COIN – Collaboration and Interoperability for networked enterprises in an enlarge European Union
Duration: 36 months (2010 - 2012)
Principal Investigator: Γιώργος Παπαδόπουλος
Main Funding Source: FP7
Total Cost: 239,000
By 2020 enterprise collaboration and interoperability services will become an invisible, pervasive and self-adaptive knowledge and business utility at disposal of the European networked enterprises from any industrial sector and domain in order to rapidly set-up, efficiently manage and effectively operate different forms of business collaborations, from the most traditional supply chains to the most advanced and dynamic business ecosystems.” COIN-EEU is linked to the on-going COIN IP project, 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). Enterprise Interoperability and Enterprise Collaboration are main ingredients to support collaboration between industrial and research organisations and to integrate them in the Enlarged European Union scenario. As a matter of fact, in COIN EI and EC services are essentially targeted to SMEs and research organisations, which are an essential part of the EEU economies, and can become the infrastructural backbone to integrate research and industrial networks within the single EEU countries as well as among the whole European Union. The objective of the COIN-EEU project is 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.