PUBLIC VOICE Lab mission is to support individuals and organisations
to use groupware for their everyday communication needs. PUBLIC
VOICE Lab creates value by bringing together vendors and end-users
who possess key pieces of the Internet groupware puzzle, and helping
them to build up virtual communities and jointly seize important
market opportunities. We provide whatever it takes to ensure successful
integration - vision, technology, user requirements, project management,
public relations, and/or legal/policy advocacy. Often, such services
are delivered in partnership with our members, creating business
opportunities for them.
maintain our edge by providing insight into the next generation
of community and groupware applications, strategies, and business
models - by keeping our focus on business and technology, staying
forward-looking, action-oriented, and involving our members in everything
we do. We provide tangible deliverables, a global perspective, local
community development, and we participate in path breaking research
and development activities.
approach all issues from a multidisciplinary perspective encompassing
technology, user requirements and regulatory policies. And we operate
as a virtual organization, relying heavily on the expertise and
resources of our members and partners.
projects are exhibited at the biggest EC conferences, such as "Information
Society Technology" (Vienna Dec. 1998, Helsinki Nov. 1999), "Telematics
Application Programme Conference and Exhibition" (Barcelona Feb.
1998) or at "Global Village" events, such as "Third Sector and the
Information Society" (Vienna Austria Center March 1999).
sponsor (membershipmodel: patron) has the following benefits:
to all groupware services, which are provided by PUBLIC VOICE
VOICE Lab newsletter
and technology reports
and requests for comments may be sent to the PVL manager mailing
sponsor may send an expert or take an expert from/to PVL for maximum
2 days per year
sponsor is invited to participate in Research and Development
proposals to the European Commission, if the sponsor matches to
a research action line
sponsor may submit a groupware related product for review once
sign-up fee for patrons starts with Euro 9.500.-
and the monthly membership fee is Euro 1.450.-
minimum. PUBLIC VOICE Lab has applied for tax reduction for
donations done by sponsors located in Austria.
you are interested in becoming a patron, please contact Roland Alton-Scheidl