The development of a community agreed ontology and matching data warehouse is a daunting task: it requires detailed expertise in various domains: nanotechnology, community building, IT skills, and strong modelling and analysis background. Even within each of those domains, the knowledge required is extensive. Yet, we have assembled a consortium with 8 partners with this expertise, who have a strong track record of working together to solve problems and resolve conflicts in similar situations of technology development supporting scientific communities.
Douglas Connect have many years' experience in scientific research, informatics, education and marketing, and have been involved in organising scientific, communication and knowledge management projects and solutions since 1995. Douglas Connect is a Swiss SME based close to Basel, a heart of European chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology life in the Biovalley region.
The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is the oldest and most prestigious educational institution of Greece in the field of technology, and has contributed unceasingly to the country's scientific, technical and economic development since its foundation in 1836. The group of Process Control and Informatics belongs to the School of Chemical Engineering at NTUA. It is composed of one faculty member, one Professor Emeritus, two post-doc researchers, 2 Ph.D students and several undergraduate students working on their Diploma theses.