ESSENCE - Easy eServices to Shape and Empower SME Networks in Central Europe


Programme: Central Europe


Lifetime: July 2012 – December 2014


Keywords: e-services, accessibility, ICT, SMEs


Objective:The project’s general objective is to create an ICT platform that will help SMEs to make transport more effective and reduce its environmental burden, as well as to overcome current deficiencies in SMEs and to increase their productivity and competitiveness. SMEs will be enabled to customise an individual network coordination model from a general collaboration framework.ESSENCE faces these issues by developing eBusiness, eNetworking and eLogistics services as cornerstones for competitiveness and economic development.

The eServices include: communication, catalogues, business network shaping – planning – operation, document management and performance evaluation, offering the promotion and intelligent use of ICT and non-technical solutions for companies.



Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Region, Poland - LP

Institute of Logistics and Warehousing (ILIM), Poland

Province of Bologna , Italy

Institute for Transport and Logistics Foundation (ITL), Italy

S.A.T.A. Advanced Technology Application srl, Italy

Aufbauwerk Region Leipzig GmbH, Germany

University of Leipzig, Germany

AREA m styria GmbH, Austria

SINERGIJA Development Agency, Slovenia