IntelCities is an integrated RTD project funded from EU FP6 through the IST Programme. It brings together 18 cities, led by Manchester and Siena, with 20 ICT companies including Nokia, Microsoft and CISCO and 36 research groups to pool advanced knowledge and experience of electronic government, planning systems and citizen participation from across Europe.
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Mid-term assessment of the Lisbon Strategy launched on March 2000 showed not very satisfactory results. By establishing an effective internal market, by boosting research and innovation and by improving education, the aim was to make the European Union “the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world” by 2010. However,
The XXII World Conference of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP) will take place in Beijing, China from 18-21 September, 2005.
Main theme of the conference is ‘Global Innovation-The Role of Science and Technology Parks’ and includes four plenary sessions and nine parallel ones.
Software tools and e-learning applications may facilitate greatly new product development (NPD) processes by minimising costs and reducing risks associated with NPD. The NDP roadmap that we have developed at URENIO may help companies and organisations to create new products or upgrade existing ones through a series of logical steps
The complexity of products created in distributed environments often requires close collaborations among a number of design and production partners. Since the early 1990s, many researchers have applied the agent technology in product design, manufacturing, process control and other production activities, at either the shop-floor level or the distributed level.
VERITE (VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT FOR INNOVATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES) is one of the 14 thematic networks of the Innovating Regions in Europe (IRE) Network supported financially by the European Commission (FP5, Innovation Programme). The network is composed of 20 institutions representing 18 regions and 13 European countries.
Interactions taking place on digital space complement the creative processes that occur into communities and institutional systems of innovation. A series of IT applications, solutions, and digital tools may be used to sustain innovation through virtual interaction and communication.