The ESoCE-Net Industrial Forum: Co-Creative Innovation In Service-product development & solutions for creation and managing collaborative clusters, Rome 2007
The Industrial Forum event, was held in Rome on December 3rd and 4th 2007, aims at offering an opportunity to Industrial players from different market sectors and from different European Regions and to Regional Development Agencies and local Government Bodies to discuss and learn how to mix the three main ingredients for regional success: Collaboration, Competitiveness and Innovation. The idea is to confront challenges, strategies and experiences, to discuss emerging issues and opportunities from the deployment of new methods and approaches for Regional Innovation: Living Labs and Professional Communities supporting cluster’s creativity and innovation. The Industrial Forum is a one-day event, structured into two sessions: # a morning session, built around a panel of representatives from major international enterprises, SME’s Clusters, Professional Associations and Policy makers, providing their own view on the emerging practices for Open-Collective Innovation; # an afternoon session, organised in 3 parallel workshops, one on best in class solutions for Governance, Business models and enabling ICT in collaborative clusters, the second focusing on the technologies and solutions for enhancing the co-creativity in Living Labs in real life business cases and the 3rd on Frascati Living Lab and the European Network of Living Labs. The event will be closed by a plenary session, aiming at summarising findings and discussing opportunities of launching joint initiatives. On 4th December a training session, dedicated to Multipliers, is organized by the ECOLEAD project. The Multipliers are development agencies and clusters seeking to adopt advanced solutions for creating and managing collaborative networks of SMEs and Professionals. The aim of the multipliers program is to provide access to best in class practices and to support the multipliers in planning and launching take-up actions.