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Success Stories from the EOSC Digital Innovation Hub

The EOSC Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) works as a tool for private companies to collaborate with public institutions within the European Open Science Cloud to access technical services, research data and human capital. The EOSC DIH supports these companies in their digitalization and growing process.

Over the last 18 months, an initial set of six business pilots have worked to mature their service offering and achieved incredible success, demonstrating the tangible value that the EOSC DIH can bring to the private sector industry, especially start-ups and SMEs.

In addition, four new business pilots have recently joined the EOSC DIH teams and started their collaboration with the EOSC-hub project.

Business pilot achievements

  • CyberHAB: using data cloud services to manage harmful algae blooms

CyberHAB is the first cyberinfrastructure of its kind – a versatile platform powered by cloud computing able to combine large volumes of data for the management of harmful algal blooms. CyberHAB was developed by Ecohydros as part of the SME’s collaboration with EOSC-hub. CyberHAB uses EGI Notebooks as an interface and processes analysis with the EGI Cloud Compute service. The platform can be used to extract information from monitoring data, converting hundreds of variables and parameters into visualizations to support decision-making.

  • VAMOS: analysing sports performance through a cloud hosted platform

VAMOS is a web-application where users can analyze and monitor the performance of an athletic gesture. VAMOS was developed by the Moxoff SME in a quest for a smart video processing tool able to extract KPIs in a data-driven and automated way and allow coaches and athletes to save time and increase their efficiency. Working with EOSC-hub gave Moxoff the possibility to increase its computational capacity and to reach an active network working on mathematical modelling, data science and optimization.

  • ACTION Seaport: smart-port technologies for improved safety and operations

ACTION Seaport is a mobile-friendly platform designed by Bentley Systems with a purpose to support decision-making for port authorities and boost seaport performance in the long-term. ACTION Seaport helps port authorities and operators to improve maritime situational awareness, provides early-warning notifications for adverse conditions, and delivers piloting and navigation support. Via EOSC-hub, Bentley Systems got the cloud computing resources needed to deploy the platform.

  • Guardomic: securing online services from botnet attacks

As part of their collaboration with EOSC-hub, Koma Nord and Idego designed and developed Guardomic – a tool suite to protect online services from botnets attacks. EOSC-hub allowed the two companies to use cloud and storage resources needed to develop, configure and manage Guardomic. As part of the EOSC Digital Innovation Hub, they are also now part of a large European consortia of science institutes and other organisations.

  • DS-DRACO: a cloud framework for state-of-the-art Space Weather data

DRACO aims to establish a network of observatories generating high-resolution cosmic ray Space Weather data with an unprecedented level of detail. The DS-DRACO pilot was developed by Hidronav as an EOSC DIH business pilot to build a cloud infrastructure that can manage the distribution and ensure the availability of this Space Weather data. Joining forces with EOSC-hub allowed DS-DRACO to access the cloud computing resources needed to meet their processing and storing requirements.

  • DataFurn: platform-as-a-service data analytics for the furniture industry

AIDIMME designed and deployed DataFurn – a platform to provide intelligence and insight into furniture industry trends. DataFurn uses EGI Cloud Compute resources via the EOSC-hub project to deploy its architecture. Fifteen companies are currently in the process of testing the platform.

Four new business pilots joining the EOSC DIH club

  • Kampal Data Solutions: Artificial Intelligence for rare disease diagnosis

Kampal Data Solutions is working with EOSC-hub to develop an Artificial Intelligence model that can help to predict the probability of developing Gaucher disease. Opening its sample to healthy patients increases the sample size (from hundreds to millions) and potentially the model’s complexity. This implies the need of advanced computational resources such as the cloud platform provided by EOSC. The developed solution could be adapted in the future to other diseases databases.

  • NetService: blockchain for university certificates

The aim of this pilot is to address the possibility for public institutions to issue valid official documents in a digital form, on the blockchain. In a blockchain-based system, paper-based documents are replaced with digital documents on an immutable ledger. This blockchain can be obtained via an authentication service from a Certification Authority of the EUTSL list, or the AAI service provided by EOSC-hub project such as Check-In or B2Access. The pilot will look to demonstrate that the solution can be deployed on a federated infrastructure such as the EOSC along with cloud service support.

  • DCP: dynamic resource allocation and accounting in a digital marketplace

This business pilot is aiming to create a cross-platform solution that aggregates computing resources from arbitrary devices and digital infrastructure - from smartphones to enterprise servers - and makes it available to researchers and innovators on-demand. DCP would allow both individual institutions as well as federated infrastructures, such as the EOSC, to recapture and allocate underutilised resources, while providing a credit-based accounting system to quantify usage of processing, bandwidth, and storage resources. 

  • BBC R&D: transforming video content through compression and large-scale processing

The video coding team within BBC R&D focuses on multiple aspects of video technology, with the general goal of supporting the delivery of high-quality content to all BBC audiences. Audiences are consuming more and more video, demanding increasingly higher quality, using a variety of devices. This is why video compression standards are needed, which allow compressed content to be distributed and then decoded by anyone. This pilot tests the use of large-scale processing resources, which have the capabilities to transform how content providers obtain, produce and deliver content in challenging scenarios.


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