Lepida’s participation to funding calls and networks at the European level represents an opportunity to valorize and share competences, experiences and projectualities within an international context, as well as to increase knowledge and the application of good practises on the territory.
In close collaboration with the actions chosen at the European level by its Partners and by the other in-house regional companies, Lepida provides its already operative material and immaterial infrastructures and knowledge to participate to European calls and projects, integrating the contributions by the company branches and in synergy with the Research and Prototypes area.
Lepida also promotes the development of strategic partnerships with companies, in-house regional bodies, public bodies, Universities and research organisations, European and international networks operating in the field of research and cooperation.
Our current ongoing European Projects are:
ACTIVAGE- Activating Innovative IoT Smart living environments for ageing well (2017-2020)
Program: Horizon 2020
ACTIVAGE - a “European Multi Centric Large Scale Pilot on Smart Living Environments” - is a large-scale pilot aiming at demonstrating in different contexts the potentialities of the world of IoT (Internet of Things) within Smart Living environments.
ACTIVAGE aims to become a model of strategic reference for the implementation of a sustainable ecosystem, favoring a growth in the market of “smart living” solutions, based on IoT technologies, and promoting the quality of life of senior people in Europe.
ACTIVAGE creates the first open and interoperable ecosystem, reusing IoT platforms, existing technologies and standards in 7 European countries, and realising 9 pilot sites (Deployment Site – DS). This way, it is possible to propose new business models for solutions dedicated to active and healthy ageing, based on an impact assessment of the costs and the obtained advantages. The project contributes to the provision of solutions that are in line with the European policies on the sustainability of social and health systems.
The Italian DS is in Parma, Emilia-Romagna (DS RER). The research field is the application of IoT on people over 65 who suffered a stroke, with moderate consequences on their health.
CoSIE: Co-creation of Service Innovations in Europe (2017-2020)
Program: Horizon 2020
The project CoSIE is based on the idea that innovations in the public sector can be realized by creating forms of collaboration among providers and beneficiaries of services, that is, citizens. The project, co-funded within the program Horizon 2020 under the call “Societal Challenge Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies”, was launched in December 2017 and includes the realization of one of the 9 provided pilot sites by Lepida, the Local Health Authority of Reggio Emilia and the University of Bologna, Italian partners in the project. CoSIE focuses on the prevention of child obesity; in particular, the project applies co-creative methodologies and, through the involvement of pediatric services, sports medicine, services involving hygiene and food, schools and families, it implements pathways for the development of instruments and Internet applications with the aim to facilitate communication between families, pediatricians and healthcare services.
NCPeH- National Contact Point for eHealth (2017-2020)
Program: Connecting Europe Facility
The project Deployment of Generic Cross Border eHealth Services in Italy, National Contact Point for eHealth (NCPeH) proposes a common approach between European Member States for the implementation of infrastructures and eHealth services.
NCPeH is promoted within the program Connecting European Facility (CEF) eHealth, with Italy being fully committed to operationalizing eHealth services at the transfrontal level, with special reference to ePrescriptions and Patient Summaries.
Thanks to the participation of the Italian Ministry of Health, member of the eHealth Network, Italy is involved in the sub-group “Joint Action eHealth Governance Initiative (eHGI)” and in the ”Joint Action to support the eHealth (JAseHN)”.
In addition to the Ministry of Health, the Italian project is participated by three Regions (Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy and Veneto) and by the Agency for Digital Italy (AgID).
RainBo Life (2016-2019)
Program: LIFE Programme
Lepida is the lead institution in the project RainBo, aiming at improving the knowledge, methods and instruments to face extreme weather events, especially focusing on the potential impacts of catastrophic rains on small river basins (flash flooding).
The objective of the project is to build a platform integrating previsional models and alert protocols, to anticipate emergency situations caused by sudden and destructive weather events.
The project RainBo contributes achieving the political goals of the EU, sustaining local adaptive strategies and action plans against the risks of floods, through the use of advanced technologies for environmental monitoring. The Consortium includes, together with Lepida, the ArpaE agency, the Municipality of Bologna, Meeo and Nier.
The regional BCO of Emilia-Romagna
In May 2018 Lepida joined the SERN (Sweden Emilia-Romagna) Network. Created in 2005, the network aims at assisting public and private subjects from Emilia-Romagna and Sweden in the development of international connections and in the search of partners for community projects. The network intends to promote a confrontation between partner countries on extremely relevant topics such as social policies, environment, education, entrepreneurship, innovation and technological development. The objective is to discover experiences of excellence gained in other countries, and to develop forms of cooperation, also with the aim to access the European funding channels. The network is thus created by local-regional administrations from Emilia-Romagna and Sweden but is open to involving other public or private subjects, to exchange common experiences and projects with the aim to promote the development of the territory. Lepida intends to offer to the network members, in particular to the Italian members who are also its institutional Partners, access to the digital enabling, computing and appplicative infrastructures, useful for collaboration and development in the context of European projects.
TRAFAIR – Understanding traffic flows to improve air quality (2018-2020)
Program: Connecting Europe Facility
Coordinated by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, TraFair intends to provide citizens with real-time estimations on the level of pollution caused by traffic and weather conditions. Lepida contributes with its own infrastructure Sensornet, the platform for the collection and elaboration of data coming from the sensors disseminated on the territory. 6 are the cities involved at the international level (Modena, Florence, Livorno, Pisa, Saragoza, Santiago de Compostela) where, through the installation of a series of low-cost sensors, the project aims to develop a service to forecast the quality of urban air.