Project Internet Catalonia (PIC)
The Project Internet Catalonia is an interdisciplinary research programme on the information society in Catalonia that has been conducted by faculty and researchers at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya's (UOC, Open University of Catalonia) Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), in collaboration with a number of different organizations and individuals in the tasks of data collection and survey field work.
It is a basic research project without any kind of commercial applications or policy recommendations. The results of the research have been made public and distributed over the Internet, via the UOC's portal, as well as published in books, articles in scientific journals and papers at academic meetings and professional seminars.
Project Internet Catalonia began in September 2001 and ended in July 2007. It has been financed and supported throughout by the Catalan government, the Generalitat of Catalonia, through a number of different governmental departments. It was fully supported by the three Presidents that were at the head of the Catalan Government during the six years of the Project: the Honorables Jordi Pujol, Pasqual Maragall and Jose Montilla.
Proyecto Internet España (PIE) was a research project sponsered by Fundación Telefónica and carried out by a team from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). The team was formed by Carles Sigalés, Josep Mª Mominó Julio Meneses and Toni Badia. Proyecto Internet España (PIE) was a large-scale study of ICT integration processes at Spanish primary and secondary schools with a dual purpose: to obtain comprehensive and relevant information about the current state of these processes and identify trends that allow us to predict future situations and develop appropriate ICT integration policies for educational purposes.