The project WeNet-Internet of Us has been acknowledged as "Key Innovator" by The European Commission's Innovation Radar for the research activity on the diversity-aware social platform innovation topic, and evaluated as “Tech ready”.
The project is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program and is coordinated by prof. Fausto Giunchiglia at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Trento.
The aim of the project was to create an online platform that will empower machine mediated diversity-aware people interactions, that enable people to support each other in spite of their diverse cultural backgrounds and language barriers.
The University of Trento has been identified, together with other two partners Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and U-Hopper Srl, as “Key Innovator”' in the development of this innovation within the category Market Maturity of the Innovation: “Tech Ready”.
Importantly, the Commission believes that the University of Trento organisation's inclusion in this initiative could open up new opportunities to partner with business or academic organisations and trigger interest from potential customers or investors.
The University of Trento has been identified as a 'key innovator' for 20 innovations so far, 10 of them belonging to the Department of Engineering and Computer Science. Together with WeNet, the latest awarded projects among the others recognized are: InteropEHRate (by prof. Fausto Giunchiglia, evaluated as “tech ready”) and CO-ADAPT (by prof. Giuseppe Riccardi, evaluated as “exploring”).
Credits Image: WeNet-Internet of Us project
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