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The Portal for Projects and Communities In the Virtual Organisation Domain

Objective

The objective of VE-Forum is to provide an integrating portal for all researchers and professionals in the domain of networked businesses and governments in Europe and internationally. It shall give easy access to past and future results in the domain and support communication and collaboration as a virtual community. As such, VE-Forum complements NoEs, IPs, and other projects and promotes Europe's global visibility in the field.

The portal will have three main components:
- Access to projects, conferences and other events, and news in the domain
- A knowledge pool with project results, a refereed journal, relevant references and working papers, and a who is who directory
- Collaboration workspaces for discussion forums, workgroups, and intra- and cross-project cooperation

Additionally, the project will facilitate a European research advisory group on networked businesses and governments and link it with the community and general public for idea exchange and feedback. A special concern of VE-Forum is to represent and integrate the different sub-communities in the European Research Area (ERA) and facilitate community cooperation and exchange of experience and expertise. The project is an instrument to incubate a self-sustaining community, which shall be based on the principles of voluntary professional associations and academic communities.

The role of the consortium is to activate the community and facilitate self-organisation. Project-progress is therefore measured as the capability to attract members, and to marshal additional revenues and contributions to the portal already during the EU-funded period for smooth transition after project end. The project consortium brings together leading professional and research organisations with a track record of projects in the domain of networked organisations. It balances technical and management orientation, and all partners have strong experience in professional community management and facilitation.

Funding Scheme

SSA - Specific Support Action

Coordinator

CETIM - CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT GMBH
Address
Werner Von Heisenberg-weg 39
85577 Neubiberg
Germany

Participants (9)

AMREIN ENGINEERING AG
Switzerland
Address
Rohrerstrasse 100
5000 Aarau
DR. PASCAL SIEBER & PARTNERS AG
Switzerland
Address
Koenizstrasse 21 B
3008 Bern
ESOCE NET (EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF CONCURRENT ENGINEERING)
Italy
Address
Via Cortina D'ampezzo 164
00135 Roma
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
IIMC INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CORPORATION LIMITED
Ireland
Address
13 Docklands Innovation Park, 128 East Wall Road
3 Dublin
THE UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
United Kingdom
Address
43, The Crescent
M5 4WT Salford
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield
Dublin 4
UNIVERZA V MARIBORU
Slovenia
Address
Slomskov Trg 15
2000 Maribor
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
Address

02044 Vtt