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Welcome to the website of the Smart Data Factory, the laboratory for technology transfer promoted by the Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano!
Here we present our research profile, activities promoted by the lab, possibilities to involve students, and much more. Please have a look, and if you have a question, do not hesitate to contact us!
The mission of the Smart Data Factory is to promote the technology transfer from academia to industry by implementing and adapting research results of the Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. This occurs through the transfer of advanced skills present in the Faculty of Computer Science, for the solution of complex problems in the areas of intelligent data management and in the co-design and co-development of IT applications that focus on the intelligent use of data.
In the long term, we expect that the Smart Data Factory increases the innovation potential and competitiveness of the region in the IC&T archive as well as the emerging "data science" through the creation of communities with diversified and innovative experiences at national and international level.
Specifically, the goals of the Smart Data Factory are to:
This section aims to give an overview about the research that different groups within the Faculty of Computer Science are pursuing and can offer to companies.
Instead of looking at the offers above, it might be more interesting for you to have a look at our areas of expertise. Have a look at the various research groups, their goals, key technologies, and related projects.
This section describes what "technology transfer" means for the Faculty of Computer Science of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and how we organize technology transfer activities.
In general, technology transfer is the process of transferring technology from where it is developed to where it is needed. It involves many activities, like helping in filing patents, supporting the creation of spin-off companies, exploiting Intellectual Property through licensing, etc.
In the context of the Smart Data Factory we focus on fostering industry-academia collaborations. We consider the following process between the Faculty of Computer Science ("faculty" in short) and a company:
We foresee the following types of collaboration:
If you are passionate about cutting edge technologies, and you would like to be part of a growing team with plenty of opportunity to both learn from others and contribute your own smarts, we are currently accepting expressions of interest for data scientists. You'll be working on the study of innovative techniques and on software development supporting the integration and analysis of heterogeneous data in complex domains.
Your educational background should be a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Data Science, or related fields. Alternatively, Bachelor’s degree in the above fields, with professional experience as a data architect, data scientist, software engineer, or a similar role.
You should have strong programming skills, and knowledge in data acquisition, data processing and analysis. Moreover, solid communication, listening, and writing skills in english.
Bonus points are:
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If you are a student about to finish your Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field, you can express your interest in doing an internship, or a thesis, or both at our facilities.
During the internship/thesis you will participate in one of our running projects, you will acquire problem solving skills and get experience by solving practical problems.
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