Collaborative platform for data management and capabilities, facilities and resources promotion of the Romanian organizations with space related activities (RO-SPACE)
Financing:Total value of the contract: 1.449.495,00 RON From which: Source 1 – State Budget: 1.200.250,00 RON Source 2 – ASC RO co-financing: 249.245,00 RON
Project code: PN-II-PT-PCCA-2013-4-1900
Contract number: 308/2014
The participation of the Romanian RDI environment to the European Space Agency’s (ESA) programs is one of Romania’s most important objectives and one of the main missions of the Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) as Romania’s representative in ESA (Law 262/2011). Today, the identification and management of players, components, research capabilities, the potential and facilities that may allow the engaging of institutes, universities or the private sector in ESA space research projects is a complex process that implies specific instruments. The matching methods between the research “demand” and components, facilities and resources “supply” need an interactive, adaptive, accessible and controllable system, in which Romania’s participation to the ESA programs is adequately stimulated and managed.
In order to increase the capabilities of Romanian organizations to participate in the ESA programs and projects, the knowledge, competences and information must be subjected to a very well defined promotion and capitalization process. Examples in which the R&D bore a higher degree of capitalization than the usual average (Nissan, General Electric) have confirmed that the research, innovation in general, is greatly accelerated towards their financial capitalization within a system, if a virtual collaborating nucleus is constituted in which each participating player, having associated competences and resources, must be presented depending on context and their “transactional” competences. Identification at national level of these entities with real participation capabilities to the ESA space research programs and projects, makes necessary and useful the building of a centralizing and managing instrument for possible members of the same virtual collaborating nucleus, materialized in a web portal.
The project’s novelty consists in the identification, defining and researching or filtering and concatenation algorithms that ensure both the above mentioned matching between the “demand” (programs, projects, etc.) and “supply” (competences, facilities, research infrastructure, as well as the “matching” between the potential participating organizations in order to obtain some competences that may answer to complex requests (partnerships based on complementarity). The portal will be accessible to any organization, following a registration process and (tangible and intangible) assets validation (material and immaterial) and shall host both information regarding Romanian entities as well as information on ESA programs and projects (or belonging to other financing organizations). The portal’s collaborative role is given by algorithms for correlating “demand” with “supply”, as well as automated updating mechanisms (through web services) of information made available by ESA (or of other financing organizations) with those made available by the potential implicated players.
RO-SPACE portal shall be built as a “management, transaction and promotion” instrument for intangible values and assets necessary for research and production, correlated with the collaboration opportunities within the ESA projects, in the first stage, later to be extended for other national and international programs and projects.
The portal shall provide the instrument to create and manage partnerships in order to make some complex products and services. The dynamic generated by this instrument shall ensure the support in preparing a coherent strategy in the field and shall allow a very rapid promotion and capitalization of R&D in the space field by: * Stimulating the participation of Romanian organization in ESA programs; * Ensuring input data for the national strategy in the space field (competences, resources, facilities); * Attracting young researchers in research processes and programs through a large and structured dissemination of information; * Quick capitalization of Romanian research product in the space field through ensuring the bidirectional informational support (Romanian-ESA).
The platform shall have 4 main components:
The research project core shall be the design of an automated matching algorithm and classification between the projects launched by ESA and the existing RD competences and facilities of the Romanian organizations. The research objectives’ purpose is to analyze and generate a matching weighing, ordering and concatenation algorithm based on some criteria that shall be identified in the project. This shall generate a ranking within the system generated proposals, suggesting and facilitating the identification of the perfect match between the potential (participating) tendering organization and the projects’ requirements, thus shortening the response time and speed in the tender process within the competitions for ESA projects.
None of these algorithms shall constitute an exclusive selection criteria for participation in the ESA projects but shall be an information management instrument that shall ensure easy access to public data on ESA programs and projects.
