ADOPT    CALYPSO    COMPETE    EuroSimE    EVE    TB7 eEurope    Train IT    TRIANGLE    WEBHOSTS   

ADOption of best PracticeTechnology Cases.

ADOPT is an EC Growth project (GTC2-2000-33016, started 1st October 2001 for 24 months) and its goals are :
  • to gain a better understanding of the needs of European industry for future RTD programmes actions.
  • to consolidate analysis results to identify mechanisms to enhance the potential for "translating scientific knowledge into innovation".
  • to ensure wider dissemination of RTD results to industry and to stimulate further replication of the use of technologies and methodologies developed in RTD projects.
 MTA is a partner within the ADOPT project.

Contact And contactLess environments Yielding a citizen Pass integrating urban Services and financial Operations.

CALYPSO was an IST project (IA 1001 TR started 1st January 1998 for 30 months)
Since 1995 MTA works with the "Contactless pass" team within the project ICARE (1996 - 1998), then in the project CALYPSO (1998 - 2000) and now in the TRIANGLE project (2001-2003) see below.
CALYPSO grouped 23 companies from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Portugal, representing 13,9 MEuros invested and 3,5 MEuros of EC-DGXIII subvention.
One of the concrete result of the project can be seen in Paris with the NAVIGO transport smartcard generalisation.
MTA held the secretariat of the CALYPSO project (interface with EC, production of reports, budget follow-up, ...).

CO-ordination of Microelectronics Packaging & interconnection projects : Environment and Trends for the development of European solutions.

COMPETE is a thematic network funded by the European Commission (DGXII). COMPETE will span over 53 months (1997 - 2002) and currently brings together 60 European R&D projects that represents more several tens of MEuros in terms of European R&D efforts. COMPETE is also 50 companies having delegated 110 professionals who are working for the different working groups settled.
MTA is the co-ordinator of the COMPETE network.


EuroSimE addresses the results of both fundamental research and industrial application in the fields of thermal and mechanical simulation in (micro)-electronics
EuroSimE 2002 aims to:
- promote further development and application of simulation methodologies and tools for the electronics industry,
- improve communication and exchange information between methodology & tool-developers and industry users,
- strengthen co-operation between industry, universities, and research institutes.
MTA holds the secretariat of the EuroSimE conferences.

Evaluating practices and Validating technologies in E-democracy and in particular e-voting

The EVE project is an Accompanying Measure financed by the European Commission under the IST programme, contract number IST-2001-33008. EVE compares socio-political practices and impact of available IC technologies on public authorities and citizens to draw the e-democracy picture.
New business models and technological standards are to emerge and EVE provides recommendations to e-democracy players.
The EVE project has officialy started on the 1st September 2001 for a duration of 30 months.
All together the EVE Cluster includes, today including : 10 EC projects, 73 organisations (public and private) in 16 countries represents a global effort of 27 000 000 Euro.
MTA provides the technology and the legal expertise together with the general organisation skills to the EVE project.

TB7 eEurope
eEurope Smartcard Charter TrailBlazer nb 7 : Multiapplication systems

TB7's objectives are :

  • To better understand the multiapplication market to provide adapted solutions
  • To clearly understand users requirements and business needs for all the partners in the multiapplication schemes
  • To provide card issuers with the analytical tools to facilitate the development of business cases : 1) Lowering deployment costs, 2) Innovative business models, 3) Revenue apportionment policies, 4) Providing paths for migration from existing systems, ...
  • To address new legal problems linked to teh multiapplication : 1) Responsability sharing, 2) E-privacy, ...

MTA holds the secretariat of the TB7.

Train IT
Train Innovation in Technologies

IST Business TRAIN-IT is run by IZET (Itzehoe, Germany) and offers to IST participants of finished or ongoing projects intensive training on how to write an investor winning business plan. Thus, a kick-start is provided and a playground for sparring with experienced start-up experts as well as successful entrepreneurs. In a one-week hands-on crash course you start the process of writing a business plan based on the successfully proven TRAIN-IT concept. This includes a one-year follow-up to further accompany the start-up, concluded by a yearly TRAIN-IT community event, presenting success and maintaining the entrepreneurial momentum. For further information on the TRAIN-IT course, please visit www.train-it.org
Jorge Vieira da Silva participates to the marketing course and the coaching of participants.

Proof of concept for a simple, workable and manageable interoperable solution for door to door traval based chip-card

TRIANGLE brings the proof of concept for a simple, workable and manageable interoperable solution for door to door travel (bringing together payment, ticketing and access to services) using existing technology and/or installed infrastructure and being compatible with ongoing programmes. The TRIANGLE solution is based on smart card technologies that allow to host on a chip various applications such as transport tickets, electronic purse and services. TRIANGLE objective is to prove the viability of truly multiapplicative smart card schemes integrating features never experimented so far namely cross-border interoperability (e-purse and ticketing), advanced booking for long distance trains. TRIANGLE is relying on existing infrastructures with only incremental evolutions. TRIANGLE is combining the efforts of Brussels, London and Paris, three cities and their suburbs representing the three angles of a TRIANGLE. For further information on the TRIANGLE project, please visit www.stib.irisnet.be/triangle/
MTA is a partner within the TRIANGLE project (exploitation and dissemination as well as quality control) and holds the secretariat (inteface with EC, budget follow-up, ...).

WEB HOSTing Study

The main objectives of WEBHOSTS are :
  • Research the rapidly changing market of web hosting service providers (also referred to as web hosts)
  • Benchmark the quantity and quality of services currently provided
  • Determine the expectations and needs of Small- to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) from a web host
  • Develop a best practice business model
  • Provide an objective picture of the socio-economic and macroeconomic impact and trends of the web hosting service industry and market
MTA is involved in the field research and communication of teh WEBHOSTS project. MTA is a partner within the WEBHOSTS project.