Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Deepening east-west knowledge transfer

17.05.2004


As a bridge between western and eastern Europe, ENERGIA’s International Cooperation Network promotes knowledge transfer about information and communication technologies (ICT) in both emergent and traditional sectors.



The network was formed to promote knowledge transfer between five eastern European countries (Bulgaria, Georgia, Poland, Romania and Russia) and five EU countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Greece and Italy) and later extended to include the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The network promoted the aims of the project through awareness actions, industrial alliances, initiatives and micro-economic projects.

With funding from the IST programme the 13 partners in ENERGIA determined the political and economic priorities for east-west cooperation through a Desk Study and the Delphi Study, which focused on identifying the economic and industrial collaboration perspectives, and priorities related to ICT.


For the former candidate countries, knowledge transfer focused on administrative and industrial fields where changes to ways of working were necessary to comply with EU methods and standards.

For others, the knowledge transfer was aimed at forming strategic partnerships, subcontracting policies, education programmes and the development of a framework to foster e-commerce and e-business transactions. The project successfully identified areas where concrete cooperation could be taken on by the ENERGIA network and the European Commission.

It became clear that for better collaboration to take place, it is essential that western and eastern actors get to know each other better and remove stereotyped clichés. Project manager Alison Garnier-Rivers, European Project Manager at ADEC explains: "One of the most important aspects of this was spending time in each of the countries to get a true feeling of the political, economic and cultural realities. This was particularly beneficial for the younger project members."

Project results were disseminated through seven workshops in each of the eastern countries, with a conference held in Strasbourg at the European Parliament in December 2002. More than 800 delegates, including decision makers and local enterprises, attended the conference cycle.

At the end of the project, a number of potential cooperative projects were identified, which the partners hope could be eligible for further funding. The International Cooperation Network is still active in some countries and project partners keep in touch. Countries involved in the network are France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Poland.

Contact:
Alison Garnier-Rivers
European Project Manager
ADEC (Association pour le Développement des Entreprises et des Compétences)
37 rue des d’Engwiller
F-67350 La Walck
France
Tel: +33-3-88-72-29-10
Email: alison.rivers@adec.fr

Tara Morris | IST Results
Further information:
http://istresults.cordis.lu/index.cfm?section=news&tpl=article&ID=65125

More articles from Information Technology:

nachricht Smart Computers
18.08.2017 | Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau

nachricht AI implications: Engineer's model lays groundwork for machine-learning device
18.08.2017 | Washington University in St. Louis

All articles from Information Technology >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Fizzy soda water could be key to clean manufacture of flat wonder material: Graphene

Whether you call it effervescent, fizzy, or sparkling, carbonated water is making a comeback as a beverage. Aside from quenching thirst, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have discovered a new use for these "bubbly" concoctions that will have major impact on the manufacturer of the world's thinnest, flattest, and one most useful materials -- graphene.

As graphene's popularity grows as an advanced "wonder" material, the speed and quality at which it can be manufactured will be paramount. With that in mind,...

Im Focus: Exotic quantum states made from light: Physicists create optical “wells” for a super-photon

Physicists at the University of Bonn have managed to create optical hollows and more complex patterns into which the light of a Bose-Einstein condensate flows. The creation of such highly low-loss structures for light is a prerequisite for complex light circuits, such as for quantum information processing for a new generation of computers. The researchers are now presenting their results in the journal Nature Photonics.

Light particles (photons) occur as tiny, indivisible portions. Many thousands of these light portions can be merged to form a single super-photon if they are...

Im Focus: Circular RNA linked to brain function

For the first time, scientists have shown that circular RNA is linked to brain function. When a RNA molecule called Cdr1as was deleted from the genome of mice, the animals had problems filtering out unnecessary information – like patients suffering from neuropsychiatric disorders.

While hundreds of circular RNAs (circRNAs) are abundant in mammalian brains, one big question has remained unanswered: What are they actually good for? In the...

Im Focus: RAVAN CubeSat measures Earth's outgoing energy

An experimental small satellite has successfully collected and delivered data on a key measurement for predicting changes in Earth's climate.

The Radiometer Assessment using Vertically Aligned Nanotubes (RAVAN) CubeSat was launched into low-Earth orbit on Nov. 11, 2016, in order to test new...

Im Focus: Scientists shine new light on the “other high temperature superconductor”

A study led by scientists of the Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter (MPSD) at the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science in Hamburg presents evidence of the coexistence of superconductivity and “charge-density-waves” in compounds of the poorly-studied family of bismuthates. This observation opens up new perspectives for a deeper understanding of the phenomenon of high-temperature superconductivity, a topic which is at the core of condensed matter research since more than 30 years. The paper by Nicoletti et al has been published in the PNAS.

Since the beginning of the 20th century, superconductivity had been observed in some metals at temperatures only a few degrees above the absolute zero (minus...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Call for Papers – ICNFT 2018, 5th International Conference on New Forming Technology

16.08.2017 | Event News

Sustainability is the business model of tomorrow

04.08.2017 | Event News

Clash of Realities 2017: Registration now open. International Conference at TH Köln

26.07.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

A Map of the Cell’s Power Station

18.08.2017 | Life Sciences

Engineering team images tiny quasicrystals as they form

18.08.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet

18.08.2017 | Materials Sciences

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>