Start Date01-04-2012Duration24 MonthsCost20 MEContract Type: IP


Insights gained in FI PPP Phase 1 emphasize the need for novel ICT solutions that allow radical improvements for collaboration in business networks. Primary sectors demanding such solutions are Agri-Food and Transport & Logistics industries: several actors (incl. enterprises, authorities, service providers) need to ex-change information & communicate across org. borders to conduct business. Current ICT solutions limit this to mostly manual efforts, therewith tremendously hampering business efficiency, effectiveness & sustainability.

Leveraging on outcomes of two complementary Phase 1 use case projects (FInest & SmartAgriFood), aim of cSpace is to pioneer towards fundamental changes on how collaborative business networks will work in fu-ture. cSpace will develop a multi-domain Business Collaboration Space (short: cSpace) that employs FI technologies for enabling seamless collaboration in open, cross-organizational business networks, establish eight working Experimentation Sites in Europe where Pilot Applications are tested in Early Trials for Agri-Food, Transport & Logistics and prepare for industrial uptake by engaging with players & associations from relevant industry sectors and IT industry.

cSpace will extensively utilize GEs and Development Kit from FI PPP Core Platform, validating its capabili-ties, openness & versatility for realizing future B2B collaboration solutions. cSpace will be open; other FI PPP projects and external users & solution providers can easily use, test & exploit it. It supports a future business model where external solution providers, esp. SMEs, can provide additional, novel, and disruptive solutions into the cSpace ecosystem. With this, cSpace will prepare for establishment of a future standard for cross-organizational business collaboration leapfrogging pressing challenges arising in industry, exploit FI technologies developed in FI PPP, and lay foundation for industrial uptake & innovation enablement planned for FI PPP Phase 3.

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•Institut für angewandte Systemtechnik Bremen GmbH
•Universität Duisburg-Essen
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•KOCSISTEM Bilgi ve Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.
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•ASTON University
•CentMa GmbH
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•Norsk Marinteknisk Forskningsinstitutt AS
•National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
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