Concluded

Connect EU-ICT

Title: Connect EU-ICT
Type: Coordination Network - Catalan
Project Manager: Prof. Esteve Almirall
Contact Person: Prof. Esteve Almirall
Start Date: January 1st, 2011
Conclusion: December 31st, 2012
  
Partners: Barcelona Digital Centre Tecnològic (Coordinator); ATOS ORIGIN; ESADE (Coordinator Open Innovation); Institut Municipal d’Informàtica de Barcelona; Telefónica I+D; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Coordinator Technology and Social Challenges); Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Coordinator e-Infrastructures)
  
Researchers: Prof. Esteve Almirall; Laura Castellucci
Summary: Connect EU-ICT is a Catalan coordination action that aims to promote the participation of Catalan research groups in European projects around future Internet, societal challenges and innovation. ESADE-IIK leads the workgroup on innovation.

Entrepreneurship through Serious Games

Title: eSG: Stimulating Entrepreneurship Through Serious Games
Type: European Commission – Lifelong Learning Programme
Coordinator: Università Degli Studi di Genova - Italy
Start Date: January 1st, 2011
Conclusion: September 30th, 2013 (30 months)
  
Partners: Università Degli Studi di Genova (Coordinator)-Italy; ESADE-Spain; Istituto delle Tecnologie Didattiche-CNR-Italy; TU Delft University of Technology-Netherlands.
  
Researchers
: Prof. Margarida Romero
  
Webpage
: http://www.esg-project.eu/
Summary: Stimulating innovative and entrepreneurial mindsets of students, in particular, but not exclusively, for the set-up of new companies, is a major concern of the EU educational policies in order to enhance the EU competiveness. The target of the eSG Lifelong Learning-Erasmus project is to develop, deploy and assess experimental pedagogical plans based on appealing and instructive SGs for stimulating entrepreneurship in university students (a short course is being implemented for all the 3 levels: Bachelor, Master, PhD), with an aim to reduce the gaps among education, research and innovation.

Open Cities

Title: Open Cities Open Innovation Mechanisms in Smart Cities
Type: European Project – CIP
Coordinator: Prof. Esteve Almirall
Project Manager: Laura Castellucci
Contact Person: Prof. Esteve Almirall
Start Date: November 1st, 2010
Conclusion: May 1st, 2013 (30 Months)
  
Partners: ESADE (Coordinator)-Spain; City of Amsterdam Economic Affairs-Netherlands; Berlin Government Senate-Germany; Cap Digital-France; Barcelona City Hall – Barcelona Activa-Spain; Fraunhofer Fokus-Germany; Atos Origin-Spain; Dutch-Netherlands; Intitut Telecom-France; Universitat Pompeu Fabra –Spain; DotOpen-Spain; Tempos21-Spain Fourm Virium-Finland; Waag Society-Netherlands; Bearstech-France
  
Researchers: Professors Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke, Jonathan Wareham, and Esteve Almirall; Tuba Bakici, Melissa Lee
  
Webpage: http://opencities.net/content/project
Summary: Open Cities is a three-year European project with a €5.9M budget and the participation of several European cities: Helsinki, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona. The aim is to explore open innovation methodologies in the public sector, particularly in smart cities, by experimenting with novel mechanisms in pan-European platforms around urban labs (living labs in cities), crowdsourcing, open data, fiber to the home and open sensor networks. ESADE-IIK is the organization coordinating Open Cities.

Laboranova

Title: Laboranova (Collaboration Environments for Strategic Innovation)
Type: European Community Funding within the sixth European framework
IST-5-035262-IP
Manager: Elena Bou
Start Date: June 2006
Conclusion: July 2009

Partners
: ESADE, Science|Business Innovation Board

Researchers
: Alfons Sauquet, Elena Bou, and Henry Lopez
Summary: The concept of Laboranova is to enable knowledge workers to share, improve and evaluate ideas systematically across teams, companies and networks, thereby increasing the innovative output of organisations far beyond performance levels today.The project will accomplish this through an ambitious Research and Technology Development programme, which will result in new information network technologies supporting the three most important pillars in strategic innovation. That is: Ideation Space, Connection Space, Evaluation Space.

