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Maastricht Business aims to help you find the information you need for partners, suppliers, research and events in the Maastricht Region.

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Maastricht Business

  1. 1. Maastricht BusinessBETA<br /><br />
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  3. 3. Mission<br />Provide an open and dynamic platform for businesses, professionals, international institutes and ZZP-ers in the Maastricht Region<br />Provide collaborative tools online that enable the community to communicate and share<br />Getting businesses online in a consistent, effective and relevant way<br />Provide great features that allow members of the community to publish news, events, new products and services and ideas<br />Encourage, stimulate and grow innovative businesses and people who share a common vision for the Maastricht Region's future economic and cultural growth<br />
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  5. 5. How<br />Target specific businesses users to trial the system during BETA testing (20-40 users aged 21 - 65)<br />Establish strategic partnerships with influential members of the Maastricht Region business community<br />Research what features are most useful through qualitative interviews with Maastricht Centre for Social Innovation, Maastricht University, Maastricht Region branding, Limburg Investment and Development Bank (LIOF), Culture Capital enthusiasts and event organisers such as PechaKucha, Sphinx, Bonnefanten Museum, political representatives from top 5 parties and Local/Regional Government project leaders<br />Build up loyalty in a user base of innovative local businesses. *See social media and marketing strategy<br />
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  7. 7. Who<br />General data on people, board and international institutes with a separate presentation on their up-to-date activities using videos<br />Need a team of editors who are in charge of daily newsletters of positive news to broadcast to the community - can come from general media and our network. Buzz can also be generated by users e.g. opinion<br />Optimise the 'Maastricht Region Network' society by organising activities, events, build a community of active bloggers on social, opinion, political and business items<br />Invitation to interesting commercial activities - paid services model similar to Y Combinator or Cambrian House<br />Localised RSS feeds from international institutes that feed into a "general agenda" for e.g. Sports, Political Rallies, Technology<br />MSM, ECDPM, EIPA, MC4E, CARIM, etc.<br />
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  9. 9. What<br />Collaborative Platform – feature rich environment that builds on user generated content with a simple and quick interface<br />Live Agenda – up-to-date information on a trans-regional business network (Phase 2 involves implementing an ‘intellectual agenda’ to include sports, culture & academia)<br />Fully Integrated – Every major web app listed on the previous slide is integrated into Maastricht Business BETA with the option to add more<br />Legacy Features – Blog, Photo, Video, in-browser chat client, RSS feeds<br />Planned Features – Zipcast, ‘Buzz’ tracker, Mobile Access (implemented in BETA test environment – see, Advanced Location Tools including Street View from Google, Crowdsourcing<br />Grid-hosted service with SSL encryption and certification in April 2011<br />
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  11. 11. Why<br />We need to thrive when it seems this city has negative migration rates.<br />We want to see Maastricht as Culture Capital 2018 when it seems budgets are falling.<br />We would like free and easy access to what’s going on in the region without red-tape, PR stunts or political agendas<br />We are connected. Whether we like it or not. Our neighbours in Belgium and Germany are one step ahead of the game.<br />We are Maastricht Region and proud of it, yet Google Translate does not yet support Mestreech… & are in the pipeline.<br />Eutropolis needs it. Now it has something. That is community initiative.<br />
  12. 12. Maastricht Business BETA<br />[W]<br />[@]<br />