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Legal knowledge transfer accelerator for SME clusters and digital business ecosystems


LEKTOR is a 24 months SSA with the aim to raise awareness of potential legal obstacles in the context of e-business and to provide solutions by creating a platform for autonomous legal knowledge exchange among the target groups, i.e. SMEs. LEKTOR is geared at SMEs, SME clusters and digital business ecosystems for SMEs and all multipliers involved. LEKTOR will not investigate on its own into legal matters but will identify, compile and assess those existing (from other European, national and regional projects and initiatives). For this purpose, the project implemented a Web 2.0 platform, the Lexelerator: based on OSS.

The Lexelerator is usable for all involved in e-business to showcase legal achievements and solutions in a global business environment and to foster the exchange of legal knowledge between those directly affected: SMEs. The increased knowledge will dissolve doubts or insecurities and accelerate the take-up of ICT in various business processes, thus, enhance the competitiveness of European SMEs in the global digital business environment (as postulated in the i2010 programme, amongst others).

To continuously provide these services, the Lexelerator disposes of a legal Wiki that lists legal, business and technical keywords alphabetically for quick search; legal Blogs that tackle (country-) specific problems in different languages; and a Forum that serves as discussion and exchange platform for users. These modules are complemented by information on "useful links" (e.g. webpages of the services), "useful documents" that stem from other EU projects, legislation texts as well as an events agenda. Currently (April 2008), 50+ contributors specialised in law, e-business or digital technologies add to the Lexelerator content in a reliable way. The Lexelerator services have been and continue to be promoted in 9+ European countries and 3 countries outside Europe, i.e. USA, India and Chile.

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