SUCCESS

Title: SUCCESS (Searching Unprecedented Cooperations on Climate and Energy to ensure Sustainability)
Type: European Commission
Manager: Elena Bou
Start Date: December 2007
Conclusion: December 2009

Partners
: ESADE, Science|Business Innovation Board

Researchers
: Elena Bou, Alfons Sauquet, Francois Collet, Sabrina Moreira; Angel Saz-Carranza
Summary: Within the knowledge triangle of education, research and innovation the pilot project SUCCESS is intended to establish efficient and effective structure of collaboration in large distributed consortia in Europe featuring new governance schemes thereby maximising the efficient use of available resources and an increase in turning R&D results into commercial opportunities. The field of sustainable energy and climate change will be the underlying subject. Based on a benchmarking of past and ongoing collaborations, new and improved models of governance structures for integrated partnerships will be derived with the final goal of strengthening the links between education, research and innovation. Subsequently some of the critical components and models will be implemented and tested using up to three case studies. The partners involved are a comprehensive group of institutions in the knowledge triangle in the field of sustainable energy and climate change as well as establishments dealing with knowledge transfer, business administration governance structures and innovation management.  

Company Networks

Title: Company Networks as a Key Competitive Factor: The Impact of collectivity
Type: COPCA (Generalitat de Catalunya)
Manager: Elena Bou
Start Date: February 2008
Conclusion: September 2008

Partners
: ESADE, Science|Business Innovation Board

Researchers
: Alfons Sauquet, Elena Bou, Montse Ollé, Silviya Svejenova
Summary: This project studies how collaboration can help organizations to create value and how it can support innovation and learning. The study will be conducted in the wine-industry of the Priorat region and in a sample of pharmaceutical companies.

Fireball

Fireball
Title: Future Internet Research and Experimentation By Adopting Living Labs - Towards Smart Cities
Type: Coordination Action - European Project
Manager: Prof. Esteve Almirall
Contact Person: Prof. Esteve Almirall
Start Date: May 2010 
Conclusion: May 2012

Partners: Aalto-Korkeakoulusaatio; Associazione Esoce Net European Society Of Concurrent; Engineering Net; Manchester City Council; Stichting Amsterdamse Innovatie Motor; Fundación ESADE; Alfamicro-Sistemas de Computadores, Lda; Isa - Intelligent Sensing Anywhere S.A.; Lisboa E-Nova Agencia Municipal de Energia e Ambiente de Lisboa Associacao; Helsingin Kaupunki; Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique; Digital Media Innovations Finland Dimes Ry; Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology; Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis; Oulun Yliopisto; Association Images & Reseaux; Ajuntament de Barcelona

Researchers
: Professors Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke, Jonathan Wareham, and Esteve Almirall; Tuba Bakici, Melissa Lee
Summary: Fireball is a two-year European project with a budget of €1.5M and the participation of more than 15 partners around Europe. Fireball is a coordination action that aims to provide structure to three different research lines: Future Internet, Living Labs and Smart Cities, by involving the participants in common actions and fostering coordination among different projects and initiatives in these areas. ESADE-IIK is heavily involved in all three of these areas and is a partner in the project.

Open Innovation and IP Policy

Title: Open Innovation Practice & IP Policy: A Cross Sector Analysis
Manager: Prof. Wim  Vanhaverbeke
Contact Person: Prof. Wim  Vanhaverbeke; Jonathan Wareham
Start Date: October 1st, 2010
Conclusion: July 31st, 2011 

Partners
: ESADE, Science|Business Innovation Board

Researchers
: Prof. Henry Chesbrough; Prof. Jonathan Wareham; Henry Lopez-Vega; Tuba Bakici
Summary: This project has three interrelated streams with the following goals: A) To identify best practice in open innovation in the high-tech, energy, chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. B) To assess how an open innovation paradigm should influence the design of a future European-wide intellectual property rights regime. C) To extend points A and B to form the structure of future research funding programs such as FP8. The project is jointly funded by Science|Business and ESADE. In addition to the final results of the analysis, an Open Innovation Charter will be drafted and presented to the Directorate General for Research, Innovation and Science of the European Commission in June 2011.

