Big Data Made in Germany inspiring the US



Prof. Dr. Sören Auer


Prof. Dr. (Univ. Simon Bolivar) Maria-Esther Vidal, Alexandra Garatzogianni


Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)


June 2019 – November 2020


Today's networked world produces large amounts of data with great diversity in terms of volume and data sources, with data from Industry 4.0 and self-organized systems or services accounting for an ever-increasing share. The invention of new technologies in the field of Big Data therefore requires new know-how. A key path to the integration of value-added and digitisation systems and related services in Industry 4.0 is to support human decision making with automated digital algorithms. The gap between human cognitive abilities and the need to understand large amounts of data is widening and therefore requires technological support and specially trained personnel. BRIDGE-US aims to strengthen the required skills as a Big Data expert by commercializing the research in a comprehensive way. The project includes various activities ranging from different types of workshops, the presentation of a Big Data Award to the marketing of Big Data research Made in Germany through innovative promotional materials and activities in social networks. The focus is on research topics in the areas of supply chain management, logistics, smart cities and digital processes in the healthcare sector. In this project, joint German-American concepts are to be developed that complement each other and will be continued after the end of the project in order to develop project results sustainably.

The TIB provides support in the planning and implementation of the planned events and in the production of marketing materials.


  • Universität Siegen - Embedded Systems (Koordinator)
  • Petanux GmbH
  • Mississippi State University

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