The principal focus of PEARDROP is to make more accessible and more practicable for regional policy makers and key local actors the instruments for exploitation and adoption of research and deployment results in ICT for Enterprise Networking and, in particular, in Digital Ecosystems. PEARDROP aims to draw together the most salient results of the innovation and digital business ecosystem cluster of FP6, including some first regional deployment experiences and results, converting these where necessary into 'layman's' terms, as well as into a number of EU languages (minimum 5), with a view to making them more accessible and of more practicable use to regional policy makers, especially those concerned with regional operational programming and with eBusiness development.
PEARDROP expects to increase significantly the number of regions that are interested to adopt it, and actively participate in, or considering deployment of, innovation and digital business ecosystem research and models. PEARDROP will seek to better understand critical success factors in terms of the behaviour of regional development agents, and will propose systems (tools, methodologies and models) for assessing the risks and barriers, as well as the benefits and effectiveness, of such approaches and related policy interventions with a view to supporting regional policy makers and programmers in formulating more effective policies.
PEARDROP acknowledges and will take due account of the diversity of European regions and the inter-regional variations of context and conditions that exist. PEARDROP does not propose to identify, develop or promote a single DBE approach or deployment model but rather to collaboratively define alternative approaches or models that could be adopted according to specific regional circumstances.
Funding SchemeSSA - Specific Support Action
19900 Praha 18
CF24 4AY Cardiff