This tool is a pathway diagram that gives the projects the possibility of positioning themselves in the development pathway and analyze the different paths to increase their performance in different aspects.
The on-line characterisation survey
A critical learning over the duration of the asset mapping and analysis activity was the applicability of the HAIVISIO Reference Framework, and its improvement over the duration of the task as we applied it to the alignment and mapping of the active projects results.
This has resulted in the definition of an improved on-line characterisation survey, which allows projects to self-report on their project in the context of an overall enterprise perspective. The revised Haivisio Reference Framework and the associated survey can deliver the following benefits:
• It can prompt a project to consider their activities and assets across a holistic enterprise perspective using a scoreboard evaluative approach
• It can provide a comparative reference to other related projects where to explore areas of common interest, synergy or collaboration potential
• It can act as an index into deeper project ‘architecture’ assets, resources, models and documents, that together can form a dynamic repository to support project pathways from R&D towards market readiness.
While the primary goal of this framework and support tools is to assist projects in the elaboration of a shared Communications and Synergies Action Strategy, it points toward further developing the resource as an on-going tool-kit to support greater impact and exploitation of the results of EU R&D initiatives in the ehealth, ageing-well and independent living domains. However, with it being based on a generalised ‘enterprise architecture framework’ model, the approach may be applicable to other domains and challenges with the EU’s Innovation Strategy towards smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.