DBTechNet is an initiative of European higher education institutions and IT-companies to set up a transnational collaboration scheme of higher level educational establishments, IT enterprises and vocational training centres who will collaborate in order to achieve a three-fold goal, namely:

- Developing efficient Internet based tools (like a Web-based IT terminology encyclopaedia, universal database access terminal, etc.) which will organize worldwide access to database technology resources and educational/training material and references.
- Design and develop virtual workshop type course modules on selected database topics that will address the wide spectrum of new trends, backed by online support from a network of educational and IT professional experts.
- Promote entrepreneurship by developing a business plan of operation, which will make it possible for the collaboration scheme in question to evolve into a self-sustained consortium that will function within the new emerging reality of education and vocational training in today’s information and communication technology driven society.

The Web is the standard computing platform for the development of new generation information systems. The emergence of new applications (analytical and knowledge discovery software, portals, transactional Web services, etc.) drives the search for more robust and scalable tools to support data management running on the Internet.