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 sector 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:
- Mediate between companies (present in the technology park and outside) and the Faculty of Computer Science.
- Co-design and co-develop IT solutions centered on the intelligent use of data, whose innovation and complexity cannot be realized autonomously by the companies present in the territory.
- Collect experience in carrying out and facilitating industry-academia collaborations by collecting typical contracts, workflows, collaboration approaches, etc.