Efficiently gathering user requirements and needs: A guide for product and service developers

Understanding the requirements and needs of users is invaluable in the development of products and services. But how can this crucial information be effectively gathered and formatted into an understandable form? We share our experience on how to do this professionally, yet in an approachable manner.

Securing IoT in AMBITIOUS
The need for SOC2 and ISO27001 compliance

In an increasingly connected world, the Internet of Things (IoT) has become ubiquitous, revolutionizing industries ranging from healthcare to manufacturing. However, with the rapid expansion of the number of deployed IoT devices, concerns about security have been raised. To address this, companies are turning to solutions like ISO27001 [1] and SOC2 [2] to secure their ecosystems.

 Artificial intelligence at the service of care: revolutionising health through digital tools

18/04/2024 14:00 - 15:30, Bologna Fiera

The evolution of digital tools has led to a revolution in the healthcare sector, offering new ways of connectivity and care that promise to improve access to care, the efficiency of services and the personalisation of treatments. Telemedicine, one of the key aspects of this revolution, has made it possible to provide medical care at a distance, overcoming geographical barriers and improving access to treatment for populations in remote or underserved areas. In addition, immersive technologies are increasingly helping to address the challenges related to the conditions of adolescents and people with special educational needs.

What strategies have the innovation actors in the Emilia-Romagna Region put in place to promote progress in this field?

Through the collaboration between Clust-ER Health and Clust-ER Innovate, both involved in the European AMBITIOUS project, the challenges that the ecosystem is facing through collaborative projects will be explained, also through European funding instruments that facilitate the emergence of partnerships to increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises. The event will be held in Italian.

The role of technological Clusters in European projects

Technology Clusters are collaborative hubs comprising companies, universities, research centers, and other public or private entities, dedicated to specific thematic areas. They can play an important role in helping regions to address transformative innovation policies in Europe. 

Our AMBITIOUS project has officially started!

On 30 and 31 October 2023, the inaugural meeting of the AMBITIOUS project took place in the oldest capital of Europe: Athens, Greece. On this occasion, more than 40 dedicated representatives of the eighteen partners of the consortium gathered at the headquarters of the Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation (OTE) to mark the beginning of an AMBITIOUS project that aims to advance the state of the art in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), 5G and Internet of Things (IoT).
One of the features of the AMBITIOUS project is the promotion of interregional cooperation. By bringing together partners from different backgrounds and geographical locations, the consortium aims to create a melting pot of ideas, expertise and perspectives. The kick-off meeting in Athens served as a catalyst for this co-operative spirit. Delegates exchanged insights, harmonised their strategies and laid the foundations for an efficient working relationship.

At the centre of this initiative is the goal of advancing the state of the art in AI, 5G and IoT. The project aims to push the boundaries of innovation and drive progress in sectors identified as strategically important in the smart specialisation priorities of the participating regions, such as information and communication technology (ICT), environment, agriculture and health.
Beyond technological innovation, the project has a strong focus on commercialisation. The consortium has recognised the importance of translating cutting-edge research into tangible solutions that can benefit small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and society as a whole. It aims to bridge the gap between innovation and marketability and thus contribute to the economic growth of the participating regions.
The kick-off meeting in Athens was a testament to the enthusiasm and commitment of the consortium. On the agenda were discussions about the project timeline, potential challenges and the planned activities during the project period. The work packages were outlined in detail, with a particular focus on the tasks to be carried out in the coming months. The partners are prepared to develop digital solutions for the 5G era!
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SPEED UP DIGITALIZATION WITH 5G

Thursday, 30 November 2023, 12:30 pm, Teams
Don't miss this event where we will dive into the world of 5G and its role in digitalization.
The programme will include:
- 5G demo: smart factory automation via 5G
- 5G academic research towards 6G
- 5G demo: ABB cobot control over 5G with the HoloLens
- Presentation of AMBITIOUS by Michael Nilsson, Luleå University of Technology, and much more

5G demos are presented by: Osman Torunoglu, Timo Lassila, Mika Leskinen, Premton Canamusa, and Mahdi Belila.

Registration by 27th of Nov 2023: https://link.webropolsurveys.com/S/992B08B745172BE0

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