Urbact Annual Conference - Open Innovation

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Presentation given on the URBACT Annual Conference in Liege, Belgium - 30th November 2010

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Urbact Annual Conference - Open Innovation

  1. 1. Open Innovationp How can Cities Open Innovation among their Local Firms? André Cester Costa, City of Aveiro 30th November 2010
  2. 2. Local Background and Present Situation . Strong Industrial Tradition and active Industrial Association (AIDA) . University of Aveiro - member of European Consortium forof European Consortium for Innovative Universities . INOVARIA – Association of Companies (61) for an Innovation Network How Can Cities Open Innovation among their Local Firms I Thursday, 25 November 2010 I Page 2
  3. 3. The Past A i Di it l P (2003 2006) Main Objectives: Aveiro Digital Programme (2003-2006) Contribute to the Development of the “Ria de Aveiro” Region Qualifying People, public and privatey g p , p p services and organizations Main Figures: Axes of Intervention Region of “Ria de Aveiro” Overall Budget: 23,3 M€ ERDF Funding: 10 2 M€ Digital Community Local Government Educational SystemERDF Funding: 10,2 M€ ESF Funding: 0,8 M€ National Public Funding: 6,1 M€ P i t & L l F di 6 2 M€ Educational System Universities Health Care S i lPrivate & Local Funding: 6,2 M€ Number of Projects: 78 Number of Beneficiary Entities: 326 Social Industry Information, Culture & Leisure How Can Cities Open Innovation among their Local Firms I Thursday, 25 November 2010 I Page 3
  4. 4. How Can Cities Open Innovation in their L l Fi ?Local Firms? Is thisIs this enough? NO!g NO! So what can cities do?So what can cities do? How Can Cities Open Innovation among their Local Firms I Thursday, 25 November 2010 I Page 4
  5. 5. How Can we Do It? COLLABORATIVECOLLABORATIVE RESPONSE TO COMMON GOALS Creation of an Urban INNOVATION HUB How Can Cities Open Innovation among their Local Firms I Thursday, 25 November 2010 I Page 5
  6. 6. The Future A ti t b t kActions to be taken Park ofPark of Sustainability Main Actions Incorporate Wastes of Ceramic Industries in a new product development TRACY – Location System for Disabled and City of Aveiro, Elderly People Information System will support the Management System of Controlling, monitoring d A ti E d W t U y , University of Aveiro and 16 enterprises from and Action – Energy and Water Use Urban GYM / Personal Trainer PT Mobile Platform INOVARIA How Can Cities Open Innovation among their Local Firms I Thursday, 25 November 2010 I Page 6
  7. 7. The Future A ti t b t kActions to be taken Entrepreneurial AveiroEntrepreneurial Aveiro 1,2M€ investment in 2011-2012 on soft Issues Main Action Classroom of the Future. State-of-the-art Technology for Teaching. Pilot-Project to beTechnology for Teaching. Pilot Project to be implemented, tested and already being presented to the International Telecommunication Union (Agency of the United Nations) City of Aveiro, 5 Enterprises from INOVARIA and the University of Aveiro How Can Cities Open Innovation among their Local Firms I Thursday, 25 November 2010 I Page 7
  8. 8. The Future A ti t b t kActions to be taken CERE-MATCH Main Goals Improvement in sales; Reduction ofReduction of environmental accidents Reductions in energy and resourcesand resources expenditures Improvement in the number of EMASnumber of EMAS certified SMEs Main Action launch at least 2 public tenders targeted to procurement of innovative and sustainable solutions using ceramic material, within one of the fields addressed by the project How Can Cities Open Innovation among their Local Firms I Thursday, 25 November 2010 I Page 8
  9. 9. How Can Cities Open Innovation in their L l Fi ?Local Firms? TOOLSTOOLS . Private-Partner Partnerships . Public Procurement . Promotion of Innovative Companies and products . Fostering and promoting entrepreneurship How Can Cities Open Innovation among their Local Firms I Thursday, 25 November 2010 I Page 9
  10. 10. How Can Cities Open Innovation among their Local Firms I Thursday, 25 November 2010 I Page 10

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