THESEUS
New Internet-based knowledge infrastructures

The THESEUS programme was aimed at services and knowledge infrastructures for the Internet of the future. To this end, research was being carried out into innovative base technologies such as the automatic recognition of content and semantic relationships and contexts, and forwardlooking application scenarios were being developed for cultural assets and various industrial market segments such as mechanical engineering and the medical sector. Linking different innovative approaches enabled new quality in the access and use of knowledge and services in the context of Web 3.0.

The THESEUS programme in which 60 companies and academic institutions were involved, was sub-divided into the following three areas:

• 7 basic technologies (core technology cluster)
• 6 usage scenarios (use cases)
• 12 application-orientated SME projects (THESEUS MITTELSTAND 2009)

To support the demonstration and transfer of results from the THESEUS programme the "Innovation Centre - Internet of Services" was set up in June 2010 in Berlin. It is open to interested parties and is now called CINIQ.

Associated academic research commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) compared the technologies and applications developed in THESEUS with comparable initiatives in a European and international environment and linked the THESEUS consortium partners with international partners and initiatives. The agency responsible for the associated research was the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Technology ISST.

Project duration: 2007-2012

Total budget: Approx. 200 million Euro

Funding budget: Approx. 100 million Euro

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