A workshop of Collaboration and Interoperability for networked enterprises in an Enlarged European Union project will be organized to collect and generalise barriers and gaps which are preventing a full participation of EEU research organisations in the ICT Programmes in Brussels on the 30th of September 2010.
Collaboration and Interoperability for Networked Enterprises in an Enlarged European Union (COIN-EEU) project which is linked to the on-going COIN IP project, is currently developing an ICT integrated solution (the COIN system) to support the above 2020 vision, starting from notable existing research results in the field of Enterprise Interoperability (EI) and Enterprise Collaboration (EC).
Project with €1,163,174.00 support which is an FP7 Large-scale Integrating Project (IP) started on the 1st of July 2010 and will take 18 months.
So far there are 6 more sub-projects of COIN which have been founded under EU 7th Framework Programme to make services which have been developed in COIN project usable, to enlarge feasibility of project results, to provide integration of interagency cooperation and interoperability and to provide project sustainability in areas such as development of new services. The 7th project which has been funded in this context is COIN EEU (Collaboration and INteroperability for networked enterprises in an Enlarged European Union) Project. The project coordinator is TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA which was also the project coordinator of the COIN Project and the project partners are ASSOCIAZIONE ESOCE NET EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF CONCURRENT ENGINEERING NET from Italy, INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN from Slovenia, UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI from Romania, FAVIT Фейвит Нетуърк ЕООД from Bulgaria, WIRELESSINFO from Czech Republic, KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS from Lithuania, UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS from Cyprus and LODER from Turkey. Loder is a partner of the project to implement COIN tools in the logistics sector.
COIN-EEU project aims to contribute to the reinforcement of the cooperation between research teams across the 27 Member States and to strengthen the integration of the European Research Area in ICT by:
- Making available for validation and testing COIN results to six EEU end-users, extending the current portfolio of COIN end-users with new complementary ones;
- Studying, designing and implementing simplified EI and EC services more suitable for the EEU member states, their sectors, their domains, their business process and their ICT literacy.
- Extending the applicability of COIN results to emerging collaborative business forms, the Living Labs, whose integration concept of researchers, citizens, industry and public stakeholder is particularly suitable for supporting the development of EEU regions and, hence, the development and integration of research organisations within European wide real life settings
- Delivering a Joint Action Plan, to be up taken by EEU member state policy makers, validated by within the EEU community to facilitate the participation of EEU organisations the overall European research arena in ICT sectors, starting from the EI and EC and adjacent domains
- Maximising the impact of EI and EC research results, especially for economies mostly based on SMEs, like the ones relevant to the Enlarged European Union, thus reducing the ‘digital divide’ between companies belonging to different regions and countries in Europe. This will be done through the availability of the COIN-EEU Community, aimed to facilitate the access to COIN IT tools and applications as well as opportunities which otherwise would be out of the reach of industries of the Enlarged EU.
On the 30th of September 2010 a workshop will be organized in Brussels which aims to put EEU organisation in a position to both participate and implement research results in the domain of Enterprise interoperability and Collaboration and in the adjacent ones and workshop’s chair will be Marco Conte (ESoCE-Net), COIN IP Impact Creation Manager. The target groups of the workshop are research organisations and research stakeholders from the EEU, interested in focusing on possible structural gaps and barriers which are preventing a full participation in the European research arena; and Policy Makers from the EEU, interested in taking up the recommendations collected in the COIN Joint Action Plan. It is expected that the workshop will be useful for partners to facilitate the involvement of them in the on-going and future research developments in the field of Enterprise Collaboration and Enterprise Interoperability.