A Webinar on 3rd Open Call of the EUHubs4Data Project

In the third call, with a total budget of 1.080K €, EUHubs4Data wants to select and finance 18 innovative experiments carried out by SMEs and entrepreneurs, making full use of the potential of the EUHubs4Data datasets and data driven services catalogue.

An info session in the form of a webinar will take place on October 25 at 11 AM CEST

Registration at: https://bit.ly/3q5nEO7
More on the open call: https://euhubs4data.eu/3rd-open-call/

JOINT Conference 2022

The University of West Bohemia is hosting the annual Joint Conference in Pilsen on 12 and 13 October 2022. The conference is held predominantly in Czech language. Selected presentations might be presented in English.

The programme, registration and other details can be found at: https://kgm.zcu.cz/geomatics-in-projects-2022/

During the conference a multiplier event of the LOTUS project will be held. The aim of the event is to introduce the audience with the LOTUS results including the curriculum, use cases, serious game and the LOTUS textbook.

The conference is supported by the project LOTUS project – KA2 Strategic Partnerships, Project No. 2019-1-DE01-KA203-004973 which is financed by the ERASMUS+ Programme of the European Union.

S4AllCities H2020 Project | Pilot demo in Pilsen

S4AllCities is a European Commission-funded H2020 project aiming to enhance the safety and security of public spaces by integrating advanced technological and organizational solutions in a market oriented unified Cyber-Physical Security Management framework. All action was performed in a controlled environment fully respecting the “Do No Harm” principle of the European Commission. For more information on our project please visit our website: https://www.s4allcities.eu/

EUHubs4Data 3rd Open Call

Calling on SMEs, start-ups, and web entrepreneurs! The EUHubs4Data project launches its final open call for experiments that will run until 9 November 2022.

Funding, expertise, and support: all of this is now available for cross-border collaborative experiments.

The project is inviting all interested parties to propose experiments that make use of the EUHubs4Data federated catalogue of data-driven services and datasets for the development of innovative products or advanced services. 

The call will grant funding to 18 experiments. To guide you through the process of the call and answer your questions, EUH4D offers you two information sessions. These webinars will inform on the open call, its eligibility, how to participate, and more. Make sure not to miss this opportunity, register now:

  • First info session – 19 September, 11:00 AM CEST. Register here
  • Second information session – 25 October, 11:00 AM CET. Register here

Deadline for applications: 9 November 2022

In the past two editions, the calls for experiments funded 24 projects that, leveraging on the EUH4D catalogue and the expertise provided by DIH, fostered innovation in different areas of research.

If you have any questions, please contact: opencall@euhubs4data.eu

EBDVF 2022 Sponsorship Packages

This year’s edition of the European Big Data Value Forum will take place in Prague, 21 – 23 November 2022.

In addition to the Big Data Value Association (BDVA), the event is co-organised by the BDVA members from the Czech Republic including Plan4all, the Charles University in Prague, the Technical University of Ostrava and IT4Innovations.

The organisers offer possibilities for booths, talks and sessions, and all packages include branding visibility in brochures, social media and our other digital and print materials. With the central theme “At the Heart of the Ecosystem for Data and AI” and a high-level programme we expect the event to gather around 500 attendees on-site and wide reach in our online channels. The packages are designed to maximise visibility and we can tailor them to suit your needs better if needed. See the details here

EBDVF 2022 will take place between the 21st – 23rd of November in Prague, CZ and the event has been granted the CZ EU Presidency Auspice. Registration to the event will be opened shortly! 

There is only a limited number of booths and sponsored sessions available! The booths and the slots will be filled on a “firstcome, firstserved” basis, so be sure not to miss your chance to partner with the EBDVF 2022 and to gain visibility among the community. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please fill in the EoI template here!

For more details, please contact info@core.bdva.eu.

Plan4all Recognised as a Digital Innovation Hub by the European Commission

The Plan4all digital innovation hub (DIH) has been approved by the EU as a fully operational DIH. The Plan4all DIH has been registered at the Smart Specialisation Platform (S3P) of the European Commission, which is a part of the Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3). The S3P platform should assists Member States and regions to develop, implement and review their RIS3 Strategies.

A part of the S3P platform is a catalogue of potential, in preparation and fully operational DIH. The Plan4all DIH became one of the 8 fully operational DIHs in the Czech Republic and one of the 398 DIHs in Europe.

The main services offered the Plan4all DIH include:

  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Collaborative research
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Education and skills development

For more details on the Plan4all DIH and the JRC catalogue of DIHs please visit the following website: https://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/digital-innovation-hubs-tool

What is a Digital Innovation Hub?

A support facility that helps companies to become more competitive by improving their business/production processes as well as products and services by means of digital technology.

DIHs act as a one-stop-shop, serving companies within their local region and beyond to digitalise their business. They help customers address their challenges in a business-focused way.

The services available through a DIH:

  • Enable any business to test and experiment with digital innovations relevant to its products, processes or business models.
  • Broker between users and suppliers of digital innovations across the value chain.
  • Provide connections with training providers, investors, facilitate access to financing for digital transformations.

These services are of particular relevance to companies which currently have a relatively low level of digitisation.

SIEUSOIL Press Release

Soil health has raised the last few years a significant share of concerns. Investing in research is a key to gathering the best data and developing the best solutions for sustainable soil management.

Soils are essential for all life-sustaining processes on earth. However, they are facing several pressures and are also heavily affected by climate change and erosion.

The SIEUSOIL research project which is supported by the Research and Innovation programme HORIZON 2020, aims to develop sustainable soil management practices based on a harmonised land information system suitable for diverse climate and operation conditions along different EU and China locations.

The project activities in the first 18 months of its lifetime have been successful. Collaboration has been established with key global stakeholders, including the Food and Agriculture Organisation, the International Soil Reference and Information Centre, the Joint Research Center and the European Environment Agency.

The original plan foreseen for the Eurasian Soil Platform development has been outperformed so far. The impact of the SIEUSOIL’s results in terms of the Web Observatory platform is in some areas even greater than foreseen. The data model developed with the SIEUSOIL’s and FAO resources will not only be used for the purposes of the Eurasian soil platform. The developed data model has world-wide impact.

Earth observations-derived biophysical parameters have been made available to the pilot activities in the EU and China, while a set of biophysical quality indicators for soils and crops have been defined and their methodology established.

Accurate prediction models for soil and soil physical parameters have been validated and Management Zone Maps and variable rate fertilization maps have been obtained in certain pilot farms. Prediction of Yield Productivity Zones with satellites’ support and their evaluation using farm machinery measurements seem to have gain a huge attention in the scientific community.

Moreover, certain parameters have been selected for the Land Suitability Analysis tool and its use in the pilot areas.

The pilot-scale Decision Support System (DSS) specifications and a prototype test version have been prepared. The connections among the different components were identified, as well as the dependencies on the external sources of data.

The proposed EU mission “Caring for soil is caring for life” is key for meeting the ambitions of the “Green Deal”, notably the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategy. SIEUSOIL is totally in line with this mission which is the EU’s strategic research agenda regarding soils for the years to come.


SIEUSOIL is coordinated by Professor Dimitrios Moshou (dmoshou@auth.gr) of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki that leads the consortium of 23 partners, 16 based in Europe and 7 in China.