Towards a Digital Ecosystem to Increase Effectiveness of Technology Transfer Services

Conference paper


The Competence Center ICT-SUD is carrying out an industrial research program, co-financed by the Calabria Region, aimed at building a digital ecosystem with some of its associate organizations for boosting technology transfer services. In particular, the program focuses on analysis, design, implementation and test of an innovative digital ecosystem architecture to effectively support complex business organizations involved in software applications development and distribution as well as service delivery. The digital ecosystem is meant to improve their production and organization processes, to increase their innovation levels and to reinforce their competitiveness, by enabling them to create business and social networks with partners, customers and research centers using the digital ecosystem. The first two steps of the program concern: (1) the analysis and specification of the innovation needs and requirements of the ICT-SUD’s industrial partners involved in the program, and (2) the set-up of a cooperative platform for enabling advanced social network features and knowledge discovery on the digital ecosystem. The paper presents some preliminary results of the above two steps.


Member Company Social Cooperation Industrial Partner Innovation Plan Social Business 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro di Competenza ICT-SUDPolo Tecnologico UNICALRendeItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento DEISUniversità della CalabriaRendeItaly

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