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MULTIMEDIA ASSETS FOR INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Objective

MAID will develop high-level information services to boost competitiveness in the industrial design sector. It will demonstrate effective multimedia data exchange and asset trading systems, allowing designers and design-based companies to access interactively multimedia databases of products, materials and services and to integrate data, into their own design computing environments. They will also be able to participate in distant work groups, receive on-line design tools and services and implement projects at a distance. The system will handle 'conventional' multimedia data assets (including video), 3D CAD data and simulation data and allow the integration of VR tools.

MAID is designed as a cluster of activities covering the aspects of multimedia information engineering; information product design; and validation/demonstration in practical environments.

MAID will develop and demonstrate systems which allow designers and design-based companies to:
- interactively access multimedia databases of products, materials and services;
- integrate data into their own design computing environments;
- participate in distant work groups and receive on-line design tools and services ;
- implement projects at a distance.

MAID will demonstrate networked services based on the concepts of a Design Information Centre and a Design Services Centre for test by target users as a prelude to commercial exploitation. The system will handle 'conventional' multimedia data assets (including video), 3D CAD data and simulation data, and allow the integration of VR design tools. It is conceived as a transaction-based system with a commercial charging mechanism. The business plan also includes the exploitation of generic sub-products and IE solutions developed in the project. The Demonstration Stage will show the use of MAID services in a series of real-life high-level applications.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Stichting Centre for International Technology and Education (CITE)
Address
Elephant And Castle
SE1 6SB London
United Kingdom

Participants (14)

ASSOCIACCO PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO DAS TELECOMUNICACOES & TECNOCAS DE INFORMATICA
Portugal
Address
Avenida Das Forcas Armadas
PT13 Lisboa
ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Greece
Address
16,Kanari Street
14563 Kifissia, Athens
CENTRO DE LABORATORIOS Y SERVICIOS INDUSTRIALES DE MADRID
Spain
Address
15,Valentin Beato
28037 Madrid
DESIGN ZENTRUM NORDRHEIN WESTFALEN E.V.
Germany
Address
25-27,Hindenburgstrasse
45127 Essen
European Design Centre
Netherlands
Address

5600 HG Eindhoven
FINANCIAL COURSEWARE LTD
Ireland
Address
Issc House, International Financial Services Centr
1 Dublin
INSTITUTO DE ENGHENARIA DE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES
Portugal
Address
9,Rua Alves Redol
1000 Lisboa
LIMBURGS UNIVERSITAIR CENTRUM
Belgium
Address
2,Wetenschapspark
3590 Diepenbeek
London Institute Higher Education Corporation
United Kingdom
Address
65 Davies Street
W1Y 2DA London
PHILIPS INTERACTIVE MEDIA CENTRE BV
Belgium
Address
63,Maastrichterstraat
3500 Hasselt
TELECOM FINLAND OY
Finland
Address
8,Elimaenkatu
00510 Helsinki
UNIVERSITAT DE LES ILLES BALEARS
Spain
Address
Ctra. Valldemossa Km 7.5
07071 Palma De Mallorca
UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN
Finland
Address
135C,hoemeentie
00560 Helsinki
WYT UITGEEGROEP BV
Netherlands
Address
11,Pieter De Hoochweg
3024 BG Rotterdam