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Small enterprise accessing the electronic market of the enlarged Europe by a smart service infrastructure

Objective

The SEAMLESS project studies, develops and experiments an embryo of the Single European Electronic Market (SEEM) network where a number of eRegistries are started up in different countries and sectors. Distinctive features are:
- Addressing Craft & Trade (C&T) companies through the respective mediators (chambers of commerce, entrepreneurial associations, local development agencies, ASPs).
- Focusing on two sectors, Textile (TEX) and Building & Construction (B&C) that are relevant to C&T companies and present overlapping areas (e.g. fabrics for tapestry).
- Starting up experimental RRs in both EU-15 and new member states (NMAS) and establishing interactions between them based on a proper collaboration framework.

In adopting eBusiness solutions, the target companies present figures lower than those of larger enterprises and increasing at a slower pace. The situation in NMAS, where the percentage of C&T is even larger than in EU-15, is generally worse, with significant differences between countries.

The SEEM vision is towards a web-based marketplace where companies can dynamically collaborate without cultural and technological constraints. The SEEM allows an objective comparison of profiles and offers of company of any size and location, and this could open the eBusiness space to the many small companies (providing high quality products and services at lower cost) that now risk to be left aside from the electronic market.

The main project activities are devoted to define a collaboration framework and proper business models, realise evolving sectoral ontologies, develop a technological infrastructure and a number of applications and services on top of it. Six eRegistries are experimented, in Poland and Slovenia (B&C sector), in Spain, Slovakia and Romania (TEX sector), and in Hungary (generic).

The SEAMLESS project intends to provide an independent contribution to the Digital Ecosystem initiative and strictly collaborate with the relative cluster of projects.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Address
Via Universita 4
Modena
Italy

Participants (14)

ANTARA INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, S.L.
Spain
Address
Calle Benjamin Franklin 12
46980 Paterna
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL
Spain
Address
Plaza Emilio Sala 1
03801 Alcoy
ATC ROM SRL
Romania
Address
Str. Biharia 67-77
Bucuresti Sectorul 1
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE ET TECHNIQUE DU BATIMENT
France
Address
84 Avenue Jean Jaures
77420 Champs Sur Marne
I-SOFT OOD LTD
Bulgaria
Address
Nadejda 3 Bl 334 Vh D Et 1 Ap 99
1229 Sofia
JAVNA AGENCIJA REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE ZA PODJETNISTVO IN TUJE INVESTICIJE
Slovenia
Address
Dunajska 156
1000 Ljubljana
KELYAN SMC SPA
Italy
Address
Via Nuova Ponente 1A-1b
41012 Carpi
PRESKOVEJ REGIONALNEJ KOMORY SLOVENSKEJ OBCHODNEJ A PRIEMYSELNEJ KOMORY
Slovakia
Address
Masarykova 16
080 01 Presov
T-ONLINE MAGYARORSZAG INTERNET SZOLGALTATO RESZVENYTARSASAG
Hungary
Address
Neumann Janos Ut. 1/B
1117 Budapest
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V KOSICIACH
Slovakia
Address
Letna 9
04200 Kosice
TIE NEDERLAND B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Beechavenue 162
1119PS Schiphol-rijk
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
Maribor
UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU
Poland
Address
Ul. H.wieniawskiego 1
61-712 Poznan