COILAB Milan in News, November 28, 2018 - Milan

COILabs (Collaborative Open Innovation Labs) are a part of OIPEC is a capacity building project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. COILabs hold multi-country co-creation activities in developing, validating concept and management of new product/service at other (means cross-border) markets.

COILab Milan aims at building bridges between universities and enterprises in order to capitalize the innovation potential of all the actors. Thus, promoting strategies to approach and form durable relationships with enterprises.  COIlab Milan leverages the 10+ year experience of the Italian Centre of Competence on Systematic Innovation, a centre that delivers training and coaching services on engineering methods and tools for supporting innovation.

All modules are derived from research projects at Politecnico di Milano and partner universities; after achieving a suitable maturity stage, research achievements are transformed in training modules and services for industry. Besides the regular training modules offered by the IS centre of competence, COILab Milan offers the opportunity to start win-win collaborations with Politecnico di Milano, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, through Open Innovation projects involving students and possibly other industrial partners according to the scheme below.

In the course of Open Innovation projects, according to the specific competencies and technological needs, the COILab Milan team will involve other departments from Politecnico di Milano, as well as the other COILabs established by OIPEC partners.

Attached is the news article (Page4) published by one of the newspapers of Milan about COILabs as ‘the future of research: Open Innovation’.