Technipedia platform You can find it at www.technipedia.org www.technipedia.com www.technipedia.net
Technipedia: our first steps agendaTechnipedia: our platformTechnipedia: the future
or howTechnipedia: our have we reached first steps where we are now
Technipedia: Let’s Make Things Happen“The world needs dreamers. But the world also needs doers. Andabove all, the world needs dreamers who do” S. Breathnach
Let’s talk about technology!Let’s talk about technology
does Technology change the world?Technology means new ways of relating to peopleThat’s why technology means economic growth!If technology provides new ways of relating withpeople we can do new things… or the same things in adifferent and more effective manner
People using technology change the world It is not technology, but people using technology, who change the world
Access and Engagement“Access” not only means accessing contents or spaces on theweb. It’s not just open the door. "Access" also means achievingthe specific contents you need, and finding them in an intuitiveand engaging way.It means to be able toapply contentsIt means to sharecontents and enhancenetwork around then
The Technipedia SolutionOur goal: ensuring the Technipedia project responds to realneeds and solves main problems people have when they want tostart a business
The User Centered Design perspectiveExplore user needs and requirementsDesignGo back to the users with your designDevelop and test again!
Gathering User ’s NeedsIn-depth interviews with final users and key agents involved inthe process: students of Business Administration, succesfulcases of entrepreneurship, people from SME incubator, catalaninvestors…
Technipedia Plaform: Goals The functions of the platform should be:1. Finding information for starting up a business2. Finding information about products and raw materials (database)3. Fostering community and sharing experiences (social contact and networking)4. Educating about what it means to be an entrepreneur
the Future of Technipedia is about ContentsLocal Content Providers,both Universities andUsers
the Future of Technipedia is about People Join us… … and become a Technipedian!
the Future of Technipedia is GlobalMeeting Point for African Entrepreneurs and Investorsaround the world
the Future of Technipedia is Mobile Mobile Telecommunications impact positively on economic growth 2 thirds of the world’s people have access to a mobile network Even though Mobile Telecommunications have this positive impact, we should take care because they can increase inequalities if people don’t have access to them(Castells et al, 2011)