CeTIM is a free, non-profit research institute at Leiden University, the Netherlands and at UniBW Munich, Germany, focusing on technology and innovation management. The Centre’s competencies stem from its international members, most of whom are qualified both in (computer) science or engineering and in social sciences. CeTIM’s activities are grouped in two Centres of Competence. The CoC ‘Virtual Organisation’ focuses on creating and managing technical and organisational innovation. The CoC ‘Innovation Management focuses on understanding the management of the growth process of new technology-based firms.
CeTIM strongly builds on international co-operative research with industry, governments and societal actors and with research partners in science and technology. CeTIM has been involved in various European projects in the fields of virtual organisations, virtual professional communities and entrepreneurial innovation, most relevant for the COMPOLIS project are BAP (Business Architect Project) and Genesis developing management tools for highly innovative companies and networks. eFACTORS assessed success factors and new business models for Internet-enabled business. VOSTER, ThinkCreative, and VOmap evaluated the state of the art and envisaged new forms of organisation and collaboration. ECOSPACE focuses on Professional collaboration spaces. CoVES deals with collaborative virtual engineering for SMEs and COSPACES works on virtual collaboration for real-time construction issues. CeTIM has completed the eGovRTD2020 project, which dealt the future research agenda for e-government and the Roadibrom.eu roadmap on the future of digital mobile broadcasting. Finally, CeTIM is coordinator of VE-Forum, the European portal for networked organisation and virtual collaboration.
In the SAVE ENERGY project, CeTIM studies the software and business architecture to allow for integration of the various systems in place at the pilots.
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