Collaborative European Research Projects

European Research Projects have been performed since 1995, developing new methods, tools, and approaches in Europe wide partnerships.

MPSS
2009 - 2010
In the MPSS project ISCN tries a new performance based learning system which supports mobile learning technology. ISCN will put Automotive SPICE knowledge into the systems and will allow all mobile phone users in Automotive to access basic A-SPICE process knowledge.
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ELM
2009 - 2010
The ELM (E-Learning Manager) Project develops under the leadership of Cork Institute of Technology the skills set and certificate for e-leraning managers. The training program is put online using the previously developed PLATO system. ISCN is a partner in this project and integrates the certificate into ECQA portals as well.
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iDesigner
2009 - 2010
The iDesigner Project develops under the leadership of French engineering research the skills set and certificate for integrated mechatronics designers. This is a special skills program for industries like Automotive, aerospace, medical, production, etc. ISCN is a partner in this project and integrates the certificate into ECQA portals as well.
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European Certification and Qualification Association
2008 - 2010
The EU Cert Campus Project establishes an online training campus for 16 European professions usning the previously developed PLATO platform. The campus is connected to the ECQA exam systems to enable European testing and certification.
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CROMEU
2006 - 2009
In the CROMEU project the previously developed EU manager qualification is transferred to Balkan countries under the leadership of Slovenia and Croatia. Certifcates are issued by ECQA.
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IA Manager
2006 - 2007
The IA (Internal Auditor) Manager project developed a skills set and financial SPICE assessment model based on the international COSO/COBIT standards.
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E-Security Manager
2006 - 2007
In this age of continuous innovations and technological changes, the European expansion, and the movement of Europe into an e-Europe in the next few years, the topics of e-Security became an important issue on the European agenda. The strategy for an e-Europe will only work out if at the same time the e-Security issues in the national laws and European businesses are adapted to this new form of business and networked society.
The objective of this project is to practically compare the different implementations of the EU directive and try to elaborate a common skill set (using the European skills definition standards) which is comparable among the member states.
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PLATO
2006 - 2008
The project basically aims to enrich existing services with regard to the recognition of work-based and work-related learning through the provision of a range of online accredited courses.
The objective in this project is to enrich the existing EuroPASS service (at least for the participating universities and their related exchange programmes in a first step - University of Valladolid, Budapest University of Economics, Technical University of Vienna, Cork Institute of Technology) by offering online accredited courses and online skills accreditation for a specific set of teaching modules and skills, with the certificates being accepted at the universities and also by industrial bodies.
ISCN usses the technology development to extend the EPI platformto become a real virtual campus to be used in industry associations in Europe.
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European Qualification Network
2005 - 2007
The overall objective of the project has been to establish an EU Certificates Association which supported by training organisations from European countries (currently organisations from 18 countries participate) installs a set of quality criteria and common certification rules which are applied across the different European regions in the Life Long Learning scope in the IT and services sector. This results in a pool of professions in which a high level of European comparability has been achieved by a Europe wide agreed syllabus and skills set, a European test questions pool and European exam (computer automated by portals) systems, and a common set of certificate levels and a common process to issue certificates.
The Eu Certificates Association establishes a platform for 16 European professions using the virtual campus platform of the project EPI.
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EPI
2003 - 2006
This EU Minerva project financed the integration of the Capability Adviser Platform (assessment of skills, assessment of processes) with two Online Leraning Platforms (Moodle, DIPSEIL), and with the NQA Teamwork system (development of course materials in a team online). EPI stands for Educational Partnerships through ICT and represents ta platform to estabslih a virtual university between companies and training institutions.
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ManagEUr
2003 - 2006
This project bases on former IST projects IST-2000-28162 TEAMWORK (2001 - 2002) and IST-2000-29651 MediaISF (2001 - 2002) which developed best practices for the management of e-working based smart organisations. This included best practices for e-working spaces to manage EU projects from different programmes online. Trials have been performed in 2002 (and continued without funding into 2003) in 59 organisations from 13 countries in Europe, involving above 40 different projects. The EU Manager project (called ManagEUr) uses this knowledge to develop a skill card for an efficient EU project manager including a training package and an online accssible skills portal which can be accessed by all European projects online.
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E-Commerce Jobs
2002 - 2003
In the EU Leonardo da Vinci pilot action e-Commerce Jobs we collaborate with educational institutions from 5 countries to elaborate skills cards for three job roles: e-commerce engineer, e-business manager, and e-strategy manager. This is an action to prepare SMEs for the future industrial changes of the e-commerce age. The project jointly develops training courses, and also delivers (based on CREDIT) a skills card and skills assessment system which is available online.
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ORGANIC
2003 - 2006
This project bases on different studies about innovation management which have been performed between 1996 and 2003 and elaborates key success factors of innovative organisations. These factors are taken into account for the design of an innovation manager skill card in the EU Leonardo project ORGANIC (2003 - 2006). This skill card is being configured into a skills portal and allows managers to browse required skills, do a self assessment, and receive guidance. The project develops a training programme for the certified innovation manager and offers field test courses in Europe free of cost until mid 2006. Also the project agrees a common accreditation of this certified innovation manager across a number of EU member states.
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MediaISF
2001 - 2002
In the EU IST Best Practice Trial Action we configured an adaptable e-working system with content exchange processes for news agencies who collaborate on the EU integration policies. This development resulted in content delivery processes, a simple user interface understandable for journalists and government personnel, as well as a solution with a Media Pool and Media Subjects on which distributed journalists can collaborate.
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TEAMWORK
2001 - 2002
In the EU IST Take UP Action we trialed a configurable e-working system in seven countries of Europe within the domains aerospace, defence, software engineering, public service, and research networks. Based on the feedback from users the system has been refined and an e-working system code generator has been developed which allows managers to run through a wizard and simply programme complex e-working systems.
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CREDIT
1998 - 2001
In the EU Telematics Programme within the CREDIT project we developed with a group of European partners and under the leadership of the University of Amsterdam a system for skills assessment, accreditation of skills, and the generation of learning routes. ISCN was responsible for the development of the assessment client within that client-server architecture. This work has been continued with the Capability Adviser System development in 2001 on a commeercial basis.
The job roles and skills are being defined according to UK standards and based on guidelines for skill cards development in the European Union.
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SELECT
1998 - 2000
In the project SELECTive Browsing on the Internet ISCN Cooperates with Leading Internet Developers and the W4Group Consortium to Establish an SPI On-Line Newspaper with Search and Rating Services.
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VICTORY
1999 - 2000
The project Virtual Enterprise as an ElecCTronic PlatfoRm to multiplY Results develops an E-Commerce solution to establish a European platform of Process Improvement Services.
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PICO
1995 - 1998
The project Process Improvement Combined apprOach Gathered Experience From 30 Experts Across 11 Countries of Europe with Contributions from Europe's Leading Industry about How to Make SPI Actions Business Oriented.
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HYMN
1997 (one year)
In the project HyperWave Marketing Needs we Developed an Internet Based Teamwork and Quality Assurance Solution. This resulted in a first version of an e-working system in 1998 which later got funded as TEAMWORK in a TakeUp Action in July 2001.
PASS
1997-1998
In the field of Pay Roll Accounting and Settlement Systems ISCN Consulted a Process Improvement Action to Prepare the Hungarain Market for the European Integration.
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EPIC
1997 - 1998
An Electronic Library of Software Process Improvement Experiences Based on Video Workshops Held in 1997 and 1998 Across Europe
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BestRegit
1996 - 1999
Best Regional Innovation Transfer - A Goal and Teamwork Based Learning Organisation Concept


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