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  • UPSIDE – E-Institute, Institute for Comprehensive Development Solutions (E-ZAVOD)
    based in Ptuj Slovenia The scope of E Zavod activities is focused on supporting the sustainable development with implementation of innovative R D projects from the fields of innovation economy ecology energy ICT rural development and social equity E Zavod contributes to successful implementation of national strategies therefore the efforts are oriented to European integration and realization of quality projects supported with funds or policies from European Union E Zavod also performs different supporting activities for the Operational plans and Strategies of Slovenian ministries linked to the implementation of EU programmes E Zavod also acts as a local business incubator for the Slovenia s lower Podravje statistical region called Mozaik podjetništva eng Mosaic of Business Business incubator is offering help to new prospective firms with different supportive activities The goal of this foundation is to achieve rise of undertaking culture in our region contribution to greater success of individual business initiatives and development of a friendly region The incubator works as private non profit organisation and is not dependent on the public finances As private incubator all funds for its management have to be collected through financial successfulness of involved companies E Zavod acts also as E Zavod Living Lab is a member of ENoLL European Network of Living Labs and member of SNoLL Slovenian Network of Living Labs with prime focus on the Innovation sphere Contribution to the project E Zavod will be one of Slovenian partners actively participating within all project activities and lead WP7 mentoring according to its strong involvement in the regional cluster development and its planned role in the mentoring within the Central European area E Zavod will be the main initiator and coordinator of setting up of a regional research driven cluster in statistical region Podravje North East part of Slovenia with centre in

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  • UPSIDE – Municipality of Maribor (MOM)
    Slovenia and it is the leading gravity centre of Podravje region and Eastern cohesion region of Slovenia The development of Maribor was is and will be determined by its geographical position on the juncture of roads connecting Central Europe with Southern Europe and Western Europe with the Pannonian plain Due to its distance of just 18 km from the Austrian border Maribor represents the gateway into the country as well as to the Balkans Since the municipal reform in Slovenia in 1995 Maribor is developing itself from once a post 2nd world war industrial city into a dynamic touristic cultural and economic centre of the north eastern Slovenia City Municipality of Maribor is responsible for local matters of public interest and according to its temporary strategic directives According to the latest demanding trends and priorities of Slovenia and EU the City of Maribor is acting on the following topics development of advanced internet technologies and information communication technologies kind administrative procedures and effective e administration tourism and culture the sphere of invalids blind and visually hampered persons sustainable mobility Looking ahead to the trends of the cohesion policy after 2013 Maribor sees its role as a centre of Eastern cohesion region according to the newly arising policy directions mainly Eastern cohesion region of Slovenia will be eligible to receive the funding from EU Contribution to the project Municipality of Maribor will be the second Slovenian partner which will actively participate within all project activities Special focus will be concentrated on a direct supporting and operative tasking from the point of City of Maribor authority mechanisms and powers to the Slovenian coordinator E Zavod with the preparation set up and development of a regional research driven cluster in the wider Maribor area Interested in latest UPSIDE activities Sign up for our

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  • UPSIDE – CityRegion Eindhoven (SRE)
    of the Dutch Randstad conurbation the Ruhr conurbation of Central Germany Brussels and Antwerp The region covers an area of 1370 km² representing 3 3 of the total area of the Netherlands The economic structure is characterized by the presence of a high quality industrial base and a service sector which is continuously undergoing steady growth Of the total amount spent annually on research and development in the Netherlands some 50 goes to the Eindhoven Region Among the numerous innovative and renowned knowledge and research institutes are Philips DAF ASML VDL FEI Company TomTom Eindhoven University of Technology TNO Industrie en Techniek Design Academy Eindhoven PDE Automotive High Tech Campus Eindhoven High Tech Automotive Campus and Holst Centre The SRE is an inter municipal co operative union in which municipalities co operate in order to promote common interests in other words government by the municipalities for the municipalities The working area covers 21 municipalities with a total population of almost 725 000 and 32 000 businesses The SRE looks after the common interests of the municipalities in the region For example in the field of spatial planning traffic and transport housing the environment recreation and tourism education health culture and socio economic affairs The SRE tasks are mainly strategy planning facilitating stimulating and monitoring The implementation is the task the municipalities However there are large scale regional projects under the control of the SRE as mobility policy environmental policy health care policy and economic policy In 2011 2012 they were prize winners as the smartest region of the world Contribution to the project The expertise of the region is in introducing and monitoring new forms of ICT solutions in Healthcare SRE will take over the leadership for WP5 Interested in latest UPSIDE activities Sign up for our newsletter Name Email

