CoLabs.eu Project

Project name
CoLabs.eu – Collaborative Laboratories

Project aims
A set of micro-clusters of Triple-Helix-alliances related to eLearning and the digital knowledge industry will be set up in six selected regions across Europe. Each micro cluster will contribute with regional knowledge and competences to the common and shared collaboratory for the accumulation, exchange and sharing of knowledge and competence related to eLearning and digital knowledge management in general and for the regional support of the universities 3rd mission in particular.


Each partner will have the option to set up a regionally adopted collaboratory, a CoLab, based on a prototype and a set of templates for collaborative eLearning that will evolve in the common, shared collaboratory for all the partners. The network of CoLabs will experiment with a number of different learning scenarios, virtual fieldtrips and both physical and virtual workshops to exchange experiences and learn from each other.

Each region will present their current regional capacity and bottlenecks for innovation and in what way the regional micro-cluster of partners can tackle and solve these issues by taking the problem on their 3rd mission agenda with support from the other regions. CoLabs.eu, the acronym for the project, will be established as a formal organisation after the project period and proceed as a virtual organisation and/or a network of excellence centres in the field of collaborative eLearning to support the 3rd mission of European universities and colleges.

Partnership
Coordinator:
Sydsverige, Sweden (NUTS SE04, Host node: City of Lund)
Partners:
West Jutland, Denmark (NUTS DK00A, host node: City of Ribe)
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany (NUTS DE8, Host node: City of Güstrow)
Piemonte, Italia
Väli-Soumi, Finland (NUTS FI14, host node: City of Vaasa)
West Wales, United Kingdom (NUTS UKL1, host node: City of Bangor)

Duration
January 2003 – September 2004

Contact
http://www.busycity.org/CoLabs/default.aspx

Il progetto si è concluso il 30 settembre 2004.