IndustryConnect is a collaboration project between companies using Collaboration Software that is moderated by representatives of the University. IndustryConnect addresses current problems and issues in the field of Collaboration, i.e. joint work and active knowledge exchange among employees in companies using Enterprise Collaboration Systems. The project involves, the exchange of experiences between these companies, and goes beyond the usual interest groups, round tables or business lunches.
The participating researchers continue their work on the topics between the meetings and make the results available in the form of documents, methods, techniques, and guidelines. A wide range of industries are represented: including footwear retailing, electronic components, soundsystems, vehicle inspections, , chemical/construction products and automotive components.
What do the participants get out of it?
- They meet people responsible for collaboration software in other companies and exchange their experiences under the moderation of the University.
- They get to know the University team (professors and researchers) specialized in methods, models, cases, use cases etc., which can be adopted by the participants for the use in their own companies.
- The University team will also conduct surveys and research in the company by request and prepare the results in a usable form.
IndustryConnect is “by invitation only”. The initiative exclusively addresses companies using Enterprise Collaboration System and in the first phase only the leading users of IBM Connections were invited. IT consultants are excluded from the participation, the focus is on user companies. If you are interested in becoing a member and participation in future events, please contact us. The CEIR Team are available to answer any questions you may have about CEIR and IndustryConnect.