Most technology branded as wearable that hits the market today is still in the form of dedicated electronic devices that users need to consciously wear. Well after the wave of enthusiasm following the launch of the first fitness trackers, smartwatches and smart glasses, new wearables are rarely unobtrusive and comfortable enough for being worn for prolonged periods of time. The CareWare project aimed at using electronic textiles to make a step towards fully unobtrusive wearable solutions suited for health and sports applications.

After a successful first edition dedicated to artificial intelligence, there will be a second edition of the Innoviris Team Up program. The topic of the 2018 Team Up call will be "Distributed and Decentralised Systems, the power of networks". The matchmaking event for the call will take place on 3 May.

In order to encourage innovation within young technological companies, the State Secretary for Scientific Research of the Brussels Capital Region is launching the eighth edition of the ‘Rise – Innovative Starters’ programme.

Data science can be very valuable to innovate within several domains, also for SMEs. The EluciDATA mastercourse provides pragmatic and industry-oriented sessions on data-driven innovation. During a special interactive, hands-on session on 31 May, participants will be guided in identifying the potential of solving a particular business challenge in a data-driven way and specifying the data innovation opportunities for their particular business context.

Recently Sirris’s Data Innovation Team participated in two networking events organised in the framework of the upcoming ECSEL call 2018 to find partners and new project proposals relevant for its network of companies. The Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking (ECSEL JU) is the public-private partnership for electronic components and systems, which financially supports research and innovation projects in this domain.

Digital companies use a number of business models, including the marketplace model and the advertisement model. In a meeting on 7 May we will figure out why the subscription model is one of the most used models. You will learn what this model involves and how it relates to other commonly used models.

The growing number of elderly persons is a challenge for our society. Thanks to user-friendly technologies they might be able to live independently at home for longer. In the context of the SMARTpro VIS project, Sirris set up three demonstrators illustrating the potential of combining data from different sources for advanced localisation and activity monitoring based on the technological developments realised within the project.

Nowadays, a wide variety of algorithms is available in different data analytics libraries and toolkits. Therefore, when it comes to choosing an algorithm, the question is not whether an algorithm exists to solve your problem, but rather which one best fits the data science problem you are trying to solve. The next session of the EluciDATA mastercourse on 26 April will focus on choosing the right algorithm for the right task.

How can you adopt a healthier position at work by means of smart textiles and wearable intelligence? In the context of the SMARTpro VIS project, Sirris set up three demonstrators illustrating the potential of combining data from different sources for advanced localisation and activity monitoring based on the technological developments realised within this project.

Next Generation Internet (NGI), a key priority in the H2020 ICT work programme 2018-2020, will ensure a more human-centric Internet, supporting European values of openness, cooperation across borders, decentralisation, inclusiveness, transparency and protection of privacy.