BSR Stars – Mobile Vikings Pilot
The Mobile Vikings pilot project is about joining strong clusters and innovation milieus within Telecom/mobile applications into new ways of innovation activities.
The purpose of this pilot project is to leverage the industrial strongholds within the sector by implementing new methodologies and tools. The idea is to build from the needs and strongholds of the main industrial players within the sector and to capture ideas about future markets, technologies and societal mega trends into future scenarios that will result in new products and services.
The pilot project will experiment on how new innovation policies such as open innovation, open source, demand and user driven innovation can be implemented in cooperation between innovation milieus in the Baltic Sea Region. Activities and methodologies that will be used are test beds, where demand driven tool as innovative procurement will be tested. Developer communities will be invited to co-create on the test beds. SMEs will be involved in sharing the innovation activities.
Some of the objectives for the pilot project are to:
Define a long term research and innovation strategy that considers the above mentioned methodologies
Test new methods and tools in the partnership to address sense-making, open innovation , technology test beds/platforms etc
Identify the most promising grand potentials using new tools and methods in the telecom/mobile application sector in the Baltic Sea Region
Develop and test exiting and new Business to Business Telecom/Mobile Communication solutions with a focus on efficient communication in the Baltic Sea Region
Strengthen the links between strong clusters and innovation milieus in the Baltic Sea Region and to form a collaborative agenda when it comes to ICT in order to influence the EU agenda
Work towards a real and unified Baltic Sea Region home market and to generate higher connectivity between SMEs (Small and Medium Sized Companies) and the larger multinationals
The project is carried out in collaboration between partners from:
Norway (Trådlös Framtid/Oslo Teknopol)
Norway (IKT Grenland)
Finland (Forum Virium)
Denmark (Brains Business/ICT North Denmark)
Sweden (Future Position X)
Poland (ICT West Pomerania)
Poland (Wielkopolski Klaster Teleinformatyczny)
Poland (Pomerania ICT Cluster)
Mobile Vikings also invites individual industry partners to contribute to and participate in the innovation activities. At date Telia Sonera is heavily involved in the test-bed activity with the objective to exploit assets in the operators’ networks through open APIs.