The project involves 9 partners from four Member States (Germany, Greece, Italy and UK). This inter-related multinational cooperation between five participating SMEs and four Research Directorate Generals (RTDs) is deemed essential in order to implement the rising requirements caused by the European industry in the area of business collaboration and knowledge management. More specifically, it has been initiated as a result of the participating SMEs' need to manage their intellectual assets efficiently and effectively in order to be able to compete in the highly demanding European market.
The participating RTDs have proven knowledge in different but complementary areas which constitute the basis for the development and deployment of the OrganiK approach: qualitative data analysis and deductive interview processes expertise, knowledge on the impact of emerging social software on organisational settings, technological and theoretical KM framework design and deployment methodologies and semantic technologies employment capabilities in organisational knowledge management tools and processes.
In this respect, the expected business and scientific results of OrganiK are an excellent example of a successful academic collaboration withinn The European Research Area, with a problem-solving approach That is focused on SMEs.
The University of Sheffield (UK) (Knowledge Management Group) focuses on qualitative research methods and deductive research processes with significant know-how on theoretical knowledge management framework development.
Language Technology Centre (UK), from the interpretation industry, is an important translation service providing SME
- CAS Software AG
- DFKI - Deutsche Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
- SEERC South - East European Research Centre
- ICCS - Institute of Communication and Computer Systems
- The University of Sheffield (Department of Information Studies)