BASF SE is the world’s leading chemical company combining economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The company operates six Verbund sites and 338 additional production sites worldwide with the Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany being the world’s largest integrated chemical complex. In 2015 BASF spent more than €1.9 billion on research and development worldwide, with two thirds expended in Europe. On a global scale, more than 10,000 BASF employees are engaged in research and development, with currently 4,500 employed at BASF SE. BASF will be involved with BiD4BEST through its dedicated Advanced Business Analytics team, who are responsible for providing data-driven innovative solutions in business and operations with applications ranging from production and supply chain management to marketing and finance.
Mango Solutions has been empowering organisations to make informed decisions using data science and advanced analytics since 2002. In addition to delivering data science projects for some of the world’s best-known companies, Mango also offers a comprehensive range of training and upskilling programmes for all user levels to help organisations build a successful data science capability internally
The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (MPG) is Germany’s research organisation for basic research and covers a broad range of scientific disciplines. The Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) currently hosts a total of 514 employees, including 91 junior scientists and PhD students. The High Energy Astrophysics Group (HEG) of MPE, carries out space hardware programmes, including the development of X-ray detectors and optics. The group contributed to the development of the Chandra and the XMM Newton X-ray telescopes and completed the assembly, testing and calibration of the eROSITA X-ray telescope launched in July 2019. The HEG is a leading institute in the Athena X-ray observatory of ESA current due to launch in the early 2030s. The group is also involved in a number of ground-based projects including SDSS-IV/V, VISTA and 4MOST which support the space programme.
Nature Astronomy, is a Nature Research journal aimed at astronomers, astrophysicists and planetary scientists. The journal publishes the latest exciting research as well commissioned content, including reviews, comments and research highlights in order to highlight topical areas of interest and bring prominence to the respective communities. The world-leading experience of Nature Astronomy and its editors in communication and dissemination will maximise the interconnection and visibility of BiD4BEST, while also offering valuable training to the early stage researchers participating in the network.
OmegaLambdaTec is a Munich based leading Data Science and AI Start-up, developing customised pioneering Smart Data and Physical Analytics solutions for customers in the energy, utility and industry sectors. OmegaLambdaTec provides end-to-end B2B services ranging from AI Use Case Definition Workshops to fully implemented real-time Smart Data solutions for key business areas. Their highly demanded and trending cross-industry solutions include data-driven forecasting, anomaly detection, Digital Twin Simulations und simulation-based optimization challenges applied to the fields of Smarty Energy, Smart City and Industry. In the next development and growth phase OmegaLambdaTec will be focusing on the development of market ready, scalable, fully automatised Software as a Service (SaaS) products.
Founded in 1667, the Observatorie de Paris – PSL is the largest research centre for astronomy in France. It is also a key player in the development of major astronomical projects, and has collaborated with international space agencies on large space missions including Cassini, Rosetta, Gaia, and more recently Solar Orbiter, Mars2020, JUICE, as well as on very large ground-based research infrastructures such as the European ELT, CTA and SKA and NenuFAR for low frequency radio astronomy.
The Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma (OAR) is part of the National Institute for Astrophysics, comprising of 16 research units spread over the Italian territory. OAR hosts about 50 staff scientists working in the fields of solar astronomy, stellar astrophysics, galaxy and AGN evolution, clusters of galaxies and cosmology, high-energy physics. OAR plays a crucial role in the operation and preparation of present and future international facilities including ESO, LBT, CTA and SKA. Researchers in OAR are also involved in various ESA and NASA space missions.
PreWarp is a young AI company applying machine learning and mathematical optimisation techniques to help fashion brands produce accurate demand forecasts to minimise waste, develop price optimisation algorithms, and ultimately enable the fashion industry to be more sustainable.
SIMUNE is a company expert in atomistic simulations. The company offers its services to leading industrial, academic and research customers who work with materials such as semiconductors, energy storage, and new compounds. SIMUNE trains researchers on atomic scale simulation techniques, cooperating with them in complex simulation challenges and giving them professional support in order to accelerate and optimize material design processes. SIMUNE was launched as a joint venture of a group of scientific experts and CIC nanoGUNE, the Basque Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center, and is based at the nanoGUNE facilities in Donostia – San Sebastián, Spain.