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MATURE Workshop on User Centred Requirements Processes for E-Learning and Knowledge Management – A European-Wide Perspective

On July 2, 2009 LTRI (London Metropolitan University) hosted the successful MATURE Workshop on User Centred Requirements Processes for E-Learning and Knowledge Management – A European-Wide Perspective. The day enabled the cross fertilisation of ideas between MATURE and other key European projects, research centres and individuals. The formal presentations and discussions were of a high quality and the slides from these can be viewed by following the links for talks in the agenda (above). Furthermore, the informal discussion over coffee and lunch were insightful and wide-ranging.

MATURE exceeded expectations at 1st Annual Review

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.

First year deliverables available

The official project deliverables, summarizing the results of the first year, are now online available under as PDF. 

First Associate Partner Network Meeting - Karlsruhe, April 30, 2009


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.


Conference on Professional Knowledge Management - Experiences and Visions (WM 2009)

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.

Joint activities with the ACTIVE IP

MATURE has established close contacts to the ACTIVE IP ever since both projects have started. It was clear that both projects have an overlap in their vision of Web 2.0-enabled tools. 

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:

LinkedIn Networking Group Launched

In order facilitate networking with the consortium and among MATURE's associate partners, we have created a LinkedIn group. You are invited to join and start discussing how the MATURE Associate Partner meeting on April 30, 2009 in Karlsruhe should look like! 

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