Urenio Watch Watch: Innovation ecosystems

ITS Market Watch: Valuable insights from 4 case studies across Europe

The market for ‘˜Intelligent Transport Systems’ (ITS) is changing rapidly: topics like urbanisation, sustainability and digitalisation are changing the environment as well as the near future. Despite the investments in technology development and feasibility demonstrations, the systematic market penetration of ITS applications remains a major challenge. Continue reading

New Business Models through an Improved Understanding of ITS

The Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) consist an important integrating part of the European Common Transport Policy (CTP) and Europe 2020 Strategy. As the 2011 White Paper on Transport (EC, 2011a) claims, ITS can significantly contribute to a cleaner, safer and more efficient transport system, being a key element for increasing the efficiency of transport and of infrastructure use with information systems. Continue reading

3 Levels of Support for Successful Innovation

Opportunity Missed and Taken Green Road Sign and CloudsIn a latest article, Dr. Yoram Solomon underlines the relationship between creativity, an individual function, and innovation, an organisational function. In order to transform an original idea to a new and useful product or service, an organisation should make a successful application of its resources. In other words, the link between an idea and company output is implementation. Continue reading

In Search of Innovation – The INNOPOLIS project Final Conference in Thessaloniki

A two-day conference, titled:“IN SEARCH OF INNOVATION ‘“ How can knowledge exchange practices within University City Regions stimulate regional development?’, will take place  on 11th & 12th of October 2012,  coordinated by the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia – Thrace (DAMT), within the framework of the INTERREG IVC project “INNOPOLIS’. Continue reading