✳UrbanSensing involves six European Partners, that have all been chosen for their specific expertise and skills in the fields of the Project.
The Consortium includes 3 SMEs (Accurat, LUST, sisu labs) and 3 Research Performers (T-Connect, IT4all, Technical Univeristy of Kosice).
Accurat s.r.l, Italy (Project Coordinator)
Accurat is an information design agency: we analyze data and contexts and we design analytical tools and visual narratives that provide awareness, comprehension and engagement.
Accurat was founded in 2011 by Giorgia Lupi, Simone Quadri and Gabriele Rossi.
We envision and identify new ways to structure information, revealing and addressing latent needs, desires and opportunities.
Basing our methods on the design thinking approach, we specialize in providing our clients with consultancies, services and products related to information design: focusing on how information is transforming networks, cultures, contexts and behaviors is an attempt to understand the future, a demonstration that it can be intercepted and designed.
Our staff has experience and expertise in strategic, conceptual and visual design, data science and interaction design and development.
We integrate our teams with a network of experienced international researchers and professionals: computer and data scientists, anthropologists and sociologists, artists and videomakers, web marketing agencies, screenwriters and journalists.
LUST is a multidisciplinary graphic design practice established in 1996 by Thomas Castro, Jeroen Barendse and Dimitri Nieuwenhuizen and based in The Hague, Netherlands. LUST works in a broad spectrum of media including traditional printwork and book design, abstract cartography and data-visualisations, new media and interactive installations, and architectural graphics. LUST’s design methodology is process- or generative-based, founded upon the development of an analytical process which leads eventually to an end-product that designs itself. Moreover, LUST is deeply interested in exploring new pathways for design at the cutting edge where new media and information technologies, architecture and urban systems and graphic design overlap. This fascination led to the establishment in 2010 of a new research-based media & technology studio called LUSTlab, as a platform for researching, generating hypotheses, and developing new theories and technologies in the fields of media, interactivity, and technology.
sisu labs (Spain)
sisu labs is a data science and technology firm that helps companies, marketers and brands get more out of their data by applying Natural Language Processing (NLP) and semantic analysis techniques to extract valuable business intelligence. sisu labs’s mission is to take the complexity out of text analysis by giving brands and marketers solutions that help them find meaning in the data deluge produced by social media.
sisu labs was founded in Barcelona in early 2013 by scientists and marketing professionals with a solid research background, demonstrated in the leadership of a number of European Commission-funded research projects in NLP, multi-lingual semantic analysis, text mining, data mining and real-time data processing and analysis.
T-Connect s.r.l. (Italy)
T-Connect is set up in AREA Science Park, in Trieste, one of the leading multi-sectoral Science Parks in Europe. T-Connect is a SME highly involved in research and development mainly focused on software design and implementation for mobile / wireless solutions.
IT4ALL (Association for the Promotion of Information on Science and Technology for All Countries) is an association whose mission is to promote the use of open source and Semantic web. Core activities consist in ideation and development of innovative business Intelligence related services and in designing software packages and providing training and technical assistance activities, Internationalisation, Technology Transfer and Innovation processes as well as offering Technology Assessment and participating in R&D National and International Projects. IT4ALL specific philosophy focuses on creating solutions that derive solely from data originating from Internet and exploiting its huge potential as information source. It4ALL objectives consist in the provision of solutions starting from the Internet and exploiting its huge potential as information source. IT4ALL has an expertise in the web information watch and user profiling activity which concretises into the research and development in the following areas: semantic web, text mining, knowledge discovery, web content extraction, content delivery, user profiling.
The Technical University of Košice (Slovakia)
The Technical University of Kosice is a public university established in 1952, currently has nine faculties and about 16,000 students, providing education (Bc, MSc, PhD) in a wide range of technical and non-technical branches. Staff of two faculties – the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Electrical Engineering – are members of the research team. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, the Department of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence has a strong record in applied research in the area of semantic technologies, knowledge management, ontology-based knowledge modelling, artificial intelligence, web technologies, e-government, data and text mining, business information systems; etc. The Involved staff members of the Faculty of Economics carry out research in socio-economic analysis of ICT applications, design and analysis of e-Business, e-Government, e-Procurement applications, trust building mechanisms in e-Business, knowledge management, Knowledge economy and Information society development; etc. Members of the research team have participated so far in 19 EU R&D projects mostly in the area of semantic technologies, semantic middleware, embedded systems, networked enterprises, knowledge management, electronic services in the area of e-Government and e-Business, etc.