About

FOSSBRIDGE supports joint projects of companies in Europe and Asia to sustain and increase their competitiveness by matching companies for joint projects and training software developers and experts. The stated aim of the consortium is to set an example for innovative international collaboration between companies and countries working together for their mutual benefit through open technologies. Studies have shown that open technologies are a powerful instrument for job-creation. FOSSBRIDGE aims to draw on this potential to boost economic cooperation and sustainable development.

This weblog is maintained by Mario Behling, matchmaker for FOSSBRIDGE. Please also check out our website at fossbridge.com.

Contact:

MBM International Ltd. Vietnam
Cong Ty Mat Biec
93 Mau Than, Xuan Khanh, Ninh Kieu
9000 Can Tho City, Vietnam
Phone: +84 710 3 834 283
Email: info@mbm.vn

The FOSS Bridge Consortium

InWEnt

InWEnt – Internationale Weiterbildung und Entwicklung gGmbH / Capacity Building International, Germany – stands for the development of human resources and organisations within the framework of international cooperation. InWEnt’s services cater to skilled and managerial staff as well as to decision makers from business, politics, administration and civil societies worldwide. InWEnt cooperates equally with partners from developing, transition and industrialised countries. Each year some 55,000 persons participate in our measures – http://www.inwent.org

INRIA

INRIA is the French national institute of research in information technologies whose missions are to undertake basic and applied research, to design experimental systems, to ensure technology and knowledge transfer and to organize international scientific exchanges”. INRIA is a strategic partner of the OW2 Consortium, an independent and international industry consortium working on more than 100 Open Source Software (OSS) projects in the domain of software infrastructures (middleware). OW2 was founded in January 2007 as a result of the merger of the ObjectWeb community and its Chinese counterpart OrientWare. As a cofounder of the former ObjectWeb Consortium, INRIA is actively contributing to the launch of OW2. – http://www.inria.fr

IOIT

IOIT – Institute of Information Technology – the leading IT research and implementation institute in Vietnam, belongs to the Vietnamese Academy of Sciences & Technology (VAST). With more than 30 years of experience working in the IT field, its 200 employees, amongst 60 of which hold a PhD and more than 10 of which are professors, IOIT has been leading in many research IT fields in Vietnam such as internet and networking, patent recognition, automation, etc. IOIT has conducted many significant projects related to FOSS, including the co-organization of an international FOSS conference for e-Governance – COSGov Vietnam in 2005. – http://www.ioit.ac.vn

Associate Partner

Cenatic

Cenatic stands for Centro Nacional de Referencia de Aplicación de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación or National Reference Centre for the Application of Open Source Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). It is a public foundation, promoted by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce and its launch on November 20th 2006 coincided with the creation of its board. It is the only national strategic project to promote the understanding and use of open source software ,and is open to the participation of public administrations, companies, universities, R&D groups and users and developers of this kind of technology. http://www.cenatic.net

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