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PROGRAMME 2021-2027
priority
1 Innovative societies
objective
1.1 Resilient economies and communities
Project type
Core Project
Implementation
January 2023 - December 2025

Distance LAB

The project Distance LAB equips public and private organisations with intercultural skills and business support to help them work remotely in an efficient way.
Project summary

DistanceLAB creates tools to improve the stakeholders’ resilience and adaptability by improving their skills in remote activities, especially distance soft skills (DIS). The project is topical as the COVID-19 pandemic and energy crisis have pushed organizations for a change. Now it is the time to take advantage of these changes and create new ways of success. The developed tools and methods are divided into 3 categories; communication and innovation, sustainability and remote business strategy. In this application “service” is used as an umbrella term for all these outcomes. These services develop the businesses’ existing activities and evolve them into hybrid and remote. The services and expertise is brought together in a hub. The hub offers the collective expertise of business development experts and the network of Baltic area. The hub is a co-operative effort of all partners and is open for international expansion. Each partner country will develop its own living lab of innovation. The living labs collaborate together in the hub and with other, existing clusters and networks. The hub shares knowledge and experiences on activities following EU and local level strategies by developing and adjusting the business to support the strategic objectives. Transnational collaboration and green transition are the backbone of the project’s activities and later, services provided in the hub. Public actors advocate local strategic changes towards a resilient and remote-adapted society.

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Budgets

Distance LAB
in numbers.
  • 2.82
    Million
    Total
  • 2.02
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.15
    Million
    Norway

Latest in DistanceLAB

News

Remote business strategy pilots: How to participate
Here is a brief about our Remote business strategy pilots ready to tested during 2024. Information ...

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Sustainability review and development pilots: How to participate
Here is a brief about our Sustainability review and development pilots ready to tested during 2024. ...

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Communication and Innovation pilots: How to participate
Here is a brief about our Communication and Innovation pilots ready to tested during 2024. ...

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International hybrid event - how to and what not!
We organised a hybrid target groups event at the same time in all partner countries. In this post we ...

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Year 2023 of DistanceLAB in brief
During the first year of the project we have learned to know each other, met so many new ...

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Between remote work and traditional office
Cowork Romsdal is a project creating meeting places for sharing and co-creation in relatively small ...

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Digitalization in urban development
City of Pietarsaari Director of Urban Development's views on remote work and digitalisation

Overview

What has happened in DistanceLAB so far
During our first year of activities we have regularly had consortium meetings and target group meetings. We have also started an AI-group. Almost 100 target group organisations have been contacted.

All partners have been actively preparing and participating on pilot preparations. The pilots are presented on this site. Each group of activities (=pilot service topic) produced a deliverable that includes the process of developing the tool, the best practices that stood out in the developing process, a pilot plan, aims, objectives and initial materials. All deliverables will also be published in the project website.

During 2023 we gave a speech and participated in organising a webinar "Increasing Cybersecurity and empowerment in the digital environment in Europe". Also DistanceLAB project manager gave a speech in the European Week of Regions and Cities –event in Brussels.

In November we organised a webinar for whole target group in all countries, and it was continued with local live/online discussions after the speakers. This concept will be repeated later on during the project. Also we have organised meetings for associated partners in all countries.

There is about to be a partner change in Sweden from Skellefteå Science City to IUC Norr. Our hub & living lab –activities are starting from 2024. Testing of all pilots is starting soon (full-scale in 3 countries, small scale in 1-2). There are different types of pilots: workshops, online testing, 1on1 tests.
120 Benefitting organisations 2 Solution(s) in preparation 2 Solution(s) plannedfor use / upscale 8 Pilotactivities 37 Organisationsin the project

Distance LAB
in numbers.

