The research object of the project is the relation between a spatial data infrastructure and public sector innovation. As information is the basic resource of governments to fulfil its tasks in a complex society, databases become the backbone of public administrations. Three major datasets have to contain data on citizens, on companies and organisations as well as on geographic information. In this project the focus is on geographic information. A lot of information in the public sector has a geographic component, so the large-scale roll-out of a spatial data infrastructure will be of great strategic importance in itself and to the further development and innovation of public administration practices.
Our 1th edition was more an introduction in the persuasive technology field. The 2nd edition, will go more in depth on how we can change peoples behavior, which tools are at our disposable to easily design for behavior change, and the developed behavior grid will help you to map behavior types.
In collaboration with the Vlerick Leuven-Gent Management School, IBBT organises iStep training programmes on a regular basis.
The workshop IP Strategy focuses on the protection of intellectual property (e.g. by means of a patent) as well as the direct practice of IPR in your business environment.
ICT 2010 will focus on policy priorities such as Europe's Digital Agenda and the next financial programme of the European Union for funding research and innovation in ICT.