WS 5: IPR and Creativity Tools
This workshop is dedicated to Creativity and Living Labs and builds upon the results from the EU-funded FP7 Integrated Project TELL ME and the Regional project LILIT carried out by the “Leaning Lab” based in Pisa, Tuscany. It also presents an innovative platform (ALL – Alcotra Living Labs) for the monitoring and assessment of multinational LL pilot projects.
‘Group Creativity in Living Lab Settings’ by Francesco Molinari [mail(at)francescomolinari.it)
‘From Individual Skills to Collaborative Problem Solving’ by Giacomo Tazzini [g.tazzini(at)gmail.com]
‘Who Owns the Knowledge Created in Virtual Teams?’ by Riccardo Apreda [apreda.riccardo(at)gmail.com]
‘Patent Intelligence as a Precondition to Marketable Innovation’ by Gualtiero Fantoni [g.fantoni(at)ing.unipi.it]
‘A Living Lab Cloud Service’ by Alessandra Donnini [a.donnini(at)etcware.it]
Francesco Molinari is an independent research and project manager working for several public and private organizations in Europe. For the Commission, DG INFSO, he led in 2008 a study for the assessment of the Living Labs approach in the EU innovation and Future Internet scenario. For the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, he managed in 2010-2012 a State-Region Working Group aimed at the establishment of PCP (Pre Commercial Procurement) in the local public administration practice.
Giacomo Tazzini, engineer, is affiliated by the University of Pisa as researcher and project manager of LILIT – the Regional project aimed at the establishment of the Living Lab approach in several industrial sector of Tuscany. He is also a key account manager at Erre Quadro, the University spin-off company engaged on the development and marketing of several applications of the creativity and Living Lab concepts.
Riccardo Apreda is partner and sole director at Erre Quadro, a University of Pisa spin-off for concept design and product innovation. He is also co-founder of the Leaning Lab (Pisa’s Living Lab). Theoretical physicist converted to design, his present research focuses on tools and methodologies to support the creativity process as well as on algorithms for the automatic analysis of technical texts.
Gualtiero Fantoni is Assistant Professor at University of Pisa, partner at Erre Quadro and President of Pisa Leaning Lab. MEng in Mechanical Engineering (“summa cum laude”) at the University of Pisa in 1999. Ph.D. in Robotics, Automation and Bioengineering at the University of Pisa. His research interests include industrial grasping, handling and feeding; creativity and product innovation; crowdsourcing and collaborative design tools.
Alessandra Donnini is an ICT expert and co-founder of Etcware s.r.l., a Romebased innovative Internet start-up where she is technical director. Alessandra is a visionary entrepreneur focused on hi-tech projects working on innovation: she works on semantic web languages and technologies applied to real-world contexts, like cultural heritage and education. Alessandra pays great attention to product usability: her mantra, inspired by the Occam’s Razor, is simple is beautiful.