The Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH) is one of the largest universities in Niedersachsen with about 29,000 students. The subject spectrum reaches from the natural sciences and engineering over humanities and social sciences to economics and law. The L3S Research Center is a joint research institute of several universities in Lower Saxony, Germany, associated with LUH. It includes about 80 employees and its total budget in 2017 amounted to about 8 million Euros, with about ¾ of the budget being third party funding from projects funded by the European Commission, German Research Foundation (DFG), German federal state governments or governmental institutions as well as from industry. Work at L3S focuses on innovative and cutting-edge methods and technologies for three key enablers for the European Information Society: Knowledge, Information and Learning. Projects investigate innovative scenarios and solutions in the areas of Technology Enhanced Learning and Web Science such as Web Search, Web Information Management, Semantic Web Technologies, Search and Information Retrieval, Distributed and Peer-to-Peer Information Systems, the Future Internet and the Web of People (including Personalization, Diversity-aware services, and Social Web solutions).
The Institute of Economic Research (IER SAS) is one of the main suppliers of national, policy relevant research in Slovakia. It is also active at the European level. The Institute is a member of the European Network of Economic Policy Research Institutes (ENEPRI). Under this network, IER SAS has participated in several 7FP and Horizon 2020 projects. Most of the past projects were thematically linked to labour supply analysis, anticipation and forecasting. IER SAS is also well networked in focused expert networks relevant from the perspective of the project; such as the SkillsNet administered by CEDEFOP, the European Expert Network in Economics of Education – EENEE, NESET or European Educational Research Association. Under IER SAS a mico team of 5 (up to 7) researchers is focusing on skills assessment and forecasting. For this purpose, various approaches are being used. Econometric modelling, empirical analysis using administrative as well as survey data, web based information analysis.
Engineering Group is a global player in the digital transformation sector, with a complete offer of business integration, application and infrastructure outsourcing, innovative solutions and strategic consultancy. The Group manages IT initiatives in over 20 countries with projects in Digital Finance, Smart Government, Manufacturing & Retail, Smart Energy & Utilities, Digital Citizenship, Digital Telco & Multimedia, supported by cross-business unit centers of competence and by the Research and Innovation Department which has the dual role of promoting research on software at an international level and transferring innovation to the production cycle of the business structures. The Group operates in the outsourcing and cloud computing market via an integrated network of data centers equipped with infrastructure aligned to the best technological, quality and security standards.
PTNX is the German data science and business analytics company located in Bonn. Our core competencies lie in the areas of research and development within smart solutions and software systems, project management and solutions for data science and business analytics areas. Human resources at Petanux have extensive experience in setting up research projects, developing innovative ideas, running successful project management and exploiting research results into the market. One of the big highlights of the Petanux is that all staff members have worked in/collaborated with different reputable and well-known research groups and companies in the frame of funded (European and German) research and industry projects. The main goal at Petanux is to support the industrialization of scientific outcomes and bridge the gaps between academia and industry. To this aim, Petanux applies scientific methods and algorithms in order to benefit industries. In particular, we use machine learning and artificial intelligence for digitalization of business processes, strengthening customer support solutions, facilitating business analytics, providing novel marketing solutions, maximizing retail profits as well as providing novel smart services.