The matching algorithm shall be integrated in a larger information flow that shall include:
ARCHIBUS Solution Center RomaniaLinek Anna Maria Project director
Cristescu Traian-Ion Developer
Popescu Razvan Paul Senior Developer
Dragomir (Puscasu) Monica Data Analyst
Reghina Cristina-Mihaela Senior Developer
Tanasescu Catalin Infrastructure Administrator
Avasilichioaei Daniel Airspace Engineer
Darie Lucian IT Solution Architect
Solca Emil Data Analyst
Bejgu Stefan-Andrei IT Solution Tester
Borta Cristian Developer
Marina Iurii Senior Developer
Paduraru Ana Developer
Purice Ioan-Catalin IT Solution Developer
Loredana Toader IT Solution Tester
Romanian Space Agency - ROSAManciu Gabriel Viorel (Project Coordinator)
Piso Marius-Ioan (CD I, dr.)
Nedelcu Ion (CD, drd.)
Nistor Cosmin (CS, Coordinator Infrastructure & implementation Hardware)
Neagu Oana Maria (CS)
Vlad Sandru Ioana (CS, dr.)
Poenaru Violeta (CS, dr.)
Bratasanu Dragos (CS, dr.)
Manciu Irina Petra (CS)
Radutu Alina (CS)
Bobe Alexandru (, Coordinator web implementation)
Burghiu Florina (CS, Financial Responsible)
RO-SPACE project creates a background for the promotion and informing of the Romanian organizations that operate in the space field with respect to the programs and projects of some prestigious financing organizations (especially ESA) The project’s main purpose is to provide Romanian organizations that operate in the space field (RD, training, production, counseling etc.) with a real time information instrument regarding the collaboration opportunities with international financing organizations especially ESA, in specific programs and projects in this field and in related fields.
Also the project provides a structured background in order to make partnerships by identifying complementary values (competences, resources, facilities, etc.) and making the collaboration dynamic between the Romanian and international organizations.
Main objectives within the project:
First Phase: July-December 2014
Following functional requirements, as well as possible classification parametric - which were the scope of the first phase - solution design has been started. In the phase of solution architecture, rules related to portal development have been established, mainly: 1. User authentication 2. Validation and authentication of a new user 3. Application data initialization definition 4. Project Administration definition 5.Report design definition ( Project Matching Report and Project Applicants Report) 6. Data Base diagram The objective of this phase was the design of the ROSPACE solution architecture, which was fully carried out in the contractual conditions. * Summary document of the second phase: RO-SPACE_Etapa2_Raport stiiintific, rezumat.pdf
Third phase:In urma definirii cerintelor functionale, a structurilor si a parametrilor posibili de clasificare si realizarea designului bazei de date, activitati care au constituit subiectul primelor doua etape, s-a trecut la dezvoltatrea modelului experimental pentru “Platforma colaborativa pentru managementul informatiilor si promovarea competentelor, facilitatilor si resurselor organizatiilor din Romania cu activitate in domeniul spatial”- Etapa III - Elaborarea modelului experimental. In etapa de dezvoltare a modelului experimental s-a configurat spatiul colaborativ, s-au incarcat date de test si s-au demonstrat operabilitatea prototipului de portal - platforma colaborativa.
Document rezumat etapa 3: RO-SPACE_Etapa3_Raport stiiintific, rezumat.pdf
Contact:ARCHIBUS Solution Center-Romania
Anna-Maria Linek, Project Director
+4 0755 157 811
In urma elaborarii modelului experimental din etapa precedenta, prin configurarea spatiului colaborativ , incarcarea datelor de test si demonstrarea initiala a operabilitatii prototipului prin incarcarea in platforma colaborativa a unui set initial de date test, in Etapa IV – “Demonstrare operabilitate prototip. Definire si implementare acorduri de utilizare spatiu colaborativ. Diseminare rezultate” s-a trecut la demonstrarea ulterioara a operabilitatii prototipului prin incarcarea unui set suplimentar de date si stabilirea acordului de acces si utilizare a platformei colaborative. Ca urmarea a acestor faze de dezvoltare s-au organizat sesiuni de informare pentru a asigura diseminare rezultatelor obtinute in cadrul proiectului “Platforma colaborativa pentru managementul informatiilor si promovarea competentelor, facilitatilor si resurselor organizatiilor din Romania cu activitate in domeniul spatial.
Document rezumat etapa 4: RO-SPACE_Etapa4_Raport stiiintific, rezumat.pdf
Document raport final: RO-SPACE_Raport stiiintific_final.pdf
ContactAgentia Spatiala Romana
Viorel Manciu, Project Responsible,
+4 021 316 8722