| Intro | Collaborators | Work in progress | Past and future |

Dear invited friends: Welcome!



A. Intro

This is a collaborative IST2006 based project. We are inviting innovative brains from Europe, EU countries and globally to work on this collaborative document. Being here should be a free and creative experiment to every InnoStar team member. More members are ready to step in. We understand that this document is still in a very early stage of its development.





B. Collaborators

[Who are we?]


Innovator – Collaborator Country Email: Please use your gmail address with (at). Then the spammers can not get it automatically.) Homepage Challenge Specialty Short Message
Helge FI helgekeitel at gmail.com
www.kknet.fi Shortest routes for innovations to market and success
Web 2.0
Mobile 2.0
Forest Industry
It’s nice to see that this dynamic collaborative effort is expanding
Kurre FI kurre.takapiru at gmail.com
www.personaleu.net Personal EU Human centricity
Ferran ES ABCFerran.Cabrer(at)consen.org

Catherine FR DEFcatherine.bodeau-pean(at)wanadoo.fr

Samppa IT GHISamppa.Rohkimainen(at)EUI.eu

ahmedrazib(at)gmail.com www.southasiabiz.com Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, India
Professional blogger

DE JKLgerd(at)doeben-henisch.de




We’re welcoming all invited friends to this collaborative document and would like to have your opinions on everything here. We all can give insights to all the points. To keep this document short and sharp enough, we can build hyperlinks from essential keywords to orher documents. Bookmarks can be used to make it easier to move within the document.





C. Work in progress


Our Common Strategy
Let’s develop and chrystallize this to be exact and still an essential part of our personal strategies:


  • We’re now expanding the collaboration into an European / Global perspective

  • We believe that international interaction grows the perspective of all its participants

  • We think individuals don’t always need their feet, they can use their heads together

  • The Open Source Collaboration Methodology is bringing a new dimension to our work

  • We are moving from a Desktop Publishing and individualistic work style to a collaborative working mode





Our personal projects

Please introduce your essential project here shortly

The Personal EU (by Kurre)

  • My vision Personal EU is a “new organization level of the European Union”

  • It enlarges a single citizen’s value into an union-wide level

  • Each Personal EU team consists of one person from (up to) every EU country

  • In every EU country there is someone like you – and they all should have the pleasure to innovate together

  • The Personal EU Finder chooses the team: persons with equal challenge profile, one per country

  • The nature of Personal EU is “life-long, union-wide, challenge-high”

  • To ensure a rich communication culture, Personal EU uses (as soon as possible) any language-to-any language online translation and interpretation

  • The collaboration is pleasant because of various team tools, such as:

  • The Voter, allows voting about any subject and shows an illustration of the team’s election results

  • The Comparer, grows a local fact to a list of parallel information from each member state (good ground for innovation)

  • The Projecter collects the member resources to a business prototype and describes the roles and challenges of each member in it

  • The Buyer/Seller manages money flows between team members and in banking

  • The Elevator takes the best common suggestions f.ex. to the Commission’s floor

  • The Personal EU Academy serves all Personal EU teams virtually and face-to-face – helping the clumsy hierarchic society turn into an innovative human centric “EUnal” society.

  • A good “official” Personal EU pilot system could easily become 100 EU10 user teams within a couple of months, 5000 user teams within one year and 100 000 user teams within 5 years. The development speed of the online translation tool is a critical factor for reaching f.ex. one million Personal EU teams and more. One million Personal EU25 teams cover just 5 % of the EU population – tomorrows lifestyle and a fascinating tool like Personal EU could easily grow the percentage to 30-50.

  • Inviting individuals from different EU countries to develop this collaborative document would turn it into an union-wide “living lab” and “projectable test bed” towards a Personal EU era.

  • “This is what I’ve always said about the ‘Personal EU'” (after page 4 mostly in English)

  • …to be continued (the interactive “Personal EU” Wiki)





Project C (by Ferran):

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Project D (by Catherine):

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Project E (by Samppa):
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Project F (by Razib):
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Project G (by Gerd):

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Project H (by Vladislav):

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Project I (by Sari):

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Project J (by Mika):

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Project K (by Helge):

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  1. I’m curious about the evolution of this project and what the time-span from idea to action will be

  2. The word Collaboration takes one second to write, but starting to Collaborate can take years

  3. The quality of innovations created in collaboration is a very intriquing question

  4. This work is inspiring new ideas: It’s a kind of time shifted structured talk in the cyber universe
  5. A mashup of Web 2.0. Mobile technology, WiFi, ISP and Mobile Carriers, User Generated Content, etc. into Mobile 2.0
  6. How to embedd chat to this document??

“Helge, If you’re in the consulting business, you know how intense competitive pressures can be, and you are well aware of the frustration, cost and time involved with constant travel. The good news is that you don’t need to be on-site to provide great service — if you have the right tools.” This message arrived to my inbox and I agree. The kind of collaborative working environments we are building are going to save time, money and travel. We’re trying to build a multidisciplinary working platform for innoavators and people who are willing to take journeys into new mental and physical territories.

D. Past and future


“Organizations that are not driven by the future, quickly find themselves part of the dust of history. Where will you be in 30 years?”


Today 6.12.2006 | Yahoo’s chief operating officer and the head of its entertainment group are leaving as part of hastily engineered reorganization at the company, which has lost share this year in the search market. Is Yahoo’s leadership and identity crisis sparked by Google? And will a reorg be enough? The Web 2.0 waggon is heading towards global destinations and those who can’t keep up with the speed of innovation are going to suffer. Google is leading the game. New things will emerg during the coming weeks. We would like to see more speed in what is going to happen in the field of Web 2.0 transformation to Mobile 2.0.



  • Digital Villages is a historical process that now has a 2nd life
  • on a global scale. Digital Villages started from a hyper-local perspective: Wirby the Global Village TV-program 1999 as starting point and Helge’s (“Wiirilä Werkossa Wiikottain” was a blog before blogs about a small village in Southeastern Finland and was started late 1996)

  • Kurt and Helge started to Collaborate 2002? Our first meeting was at a eWork seminar at the Technical High School in Otaniemi, Finland (Dipoli). Helge presented the Digital Villages concept, a local community development project (1999 – 2005)

  • Kurt presented his personal EU model at the eW ork seminar at Dipoli, Otaniemi, Finland. Kurt was active in the national Duuni network as an online moderator and also active in various Finnish Information Society forums. Helge and Kurt used to discuss in the national business and information technology forums. Helge came to Kurre’s office with a buss full of VIPs from Itä-Uusimaa (Southeastern Finland) and Kurt was profiled as a prototype distance worker and online collaborator that had been using modern tools ICT tools since early 70’s. Helge has introduced and expanded the use of Collaborative tools in numerous micro companies and there is an emerging infrastructure of micro companies expanding their marketing and collaboration reach with the help of low-cost and easy to use communication tools. Collaboration isn’t a quick fix: it takes a team with the right mindset to get started and to achieve results. We’ve acquired quite a lot of experience about the time it takes for users to become active collaborators. It’s important to take out the complexity from collaboration. The individual working alone on the desktop or laptop is still a prevailing working style (metaphor) in most organizations.

  • IST2006 in Helsinki brought many new friends – and an idea to create with them a collaborative document, where everyone would have an own project chapter + right to bring new views and ideas for everybody else’s projects.