Dublin City University
Dublin City University (DCU) is a young university - founded in 1980 - and is in the top 50 (of almost 1,500) universities under 50 years (QS global university rankings 2016). DCU has secured 92 FP7 awards (2007-2013, 50 as coordinator and 42 partner) and 52 Horizon 2020 awards (Jan 2014-April 2018, 18 as coordinator and 34 as partner) at €21,007,924. These include 16 Research and Innovation Actions, 7 Innovation Actions, 6 Coordination and Support Actions (CSAs). Among Marie Skłodowska-Curie awards to date (including FP7 and H2020 projects up to Feb 2017) are 11 MSCA Initial Training Networks (ITNs), 7 Research and Innovation Staff Exchange projects, 17 Individual MSCA Fellowships. PROVENANCE involves the DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) - an interdisciplinary institute bringing together expertise in journalism, communications, political science, ethics, data and ICT - and the ADAPT Centre, a joint initiative between four Irish universities to combine the skills of leading data and ICT researchers with cutting-edge technologies from diverse research areas, working closely with industry partners to develop next-generation data acquisition and analytics solutions for important and diverse application areas.
Trinity College Dublin
The School of Computer Science and Statistics in TCD is one of the largest computer science departments in Ireland and the UK - it is the top ranked in Ireland and in the top 25 in Europe. The Knowledge and Data Engineering Group (KDEG) comprises more than 60 researchers. KDEG has established a worldwide reputation in the research of knowledge and semantic representation, adaptive portals for information analysis, educational systems, Adaptive Hypermedia systems and intelligent pedagogic systems. KDEG is a world leader in the area of knowledge driven personalisation and dynamic adaptation of digital content. Over the last twenty-five years, the group has pioneered innovation in dynamic techniques for digital content retrieval, composition and automated customisation. KDEG has extensive experience in developing content portals and supporting diverse communities of users. For example, KDEG is responsible for the development and management of the National Digital Learning Repository (NDLR) and community portal across the entire Irish HE sector.
Technische Universität Graz
The Graz University of Technology (Technische Universität Graz; TUGraz) was founded in 1811, formerly as the educational organization Joanneum; the University has over 2,500 employees and serves over 12,000 students. The Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science (ISDS; head is Prof. Stefanie Lindstaedt) at the TUGraz was recently established as merging of the Knowledge Technologies Institute (KTI) and the Institute for Information Systems and Computer Media (IICM). The main focus of this institute lies on user interface research, information systems, data science and big data research, virtual reality applications, and technology-enhanced learning. Despite a strong focus on technology and informatics, it also undertakes interdisciplinary research taking into account human factors, integrating technological aspects, application-oriented perspectives, and cognitive and social science aspect
Cibervoluntarios Foundation is a non-profit organization, shaped by social entrepreneurs, to promote the use and knowledge of new technologies to alleviate social gaps, generate social innovation, and foster citizen empowerment. Cibervoluntarios Foundation pioneers technological volunteering to promote the adoption of ICT by citizens, institutions and NGOs and to promote the participation of citizens in building a more inclusive society in Europe. Cibervoluntarios Foundation collaborates with a network of 1500 cyber volunteers representing almost 400 grassroots organisations throughout Spain. For 16 years, the Cibervoluntarios Foundation has trained cyber volunteers to seek, detect and analyze social needs within their local environment and improve it through actions, activities including free training in digital skills, tools and applications for collectives that are at the risk of social inclusion to foster citizen empowerment.
NewsWhip is an Irish SME, that is internationally recognised as the world's leading Content Intelligence provider. Its platform tracks stories from across the web and social media, and uses machine learning algorithms to correctly predict major stories in over 80 languages. The actionable data provided by NewsWhip enables thousands of journalists and content creators from Japan to California to be first to breakout stories of interest to their audience each day. NewsWhip has uniquely broad coverage, and its patented award-winning technology predicts 79% of viral content by using intelligent algorithms coupled with outstanding processing power. Its existing products are already established as the fundamental industry tools for online content analytics. NewsWhip's 450 corporate customers in 40+ countries include the world's leading media companies, as well as Fortune 500 brands, educators, financial services firms, ad agencies, and international organisations. NewsWhip also hosts WhipSmart -- an annual event in NYC attended by 200 of the top global publishers and content creators. The multidisciplinary NewsWhip Research Centre is comprised of content strategists, editors, data scientists, and research associates to demystify the spread of news and information.
Institute of Information Theory and Automation
Institute of Information Theory and Automation is the public research institution established by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (In Czech: Ústav teorie informace a automatizace AV CR, v.v.i.). UTIA's mission is to provide the research and development in the fields of theoretical cybernetics and computer science, namely in signal and image processing, pattern recognition, embedded systems, system science, artificial intelligence, stochastic informatics, and control theory. Image processing laboratory, UTIA is involved mainly in development and implementing image processing and pattern recognition algorithms. UTIA has considerable expertise in low-level image processing and pictorial pattern recognition with major application areas in forensics, security, biomedicine, art conservation or remote sensing. UTIA helps to the local academia and industrial partners to solve implementation issues in all their complexity. UTIA has strong EU project record including FP6, FP7 and ARTEMIS projects. The institute has close cooperation on bilateral level with many international partners (Spain, Finland, Australia, Germany, USA). The institute is a principal investigator of many national research projects and it closely cooperates with 8 faculties of 4 universities.
Everis Spain (based in Madrid, Spain) is part of Everis Group, multinational IT large industry that offers its clients comprehensive business solutions covering all aspects of the value chain, from business strategy through to systems implementation. It is active in most economic sectors including the public sector, healthcare, telecoms, banking, industry, insurance, media, and Utilities. Everis was established in Spain in 1996 as DMR Consulting; it's name until October 2006. It started operating in Spain with the opening of an office in Madrid and Barcelona, soon followed by expansion in Europe and Latin America. At present, the company has offices in Spain, Brussels, Lisbon, Milan, Rome, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Bogotá. Currently, Everis has over 19,000 employees in 27 offices in 16 countries and its annual turnover is 1,030 Million Euro. In January 2014, everis became part of NTT Data group, which enables everis to offer a wider range of solutions and services through increased capacity as well as technological, geographical, and financial resources, establishing the 5th largest worldwide ICT Company integrated by more than 110,000 employees and with presence in 50 countries