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					      European Commission
          DG Enterprise
     VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT FOR
INNOVATION MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES



           VERITE
        Kick-off meeting
Thessaloniki 29-30 November 2001
        Some history …

  June 2000 (L’Escorial) The first idea

 September 2000 Submission of proposal

March 2000 Acceptance of proposal by EC
    The concept of the Call


Exchange of experience between regions on
 the development of Innovation Management
  Techniques in European Union area as well
     as into Newly Associated Countries
          The VERITE network

     12 members from 7 EU countries
5 members from Newly Associated Countries
       VERITE Main activities
   Portal for IMT providers

   Discussion group and database

   Workshops (IMTs, Benchmarking, Supply
    Chain Management, Clinics, MRP)
           VERITE Overview

   Duration: 24 months

   Official beginning: 1st November 2001

   Official end: 31st October 2003
         WP1 Kick-off meeting
          Thessaloniki 29-30 November 2001

   Specifications on the Work Packages
   Schedule for forthcoming events
   Definition of Steering Committee
   Initial guidelines on software applications
   Definition of workshops draft agenda
   Definition of the role of partners
             WP2
 Discussion group & database
Responsible institution: GIB GmbH

Agreement for detailed specifications on software
 applications, definition of material expected by
 partners


            Technical Meeting in Berlin
              17 & 18 January 2001
WP3, WP4, WP6, WP7, WP8
       Workshops
 Workshop on  IMTs (hosted by Mantova)
 Workshop on Benchmarking (hosted by
  STEIBEIS)
 Workshop for Technology Clinics (hosted
  by TEKES)
 Workshop on Supply Chain Management
  (hosted by CMI)
 Workshop on MRP (hosted by LEIA)
            WP5
 Web Portal for IMT providers
Responsible partner: URENIO

 Technology transfer institutions, University
  labs, software companies, consultants
 Relevant administration institutions, VCs,
  Banks

Specifications might be defined in Berlin
                 WP9
          On-going evaluation
An external evaluator will examine and evaluate:

   The qualified results
   Success of software products
   Level of networking
   Interest expressed by member regions
   Local awareness campaigns
              WP9
       On-going evaluation
Evaluation will be based on

 Indicators collected by portal and DB
  modulators
 A structured questionnaire completed by
  partners
                WP10
         Project Management
   Support of members to their tasks
   Encourage inter-regional co-operations
   Co-ordination of dissemination plans
   Arrangements for payments
   Consolidation of accounts
   Two progress reports and cost statements
   An interim and a final report
   Development of the VERITE web site
http://www.urenio.org/verite
Project budget (in Euros)



       Total budget

       500,000 Euros
  Decisions expected by this
           meeting

 Definition of the Steering Committee
 Definition of workshop dates
 Definition of discussion subjects in the
  workshops
 Definition of on-going evaluation report
  dates
      What do we expect by
       VERITE members
 Participation in the workshops
 Promotion of all activities to key actors in
  their region (local campaign)
 Feed the database
 List of local IMT providers for the portal
 Support of activity and financial progress,
  interim and final report
 What do we expect
         or
what we should expect
         by
     VERITE
       Enlarging applications

We already work on enlargement of the active
 partnership (IRE Network)

 In the database and the portal
 In the workshops
            Potential for
        future co-operations

 Thepotential given by EC for a global
 network with relevant purposes is a
 challenge

A chance to meet each other and promote
 future partnerships in research projects
     A few practical matters
 Collection of  bank details of your
  organisations (for the advance payment)
 Collection of signed membership agreement
 Keep your tickets, boarding cards, receipt
  for flight tickets
 The official partners is responsible for
  keeping file of expenses and costs

				
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