The CAVAL project arises from the public-private co-operation between the IBIT Foundation and TurisTEC. The project consists of the development of a service-provision platform based on SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) that will enhance the result of searches for services using semantic web techniques. These services will be provided by member companies of TurisTEC in order to increase their competitiveness by using ICT-based solutions.
CAVAL will foster technological transference from an R&D centre (IBIT Foundation) to a business cluster (TurisTEC) in order to increase the technological capacity of the cluster member companies, mostly SMEs. Such transference will lead companies to create new ICT-based products such as web services.
At a business level:
- To develop an interoperability framework among the tourism makers of the innovation-company cluster TurisTEC.
- To develop an administrative structure to foster interoperability among the member companies of TurisTEC.
At a technological level:
- To define a reference model that describes all the elements involved in the tourism value chain.
- To promote the implementation of the SOA model (Service-Oriented Architecture).
- To promote the development of new business processes that create added value by composing web services using choreography and orchestration technologies.
- To experiment with semantic web service technologies in order to increase interoperability chances among applications at a concept level, promoting more advanced reasoning and mediation interactions between services.
ICT - Tourism
A platform to design tourist offers in a dynamic way through the interoperability of the different resources of a tourist destination and thus, satisfy the growing demand for tailor-made trips using new technologies.
Implementation of an infrastructure to enable suppliers of tourist resources to relate with each other.
1- The destination is the new catalogue.
2- Capacity to inform and choose.
3- Demand of a tailored offer.
ICT - Tourism
This project aims at collecting smart destination experiences in Palma de Mallorca as well as designing and developing a unified methodology that can be standardized and exported to other destinations. In the case of Palma de Mallorca, various distinctive features converge and make this case study particularly broad so that the methodology can be widely applied in the short term:
- The Smart Office of the Town Council of Palma manages one of the free Wi-Fi areas with the greatest number of tourists in Europe. This enables them to monitor the behavior of the average tourist and the tourist-as-sensor to improve the town policies regarding tourism.
- AENOR, along with other agents, actively participates in the achievement of the first standard of smartdestinations through the Committe AEN/CTN 178 of which TurisTEC is an active member.
- The size of Palma de Mallorca, the inhabitant/visitor rate and the convergence of other tourist innovation projects that are in progress in the Community lead to the development of synergies for more accessible, responsible, sustainable and innovative tourism.
This project aims at studying the integration of the smart experience of Palma de Mallorca, the European Tourism Indicator System (ETIS) TOOLKIT and the different standardization options. Although standardization is the final objective of this project, it will be consider as the culmination of the efforts of a destination to acquire the status of smart. Such integration is expected to define a turnkey kit for other tourist destinations:
- that raises visibility of the knowledge about smart tourist destinations developed in Spain, that gives way to the internationalization of Spanish tourism innovation and that it turns into one of several consulting and/or knowledge package to be exported and marketed. Finally, those packages will be - totally or partially - implemented, depending on the implementation capacity, in the Alairo municipal district, Menorca, as a pilot experiment.
Another goal of this project is to experiment with semantic web service technologies with the purpose of increasing interoperability chances among applications at a concept level, promoting more advanced reasoning and mediation interactions between services.
Team members: Balears.t
Umbrella of transmedia projects that aim at using creative and original storytelling to promote tourism on the Balearic Islands using the existing synergies between tourism and the digital content industries. The value proposal to be communicated should insist on personal experiences and redefine the Baleares Islands as a destination. This project is launched by Balears.t and CLAB (Audiovisual Cluster of the Balearic Islands) as an innovation tool and a change in the traditional promotion of tourism. It encompasses different initiatives aimed at re-thinking how we want to be seen from abroad and how to build this message.
To develop innovative strategies to promote a territory with the use of digital content.
