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Applied Research

Beyond the state-of-the-art.

Sometimes it is not enough to use solutions and methods that are available to everyone. We have been active in the field of applied research for many years, and therefore have access to knowledge, technologies, and methods that are not yet available on the market.

We are happy to pass on this knowledge, whether in the form of joint innovation projects or as part of research assignments. As a consortium leader in international research projects in the areas of e-business and social media intelligence, we have already demonstrated our innovative capacity.

We have extensive experience in managing large projects with European and worldwide coverage including projects co-financed by the European Commission such as FP6/7 (Framework Programme) and CIP (Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme). We have also participated in national research programmes (e.g. COIN Cooperation & Innovation).

FUPOL is an FP7 project of the European Commission, which provides a completely new approach to traditional politics building on major innovations like multichannel social computing, crowd sourcing and simulation. Its goal is to enhance citizen's participation and to support the policy design and implementation lifecycle. As the consortium leader of the 9 million Euro research project we have played a key role in the development. The outcomes of the project include a new governance model to engage all stakeholders in the whole policy design lifecycle, a policy knowledge database, a cloud computing-based comprehensive ICT framework, multilingual training, piloting in Europe and China, large scale dissemination and a sustainable exploitation strategy.

Connecting the successfully proven with the new – that is what we stand for.