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Many research projects with external funding face the challenge of how to sustain their project results after the funding ends. The consortia of such research projects often consists of large networks of (international) partners, which threaten to fall apart at the project end. There are various brainstorm methods to create business models, but what happens after the brainstorm stage?
This workshop focuses on the next step: implementing a business model for sustaining project results. The organisers have experience in this area due to the different initiatives they are currently involved in: IMPACT, BHL, BHL-Europe and CATCHplus. After a short introduction on these four projects there will be a discussion around four main topics: 1. Vision, 2. Organisation, 3. Commitment, and 4. Costs & Revenues
Each topic will be introduced by one of the organisers, with innovative real-life examples from their specific project. The four projects involved each give a different view on the possibilities in this area: IMPACT has recently launched a Centre of Competence for Digitisation, starting from a network of 26 European partners, global BHL has successfully and organically fostered a model for global expansion of biodiversity heritage literature, BHL-Europe being one of its regional nodes and CATCHplus is focused on promoting cooperation and coordination in the information infrastructure of the heritage sector in the Netherlands.
6th–9th December 2011