Technology Awareness Methodology
A 5-Stage technology awareness methodology has been created in the FITMAN project to raise technology awareness among potential applicants interested in the calls organized under FIWARE Accelerators. Given that FITMAN has a specific focus on manufacturing, special focus was given to Accelerators relevant to this field, namely FABulous, CEED and FINISH.
Through the technology awareness activities, the objective was to disseminate the FITMAN platform and its main components to become known to relevant organisations that will build upon and expand them. Thus the technology awareness activities aimed to facilitate the engagement of new users and the further deployment of the platform.
The methodology is able to address a large scale of communities with a limited amount of resources while facilitating mechanisms for adaptation to the needs of the communities being addressed to maximise adoption and impact.
The methodology offers equal opportunities to all agents involved, irrespective of cultural, sector, social and enterprise contexts.
The methodology is able to support the needs of ICT infrastructure providers, SME related organisations, local and regional development agencies.
The methodology facilitates the means to ensure and monitor the value co-creation for all entities during the entire life-cycle of the methodology.