Client Project Summary (Community Development)
CLIENT
Canadian Centre for Mineral and Energy Technology (CanmetENERGY)
Natural Resources Canada
Varennes, Quebec
PROJECT
Establish a venue for collaboration and information exchange between government research departments that participate in a new research initiative.
CHALLENGE
Improve operational efficiency of the new research organization respresented by offices in Quebec and Ontario and research groups that are accustomed to traditional bricks-and-mortar activities. Key challenges are to define communication requirements for each participating research group, identify practices that best suit all individual stakeholderers (researchers), and establish a communications venue to link each research facility.
SOLUTION
Establish an environment that cultivates 'communities of practice.'
Create processes to accommodate collaboration and interaction.
Develop an on-line platform to accommodate the tools for communication, collaboration and cultivating 'communities of practice.'
 
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