Our collaborative R&D projects

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We have a long association with complex multiple-partner and consortia R&D programmes. We work with a wide variety of commercial and public sector partners across the EU to create, deliver and evaluate significant research in science and technology.

Inventya's expertise lies in:

  • Writing consortia proposals, schedule work packages and cost-out partner contributions
  • Acting as project participants delivering market insight, dissemination and commercialisation through work packages
  • Leading project consortia with partnering searches, contract negotiation, project management and reporting
  • Providing expert advice on Horizon 2020 and European Research Council R&D applications

We don't believe in doing something for the sake of it. If we lead or join a large R&D consortia project, it's because we believe there are real and quantifiable benefits to be gained from the fundamental research and its application to the real world.

And we carefully select partners with whom we work on the basis of both their technical or academic expertise as well as their commitment to the project goals.

We take seriously our commitment to the project, our partners and the project sponsors.  We have a great deal of expertise in consortia project management and reporting, including auditing and impact assessment. Projects led by Inventya have never suffered from overspend, delays or project creep.

We are particularly interested in joining or leading R&D consortia projects in healthcare and in environmental technologies or clean tech.

We are participating in four major collaborative projects; three in healthcare technology and one project focused upon supporting SMEs with innovative product ideas for environmental technologies and process improvement.  View our detailed project descriptions below.

if you are looking for a project partner or if you are considering applying for Horizon 2020 calls during 2014, we'd love to hear from you.  

Current projects in healthcare and environmental technologies

Funded by the EU's FP7 Framework, the Welcome consortia (Wearable Sensing and Smart Cloud Computing for Integrated Care for COPD patients with co-morbidities) investigates the development of a patient-centred and proactive management tool for managing patients with chronic health conditions.

The project aims to develop a 'smart' health vest to record key data from the wearer. Along with data from other chronic disease management tools such as diabetes kits, patient data can be interpreted  and securely held in the cloud, enabling access and feedback from patient and clinicians.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) poses an ever-increasing public health burden in developed and rapidly-developing societies. The WHO estimates by 2030 that COPD will be the fourth worldwide cause of mortality. Other serious conditions are associated with COPD such as diabetes, heart failure, anxiety and depression.

Welcome's consortia aim to develop a system which improves the diagnosis and integrated management of chronic conditions - leading ultimately to lower rates of hospitalisation and significant cost-efficiency in public healthcare services.

Led by Exodus S.A., an experienced R&D project management firm based in Greece, the consortium includes medical associations & centres, universities, professional medical bodies and public health services providers across the UK, Eire, Netherlands, Portugal & Greece. The project started in late 2013 with a duration of 48 months.

For more information visit http://www.welcome-project.eu/home.aspx 

Managed through the EU's Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme and funded by national agencies, the ProMe project (PROfessional Intergenerational Cooperation and MEntoring) investigates the development of an open source  technology platform for enabling mentoring and knowledge-sharing between older and younger professionals.

This platform aims to enable older people to manage the transition from full-time employment to retirement, supporting a positive and active transition to retirement. Equally important is the continuity provided for younger people who do not lose out on acquiring valuable experience and expertise gained by others throughout a working lifetime.

Social inclusion and lifelong inter-generational learning are integral concerns for ProMe. Changing perceptions of ageing within and across societies, and maintaining an active role for older people after a lifetime of work, are just as important to the focus of the project as enabling meaningful and valuable exchanges of tacit knowledge and expertise.

Led by the Paris-Lodron-Universitat Salzburg, the consortia partners consist of national organisations representing older people, professional associations, and technology design and development experts in the university and commercial sectors across the Netherlands, Austria, UK and Romania. The project commenced in April 2014 with a duration of 36 months.

For more information visit http://pro-me.eu/ 

The HEI MAKERS project , co-funded by Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership programme, aims to increase innovation and creativity through partnership of higher education institutions (HEIs) and technical spaces, leading to trans-disciplinary approaches and new teaching methods in HEI, availability of open resources for formal and non-formal education, better entrepreneurial and creativity skills of graduates.

Therefore, the HEI MAKERS consortium will:

  • Foster collaboration of HEIs, university and private makerspaces, and other businesses;
  • Amplify technological entrepreneurship and technical creativity as key competences;
  • Promote innovative education methods;
  • Increase open resources based learning opportunities;
  • Recognise competencies gained through active learning at makerspace as per programmes developed;
  • Test the above-mentioned collaboration concept and ensure sustainability of results;
  • Identify and attract new players who will join the next stages of the HEI MAKERS initiative.

HEI MAKERS will encourage more HEIs to initiate collaboration with makerspaces and re-think their study programmes, to employ innovative training methods and address the challenges of XXI century labour market. Project's outputs will open up new learning opportunities through practical application of entrepreneurial and prototyping skills, which can involve and lead to the commercialization of new services and products, to attracting potential investors, to creation of global start-ups and spin-offs and thus growing economy.

