Data Providers – Smart Cities

The Technical University of Berlin (TUB) is represented by its Distributed Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (DAI-Labor), which is a government – and third party funded research institute (http://www.dai-labor.de/en/) at TU Berlin under the leadership of Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. h.cc. Sahin Albayrak, with over 150 researchers, post-docs, graduate students, and support staff. Since its inception in 1992 the DAI-Labor at TUB has become a bridge between research and industry with the development of distributed systems as well as tools and frameworks that facilitate these developments in many different domains.

Research at DAI-Labor is being conducted within six Competence Centers (CC); each center applies its competences for the development and evaluation of Smart Services. Additionally, the expertise and experience of researchers from different competence centers are integrated to the six different Application Centers of DAI-Labor to ensure applicability and practical relevance of research outcomes. DAI-Labor at TUB is a team of high scientific expertise in many different areas and is widely recognized in the research community. As such, it will have the chance to produce high-quality scientific results, which will be disseminated through journal publications, conferences, workshops, and standardization activities. DAI-Labor has already participated in a number of EU co-funded projects as well and has comprehensive experience with international consortia.

Via Verde is a Portuguese SME responsible for collect and process a national Electronic Transaction Collection for highways and other car services: parking lots, restaurants, fuel stations and other services. Via Verde is a pioneer on the industry and a global reference. Via Verde capital structure is led by Brisa Group. Minority shares are owned by Ascendi and SIBS. Brisa Group is the company that ensured financing, construction and operation of what is now regarded as the backbone of the Portuguese Highway network. Brisa Group currently is present in three continents and continues to expand the markets where it operates, whether through its operation services or concessions management. Over the years, it has forged a path, extending its reach to the whole country from North to South and from East to West, stimulating economic activities and bringing the Portuguese closer together.

Today, it has a new mission: to provide efficient mobility for the people. Created an innovative operation model, focused on technology and customer service. Its growth firmly based on innovation. It is a pioneer in Toll collection mechanisms and a reference worldwide, working also as a consultancy in the field being already involved, among others, in USA’s major toll collection systems.

The EDI data providers (DPs) are large corporates that work side-by-side with us to propose exciting big data challenges based on real-life scenarios in their day-to-day running, for our top startups to solve throughout the 8-month programme. In 2018 we began with 15 data providers proposing challenges in the following sectors: Energy & Environment (3), Industry 4.0 (2), Internet & Media (3), Retail (2) and Smart Cities (3).

For this second round of EDI, we are honoured to have 5 more prestigious DPs come on board. The challenges proposed this year by our 20 DPs span the following: Energy & Environment (7), Finance (1), Gaming (1), Internet & Media (4), Retail (3), Smart Cities (1), Sports (2) and Transport & Logistics (2)

We still have a couple of spots open to join the EDI programme as a Data Provider.
Apply now to join this prestigious list of forward-thinking companies that will have their challenges solved by our dynamic startups.

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