VIAA exchange platform


The Flemish Institute for Archiving (VIAA) wishes to explore the market opportunity for an exchange platform of the archive that might be entrusted to the VIAA. There are several foreign similar initiatives already operational, so the most relevant characteristics must be identified in order to launch a platform tailored to the local Flemish context.

In collaboration with potential end users, VIAA wants to shape the possible use cases for innovation in this study, in line with the needs of all relevant stakeholders and tested in a real ecosystem. Involving end users in an early stage of the development, allows this innovation to tailer the outset to real needs, habits, attitudes and contextual factors. This study aims as result:
• An analysis of international best practices;
• An overview of the interest in an exchange platform for relevant stakeholders;
• The possible business model of an exchange platform offered by VIAA and potential growth of the cases arising therefrom.

As a first step, MICT will provide an environmental scan, including interviews with international competitors. Secondly, they will query stakeholders by means of an interview series, an online questionnaire and a final co-creation session.

The insights of the former research steps will be implemented as input for a revenue and cost model. Together with SMIT (VUB), a market projection will be created.


The project runs from 01/01/2015 - 29/02/2016

Staff involved

  • Sara Logge
  • dr. Dimitri Schuurman

Financed by

  • iMinds