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:
Program: European Union’s Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL)
Emilia-Romagna Regional Ecosystem of Digital Innovation (ER2Digit) is the European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH) of the Emilia-Romagna Region born from the collaboration of ART-ER (Coordinator), Lepida and CINECA to encourage the advance of the public services offer and the adoption of innovative digital solutions in Public Sector Organisations and small and medium-sized enterprises.
ER2Digit supports the potential for digitisation of SMEs and PSOs through concrete tools, namely by providing knowledge, skills and resources for building digital capacity in different areas: energy, construction, tourism, health, transport and culture.
ER2Digit is part of the European Digital Innovation Hubs Network (EDIHs), the initiative funded by the European Commission under the Digital Europe programme, with the aim of accelerating the digital transformation of PSOs and SMEs.
ER2Digit Hub is also co-financed by the Ministry of Enterprise and Made in Italy (MIMIT) through resources of the RRF in the field of "Strengthening and thematic and territorial extension of technology transfer centers for industry segments" (Mission 4 component 2 Investment 2.3).
ER2Digit represents an opportunity for digital innovation in key sectors of the society and the data economy, contributing to the objectives of the Digital Agenda of Emilia-Romagna called Data Valley Bene Comune.
ER2Digit Website: https://www.er2digit.it/
Program: URBACT IV
The Digi-Inclusion Action Planning Network addresses social exclusion and promotes digital inclusion not only by ensuring access to technology, but also allowing people to develop the necessary skills and gain sufficient autonomy to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the digital world. The Network has been approved by the URBACT IV Monitoring Committee and has become one of the 30 Action Planning Networks in Europe involving 252 partners from 28 European countries.
Digi-Inclusion, led by the city of Mollet del Vallès (Spain), includes in addition to Lepida - which will involve stakeholders in the Metropolitan City and in particular in some territories of the Apennines - also the cities of Alexandroupolis (Greece), Gdansk (Poland), Iasi (Romania), Jelgava (Latvia), Torres Vedras (Portugal), the Zenica-Doboj Canton (Bosnia and Herzegovina), the Côte d'Opale Development Agency (Boulogne sur Mer, France).
Partners will share experiences, develop skills and create integrated action plans to address local digital inclusion challenges.
DIGI-INCLUSION Website: https://urbact.eu/networks/digi-inclusion
NCPeH+ - Extension of National Contact Point for eHealth (NCPeH) in Italy
MyHealth@EU is the digital infrastructure for online healthcare in Europe that enables the safe and interoperable exchange of health data between EU countries, ensuring continuity of care for European citizens travelling in the same way as in their country of residence. Since 2017, Lepida has participated in a series of initiatives coordinated by the Ministry of Health within the eHealth Digital Service Infrastructure - eHDSI. NCPEH+ is a follow-up to the NCPeH project "Deployment of generic cross-border eHealth services - National Contact Point eHealth" (NCPEH) ended in 2021 and which was a first step towards the interoperability of electronic prescriptions (eP) and the Patient Summary (PS). NCPEH+ aims to extend the scope of interoperability by also allowing the exchange of original clinical documents (OrCD).
PRECINCT - Preparedness and Resilience Enforcement for Critical INfrastructure Cascading Cyberphysical Threats and effects with focus on district or regional protection (2021-2023)
PRECINCT is a project co-funded in H2020 and aims to connect private and public CI stakeholders in a geographical area to a common cyber-physical security management approach which will yield a protected territory for citizens and infrastructures. The PRECINCT Ecosystem Platform will connect stakeholders of interdependent CIs and Emergency Services to collaboratively manage risks and resilience exploiting “Digital Twins”, “Serious Games” and “AI” technologies. The objective is to improve CI protection for specific installations from vulnerabilities arising from interdependencies and cascading effects. The validation scenarios are based in 4 large scale Living Labs (LL) developed in Antwerp, Athens, Bologna and Lubjana. In Bologna the partner involved in the LL are Lepida, Aeroporto di Bologna, Fondazione ITL and FST Technologies.
PRECINCT Website: https://www.precinct.info
TRANSIT - Training Paths for Adults on Sustainable Mobility (2021-2023)
Program: ERASMUS+ Programme
The project TRANSIT aims at raising awareness, while stimulating behavioural change, about sustainable mobility through the development of informal training paths for workers, families, and young adults, by stressing the importance of using more sustainable means of transportations as part of broader efforts at EU level towards the creation of a more sustainable and healthier society.
The project involves seven partners from Greece, Italy, Spain and Sweden. In Italy the activities will be realised in the territory of the Unione Pedemontana Parmense.
The project is designing and developing three main instruments: a survey to identify the main themes related to the sustainable mobility; two e-learning modules for training civil servants and associations operating in the field; a toolbox that will collect all the tools needed for raising awareness and educate citizens on sustainable mobility habits.
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.
Closed European Projects
niCE-life - Development of an integrated concept for the deployment of innovative technologies and services allowing independent living of frail elderly (2019-2022)
niCE-life is funded by the Central Europe Programme and the Local Health Authority of Bologna and ISRAA Treviso are among the partners. Objective of the project is promoting the social innovation and inclusion of the frail persons. especially elderly. The coordinator is the Capital City of Bratislava (Slovakia). The other participant countries in addition to the Technical University of Bratislava, are Czech Republic (University of Brno and the Hospital University of Olomouc), Austria that involves the Samariter Foundation, City of Warsaw and Slovenia with the National Health Institute. The model of social inclusion of niCE-life is based on the best practice of the Bologna e-Care Network which in its turn will be enriched with additional digital tools. niCE-life realizes 5 pilot actions in which the developing model will be experimented and where the technology plays a valuable support to answer the needs of the population which has resulted in growing numbers of frail older adults.
- niCE-life Website: https://www.interreg-central.eu/Content.Node/niCE-life.html
NCPeH - National Contact Point for eHealth (2017-2021)
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).
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.
- Website: www.cosie-project.eu
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.
- Website: www.trafair.eu
WebinHealth - Interactive webinars to accelerate the shift to digital innovation in Albanian health (2020-2021)
Program: Central European Initiative
WebinHealth (Interactive webinars to accelerate the shift to digital innovation in Albanian health) is a project funded by the CEI-Central European Initiative. Lepida is coordinating the project in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Albania and the Medical University of Tirana. The objective of the project is to support the digitalisation process of the Albanian health system.
WebinHealth offers 16 webinars, supported by the simultaneous remote translation from Italian to Albanian and arranged with modules of 2 hours each. The beneficiaries of the webinars would be at least 80 participants coming from the healthcare and technological fields, patients’ representatives and university students.
The project has started in July 2020 and will last until January 2021.
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.
- Website: www.activageproject.eu
- Twitter: @ACTIVAGEproject
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.
- Website: www.rainbolife.eu
The regional BCO of Emilia-Romagna