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Center for TeleInfrastruktur (CTiF) of Aalborg University (AAU)

Center for TeleInfrastruktur (CTiF) of Aalborg University (AAU) is the project coordinator of VOICE. CTiF/AAU has deep involvement in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. Recently CTIF launched the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Laboratory that will also be involved in the project. In VOICE project, CTiF/AAU will be actively involved in use-case definition and capturing of requirements for that be the input for the Ecosystem specifications and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Observatory. CTIF/AAU will specify and generate content and will lead the pilots design and assessment. Finally, CTiF/AAU will also be involved in the dissemination, standardization and exploitation activities.

Contact:
Professor Ramjee Prasad
Aalborg University
CTiF
Niels Jernes Vej 12
9220 Aalborg E
Denmark
+45 9940 8695 (secretary)
Athens Information Technology (AIT)

Athens Information Technology (AIT), an internationally-renowned nonprofit education and research center in the fields of information technology, telecommunications, and innovation management, was founded in 2002 by the INTRACOM group of companies. In creating AIT, INTRACOM’s purpose was to build on the track record of excellence set by Greek scientists and engineers both in Greece and abroad, and to enable Greece to play a significant future role in these fields.

AIT’s RIE Group (Research in Innovation and Entrepreneurship), actively involved in the VOICE project, supports and promotes research that expands the understanding of the theory and practice of innovation. RIE’s scope of research covers commercial entrepreneurship and the processes of creative thinking generating innovative practices across a wide spectrum of industry and social enterprise. RIE investigates and analyzes processes that can assist any organization in tackling today’s critical challenges in managing innovation in a technology-driven, globally competitive business environment.

Contact:
Dr. Faidon Komisopoulos fkom@ait.com
Gregory Yovanof gyov@ait.gr
Antonis Papantonakis apapanto@ait.gr
Athens Information Technology (AIT)
Monumental Plaza, Building C, 1st Floor, 44, Kifissias Avenue, Marousi
GR - 151 25, Athens, Greece

Established in 1993, INNOVA S.p.A. is present in Italy with branches in 6 main Italian locations and ventures in Luxembourg, Belgium, UK, Poland, Spain and in the United States (Boston).

The INNOVA group is made up of a pool of more than 140 professional consultants and experts (of which 60% engineers and technicians) who have developed a long standing and consolidated knowledge in areas such as Research & Development, project financing, evaluation and valorisation of advanced technologies, marketing activities and technology transfer services at national and international level.

INNOVA collaborates with cutting-edge research centers and universities in the implementation of valorisation strategies regarding the assessment and exploitation of advanced technologies for an efficient product and process management, developed in the framework of private research initiatives, R&D programmes of the European Union as well as national programmes.

Contact:
INNOVA S.p.A.
Via della Scrofa, 117
00186 Rome
+39 06 68803253
+39 06 68806997
INTRASOFT International S.A.

INTRASOFT International is a leading European IT Solutions and Services Group with strong international presence, offering innovative and added-value solutions of the highest quality to a wide range of international and national public and private organisations. The company employs more than 1,600 highly-skilled professionals, representing over 20 different nationalities and mastering more than 18 languages. With headquarters in Luxembourg, INTRASOFT International operates through its operational branches, subsidiaries and offices in 17 countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Cyprus, Greece, Jordan, Moldova, Morocco, Romania, Palestine, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, UK, UAE, USA and Yemen. More than 500 organizations in over 70 countries worldwide (Institutions and Agencies of the European Union, National Government Organizations, Public Agencies, Financial Institutions, Telecommunication Organizations, and Private Enterprises) have chosen the company’s services and solutions to fulfill their business needs. INTRASOFT International is a subsidiary of the ASE-listed INTRACOM Holdings, one of the largest multinational technology groups in SE Europe, with more than 35 years of experience.

Contact:
Raimund Broechler
INTRASOFT International S.A.
2b rue Nicolas Bové
L-1253 Luxembourg
+352 441012 2061
Mazovia Cluster ICT

Mazovia Cluster ICT was established out of Market, Consumption and Business Institute initiative in 27 of November 2007. Coordination of cluster activity has been delegated to Association of Economic and Social Development “Knowledge”. The Board members are : Mariusz Stachnik- president, Łukasz Wielec- vice-president. The motto of Mazovia Cluster ICT action are words of James’aHarringto: “The most effective method of increasing productivity of action, is to use the knowledge and experience of others”.

Mazovia Cluster ICT gathers 130 members, therein 3 Research Institutions: Market, Consumption and Business Institute, Systems Research Institute Polish Academy of Science, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, 5 institutions of business environment, 5 Collages : Warsaw University of Technology, The West Pomeranian Business School, Warsaw Management Academy, WIT, and a lot of SME`s. Moreover, Mazovia Cluster ICT cooperate with Warsaw City Council, Co-Generation Commerce and Industry, The Office of the Marshal of Mazovia, Polish Chamber of Commerce of Electronic and Telecommunication, Bulgarian ICT Cluster, Oslo ICT Network.

