The platform has a powerful professional networking module with about 30 different functionalities enabling the user to join or form new networks and significantly strengthen collaboration within the project and with outside world. The project’s partner may invite an external user by forming an extranet network with a limited access to the project's activities for the external users. The virtual institute networking platform enables instant communication within and outside the project. The networking platform has two areas: the first one links the project with external networks and projects and the second is the internal area that reinforces collaboration between the project’s partners via mapped out activities. The internal networking area is a fully protected from the external threats place that enables the users to execute the project’s tasks in much more efficient collaborative way.