Commons for Europe

Title: Commons for Europe
Type: European Commission – CIP
Coordinator: Prof. Esteve Almirall
Project Manager: Laura Castellucci
Contact Person: Prof. Esteve Almirall
Start Date: November 1st, 2011
Expected Conclusion: October 31st, 2014 (36 Months)
  
Partners
: ESADE (Coordinator)-Spain; Radio- ja televisiotekniikan tutkimus RTT OY-Finland; Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V-Germany;  Manchester City Council-UK; Gemeente Amsterdam-Netherlands; Waag Society-Netherlands; Provincia di Roma-Italy; Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Applicazione di Supercalcolo per Universita e Ricerca-Italy; LYNX srl-Italy; Institut Municipal d'Informatica de Barcelona-Spain; Universitat Pompeu Fabra-Spain; GUFI.NET-Spain; NESTA-UK; Dotopen-Spain
  
Researchers
: Professors Esteve Almirall, Henry Chesbrough, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Jonathan Wareham; Melissa Lee 
  
Webpage: http://commonsforeurope.net/
Summary: Cities face a scenario characterized by shrinking budgets, increasing demands of services from their citizens and the need to reinvent themselves in their quest to become Smart Cities. Simultaneously, the Internet brought new opportunities to orchestrate collaboration, fostering the creation of a large base of commons in code, user generated contents and even telecom infrastructures with the emergence of Bottom-up-Broadband networks. Cities have many times lacked the resources and mechanisms to take full advantage of this wealth. However, organizations like Code for America are showing how they can effectively and successfully intermediate between citizens and cities and help in closing this gap. Commons4EU aims to build on the shoulders of this experience with an initial core team of 7 cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Helsinki, Manchester, Rome and UK-NESTA (UK cities involved in the project through NESTA) working together in 2 main areas: 1) Code Commons. Developing collaborative web projects following the methodology of Code for America based on principles rather than on sectors 2) Bottom-up-Broadband Commons. Exploring with users in real-life environments, three new technologies: Super Wifi, Sensor integration into wifi networks and fiber deployment as commons

Gala

Title: Game and Learning Alliance
Type: European Project - Network of Excellence
Manager: Prof. Esteve Almirall
Contact Person:Prof. Esteve Almirall
Start Date: October 1st, 2010
Expected Conclusion: September 30th, 2014

Partners
: 31 partners from several countries

Researchers
: Prof. Esteve Almirall; Margarida Romero
  
Webpage
: http://www.galanoe.eu/
Summary: Gala is a network of excellence on serious games that for five years will aim to connect the most outstanding groups and researchers in the field in Europe. Gala will promote cross-fertilizing activities such as workshops, consortium meetings, events and publications. ESADE-IIK is a partner in the project, specially involved in the use of serious games in business education.

City Service Development Kit

Title: City SDK: Smart City Service Development Kit and its Application Pilots
Type: European Commission – CIP
Coordinator: Radio- ja televisiotekniikan tutkimus RTT OY - Finland
Start Date: January 1st, 2012
Expected Conclusion: June 30th, 2014 (30 months)
  
