Transnational Living Lab partnership network database - E-register
The MedLab Project
Mediterranean Living Lab for Territorial Innovation
The Living Lab (LL) model for in situ co-design of innovative Information and Communication Technology (ICT) services is proving increasingly successful in promoting the knowledge economy by speeding up the pace and quality of research and technology development.
The objective of the Medlab project is to implement the Living Lab approach from the demand side of regional policy. It builds a governance structure that brings economies of R&D scope, social innovation and policy coherence to all levels, from the local community to the trans-national scale. Its multi-player, multi-level Mediterranean-wide Living Lab will bring benefits not only to the MED space’s ICT-based innovation economy, but also to each application domain that the Living Labs address.
The Medlab Projects builds up transnational partnerships to validate the approach in five Min fields: inno-SME networks, rural development, coastal zone management, participatory strategic planning and sustainable tourism. The pilots set up test environments to articulate “innovation demand”, involve local citizens and businesses in co-design processes, and identify R&D priorities and investment potentials.
MEDLAB Transnational Partnership E-Register
The trans-national partnerships are set up for each of the five MedLab pilot projects. Including collaboration agreements amongst local and regional authorities, ICT industry, university R&D centres, development agencies, local SMEs, etc. based on mutual self-interest and collective financial participation. The project partners are involved as coordinators or partners within one or more pilot agreements, either directly as an institution or through the involvement of other regional actors in required sectors. The present E- register brings together all participating actors, their role and function as well as the contacts details to facilitate the Medlab partners’ network extension and the development of the Mediterranean-wide Living Lab.
For more information about the MEDLAB PROJECT please visit http://www.medlivinglab.eu/.