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VALUE-IT Synopsis

Closer alignment and interaction between academia, enterprise and industry as a whole are essential to boost EU socio-economic growth and international competitiveness, especially in innovative fields such as ICT. Within this context, VALUE-IT is aimed at promoting market driven alignment of EU RTD, fostering innovation and accelerating adoption of Semantic Technologies for the Enterprise (STE).

VALUE-IT will:

  • provide a vision of the market potential for intelligent information management solutions based on STE, and of the conditions, means and channels for transforming RTD results into successful products and services;
  • raise awareness among business players about STE potential contribution to their own competitiveness;
  • promote a two-way dialogue between STE suppliers and actual and prospective users, aimed at improving the focus and usefulness of further research and development of innovative STE solutions;
  • contribute to future Community RTD policy in the areas of Semantics for business and Collective and Distributed Intelligence.

Impacts derived from a successful completion of the project will be measured through more European companies offering semantic solutions, and more organisations progressively adopting those technologies.

Main outputs of the VALUE-IT Support Action to be made publicly available at the end of the project comprise:

  • A Directory of some 2.000 STE Supply and Demand players.
  • A Demand driven STE Roadmap oriented to both Demand and Supply players.
  • A 2015 STE RTD Agenda providing the research community with pointers on potentially relevant fields for further market driven RTD projects.
  • A Collection of some 20 Use Cases in STE Application Scenarios.
  • A final VALUE-IT showcase publication oriented to business decision makers, portraying potential benefits derived from up taking STE based tools.

First Year Summary of Activities
One year after the kick-off, Value-it continues advancing. During this time the scope of the project has been refined and the supply side vision has been analysed. Some progress in other areas has been achieved too. For more information access the Annual Report 2008


Now available

Fresh baked is the “Demand driven Mapping Report”, which brings preliminary results from our survey about present state of development, future trends and expected and market scenarios for STE. Final findings and results will be showed in our Final Report – the Value-IT Roadmap-. VALUE-IT preliminary findings show that the STE potential market in Europe will size up to €1.44B for 2014. Meanwhile, knowledge management, decision support, interoperability, searching/linking information and collaboration are all top priority needs that will drive STE implementation.

Final demand driven mapping Report