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Demand and User-driven Open Innovation and Experimentation Driving the Renewed Lisbon Strategy: European Network of Living Labs Promotes European Innovation Strategy and Policy  

Presidency Roadmap for European Network of Living Labs

Accompanied event on the Living Labs during the Slovenia European Council Presidency
Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Location:
Husa President Park, Blvd du Roi Albert II, 44, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
The nearest public transport points are
the railway station "Brussels North" (7 minutes) and metro Place Rogier (15 minutes)

Co-organized by:

Registration is required at:


Program

9:00 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:30
Opening Words
Žiga Turk, Minister
Government of the Republic of Slovenia, Office for Growth
Antti Ilmari Peltomäki, Deputy Director-General for DG: Information Society and Media, European Commission

10:30 – 11:45
Renewed Lisbon Strategy and European Innovation Policy: the Role of Open and Usercentric Innovation
Chair:
Antti Ilmari Peltomäki, Deputy Director-General for Information Society and Media, European Commission
Panellists:
Carlos Zorrinho, National Coordinator of the Lisbon Strategy and the Technological Plan, Portugal & Professor, Department of Business Administration, University of Évora
Miloš Kuret, Undersecretary
Information Society Directorate, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Republic of Slovenia
Jean-Baptiste Roger,
Conseil Régional Ile de France, France
Seija Kulkki, Director
Center for Knowledge and Innovation Research (CKIR), Helsinki School of Economics, Finland & Partner, Finnish ICT SHOK - Strategic Competence Center

11:45 - 12:00
Announcement of the Call for Expressions of Interest in the 3rd Wave of the European Network of Living Labs
Roberto Santoro, Leader
CoLLabs Thematic Project funded by CIP, European Programme for Competitiveness and Innovation & President, European Society of Concurrent Enterprising Network - ESoCE Net Association & Chair of AMI Communities & Chair of Governance Task Force & Living Labs Portfolio Leadership Group

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00
How does the European Network of Living Labs promote human and demand and user driven research, development and innovation in the cross-border eRegions of the EU?
Co-chairs:
Marko Starman, State Secretary
Government Office for Local Self-Government and Regional Policy, Republic of Slovenia
Álvaro Duarte de Oliveira, Managing Director,
Alfamicro Lda, Research, Engineering and Consultancy, Portugal & Vice Chairman, Living Labs Portfolio Leadership Group, European Network of Living Labs – ENoLL
Panellists:
Colin Wolfe, Head of Unit
European Commission, Regional Policy Directorate-General, European Territorial Cooperation/INTERREG
Veli-Pekka Niitamo, Director of Research
Business Infrastructures, Nokia, Finland & Chairman, Living Labs Portfolio Leadership Group, European Network of LivingLabs – ENoLL
Mikael Börjeson, CEO, Centre for distance-spanning technology, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden & Vice Chairman, Living Labs Portfolio Leadership Group, European Network of LivingLabs – ENoLL
Iordana Eleftheriadou, eBSN Coordinator
European Commission, Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General, The European e-Business Support Network for SMEs – eBSN
Olivier Rerolle, Research Coordinator
Center for Technology and Innovation Management - CeTIM, University BW München, Germany

15:00- 15:30 Coffee Brake

15:30 -16:30
How should we further promote the demand and user-driven open innovation strategy and policy in Europe?
The concluding conversation chaired by
Jean-Pierre Euzen, Head of Sector for Living Labs
European Commission, Information Society and Media Directorate- General, New Infrastructure Paradigms & Experimental Facilities
Jože Gričar, Professor & eCenter Director
Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor, Slovenia & Member, Coordinating Committee, Innovation for Life Quality - Slovenia Living Lab
Patrick Schouller, Head of Unit
Ministry of Economy, Finance and Employment, France & ICT Programme of European Union, France Delegation Member
 

Pre-conference Living Labs Workshop
Monday, April 7, 2008
Co-organized by:
European Network of Living Labs - ENoLL
Free University Brussels (VUB)


An interactive workshop with all ENOLL members, focusing on the definition of the network services for the members benefit and on the governance of the network for its transition to self sustainability. Afternoon parallel streams will be on: 1) Network services, governance, sustainability, 2) Setting up wide-scale Living labs thematic pilots, 3) ICT research and development results and future needs. This event is organised by The European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL), The European Society of Concurrent Enterprising Network (ESoCE NET), The Free University Brussels (VUB).

Programme:
http://ami-communities.eu/pub/bscw.cgi/d350811/2008-04-07%20-%20ENoLL%20Workshop%20-%20Programme.pdf


The 3rd wave enlargement of the European Network of Living Labs - ENoLL in 2008:


EU 2008 In the first half of 2008, Slovenia is the first new EU Member State to hold the Presidency of the EU Council, http://Evropa.gov.si/en.

In the second half of 2008, France will hold the Presidency of the EU Council. In 2009, Czech Republic and Sweden will hold the Presidency of the EU Council.