Collaboration Partnership between EOSC DIH & EU-ToxRisk and Edelweiss Connection
EU-ToxRisk is an Integrated European ‘Flagship’ Programme Driving Mechanism-based Toxicity Testing and Risk Assessment for the 21st century. The vision of EU-ToxRisk is to drive the required paradigm shift in toxicological testing away from ‘black box’ animal testing towards a toxicological assessment based on human cell responses and a comprehensive mechanistic understanding of cause-consequence relationships of chemical adverse effects.
Edelweiss Connect (EwC, previously known as Douglas Connect and renamed from February 2019) is a Swiss SME located in Basel, specialised in developing and implementing integrated scientific and technology solutions for industrial use and regulatory acceptance in areas of significant societal and market impact. EwC has extensive experience in scientific research and innovation integrating data, in silico and in vitro methods and related infrastructure into solutions, and has been involved in organising scientific, technical and knowledge management solution development projects since 2008 Edelweiss Connect provides the expertise and experience to initiate, coordinate and manage large collaborative research projects, with partners from industry, government and academia. Its goal is to incubate high impact products, services and startup companies at the forefront of innovation, with sustainability and responsibility.
EOSC-DIH and EU-ToxRisk have started a collaboration that foresees the following objectives:
Explore and facilitate the inclusion of EU-ToxRisk services in the EOSC Marketplace.
Identify, develop and run a pilot through the EOSC DIH.
EOSC DIH and EU-ToxRisk will work together on identifying the EU-ToxRisk services that could extend the EOSC DIH portfolio. This will allow EUToxRISK to further improve their exploitation capabilities, while also enriching EOSC DIH offers.
Conduct joint promotion of the partnership through existing dissemination channels, offer opportunities to participate in key events, as well as publish results in print/online material and potentially in the EOSC Portal. They will also investigate further collaboration ideas and common possible initiatives and projects.
Collaboration Partnership between EOSC DIH & Collabwith
Collabwith is a global platform to standardized collaboration for innovation, our value proposal is to simplify, digitalize, accelerate the collaboration process from searching your partner until starting collaborating.
Collabwith will like to partner with EOSC-DIH after the KNOWCO4EOSC pilot. This is a partnership proposal for a potential different new pilot, and to contribute to EOSC-DIH with the Collabwith services and training for collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship. Collabwith Marketplace wants to help EOSC scientists match their research results with potential business models with industry by reducing bureaucracy and smart legal contracts with data protection clauses, and special clauses to protect IP and research results of unethical usage, and protection clauses that in case the industry partner was not using the research results in a specific time, then scientists got back the whole rights to further research. The following activities will be carried out:
- Provide a catalogue of workshops for innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship for startups and partners.
- Introduce the “Collaboration Canvas”, “Entrepreneurship Journey Canvas with Collaboration and Emotional Intelligence” as a framework and methodology that supports effective communication and collaboration between EOSC-DIH partners, pilots and experts.
- Identification of startups and SMEs interested to set up a business pilot with EOSC-DIH.
- Dissemination of EOSC-DIH activities, results and funding calls and interesting opportunities of the EOSC partners.
Collaboration Partnership between EOSC DIH & StairwAI project.
The StairwAI project targets low-tech users, in particular SMEs with the goal of facilitating the uptake of AI and their engagement on the AI on-demand Platform. This will be achieved through a new service layer enriching the functionalities of the on-demand platform and containing i) a multilingual interaction layer enabling conversations with the Platform in the user’s own language; ii) a horizontal matchmaking service for the automatic discovery of AI assets (tools, data sets, AI experts, consultants, papers, courses etc.) meeting the user business needs and; iii) a vertical matchmaking service that will dimension and provision hardware resources through a proper hardware provider (HPC, Cloud and Edge infrastructures).
These services are designed and implemented by using techniques in an AI for AI fashion. The AI techniques deployed in the development of the services are natural language processing for the multilingual interaction, constraint solving, optimization and machine learning for horizontal and vertical matchmaking, knowledge representation for organizing the platform AI assets, reputation and fairness mechanisms to improve the matching results.
The EOSC Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) is a mechanism for private companies to collaborate with public sector institutions in order to access technical services, research data, and human capital. Some of the services offered by the EOSC DIH are the following:
- Piloting and co-design: Pilots/proofs of concepts, Service/product design, PaaS/SaaS integration, Performance verification, Testing.
- Training & Support, Technical consultancy ,Service management, Commercialization & business coaching, Brokerage to funding & opportunities.
- Technical Access, Compute (HTC, HPC, Cloud), Storage (Online/Archive), Data management, Research data Tools & applications.
- Visibility, Media Exposure, Participation to events, Promotional print material, Inclusion in marketplace, Networking.
StairwAI would like to partner with EOSC-DIH to increase the impact of companies working with both projects at European level, maximise the potential of funding opportunities for SMEs and optimise the resources dedicated to training and budilign community.