E-zavod

E-Institute (EZVD) - Slovenia

www.ezavod.si

The scope of E-Institute activities is focused on supporting the sustainable development with implementation of R&D and innovation projects from the fields of ecology, energetic, economy, e-business and with help of European funds utilization. E-Institute also acts as a Living Lab (within ENoLL network), mainly focused on the Energy efficiency and user driven innovation development. E-Institute LL has a long-term strategic direction to promote a sustainable energy efficiency and renewable energy development through innovative ICT services enabling new forms off collaboration. E-Institute is working as a mechanism for socio-technical changes in the area of energy efficiency and waste management and also for redefining and reconstructing energy efficiency activities.

Corvinno

Corvinno Technology Transfer Centre  (CTTC) - Hungary

www.corvinno.hu

Corvinno Technology Transfer Center Non-profit Ltd is a spin off company of the Corvinus University of Budapest. It was born when a group of erudite people decided to create an organization that completely focuses on the exploitation of the gathered knowledge and experience. These people have demonstrated their aptitude and efficiency in leading organizations from the public and the private sector. The common feature of Corvinno team possesses a unique combination of innovation, management and technical expertise and above all sharing the same professional and ethical values. In accordance with the innovation life cycle, Corvinno is proud of leading prestigious research projects in the field of ICT, disseminating its results through conferences, publications and trainings, and offering consultancy and solutions to its clients.

CyberForum

CyberForum (CF) - Germany

www.cyberforum.de

CyberForum  is one of the biggest and fastest growing  IT-networks  in Germany and part of the biggest Software-Cluster  in Europe. As a non-profit association founded in 1997 it is a support organization for start-ups and young entrepreneurs in the Region of Karlsruhe. Its rich set of key stakeholders largely exceeds 900 members, including State/Regional public authorities, SMEs and large enterprises. The region of Karlsruhe is one of the most prominent European ICT clusters according to the European Cluster Observatory. Leading edge projects have contributed to the local development of technologies that will shape the future of Internet and mobile services. Addressing successfully these emerging trends is enabling the cluster to gain and maintain global visibility.

CCSS

Czech Centre for Science and Society (CCSS) - Czech republic

www.ccss.cz



Czech Center for Science and Society (CCSS) is an association of high-tech SMEs, the public administration and research organizations. It is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental organisation. CCSS  is a type of virtual centre of excellence with the focus on the  implementation of new communication and navigation technologies which have potential for sustainable development. It is focused on international activities in the field of international research projects and utilization of modern technologies. CCSS supports co-operation networks (include Living Labs) of the small and medium business within the framework of regional economies. CCSS is active in the field of agriculture, industry, education and services. The priority of activities of CCSS is environment protection and crisis management. CCSS participates in the organization of many international conferences such as GI2011-X-border-SDI/GDI-Symposium or European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment / World Congress on Computers in Agriculture.

Kielce Technology Park

Kielce Technology Park (KTP) - Poland

www.technopark.kielce.pl

Kielce Technology Park (KTP) is a multifunctional area of economic activity for people involved in the future innovation and new technologies. KTP represents the most advanced and comprehensive institutional activation form of the regional development aimed at knowledge-based economy structures. KTP helps the newly created and innovative companies achieve maturity and ability to function independently in the market. The infrastructure of Kielce Technology Park includes two zones: Technology Incubator - dedicated for start-ups and Technology Centre including production halls, office-laboratory-production buildings and completely developed investment land sites.
KTP is the key actor in building the Regional Innovation Strategy and the initiator of the agreement creating the LabDesign Cluster in the region.

