Match-Making in Big Data with Academia and Industry
In November three match-making events were held to enable possible collaborations between NRP 75 projects and representatives of the industry.
NRP 75 provides foundations for the effective and appropriate use of big data. The aim is to do excellent research, but also to be useful for the society and for the industry. That is why technology transfer is important and that is why NRP 75 looked for partners to promote it. Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services was the ideal partner to this end.
Originally planned as physical events at three different locations in Switzerland, the match-making events had to be moved into a virtual space due to the current Covid-19 situation. Short pitches of the projects focused on technology transfer and were followed by breakout sessions to answer questions, make contacts, and exchange ideas.
There were indeed some very committed discussions in the breakout sessions and the future will show whether further projects will emerge from them. The beginning has been made.