Section: Contracts and Grants with Industry
The KmP (Knowledge Management Platform) projects are a set of pluridisciplinary and user participatory projects aiming at designing systems for managing collective and individual competencies. A first two-year project, the RNRT KmP project, resulted in KmP-Corese, a prototype system based on Corese (see Acacia activity report 2005). The RNRT KmP project was followed up by two projects:
The KmP-Drire (or KmP-2) project
This one-year project aimed at pre-industrializing KmP-Corese, i.e., taking into account security and data storage aspects; designing an end-user interface to manage ontologies, and improving the user-friendliness of the current interfaces of the prototype. The KmP-2 project involved Acacia, Rodige (a CNRS-UNSA management research team), and the Telecom Valley association. Among the improvements made to the prototype were: migrating KmP-Corese on a new web server architecture, securing the access to the server, improving the interface for navigating in the ontology, and restructuring and homogenizing parameterizable Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). The KmP-2 project was funded by the DRIRE (Direction Régionale de l'Industrie de la Recherche et de l'Environnement) Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.
The KmP-Philips (or KM2) project
This two-year project aimed at designing and validating a prototype supporting the strategic management of individual and collective competencies within a firm, namely Philips Semiconductors France. During this first year, the prototype has been implemented and tested. The second year will be devoted to getting and analyzing usage feedback of the prototype within the enterprise. The KmP-Philips project involved Acacia, Rodige and Philips Semiconductors. The project was funded by Philips Semiconductors (now called NXP).