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  • UPSIDE – Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TUE)
    for society solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy Health and Smart Mobility science for industry the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry and science for science progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education It contributes to the development of technological innovations and as a result to growth prosperity and welfare in the immediate region technology innovation hotspot Eindhoven and beyond TUE is partner of two different EIT KICs European Institute of Innovation Technology Knowledge Innovation Community EIT KIC ICT ICTLabs and EIT KIC InnoEnergy both having a prominent node in Eindhoven In this project TUE will be represented by LaQuSo its Laboratory for Quality Software which provides access to a wide range of research groups and their social and technical infrastructure in particular on various aspects of model driven software engineering secure and embedded networked systems data and processing mining algorithms and visualization and adaptive learning systems Since 2007 LaQuSo is one of the research laboratories of the Netherlands Institute for Research on ICT NIRICT and since 2011 it is also a value centre for the Eindhoven Institute for Research on ICT EIRICT LaQuSo is also active in the EIT KIC ICT and an active member of the Netherlands Standardization Institute s NEN381007 committee on software and systems engineering related to ISO IEC JTC1 SC7 Contribution to the project TUE will provide access to a rather extensive spectrum of research groups as well as to the results of a large number of national and international projects in various application domains in particular on e health energy smart mobility and high tech systems LaQuSo will also provide its experience in bringing the results of new strategic research exploration to new

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  • UPSIDE – Living Labs Global (LLG)
    City Government E ZAVOD Municipality of Maribor CityRegion Eindhoven TU Eindhoven Living Labs Global Event Calendar News Archive Newsletter Contact Privacy Living Labs Global LLG Home Partners Living Labs Global LLG Living Labs Global LLG Christian Living Labs Global is a non profit research organisation located in Copenhagen Denmark Living Labs Global focuses on building a global marketplace for societal innovations and technologies and works together with a large number of public institutions and private organisations in Europe and abroad The organisation does research for the European Commission cities municipalities regions and public institutions in Europe North and South America Asia and Africa Additionally it collaborates with organisations such as UN World Bank the European Commission and the Climate Group Contribution to the project Living Labs Global contributes to UPSIDE in the areas of internationalisation and developing on an online community or AppStore for cities Interested in latest UPSIDE activities Sign up for our newsletter Name Email Calendar March 2016 Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Calendar by

