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  • The Big Data Europe (BDE) project is presenting and releasing the final public version of its open source Integrator Platform at the Webinar scheduled on Thursday 16 November, 15:00 CET. During this Webinar, BDE’s technical team will present what the Big Data Europe Integrator Platform can do, how it does it, and how you can use it in order to derive more value from your data sets. Moreover the project’s latest achievements with regard to Semantifying the Big Data Stack will be showcased.

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  • European project makes big data technologies easy to use / 2016

    “Big Data Europe” addresses societal challenges with data technologies

    Press Release / 6.9.2016

    Across society, from health to agriculture and transport, from energy to climate change and security, practitioners in every discipline recognise the potential of the enormous amounts of data being created every day. The challenge is to capture, manage and process that information to derive meaningful results and make a difference to people’s lives. The Big Data Europe project has just released the first public version of its open source platform designed to do just that. In 7 pilot studies, it is helping to solve societal challenges by putting cutting edge technology in the hands of experts in fields other than IT.

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  • Fraunhofer initiative for secure data space launched

    Fraunhofer Press Release / 25.9.2015

    © Photo Matthias Heide/Fraunhofer

    The third top-level discussion on the Industrial Data Space was held at the Fraunhofer-Forum Berlin on September 23. The goal of the initiative is to enable companies to securely exchange and combine data. It helps companies make their production and business processes fit for digitalization, thus creating a foundation for business model innovation. The Industrial Data Space concept is aimed at establishing comprehensive, cross-sector connectivity in an open data space. This will make it easier for companies to utilize the potential of digitalization in their business models without relinquishing control over their data.

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  • In this age of Industry 4.0 and the “Internet of Things” direct machine-tomachine communication (M2M) is taking on an increasingly important role. The result, however, is that data streams within industry are increasing in volumeat such an alarming rate that they are posing a growing challenge to data processing systems. The first open source software designed to deal with the realtime analysis of massive data streams in distributed systems – with the specific aim of closing this gap – has now been released as part of the EU “Flexible Event Processing for Big Data Architectures” (FERARI) project. The project team is made up of experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS plus five other partners who not only manage its application but also provide users with the support they need to ease them into using the software.

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  • Berlin/Sankt Augustin. 13 startups from the European tech hubs in Berlin, Barcelona, London, Copenhagen and Tel Aviv just started the second round of the EU-accelerator programme EuropeanPioneers. All teams arrived in Berlin for the 3 day “welcome days” (11-13 of August 2015) where the startups were introduced to lean startup and design thinking methodologies. Throughout, the startups also met their coaches and mentors, representatives from the largest German venture capitalists, such as High-Tech Gründerfonds, hub:raum, Techstars METRO Group and many other key players in the start-up scene. The mentioned introductions will help the teams in the coming 8 months with concept and business model development, milestone planning, user testing, team building, marketing and financial support.

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  • © Photo Fraunhofer IAIS

    In-depth research is the key to all good journalism – but even experienced journalists have trouble dealing with the huge quantities of information available nowadays. A novel research platform promises to help editors obtain a rapid but thorough overview of material on a given subject.

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  • Even students and teachers already familiar with the graphics of the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® programming interface will often shy away from textual programming. The new “EV3 Programming with Java” textbook hopes to change that by introducing Roberta teachers to Java programming techniques. The book has been published as part of Fraunhofer's “Roberta – Learning with robots” initiative and is a joint development project run by the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS and Oracle Academy. In addition to simple programming tasks, readers can also expect to learn about a large-scale Roberta experiment, which highlights the advantages of textual and object orientated programming demonstrated with practical examples.

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  • Berlin/Sankt Augustin. This week the EU-accelerator programme “EuropeanPioneers” starts the second round of funding, in which 13 start-ups and SMEs get the chance to be supported with up to 250,000 Euros. Entrepreneurs in the areas of Smart City Services, Social Connected TV, Pervasive Gaming and E-Learning will receive the fund. The programme aims to support innovative business models of start-ups and SMEs. Applications deadline of the second round closes on June 22, 2015. Interested entrepreneurs can apply through www.europeanpioneers.eu.

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  • New European project develops a platform to facilitate big data usage / 2015

    “BigDataEurope” to empower communities with data technologies

    Press Release / 10.2.2015

    The growing digitization and networking process within our society has a large influence on all aspects of everyday life. Large amounts of data are being produced permanently, and when they are analyzed and interlinked they have the potential to create new knowledge and intelligent solutions for both the economy and society as a whole. To facilitate the use of Big Data technologies, the European Union funds an interdisciplinary research and innovation project called “BigDataEurope”. A European consortium, led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS, is developing a platform that will simplify the creation and access to Big Data applications and their integration into existing workflows.

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