  • 63.83366125000000623.162068173802083
  • 61.005488525.6641573
  • 62.73772397.1590265
  • 56.949397724.1051846
  • 54.898213923.9044817
  • 50.13865221.9678841
  • 54.751583925.264914472276228
  • 57.390391821.5635991
  • 65.583473822.1439984
Lead partnerCentria University of Applied Sciences
  • Town
    Kokkola
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Keski-Pohjanmaa
Total partner budget
538,809.12
LAB University of Applied Sciences
  • Town
    Lahti
  • Region
  • Country
    Finland
  • Region
    Päijät-Häme
Total partner budget
370,332.00
More and Romsdal County Council
  • Town
    Molde
  • Region
  • Country
    Norway
  • Region
    Møre og Romsdal
Total partner budget
289,379.50
University of Latvia
  • Town
    Riga
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Rīga
Total partner budget
202,140.80
Kaunas Science and Technology Park
  • Town
    Kaunas
  • Region
  • Country
    Lithuania
  • Region
    Kauno apskritis
Total partner budget
232,395.20
Rzeszow Regional Development Agency
  • Town
    Rzeszow
  • Region
  • Country
    Poland
  • Region
    Rzeszowski
Total partner budget
245,280.00
Public Institution Lithuanian Innovation Centre
  • Town
    Vilnius
  • Region
  • Country
    Lithuania
  • Region
    Vilniaus apskritis
Total partner budget
250,742.80
Foundation Ventspils High Technology park
  • Town
    Ventspils
  • Region
  • Country
    Latvia
  • Region
    Kurzeme
Total partner budget
231,240.00
IUC Norr
  • Town
    Luleå
  • Region
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Region
    Norrbottens län
Total partner budget
345,122.22

Contacts

News

Events

16
May
Cybersecurity First Aid Clinic 4
Project: Distance LAB
Virtual Meeting & Physical Meeting
16. May 2024
14:00 - 15:00 (EET)
    11
    April
    Cybersecurity First Aid Clinic 3
    Project: Distance LAB
    Virtual Meeting & Physical Meeting
    11. April 2024
    14:00 - 15:00 (EET)
    09
    April
    Opportunities of large-scale projects for local businesses
    Project: Distance LAB
    Virtual Meeting
    09. April 2024
    15:00 - 18:00 (EET)
    14
    March
    Cybersecurity First Aid Clinic 2
    Project: Distance LAB
    Virtual Meeting & Physical Meeting
    14. March 2024
    14:00 - 15:00 (EET)
    06-07
    March
    Test&Talk Pilot Release
    Project: Distance LAB
    Virtual Meeting
    06. - 07. March 2024
    10:00 - 16:00 (EET)
    15
    February
    Cybersecurity First Aid Clinic
    Project: Distance LAB
    Virtual Meeting & Physical Meeting
    15. February 2024
    14:00 - 15:00 (EET)
    29
    November
    Potential – Motivation – Co-creation
    Project: Distance LAB
    Virtual Meeting & Physical Meeting
    29. November 2023
    10:00 - 13:00 (EET)
    10
    October
    DistanceLAB is present on European Week of Regions and Cities
    Project: Distance LAB
    Physical Meeting
    10. October 2023
    09:30 - 09:45 (CET)
    25
    September
    Associated partners events
    Project: Distance LAB
    Virtual Meeting
    25. September 2023
    14:00 - 16:00 (EET)
    13
    September
    DistanceLAB is present in webinar "Increasing Cybersecurity and Empowerment in the Digital Environment in Europe"
    Project: Distance LAB
    Virtual Meeting
    13. September 2023
    13:00 - 15:00 (CET)
    08-09
    March
    DistanceLAB kick-off meeting
    Project: Distance LAB
    Virtual Meeting & Physical Meeting
    08. - 09. March 2023

      Images

      Videos

      Cyber security tools for remote workers
      Video 1 of 3
      Cowork Romsdal: presentation of DistanceLAB local partner in Norway
      Video 2 of 3
      Project manager Leena Toivanen presentation of DistanceLAB themes at EU Week or Regions and Cities
      Video 3 of 3

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