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Collaboration@Rural : A collaborative platform for working and living in rural areas

Objective

C@R aims to boost the introduction of Collaborative Working Environments (CWE) as key enablers catalyzing rural development. According to this strategic goal, C@R proposes a complete set of research activities and tasks which will identify, develop and validate technological responses to actual barriers jeopardizing the sustainable development in rural areas.

To achieve this prior objective C@R will research on the specification, development, test and validation of a powerful and flexible worker-centric collaborative platform that will significantly enhance the capabilities of rural inhabitants both @work and @life, thus leading to a better quality of life and a revalorisation of rural settings.

A key piece of C@R model is the upper layer middleware architecture, or C@RA, which combines in a sinergyc manner collaborative core components according to orchestration high level capabilities resulting in a set of software tools. C@R will work on the definition of a user-centric Open Service Architecture.

C@R will articulate Rural Living Labs (RLL) as innovative research instruments involving rural users. The RLL user-oriented methodology will guarantee to meet the highly specific rural users' expectations and will provide mechanisms to gather technical requirements for the C@RA. Innovative scenarios with an expected high impact on rural development have been selected to enable a later validation of the C@RA.

C@R will deepen on the impact of collaborative technologies in the rural economic and social backbones by means of a well structured methodology to assess the impact of the technologies developed on the indicators of rural developments and provide policy responses at national, European, and global levels.

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Coordinator

TECNOLOGIAS Y SERVICIOS AGRARIOS SA

Address

Calle Conde De Penalver 84
28006 Madrid

Spain

Participants (28)

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ARSLOGICA SRL

Italy

ATOS ORIGIN SOCIEDAD ANONIMA ESPANOLA

Spain

BEIJING SOFTWARE ENTERPRISE ADVISORY CENTER

China

CITYPASSENGER SA

France

EFITA

United Kingdom

EMPRESA DE TRANSFORMACION AGRARIA SA

Spain

EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

France

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANISATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS FAO

Italy

FRAUNHOFER IAF

Germany

FUNDACAO CPQD CENTRO DE PESQUISA E DESENVOLVIMENTO EM TELECOMUNICACOES

Brazil

GEOSPATIAL PARTNERS S.R.L.

Italy

GILAT SATELLITE NETWORKS LTD

Israel

HELSINGIN KAUPPAKORKEAKOULU

Finland

LOQUENDO SPA

Italy

NOKIA OYJ

Finland

PHILIPS INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS NV

Belgium

REGION ABOLAND R.F.

Finland

SAP AG

Germany

SIEMENS SA

Spain

SZEGEDI TUDOMANYEGYETEM

Hungary

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET GRAZ

Austria

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL

Spain

TELEFONICA PESQUISA E DESENVOLVIMENTO DO BRASIL LTDA

Brazil

UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA

Spain

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

UNIWERSYTET IM. ADAMA MICKIEWICZA W POZNANIU

Poland

WIRELESSINFO

Czechia

ZENON S.A. ROBOTICS AND INFORMATICS

Greece

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034921

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 August 2009

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 955 657

  • EU contribution

    € 8 649 900

Coordinated by:

TECNOLOGIAS Y SERVICIOS AGRARIOS SA

Spain