The Oxford Internet Institute is pleased to announce a competition for the most innovative web-based platform enabling regional networks of innovation for public, private or research organizations.
The platforms should foster innovation in the three areas of knowledge transfer; tourism; or e-government – broadly conceived. They should be particularly relevant to the Atlantic Area (Ireland, Spain, France, Portugal, United Kingdom and relevant to the area of the map enclosed link), but again this should be interpreted in a wide and inclusive sense.
Candidate organizations needed to submit an online profile/form explaining why they deserve the award). Entries were judged by a panel of experts. The deadline to participate in this competition was the 29th of October 2012.[This competition is now closed]
The KNetworks project (of which the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford is part) fosters a permanent network of excellence, based on information technologies that enable the participating entities to collaborate, share and profit from a range of bottom-up innovations. This project is focused on the creation of a strong knowledge sharing to promote the exchange of good practices and implementation strategies in the Atlantic Area for building a 21st Century Knowledge and Information Society. KNetworks studies the conditions and requirements for the creation of the European Knowledge Centre in the Atlantic Area.
This initiative is an open network based in the Atlantic area with main interest in the fields of: e-government, innovation, knowledge transfer, technology, the Internet, collective intelligence, the future and the creation of knowledge. The KNetworks Project is fully complementary and articulated with other initiatives implemented at several levels, as well as compatible with national and European policies.
KNetworks project is a partnership between CEGER – The Management Center for the Electronic Government Network in Portugal, CNEL/PT – Technology Plan , the University of Oxford, the University of Cardiff, the University of Toulouse II – Le Mirail, Fundación Universidad da Coruña - FUAC , and the Universidad de Cantabria. This initiative is supported by EU funding and it is under the strategy of the "Atlantic Area Operational Program" (AAOP).