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MATURE

Project reference: 216356
Funded under

Continuous Social Learning in Knowledge Networks

From 2008-04-01 to 2012-05-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 8 995 500

EU contribution:

EUR 6 549 627

Coordinated in:

Spain

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

MATURE is investigating knowledge-maturing in organisations. The project is developing individual-level tools for deepening knowledge and organisation-level tools for analysing its effects.

The agility of organisations has become the critical success factor for competitiveness and requires that companies and their employees together and mutually dependently learn and develop their competencies efficiently. Failures of organisation-driven approaches to technology-enhanced learning and the success of community-driven approaches in the spirit of Web 2.0 have shown that for that agility we need to leverage the intrinsic motivation of employees to engage in collaborative learning activities, and combine it with a new form of organisational guidance.

For that purpose, MATURE conceives individual learning processes to be interlinked (the output of one learning process is input to the other) in a knowledge-maturing process in which knowledge changes in nature. This knowledge can take on the form of classical content in varying degrees of maturity, but also involves tasks and processes or semantic structures. The goal of MATURE is to understand this maturing process better, and to build tools and services to reduce maturing barriers.

MATURE’s outcomes will be

  1. an empirical analysis of real-world maturing practices, resulting in a sound conceptual model of the knowledge maturing process and ways to overcome barriers to it (particularly including motivational and social factors);
  2. a Personal Learning and Maturing Environment (PLME), embedded into the working environment, enabling and encouraging the individual to engage in maturing activities;
  3. an Organisational Learning and Maturing Environment (OLME), enabling the organisation to analyse and to take up community activities, to reseed innovation processes and to apply breeding strategies;
  4. reusable Maturing Services for seeding and reseeding, and creating awareness of relevant activities.

So far the project has developed the knowledge maturing model landscape which is founded on empirical results and is being evaluated in real work practices. A wide set of reusable Maturing Services have also been developed, based on validated Knowledge Maturing Indicators. Further, prototypes have been developed for the following application contexts: 

  • a widget-based environment for collaborative knowledge development centred around artefacts (as piloted in the field of labour market information),
  • a semantic social tagging system for sharing knowledge about people (people tagging) and digital resources (social bookmarking) and for the collaborative development of a lightweight ontology,
  • a task management application that connects to business process modelling.

 

Objective

The agility of organizations has become the critical success factor for competitiveness and requires that companies and their employees together and mutually dependently learn and develop their competencies efficiently. Failures of organisation-driven approaches to technology-enhanced learning and the success of community-driven approaches in the spirit of Web 2.0 have shown that for that agility we need to leverage the intrinsic motivation of employees to engage in collaborative learning activities, and combine it with a new form of organisational guidance. For that purpose, MATURE conceives individual learning processes to be interlinked (the output of one learning process is input to the other) in a knowledge-maturing process in which knowledge changes in nature. This knowledge can take the form of classical content in varying degrees of maturity, but also involves tasks and processes or semantic structures. The goal of MATURE is to understand this maturing process better, and to build tools and services to reduce maturing barriers.MATURE's outcome will be1) an empirical analysis of real-world maturing practices, resulting in a sound conceptual model of the knowledge maturing process and ways to overcome barriers to it (particularly including motivational and social factors)2) a Personal Learning and Maturing Environment (PLME), embedded into the working environment, enabling and encouraging the individual to engage in maturing activities3) an Organisational Learning and Maturing Environment (OLME), enabling the organisation to analyze and to take up community activities, to reseed innovation processes and to apply breeding strategies4) reusable Maturing Services for seeding and reseeding, and creating awareness of relevant activities<br/>

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Coordinator contact

Anna FONT, (Responsible Project Management Department)
Tel.: +34 934010796
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Anna FONT, (Responsible Project Management Department)
Tel.: +34 934010796
Fax: +34 934016517
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Coordinator

CENTRE INTERNACIONAL DE METODES NUMERICS EN ENGINYERIA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 605 452


CL GRAN CAPITAN - ED C 1 CAMPUS NORTE UPC, S/N n/a
08034 BARCELONA
Spain
Administrative contact: Anna Font
Tel.: +34 934010796
Fax: +34 934016517
E-mail

Participants

UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 503 415


INNRAIN
6020 INNSBRUCK
Austria
Administrative contact: Ronald Kurt Maier
Tel.: +43512507 7664
Fax: +43512507 2844
E-mail
BOC ASSET MANAGEMENT GMBH
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 310 950


BAECKERSTRASSE
1010 WIEN
Austria
Administrative contact: Gabriele Kaiser
Tel.: +43 1 512 05 34
Fax: +43 1 512 05 34
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 682 950


Rechbauerstrasse
8010 GRAZ
Austria
Administrative contact: Erwin Duschnig
Tel.: +43 316 8739256
Fax: +43 316 8739254
E-mail
FACHHOCHSCHULE NORDWESTSCHWEIZ
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 555 519


SCHULTHESS-ALLEE
5201 BRUGG
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Michele Canonico
Tel.: +41622860154
Fax: +41622860196
E-mail
STIFTUNG FZI FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK AM KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUR TECHNOLOGIE
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 1 195 000


HAID UND NEU STRASSE
76131 KARLSRUHE
Germany
Administrative contact: Michael Flor
Tel.: +49 721 965491
Fax: +49 721 965490
E-mail
SAP AG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 993 903


DIETMAR HOPP ALLEE
69190 WALLDORF
Germany
Administrative contact: Frank Gottfried
Tel.: +49 6227 746998
Fax: +49 6227 782216
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET PADERBORN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 451 300


WARBURGER STRASSE
33098 PADERBORN
Germany
Administrative contact: Susanne Neufeldt
Tel.: +495251602568
Fax: +495251603538
E-mail
SOLUCIONES INTEGRALES DE FORMACION Y GESTION STRUCTURALIA, S.A
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 171 000


AV. DE LA VEGA 15, EDIFICIO 3, PLANTA 4
28108 ALCOBENDAS
Spain
Administrative contact: MIGUEL ANGEL AMERIGO REVIELTA
Tel.: +34 914904200
Fax: +34 914904210
E-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 374 859


Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW COVENTRY
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Deborah Greer
Tel.: +44 24 765744
Fax: +44 24 765744
E-mail
PONTYDYSGU LTD
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 229 979


COURTHOUSE STREET 5
CF37 1JW PONTYPRIDD
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: GRAHAM ATTWELL
Tel.: +494212187804
Fax: +441443409975
E-mail
LONDON METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 475 300


JEWRY STREET
EC3N 2EY LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: John Cook
Tel.: +44 2071334341
Fax: +44 2071334348
E-mail
Record Number: 85448 / Last updated on: 2016-04-09