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Transnational spin off meeting, by Pietro Papoff, 6/7 April, 1998
Project Start up meeting - Nov 24th, by Pietro Papoff, 28 November 1997
Aggiornamento di Fabio Focardi - AMIG, 1 Ottobre 1997
Original project proposal,
by Lorenzo Coslovi, Pietro Papoff, 5 June 1997
Transnational spin off meeting
9,00 Welcome to participants. Work plan of the meeting. Presentation of the Elis students who are volunteering in the project.
9,10 Italian Sub Project - Mr Stefano Bargioni, Mr Pino Fusco, Mr. Marco Billi
9,30 Dutch Sub Project Ms Belinda Tanner, Ms Edna Kavanagh
9,50 Guidelines for the II Request for Proposal Mr Albert Frank
10,15 New Sub project proposals Mr Pietro Papoff
10,45 Splitting into two groups:
"Tools for Workgroup at the distance"
Set up of a Multimedia PC
Topics to be dealt with:
More than formal lessons participants are expected to receive hands-on training (practical experience)
Project Start up meeting - Nov 24th
Thanks to a financial contribution from Hewlett Packard a meeting among all members has been arranged in Rome. Participants have been: Pietro Minissale from Sicily, Rolando Bianchi Bandinelli, Valerio Miocchi and Pino Fusco from Pisa, Marco Billi and Centineo Cataldo from Florence, Pietro Papoff and Bruno Picker from Rome. Topics under discussion have been as follows:
Filmato in Real Player 5.0 della riunione
Aggiornamento di Fabio Focardi
ti informo sulla ripresa settembrina del nostro progetto.
1) Abbiamo individuato dei locali idonei alla logistica di un Centro Servizi e di Telelavoro a S.Piero a Sieve (Mugello).
2) La Comunità Montana e il Comune ci hanno concesso dei locali in una bellisssima villa del Comune (sarà insediamento di servizi pubblico-privati).
3) Attiveremo la installazione delle macchine non appena create le strutture base.
4) Abbiamo individuato almeno 2 persone disabili idonee per essere inserite. Si stanno formando in un nostro corso di formazione.
Sono molto contento delle evoluzione.
Amig - (Centro di Riabilitazione Villa Valentina)
Via del Poggiolino, 12
50139 - Firenze
Tel. 055-400763 Fax 055-400661
Amig - (Progetto Horizon)
Via Bonvicini, 40
50132 - Firenze
Amig - Cead (Centro Europeo Ausili Disabili)
Via Bonvicini, 40
50132 - Firenze
Original project proposal
"HP Internet Philanthropic Initiative - Theme #2 - The Internets Impact on Society"
A Social Enterprise through the Internet: enhance occupational opportunities of physically disabled people through the setting up, via the Internet, of a Virtual Community at European Level
Participants in the project
The project is made up of two subnetworks of partners, one in Italy and one in Holland. Each subnetwork comprises 3 groups of competencies: training, research and company links
Via Sandri, 45- 00159 Roma - +39-6-439.4661 fax .4681
Pietro Papoff Elis Director
Michele Crudele Project Manager
CNR - National Research Centre
Rolando Bianchi Bandinelli
Via S. Maria, 46 - 56100 Pisa - tel. 050-593223 - fax 050 904052
+39 55 4223861 Fax 4223783
AMiG-CEAD association of disabled people
Via Buonvicini, 40
AMIG tel. +39 55 400763, CEAD tel./fax +39 55 5004436
Sodalitas - enterprise association
via S. Marco, 18
+39 2 58370293
Technologie Centrum Limburg
NL - 6400
Mrs. Belinda Tanner
tel +31 45 5740832; fax 5711229
Home page address/URL of the project
This proposal is asking support from HP to speed up the activities planned by Elis on Telework through the Internet, addressing the needs of physically disabled people.
With this document we are asking support from HP for the first year (out of three) only but we expect to be invited to make another proposal to HP Europe next year.
The deliverables of the first year of this specific component sponsored by HP, will be the set up, management and evaluation of a pilot virtual community of disabled people (5-10 in Italy and 1-5 in Holland) willing to re-enter the labour market thanks to Internet facilities.
The philanthropic intent of the overall program, that HP will contribute to, is to support new job opportunities induced by new multimedia and Internet technologies.
In the long term (3 years) we expect the virtual community to become an enterprise (a social company) made up of 30 people (some disabled some not) spread over 6 European countries who are able to earn a living through the Internet.
Milestones (chronological breakdown structure of the project)
Physically disabled people can widely take advantage of Internet technologies to lower the barriers of the labour market they have to face. In the second year each Country will activate two other countries (Italy will activate both Great Britain - Jewel & Esk Valley College in Edinburgh, and Denmark - Technical College Slagesle, near Copenaghen) and so 6 national networks will be operating in Europe: in Italy (managed by Elis), in Holland (Technologie Centrum Limburg). Along with this activity we will handle the start up of the social company helped by a group of mentors.
In the third year we expect to repeat this schema activating two other countries each summing up to 18 national subnetworks
Elis is currently running a three year program named: Jubilee 2000: a solidarity program to make disadvantaged people enter the Information Society. The program is made up of the following parts:
A.Mi.G. - C.E.A.D. has a wide experience using informatics and telematics in favour of disabled people, deriving from the informatic laboratory, activated since 1987 in the rehabilitation site of Villa Valentina, where technology has been used as a means of rehabilitation and autonomy for mental and physical disabled.
Moreover, its tight link with I.R.O.E. - C.N.R., one of the most prominent research institution, in Italy and abroad, on the field of technological research in favour of disabled people, keeps A.Mi.G. up to date with the most recent innovation and technology trends.
