VERITE (VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT FOR INNOVATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGIES) is one of the 14 thematic networks of the Innovating Regions in Europe (IRE) Network supported financially by the European Commission (FP5, Innovation Programme). The network is composed of 20 institutions representing 18 regions and 13 European countries.
Interactions taking place on digital space complement the creative processes that occur into communities and institutional systems of innovation. A series of IT applications, solutions, and digital tools may be used to sustain innovation through virtual interaction and communication.
On August 22, 2005, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) will begin accepting nominations for its annual Top Seven Intelligent Communities of the Year listing. The Intelligent Community Forum has been presenting its Top Seven list since 2000. Once again, the 2006 Top Seven will be announced
Probably the most influential concept in the field of innovative environments, the Regional Innovation System is conceived as a set of institutions, including clusters, universities, R&D centres, technology transfer organisations, financial and knowledge dissemination agencies, which work together and play the major role in influencing the innovative performance of companies.
Technology Parks (a term covering also Science Parks, Research Parks, and Innovation Centers) offer the simplest way to plan innovative clusters. There are many definitions of Technology Parks, but most agree on the presence of some main components (see the Diagram).
The concept of technology platforms refers to a cooperative approach for the development and implementation of selected technologies. Key objective of TPs is uniting stakeholders around a common vision and approach for the development of the technologies concerned.
When the technology provides software tools such us the blog builders, that help and enhances the dissemination of information, everybody have to be very careful of the copyrights related to the material that is publishing.
In the following article “Bloggers Cautioned About Being Copy Cats” By John P. Mello Jr. that was published on E-Commerce Times 08/04/05 5:00 AM PT
Interesting issues are raised and explained regarding the material that is used by bloggers.