Based on funding obtained via the ‘Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation’ Invio will be developing a new digital platform in 2017. The aim of the digital platform is to strengthen Invio’s matchmaking activities by bridging between knowledge institutions and companies.
The platform focuses on facilitating matchmaking and knowledge sharing between knowledge institutions, technology companies and companies in the experience economy industries and creative industries. The project includes development, implementation and facilitation of a long term self-facilitated network based on a digital platform, where:
a) technology companies can offer their technical solutions and competences,
b) companies in the experience economy, for instance tourism attractions, can request input, solutions and potential project collaboration with technology companies to develop new experience technologies,
c) and where knowledge institutions, scientists etc. can propose research projects centred around experience technologies and/or follow other projects as researchers and thus generate knowledge.
The digital platform will be implemented as a sub-page on the Invio webpage, Invio-net.dk. The platform enables the abovementioned stakeholders to use the platform to offer resources, competences, create project proposals, find input or suppliers. For instance, if a tourist attraction creates a project proposal, technology companies can comment on the project proposal and suggest different technological solutions. The goal is that the technology companies and, in this example, the tourist attraction collaborate on developing new experience technologies. Solutions that can ultimately be applied within the experience sector in general.
In addition, scientists can offer to do research as part of the projects thus bringing valuable knowledge about the potentials and effects of experience technologies, business models etc. that subsequently can benefit other stakeholders via Invio’s webpage and other communication channels.
The project started in January 2017 and will be completed within the coming year and a half.
For further information please contact the Invio secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claus Pertou Østergaard, Invio