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  • UPSIDE – Event Calendar
    collaboration activities hosted by the EUREKA Associated Countries will be presented including an Innovation event showcasing Smart cities initiatives and on going activities within the thematic EUREKA Clusters The event is a perfect opportunity to network and to meet future project partners via the several organized events Get inspired gain new ideas make many new contacts with potential business partners during the EUREKA innovation week Kista partners Bevel and Kista Science City are organizing an UPSIDE workshop to continue the work and exchanges with Montreal Follow program updates here https www delegia com app attendee default asp PageId 43579 MenuItemId 39306 ProjectId 727 2nd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e Health 21 22 April 2016 The International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e Health aims to be a meeting point for those that study and apply information and communication technologies for improving the quality of life of the elderly and for helping people stay healthy independent and active at work or in their community along their whole life ICT4AWE facilitates the exchange of information and dissemination of best practices innovation and technical improvements in the fields of age related health care education social coordination and ambient assisted living From e Health to intelligent systems and ICT devices this will be a point of interest for all those that work in research and development and in companies involved in promoting the well being of aged people by providing room for industrial presentations demos and project descriptions For more Information and deadlines http www ict4ageingwell org Home aspx Download here the flyer High Capacity Digital Society Making it happen 4th February 2016 Bevel and Kista Science City organized an UPSIDE Cluster2Cluster Workshop Transatlantic Webinar targetting opportunities and needs in Industry Research Development and Society The Workshop will include High Capacity Digital Society s themes such as Transforming Public Services and Business and Bringing Smart Services to Home Workplace The topics will be explored within the Cluster2Cluster collaboration between Stockholm Kista and Montreal For more information download the programm here 2015 November 2015 30th UPSIDE World Café Smarter City Playful Challenge in Karlsruhe Germany More information http www upside project eu news 3rd 6th 18th TCI Conference in Daegu Korea More information http www tci network org tci2015 October 2015 20th 22nd ICT 2015 Innovate Connect Transform in Lisbon Portugal More information https ec europa eu digital agenda en ict2015 innovate connect transform lisbon 20 22 october 2015 September 2015 23rd 24th Digital Health Days in Stockholm Sweden More information http www digitalhealthdays se August 2015 25th 28th OpenLivingLab Days 2015 in Istanbul Turkey More information http www openlivinglabs eu event openlivinglab days 2015 July 2015 6th 9th PACIS 2015 IT and Open Innovation in Singapore More information http pacis2015 comp nus edu sg June 2015 11th 21st Futur en Seine in Paris France More information http www futur en seine fr fens2014 en 9th 10th Smart Life 2015 B2B Matchmaking Event

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  • UPSIDE – News
    an assembly Minister Schmid emphasized the immense power of innovation of the ICT industry of Baden Wuerttemberg One of the main objectives of the next years is to increase the number of innovative start ups and to defend the top position of the high tech industry of Baden Wuerttemberg in the federal competition CyberLab targets at startups in the IT and high tech industry whose business model is particularly concerned with growth areas such as industry 4 0 and IT security Original Press Release in german http goo gl 6sFy8g CyberForum invited to present its cluster of excellence approach by mentoring partner in Slovenia 11th February 2016 On Thursday 11 February 2016 CyberForum was invited to a Joint Workshop of Poly4EmI and BeWiser projects on cluster policy excellence as part of improving the competitiveness of regional economy and support to emerging industries The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Education Science and Sport MIZŠ http www mizs gov si nc en media room news article 55 9481 SmarterCities Karlsruhe meets Pune Visit to India confirmed India s high potential in developing smart cities 17th 24th January 2016 India with its 1 2 billion inhabitants and its fast growing economy is one of the most important world markets for IT energy automotive creative and other industries During the last 4 5 years the Economic Development Department of Karlsruhe UPSIDE partner has been active in India to facilitate market and investment for companies in Karlsruhe Since 2014 Karlsruhe has its own cooperation and marketing office in the high tech City of Pune Pune 150 km from Mumbai was recently nominated one of the first 20 smart cities in India http www thehindu com news national list of first 20 smart cities under smart cities mission article8162775 ece With the motto Let s shape the city of tomorrow the Economic Development Department of Karlsruhe organized a Business Delegation Tour to India on January 17th 24th The tour included companies visits one to one meetings workshop and roundtables For the delegates it was the moment to build new contacts with local companies networks and policy makers to plan the entry to the Indian market and to present his her own company In addition the visit to India was a great example of sharing contacts and networks between the partners of UPSIDE Karlsruhe welcomed other partners to join the delegation and the city of Tartu UPSIDE partner decided to accept the invitation We are very thankful to the city of Karlsruhe for opening us the door to Pune and Mumbai said Siim Espenberg the chief specialist in business development in the city of Tartu The discussions with local companies were promising especially in the fields of ICT and energy and therefore we hope to see much more cooperation between the companies of Estonia and India in the future For more informatione please download here a complete description and detailed program Testbed in Kista given the GO 22nd December 2015 After intensive preparation the Urban ICT Arena was approved and will start in the spring of 2016 It will be an open testbed and a collaboration arena for digital development in a city environment To begin with new dark fiber will connect parts of Kista with a capacity that doesn t exist anywhere else in Sweden Ericsson will grant access to its 5G network and Connode will provide a wireless low power network A number of pilot projects are also kicked off More information will be available at www kista com shortly Opening of the Digital Innovation Centre DIZ Karlsruhe November 2015 CyberForum e V together with FZI Research Center for Information Technologies Karlsruhe applied for the establishment of a Digital Innovation Center for the German Federal State of Baden Wuerttemberg in Karlsruhe http digitalisierungszentrum com CyberForum s efforts resulted in the integration of the leading topic innovation as essential part of the centre CyberForum will use results e g the inventory of user driven participatory methodologies or the established internationalization strategy and motivation from the UPSIDE project to emphasize the importance of the topic innovation particularly for SMEs With the establishment of the Digital Innovation Centre the federal state will create a platform for the implementation of actions recommended in the regional Digital Agenda Baden Wuerttemberg 2020 as well as the further and sustainable development of this agenda In this way UPSIDE impacts on the continuous and successful implementation and further development of a German regional digital agenda Call for papers on Living Labs for OpenLivingLab Days 2016 23 26 August 2016 OpenLivingLab Days 2016 brings together both academics and managers from fields of innovation and fields applying Living Labs and Living Laboratories to explore the benefits Living Labs provide for a variety of stakeholders The 4th edition of the Living Lab Research Day at the OpenLivingLab Days conference is an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to Bring together a state of the art review of Living Lab concepts and their usage both for managers and scholars Strengthen Living Labs as an area of innovation Assess new trends current challenges and developments of Living Labs in collaboration with a large network of researchers and practitioners Co create new disruptive innovation models Establish strong connections with other emerging disciplines in order to develop collaborations for future research innovation projects and initiatives UPSIDE World Café Karlsruhe Germany 29th November UPSIDE partners met in Karlsruhe Germany on November 30 th 2015 to join an exciting and creative UPSIDE World Café Smarter City Playful Challenge The workshop focused on problems and challenges in the context of Smart Cities having the aim to jointly develop ideas for possible solutions on an abstract level The task was achieved with the support of the FUTURE DECK card game The game s intent is to spark conversations about the emerging challenges and opportunities facing Smart Cities and provide colourful ideas on how to solve them It has been used in the workshops to prioritize issues to support creativity and alternative thinking to

