In the last few months, the partners of the SIRENE project have been working hard on different elements of the project. One of the deliverables that now has been completed is the State-of-the-Art: a desk research on current methods, standards, and guidelines in the development of responsive inclusive eco-friendly environments. The State-of-the-Art report provides a solid theoretical background on which the SIRENE framework can be built, to ensure its effectiveness and sustainability. The report includes an explanation of different concepts, good practices examples, an ethical assessment, and a gap analysis of recent initiatives.
The State-of-the-Art also describes different innovation frameworks. Within innovation economics there exist several so-called ‘helix models’, which can be used to define opportunities in innovation. For the SIRENE project it was important to find out which theoretical framework best fits the goal of the SIRENE solution. For this purpose a new helix model was created: the Transnational Local-sphere Model. This model puts more focus on stakeholders, organisations, and underrepresented entities, is user-centred by using a bottom-up approach, includes (trans)national collaboration and competition, integrates both global and local ecosystems, and involves civic society, through the media and the public. By using the Transnational Local-sphere model the SIRENE solution will try to connect existing local ecosystems and create a network of stakeholders in all sectors to ensure an accessible and sustainable result for its users.
When publication has been approved you will find the State-of-the-Art on the SIRENE website.