|IBBT, the Interdisciplinary institute for BroadBand Technology, is a Flemish research institute aimed at ICT innovation. The interdisciplinary teams have carried out over 100 research projects in close collaboration with over 300 partner organizations since the foundation in 2004. These projects strive for the joint development of innovative applications in various domains such as health care, mobility & logistics, culture & media and green ICT.|
|MFG Baden-Württemberg GmbH is a public innovation agency for ICT and Media located in the Southwest of Germany. As now one of Europe’s leading institutions for innovation management and technology transfer MFG offers a longstanding expertise in designing and managing international projects, both as project partner and as project lead.
The service portfolio encompasses a wide range of activities, including administrative tasks and network coordination, event management and training as well as dissemination and consulting activities. By networking the creative and the technology sectors, MFG strengthens Baden-Württemberg as a business location, supports cooperation in Europe and enhances collaboration in global value chains.
MFG manages over 30 projects, including 10 international programmes, supports 21 cluster initiatives and networks and operates 38 knowledge platforms with over 2 million visits. The Heidelberg Innovation forum, EU projects as FITT, B Creative and CReATE as well as international networks like the European Interest Group on Creativity and Innovation are just some examples of the activities in which MFG is actively involved.
|The LIEU (LIaison Entreprises-Universités) network was created in 2003 and gathers together the Technology Transfer Offices of the following universities: Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix de Namur (FUNDP); Facultés Universitaires Catholiques de Mons (FUCaM); Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech-ULg (GxABT); Université catholique de Louvain (UCL); Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB); Université de Liège (ULg); Université de Mons (UMons); Adisif (Association of French speaking Higher Education Industrial Institutes).
The LIEU network brings together the skills of over a 1000 research units and more than 7500 research associates in fields as varied as materials, life sciences, energy, environment, agri-food industry, ICTs and human sciences. The principle actions carried out by the Technology Transfer Offices are: technological information, patenatability assessment, technology-pricing , license negotiation and technology transfer, spin-off creation and cross-fertilisation between laboratories and business companies.
LIEU is an operator within the Walloon network of technological intermediation, co-ordinated by AST (Agence de Stimulation Technologique).
More information: www.reseaulieu.be
|The Institute of Innovation for Human Wellbeing has been created to improve quality of life and wellbeing through the innovative use of information and communication technologies. It fosters the development of new models and methods that make it possible for everyone to contribute to the innovation process.
Our motto is “Innovate daily life, Innovate life daily”. The daily challenges that life presents are our main source of inspiration to develop sustainable solutions aimed at improving quality of life. We aim to achieve this through two key approaches:
1) People-led Innovation (PLI): putting human needs at the centre of the innovation process.
2) Social Spaces for Innovation (SSI): an evolution of the “living lab” concept where people lead the innovation process.
More information: http://www.i2bc.es/
|Digiteo is the first research cluster in France dedicated to science and technology of information and communication. It is a joint venture between 10 institutions located on the Saclay campus: University of Paris-Sud, Ecole Polytechnique, Supélec, CEA, CNRS, INRIA as founding members and Ecole Centrale de Paris, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Cachan, Institut telecom and University of Versailles Saint-Quentin as associate members.
Distributed among the founder and associated institutions, Digiteo numbers 21 research entities and 2200 scientists.Among the major issues involved in ICST research, Digiteo focuses on the design and development of software-based systems, from system-on-chip to high performance computing and large-scale software infrastructure, via embedded systems and robots. A strong focus is put on technology transfer and the development of synergies between the member institutions (collaborative projects, share of tools and best practices).
Digiteo is supported by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and local authorities.
More information: www.digiteo.fr
|New Factory (Finland) is an enabler that offers potential entrepreneurs, companies, universities, the public sector and citizens cost-efficient tools and agile channels for creating innovations. With the help of New Factory machinery – tried and tested innovation apparatuses – the students, R&D professionals and other citizens can unite their know-how with that of others and take their idea quickly into production.
More information: www.uusitehdas.fi/en