Danish Center for Big Data Analytics-driven Innovation

Innovation Fund Denmark has launched a new community partnership to help Denmark take a leading role in using big data to address business and societal challenges. The partnership is the first of its kind and combines strong computer science capacities with companies and public authorities.

Information technology is the most powerful catalyst for innovation in our society. Furthermore, IT gives rise to a huge growth in the amount of data collected from production devices, internet-based systems, smartphone apps and sensors in cities and buildings. These data represent a huge untapped potential for innovation and growth in Denmark.

It is estimated that less than 3 percent of the collected data is analysed and transformed into knowledge. This project aims to develop effective and useful methods, techniques and tools to analyse big data and create innovation based on the insight gained from the analyses.

The solution consists of a number of effective and useful methods, techniques and tools for analysing big data and creating innovation through the insight gained from the analyses.

The solution thus provides private and public companies with a number of methods for collecting data, analysing it and exploiting the otherwise untapped value potential.

The purpose is to develop general techniques and methods for analysis algorithms, machine learning and interactive visual analysis that can be reused across a number of cases in three business areas:

  • Public data
  • Data from the food industry
  • Data from IT-based learning

The techniques and methods will be developed through case activities with participation from a number of private and public companies. The activities will therefore form a basis of different data analysis methods that could be used for example in the following areas:

  • Predict floods and reduce negative effects of climate change.
  • Ensure more effective and better patient flows in the healthcare system.
  • Provide individual learning support for children based on analyzes of typical learning patterns.
  • Ensure better traceability and quality of food.
  • Reduce the administrative costs for Danish companies and increase their growth potential.

The Alexandra Institute is responsible for the project management. In addition, the cooperation consists of:

  • University of Copenhagen
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Aarhus University
  • Systematic
  • VISMA Consulting
  • BusinessMinds
  • Danish Business Authority
  • Central Denmark Region
  • Danish Agency for Digitisation

In addition, a large number of other private and public companies will participate in the case activities.

We can advise on where the data come from, how we can collect, visualise, secure and analyse them - and how we can create new business with data.

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Data Science and Engineering Lab Management og direktion
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