On the 28th of April 2020 we held our Swiss Alliance for Data-Intensive Services Match-Making event. Due to the current situation we hosted the meeting on an online platform, finding matches virtually.
Through the Match-Making events we want to provide a platform for our members to come together to share their project ideas and challenges and to find appropriate partners. The Alliance is an excellent place to do this with all the various expertise our members have. This event also gives start-ups the opportunity to communicate and to match with our members.
This time, we were joined in our conference platform by some 20 participants from academia and the industry. Four academic institutions and four companies pitched their ideas within a three-minute time frame. We got to hear about a wide range of inspiring projects, from data ethics to language analysis, law and sustainability, all with their own unique and interesting vision.
We then broke out into different rooms hosted by each pitcher respectively, where the participants could do a quick deep dive into the topics in order to get a better understanding of where the pitchers needed help or what kind partnerships they were looking for.
The event was a success, there were some concrete plans for further collaborations. We hope that some fruitful partnerships were matched and that we can share a success story in the near future.
If you have a project where you need collaborators or partners, please send an mail to Gundula to set up a Call for Participation. We look forward to continuing mixing and matching!
See you next time!