• Ravivanpong

    i-Space 2018 Silver-Label für SDIL am EBDVF Wien

    November 12, 2018 by Ployplearn Ravivanpong


    SDIL received again the BDVA i-Space Silver Label at the European Big Data Value Forum 2018 in Vienna.

    SDIL received again this year a BDVA i-Space Silver Label for its continuous contributions of accelerating innovations. The award ceremony was held in Vienna on the 13th of November in 2018 as a part of the European Big Data Value Forum (EBDVF). Mr. Dirk Mayer accepted the prize as representative of the SDIL. Besides the SDIL seven other i-Spaces received the Silver Label and two other who received the Gold Label. For the SDIL there will still be room for improvement next year. During the three-day event topics of artificial intelligence (AI) and the relating EU strategy were discussed. The challenge of the publishing of intra-company data, the business model of open platforms, the welcome of the DSGVO as a new chance and the role of explainable AI were also among the topics of discussion. A concern has been voiced about the risk of AI not only discriminating, but also having impact on cultural development and who will be legally responsible for unwanted results. Many speeches have been held, among others, in cyber security, the use of satellite images and geographic data for agricultural economy. SDIL took part in workshops regarding designing the European big data landscape, sharing experiences and best practices SDIL has made. More on

  • Ravivanpong

    SDIL auf DIH Workshop in Brüssel

    November 06, 2018 by Ployplearn Ravivanpong


    SDIL shares its experiences und best Practices at the Digital Innovation Hubs Workshop

    The Working Group on Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) supports the implementation of the Digitising European Industry initiative.

    This new meeting of the Working Group will focus in particular on the Big Data and AI sectors, exploring how Digital Innovation Hubs can help boost the uptake of these technologies by SMEs and contribute to the European data economy.

    The meeting aims in particular to:

    • Collect input for the definition of the Big Data Innovation Hubs in the upcoming open call DT-ICT-05 of Horizon 2020 (work programme for the year 2020). • Contribute to the definition, role and implementation of the DIH concept in the upcoming EU programmes Digital Europe and Horizon Europe proposed from 2021.

    Initiatives such as the Big Data PPP Data incubators (ODINE, DataPitch, EDI), the Robotics DIHs, the BDVA Data i-Spaces, Centres of Excellence in Big Data and other existing DIHs and platforms are expected to contribute actively to the discussion.

    The conclusions of the session will be very valuable in contributing to:

    • the definition of the description of the topic DT-ICT-05-2020 Big Data Innovation Hubs, • the discussions about the European Data Space for prototyping, experimentation, incubation and development of skills.

    The event will take place in Brussels on 7th of November 2018 from 9:30 to 17:00. During the day we want to give the opportunity to all Digital Innovation Hubs representatives and related stakeholders to discuss about SMEs big data needs and how to develop and reinforce the ecosystem of DIH towards an efficient and competitive European data economy.

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    SDIL nominiert für die Dieselmedaille 2019 "Beste Innovationsförderung"

    October 29, 2018 by Michael Beigl, SDIL Sprecher


    Für seine Leistungen der Innovationsförderung ist das SDIL nominiert für die Dieselmedaille 2019.

    Das SDIL hat sich als eine von zwölf Institutionen für die Vergabe der Dieselmedaille am 12. April 2019 in München qualifiziert. Die Medaille ist Deutschlands ältester Innovationspreis und wird in den Kategorien „Erfolgreichste Innovationsleistung“, „Nachhaltigste Innovationsleistung“, „Beste Medienkommunikation“ und „Beste Innovationsförderung“ vergeben. Das Smart Data Innovation Lab wird vertreten von Prof. Dr. Michael Beigl und ist nominiert in der Kategorie „Beste Innovationsförderung“.

    Das SDIL konnte mit seinen Aktivitäten im Rahmen der Forschungsförderung als Austausch- und Betriebsplattform für Forschung im Bereich der Anwendung von Big Data- und Smart Data-Analysen das Dieselkuratorium für seine Nomination überzeugen. Ganz im Sinne der Innovationsförderung stehen die Ziele des SDIL, die Förderung von Kooperationen zwischen Wirtschaft und Forschung sowie der Beschleunigung von Innovationszyklen.
    Verliehen wird die Dieselmedaille seit 1953 vom Deutschen Institut für Erfindungswesen (DIE e.V.) für die besonderen Leistungen einzelner Personen und Institutionen der Innovationskultur. Frühere berühmte Preisträger sind unter anderem die SAP Gründer Dietmar Hopp, Hasso Plattner und Klaus E. Tschira.

  • plamen-kiradjiev

    IBM Cloud for all SDIL projects

    April 18, 2018 by Plamen Kiradjiev


    All current and future SDIL projects will have the opportunity to operationalize their trained models on IBM Cloud, but there’s more…

    Potential analysis for the use of big data analytics technologies in the context of your own company and with your own data – this is exactly what is possible with the help of the Smart Data Innovation Lab (SDIL). However, most SDIL projects end up with the development and validation of predictive models on historical data of a model – even before the actual value creation begins. What is still missing is the prototypical operationalization.

    For this purpose, it is necessary to use the data-driven model to fully leverage the service.

    The current and future partners of the SDIL now can do this using the IBM Cloud with a so-called Academic Account: they receive a virtual project area and can use all the services from the IBM Cloud.

    As first pilot projects have shown, this allows the models trained on SDIL to be tested against new data within a few days inside the framework of a small application, and as well to test their suitability for their own IoT strategy and later use. There are more than 150 services from Analytics, Blockchain, DevOps, IoT and Mobile to Watson. To use these services, your own data that was used to learn on the SDIL infrastructure, need not be disclosed.

    The IBM sponsored offer for SDIL projects goes beyond the usual Lite IBM Cloud accounts and applies to all projects on the SDIL platform. Based on our experience, the free offer for the purpose of evaluating an economic use is currently limited to three months per SDIL project, but may be extended when needed.

    Learn more about concrete experiences from SDIL projects using these possibilities in the interview in Trelleborg’s T-Time Magazine.

  • Parinaz Ameri

    SDIL auf den Big Data Days 2018 in Berlin

    April 11, 2018 by Parinaz Ameri


    The Big Data Days 2018 of the Smart Data Forum, Berlin. Prof. Beigl presented SDIL and its Big Data platform.

    The Big Data Days 2018 of the Smart Data Forum took place in Berlin on April, 11 and 12. The joint event of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) addressed the current research questions in the field of big data.

    Prof. Wolf-Dieter Lukas, the head of department for key technologies at the BMBF, gave an overview of the successful investments of the recent years together with the big data competence centers DFKI / BBDC, ScaDS and SDIL. Afterwards, the respective centers briefly introduced themselves and their range of services according to the maxim “Big Data made in Germany”. Prof. Beigl presented SDIL and its Big Data platform.

    The main focus of this year’s Big Data Days in Berlin was on the achievements so far as well as on possible courses of action in the field of Big Data. The panel discussions also debated over ethics, law and acceptance of big data applications. The breaks additionally provided a forum for discussion and an opportunity for scientific exchange giving new projects the opportunity to introduce themselves.