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Empowering Business Ecosystems of Small Service Enterprises to Face the Economic Crisis

Objective

The eBEST project addresses small companies (typically with less than 50 employees) providing services to other businesses, often by subcontracting, in different industrial sectors. In general the intended service companies perform added-value activities in the intermediate phases of the value chain and/or in the repair and maintenance phases. The eBEST project strategic objective is to set-up, experiment and promote the adoption of new collaboration practices within each business ecosystem and across the ecosystem borders, taking advantage of a shared knowledge, an agreed corpus or rules and codes of practice, and a suite of ICT tools to support the intended ecosystem dynamics. The eBEST project operational objectives are: • Presenting worldwide the offers of the single service companies and clusters, and the integrated offer of the ecosystem as a whole, by exploiting sectoral and multilingual ontologies and taxonomies. • Adopting trust-building mechanisms, codes of practice, work assignment rules and performance evaluation criteria to guide the fair coopetition of the target companies. • Providing the target companies with easily accessible ICT applications and services to enable communication and collaboration within ecosystems and with the external world. • Experimenting and improving in real-life conditions the functional coverage and user acceptance of the proposed approach, methodology and ICT functions. • Deploying the project results to the largest audience so as to reach a critical mass of user companies in the shortest possible time after project completion. The economical situation calls for fast answers. For this reason the above challenging objectives should be reached in no more than two years. This is feasible since the RTD performers bring to the eBEST project a huge amount of background knowledge, in both organisational and technological terms, that was acquired by their participation in a number of recent European projects.

Field of science

  • /humanities/philosophy, ethics and religion/philosophy/metaphysics/ontology
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-2
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

CNA ASSOCIAZIONE PROVINCIALE DI MODENA*CONFEDERAZIONE NAZIONALE DELL ARTIGIANATO E DELLA PICCOLA E MEDIAIMPRESA
Address
Via Malavolti 27
41122 Modena
Italy
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 400 400
Administrative Contact
Anna Rosa Tavernari (Dr.)

Participants (15)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MODENA E REGGIO EMILIA
Italy
Address
Via Universita 4
41121 Modena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gianni Immovilli (Prof.)
S.A.T.A. APPLICAZIONE TECNOLOGIE AVANZATE SRL
Italy
Address
Via Notari 103
41126 Modena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paola Daniela Monari (Dr.)
TEL&CO srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 28 600
Address
Via Scaglia Est 17
41126 Modena
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fabio Massimo Tavoni (Mr.)
ASOCIACION DE INDUSTRIAS DE CONOCIMIENTO Y TECNOLOGIA - GAIA - EUSKALHERRIKO EZAGUTZA ETA TEKNOLOGIA INDUSTRIEN ELKARTEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 257 400
Address
Portuetxe Bidea, N14, Edificio Ibaeta, Planta 1ª
20018 San Sebastian
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jokin Garatea (Mr.)
BUSINESS INNOVATION BROKERS S. COOP.
Spain
Address
Fermin Calbeton 13
20600 Eibar
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Juan Antonio Martin (Mr.)
INTEGRAL DE MEDIOS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 28 600
Address
Calle General Castanos 13-5
48920 Bilbao
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jorge Flores (Mr.)
KILKIS CHAMBER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 231 000
Address
Stenimachou 2
61100 Kilkis
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Kalogeridou (Mrs.)
EUROCONSULTANTS S.A.
Greece
Address
Antoni Tritsi 21
55102 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stavroula Maglavera (Mrs.)
ANONYMI EMPORIKI ETAIRIA ANAPTYXISKAI YPIRESION KAI PROIOTON SE TOMEIS YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS
Greece
Address
Odos Ermou 86
10554 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Elefterios Leondaridis (Mr.)
MAGYAR IPARSZOVETSEG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 231 000
Address
Thokoly Utca 58-60
1146 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adrienn Szomolanyi (Dr.)
CORVINNO TECHNOLOGIA TRANSZFER KOZPONT NONPROFIT KOZHASZNU KFT
Hungary
Address
Kozraktar Utca 12/A
1093 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andras Gabor (Dr.)
SLOVENSKA OBCHODNA A PRIEMYSELNA KOMORA
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 206 800
Address
Grosslingova 4
816 03 Bratislava
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ivan Pezlar (Mr.)
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V KOSICIACH
Slovakia
Address
Letna 9
042 00 Kosice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Radoslav Delina (Dr.)
SIRRIS HET COLLECTIEF CENTRUM VAN DE TECHNOLOGISCHE INDUSTRIE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 266 200
Address
Boulevard Auguste Reyers 80
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Wim Codenie (Mr.)
SPIKES
Belgium
Address
Drukpersstraat 4
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Dries (Mr.)