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European collaborative networked organizations leadership initiative

Objective

European Collaborative networked Organisations LEADership initiative, ECOLEAD, aims to create strong foundations and mechanisms needed to establish the most advanced collaborative and network-based industry society in Europe:
- In ten years most enterprises will be part of some sustainable collaborative networks that will act as breeding environments for the formation of dynamic virtual organizations in response to fast changing market conditions.
- The fundamental assumption in ECOLEAD is that a substantial impact in materialising networked collaborative business ecosystems requires holistic approach.

Area's complexity and the multiple inter-dependencies among the involved business entities, social actors, and technologies, substantial breakthroughs cannot be achieved with incremental innovation in isolated areas. On the other hand, project plans must remain manageable. Thus ECOLEAD addresses the most fundamental and inter-related focus areas, which form the basis for dynamic and sustainable-networked organizations: the VO Breeding Environments, Dynamic Virtual Organizations and Professional Virtual Communities.

In addition to these three vertical focus areas, the holistic approach is reinforced and sustained on two horizontal areas: the theoretical foundation for collaborative networks and the horizontal ICT infrastructure. The horizontal activities support and affect all three vertical focus areas. The theoretical foundation shall provide the basis for technology-independent understanding of the area and its phenomena. The existence of an invisible, low-cost ICT infrastructure is a pre-condition for the establishment of truly dynamic collaborative networks.

ECOLEAD is expected to impact industrial competitiveness and societal mechanisms, by providing means to effectively exploit opportunities deriving from the deployment of VOs, and by designing and enabling new professional work paradigms, capable of enacting the knowledge-based society throughout Europe.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02044 Espoo
Finland

Participants (27)

ASSOCIATION SWISS MICROTECH ENTERPRISE NETWORK
Switzerland
Address

2720 Tramelan
CEBENETWORK GMBH ENGINEERING & IT
Germany
Address
Flughafenallee 28
28199 Bremen
CERTICON A.S.
Czechia
Address
Vaclavska 12/316
120 00 Praha 2
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
Address
Zikova 4
166 36 Praha 6
COMARCH S.A.
Poland
Address
Ul Aleja Jana Pawla Ii, Nr. 39A
31-864 Krakow
EDINFORM SPA
Italy
Address
Via Luigi De Simone 23
73100 Lecce
ENICMA GMBH
Germany
Address
Stefan-george-ring 29
81929 Muenchen
FRANCE TELECOM SA
France
Address
Place D'alleray 6
75015 Paris
GRUPPO FORMULA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Corso Francia 223
10090 Cascine Vica, Rivoli
INGENIERIA Y SOLUCIONES INFORMATICAS DEL SUR, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
Spain
Address
Calle San Eloy 23 4A
41001 Sevilla
INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO Y DE ESTUDIOS SUPERIORES DE MONTERREY
Mexico
Address
Avenida Eugenio Garza Sada 2501 Sur
64849 Monterrey, N.l.
JOENSUUN TIEDEPUISTO OY
Finland
Address
Lansikatu 15
80110 Joensuu
JOZEF STEFAN INSTITUTE
Slovenia
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
LOGICACMG NEDERLAND B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Prof. W. H. Keesomlaan 14
1183DJ Amstelveen
ORONA E.I.C., S. COOP.
Spain
Address
Poligono Industrial Lastaola
20120 Hernani
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT OESTERREICH
Austria
Address
Siemensstrasse 92
1210 Wien
SOFTWARE AG ESPANA SA
Spain
Address
Ronda De La Luna 4
28760 Tres Cantos - Madrid
STICHTING AIESEC INTERNATIONAL
Netherlands
Address
Teilingerstraat 126-128
3032 AW Rotterdam
SUPPLY NETWORK SHANNON LTD
Ireland
Address
C/o Shannon Development, The Granary, Michael St
Limerick
T.X.T. E-SOLUTIONS SPA
Italy
Address
Via Frigia 27
20126 Milano
TES - TELEINFORMATICA E SISTEMI S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Di Tor Tre Teste 229
00155 Roma
UNDEFINED
Address
Undefined
Undefined
UNINOVA - INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS
Portugal
Address
Campus Da Fct/unl, Monte De Caparica
2829-516 Caparica
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA CATARINA
Brazil
Address
Campus Universitario
88.010-970 Florianapolis-sc
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Spui 21
1012 WX Amsterdam
VIRTUELLE FABRIK AG
Switzerland
Address
Schlossgasse 2
9320 Arbon