 

Informatica Trentina

Informatica Trentina SpA (INTN) - Italy

www.infotn.it


The Taslab initiative is coordinated by Informatica Trentina, which is full owned by the Autonomous Province of Trento. Informatica Trentina represents and coordinates the Trentino research centers in ICT, various user organizations, and many local enterprises. All the above organizations have signed endorsement letters in favour of Informatica Trentina. Many more are expected to join this initiative along with its progressive growth and consolidation. The  full  regional coverage of TasLab  is complemented by  the active  role  that  the  local administration and  Informatica Trentina have  in  the national innovation projects, and by the large number of European projects (many of which focusing on the involvement of the end user) of the research centers. Finally, the TasLab initiative has established contacts with many existing living labs (Slovenia, Ireland, ESA in Frascati, and also Prof. Inchingolo's LL in Trieste) and Trentino has also become a member of the Central Europe LL initiative.

Piedmont Region

Piedmont Region (PDMT) - Italy

www.regione.piemonte.it

Regione Piemonte is a local authority; the Directorate Innovation, Research and University is one of its 17 Units. The region, located in North-Western Italy, has more than 4 million inhabitants and its GDP reached  124 million in 2009. It hosts research, education facilities and competency centres of international standing: 4 universities, more than 220 public and private research centres, 380 laboratories, 6 technology and science parks, 12 centres for innovation and incubators.  The territory has a strong financial and manufacturing structure and produces 8.1% of Italy's national wealth. Home to 468.000 companies (7,7% of the national quota) and internationally famous for being the cradle of the Italian car industry - Torino being the home town of Fiat – the region also hosts top-class enterprises active in: robotics, ICT, life sciences, energy and environment, aerospace, industrial design, logistics, pharmaceutics, healthcare and agrofood.

Technical University of Kosice

Technical University of Kosice (TUKE) - Slovakia

www.tuke.sk

University has nine faculties, around 16 000 full-time undergraduate students. Almost 900 teachers work here, and the same number of research and administrative staff. Technical University of Kosice is the driver of ICT innovation and development in the Slovakia region. The main faculties related to the business, innovation and networked economy are the Faculty of Economics, Engineering and Informatics and BERG. Their research projects (5,6,7RP) focus on business networking, socio-economic analysis of ICT impact, e-business, trust building in the business networks, knowledge management, web technologies, logistics, eGovernment, regional development, etc. University staff has extensive experience in participation and management of international projects in this fields. Among the EU R&D projects we recall WEBOCRACY (Web supports to eDemocracy), PRISMA (Innovative models and assessments for eBusiness), BEEP (Best eEurope Practices), KNOWWEB (Web support of company knowledge management).

University of Maribor

University of Maribor (UNMB) - Slovenia

www.fov.uni-mb.si

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The University of Maribor represents one of the main institutions that provide outstanding conditions for regional development in Slovenia and is also very active in various kinds of international cooperation e.g. the Association of European Universities and ALADIN – the "ALpe ADria INitiative". The Faculty of Organizational Sciences has a more than 50 year old tradition in education and today provides Bologna programs of Information Systems, Human Resource and Educational Systems, Business and Work Systems. Research at the Faculty is organised in many laboratories and in the eCenter. The eCenter is involved in research projects, prototyping, consulting, education and training at national and international level. Its activities have been organized and are run following the LivingLab methodology, with a strong involvement of business and government organizations, users, IT providers and universities. The resulting eLivingLab is the Slovenian founding member of ENOLL.

University of Vorarlberg

University of Vorarlberg (FHV) - Austria

www.fhv.at

The University of Applied Science Vorarlberg has a proven track record in creating solutions with over 100 companies and organisations worldwide and in acquiring extensive funding and grants. The FHV cooperates with Industry in pre-competitive and competitive research in order to come up with innovative solutions in the area of applied research. As a university of applied sciences the University of Applied Science Vorarlberg is focused on working together with business and industry, namely learning from each other to what is possible in the research laboratory and in the real-work context. In its joint ventures with business and industry, the University has channelled its resources into three strategic areas: Micro technology; User-centred technologies; Product and process engineering. The University has gladly provided solutions for SMEs as well as for world-class companies.