ERIA - Early Responders Innovation Arena
Purpose and goal
An overall objective of the ERIA project is to support the development of a Swedish innovation system for emergency response. The goal is to create an open and effective infrastructure and a unified methodology that can support the development of needs-tested, validated and reality-adapted solutions developed in collaboration with intended end users . The goal is also to build a broad collaboration with other reality labs and test beds, where you can work with common or overlapping methods instead of competing beyond your own excellence.
Expected results and effects
ERIA will consist of a combination of real and virtual environments that may or may not be combined to act as customized test arenas for early responders. Furthermore, ERIA will link other reality labs, test beds, research environments, training environments, executive organizations and clients, and is thereby expected to strengthen both method development, systematics and intercompatibility. ERIA is also expected to provide support for actors in an innovation system for crisis management after the project in Sweden as well as in Europe.
Planned approach and implementation
The project is implemented in three phases - a development phase, a validation phase and a consolidation phase focusing on A) Knowledge and competence, b) Organization and methodology and c) Collaboration and communication. ERIA development will broadly involve experts and expert organizations and implemented in close cooperation with other national and international projects and initiatives. Internal competence will be invented and strengthened. In the validation phase, 5 pilot innovation projects will be implemented in cooperation with the National Innovation Mechanism.