SDDP CARDIAC I: Technology transfer in accessible and assistive ICT products and services

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SDDP Local Authorities Troodos
SDDP Local Authorities Troodos
Report Title Mechanisms that ensure successful technology transfer in accessible and assistive ICT products and services
Triggering Question What mechanisms would ensure successful technology transfer in accessible and assistive ICT products and services?
Project CARDIAC
Author(s) Yiannis Laouris
Georgina Siitta Achilleos
Editor(s) Marios Michaeldes
Marios Constantinides
Vados Savvides
Cyprus Academy of Public Administration
Total Duration 2 days
Statistics Participants=21
Number of ideas=55
Number of Clusters=18
Ideas received Votes=23
Ideas on MAP R=19
Spreathink ST=40%
Dates 16th - 17th February 2010
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Executive Summary

This report has been developed in the context of the CARDIAC project (FP7 - Coordinating Action: Grant Agreement 248582). The goal of the project is to create a platform that can bring together the various stakeholders in the area of accessible and assistive ICT with a view to identifying Research & Development gaps and emerging trends and generating a research agenda roadmap.


The Triggering Question (TQ) was
What mechanisms would ensure successful technology transfer in accessible and assistive ICT products and services?

In response to the TQ, the 21 participants came up with 55 mechanisms, which were categorized in 10 clusters. Following the voting process, 37 ideas received one or more votes and were structured to create the influence MAP shown below.


MAP for CARDIAC III.
Influence tree on the mechanisms that would ensure successful technology transfer in accessible and assistive ICT products and services.


According to the participants of this workshop, the characteristics appear to be the most influential were:

  • Mechanism #1, Big delay in decision making from the governmental side

The participants had time to discuss and reflect on the influence map and in general agreed that the arrows in the map made sense to them. In sum, the participants reported their satisfaction that their voices have been heard and documented and communicated their expectations for follow-up activities to address the diagnosis of their needs.

The workshop was facilitated by Elena Aristodemou (CNTI), Aleco Christakis and Georgina Siitta Achilleos (CNTI).



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