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).
The Hungarian National Research, Development and Innovation Office (NRDI Office) organizes an English-language information day on the Horizon 2020 call for "Spreading excellence and widening participation" with the support of the European Commission.
The so-called "widening actions" within the Horizon 2020 framework are for Hungary of particular importance because with the Twinning, Teaming and ERA Chairs tenders the European Commission intends to contribute to increasing the performance of KFIs in the EU-13 countries.
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.