Audiovisual/ Cultural and Creative Industries/ Tourism
MAREMOSTRA PALMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Palma Town Council/ Culture State Department/ Balears.t/ Idimar/ UIB/
CESAG / IB3/ BIOIB / Sol Visuals
Founded in 2012, Maremostra Palma International Film Festival is the first European film festival that focuses on the sea. All through the first three editions, two hundred productions were screened to be a great showcase of good films, both main-stream and independent. The support to the film industry - particularly to productions shot on the Balearic Islands - is one of the essential values of Maremostra. This objective is added to the intention of functioning as an economy driving force for the audiovisual, tourism and maritime innovation sectors. Thanks to its connection with the Mediterranean Sea, the festival includes the preservation and defence of the environment, especially the sea, as one of its solid pillars. Along this line, the festival also defends sustainable and environment friendly tourism. Additionally, Maremostra has always supported film productions related to maritime sports - not frequently found in the usual channels - as a fundamental part of a healthy lifestyle.
- To become cinema, sports and science leaders, and to turn Palma into a model in these areas.
- To promote culture and the respect for the environment.
- To promote sustainable tourism.
- To help cross-discipline relations and support the economic revitalization of the sectors involved in the Festival.
- To improve the cooperation with other film festivals and film-related events.
- To raise awareness among citizen about the world current state of affairs.
Audiovisual / Scientific / Tourism
CINEMALAB, LABORATORI D'INNOVACIÓ CINECIUTAT
Team members: Cine Ciutat, UIB, CESAG, ESADIB, Teatre del Mar
Cinema Lab is one of the six commissions that run Cine Ciutat. This work team, of which the Audiovisual Cluster of the Balearic Islands is a member, was created to accept and develop audiovisual and cultural projects - with multidisciplinary relevance - which have an experimental and innovative character. It is a social and cultural lab open to anyone who wants to propose innovative activities for the creation, distribution or exhibition of cultural and audiovisual content.
- To create an experimental space where all kind of professionals share their cultural and innovative projects.
- To develop new and multidisciplinary audiences.
- To research about viewers' motivations.
- To explore new funding schemes aimed at cultural and creative industries.
- To exchange good practices with cultural organizations from Europe and elsewhere in the world.
- To promote projects in which different artistic disciplines coexist.
- To design new cultural management models that could be socially and economically sustainable.
- To stimulate a network of city initiatives based on the promotion of art and culture.
- To empower young people to become cultural entrepreneurs.
- To promote the internationalization of European cultural projects.
Audiovisual / Cultural and Creative Industries
THINK UP CULTURE!
Team members: Education, Culture and Sport Ministry; Anysolutions; Goteo
Think up Culture! expects to become a knowledge forum and a network of connections at a European level to fund cultural and creative industries. It is a mentoring program and a two-day meeting of conferences, round tables and workshops to give supporting tools to entrepreneurs within the sector, to bring funding entities closer to cultural projects and to add economic and social value to the industry. In other words, we want to create a necessary meeting point to open up opportunities and to promote talent within the creative and business environments.
The core objective of these conferences is to identify non-traditional funding ways for the cultural industries and activities and to be able to be in contact with the latest funding tendencies. We have then developed three sub-objectives:
- To provide entrepreneurs and specialists in cultural funding with tools and support to carry out their projects.
- To add value to Cultural and Creative Industries as an investment opportunity and as proof of their positive effect on society and on the economy.
- To hold a necessary annual meeting among entrepreneurs and financial backers.
Audiovisual / Cultural and Creative Industries / Funding Entities
Electric Mobility as New Sustainable Tourism Marketing
MOVITUR seeks to design a comprehensive plan so that the deployment of electric mobility could be used as a new product and a tourist showcase for more responsible visitors aware of their carbon footprint. From such a deployment on, a roadmap that can be exported to other destinations with the contribution of all the involved agents. Finally, this roadmap will be tested in Palma de Mallorca to evaluate its results and impact.
- To promote both electric mobility and the Balearic Island as a destination of responsible and sustainable tourism.
MOVITUR wants to put in motion the electric transport triplet - energy producers, rent-a-cars and the public administration - as well as the one related to energy and transport, or to tourist industries.
