As from 2011, Vianet’s board members have been formally affiliated with leading research centers in the US (Harvard, MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Europe (KTH and Malmö University in Sweden, Politecnico di Milano), working on technologies such as:

  • Location-based media
  • Internet of Things
  • Augmented reality
  • Responsive environments
  • Gestural, natural interaction
  • Urban informatics

Vianet has a long experience in EU-funding (FP7, Capacities, Environment, European Structural Funds, Media, Digicult, eContent).
As SME with research experience, Vianet can support Consortia on four areas:

  • Involve relevant stakeholders (key academic players, industry, government, citizens, NGOs…), using participatory design methods to engage them since the early phases of the project
  • Lead the dissemination activities, thanks to its experience in marketing and communication (video production, online marketing, online PR, social media campaigns, events, ATL, BTL…)
  • Study and propose exploitation plans in order to test the market potential of R&D activities carried out during the project
  • Directly contribute to R&D in the area of interaction design