Tag: Co-organized Event

GEOSummit 2022: Webinar Open Data und Crowd Sourcing

Werte GEO-Interessierte

Es freut uns, das zweite Webinar im Jahr 2022 ankündigen zu können.

Das Wichtigste:

  • Thema: OPEN DATA UND CROWD SOURCING, Detailbeschreibung siehe -> Webinare 2022
  • Datum: 21. September 2022
  • Zeit: 15.30 – 17.00 Uhr
  • Form: online (Link wird mit Bestätigungsmail zur Registrierung verschickt)
  • Organisator: data innovation alliance, Nicolas Lenz

Das Registrierungsportal ist eröffnet, wir freuen uns über Ihre Anmeldung.

Halbtagesseminar «Digitaler Retrofit»

Wenn es um die Digitalisierung der Produktion geht, ist die Einbindung von Altsystemen eine Herausforderung. Diesen fehlen oftmals zwei wichtige Voraussetzungen: die Sensorik zur Erfassung von Daten und die Datenschnittstellen zu deren Weiterleitung. Ohne diese Fähigkeiten aber sind die Optimierung von Planung und Umrüstzeiten, die Steigerung von Performance und Verfügbarkeit, die Verbesserung von Qualitäts-Tracking und -Tracing sowie die Umsetzung von Predictive Maintenance nicht möglich. Beim Digitalen Retrofit geht es also darum, Altsysteme mit Sensor- und Steuerungstechnik zu bestücken – und das im laufenden Betrieb, ohne Break oder Downtime. Hinzu kommt, dass es sich oftmals um spezielle Einzelfälle handelt – ‚One size fits all‘ ist bei Retrofit praktisch ausgeschlossen. Die sensorisch-kommunikative Nachrüstung erfordert also jeweils eine anwendungsbezogene Bestandsaufnahme und Machbarkeitsanalyse. Die möglichen Anwendungsszenarien für digitalen Retrofit sind dabei breit gefächert.

Die Experten LeanBI, SICK, Brütsch & Rüegger und GradeSens werden mit Ihnen die positiven Effekte von Retrofit am Seminar «Digitaler Retrofit» thematisieren.

Finden Sie mehr Informationen sowie die Anmeldung auf der Webseite von Industrie2025.

Reinforcement Learning Use Cases Workshop

Often the biggest challenge in realizing applied RL projects lies in identifying the right use cases.
Join us and discover exciting new RL use cases for your organization!
This workshop is jointly organized with Databooster, an Innosuisse powered Innovation Booster program.
No prior experience with RL is required.

Agenda
17:30 Akim Borbuev: Examples of RL use cases in Energy Management
17:45 Claus Horn: Identifying RL use cases
17:50 Workshop: “Develop your own RL use case”, moderated by Jürg Meierhofer
18:30 Snacks & drinks

Talks

“Make Your Building Smart & Green through Deep Reinforcement Learning”
by Akim Borbuev

Akim Borbuev is a reinforcement learning engineer at BicTop, a consulting company, with locations in Boston, United States and Madrid, Spain, that specializes in AI, Machine Learning, Blockchain, ESG impact assessment, and System Dynamics. He received his MSc and PhD in Electrical Engineering from New York University (NYU) where he also worked as an adjunct professor before joining BicTop. His current research interests include the real-world applications of reinforcement learning, especially in finance and energy systems.

Organizers
Claus Horn (ZHAW), Mark Rowan (Rowan Cognitive), Georg Russ (die Mobiliar)

Location
SIT Academy, Heinrichstrasse 200, 8005 Zürich

Or you can join us online here.

Find more information on the meetup page here.

Smart Maintenance Insights

Am 02. Juni 2022 laden wir Sie sehr herzlich zu unserer Online-Session „smart maintenance insights“ ein.

In Zusammenarbeit mit data innovation alliance veranstaltet Easyfairs zum ersten Mal die smart maintenance insights kostenfrei per MS Teams.

Rund um die Fokusthemen Predictive Maintenance und Predictive Quality erwarten Sie am Donnerstag, den 02. Juni 2022, zwei hochwertige Referate, welche die Wissenschaft und die Praxis zusammenbringen.

Melden Sie sich an unter maintenance-schweiz.ch mit dem Registrierungscode 250.
Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Anmeldung!

Databooster – To support SMEs

HEPIA, HES-SO, OPI, and NTN Innovation Booster Databooster join their forces to support SMEs on their way from a rough idea to a funded research project. On 1st March 2022, a joint event was organized at HEPIA in which 30 interested persons from the industry took part.

After the welcome of OPI (OPI – Office de Promotion des Industries et des Technologies) by Hélène Gache (Directrice at OPI) and HEPIA by Claire Baribaud (Directrice at HEPIA – Haute école du paysage, d’ingénierie et d’architecture de Genève – HEPIA) Nabil Abdennadher (Professor of Computer Science at HEPIA) presented the Databooster objectives and innovation process for the audience. He pointed out that the NTN Innovation Booster will support the preliminary phase of open innovation before it comes to an innovation project.

Two success stories of the last year were presented by SMEs.

First, Andreas Seonbuchner (CEO and partner of CitizenTalk) showcased his journey within the Databooster – starting from first idea discussions with a research group to securing appropriate team partners by a call for participation to the community. An interdisciplinary team with potential customers proceed in shaping further his idea. The vital clarity for implementation options was gained through an Innocheck for a feasibility study (together with an Applied University). Finally, a consortium was founded for an already accepted Innosuisse project.

