FP7-CHEETAH project knowledge exchange Portal presented @ 31st EUPVSEC
CHEETAH KEAP has been presented during 31st EUPVSEC conference in Hamburg, Germany
Proceeding title: FP7-CHEETAH Project Knowledge Exchange Portal: an Advanced Tool to Bring Efficiently Information to the European Photovoltaic RTD Community
Session Reference: 7DV.4.48
Abstract No. 
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The CHEETAH Knowledge Exchange Portal (KEAP), in parallel to the project web site and other dissemination activities (newsletter, communication, etc), constitutes the pillar of the project to bring information from different sources in a uniform and simple way to any interested CHEETAH partner and external organization on availability of infrastructures, equipment, expertise, technical documents.
CHEETAH KEAP operates from the collection of availability of expertise/infrastructure (supply site), to its elaboration (management) and its final offer to project partners (demand site) by utilizing user-friendly dedicated tools to share expertise.
The portal operates as a dynamic data base matrix: any uploaded information is dynamically linked to any other by logic connections that allow access to any individual information as well as to a group of information already uploaded by improving the informative content (Available equipment? Expertise? Where are they located? Who could I contact? Etc). It also imposes the utilization of structured cataloguing criteria based on PV technologies/PV RTD topics and CHEETAH involved organizations.
All interested browsers/readers can have efficient access to stored data thanks to the utilization of search engine/query keywords used in connection with the more diffuse and efficient ICT procedures and user friendly graphic interfaces.
From this point of view, the procedure to collect and offer information to CHEETAH partners and other project consortia represents a major breakthrough in the field with highly innovative contents and a substantial improvement in comparison with the state of the art of knowledge exchange on PV RTD. It makes CHEETAH KEAP unique and its approach has never been experienced in Europe.
The portal also offers by its e-learning platform online courses/seminaries/guest lectures and live experiments in parallel to more conventional training initiatives held physically