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EUROPEAN NETWORK OF CENTRES FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF TELEMATICS IN URBAN AND RURAL AREAS

Objective

ENCATA, a pan-European consortium of regional development agencies, supports better coordination of telematics applications in their local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Project activities in the ten regions concerned are to include a common telematics audit for ENCATA user requirements, telematics action plans as a shared approach and a common information system for development agency users. Telematics support centres in an open networked platform for SMEs will underpin a cluster of cross-sector telematics initiatives in each region. Post-project self-funding of a bigger operation is the ultimate goal.

ENCATA is a large consortium of pan-European regional development agencies that aim to promote and assist the usage of telematics in their Regional Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) by co-ordinating and networking their activities in a common, coherent and thus more effective way.

The specific objectives of the project are to develop, verify, evolve and then demonstrate usage of the following in each of 10 Regions represented in the Consortium :-

1. ENCATA User Requirements based on a common Regional Telematics Audit, SME Clustering and Needs Analysis.

2. Regional Telematics Actions Plans as a shared approach.

3. Development Agencies Information System, as a common tool to be used by Development Agency users.

4. Telematics Support Centres as an open networked platform tailored to the needs of each Region's SMEs.

5. Telematics Support Teams as the key ENCATA coherent implementation approach.

The Telematic Support Centres will be building-based and mobile responding to the needs of each region, and they will act as the hub and focus for a cluster of cross-sector telematics initiatives in each region.

The concrete results of the project will be evaluated and assessed during the project, to allow their development and structuring for self-funding operation within the 10 individual Regions and other regions of the Community after the project is complete.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

Shannon Free Airport Development Company Ltd
Address

Limerick
Ireland

Participants (11)

ALMI FORETAGSPARTNER VASTMANLAND
Sweden
Address
38,Stora Gatan
72212 Vasteras
COMITE DEPARTEMENTAL DE DEVELOPPEMENT ECONOMIQUE DE LA HAUTE-GARONNE
France
Address
1,Immeuble 'Le Sully', Place Occitane
31072 CEDE Toulouse
COOPERACCO E DESENVOLVIMENTO REGIONAL S.A.
Portugal
Address
79,P.i.sapec, Via
2900 Setubal
EPSILON SOFTWARE
Greece
Address
377,Syngrou Avenue
17564 Athens, Paleo Faliro
FYLKESMANNEN I SOGN OG FJORDANE
Norway
Address
3,Tinghus
5840 Hermansverk
Highlands and Islands Enterprise
United Kingdom
Address
Bridge House 20 Bridge Street
IV1 1QR Inverness
INFORMATION - TRAINING - LOCAL DEVELOPMENT
Greece
Address
26,Solonos Street
10673 Athens
INSTITUT BALEAR INNOVACION TELEMATICA
Spain
Address
19,Palau Reial
07001 Palma De Mallorca
Pin Centro Studi Ingegneria
Italy
Address
Piazza G. Ciardi 25
50047 Prato Firenze
Scottish Enterprise
United Kingdom
Address
21 Bothwell Street
G2 6HQ Glasgow
Talete & Konsis Engineering
Italy
Address
Via Della Scala 12
50123 Firenze