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  • UPSIDE – Archive
    of Karlsruhe CyberForum the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis ITAS of KIT and of the European Institute for Energy Research EIFER is part of it and is based inter alia on the Smarter Cities concept persued by CyberForum within the UPSIDE project Find out more here May 2015 Chairman of CyberForum Matthias Hornberger accompanies Prime Minister Kretschmann on Silicon Valley Tour to obtain information about local developments in areas such as digitization industry 4 0 and electro mobility June 12th 13th EU CELAC Cluster Matchmaking Event in the context of Expo Milano 2015 in Milan Italy May 19th eDigiregion 2015 International Conference Boosting World Class Innovation Regions through Digitally Enabled Ecosystems across Europe in Budapest Hungary May 18th Workshop Get inspired Solving Health Challenges with Digital Technology on the occasion of the Health 2 0 Europe 2015 in Barcelona Spain co organised by UPSIDE partner Living Labs Global April 14th CyberForum held a UPSIDE cluster mentoring workshop with following topics Basics about cluster development Identifying and evaluation of indicators for monitoring in Kielce Poland 2014 December 9th 10th UPSIDE Consortium Meeting in Eindhoven The Netherlands only in Dutch November 10th 13th UPSIDE Partner BIA Presents Smart City Lab at TCI Conference in Monterrey Mexico October 22nd Business Roaming Agreement as Part of the Joint Action Plan of UPSIDE October 22nd UPSIDE Consortium Members Discussed Importance of Clusters at ClusteriX Final Conference in Vienna Austria October 20th UPSIDE presentation at Cluster Matchmaking Event in Brussels Belgium October 1st UPSIDE Partners Present Regional Smart City Best Practices at Fair Zukunft Kommune in Karlsruhe Germany June 24th Maximising data to improve public transport open call now closed January 24th Presentation of E zavod s projects incl UPSIDE in local newspaper only in slovenian 2013 December 13th Successful Presentation of UPSIDE at

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