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Adding Value to RTD: Accelerating Take-up of Semantic Technologies for the Enterprise

Project description

Intelligent Content and Semantics

Establishing dynamic links between research and business environments

Closer alignment and interaction between academia, enterprise and industry as a whole are essential to boost EU socio-economic growth and international competitiveness, especially in innovative fields such as ICT. Within this context, VALUE-IT is aimed at promoting market driven alignment of EU RTD, fostering innovation and accelerating adoption of Semantic Technologies for the Enterprise (STE).

Accelerating Innovation Impact

VALUE-IT will address the challenge to promote market driven alignment of EU RTD and Innovation efforts towards fostering Take-up of Semantic Technologies (ST) in business environments.

VALUE-IT will address this challenge and contribute to a faster and widespread adoption of ST within mainstream enterprise marketplace by:

a) Providing a clear definition of benefits and opportunities of ST; i.e.: producing thorough technology markets assessments; identifying and understanding drivers and inhibitors for the uptake and deployment of new solutions; outlining new business and revenue models and highlighting opportunities for co-operation and new challenges for demand driven future RTD projects;

b) Facilitating community building in the ST applied research arena, promoting interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge as well as shared visions for future coordination and alliances to develop, e.g. common approaches, standards and architectures and

c) Fostering industry / ICT suppliers / applied researchers dialogue to promote awareness on ST, investigate potential exploitation channels and finally contribute to pave the way for market transformation.

To achieve project objectives, the VALUE-IT consortium will implement a Support Mechanism structured by four closely interlinked sets of activities:

a) Business demand driven roadmapping;

b) ST Innovation roadmapping;

c) Roadmapping Integration and Outreach (matchmaking) activities and

d) Awareness raising support activities.

Successful completion of the project will be measurable through more European companies offering semantic solutions, and more organizations progressively adopting those technologies. In particular, it will significantly help to move ST from Pioneers and Early Adopters to Mainstream Market.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

INMARK ESTUDIOS Y ESTRATEGIAS SA
Address
Av Llano Castellano 43
28010 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 601 270
Administrative Contact
Sabina Guaylupo (Ms.)

Participants (4)

DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 199 118
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Olthoff (Dr.)
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 273 484
Address
Ronda De La Comunicacion S/n Distrito C Edificio Oeste I
28050 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis López de Ayala Hidalgo (Mr)
INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE COMPONENTS S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 360 403
Address
Avenida Torre Blanca
08172 Sant Cugat Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
JESUS CONTRERAS CINO (DR)
OVUM EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 494 041
Address
Charles House, 108-110 Finchley Road
NW3 5JJ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Simcox (Mr)