km 2
    • 8,300 inhabitants (density: 13.5 inh/km 2 )
    • about 15,000 tourists every year
    • The trial area has been selected in order to maximize the transferability model into other regional areas, even with a different size.
  • The Pilot Project
    • Main objectives:
    • Convert the area into a “digital territory”: an open-air lab
    • Trial digital convergence and its sustainability
    • Develop a replicable model to overcome digital divide
    • 11 small rural municipalities have been provided with:
      • wireless broadband connectivity
      • multimedia User-Generated Content system for IP-TV
      • IP-radio and blog
      • innovative services
  • Partners
    • “ A business – citizens - government partnership”
    • The heart of the innovation model is the cooperation set-up among public and private players , involved in the planning, set-up and experimentation
    • BROADBAND NETWORK
    • SERVICES
    • CONTENTS
    MAIN OUTPUTS PILOT USERS: Public Authorities, schools, businesses, citizens as test users for emerging technologies and experimental services
  • NETWORK: Architecture
    • existing assets owned by local organisations
      • underutilized dark fibre
      • TV-radio trellises
    • wireless technologies
      • HiperLAN, Wi-Fi, DVB-T and DVB-H
    For the delivery of broadband services, the project exploited the convergence of: A pervasive broadband wireless network with ADSL-like connection speed. (at least 2Mbps downstream and 512kbps upstream)
  • NETWORK: Architecture (2) Pre-existing Optical fibre backbone, connecting the electricity supplier stations to the regional backbone (Wi-PIE) Pre-existing TV-radio trellises
  • NETWORK: Architecture (2) Pre-existing Optical fibre backbone Wireless connection fibre to pre-existing trellises Wireless contribution network
  • NETWORK: Architecture (2) Pre-existing Optical fibre backbone Wireless connection fibre to pre-existing trellises Wireless contribution network Wireless access areas
  • Trellis wireless bridge and wireless equipment: minimal impact Radio equipment on trellises Receiving equipment near users
    • The network is used to deliver traditional internet services (web, e-mail, news, e-commerce...) together with innovative services such as:
      • VoIP;
      • hot-spot Wi-Fi;
      • remote monitoring of environmental data
      • (dams, rivers, landslides, weather, seismic monitoring)
      • high quality webcam streaming for tourist purposes
      • digital television and digital radio broadcasting on IP and DVB-T/H
    SERVICES
  • SERVICES
    • The network is used to deliver traditional internet services (web, e-mail, news, e-commerce...) together with innovative services such as:
      • VoIP;
      • hot-spot Wi-Fi;
      • remote monitoring of environmental data
      • (dams, rivers, landslides, weather, seismic monitoring)
      • high quality webcam streaming for tourist purposes
      • digital television and digital radio broadcasting on IP and DVB-T/H
  • A remote management system
  • A remote management system
  • Pilot users’ groups
    • Broadband connectivity provided to 45 distributed points:
      • PA buildings
      • churches, libraries, tourist offices
      • Gran Paradiso National Park facilities
      • Small local businesses, hotels, restaurants
      • schools; post offices; astronomical observatory
      • Civil Protection offices
    • 9 hot-spots for tourists and nomadic users (more than 80 registered users; 810 accesses in 6 months)
    • 1 alpine refuge has been selected to test innovative services (seismic and weather monitoring; webcam streaming; hot-spot Wi-Fi)
  • Broadband & innovative services at 2217m a.s.l.
  • web 2.0 technologies
    • For the active participation of the local community,
    • an integrated multi-channel platform was developed,
    • in order to collect User Generated Content
            • TV
            • RADIO
            • BLOG
      • A a local editorial staff was trained by professionals on audio-video digital content production.
      • The formats is based on episodes.
    www.orcosoana.tv
  • CONTENT: channels
    • Main channels for the local content delivery:
    • TV
      • digital TV channel, transmitting local content
      • provided by a TV local network as well as by RAI
      • (national public network).
      • The TV is transmitted on DVB-T channel
      • (digital terrestrial television); Web channel
      • (NetTV, IPTV); DVB-H channel (mobile and palmtop).
    • Piemonte will switch over to Digital Terrestrial Television by 20 may 2008!
    • Main channels for the local content delivery:
    CONTENT: channels
    • Radio
      • digital radio channel transmitted on the web,
      • providing music 24/24 and local information.
    • OBlog
      • Online digital community
  • Net TV Blog Radio
  • Usage and results
    • In 1 year of experimentation:
    • 20 citizens trained to produce contents for TV and radio
    • One local secondary school run a journalism course and was provided with a radio-laboratory to produce contents
    • The TV collected more than 70 episodes
    • The radio collected more than 30 episodes and music 24/24
    • The blog had 70 registered users, 150 posts, 40 comments
    • TECHNICAL
    • ENVIRONMENTAL
    • ECONOMICAL
    PROJECT SUSTAINABILITY
  • A sustainable model
    • The overall design of infrastructure, services and content production follows the principles of:
    • technology convergence
    • re-usability
    • sustainability
    • The network and services experimented
    • are now becoming patrimony of the area
    • and will be managed by a local business operator .
    • CALL FOR TENDERS IN DEC 2008
    • For the network management and the broadband services delivery (10 years authorization).
    • Technology integration and complementarity innovative + “traditional”, wired + wireless technologies to deploy connectivity in very remote areas which, would be cut off from TELCOs’ commercial offers.
    • Re-use of existing facilities (trellises, under-utilised optical fiber, …) to produce the lowest environmental impact and cost for the local community
    • development and experimentation of innovative services to make a concrete and valuable use of the network
    • Local community direct participation Local bodies and users were involved throughout the whole project development, thus contributing to the network and services design, set-up, experimentation and improvement
    A sustainable model
  • Next Steps
    • Switch into a commercial service By June 2009 a local operator will be selling broadband services to the different categories of users (citizens, enterprises, local PA premises, schools, …)
    • The implementation methodology and the Call for tender will become a model for digital divide public interventions in Piedmont mountain communities
    • The site has become a living lab for Piedmont, ensuring:
      • Direct involvement of different categories of final users
      • Future experimentations of new technologies and services
      • An existing wireless infrastructure
      • A stable cooperation set-up with local actors
  • Contacts Ministry for Research, Innovation, Industry and Energy P.za Castello, 165 - 10122 Torino Regione Piemonte - Bruxelles Liaison Office   62, Rue du Trône - 1050 Bruxelles  THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION! [email_address]
  • NETWORK: node Open source based multi-standard professional equipment 2 or 4 radios operating at same time on different frequencies (2.4/5.6GHz) and standards (802.11 a/b/g/h) A standard “mil” case for simple installation and “unattended” service