A Consortium Led by Capgemini Receives Contract from European Commission for the Deployment of the Pan-European Open Data Portal
Feb 5 15
Capgemini has announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract, worth several million Euros by the European Commission, for the deployment of an EU open data core platform. The goal of this project is to develop, launch and operate a single large-scale pan-European Open Data Portal, which will bring together public data resources from all over Europe in one portal covering all 39 European countries, improving the discoverability and the ability to re-use this data. The data is to be made fully public, so the information will be available to every European resident who has access to the internet. Capgemini Consulting will lead this three-year engagement, co-ordinating a number of consortium members and subcontractors, including Capgemini’s Group subsidiary-Sogeti, Intrasoft International, the Open Data Institute, Fraunhofer FOKUS, con terra, the University of Southampton and time.lex. The consortium will support public administrations in each of the 39 countries with the implementation of policies regarding open data, to ensure significant uptake on the publication and supply of open data, and to provide evidence on the economic impact of the re-use of public data resources, as detailed in the recent G8 Charter. This includes promoting knowledge on the organizational and technical requirements to foster the publication of open data resources, providing training, developing strategies for interaction with user groups and promoting the use of re-use friendly licensing conditions. Private sector players will also be engaged to best make use of open data for the creation of new products and services, while citizens will be equipped to make more informed choices. The project will cover the whole data value chain from progress on the EU’s aid spend by country, through to detailed information on research projects funded by the EU or data on pollutant release and transfer from industrial facilities. In addition to developing and launching the European Open Data Portal, the contract will include services to enable the viewing of published public data resources collected by public administrations in EU Member States and the other countries of the European Economic Area (EEA) 2 on (open) data portals. Services will also include the preparation of analytical reports, a study on the economic impact of the publishing of public data resources by public administrations and a report on the sustainability of (open) data portal infrastructures.
Protea Biosciences Group, Inc Announces Alzheimer's Research Collaboration with the University of Southampton, U.K
May 29 14
Protea Biosciences Group Inc. announced that it has entered into a research collaboration with the University of Southampton. The collaboration will partner Protea's proprietary direct molecular imaging technology and capabilities with a team of Alzheimer's researchers at the University of Southampton, to study the molecular mechanisms of the aged brain, in order to identify markers that may indicate risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
University of Southampton Announces New Collaboration with Huawei
Dec 4 13
The University of Southampton has announced a new collaboration with one of China's large telecommunications companies to develop innovative consumer audio technologies. The joint research project between the University's world-renowned Institute of Sound and Vibration Research and Huawei. One of the main research areas will be to create higher-quality 3D sound to match the rapid developments in personalised and interactive audio technologies. The three-year project, worth close to GBP 500,000, is the first in the UK from Huawei's Innovation Research Program, which was set up in 2010.