This will be the result of Task 7.1 of the project: OITB and Innovation Eco-system Platform and Knowledge Base.

This task aims to create an online tool in the form of an e-platform that brings together a critical mass of actors, knowledge, know-how and leverage to amplify the impacts of NewSkin at a regional, EU and international level while raising awareness on the project results.

The e-platform will be the main reference channel to access the NewSkin OITB and all its related services and ecosystem partners. This task will include the design and, implementation of a project e-platform under the coordination of Alpha RLH, with the support of ECCS and EDS project partners.

The platform will be hosted and accessible through the SEP and managed by A-rlh. The development of the platform will be delivered by Alpha to ensure coherence between the project website and the e-platform, with notably an interconnection system to avoid duplication.

The platform will be designed as an interactive online tool supporting the promotion of all project results and services and updated regularly to ensure future developments are included.

The online platform will facilitate interactions with potential users and customers, such as industry bodies, researchers, practitioners and standardisation bodies through a simple access to services, a market place and information of the services provided by project partners.

All documents relevant for the NewSkin OITB project will be directly accessible online including the open calls. The material will be gathered by tags and key words, in order to simplify the access to information for the stakeholders and updated on a regular basis.

The e-platform will support networking/hub activities at the European level. The e-platform will have two main aspects, the public site and the private (project intranet site). Key elements of both are highlighted below:

a) Public Site accessible for the general society including:

  • General project information including objectives, methodology and partners,
  • Presentation of Partner Testing Upscaling Facilities,
  • Services description and Value proposition,
  • Use Case Descriptions,
  • Publication of key NewSkin Reports and NewSkin Generated data,
  • Events,
  • Application forms and portal for Open Calls, Open Calls results.

b) Private Site:

  • Project Repository.
  • Stake-holders Data base.

To enhance interactions, online forum or working groups will be developed in the framework of the project to facilitate and encourage exchanges across the different networks and communities involved. The e-platform will also offer greater visibility to the project and allow the consortium to reach its objectives in terms of dissemination towards facility and capability providers and ensure the sustainability of the project. The first draft version of the e-platform is expected to be available in October 2020.