Published October 9, 2023 | Version v1
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D1.15 - Industry Commons Translator resources (Profile, Best Practice, Directory) and report on cooperation for furthering the role of the Industry Commons Translator v2

  • 1. Goldbeck Consulting


  • 1. Goldbeck Consulting
  • 2. ROR icon University of Oslo


In this deliverable we report our findings regarding the Industry Commons Translator resources (Profile, Best Practice, Directory). The content of this deliverable is based on stakeholder consultations and involvement of experts in bilateral exchanges, a Translator Session each in the first and second OntoCommons Horizontal workshops and two dedicated expert meeting on the Translator role and profile and sources for their education.
Soon after the 1st expert meeting, the preliminary name used in the OntoCommons DoA (Industry Commons Translator) has been changed to “Knowledge Management Translator for Innovation”, to both limit the role to a more manageable scope (focussed on ontology-based data documentation) and to make it easier to understand for communities less familiar with the Industry Commons concept.
It has been recognised that the profile of a Knowledge Management Translator involves an extensive skillset covering a good understanding of the more technical Knowledge Engineering, as well as relevant innovation domain knowledge and business awareness, all combined with excellent communication and team working skills. Given that the wide range of skills and tasks involved, it is likely that in practical terms the role will likely be fulfilled by a team of consultants, knowledge engineers and data experts, which need to be guided by the best practices and workflows of knowledge management translation.
Best practises have been proposed by adapting those elaborated for the Materials Modelling Translators. They involve a workflow consisting of six steps and have been described in a first whitepaper. A second whitepaper deals with further elaboration of the tasks and roles involved in translation as well as education and training for current and future Translators.
Many stakeholders have found cooperation opportunities beyond OntoCommons and will further the role via a range of projects and initiatives including the OntoTrans and DOME 4.0 projects, EMMC and RDA associations as well as bilateral engagements in the spirit of Materials and Manufacturing Commons. We recommend that the forthcoming CSA on “Coordination and knowledge sharing across materials development communities (HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01-39) will build on and further develop these resources.



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OntoCommons – Ontology-driven data documentation for Industry Commons 958371
European Commission