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Bridge-US Project

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  • Funding Agency: BMBF
  • Start Date:

    June 01, 2019

  • End Date:

    May 31, 2020

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  • Project Budget:

    200,000 EUR

  • Tags:

    German, BMBF, Projects, Research

Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Made in Germany inspiring the US (Bridge-US)

Today’s networked world produces large amounts of data with great diversity in terms of volume and data sources, with data from industry 4.0 and self-organized systems or services gaining an ever-increasing share. The invention of new technologies in the field of Big Data, therefore, requires new know-how. A key path to the integration of value creation and digitization systems and related services in industry 4.0 is to support human decision-making with automated digital algorithms. The gap between human cognitive abilities and the need to understand large amounts of data is widening and therefore requires technological support and specially trained professionals. BRIDGE-US aims to strengthen the required capabilities as a Big Data Expert by comprehensively marketing research. The project includes various activities ranging from different types of workshops, the presentation of a Big Data Award to the marketing of Big Data Research Made in Germany through innovative promotional materials and social networking activities. The project is scheduled to start on 1 June 2019 and run for 18 months. Our focus is on research topics in the areas of supply chain management, logistics, smart cities, and digital processes in healthcare. In this project, joint German-American concepts are to be developed which complement each other and are to be continued after the end of the project in order to sustainably develop project results.

Overview of BRIDGE-US goals as SMART goals

  • By the end of the project, each German project partner will have concluded at least two new cooperation agreements
  • At least two new project ideas were developed and submitted in response to a call for proposals during the duration of the project.
  • For our Twitter channel, we have 20 new followers per month
  • The BRIDGE-US website has 250 new visits a month
  • For the Big Data Innovation Award, there are at least 20 submissions of innovative project ideas
  • The results of the surveys from the events we organize are all “very good”.

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