Contact:
Mazovia Cluster ICT
Żelazna street 67 flat 18
00-871 Warsaw, Poland
+48 (022) 241 23 25
Militos Consulting S.A.

Militos Consulting S.A. is a unique and innovative 360° consultancy firm that counts many successes and recognition in the European and local (Greek) market for 14 years. The company has a strong European profile and international experience in the provision of integrated and innovative consultancy services in a wide spectrum of fields, such as 360° Information and Awareness Measures, Entrepreneurship Training and Promotion, New Media, Employment, VET, Agriculture, Culture, Media, etc. to bodies and enterprises interested in benefiting from the growing economic and technological capabilities of the European and international environment.

Having also excelled as an awareness and publicity consultant (inc. professional event organiser), Militos Consulting S.A. undertakes the design, coordination and successful implementation of various large-scale events such as, conferences, workshops, seminars, press conferences, info-days, exhibitions and visits (only in the last years we have implemented over 50 demanding and complicated events, involving over 50.000 participants, with enormous success).

Contact:
Christina Frentzou
Militos Consulting S.A.
Acharnon 335
11145 Athens, Greece
+30 210 6772129
Sapienza Università di Roma

Sapienza Università di Roma is one of the largest and oldest universities in Italy. It has established itself as one of the most prestigious academic institutions in science and technology in Europe. It was ranked 29th in a recent (2007) ranking of world universities in sciences compiled by The London Times and, as far as computer science and engineering is concerned, it is ranked 1st in Italy according to a recent Microsoft Research Ranking (2010).

The Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica Automatica e Gestionale (DIAG, formely Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica - DIS) is involved in VOICE through the DASIlab - Data And Service Integration laboratory.

DIAG will contribute to the VOICE project (especially as leader of WP5) with its broad expertise in ontology design and ontology-based data access (ODBA), user centered design (UCD), information extraction and visualization, usability, service-oriented software architectures (SOA) and business process management (BPM). Moreover members of DIAG/DASIlab recently participated in the foundation of the Over Technologies (www.overtechnologies.com) Sapienza's spin-off, therefore having also a practical experience about entrepreneurship.

Contact:
Massimo Mecella (Assistant Professor) mecella@dis.uniroma1.it
Stavros Vassos (Assistant Professor) vassos@dis.uniroma1.it
Francesco Leotta (Research Fellow) leotta@dis.uniroma1.it
Sapienza University of Rome
Piazzale Aldo Moro, 5
00185 Rome
University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a research-led and world-class University. It is in the top 15 research Universities in the UK. It has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research excellence reflected by four research institutes: Life Sciences, Zepler, Marine and Maritime, and Web Science. Southampton is one of the leading entrepreneurial universities in the UK, with a strong enterprise agenda and excellent relationships with business and industry. Collaborative projects with industrial partners – ranging from multinationals such as Rolls-Royce, Microsoft, IBM and Phillips, to small and medium sized companies (SMEs) such as Axon Limited and Primer Design Limited – are at the core of the University’s enterprise strategy.

ECS is research-led and undertakes both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. It comprises 127 academic staff (38 Professors), 124 research and enterprise staff and 456 postgraduate research students; its annual economy is ~£37 million. ECS is research-led, but also strives for excellence in teaching and enterprise. It is the largest Department of its kind in the UK with internationally-leading research across Computer Science, Electronics and Electrical Engineering. ECS is recognised for pursuing research that has strong practical applications while being underpinned by relevant theory. ECS possesses a strong research group structure in which all academic staff and researchers belong to a dedicated research group. The six research groups are: Agents, Interaction and Complexity (AIC); Communications, Signal Processing and Control (CSPC); Electronic and Software Systems (ESS); Electronics and Electrical Engineering (EEE); Nano, and Web and Internet Science (WAIS).

Contact:
Dr Thanassis Tiropanis
Associate Professor
University of Southampton
Web and Internet Science Group
Electronics and Computer Science
University Road, SO17 1BJ, UK
+44 (0)23 8059 9109
+44 (0)23 8059 2783
University of Technology, Sydney

The University of Technology, Sydney is a leader in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It has extensive linkages with the Australian startup community through its student and alumni base to partnerships with business, industry and government.

The University of Technology, Sydney will provide expert opinion for the VOICE project play a critical role in the Management, Use Case Definitions and Requirements Elicitation, Ecosystem Specifications, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Contact:
Professor Mary-Anne Williams
Director, Innovation and Enterprise Lab, QCIS
University of Technology, Sydney
This project has been funded with the support from the European Commission.
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