IS-practice works together with a large number of local and international competence centres in the domains of eGovernment, eParticipation, eHealth, eInclusion….
We only give a few examples of our close relations up to now. IS-practice works on an ad-hoc basis for each project or proposal. If you are interested to collaborate please contact us.
International Consultancy organisations
Deloitte is one of the world’s largest professional services firms and is focused on client service through a global strategy executed locally in nearly 150 countries. Deloitte is strongly present in all 27 EU Member States. Deloitte offers specialized EU services, staffed by multi-lingual professionals from several Member States. Its European Services department liaises on a day-to-day basis with the EU institutions in Brussels and elsewhere in Europe and has proven ability in advising on and evaluating a range of Community programmes, institutions and policy.
Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Present in 40 countries with more than 125,000 employees, the Capgemini Group helps its clients transform in order to improve their performance and competitive positioning. Capgemini offers an array of integrated services that combine top-of-the-range technology with deep sector expertise and a strong command of our four key businesses.
IS-practice cooperates with Capgemini on projects related to the electronic identity policy .
European Domain Specialists
KIC InnoEnergy SE is a European company fostering the integration of education, technology, business and entrepreneurship and strengthening the culture of innovation. Its strategic objective is to become the leading engine of innovation in the field of sustainable energy. KIC InnoEnergy has been designated as a one of the first three Knowledge and Innovation Communities by the EIT’s Governing Board on 16 December 2009 in Budapest. KIC InnoEnergy adresses sustainable energy as its priority area.
KIC InnoEnergy is a world class alliance of top European players with a proven track record. The Consortium consists of 30+ shareholders and additional 50+ partners – companies, research institutes, universities and business schools covering the whole energy mix.
IS-practice cooperates with KIC InnoEnergy on the MAGHRENOV project .
Plan4all is a non-profit association sustaining and further enhancing the results of multiple research and innovation projects. It aggregates large open datasets related to planning activities in different specialisms areas transport, spatial and city planning, environment and tourism. Plan4all makes sure that open data are easily accessible for reuse, data are maintained and their quality is improved.
Plan4all is an umbrella organisation of 26 partners from 14 European countries including public bodies, universities, research organisations and business partners.
Navidis (France) develops innovative digital map applications for the Smart City users. Navidis combines a high-level multidisciplinary team composed with Internet developers, 3D and real-time databases, geomaticians cartographers, designers and multimedia project managers. Navidis solutions take full advantage of 2D and 3D digital technologies. They enable aggregation of all types of data and rich media within spectacular and intuitive interfaces in order to stage interactive geotagged information.
IS-practice cooperates with Navidis within the EPIC project.
INTRASOFT International (Luxembourg) is a leading European IT Solutions and services group which has an outstanding record of providing IT solutions to governments, public organizations and private enterprises that covers more than 70 countries around the globe.
IS-practice cooperates with Intrasoft on the Citadel project.
21c Consultancy is an award-winning strategic consultancy with an established track record helping clients win and run successful pan-European projects. The company was launched by the senior management of Accenture eDemocracy Services and the team is recognised by Politics Online as one of the top 25 people/organisations who will change the world of Internet and Politics.
Our consultants have helped to shape the international eGovernment agenda, and are world experts in the new drive to more fully engage citizens and businesses with government. We are Prince2 and Managing Successful Programmes qualified, and have hands on experience helping clients to achieve the transformational potential offered by new technologies. From bid writing through to project delivery, we help our clients and partners succeed.
Since its inception, 21c has quickly established itself as a leading player in the design and delivery of pan-European strategies and initiatives. Leveraging the team’s extensive network of contacts throughout Europe, 21c works with public and private sector clients alike to forge effective partnerships, deliver successful campaigns and generate high impact results.
