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Overview of the BRIDGE-US Activities

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Made in Germany inspiring the US

Overview of the BRIDGE-US Activities

Innovation workshops

Bridge-US will each organize a three to four day workshop with scientific lectures on innovative topics in the field of Big Data. Invited experts from Germany will present papers on new technologies in the field of Big Data and show which expertise and knowledge will be required from future graduates. In addition to experts from the Big Data networks in the USA, selected experts from universities, research centers, research institutions, professional associations, funding organizations, companies, scientists working in Germany and decision-makers from German universities and research institutions will be invited. Both events will take place at our partner institutes in the USA. Goals of the event: Scientific contributions from German scientists and companies in the field of Big Data to impart knowledge about new technologies in the field of Big Data and to exchange knowledge about necessary expertise and knowledge of future graduates.

Start-up Workshop

The Petanux GmbH will organize a Start-Up Workshop in the project month M12 in order to inform the participants of the workshop about the possibilities and procedure for the establishment of an own Start-Up in the area of Big Data. With this in mind, the students, who are organized in groups, go through an entire innovation cycle in this workshop, starting with brainstorming, business plan, product development, marketing, operations and investment protection.

Big Data Innovation Award

A special measure in our project plan is the Big Data Innovation Award. This is announced by us in a competition and rewards the most innovative ideas from the field of Big Data. For example, scientific projects, start-ups, companies, students or scientists can apply for the award. The competition invitation will follow the question “Big Data – new possibilities to improve the world? The prerequisite for submission is the availability of the first concrete results from the implementation of the presented idea. The evaluation procedure is carried out in two stages. In the first stage, we will evaluate the submitted ideas according to various evaluation criteria. Economic, ecological, social and scientific aspects play a role here. An evaluation matrix created by us will make the evaluation process transparent. We will then select the three most innovative ideas from the submitted projects. These must then be presented at the Big Data Innovation Award Event as part of a science slam. A jury (50%) and the audience (50%) then determine the overall winner of the competition, which is then awarded the Big Data Innovation Award. The winner will receive an invitation to a renowned conference for Big Data Science in Germany to present the idea as a keynote speech. The invitation includes a voucher for travel expenses, accommodation and meals.

Scientific Publications

The project members will actively participate in at least two renowned scientific conferences in the USA during the project period in order to present and defend their research results in Big Data Analysis. The presentations will form an essential part of the dissemination of the results to the scientific community in the US. We also plan to publish peer-reviewed papers in high-level journals to gain visibility and valuable feedback on the scientific results. By focusing on these events, we also expect to stimulate complementary research from groups outside the consortium and outside the EU, which is essential to ensure the sustainability of the ecosystem. Our aim is to cover renowned conferences and publications such as VLDB, ACM SIGMOD, IEEE TKDE, Data & Knowledge Engineering, ICDE, ICML, Machine Learning Research, IJCAI and Artificial Intelligence.

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