The University of Southampton

IT Innovation Centre secures over €4m of European funding

Published: 5 April 2017

Applied IT research and development at the University has received a huge boost from European funding, after winning eight grants worth over €4m to the University in the Horizon2020 ICT funding call.

The funded projects, which are live and underway, are spearheaded by the IT Innovation Centre - an applied research Centre within Electronics and Computer Science - and support the Centre’s key objective of applying new technologies from the research community to problems in industry, commerce and society.

Below is a list of the projects which are benefitting from the grants:

  • DataPitch, led by the Web and Internet Science Group (WAIS) and involving the Institute for Law on the Web (ILAWS), aims to plug the gap in Europe-wide data innovation ecosystems by bringing together data owners and Big Data technology providers with startups and SMEs.
  • Fed4FIREplus includes data management tasks developing strategies, risk models and tooling for long-term data preservation.
  • Transforming Transport is looking to show how the use of Big Data can significantly increase operational efficiency, improve customer experience and foster new business models.
  • RESTASSURED will provide novel mechanisms and cloud architectures for detecting, predicting and preventing data protection violations at run-time.
  • The FLAME project is developing an experimental platform that brings together technology, creative sectors and consumers to support the development of media applications and services.
  • HUB4FIRE is looking to transform the current Future Internet Research and Experimentation structures into the future FIRE2020 platform in Europe.
  • SHiELD, funded under the Secure Societies call, looks at the exchange of health information across and within borders.
  • CrowdHEALTH, funded under the Health, Demographic Change and Well-Being call, introduces a new paradigm of Holistic Health Records, capturing clinical, social and human context, allowing for broad-ranging risk analysis and predictions of evolving health risks.

For more information about the IT Innovation Centre and its projects, please visit their website.

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