Innovation: User driven stimulation of radical new technological steps in surface transport

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other technology, user innovator, radical technological steps, delphi survey, transport, innovation contest, information analysis, information and communication technology applications, technology foresight
U-STIR defines the know-how and technologies addressing Europe s surface transport problems beyond 2050. A lead user centred approach will stimulate the development and capture of radical new technological concepts. Local connecting offices will analyse deficits and establish activities reaching out for fundamentally new solutions for the mobility and transport demands, improving environmental, economical and social quality in one step.

WP1 co-ordinates the work progress, supporting the partners, advising on contingency plans and also fulfilling administrative project tasks.

In WP2 the working methodology will be refined. This involves Innovation Incubators, which will exploit ideas collected and employ Delphi panels, analysing the technological drivers for 2050 and beyond.

WP3 is the workhorse of the project fostering the creative thinking. Creativity tools and ideas from partners will start the creative process implemented as workshops. The Innovation Pump will do the same for the Internet, offering ideas and tools to improve creativity. Diligent research and incubation process will help defining the technological gaps. Incentives and methodological help stems from WP2. Participating universities will allow access to their research facilities for the incubation.

WP4 will create an innovation friendly climate, motivating researchers, industry and users to participate in the innovation process and giving stakeholders ideas at hand to support this process of innovative excellence. A Delphi process will define the technological roadmap.

WP5 Evaluation/Monitoring will be assessing the work in parallel to WP3 and WP4 intervening in case the performance or quality does not meet the defined threshold.

WP6 - dissemination will be implemented as a service to the whole project, producing the dissemination products, developing on-line tools, and will reaching the target groups using a full fledged repertoire of dissemination products.

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U-STIR project activities were organised in six work packages (WPs):

WP1 took care of management activities. Two meetings were organised to enhance electronic communication with face to face communication and direct exchange of ideas.

In WP2 working methodology was defined. Analysis of current and future gaps in innovation summarised the issues and made effort to predict environmental, economical and social transport related problems and correlated them with the innovations in surface transport (ST). Questionnaire with recommendations for gathering the contents of the relevant information concerning the policy goals, the gaps and innovation policies, related to the overall problems in the ST sector has been used to prepare White Paper on Foresight Activities - Deliverable (D)2.1 with complements (ST patent landscape, access to patent database). Assessment of innovating processes and creativity tools entered into processes to trigger creativity and assess the tools with regards to their use in web-based innovation pump, forming part of the project web platform. Existing innovation campaigns connected to the EU Year of Innovation were analysed. New ways to trigger innovation were investigated. Guidelines for U-STIR
support actions specified the incentives and methods to be used in workshops and the innovation pump. Methodology handbook (D2.2) depicts ways to creative thinking in ST research to access most striving EU problems. Technology watch and evaluation task achieved publication of two issues of Technology Watch Journal (D2.3a+b).

Main activity of WP3 is organisation of two types of workshops (WSs). Information gathering WS were organised by all partner institutions with local stakeholders. Main findings obtained relate to innovation climate in each country and their results will serve as an input source for validating innovator WS, to be organised in Period 2. They were the first opportunity to get in touch with different stakeholders. Because of their different focus, the results so far are not fully comparable. For the workshops common presentation strategy (D4.2) and questionnaires have been designed. It was proposed to amend timing of projects work plan in order to hold validating innovator WS in Period 2, to be able to better develop the content and focus of the activities, to better serve projects objectives. The innovation portal - innovation pump became a part of the project website. It is used to support other tasks of the project and consists of two sub-tools, creativity support tool and tools
and materials section.

The most WP4 activities should take place in Period 2. In Period 1 preparatory tasks for workshops has been done. In the task establish innovation friendly climate interaction with all kinds of research facilities, firms and scientific community started in their local and national environment, in order to provide access to developed methods and materials. Exchange of innovation practice will follow via planned WS 4.1 and WS 4.2.

The role of WP5 activities is monitoring and corrective evaluation. First concept was developed and codified in the evaluation handbook (D5.1), monitoring forms and evaluation sheets were designed. Evaluation forms and outcomes of the WS were processed.

Main task of WP6 was development and dissemination of information. Dissemination plan and logo, presentation templates have been designed and two news briefs published (D6.3a+b).

All partners worked jointly to reach the project objectives, in Period 2 seven subcontractors, active in different areas and countries should join, to broaden the projects outreach. Complementary expertise should ensure that radical solutions may be found, supported and evaluated and excellence achieved in finding the futures technologies.

It can be concluded, that that in Period 1 project U-STIR has achieved most of its objectives and technical goals with relatively minor deviations and good base for Period 2 was prepared.

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Source of support: CEC

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This innovation is the result of the project

Title: User Driven Stimulation Of Radical New Technological Steps In Surface Transport

Acronym: 
USTIR

Runtime: 
01.01.2009 to 31.12.2010

Status: 
completed project

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ZILINSKA UNIVERZITA V ZILINE

(Slovakia)

Role in project: Project Coordination

Contact person: Dr. FABIAN Peter

Website: http://www.uniza.sk

Phone: +421 41 513 5011

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FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MOBILITAET - AUSTRIAN MOBILITY RESEARCH FGM - AMOR GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

(Austria)

Contact person: Mr. CEBRAT Gerfried

Website: http://www.fgm.at

Phone: +43-31681045135

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INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DEL EMBALAJE, TRANSPORTE Y LOGISTICA

(Spain)

Contact person: Mrs. SÁNCHEZ REIG Carmen

Website: http://www.itene.com

Phone: +34-963905400

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TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA

(Bulgaria)

Contact person: Prof. IVANOV Ivan

Website: http://www.tu-sofia.bg

Phone: +359-29652043

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

(Germany)

Contact person: Mr. KREIGENFELD Sven

Phone: +49-35146339744

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TECKNOWMETRIX SAS

(France)

Contact person: Ms. CROYAL Anne-Sophie

Phone: +33-476065700

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THE OPEN UNIVERSITY

(United Kingdom)

Contact person: Ms. STAINTON Monica

Phone: +44-1908652702

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UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA

(Italy)

Contact person: Prof. NERI Massimo

Website: http://www.unimore.it

Phone: +39-0522523261

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