The concept of the ‘technological platform’ refers to
cooperative approach in the development and application
of selected technologies. A key component of
technological platform is the agreement of the
stakeholders (interested parties) on a common vision for
the development of technologies that concern them.
Organizations from the industry, research, and financial
institutions, regulatory authorities, and the users are
cooperating to identify major technologies, as well as
methods and best application practices of these
technologies (diagram bellow).
Three technological platforms were chosen, in accordance
to the areas of priority of the study ‘Technology
Foresight of Central Macedonia’ that was performed in
the context of the Program Excellence (ARISTIA) in
Central Macedonia (Innovative Actions ERDF 2001-2006).
These areas are:
• Broadband networks and Internet
• Digital systems and
• Software technologies and