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Med Lab Project

  1. 1. MEDLAB Panos Georgopoulos Region of Central Macedonia [email_address] MEDITERRANEAN LIVING LAB FOR TERRITORIAL INNOVATION
  2. 2. POLICY CONTEXT <ul><li>ERDF 2007-2013 Territorial Cooperation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MED Programme: competitiveness of Med space, territorial cohesion, sustainable development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Priority Axis I: Strengthening innovation capacities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage entrepreneurship, innovation, research and the knowledge economy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objective 1.1: dissemination of innovative technologies and know-how </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>organisations supporting businesses, cooperation between clusters, linking businesses and R&D… </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. LIVING LABS <ul><li>“ User-driven open innovation ecosystems based on business – citizens – government partnerships which enable users to take part an active part in the research, development and innovation process” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bringing users early into the creative process </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bridging the innovation gap between technology development and the uptake of new products and services </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Allowing for early assessment of the socio-economic implications of new technological solutions </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. LLs & POLICY <ul><li>Promote RTD in the regional context </li></ul><ul><li>Foster Open Innovation in regional ICT businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Increase inward RTD investment from big players </li></ul><ul><li>Apply ICT RTD to issues of regional interest </li></ul><ul><li>Promote diffusion of ICT co-design in target areas </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulate social innovation in user groups </li></ul>
  5. 5. OBJECTIVES <ul><li>Develop a trans-national Mediterranean Living Lab based on integration of LL approach into regional policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use ICT to elicit and support territorial innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a governance framework for co-design of innovative ICT services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Generate new models of development based on technological, social, organisational and institutional innovation </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. WORKPLAN
  9. 9. OUTCOMES <ul><li>R&D roadmap identifying the innovative ICT services defined through the LL approach </li></ul><ul><li>Living Lab policy agenda based on the concrete experiences of integrating R&D on top of local development initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Governance models applied through the pilot project Memoranda of Understanding and their integration into the Med-wide Living Lab </li></ul>
  10. 10. RESULTS <ul><li>On-line databases of regional innovation policies and existing / potential Living Labs </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot projects and partnerships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inno-SMEs networks, Rural development, Coastal zone management, Participatory strategic planning, and Tourism </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Thematic and regional Policy Briefings </li></ul><ul><li>Final conference and publications </li></ul>
  11. 11. CONTACT <ul><li>Lead Partner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Region of Central Macedonia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project Manager: Panagiotis Georgopoulos, [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>In Sicily </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Department of Planning, Sicilian Region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local Project Manager: Giovanni Salemi, [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Project website </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Thank you for your attention