IDEEN LAB

Think out of the box!

Think out of the box! This is the slogan of the IDEEN LAB - both for participants and for the FFG, who is breaking new ground with this pilot: in five days, from developing ideas to finding a team, continuing with the planning of the projects up to the first funding recommendation. In the IDEEN LAB (five-day event in September 2018), highly innovative, interdisciplinary, cooperative projects will be developed along the questions for the call IDEEN LAB 4.0.

Details

Program Owner / Sponsor Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung Österreich Fonds
Topic
Aeronautics and Space, Bottom-up, Environment and energy, Further research areas, Human Resources, Information technology, Life Sciences, Material and manufacturing, Mobility and Transport, Security, Service innovation, Society
Funding instrument
Scope
national
Partner

Required

FFG-Area
Structural Programmes
What is being funded cooperative R&D-projects
Availability from 30.04.2018 - constantly

The program aims at:

Stimulating new ideas to solve a defined challenge. This is done in a systematic process, based on modern innovation and creative methods.

The IDEEN LAB includes the following aspects:

  • The systematic get-together of different disciplines and heterogeneous expertises already before the application submission,
  • the formation of new, interdisciplinary teams,
  • to jointly develop and implement new project ideas along the questions to the defined challenge

 

In addition, the funded ideas add value beyond the project itself and those directly involved in the project (e.g., increased visibility of the topic at conferences, publications, product development, services).

In September 2018 the first IDEEN LAB along the challenge "Mensch 4.0? - Die Zukunft der Zusammenarbeit Mensch-Maschine" took place.

€ 3.5 million were sponsored by the Nationalstiftung für Forschung, Technologie und Entwicklung and Österreich-Fonds for funding projects.

Five interdisciplinary, cooperative projects were submitted and three projects recommended for the next stage. They developed their projects along these questions:

How can we work with intelligent machines and systems

... to promote the development of human talents and competences (such as empathy, creativity) and the quality of working conditions for people?
... to ensure the individual sense of security and psychological well-being for humans?
... to design the interaction design free of stereotypes, human-oriented and to create new ways of interaction?
... to keep human integrity and dignity?

The pilot call allows a novel approach to generate collaborative projects in interdisciplinary consortia in just five days - during the IDEEN LAB - and for the short proposals on the last day to receive a first funding recommendation. The implementation of the positively assessed project (in the form of the short application) can start quickly after the submission of a detailed full application (at the latest 2 months after the IDEEN LAB) and a second funding recommendation.

 

Description of the target group:
small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), large companies, universities, universities of applied sciences, competence centres, research facilities, single researchers, Start Up, (non-profit) associations, authorities, multipliers / intermediaries

Contact

Mag. Charlotte Alber
Mag. Charlotte Alber

T +43 5 7755 2701
charlotte.alber@ffg.at
Dr. Denise Schöfbeck
Dr. Denise Schöfbeck

T +43 5 7755 2308
denise.schoefbeck@ffg.at
Beate Weinbauer MA
Beate Weinbauer MA

T +43 5 7755 2718
beate.weinbauer@ffg.at
Claudia Wolfik
Claudia Wolfik

T +43 5 7755 2713
claudia.wolfik@ffg.at

Additional Information