ATC (Greece) is an international software company. For more than 25 years, we provide innovative solutions for the Central Government, Media, Banking, Distribution, Manufacturing and Services. The main competitive advantage of ATC is its pertinent investment in Research and Development, which enabled it to create best-of-breed solutions for the industries we serve. In the course of our operation, ATC evolved to a trusted partner of EU and member of the Steering Committee of NESSI, the European Technological platform for Software and Services. In 2010 we were ranked 6th of the top 20 SMEs in EU. The product portfolio includes end-to-end solutions for Media and the Financial Services Sector, as well as proprietary and open source horizontal solutions for Web & Content Management, eLearning, Human Capital Management and Mobile Applications.
IS-practice cooperates with ATC within the EPIC and Citadel projects.
Indigov, a Belgian private company, was established in 2003 by Jo Steyaert as a spin-off of the university K.U. Leuven. Indigov is specialised in research and consultancy about the Information Society. Indigov’s expertise in the public sector is located in the fields of eGovernment, eInclusion, eDemocracy and eParticipation. For private businesses and organisations, Indigov offers research and advice in the fields of eCommunication, eMarketing and adoption and the use of new technologies, interactive digital television (IDTV), multi-channel and wireless applications.
Dear Media is a Belgian consulting company delivering a range of services for a world of new digital media. The mission of Jo Caudron, founder and CEO, is to help clients find a new balance between the certainties of their traditional business and the opportunities of innovations in media.
Synthetron (Belgium) was set up in 1999 by Paul Verhaeghe, former director of McKinsey who was joined by Baldo Faieta, mathematician from Carnegie Mellon University and by Joanne Celens, ex Shell international manager. Together they created the Synthetron platform which uses the Internet to enable structured discussions with large groups.
Synthetron helps clients (corporations, consulting firms and communications agencies) to listen to, and get insights from, large groups of people in an efficient and timely way. Synthetron discussions are anonymous, interactive and conclusive. Participants join a discussion via their own PC from anywhere they like. The service is based on our proprietary meeting platform for real-time collaboration which facilitates large scale (up to 1000) group discussions along with associated consultancy services in Benelux, France, Germany and UK.
ITEMS (France) International is an international independent consulting firm based in Paris. ITEMS gathers top-level partners and consultants in Internet, Telecom, TV and IT. The company has a strong international expertise based on a large network over all world regions. ITEMS is also the initiator of the international conference “Global Forum”.
Time.lex is a boutique law firm, established in Brussels and specialised in time-law – telecommunications, IT/IP, media and e-business. The firm offers strategic and operational legal support in the creation, management and exploitation of information and technology, in all of its diverse forms. Like technology and information, time-law is continuously evolving. The services of time.lex are focused on the client’s specific needs and aim to provide global and usable solutions.
International NGO’s with focus on eGovernment, eParticipation, eHealth, eInclusion
EPMA (Czech Republic), European Projects & Management Agency, is a non-profit organization, co-founded by the Region Vysocina and BMI Association in 2004. The main objective of EPMA is to develop international project based co-operation of European regions and regional partners towards knowledge based information society. This objective is implemented through activities like research, awareness rising, project management support and networking and with a desire to strength a dialog and co-operation between public administrations, research communities, business organizations and civic initiatives in Vysocina and other regions. Main areas of interest: eGovernment, eParticipation and eDemocracy.
Gov2u (Greece) was conceived and founded in 2005 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization by a group of visionary professionals from the fields of Legislative Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and community activism. Its aim is to develop tools that facilitate the everyday work of elected officials and offer citizens a greater stake in political discourse by enabling them to contribute their ideas, suggestions, and opinions. Gov2u operates to provide a range of specialized services in the field of e-Government, e-Democracy and e-Participation.
The International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH) is a federation of thirty-one national e-Health professional societies on six continents. Its mission is to facilitate international dissemination of knowledge and experience in Telemedicine and e-Health and to provide access to recognized experts in the field worldwide. The ISfTeH has existed since 1993 when the International Society for Telemedicine (ISfT) was created in Tromsø, Norway, and later officially established as not-for-profit organization under the Swiss law.
Academic research centres
IS-practice is in contact with different university competence centres with a research agenda dedicated to Information Society issues: