On-going EU projects
ACE: Engagement of highly innovative ICT start-ups, SMEs and entrepreneurs into Cross-Border cooperation and venturing
The ACE FP7 project focuses on accelerating the growth of innovative ICT companies through rapid internationalisation. Entrepreneurs selected to participate in the ACE pilot programme will be exposed to foreign partners and investors very early in their development cycle and will be offered a tailored internationalisation support programme by a group of leading ICT clusters, incubators and accelerators. The scope is to achieve together a number of specific business development objectives (e.g. new clients abroad, business partnerships, collaborations in research, ...).
c-Space: turning the surrounding space around us into a creative experience
c-Space is a creative ICT project in the field of 4D content and ubiquitous media sharing, funded under the FP7 programme of the European Union. It is aimed at supporting start-up companies and innovative businesses in offering new services in mobile advertisement, urban planning, architecture, content creation, cultural tourism, etc, based on augmented reality technologies, geolocalisation, and the projection of personalised information into the surrounding space.
i-Locate: Indoor/outdoor LOCation and Asset management Through open gEodata
i-Locate's objective is to simplify the life of users by helping them "navigate” inside buildings, using their smartphone, to reach their place of destination (e.g. inside a public office, a clinic, a shopping mall, etc.), providing further information available regarding e.g. queues or unforeseen change in schedule. "i-locate" also allows tracking objects and portable equipment within "indoor" spaces to improve their management and maintenance. "i-locate" will last three years starting from 1 January 2014. It has a total budget of 4.7 million Euros, co-financed by the European Commission through the ICT-PSP programme.
LILA: using a living labs application for the internationalisation of start-up companies
LILA is an Interreg IVB project aimed at providing start-up companies in the digital economy and the greentech sector with groups of users in Germany, France and the United Kingdom, so as to get feedback and guidance before launching an innovative product or service and adapting as needed. The project is based on open innovation and co-design methodologies.