Semantic Web Company with LOD2 project top listed at the first EC Innovation Radar
The Innovation Radar is a DG Connect support initiative which focuses on the identification of high potential innovations and the key innovators behind them in FP7, CIP and H2020 projects. The Radar supports the innovators by suggesting a range of targeted actions that can assist them in fulfilling their potential in the market place. The first Innovation Radar Report reviews the innovation potential of ICT projects funded under 7th Framework Programme and the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme. Between May 2014 and January 2015, the Commission reviewed 279 ICT projects, which had resulted in a total of 517 innovations, delivered by 544 organisations in 291 European cities.
Core of the analysis is the Innovation Capacity Indicator (ICI), which measures both the ability of the innovator company and the quality of the environment in which it operates. AND: among this results, SWC has received two top rankings. One for the recently concluded LOD2 project (LOD2 – Creating Knowledge out of Interlinked Data) and another as being one of the key organisations and thereby innovating SMEs within this projects. Also listed are our partners OpenLink Software and Wolters Kluwer Germany.
We are happy and proud that the report identifies Semantic Web Company as one of those players (10 %) where commercial exploitation of innovations is already ongoing. That strengthens and confirmes our approach to interconnect FP7 and H2020 research and innovation activities with real-world business use cases coming from our customers and partners. Thereby our core product PoolParty Semantic Suite can be taken as a best practice example of embedding collaborative research into an innovation-driven commercial product. For Semantic Web Company, the report is particularly encouraging because of it’s emphasis on the positive role of SMEs, where the report sees 41% of high-potential innovation coming from…
- Get the full report at publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu
- More information on the Innovation Radar: on the Digital Agenda website and on the JRC website
Blogpost by Martin Kaltenböck and Thomas Thurner