Autoritat Portuària de Balears
This project is a public-private exploitation of the lighthouse of the Port of Palma (LA RIBA lighthouse) which belongs to Ports de Balears and is a model of the support to entrepreneurs of the sailing and maritime sector. The NAUTACC projects expect to lay the foundations of a long lasting public-private cooperation to build up new business models in the nautical-maritime sector. The Balearic Islands are world leaders in the sector and a model for other competing or emerging regions. A business incubator specialized in the nautical-maritime sector will reinforce that leadership and be the source of wealth creation in terms of job positions. NAUTACC pursues the creation of an ideal "ecosystem" for the incubation and acceleration of start-up enterprises in the nautical-maritime sector.
- To create the first business incubator/accelerator of the nautical-maritime sector in Europe.
- To reuse the methodologies of ICT business acceleration in the nautical-maritime sector.
- To reuse special public-private spaces to carry out disruptive innovation activities.
Public Administration, entrepreneurs, well-established companies.
Team members: Université Paul Sabatier Tolouse III, CNRS (Délégation Aquitaine), Université Montpellier 2 Sciences et Techniqu, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biologica (ITQB), Fundació Privada Bioregio de Catalunya (BIOCAT), Fundación de la Comunitat Valenciana para la Promoción Estratégica, el Desarrollo y la Innovación Urbana (InnDEA), Universitat de les Illes Balears - Facultat de Ciències (UIB), Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (USC)
This project consists of carrying out activities to promote technology transference and to improve the cooperation network among small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), other companies and universities, post-graduate education centres, regional authorities, research centres and scientific and technology hubs.
- To promote innovation and to build solid cooperation technology networks.
Involved: Biotechnological sector
Total budget: 1,834,518 Euros
BIOIB budget: 100,000 Euros
Team members: Government of the Balearic Islands. Education, Culture and Universities Ministry. General Directorate of University Research and Knowledge Transference.
This project consists of providing participants with:
- An information system based on mentoring entrepreneurs.
- Training material that has been especially made for the biotechnological sector.
- Visits to research groups and talks, master and degree courses.
- Personalized tuition.
Balears Bioemprén is a training and counseling program that BIOIB has been carrying out since 2011 with the objective to boost, encourage and support the creation of innovative technological enterprises that specialize in the field of biotechnology.
Business, Education and knowledge centers
BIOREGIÓ ILLES BALEARS
Government of the Balearic Islands. Education, Culture and Universities Ministry. General Directorate of University Research and Knowledge transference.
This project consists of the development of the Balearic Bioregión by the BIOIB cluster following the recommendations of the ESCA (European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis) report. The report includes the development of tools and actions that are needed to boost the impact and visibility of the research carried out on the Balearic Islands. It also includes the follow up of the indicators that were proposed in the project and the incorporation of the indicators identified by the ESCA and the Strategic Plan.
To continue improving the cluster management which will result in an increase of the visibility of its associated entities (enterprises, the University, research centres, the public administration, etc.) and of all the agents involved in the biotechnological and biomedical sector of the Balearic Islands.
Business sector, Education and knowledge centers, Healthcare facilities
SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP
Fundació Patronat Científic. Col·legi de Metges de les Illes Balears, Govern de les Illes Balears. Conselleria d'Educació, Cultura i Universitats. Direcció General d'Universitats Recerca i Transferència del Coneixement.
This project consists of a training cycle to bring all professional participants closer to the necessary resources to build communication bridges between scientists and the society.
- To provide a general vision about the need to relate the scientific activity with society.
- To provide basic techniques to improve written and oral communication in order to address both specialized audiences and the general public.
- To teach participants how the media work.
- To raise awareness about the management of communication in contrary situations.
Involved sectors: Scientific sector, communication sector
Budget: 12,000 Euros
Approach of the biotechnological and biomedical sectors to the financial sector.
Government of the Balearic Islands. Education, Culture and Universities Ministry. General Directorate of University Research and Knowledge Transference, IDI ISBA SGR, ISBA SGR
The BioFin project arises from the need to make the biotechnological sector known, which has a non-traditional business model, and to show the most important needs and investment opportunities in biotechnological projects. The project aims at providing entrepreneurs and enterprises with a tool to make communication easier among them and with investors by using quality and professional documentation that will improve the image of business initiatives.
