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Research for a better Integration of Linked Data in Business Processes

14. January 2016, by Thomas Thurner

As an innovation-driven company, it's a good practice for Semantic Web Company to underpin it's product development with research partnerships and projects. This winter four such new projects have started. A common baseline for all of them is the fact of using Linked Data Technologies for the benefit of value driven (industry) processes.


This Horizon 2020 project aims to develop a financial awareness platform that obtains finance-related crowdsourced data from the web and its users and creates new knowledge towards offering financial education and advanced forecasting tools that empower the users’ financial decisions.


Also a Horizon 2020 project is SYMBIOPTIMA which promotes the mutual interaction of diverse industries, among different sectors, for beneficial reuse of flows (water, waste, by-products, energy, recycled materials, etc.) that could result in a more resource-efficient production at the network level, and in fewer adverse environmental impacts.

This national funded (FFG) projects will survey technological challenges, entrepreneurial opportunities, and open research questions on the use of Linked Data in a business context. The project will lay the foundations for successful Enterprise Linked Data product and services development by gauging industry requirements and innovation potentials.

Also targeted on an efficient use of data is the FFG-Austria funded project ADEQUATE, which identifies crucial issues that have to be tackled to exploit fully the value of open data and the efficient integration with other data sources and provide solutions based on Linked Data.

We are happy to establish and/or strengthen our research partnerships with: Vienna University of Economics & Business, Danube University Krems, Vienna University of Technology, I.D.C. Central Europe GmbH, Spirax-Sarco LTD, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Synesis, Act Operations Tesearch, Siemens, NxpControl, Paradox Engeneering, GR3N SAGL, Technology Transfer Systems, SUPSI, Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Bilfinger Maintenance GmbH, NEO group, CERTH, Democritus University of Thrace, EEA, European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks, University of Glasgow