With its Interoperability Labs and more than 70 partners from industry, business and government, the Competence Center has been providing a platform which simultaneously serves as workshop, display window and expertise hub for future oriented eGovernment in Germany and Europe since the end of 2004.
ELAN has created Interoperability labs for different research areas in in order to support the dialogue between the relevant actors in light of the inherent complexity of the subject: “Interoperability”. In a pre-competetive environment, partners can develop complex test scenarios in the labs and compare their solutions with other researches and check their interaction. Conversly, representatives of the public sector can learn about of the public sector can learn about new products and test solutions on cooperation with FOKUS´ own experts.
As a technology-, manufacturer- and product-independent platform, the labs offer the basic concepts, technologies and products, which are necessary for the modernization of governmental administration.
ELAN Interoperability labs
Our partnership in the Interoperability labs enables cooperative development and integration of innovative concepts, applications and best-practice-solutions. To be a partner in the Interoperability Labs means:
Partners in the FOKUS eGovernment lab are committed to eGovernment and open to joint strategies. Yet the grand scheme of “eGovernment in Germany and Europe” can only be realised if technologies and products are based on open standards and if solutions from different providers work together using open interfaces in such a way so as to ensure media mismatch free and cross organisation eGovernment infrastructures.
One of the main aspects of our partner program is open communication. In contrast to competitive behavior in market settings the lab-partners pursue joint goals, as process integration or interoperability of different applicatons. Our partners have the opportunity to take a stand in strategic-politcal discussions in order to jointly take part in the active creation of a framework for eGovernment in Germany.
To be a Partner
The Fraunhofer FOKUS Competence Center ELAN offers different forms of partnership:
Member of the ELAN Advisory Board and use of the laboratories regarding presentations and demonstrations
In addition to the different partnership models our Fraunhofer FOKUS eGovernment, SOA and eIdentity-Lab teams provide a variety of offers and activities, that are tailor made to suit the lab’s aims and for implementing these aims in the lab. Our offer includes:
The process starts with a cooperation agreement, which formally regulates the collaboration and determines the initial activities such as the integration of partner solutions in the lab and the setting up of scenarios etc. With this cooperation agreement the partners take part in the partner program’s wide variety of activities.
Concrete projects such as setting up scenarios, evaluating functions and conforming to standards as well as adapting partner solutions will be carried out in the form of lab projects.
Join us – become our partner!