Call for Applications: Machines for Machine Intelligence

Garages hold a special place in the history of tech. They are the beginning of great things; a place where game-changing innovations are born and incubated. Machine Intelligence Garage is a programme that helps businesses access the computation power and expertise they need to develop and build machine learning and Artificial Intelligence solutions.
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Call for Applications: Augmented reality facial hair styling challenge

P&G, international manufacturer of Gillette and Braun brands, is looking for a partner to provide a realistic solution to help men make an informed choice as to which facial hair style is right for them and then help them achieve the desired style at home by giving easy to follow, real time guidance on the best hair removal steps and techniques to achieve the chosen style.
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Call for Applications: Spark.me Startup Competition

Spark.me Startup Competition offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to the winning team to present their idea in a TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2019 Startup Alley, where “over 1,200 pre-series A startups and sponsors across all verticals will be showcasing their latest tech products, platforms, and services“.
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Call for Proposals: The ESA Copernicus 2.0 Challenge

The ESA Copernicus 2.0 Challenge is looking for solutions that reflect the upcoming “golden era” in Earth Observation by demonstrating how new trends in EO can work together with the traditional EO satellites. Copernicus 2.0 will rely on a combination of large and traditional satellites with SmallSats. Constellations of NanoSats, HAPS (High Altitude Platform Stations) and drones are certain to become important contributors of EO data, complementing the more traditional fleet of the Copernicus Sentinels and Contributing Missions
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Towards Smart Agriculture using FIWARE Enablers

In this work is presented some preliminary results regarding the modules related to IoT, event processing, situational awareness and data harmonization that are being researched in the scope of vf-OS to achieve holistic solution for industries, specifically targeting the agriculture domain.

Disease Detection in Tree Leaves and Fruits using Image Processing Techniques

In this paper, we detect the tree leaves and fruits disease using image processing techniques. In this paper apple, grapes and pomegranate disease are detected. The apple diseases are apple scab, apple rot, Marssonina leaf blotch, black rot canker, apple mosaic. The grape diseases are black rot, powdery mildew, downy mildew, anthracnose, bacterial leaf spot, and rust. The pomegranate diseases are bacterial blight, aspergillus fruit rot, anthracnose, cercospora fruit spot, cescospora leaf spot.

Call for Applications: Startup World Cup 2019

Startup World Cup ("SWC") offers innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for startup ecosystems around the world. This platform consists of a global series of startup conferences and competitions that bring together phenomenal startups, VCs, and world-class tech CEOs.
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EU Call for Proposals: Information and promotion about the sustainable aspect of rice production

The objective is to highlight the sustainable aspect of rice sector. Rice production in Europe has a particular environmental dimension, being at the heart of the preservation of certain wetlands. Rice cultivation is a sensitive and specific practice at European level, since it is produced in areas where there are few crop alternatives. Its preservation and improvement contribute to the sustainability of rice producing regions, by playing an active role in maintaining rural areas, protecting nature and preserving biodiversity. Actions shall highlight the environmental sustainability of the production, stressing its beneficial role for climate action and the environment.
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A low-cost and open-source platform for automated imaging

Remote monitoring of plants using hyperspectral imaging has become an important tool for the study of plant growth, development, and physiology. Many applications are oriented towards use in field environments to enable non-destructive analysis of crop responses due to factors such as drought, nutrient deficiency, and disease, e.g., using tram, drone, or airplane mounted instruments.

Can developing nations compete in a digital world?

People want in on e-commerce for simple reasons - choice, ease, speed, cost, convenience. Yet not everyone benefits equally, especially in least developed countries.

