Consortium

A consortium is an association of two or more individuals, companies, organizations or governments (or any combination of these entities) with the objective of participating in a common activity or pooling their resources for achieving a common goal.

Consortium is a Latin word, meaning 'partnership, association or society' and derives from consors 'partner', itself from con- 'together' and sors 'fate', meaning owner of means or comrade.

Other articles related to "consortium":

Lago Agrio Oil Field - Development and Ownership
... The following year it started operating a consortium owned equally by itself and Gulf Oil, to develop a tract in the area ... The consortium struck a gusher in 1967 and began full-scale production in 1972 ... its national oil company CEPE, now Petroecuador, obtained a 25 percent interest in the consortium in 1974 ...
ARGOS DSS - The ARGOS Consortium
... The current member countries of the ARGOS Consortium are (March 2010) Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Ireland, Lithuania, Montenegro ... These users have established the ARGOS Consortium with the objective of maintaining and further evolve ARGOS as a state-of-the-art decision support system for ... but the country must first become a member of the ARGOS Consortium ...
Consortium - Examples - Government, Academia, and Industry
... The Institute for Food Safety and Health is a consortium consisting of the Illinois Institute of Technology, the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, and members ...
Secure Trusted Operating System Consortium
... The Secure Trusted Operating System Consortium, known also as the STOS, was an annual conference held between 1999 and 2003 with a sixth planned, but never launched ... The Consortium concentrated on Mac OS and BSD as being secure and trusted, excluding Microsoft, even though Microsoft tried to use the name with their ...