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MOSAIC2B - Mobile Empowerment for the Socio-Economic Development in South Africa

Associação CCG/zgdv - Centro de Computação Gráfica
Project classification

Scientific area

1.2 Computer and information sciences

Discipline(s)

Computer sciences, information science and bioinformatics (hardware development go to scientific area 2.2, social aspect to be 5.8)

Project description

Project title

MOSAIC2B - Mobile Empowerment for the Socio-Economic Development in South Africa

Scientific Coordinator's name:

Daniel Stefan

Scientific Coordinator's e-mail:

info@ccg.pt

Principal R&D Unit:

CCG\'s Domain of applied research on Urban and Mobile Computing

Other R&D Units involved in the project:

Other R&D units involved in the project

Project keyword(s)

Mobile empowerment, Mobile Technologies; Delay Tolerant Networks; Mobile Business; Visual Analytics;

Short abstract and comments

Mobile empowerment based on mobile technologies allows the development and implementation of new business models and new business opportunities targeting micro enterprises and their customers in developing countries like South Africa. The goal of MOSAIC 2B is to develop and test a new framework that uses cloud-based applications, innovative low-cost internet delivery mechanisms (delay tolerant networks and opportunistic communications) and affordable mobile technologies to unlock new mobile business opportunities, especially in rural villages. The consortium of European and South African partners builds upon the use case of mobile digital cinemas to run real life experiments demonstrating and evaluating the technological and economic viability of according innovations.

Potential uses/indications

Micro Entrepreneurship in developing countries;

Status

Ongoing

Partner Status: Seeking Partners?

No

Project weblink

http://mobile-empowerment.org/

Grant number (QREN, FP7, Eureka, etc)

FP7 - grant agreement no. 611796; DST (SA) agreement DST/CON 0227-0229/2013

Last edited on

2015-05-07 14:38:58

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