Partners: Radio- ja televisiotekniikan (Coordinator)-Finland; ESADE-Spain; HELSINGIN KAUPUNKI-Finland; GEMEENTE AMSTERDAM-Netherlands; Provincia di Roma-Italy; Municipality of Lamia-Greece; Waag Society-Netherlands; SANOMA NEWS OY-Finland; Stichting Katholieke Universiteit Van Tilburg-Netherlands; Kon. Mantes-Dim.Tsamis O.E.-Finland; Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality-Turkey; Manchester City Coucil-UK; FUTUREEVERYTHING CIC-UK; Consorzio Interuniversitario per le Applicazione di Supercalcolo per Universita e Ricerca-Italy;LYNX SRL-Italy; Alfamicro-Sistemas de Computadores, LDA-Portugal; Camara Municipal de Lisboa-Portugal; Instituto Superior Tecnico-Portugal; ISA - Intelligent Sensing Anywhere S.A-Portugal; Institut Municipal D’Informatica de Barcelona-Spain; Teknoloji Arastirma Gelistirme Endustriyel Urunler Bilisim Teknolojileri San Tic AS-Turkey; European Network of Living Labs-Belgium; Stichtung Hogeschool Van Amsterdam-Netherlands
  
Researchers: Prof. Esteve Almirall.
  
Webpage: http://www.citysdk.eu/
Summary: CitySDK is creating a toolkit for the development of digital services within cities. The toolkit comprises of open and interoperable digital service interfaces as well as processes, guidelines and usability standards. CitySDK enables a more efficient utlisation of the expertise and know-how of developer communities to be applied in city service development. The project is working in the areas of participation, mobility and tourism and has 8 cities across Europe as partners: Helsinki, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Manchester, Lamia, Istanbul, Lisbon and Rome.

Apps 4 Europe

Title: Apps4EU: Apps for Europe: Turning Data into Business
Type: European Commission – CIP
Coordinator: Waag Society - Netherlands
Start Date: January 1st, 2013
Expected Conclusion: December 31st, 2014 (24 months)
       
Partners: Waag Society (Coordinator)- Netherlands Stichting Nederland Kennisland-Netherlands; ESADE-Netherlands; VLAAMSE ICT ORGANISATIE-Belgium; Consorzio TOP-IX – Torino e Piedmonte Exchange Point-Italy; Ceske Centrum Pro Vedu a Spolecnost-Czech Republic; Open Knowledge Foundation Limited-UK; FUTUREEVERYTHING CIC-UK; NESTA-UK; PT COMUNICACOES SA-Portugal; IMINDS VZW-Belgium; ROOTER ANALYSIS SL-Spain; Open Knowledge Deutschland-Germany; Open Knowledge Foundation Belgium-Belgium; Stichting State Foundation-Netherlands; Stichting Europeana-Netherlands; EURECOM-France
  
Researchers: Prof. Esteve Almirall; Melissa Lee
  
Webpage: http://www.appsforeurope.eu/ 
Summary: Apps for Europe - turning Data into Business will create a thematic network to organise competitions for using open data, stimulate the winners to start business ventures, and maximise the socio-economic impact and overall benefits of open data. It will contribute to the open data policy of the Commission and stimulate the reuse of public sector information from governmental, scientific and cultural sources. It brings together 19 partners from ten countries that have a background in hosting and facilitating open data competitions, providing data and supporting business ventures. It will build on and align 20 existing local and national open data competitions held over the next two years by the partners and stimulate the participants to turn their inventions into viable businesses.

COLLAGE

Title: COLLAGE: Creativity in Learning through Social Computing and Game Mechanics in the Enterprise.
Type: European Commission - FP7
Coordinator: Prof. Esteve Almirall
Contact Person: Prof. Esteve Almirall
Start Date: October 1st, 2012
Expected Conclusion: September 30th, 2015 (36 months)
  
Partners: ESADE (Coordinator)-Spain; The City University-UK; Institut Europeen d’Administration des Affaires-France; Institute of Communication and Computer Systems-Greece; PlayGen Ltd-UK; Exact Learning Solutions spa-Italy; Fiat Servizi per l’Industria scpa-Italy; Centre Europeen d’Education Permanente-France; Waag Society-Netherlands.
  
