The University Competence Center for Collaboration Technologies (UCT) is a joint project of the University of Koblenz-Landau, IBM Deutschland GmbH and GIS AG. It was founded in 2010 as a university-industry cooperation project on the topic of Enterprise Collaboration Systems (ECS) providing expertise and services to academic institutions.
One of the core services of the UCT is the operation of the collaboration platform UniConnect, which is based on IBM Connections and is hosted by the University of Koblenz-Landau. UniConnect provides a large range of collaboration functionalities and is available to academic institutions worldwide to support both internal collaboration projects as well as projects that bring together university and external partners.
IBM Deutschland GmbH is the main industry partner of the UCT and provides financial and in-kind support to the UCT-Team. All necessary software licenses are provided by the IBM Academic Initiative, which gives universities access to IBM software products. In addition to financial support, the UCT benefits from intensive knowledge exchange with IBM experts.
In 2011, the cooperation between the Gesellschaft für Informationssysteme AG (GIS) and the UCT was initiated. GIS supports the UCT with their experienced and certified IT experts, who look after the operation and maintenance of UniConnect. Thanks to the engagement of GIS, the UniConnect platform has high stability and availability. This guarantees a professional service for all users.