Innovation Kitchen is an inter-site research infrastructure which supports the research of the smart spaces. The environment is a combination of laboratory and showroom. It serves the VTT sites in Espoo, Oulu and Tampere. A long-term aim is to implement the environment as a network of interoperable smart spaces.
The environment allows clients to get familiar with the opportunities made possible by the ICT research at VTT. In addition, the research environment can act as an extension for the own research environment of the clients. Clients can, for example, order research work for testing the interoperability of its products.
During 2009, all the sites will be built up and demos installed. In the first phase each site can see other the sites over video. Later, all sites can be cross-used in a virtual environment.
In its start-up phase, Innovation Kitchen consists of the three essential areas of technology: Device interoperability (such as NoTA), new mobile user interface technologies (including NFC and Augmented Reality) and context awareness.
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