LAUNCH OF DPLOY.AI
Making the implementation of Artificial Intelligence seamless
Companies developing AI technologies rarely achieve a smooth integration of their AI models, despite their investments in artificial intelligence. In addition, legislation and regulations require that predictions of these models are entirely auditable
In response to this problem, the founders of the Belgian scale-up Dataroots, specialised in AI and machine learning, have launched Dploy.ai, a platform that helps efficiently translate successful AI experiments into compliant integrated solutions.
Deploy.ai can be implemented as a platform-as-a-service application in no time to minimise the step between experimentation and ROI. It maps everything using an online dashboard and various modules such as performance monitoring. In this way, the platform ensures fast integration for companies in a compliant, robust and scalable way.
To read more about the technology and try a free preview version to test the platform, visit dploy.ai.
HORIZON 2020 CALL FOR BIO-BASED PACKAGING SOLUTIONS
Bio-based packaging materials: better functional performance than their fossil-based equivalents
The European Commission laid out plans to make all plastic packaging on the EU market recyclable by 2030 reduce single-use plastics and restrict the intentional use of microplastics in the 2018 Plastics Strategy. Products made from oxo-degradable plastics will be banned from the EU market from July 2021.
In a step towards this, Horizon 2020, a European Commission initiative, is holding an open call for innovators and organisations developing technologies for superior bio-based packaging solutions with minimal environmental damage.
Proposals should address one of the following objectives.
- They must produce superior,reusable or recyclable, bio-based plastic solutions for a specific application that demands reusability or recyclability as the best end-of-life option to prevent environmental damage. The targeted bio-based plastic solutions must be integrated in a circular value chain operating at demonstration level.
- They must produce superior bio-based plastic solutions that are biodegradable, industry compostable, home-compostable or degradable in specific environments. These solutions must be superior for a specific application that demands degradability/compostability as the best end-of-life option to prevent environmental damage. The targeted bio-based plastic solutions must be integrated in a circular value chain operating at demonstration level.
The deadline for this call is 3rd September 2020.
For more details on eligibility criteria and application details, visit the European Commission website.
HELPING STARTUPS AND SPINOFFS GAIN ACCESS TO FINANCE
Horizon 2020 is holding an open call for bio-based startups and spinoffs
Horizon 2020, a European Commission Initiative, is holding an open call to help startups and spinoffs gain access to funding. This call is open to bio-based startups and proposals must be based on a feasible business model to be created and sustained for at least 10 years after the end of the project.
Proposals must include estimates of costs for setting up, launching, maintaining and updating the platform in the abovementioned period beyond the project’s runtime.
Participation is encouraged from organisations that have previously managed entrepreneurship programmes targeting start-ups and spin-offs.
The deadline for this call is 3rd September 2020 and more information can be found on the European Commission website.
HORIZON 2020 CALL TO CONSOLIDATE EXISTING COHORTS REVEVANT TO COVID-19
Consolidating available information worldwide to combat COVID-19
Several large-scale cohorts have valuable information on the health of individuals and various factors that might be associated with the perturbation of health. Such cohorts could provide key information relevant to COVID-19, including risk factors and the benefits and risks of healthcare interventions including medicines and the impact of vaccination.
However, the challenge is to be able to identify and extract a sufficiently high number of cases with corresponding high-quality data that can be used across the different cohorts. Consequently, existing cohorts need to be brought together in a common effort to standardise the data associated with COVID-19 and extract information that will help in ensuring optimal prevention, protection and treatment of people.
As such, the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 initiative is holding this call aimed at supporting the international networking of existing, mainly longitudinal, cohorts in order to extract jointly agreed standardised data on COVID-19 diagnosed/serotyped and matched non-infected individuals.
The deadline for this call is the 11th of June and eligibility criteria can be found here.
ACHIEVING FULL DIGITAL LANGUAGE EQUALITY IN EUROPE BY 2020
The European Commission has launched a pilot programme to achieve full digital language literacy
The EU’s linguistic landscape consists of 24 official languages, 60 regional and minority languages, as well as the languages of immigrants and important international trade partners.
Several studies and resolutions have found a striking imbalance in terms of digital language technologies. Only a few languages, like English, French and Spanish, are well supported in the digital domain, while more than 20 official languages as well as many more regional and minority languages are considered to be in danger of digital extinction.
The European Commission has published a call for innovators and organisations taking advantage of European human language technologies that have the potential to overcome this linguistic divide in the digital sphere. To unleash their full potential, this pilot project will develop a strategic research, innovation and implementation agenda with a roadmap for achieving full digital language equality in Europe by 2030.
The objective of this pilot project is to draw up a sustainable, evidence-based strategic research agenda and roadmap setting out actions, processes, tools and actors to achieve full digital language equality of all languages used within the Union through the effective use of language technologies.
The deadline for applications is 29th June 2020. For eligibility criteria and to apply, click here.
MOVING TOWARDS A MORE SUSTAINABLE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION
Read about how we can transition into a more sustainable digital economy
Bjorn-Soren Gigler, Senior Digital Innovation Officer at the European Commission, has penned an article titled “7 steps enabling the twin transition to a sustainable and digital economy”.
The article, based on the 2016 Paris Agreement, outlines 7 steps that can be taken to achieve the Paris Agreement’s goal to highlight the importance of climate technologies for a sustainable future.
Gigler’s article is especially relevant now that governments are looking for ways to move towards a green digital transformation in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Read Gigler’s article here.