Cloud’N’SCI will build upon its experience in the development of co-business and co-exploitation models and lead task T2.4 and T2.5, thus providing co-exploitation capabilities to the INTERLINK governance model.
In task T2.4, a solid co-business model will be designed, as an extension of the governance model, to ensure long-term sustainability of co-created services and platform operation. A good co-business model should give fair rewards to all stakeholders that have contributed to innovate, implement or maintain a public service in order to inspire them to continue their effort or participate in developing new services. Furthermore, the model aims to enable financial sustainability by covering service maintenance expenses. Multiple alternative co-business models will be identified and evaluated to understand their strengths and weaknesses in different scenarios and from each stakeholder’s perspective. Simulations and Business Model Canvas tools will be applied in the analysis. Based on the evaluation conclusions, the most suitable co-business model will be selected, developed further, and documented.
In task T2.5, the co-creation process suggested will be extended and further developed to cover also situations wherein the original team that innovated a new public service and possibly created a working prototype of it is not capable or willing to continue producing and maintaining the service. Lack of long-term commitment is a severe threat to service sustainability and therefore it is crucial to ensure that the INTERLINK concept can handle such situations. Processes and practices to enable smooth and sustainable co-exploitation of the created services and possibly hand over a service development project to another team for maintenance will be developed and documented.
Cloud’N’SCI will also contribute to WP3 exploiting its experience in collaboration tools to co-create data refining solutions needed in public services.