EXCELL foresees the collaboration of academics from 4 European countries (Hungary, Germany, UK, Belgium) in the multidisciplinary topic of Big Data Applications for Cyber-Physical Systems in Production and Logistics Networks. The main scientific and innovation focus of EXCELL was devised both from world-wide tendencies and local requirements (expressed by the regional smart specialization strategies-S3), departing from the present competences of the cooperating partners (SZTAKI, Fraunhofer-FIT, Aston and KU Leuven).
A very successful EXCELL Kick-off meeting was held on 13th and 14th of January 2016 at the premises of the Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary.
In total twelve participants attended the meeting which included representatives from all partner organisations across the four participating countries. During the meeting, the team discussed the key work packages, milestones and deliverables and also agreed on the staff exchanges schedule and the working procedures within the project.
The main strategic objectives of EXCELL are:
(1) Progress in research quality,
(2) Enhance human capital,
(3) Increase potential for technology transfer and cooperation with industry,
(4) Foster international collaboration and better integration in the European Research Area, and
(5) Contribute to better public understanding of science and scientific literacy.