Read innovative examples of how organizations are performing their work more efficiently on the fast track to achieving operational excellence with a little help from EMDESK.
Human Brain Project
The Human Brain Project (HBP) is a 10-year FET Flagship initiative launched in 2013 with a budget of €1 billion aimed to improve infrastructure for the development of neuroscience, medicine, and computing. The HBP consortium consists of more than 500 scientists from over 130 research institutions, teaching hospitals, and universities across the EU.
During the 3-year proposal phase, HBP utilized EMDESK’s development services to successfully address the challenges they started facing, including management of the vast number of users and data in their huge consortium. EMDESK became a secure and flexible platform for reporting, collaboration, and completing daily project administration and budget tasks.
Graphene is an EU-funded 10-year FET flagship project launched in 2013 with a budget of €1 billion and a consortium of over 145 industrial and academic research groups from 21 countries. The flagship brings researchers together to take graphene from the realm of academic laboratories into EU society.
Graphene faced a number of challenges in information management and coordination, including inefficient communication and reporting, non-networked systems without central management and many redundant tasks, as well as a lack of a secure and confidential working environment. With EMDESK, those challenges were mastered, and processes and communication optimized.
For over a decade, EMDESK is a leading provider of project and work management solutions for research and innovation projects proudly supporting thousands of projects, from small ones to billion Euro projects involving 150+ organizations.
The organization and sharing of documents, the scheduling of events, the help in the preparation of reports and other features makes EMDESK a strong support for the development of a project of this dimension and responsibility. In line with my experience, I suggest using EMDESK to everyone who will coordinate H2020 projects.
Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering Department Setúbal School of Technology Polytechnic Institute of Setubal
In 2001, L-up began its business consultancy service for researchers and industries. In time, L-up was able to expand its services into bigger fields, such as economy, energy, digital economy, finance, health, security, and much more. L-up works with internationally recognized research institutions and innovative SMEs designing collaborative European research projects. Project teams benefit from L-up’s collaboration and expertise throughout the project life cycle – inception, implementation, and delivery.
Project management comes with many challenges, including how to share sensitive information online in a secure environment or how to manage growing shared agendas and numerous mailing lists. EMDESK was able to provide a secure and straightforward solution to this and many other problems, allowing L-up to complete almost 50 successful proposals and projects in a secure environment.
Warrant Hub (formerly Warrant Group) is a subsidiary of the Italian Tinexta Group aimed to provide companies with financial expertise, technical and technological assistance, as well as with integrated and specialized consulting at all stages of business development. Warrant Hub offers integrated services that support EU projects in development, research, and innovation.
Since 2012 Warrant Hub has been using EMDESK as its project management tool and an all-in-one collaborative space for an ever increasing number of EU projects. EMDESK is able to provide an intuitive tool that supports Warrant Hub with its routine communications and project management in compliance with EC reporting requirements. A smooth collection of information and monitoring of the EU project status provided by EMDESK, both for the technical and administrative aspects, has allowed Warrant Hub to manage successfully 11 past or running EU projects.
Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ), was established in 1990 as an operational unit of the European Commissioner of the Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour, and Housing Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Its primary objective is to support research and innovation organizations and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from Baden-Württemberg with European funding programmes.
SEZ is a part of an international Steinbeis network with over 1,100 Steinbeis transfer companies and 6,000 experts. SEZ’s core principle of work relies on decentralized operations coordinated through a centralized project management framework. In order to facilitate the efficiency of their project management, SEZ has been using EMDESK as their software solution for running projects since 2010.
EMDESK provides us useful solutions and helps us a lot with project management! At CIRCE we were looking for a good tool to manage our coordinated EU projects. We started using EMDESK with one project and then quickly switched other running projects, as it gives us accuracy and an integral control over the projects. In addition, we are very happy with the technical and commercial support we receive. We strongly recommend the tool!
José Luis Vadillo López
Fundación CIRCE (Spain)
CIRCE Foundation is an independent Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption founded in 1993 in Spain by the University of Zaragoza, the Aragón Government, and the Endesa Group. It is intended to develop scientific and technical knowledge and provide innovative solutions to the business sector in the field of energy to support sustainable development.
EMDESK project management tool is a powerful solution for CIRCE in supporting team communication, documents repository, events planning, or following up deliverables. EMDESK proved to be a good project management tool in managing, understanding, and visualizing the distribution of the resources of the research projects in a general (consortium) point of view.