Consortium Synthesis / Transnationality Balance
The OASIS Consortium consists of 33 Partners from 11 countries, 2 of which are Newly Associated States (Romania, Bulgaria), and 2 are non-European (China, Mexico), thus ensuring a wide spread of results.
Other European represented countries are : Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
The OASIS consortium is in an excellent position to work towards the realisation of all of the target objectives related to ICT and Active Ageing, because all key actors are present, namely industries, telecommunication providers, industrial SMEs, Research centres, Universities, end-users organisations, an association of cities and a healthcare center.
All of them provide highly complementary input with respect to:
Many industrial partners function both as industrial users and strong software developers in the Consortium: PHILIPS, SIEMENS, MOTOROLA, VODAFONE, CRF, MIZAR, DOMOLOGIC for example have large research and development activities in ICT and Ageing.
All these industrial partners together are extremely knowledgeable in:
All this industrial knowledge is combined with strong expertise of research institutes, universities and industrial SMEs in research and development of:
In most cases development teams encompass mixed teams of industries and/or SMEs and Research Centres and/or Universities, thus guaranteeing a good transfer of knowledge from the basic research to industrial prototypes.
All the above Actors will be supported by a Scientific Advisory Board composed by independent experts with very wide recognition in their respective fields. With its large expertise, the SAB will ensure that the OASIS Consortium is kept up to date with current trends in the market, latest studies and other findings on user needs and requirements, as well as technological trends and standards (emerging technologies and trends that could influence the strategy of the OASIS Project). Thus, the SAB will ensure that the OASIS results conform with the ERA objectives and will contribute in pointing out possible ways of solving fragmentation problems of research in Europe.