For more information please visit: http://heimakers.eu/

 

ETV4INNOVATION: Development of an online resource to train enterprises with the final objective to foster them into Environmental Technology Verification
(2017-1-IE01-KA202-025703)

ETV4INNOVATION arises from a Strategic Partnership composed by Associations, Technological Centres, SMEs and Universities that will actively cooperate to develop an open e-learning platform for environmental technology markets and related sectors, which will offer an adapted curriculum to equip managers, current and future employees with the specific, basic and transversal skills currently required in relation with Environmental Technology Verification (ETV).

ETV4INNOVATION aims to design and develop Joint Curricula for filling gaps in relation with Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) for current and future managers and workers in technological sectors, such as Materials, wastes and resources, Energy technologies, etc.

In this way, ETV4INNOVATION project defines the following Intellectual Outputs (IO):

  1. Key study on general needs by SMEs towards ETV: identification of the lack of knowledge regarding ETV, to define the needs for professionals and managers of technological fields, interested students, University staff, and public policy-makers or regulators.
  2. ETV4INNOVATION Joint Curriculum, to define the content of it and set the main guidelines for development the learning resources.
  3. ETV4INNOVATION Training Material, the main output according with the O2, to develop all the necessary didactic materials for the learning units.
  4. ETV4INNOVATION Training and Collaborative Platform, to ensure that all the training materials developed during O3 are certainly deployed in several e-learning platforms by creating an open online course.

 

For more information please visit us at https://www.etv4innovation.eu/

 

ETV4INNOVATION has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

The WATSON project aims to develop and demonstrate a framework methodology for studying the impact of R&D tax credits and incentives on SME-led innovation in Europe. R&D tax credit schemes have been widely implemented as a measure of innovation funding, but most schemes have yet to be subjected to a detailed quantitative study. This impedes their comparability and limits their improvement potential in efficiently funding the wide scope of innovations developed by SMEs, whose inherent differences would benefit from better targeting of the schemes. WATSON will further the study of innovation funding by providing a foundation for detailed study of SME funding through the framework methodology, which will be integrated into the WATSON ICT innovation analytics platform for richer analysis. This tool will identify gaps in funding of European tax credit schemes and help to better target and improve innovation funding measures. The results of WATSON will thus expand innovation support for SMEs through the provision of instruments better targeted to the funding needs of specific SME segments.

The development of the framework will integrate the results of three concurrent studies, which together will paint a picture of SME innovation in Europe, the prevalence and allocation of tax credits for SMEs, and the impact that specific innovating SME segments have on European society. The studies are as follows:

  • Detailed segmentation of SME market
  • Study of the impact of R&D tax credits and incentives on the different segments of innovating SMEs
  • Measurement of impact of SME-led innovation through the development of innovation impact indicators

WATSON will set the foundation for innovation benchmarking and will help maximize the impact of innovation funding on European SMEs. The consortium, comprised of 3 SMEs and 3 research institutes, will help shape the future of SME innovation support and thus increase the growth and competitiveness of European R&D performing SMEs.

For more information please visit: https://watson-h2020.eu/

Industry 4.0: Follow Innovation focuses on developing skills in Industrial Revolution which is also called Industry 4.0, digital entrepreneurship and digital skills by applying the Project-Based Learning (PBL) method which allows gaining knowledge and skills by working for an extended period to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.

Industry 4.0 offers opportunities such as analysing customer expectations, and counselling to schools, government agencies, and technology providers, for industries which have to follow innovation because of changing conditions of competition, which effect the development process and whom are affected from it. In our developing region/country and in Gaziantep, the rapid expansion and growth of the industry can be seen. The growth makes sector stakeholders to clarify the objectives and determine the strategies according to that condition.

PROJECT AIM:

To contribute to:

  • Developing INDUSTRIAL INNOVATIONAL, ENTREPRENEURIAL AND DIGITAL SKILLS in VET using innovative methods and approaches (PBL and other learner-centralized and technology–enhanced approaches to stimulate creativity, risk taking and self-motivation);
  • Enhancing DIGITAL INTEGRATION IN LEARNING AND TEACHING by providing direct access to ICT-based teaching materials on Industry 4.0 based on PBL;
  • Fostering the promotion of easily accessible and career-oriented continuing VET, including for the geographically-isolated, economically-disadvantaged and inadequately-qualified in the remote rural areas by producing, valorising and disseminating open-access pedagogical materials for teaching.

Industry 4.0: Follow Innovation Project is INNOVATIVE as it will produce significantly new computer-based set of outputs addressing both entrepreneurship and innervational trainings.   Such trainings will save curriculum time, will ensure cross-curriculum approach and will bring added value to EU VET systems where teaching the transversal skills is an essential part of each vocational qualification. Indirectly, such trainings will foster internationalization and mobility in VET. Finally, the innovative approach will provide for developing creativity, interaction, adaptability and risk-taking skills which are vital for entrepreneurs, industrialists and VET learners/trainers.

For more information please visit: http://www.followindustry40.com/