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Digital Economy & Society

ICT 2010

FInES in Networked SMEs

T 011, 28/09/2010 (14:00-15:30)

The development of European SMEs is dependent on the use of progressively more advanced ICT, particularly future internet enterprise systems.

Future internet enterprise systems (FInES) include innovations such as interoperability, future internet, internet of things, internet of services, internet of people and cloud computing. This session demonstrates how networked SMEs can introduce FInES at an affordable cost, and how to facilitate adoption by potential users. It also discusses supporting the development of FInES through a science base for enterprise interoperability (SBEI), and how the adoption of such solutions can be achieved through the introduction of certification capability for enterprise interoperability in co-operation with other SMEs. Three speakers will present relevant approaches, followed by a ‘knowledge café’ to discuss recommendations for the successful introduction of FInES solutions.

http://interop-vlab.eu

Technical description

Web site: http://interop-vlab.eu

Coordinator: Guy DOUMEINGTS (INTEROP-VLab, Belgium)

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9 comments

Margaretha MAZURA, 20/07/2010 10:16

The importance of future internet enterprise systems that are apt for use by SMEs cannot be overestimated. SMEs are the basis of Europe's economy, their competitiveness in a global market place is crucial. But their needs are considerably different from those of large companies, and, more complicated, often vary, depending on the sector or size. Therefore, the endeavour of FInES is of utmost importance and everybody should contribute to it.

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Milon GUPTA, 11/08/2010 11:29

Highly relevant topic - increasing the adoption of ICTs by SMEs is a key element for economic growth in Europe. It would be good to have representatives of SMEs at the session to get an immediate reality-check on the presented concepts.

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Alexandru STAN, 13/08/2010 20:28

I look forward to learn how FInES can help highly specialized SMEs like ourselves

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Julián SESEÑA, 04/09/2010 19:09

The scope of the session is very much interested. We share the goals of the session. I would like to take opportunity of the session to comment on the European Experts Panel on SME, which is a think-tank of European experts debating about the mechanisms to enhance the SME participation in research and innovation activities throughout Europe, not only from the EU programmes perspective, but also from the national and regional programmes promoting R&D. The Mapeer SME project supports this session and would love to get involved in the debates during ICT event 2010.

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Julián SESEÑA, 04/09/2010 19:10

The scope of the session is very much interested. We share the goals of the session. I would like to take opportunity of the session to comment on the European Experts Panel on SME, which is a think-tank of European experts debating about the mechanisms to enhance the SME participation in research and innovation activities throughout Europe, not only from the EU programmes perspective, but also from the national and regional programmes promoting R&D. The Mapeer SME project supports this session and would love to get involved in the debates during ICT event 2010.

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Colin PIDDINGTON, 11/09/2010 23:27

The needs of SMEs are only understood as that which directly affects them. But the future is one of collaboration in a very complex global community. It is hoped that this debate will show some direction as to how the SME can participate in this economy. Semantic based collaboration over trusted networks is a must. Also the cost basis has to be affordable, perhaps by an inter-regional supported service infrastructure. Hopefully this workshop will explore some of these more complex issues of interoperability as applied to the SME who are somewhat ICT immature due to being late adopters, and they need supporting education, leadership and motivation to adopt change.

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Anton LAVRIN, 23/09/2010 15:50

The adoption of FInES solutions by SMEs would be interesting topic for discussion.

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Théo BONDOLFI, 23/09/2010 22:53

YES ! we'll take part, and if possible will present briefly the potential contribution of our Swiss Cluster on interoperability & internet of people related topics.

Based on eCulture approaches for SME, we are specialized on contributing in R&D projects by providing training and dissemination actions to empower projects.

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Alejandra DAVIDZIUK, 24/09/2010 17:41

I will attend as a representative of the Liaison Office Argentina – European Union (ABEST II) from the Ministry of Science, technology and Productive Innovation (MINCYT). Hope this meeting can be an opportunity to enhance effective participation of Latin American SMEs in FP7 consortia building.

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