KTweb aims to provide a broad-based community-building and information awareness service for digital content, media and knowledge technologies, with a strong emphasis on cross-fertilization. It seeks to help identify and promote common R&D streams, while helping ongoing – mostly research-based – projects to bridge the gap to commercial viability of their results, as well as linking relevant projects and activities (both EU-funded and those undertaken at national level, by industry, and so on). Helping research projects maintain clear internet in order to quickly transfer data from one location to another, as well as, bring responsive news to the public.
As well as providing information and interactive community facilities on this site, Workshops organized by KTweb:
- help projects learn about the ways to achieve commercialisation of their results
- help technology and market players explore R&D issues and research activities
- bring projects and market actors together, with a focus on planning and actions for project exploitation.
KTweb was originally created and managed by the MULTIPLE project, an Accompanying Measure to the European Commission’s IST (Information Society Technologies) programme, and provided community services and support for projects within the “Information access, filtering, analysis and handling” (IAF) domain of that programme and related follow-on activities under the IST successor programme. The project ran for two years from January 2002, completing its contract at the end of December 2003.
The MULTIPLE project was led by ERIN S.A. (Luxembourg) in partnership with INBIS Group Ltd (UK). In addition Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands) provided some specialist domain expertise.
KTweb is now managed and operated wholly by Erin S.A
ERIN S.A. is an IT solutions company specialising in complex information management and dissemination projects in multicultural environments, and in producing multilingual publishing solutions based on Internet technologies, interactive online communities, and traditional publishing techniques. Its particular expertise lies in designing, developing, supporting and hosting dynamic, interactive and multilingual Websites and Web applications. ERIN also provides consultancy in the areas of information technology, e-Commerce and telecommunications.