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Knowledge integration and network expertise

Objective

High-tech SMEs operate in knowledge-intensive networks that stretch far beyond the borders of single companies. These networks turn knowledge management (KM) into a vital task, which is poorly solved because SMEs do not know the KM tools presently available or do not recognise their specific KM problem and consequently cannot choose from the variety of tools. Many KM tools are furthermore ill-suited for high-tech SMEs because they are preoccupied with IT, have little regard resources. KISME will solve these problems through - a knowledge-based system -the KINX system- that will enable European high-tech SMEs to self-diagnose their KM problem and match it with a suitable solution. - new tools for the least supported KM problems - the detection of knowledge in very dynamic network environments, the identification of highly specialised knowledge on the internet and the validation of business strategies in the light of new knowledge in order to recognise change. - advise to Policy-makers as how to foster nemorking among European high-tech SMEs.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

AACHEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Templergraben 55
52056 Aachen
Germany

Participants (8)

AIXTRON AG
Germany
Address
Kackertstrasse 15-17
Aachen
CEROBEAR GMBH
Germany
Address
Kaiserstrasse 100
Herzogenrath
HEAD ACOUSTICS GMBH
Germany
Address
Ebertstraße 30A
Herzogenrath
INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY ANALYSIS AND FORECASTING
Israel
Address
Tel-aviv University
69978 Ramat - Aviv
NET KNOWLEDGE LTD
Israel
Address
Haharohet Street 36
20100 Carmiel
OPTIBASA LTD.
Israel
Address
Shenkar Street 7
46120 Herzlia
SOCINTEC - SOCIEDAD PARA LA INNOVACION Y PROMOCION DE NUEVAS TECNOLOGIAS SA
Spain
Address
C/mayor 10 5A Planta
48930 Las Arenas
UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7500 AE Enschede