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Kickoff of the Stategic Networking Project VisCOST

The now started project VisCOST aims to create a European research network to promote innovation and technology management through the interdisciplinary use of methods of visual analysis, artificial intelligence, simulation, prediction and planning of new technologies and innovations for corporate purposes (smart manufacturing, early technology detection etc.), the optimization of government strategies (e-governance) and the involvement of European citizens in government decisions (e-participation) but also in research. The core targets on answering the research question “How can innovations be created and strengthened, and future technologies as well as possible scenarios be predicted by the approaches that are currently at the forefront of technology research in order to make strategic decisions in a more targeted manner?”. A very interdisciplinary research is necessary to answer this question. Knowledge from management, such as innovation, technology and information management, but also strategic planning and predictions in companies (corporate foresight) must be brought in from economics.

Further information

– More information to the project VisCOST

– More information to the build research network

– Website about COST-actions

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.