EUREKA Call for Proposals: Joint R&D projects on Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Technology

EUREKA (www.eurekanetwork.org) is an intergovernmental organisation for market-driven industrial R&D. It is a decentralised network facilitating the coordination of national funding on R&D&I, aiming to boost the productivity & competitiveness industries. Following a bottom-up approach with projects being of technological area with a civilian purpose, EUREKA has been the driving force of innovation in Europe for over 30 years.
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Call for Applications: 2019 Pitching Den Competition

Pitching Den invites high-growth early-stage startups from all over the world to pitch their innovative business solutions to a well-rounded panel of venture capitalists, angel investors and business development experts, and to compete for investment, maximum media exposure and networking opportunities with enablers and sponsors.
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AI-powered software a game-changer for 3D graphics

The consumption of 3D content is facing exponential growth. As the supply of 3D artists and content is not meeting demand, something has got to give, and industries are crying out for disruption. One EU project created the world’s first AI powered ArtEngine automating up to 80-90 % of the time-consuming and expensive parts of a 3D artist’s scan-based workflow.

Call for Proposals: The Robotic Vision Challenges - The Probabilistic Object Detection

Our first challenge requires participants to detect objects in video data produced from high-fidelity simulations. The novelty of this challenge is that participants are rewarded for providing accurate estimates of both spatial and semantic uncertainty for every detection using probabilistic bounding boxes. Accurate spatial and semantic uncertainty estimates are rewarded by our newly developed probability-based detection quality (PDQ) measure. Full details about this new measure are available in our arxiv paper.
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Smartbins: Using Intelligent Harvest Baskets to Estimate the Stages of Berry Harvesting

This article proposes the use of Smartbins, intelligent harvest baskets with sensors to collect weight, temperature, and vibration data. Combined analysis of the variables collected, using machine learning algorithms, allows the system to estimate which stage the basket is at with an accuracy of 80%, and to assess whether the fruit has been exposed to situations that could affect its shelf life.

Call for Projects: Concrete and innovative solutions for a better organization of our world

The Paris Peace Forum calls on all organizations to bring concrete and innovative solutions that tackle global challenges and to present them at the second edition of its annual event.
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NVIDIA Announces Jetson Nano, $99 Tiny NVIDIA CUDA-X AI Computer

Unveiled at the GPU Technology Conference by NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang, Jetson Nano comes in two versions — the $99 devkit for developers, makers and enthusiasts and the $129 production-ready module for companies looking to create mass-market edge systems. Jetson Nano supports high-resolution sensors, can process many sensors in parallel and can run multiple modern neural networks on each sensor stream. It also supports many popular AI frameworks, making it easy for developers to integrate their preferred models and frameworks into the product.

Call for Proposals: System able to measure the salinity and pollution level

The challenge is aimed at finding/developing a system able to measure the salinity and pollution level. In particular, the system shall provide information to improve cleaning activities in terms of a better planning and workforce management. The “desiderata” is an equipment or sensor which can alarm when the salinity or pollution levels exceeds the standard threshold.
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EU Call for Proposals: The TRA VISIONS 2020 YOUNG RESEARCHER COMPETITION

The TRA VISIONS 2020 YOUNG RESEARCHER COMPETITION is aimed at University and Technical Institutes young researchers pursuing bachelor degrees and higher. The competition presents an opportunity for young researchers to showcase their work on an international stage at the Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2020 Conference between the 27th and 30th of April 2020 in Helsinki.
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Call for Projects: PoweredByTF 2.0 Challenge!

Use our alpha release of TensorFlow 2.0 to do something nifty: build a model, a mobile or web application, an art installation, or something else entirely! The sky is the limit - and creativity is encouraged. We're excited to see what you build!
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Call for Proposals: Core Infrastructure Fund to strengthen internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the internet

The Core Infrastructure Fund supports the ‘building block’ technologies, infrastructures, and communities relied upon by digital security and circumvention tools strengthening internet freedom, digital security, and the overall health of the internet.
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EU Call for Proposals: Digital security, privacy and personal data protection in multimodal transport

