Research Day 2019 of the Hessian Universities of Applied Sciences (HAW)

October 29th was an important day for researchers in the applied research domain in Hesse, since they stayed in focus at the the Research Day 2019 of the Hessian Universities of Applied Sciences (HAW). On this day the spotlight of the he Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts layed on current results and achievements of researchers. Next to several awards for research results, it was also a great opportunity to show results and use the chance for networking.

Our team was invited to attend the event and presented ongoing results toward Advanced Visual Analytical Reasoning for Technology and Innovation Management, particularly the progress of the Hessen funded research project AVARTIM. As brief overview to the Visual Trend Analytics and Visual Business Analytics topic, we provided a poster with the summary of our current insights, which led to a variety of interesting discussions and new contacts for promising further collaboration actions – among other also for our planned European research network.

We really enjoyed the event and the opportunity to get connected with other Hessian researchers and look forward for some further collaborative actions – and, of course, the next Research Day of the Hessian Universities of Applied Sciences (HAW).

New Collaboration Network Started for European Collaborative Research Actions

We have successfully initiated a new European Research Network to strengthen and supporting actions in respect of European collaborative research. The main goal of this network is to create a sustainable European (but not limited on Europe) strategic alliance to foster European research and innovation in the area of Visual Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Simulation, Prediction, Smart Manufacturing and Technology and Innovation Management including innovations for business, manufacturing and eGovernance. On the fundament of the research network, research actions such as preparing a funding proposal (e.g. COST actions) should be faced and simplified in particular toward finding partners and expertise.

The research network is a major goal and outcome of the EuroStraNet project. The project was setup to define a strategy, build an initial fundament and finding partners to start with this new strong collaboration ship.

If you as researcher and/or representative of a research institution or company are interested in joining the network, you are more than welcome. You are just asked to mail us a logo of your institution and a brief description of your research area and interests.

Kickoff of the National AVARTIM Project

Today is the kickoff of the national project AVARTIM. The project has to goal of the early recognition of technological trends and the targeted handling of market and technology signals are becoming increasingly important for companies. As part of the project, “AVARTIM” is to be used to develop a software-supported process for recognizing and evaluating trends, market and technology signals in order to sustainably support the process of innovation and technology management. As part of the project, an infrastructure will be set up at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, which is modular and thus able to react quickly to technological changes. The infrastructure to be developed here serves as preliminary research and initial technology both for industrial use by and with the SME partners as well as for the application for joint projects. First of all, participation in the LOEWE funding line 3 of the state of Hessen and subsequently in the tender for LEIT-ICT / Big Data technologies of the EU is aimed at.

More about the project you will find on project description site. The work on the infrastructure as well as the developments are all made on our novel Scitics solution.