MATURE presented its progress of the first year to three distinguished experts in the field in a very constructive atmosphere. The reviewers have shown a high degree of interest in the topic of knowledge maturing and engaged in an inspiring dialogue with the consortium.
The project management approach, the team spirit and coherence as well as the progress on empirical, conceptual, and technical level were highly appreciated. The project "exceeded the expectations" of both the EC and the independent reviewers.
The MATURE consortium was pleased to welcome almost 20 representatives of partners from different countries like Germany, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom, or Israel, both from industry and research (about two thirds from industry). Their background was very different, but all of them had a shared interest in the topic of knowledge maturing support in organizations. The event took place at FZI in Karlsruhe, and consortium representatives gave a brief overview of the activities of the first year of MATURE.
IFIP AGORA Initiative on Life-long Learning & Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences join the MATURE Associate Partner Network
We are please to announce that we can welcome two new associate partners to our growing network, which help us to reach out to a wider audience and bring in their international experience, IFIP and the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.
This year's edition of the biennial conference on Professional Knowledge Management (WM 2009) was organized by Knut Hinkelmann and his team at FHNW (most of whom actively contribute to MATURE) and took place March 25-27, 2009 in the beautiful city of Solothurn in Switzerland. With almost 200 participants, the conference again attracted the German-speaking knowledge management community, both from industry and academia.
New Associate Partners: OHL (Spain), CfTB Education Trust (UK), and The East Midlands Consortium Chief Executives Group (UK)
We are happy to announce that the first year developments together with our application partners University of Warwick (and the associate partners Connexions Kent & Medway and Careers Scotland) and Structuralia have raised the interest from further organizations that have now joined the associate partner network. These are:
Following MATURE's presentation at the I-KNOW conference 2008, Credit Suisse has decided to join the MATURE associate partner network.
"We would like to pass over the experience of organizational maturing into the MATURE project and on the other side implement some ideas that this project will generate. Besides that we would be happy to contribute our longtime experience in the field of knowledge management."
The MATURE consortium considers Credit Suisse to be a valuable addition to the network.