In critical vertical sectors/domains, cybersecurity technologies deployed in several application domains should be aligned to the specific domain needs, linking the demand and supply sides for such cyber technologies. In the context of an increased digitization and also of growing complexity of cyber-attacks, there are certain sectors/subsectors identified as critical from the point of view of cybersecurity needs in the NIS Directive: energy (electricity, oil, gas), transport (air transport, rail transport, water transport, road transport), banking, financial market infrastructures, health sector (health care settings, including hospitals and private clinics), drinking water supply and distribution, and digital infrastructure. These sectors are important customers of cybersecurity solutions; hence it is of outmost importance to facilitate the engagement of end-users towards defining and providing sector-specific common requirements about digital security, privacy and personal data protection. Building security, privacy and personal data protection by design and by default, principles and standards should be clearly defined to protect the critical infrastructures in these sectors and ensure personal data integrity and confidentiality.
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Detection of Fir Trees (Abies sibirica) Damaged by the Bark Beetle in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Images with Deep Learning

Invasion of the Polygraphus proximus Blandford bark beetle causes catastrophic damage to forests with firs (Abies sibirica Ledeb) in Russia, especially in Central Siberia. Determining tree damage stage based on the shape, texture and colour of tree crown in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) images could help to assess forest health in a faster and cheaper way.

EU-funded initiative has developed analytical techniques for determining the authenticity of organic produce

An EU-funded initiative has developed analytical techniques for determining the authenticity of organic produce following the dramatic growth of the organic food sector.

Call for Proposals: Environment, Energy & Health Challenge

DLR is looking for innovative ideas that use Earth observation data to drive the sustainable management of our limited natural resources and foster human well-being. In addition to using Copernicus data and other Earth observation satellite data, participants are encouraged to supplement their ideas with other sources of data, such as information generated by crowd-sourcing, social media or in-situ measurements. Ideas should support professionals working in these areas, inform the public, or empower public authorities to take action and solve issues on a local, national, or global scale.
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Don't Miss These 5 Must-See Bitcoin Documentaries

Adoption is important for the sustained growth and evolution of cryptocurrency. This is why there are so many learning materials available for new and old users to see the true extent of global Bitcoin use and its continued development. Watching Bitcoin documentaries is an easy way to learn all of this, and there are many such documentaries on the internet. These are the top 5 Bitcoin documentaries based on critical reception, awards, and content quality.

Call for nominations: The United Nation’s Young Champions of the Earth 2019

The 2019 Young Champions of the Earth will be given a platform to become change agents, protecting the environment through their revolutionary ideas and radical innovation for people, planet and even for profit.
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EU's Call for Proposals: An empowering, inclusive Next Generation Internet

The objective is to support actions on smarter, open, trusted and personalised learning solutions to optimise digital learning and to allow learners to engage and interact with content and with peers.
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Call for applications: 2019 SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development

Are you part of a small and growing eco-inclusive enterprise that continues to deliver environmental, social and economic benefits to your target markets?
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Augmented Virtual Reality: Combining Crowd Sensing and Social Data Mining with Large-Scale Simulation Using Mobile Agents for Future Smart Cities

Augmented reality is well known for extending the real world by adding computer-generated perceptual information and overlaid sensory information. In contrast, simulation worlds are commonly closed and rely on artificial sensory information generated by the simulator program or using data collected off-line. In this work, a new simulation paradigm is introduced, providing augmented virtuality by integrating crowd sensing and social data mining in simulation worlds by using mobile agents.

Modern Biotechnology for Agricultural Development in Colombia

Here is presented how modern biotechnology is an important ally as a wide range of technologies and innovative systems can be applied where they are most needed: for increasing cultivation productivity, resisting both biotic and abiotic factors, and ensuring food safety. In this study is showed evidence with regard to significant benefits of adopting biotechnological crops to contribute to food safety and how they are already being implemented in both developed and developing countries. Using modern technology, there are open opportunities for the country in search of circular bio-based economy, strengthen its food sovereignty and to serve as an agricultural breadbasket to Latin America and the World.

