eLivingLab

Project information

Index: 0547R2
Acronym:DE-LAN
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:the Information Society
Location SLOVENIA SLOVENIJA Koroska Vzhodna Slovenija Start/End date of the practice
Start: February 1995

Topic of the practice

e-business, e-learning and e-government

Good Practice Information

The eLivingLab created a cross-border eRegion and was developed by the University of Maribor and a cluster of software SMEs. New eSolutions models such as eCommerce, eGovernment & eLearning were tested and introduced for everyday use by local businesses and citizen services. 2 tools: (i) Checklist for concept evaluation & (ii) Checklist for Discoverers’ Needs evaluation allow the involvement of
different stakeholders as well as end users in the creation of products. Beneficiaries were: 1 academic institution, 2 public institutions, 1 governmental institution, 1 business association, 3 private companies and 30 students involved in focus groups where the tools were tested. This leads to a more sustainable product development route compared to a single company developing a new product.

Evidence of success

Successes:
Development of a research & testing platform
Participation in the LL open to organisations in neighbouring countries creating an eRegion
Resulting initiatives included:
An international network at regional level, sharing common ideas/knowledge in teaching & research
A new e-learning and e-Mentoring solution for SMEs in the European IT sector
Increased SME involvement in eInvoicing

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Mr. Jože Gričar

eCenter, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Maribor

gricar@fov.uni-mb.si

elivinglab.org/

Annex completed on: 09-12-2013

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