Researchers: Prof. Esteve Almirall
  
Webpage: http://projectcollage.eu/
Summary: Much social creativity involves human collaboration through and about artefacts that embody collective knowledge resulting from the collaboration. It can be a catalyst to enable European SMEs and large organizations to adopt and sustain new approaches to learning by fostering non-linear and non-standard thinking and allowing promising ideas to be transformed into new processes, products, services or business models. To this end COLLAGE will exploit new synergies between the social Web phenomenon, emerging Web analytics, collaboration and gaming technologies to energize and enable social creativity in learning. It will design, develop and validate an innovative cloud-enabled Social Creativity Service-Set that will support the interlinking of learning processes and systems with (i) social computational services for inspiring learners, (ii) social affinity spaces for leveraging expression and exploration, and (iii) social game mechanics for supporting social evaluation and appreciation of creative behaviour.

SUNSHINE

Title: SUNSHINE: Smart Urban Services for Higher Energy Efficiency      
Type: European Commission – CIP
Coordinator: Fondazione Graphitech-Italy
Start Date: February 1st, 2013
Expected Conclusion: January 31st , 2016 (36 months)
  
Partners: Fondazione Graphitech (Coordinator)-Italy; GiStandards Ltd-UK; SinerGIS SRL-Italy; Cadzow Communications Consulting Ltd-UK; Grafica Light-Italy; Informatica Trentina SpA-Italy; Epsilon Internasional Anonymi Etaireia Meleton Kai Symvoulon-Greece; CARTONET SAS-France; ESADE-Spain; CEIT Alanova Gemeinnutzige GMBH-Austria; Municipality of Beylikdüzü-Istanbul-Turkey; Trentino Network-Italy; HEP ESCO d.o.o. –Croatia; Meteogrid-Spain; Urbasofia-Romania; Municipality of Baia Sprie-Romania; Urbanistièni inštitut Republike Slovenije-Slovenia; S.C. Fida Solutions S.R.L.-Romania; GeoSYS Ltd-Malta.
Researchers: Prof. Esteve Almirall
Webpage: http://www.sunshineproject.eu/
Summary: SUNSHINE delivers an open toolkit supporting interoperable standards, for the following smart services: 1) energy assessment of buildings (“ecomaps”) and their energy pre-certification; 2) Heating/cooling forecast and alerts, based on optimised model of buildings and local forecasts; 3) Optimisation of power consumption through interoperable open middleware for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) based on open standards.

ECIM

ECIM: European Cloud Marketplace for Innovative Mobility
Type: European Commission – FP7
Coordinator: iMinds – Beligium
Start Date: January 1st, 2014
Expected Conclusion: June 30th, 2016 (30 months)
  
Partners: iMinds (coordinator) – Belgium; IS-practice – Belgium; 21C Consultancy – UK; Mobile-For – Belgium; Intrasoft International – Luxembourg; Relational – Greece; EJ Consultants – UK; BePark – Belgium; CIRB – Belgium; ISSY – France; PayByPhone - France; CenGroup – UK; ESADE – Spain; ENOLL – Belgium.
  
Researchers: Prof. Esteve Almirall, Sr. Francisco Javier Iglesias.
  
Webpage: http://www.ecim-cities.eu/
Summary: ECIM’s vision is to use the cloud to dramatically modernize and improve transportation services across Europe. Under the ECIM vision, European cities will lead the world in offering state of the art transportation services that make it easier for people and goods to move between destinations as quickly, cheaply and greenly as possible. To achieve its vision, ECIM will build on the success of the EPIC platform approach, using the Living Labs methodology to combine user-driven Open Innovation, a network of connected Smart Cities and web-based services as follows: The Pilot sites – Brussels, Barcelona and Issy (Paris) – will work at engaging citizens and SMEs in the Open Innovation process in order to support and stimulate the creation of new types of applications and services, designed accordingly to local needs and requirements. The cities will migrate their public services onto the ECIM Cloud platform and into a catalogue of Open Public Services to achieve adaptability, pan-European interoperability and knowledge sharing. Findings from the Pilot trials and Proof of Concept (Birmingham) will be used to create a self-sustainable platform build around self-nurturing and self-growth of an interactive community of users through a ‘virtuous cycle’ of community contributions.