Creating opportunities for societal impact using Big Data: The Frankfurt Big Data Lab and ODBMS.org cooperate with the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at UC Berkeley

Press Release

The Frankfurt Big Data Lab and ODBMS.org cooperate with the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (CET) at UC Berkeley to enable the creation of project proposals for Big Data for the Common Good.

Creating opportunities for societal impact using Big Data

Frankfurt, Germany /Berkeley, Calif. – March 31, 2015—   The Frankfurt Big Data Lab and ODBMS.org aim to support the creation of Collider project proposals for Big Data for the Common Good to be submitted to the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (CET) at UC Berkeley, and if selected implemented at UC Berkeley within the CET Collider context.

At the heart of the UC Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is the concept of a Collider, a place where students, researchers, investors, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders can “collide” to create unexpected outcomes. In this case, the outcomes include:

  • valuable skills for emerging industry sectors,
  • new venture creation,
  • exciting employment opportunities at innovative firms,
  • research-driven commercialization, and opportunities for societal impact.

“This is our first initiative at the Frankfurt Big Data Lab to foster the case for Big Data for Social Good: our aim is to show that Big Data can be leveraged to better serve the people who generate the data, and ultimately the society in which we live,” said Prof. Roberto V. Zicari, Director Frankfurt Big Data Lab.

Collider Project is specific type of project available to all UC Berkeley students, from undergraduate to Ph.D. and from all disciplines. Ph.D. and Post doc students at UC Berkeley may receive credit for collider projects as part of the Management of Technology Innovation Program (MTI) while undergraduate students may count this experiential project as towards the CET’s Undergraduate Certificate.

“We at CET are very happy to be part of this initiative, which fits well with our overall mission and our concept of Collider projects,” said Prof. Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist and Founding Director of the CET.

Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (CET) at UC Berkeley 

– UC Berkeley’s Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (CET) equips engineers and scientists with the skills to innovate, lead and commercialize technology in the global economy.

 http://cet.berkeley.edu/collider/

Frankfurt Big Data Lab:

-understanding and applying technologies for Big Data-

 http://www.bigdata.uni-frankfurt.de

ODBMS.org

—The Resource Portal for Big Data, New Data Management Technologies  and Data Science: 

http://www.odbms.org

Contact:

Prof. Roberto V. Zicari, Frankfurt Big Data Lab

+49-069-7982-8212

zicari AT dbis.cs.uni-frankfurt.de

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