Economic Participation in the Age of Networking: Digital Ecosystems of Knowledge, Business and Services. Bruxelles, November 7th, 2007 | Achievements of the first 3 years and future perspectives of the Collaborative EU research and deployment of Digital Business Ecosystems.

SME Awards

Objectives

sme awards

The objective of DE SME adoption Award is to provide to the conference participants some examples of clear evidence of the actual value (both direct and indirect) to SMEs of becoming part of a local business ecosystem and of adopting the DE architecture and tools developed under FP6. The event will in particular, illustrate how use of the DE technology and tools by local SMEs in the ICT sector enables them to help all types of User SMEs to cross the digital divide and better compete, collaborate, adapt over time and innovate and to increase their competences and visibility both at local/regional level and globally.

For this, the prize-winning SMEs will present the main benefits which accrue from their adoption of the FP6 results of Digital Ecosystems, and will document within the conference proceedings all the use cases submitted to the DE prize.

The call for the SME award closed on October 23rd.

On November 7th at 11:30 the winner will be announced, and the first three ranked SMEs will have the opportunity to present their experience.

EU Region Digital Business Ecosystem
Adoption Award

Objectives

regional awards

In addition to the SMEs Awards, the European Commission team has decided to assign a "EU Region Digital Business Ecosystem Adoption Award" to award the successfull actions made by the region and their catalysts for helping the adoption of DE technologies and making acting together as a business ecosystem.

This award has been attributed on the basis of the response received to the SME DE Adoption Award, based in two criteria:
. the share of SMEs from a given region from the total applications received to the SME DE Adoption Award
. the degree of integration of the applications developed by SMEs in a given region, illustrating how an actual digital ecosystem may start to develop (as evidenced by the integration between some of the SME applications received).

The winner of this award will present its experience.

EU Region Digital Business Ecosystem
Adoption Award : Winner

Region of Aragón, Gobierno de Aragón

 

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Spain

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Region of Aragón


Catalyst of reference:

ITA - Instituto Tecnologico de Aragon [Zaragoza]

the Digital Business Ecosystem of Aragon >>

The Winners

First Prize - Gold Award

Europa Active Club - Club Aragon Activo S.L.

Spain

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Integration of the DBE in the Europa Active Club online travel agency www.europaactiveclub.eu with an integration of a TPV for virtual payments, on the basis of integration of the Inns (Network of luxury lodging with 90 accesses), and Marsol (specialised in Coast Hotels forming a network of tourist lodges in Aragon). Initially, the DBE is being unfolded on a dedicated server, for in the future developing a network of nodes that provides accessibility for the final user to specific products or services. Creation of a platform composed by technicians on computer science maintenance and professional agents specialised on online reservations and booking.

more about Europa Active Club >>
more about the application >>

Secon Prize - Silver Award

EMNET

United Kindgom

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Have developed applications using the Business Modelling Language concept that was developed in the DBE project to facilitate collaborations between suppliers and users of products and services. About 70 suppliers of Web Design services have been registered and the system is being expanded to address similar needs of other sectors. The service also links to other DBE services such as UK address validation and Website validation with a feature to take a snap view of the Web page.

more about EMNET >>
more about the application >>

Third Prize ex-aequo - Bronze Award

Dialcom Networks

Spain

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Dialcom Networks has integrated Websupport solution and P2P videocall into Digital Business Ecosystem. These advance services can be directly applied to the DBE, developing Information Society environment by providing with Value Added Services both, users and companies, integrated in the DBE initiative. The WebSupport and P2P Video Call are horizontal applications and may be used by other applications providing them with an extra value. The P2P video call has been integrated with the service provided by the nominee SME "Europa Active", forming an ecosystem.

more about Dialcom Networks >>
more about the application >>

Third Prize ex-aequo - Bronze Award

Gabilos Software

Spain

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(1) Create a tourist platform involving wholesalers, hotels and travel agencies. An application interface for rural hotels, which adapt to the Digital Business Ecosystem their existing Hotel reservation application. Several Java Interfaces connect the Digital Ecosystem platform with our Rural Tourism Application providing an unique and uniform access forming a "tourism ecosystem"

(2) Tool for sharing the information related to clients and tasks kept in the Agenda application between several hotels owned by the same hotel chain. In this way, hotel chains may know the daily occupation of their associated hotels and give out the staff and the clients

more about Gabilos Software >>
more about the application >>

Nominee

Excellis Business Consulting

United Kindgom

eShowcasing solution (which has a live instance running at http://www.showcaze.co.uk ), as a proof-of-concept integration exercise with the DBE platform

more about Excellis Business Consulting >>
more about the application (1) (2) >>

Other Ranked SMEs (in alphabetic order)

Damos Soluciones Informaticas s.l.

Spain

Development of a distributed cooperative intranet

more about Damos Soluciones Inforamticas s.l. >>
more about the application >>

Iritec

Spain

Tool designed for the management and assurance of the quality in property developmen ( IS-SACI ). This service is created specifically to real state agencies which are compromised with the quality assurance of their projects, and the benefits associated, such as the response time reduction of incidences and derivate cost from this activity.

more about the application >>

TB-Solutions Technologies Software S.l.

Spain

Development of an integrated modules for signature purposes in the DBE platform as common infrastructure for all those applications where we want to integrate digital signature functionalities. This has allowed to avoid additional costs in digital signature functionality development, both in existing and future applications. To make applications independent of new technologies and protocols; but also from the different authorized CAs, as well as among the different digital certificates issued by these.

more about the application >>