Innovation landscape for a renewable-powered future

The integration of solar and wind power poses specific challenges as system operators pursue low-carbon investments and long-term energy sustainability. As these variable renewable energy (VRE) sources reach high shares of power generation, power systems must be increasingly flexible to maintain the balance of supply and demand over each day or year.

Call for Proposals: Airbus Sobloo Multi-Data Challenge

Airbus Defence and Space together with sobloo are looking for solutions that use both Copernicus and Airbus Earth Observation data to deliver new services and/or applications that provide insight and have impact on areas like Natural Resources Consumption, Agriculture, Forestry, Maritime, Defence & Security and Smart Cities. Participants with solutions for other markets are also eligible to enter the Challenge. Solutions should be technically operational, compatible with Airbus and Copernicus EO data and provide valuable information to the end users.
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Call for Proposals: Innovative and transformative use of social accountability to solve critical governance and development challenges

The focus of this CfP will be “Innovative and transformative use of social accountability to solve critical governance and development challenges”. Specific themes are being prioritized for each country, following a menu based on the GPSA’s mission and track record.
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Call for Proposals: BayWa Smart Farming Challenge

BayWa is looking for innovative solutions that use new technologies, ideas and products to support sustainable agriculture. As the global population continues to grow every year, so too does the demand for agricultural products. To continue feeding the world without damaging the environment is one of the greatest challenges faced by society, and can only be achieved by increasing the efficiency and sustainability of agricultural production. BayWa invites submissions that look to tackle this challenge by combining satellite data with other data sources in an innovative and commercially viable way, and where possible, by using machine learning/artificial intelligence to process the data.
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Waste Coffee Ground Biochar: A Material for Humidity Sensors

Worldwide consumption of coffee exceeds 11 billion tons/year. Used coffee grounds end up as landfill. However, the unique structural properties of its porous surface make coffee grounds popular for the adsorption of gaseous molecules. In the present work, we demonstrate the use of coffee grounds as a potential and cheap source for biochar carbon

HOLMeS: eHealth in the Big Data and Deep Learning Era

The aim of this paper is to introduce the HOLMeS (health online medical suggestions) system: A particular big data platform aiming at supporting several eHealth applications. As its main novelty/functionality, HOLMeS exploits a machine learning algorithm, deployed on a cluster-computing environment, in order to provide medical suggestions via both chat-bot and web-app modules, especially for prevention aims.

Robotic Farmers in Agriculture

As per Euro monitor intersection of robotics, artificial intelligence, analytics and machines for precision farming is one of the top ndustry’s top opportunities. In Europe, Spanish company called Agrobot has developed a strawberry farming robot. It uses up to 24 robotic arms to pick fruit and is capable of autonomous navigation.

EU Call for Proposals: Bioclimatic approaches for improving energy performance in buildings in Africa and Europe

Proposals should study the performance of a selection of European and African local bioclimatic building designs, local construction materials and techniques to determine how they could be utilized to increase the energy performance, living quality and sustainability of buildings in targeted geographical zones in Africa and their climatic and socio-economic conditions. Proposals should promote innovations, including bioclimatic approaches, to enable adaptation of local materials and techniques to current building design and construction practices and lifestyles. They should include maximizing passive cooling, passive ventilation, natural light gains and suitability for specific local climate conditions (e.g. stark rains). They should investigate how sustainable supply chains of local materials could be established or improved to cope with fast paces of construction, contributing to the support of local businesses. They should foster exchange and mutual learning between European and African stakeholders (policy-makers, architects, auditors, building sector private companies) for better regulation and implementation of locally adapted bioclimatic construction approaches.
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Registration Opens for New Commercial Space Studies Program at Florida Tech

Enroll today to be part of the inaugural class of the Commercial Space Studies graduate certificate program, hosted by the International Space University-Center for Space Entrepreneurship (ISU-CSE) at Florida Tech. The only graduate-level certificate of its kind in the U.S., this program gives master's students and young professionals from around the world the chance to gain valuable insights about the emerging commercial space industry from some of the world's top experts.
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