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Cybernetica signs grant agreement with European Commission to boost bioeconomy productivity

23. Nov 2016

Cybernetica has signed a grant agreement with European Commission to
participate in the consortium for Data-Driven Bioeconomy (DataBio). The
consortium connects 48 organisations across Europe, Cybernetica being
the only participant from Estonia.

According to Dr. Margus Freudenthal, lead architect for DataBio in
Cybernetica, the aim of the project is to assess how European bioeconomy
could gain from implementing technological capabilities and to provide
practical applications. „The main role for Cybernetica is to demonstrate
how the use of interoperability, which today is perceived mainly as the
enabler for e-Government services, can also be implemented in other
domains,“ Dr Freudenthal explains.

The main goal of DataBio is to show the benefits of Big Data
technologies in the raw material production for the bioeconomy industry
through several objectives: building a versatile DataBio platform,
ensuring efficient utilisation of existing data sets, ensuring
wide-spread use of DataBio platform technologies in agriculture,
forestry and fishery sectors, opening the possibilities for European ICT
and Earth Observation (EO) companies to participate in the global
BigData market  and to ensure interoperability and easy setup of new
multivendor applications utilising the DataBio platform.

„We have implemented our UXP technology to build interoperability
ecosystems in several countries, to facilitate efficiency and
transparency within the government. DataBio allows us to demonstrate
that utilising the same principles in agriculture, forestry and fishery
sectors to enable data-driven decisionmaking, dramatically increases
productivity and has measurable impact to both the economy and the
environment,“ Dr. Freudenthal says.

The project proposal estimates the possible growth of productivity of
target sectors to up to 20%, while positively affecting related
industries as well.

DataBio project is funded under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework
Programme for Research and Innovation.

UXP (Unified eXchange Platform) is Cybernetica’s interoperability
technology which allows secure data exchange between organisations and
has been implemented as the e-Government backbone in several 
countries, most notably as the core technology for Estonia’s X-Road.