To use communication channels and tools with the purpose of bringing the financial world closer to the biotechnological world.
To make the potential of the biotechnological sector of the Balearic Islands known to regional, national and international financial agents.
Involved sectors: Biotechnological Sector, Financial Sector
Budget: 26,700 Euros
Team members: Navigo, Ditenave, CCMI, ECPY
Description: The Seagate project seeks to create synergies between innovation entities within the sailing and nautical tourism sectors in the Mediterranean area. The project expects to develop a common working environment in which entities and companies' managers can carry out training sessions, in which to exchange good practices of different member countries of the sector, to identify opportunities to develop proposals and initiatives and to lay de foundations of team work for the future.
- To connect companies that work in the sailing and nautical tourism sectors in the different involved regions.
- To improve the knowledge and innovation levels of such sectors.
- To draw a future plan for the participating entities.
Nautical Sector, Tourism
350,000 Euros (50,000 Euros IDimar)
GAMBA ROJA (RED SHIRMP)
Development of a quality brand of the red shrimp from Maó and its introduction to the market.
Team members: Maó Fisherman's Guild, IEO, IRTA, BIOIB, Palamós
The project seeks to re-introduce the red shrimp from Mao to a market at a higher level or even internationally. For that purpose, it is important to develop or improve different aspects of the product chain such as extraction, handling, sale and distribution. Different points of the value chain will be analyzed to suggest possible improvements, as well as the methodology to implement them.
- To set the parameters and requirements to achieve a quality brand for the red shrimp from Mao.
- To develop adequate sale and marketing channels.
Tradition, innovation, sustainability, emotion
Team members: Balears.t, Industrias Argui SA, Think Cosmetic SL, LCV SL, y Ecoquímic SL
TISE is a project carried out in collaboration with the Balears.t cluster. It seeks to achieve the transference of knowledge from the chemical sector (detergency and hygiene) to the tourism sector through a non-commercial packaging that highlights the values of Mallorca as a destination to be communicated: tradition, innovation, sustainability and emotion. Each value is identified with a commercial product selected from a great variety of products made in Mallorca.
- To highlight Mallorca as a tourist destination through an innovative presentation of ‘amenities' (coming from local cosmetic products and detergents) for the hospitality business, related to the Mediterranean tradition and culture.
Tourism, chemical sector
Safety Data Sheet Mobile
Soluciones Informáticas Ambientales SL (La Rioja), Jabones Puig SA, Detergentes La Palmera SL, LCV SL, Detergents Burguera SL, Industrias Argui SA, Ecoquímic SL, Futurquimia SL.
Description: Latest generation access to security information about chemical products (SDS - Safety Data Sheet) to be used by the tourist sector of the Balearic Islands. These sheets could be accessed via smart devices (smart phones, e-pads or tablets) using a QR code linked to a data base with all the SDSs of the products manufactured or distributed by the member companies of the CliQIB. This could reduce the medical response time in cases of accidents or of health or environment danger.
The project consists of facilitating and ensuring the access to Security Data Sheets (SDS) of chemical products to anyone that needs to use, transform, generate or transport the product in question. The idea is that any worker within the tourist sector (maintenance managers, lifeguards, waiters, pool cleaners, maids, hotel managers, cooks, etc.) could access security information of chemical products (manufactured or distributed by member companies of CliQIB) used in their workplaces in a quick, simple and practical way.
Tourism, Chemical sector, ICT
Budget: 50,000 Euros
LIVING LAB HOTEL PROJECT
Team members: Fundació General de la UIB
The LIVING LAB HOTEL will be an innovative centre for the transference of knowledge of tourist technology. It expects to carry our pilot projects to validate technologies that could be applied to the tourist sector and hotel complexes. In turn, they will influence on the strategic axes of training of the participating SMEs from the Balearic Islands.
To improve the internationalization of Balearic SMEs, to validate technologies applied to tourism and to carry out demonstrations through pilot projects of knowledge transference and innovation applied to tourism and sustainability.
Tourism , chemical sector, ICT, Healt