Brunel Business School secures over €300,000 to empower citizens

Professor Zahir Irani, the Head of Brunel Business School is pleased to announce that two more grants have been awarded to BBS. 

OASIS — Openly Accessible Services and Interacting SocietyFeb 2012 to Jan 2015:    Dr Habin Lee, Dr Vishanth Weerakkody and Dr Ramzi El-Haddadeh. Grant Total €154,992. Total Project Funding from EU is € 1,926,767.

The OASIS project will facilitate access to information, public services and economic promotion by grouping online services in a unified portal following a user-centered logic. By federating services in a unique environment, the project will enable public administrations to utilise information from customers and businesses and adapt public services (e-services) to better meet the needs of citizens and businesses.

LiveCity — Live Video-to-Video Supporting Interactive City Infrastructure – Mar 2012 to Feb 2014:   Dr Habin Lee, Dr Vishanth Weerakkody and Dr Ramzi El-Haddadeh. Grant Total €170,461. Total Project Funding from EU is € 2,259,149.

The aim of the LiveCity project is to empower citizens to interact with each other in a more productive, efficient and socially useful way by using high quality Video-to-Video communication over the internet. Video-to-video technology is used in the project to demonstrate how public sector services can be improved in five key areas: healthcare, city administration – smart cities, education, transport and cultural experience for tourists.

This represents another success for our world-class researchers and adds to the flourishing activities of Brunel Business School six world-renowned centres of research:

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