Hamburg’s Authority for Science and Research is funding four inter-university projects by ahoi.digital with EUR 625,000 each from January 2018 for three years, a press release said Friday (October 20, 2017). Launched in February 2017, “ahoi.digital” is a joint IT project between the Authority for Science and Research, the University of Hamburg, University of Applied Sciences (HAW), Hamburg University of Technology (TU) and HafenCity University. The platform aims to give starts-ups new impetus, boost co-operation with urban clusters and forge closer ties between science and commerce.
Involving citizens en route to digital city
The first project “Smart Networks for Citizen Participation (SANE)” by the University of Hamburg and HAW is aiming for greater inclusion of citizens and institutions on course to the digital city. Those interested can access data in an open information space or provide and analyse information there. The second project, the “SmartOpenHamburg – a multi-modal decision support system for the Hamburg Metropolitan Region” by HAW and the University of Hamburg, is to become a support tool for use in many applications faced with huge urban challenges. The project will fuse, for instance, open data sources and graphs in relation to diverse geographic issues in the city.
Robots and devices to offer support
Scientists at the University of Hamburg and the Hamburg University of Technology will focus on adaptive sensor data collection and processing as part of the “Adaptive cross-modal sensor data collection” project. Autonomous systems will allow e.g. robots or medical devices to act in complex situations and to make decisions. As part of the fourth project “Forum 4.0: mechanical analysis, aggregation and visualisation of users’ comments”, researchers at the University of Hamburg and HAW will develop new procedures to exploit the potential of users’ comments.
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