Consortium Meeting, July 22-23, 2016 – Lappeenranta

OIPEC members met on July 22nd and 23rd, 2016, in Lappeenranta (Finland) for sharing advancements in project activities and to plan detailed actions for the following semester.

Vision of the OIPEC Consortium for the COIL labs (Spaces for Collaborative Innovation)

  • Expected output: INNOVATION*:
    • Engineering solutions characterized by Novelty and Value
  • Actors:
    • (Public) Universities: students; researchers/professors
    • SMEs: decision makers, managers, technicians
    • Corporates: Open Innovation departments
    • Government: funding bodies
  • Framework (to be tailored based on actors and country):
    • Reference Business Models
    • Collaboration rules
    • IPR Management
    • Infrastructure for concept generation and development
  • Functions:
    • Initiating collaborative innovation* projects
      • Define the team (Academia/Edu + Enterprise) and collaboration scheme
    • Providing infrastructure and reference models to teams
      • Generate concepts
      • Check business/technical viability
    • Promoting educational activities (short courses + learning-by-doing)
  • Scope of courses (according to Framework and Functions)


WP1 Activities and plans for WP2 action

These three themes not only will define and classify the courses offered
by EU partners, but also will serve as

  • Modules in the OIPEC classes prepared by extra-EU members
  • Categories for the presentation of practical experiences
  • Thematic areas (physical or conceptual) in the COILabs


Open Innovation and University-Enterprise collaborations


  • Business plans for Open Innovation
  • Management of Intellectual Property
  • Principles of collaborative design

Practical experiences

  • Examples of successful University-Enterprise collaboration


  • Area for entrepreneurship and interaction between university and enterprise


Inventive Design and Design Creativity


  • Creativity dimensions and assessment
  • Inventive design methodologies
  • Design Thinking
  • TRIZ
  • Bio-inspired design
  • Technology Forecasting

Practical experiences

  • Examples of applied case studies


  • Area for co-creation activities


Tools for idea development and prototyping


  • Virtual prototyping
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Agile development and Lean entrepreneurship

Practical experiences

  • Examples of facilities and laboratories for prototying


  • Area for virtual and rapid prototyping


Further points for discussion

The second day of the meeting has been dedicated to
Consortium-confidential issues related to the following key aspects:

  • Project managament
  • Internal accounting procedures
  • Quality Control
  • Advisory Board
  • Dissemination Activities



Politecnico di Milano Gaetano Cascini (coordinator)
Lappeenranta University of Technology Leonid Chechurin

Iuliia Shnai

Grenoble INP Jean-François Boujut
Lomonosov Moscow State University Georgy LaptevDmitry Shaytan

Svetlana Shchelokova

Vladimir State University Pavel ZakharovAlexey Zhdanov
HEBEI University of Technology  Yu Fei

Jia Lizhen

Tianjin University Zhao Lin