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DBE - Digital business ecosystem

Objective

The overall objective of the DBE is aimed at proving Europe with a recognized advantage in innovative software application development by its SME industry, launching a disruptive technology paradigm for the creation of a digital business ecosystems for SMEs and software providers thus improving their value network. An open-source distributed environment will support the spontaneous evolution, adaptation and composition of software components - which also embed business rules - and services allowing SMEs, that are solution and e-business service providers, to cooperate in production of components and applications adapted to local business needs.

This will allow EU small software providers to leverage the possibility of new distribution channels providing services at local ecosystems and extending their market reach through the DBE. Easy access and large availability of applications, adapted to local SMEs, will foster ICT adoption and local economical growth of innovation nodes. This can only be achieved with a vision leading to a paradigm shift: the complexity of distributed software production and the new forms of networked business require a multi-disciplinary approach based on biology, physics and social sciences mechanisms and models. DBE transposes from living organisms mechanisms like: evolution, adaptation, autonomy, viability, introspection, knowledge sharing, selection, and will lead to emergence of novel architectures and technologies, business processes and knowledge.

The DBE will change the way SMEs and EU software providers use and distribute their products and services. It will allow SMEs to link enterprise-wide external resources and value networks, and to allocate them based on their business priorities. The DBE is based on the key finding that with such evolutionary and self-organising system Europe could harness the complexity of software production and its SME software industry could regain competitiveness.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES BELGIUM
Address
Avenue Du Bourget, 42
1130 Bruxelles
Belgium

Participants (20)

FACHHOCHSCHULE SALZBURG GMBH
Austria
Address
Urstein Sued 1
5412 Puch Bei Hallein
FONDAZIONE CENTRO STUDI INVESTIMENTI SOCIALI - CENSIS
Italy
Address
Piazza Di Novella 2
00199 Roma
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK AN DER UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE
Germany
Address
Haid-und-neu-strasse 10-14
76131 Karlsruhe
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Riccarton
Edinburgh
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kensington Campus, Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE ARAGON
Spain
Address
Calle Maria De Luna 8
50015 Zaragoza
INTEL PERFORMANCE LEARNING SOLUTIONS LIMITED
Ireland
Address
Collinstown Industrial Estate
Leixlip, Co Kildare
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Houghton Street
WC2A 2AE London
SOLUTA.NET S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Vignola 9
31037 Loria (Tv)
SUN MICROSYSTEMS IBERICA, S.A. UNIPERSONAL
Spain
Address
Centro Empresarial Parque Norte C/ Serrano Galvache 56
28033 Madrid
T6 SOCIETA COOPERATIVA
Italy
Address
Via Genova 30
00184 Roma
TAMPEREEN TEKNILLINEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
33720 Tampere
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE
Greece
Address
Agiou Markou Str.
73132 Chania
TEKNOLOGIAKESKUS HERMIA OY
Finland
Address
Hermiankatu 1
33720 Tampere
THE PROVOST FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
Address

GU2 7XH Guildford
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI LECCE
Italy
Address
Piazza Tancredi 7
73100 Lecce
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ENGLAND IN BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
Perry Barr
B42 2SU Birmingham
WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ireland
Address
Cork Road
Waterford