Thanks to is strong vocation on both rehabilitation and technology, A.Mi.G. has already started an activity to set up a social enterprise, composed of disabled and non disabled people, to offer telematics services via Internet. At this time twelve people are engaged in this project, that is part of the Horizon II IC/142/H project, currently on the way.
Inside the frame of the mentioned Horizon project we are in connections with partner in England, Ireland and Greece, with whom we presented a new project, under Horizon III , that comprise the implementation of a training and working network among the Italian partners in several regions.
At this point in time, our market investigations lead us to find the following possible market niche to aim at:
All these activities have a common base of knowledge ranging from the use software tools (basic and professional), to almost a basic knowledge of graphics and communication theory. Moreover, especially for distance selling, a knowledge of law and financial rules regulating these activities.
Finally the A.Mi.G. is going to complete the publishing chain create a co-operative firm with two typography (in Florence and Pisa) to be able to complete the process from electronical composition, to production of final film, to printing.
CNR is the governmental body for scientific research in Italy, belonging to the Ministry for University and Scientific and Technological Research.
The CNR's purposes as an institution are:
· to promote, co-ordinate and control scientific research toward scientific and technical progress;
· to co-operate with Italian universities as far as scientific and educational activities are concerned;
· to act as a consultant as far as the State's scientific and technical activities are concerned;
· to make up provisions for the drawing up of technical standards of general nature.
In order to achieve these purposes, the CNR, among other things:
- finances and carries out research of national interest, both directly by its own research Institute and Centres and by means of contracts and contributions to Universities and other public or private bodies.
- promotes the establishment and development of scientific laboratories, and ensures their proper operations, also in co-operation with other public administrations.
- ensures, the participation in scientific and technical organisation at international level.
CNUCE is a research institute of the CNR acting both as a research Institute in the computer science field as well as telematic and computer services. In the origin, July 1965, the National University Electronic Computing Centre (C.N.U.C.E) was constituted as an Institute of the University of Pisa. Its original goal was to offer network and computing services to academic and research institutes.
CNUCE became a CNR Institute in 1973. Its workforce of 122 people makes it one of the largest CNR institutes in Italy. CNUCE still has the original function, of a service centre for scientific computation and networking, alongside the new role in the research activities. It is involved in many national and European projects, among them TIDE DEFIE project (Disabled and Elderly people Flexible Integrated Environment), TIDE MOSAIC-HS project (MOdular System for Application Integration and Clustering in Home System) and DOMOH project concerning computer aids for elderly and disabled people.
This activity is connected to its previous experience in other national project, particularly:
· availability of basic computer functions, through User Interfaces for Disabled (voice , other), namely: word processing, telephone, fax, connection and access to networks, learning aids for child/adolescent with sensory impairment;
· control of electrical appliances through EHS, namely: washing machine, oven or equivalent;
· control of entertainment equipment through EHS, namely: TV, HI-FI;
· control of safety/security devices through EHS, namely doors/windows, intrusion.
In the present project CNUCE will assist two disabled people to use Internet as tool for tele-work.
The participation is aimed to start propose a new European project in Horizon or similar programmes.
Activities (functional breakdown structure of the project)
To set up both at National and European level a virtual community (via the Internet) of physically disabled people who can co-operate at the distance on delivering services such as:
A detailed analysis of the equipment needs will be done as soon we get a go ahead from HP. In every country we need 1-2 NT server and about 5-10 home multimedia PC (with a small printer) for the disabled. Other 5-10 multimedia PC would be given to 5-10 mentors of the training centres. The strength of ELIS is the availability of manpower to manage most of the project activity, with the help of volunteer technical students.
HEWLETT-PACKARD Prices in IL for ITALY - Effective date: 01/05/97
We expect to be supported by HP Europe by a subset of the following hardware ranging from 75% and 100%
|d4944a||NetServer LD Pro 6/180 m1||
|d3583c||4.2GB Hot Swap Ultra SCSI Hard Disk Drive||
|c1526gABB||HP SureStore 5000i 4 GB DAT internal tape drive||
|d2815aABB||Monitor 14" Super VGA (800x600), dot pitch 0.28 mm||
|d4295a||32Mb EDO DIMM Memory||
|d5084aABZ||Vectra 520MCX 5/166 m1600, 16Mb||
|d2825aABB||Video 15" a colori (1024x768 60Hz) dot pitch 0.28 mm.||
|c4531aARP||HP DeskJet 820Cxi||
|d4218nABZ||Vectra VA 6/200 MT m4000 MXM, 32Mb NT4||
|d3648b||32Mb EDO SIMM Accessory (2 X 16)||
|d2840aABB||Display: Ergo 1280 17" (15.7" V.I.)||
|c5300aABZ||HP OfficeJet Pro 1150C||
|d4563aABZ||Vectra VL 5/200 series5 M2500/32 CDS||
|j3009b||Adattatore PCI selezionabile 10/100VG in confezione da 6.||
|j2415aABB||HP AdvanceStack 100VG Hub-14.||
|J3028A||Modulo transceiver 100VG UTP||
|27289B001||HP Router 240 con cavo V35||
Publication of the results
We have the ambition to set an example in how handicap, education and the Internet contribute together to the progress of our society. We also believe in appropriateness that, whenever possible, governments must subsidy education to address social problem, as every investment toward building culture is worth 10 times any other optimal form of social support.
We are conscious that our opinion is shared (but not widely yet) so part of our program will be the diffusion of either the results and the concept inspiring us. Besides publishing the outcomes on our web server, we plan to publish our work and to attend at least one important annual Italian conference and one European one.
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