Thereafter, Sami Jaballah, Co-Founder and CEO of DNEXT Intelligence SA, described his  success with the Databooster: with two matched partners and a solid framework that shaped his idea, he is now preparing the Innosuisse project submission. At one stage, Sami admitted being unsure about his idea. However, thanks to the competence and expertise the Databooster provided, he was able to solidify his relatively vague idea into a structured concept that reached maturation.

After these two presentations, an open discussion on various topics followed, such as the difference between Innovation Booster and Innosuisse Innocheck, confidentiality and IPR, funding model and budget allocation, the definition of innovation, etc. A delicious aperitif concluded the event. 
Many thanks to all persons involved in organizing the event. We are looking forward to many Call for Participations from the attendees.

5. Konferenz Perspektiven mit Industrie 4.0 Synergien und Chancen für die Kreislaufwirtschaft

Die Kreislaufwirtschaft ist der vielversprechende Weg von Industrie, Gesellschaft und Politik, um Ressourcen zu schonen und ein nachhaltiges Wirtschafssystem aufzubauen. Die Technologien und Methoden der Industrie 4.0 leisten dabei in der Wertschöpfungskette einen wichtigen Beitrag. Sie befähigen den Markt, die Energie-, Material- und Logistikaufwände zu minimieren und sind damit Wegbereiter für lückenlose Nachverfolgbarkeit von Materialien und Bauteilen, Zustandsüberwachung und Predictive Maintenance, Remote-Services für weltweit verteilten Anlagen und neue digitale Businessmodelle.

In der Konferenz «Perspektive mit Industrie 4.0» werden Lösungen von und für Schweizer KMU präsentiert, die pionierhaft und mustergültig sind. Wir laden Sie ein, sich von diesen Vordenkern und Macher dieser nachhaltigen Industrie 4.0 Philosophie inspirieren zu lassen, so dass Sie diese Lösungsansätze für Ihr Geschäftsfeld aufnehmen, anpassen und gewinnbringend umsetzen können.

Mehr Informationen finden sie auf der offiziellen Webseite.
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Swiss Text Analytics Conference

SwissText is an annual conference that brings together text analytics experts from industry and academia. It is organised by the Swiss Association for Natural Language Processing (SwissNLP) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), the Data Innovation Alliance as well as the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).

For registration please use this link: REGISTRATION

Databooster – to support SMEs

The NTN Innovation Booster is an Innosuisse-founded initiative which brings together the most important players from science/research, society and industry. Its main mission is to develop innovation ideas carried out by interdisciplinary teams.

The NTN Innovation Booster is composed of 18 programs, out of them 6 will start in 2022. Each NTN Innovation Booster program targets a specific domain. One of these programs is NTN Databooster which supports innovation around data-based value creation. Databooster focuses on the design of data-based services for the industrial and service sectors. Its goal is to combine new methods and technologies in the field of data science with new business models and service concepts.

Nowadays, companies collect vast amounts of data to extract information/knowledge. This information is usefull to optimise their process, develop new services and/or products.

The main mission of the NTN Databooster is to support SMEs to:

  • identify their business/technology challenges in a competitive innovation environment,
  • shape their innovation idea and get the opportunity to build their first prototype,
  • have access to funding instruments for their research and development programmes.

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According to the current COVID guidelines, wearing masks is mandatory. Only holders of a valid COVID certificate (vaccinated, cured or tested negative) will be allowed to participate in the event.
We ask you to provide your COVID certificate and your identity card on site.

AI in Human Resources – dangerous to employee well-being?

HR analytics is studying all people’s processes, functions, challenges, and opportunities at work to elevate these systems and achieve sustainable business success. The active use of advanced analytics can improve the way organisations identify, attract, develop, and retain talent dramatically. On the other hand decisions supported by data and algorithms may be hiding risks for employees as well as employers that most companies do not even consider.

On November 4, 2021, this question and topics were examined from different perspectives – by renowned speakers from both the academic and business environment.

With the event generously hosted by the Digital Society Initiative at the University of Zurich, Markus Christen (UZH) and Karin Lange (die Mobiliar) opened the event – both on the leadership team of the Data Ethics Expert Group of the data innovation alliance.

Dr. Simon Schafheitle from the Institute for Work and Employment Research at the University of St. Gallen showed that people analytics are only effective if they can be enacted in a trust-enabling way. The conclusion was very clear:

“If your PA makes your employees visible:
Let them participate in the design and use and explicitly forego automation.
If your PA bears automation potential:
Allow your employees to withdraw OR explain and justify its “raison d’être” comprehensively!”

Nadia Fischer of witty works – a company that uses its product to help companies formulate job ads in such a way that the open positions can appeal to all types of talent – proved to the audience that we all have cultivated a language bias. With the help of artificial intelligence, this can be made visible and corrected.

Finally, the Mobiliar Lab for Analytics, represented by Mara Nägelin and Jasmine Kerr, used a research project on digital stress intervention to demonstrate on the one hand the great benefits for health management within companies – but also the great potential ethical dangers. In an exemplary manner, the scientists had clarified and cleared up all ethical implications in advance before the project started and repeatedly checked whether privacy and informational self- determination were guaranteed.

Three examples of how digital responsibilities can and must be assumed in order to continue to make our world worth living – and working – in in the future and not generate black boxes!

The panel discussion with the speakers continued in a lively manner during the subsequent aperitif. The audience agreed: A successful event with valuable insights on an important topic.

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