Explore the latest events attended/hosted by the CMCL team.

Science in the age of AI

Toby Greenwood (CMCL) and Dr Jiaru Bai (UoC) represented The World Avatar™ at the Royal Society on the 28th May. The event was held to celebrate the release of the recent ‘Science in the age of AI’ report, and a range of organisations, government departments, and people with an interest in novel applications of AI attended.

The report can be read here and covers a range of contentious topics with input from a diverse group of experts.

OntoTrans Month 48

OntoTrans, a EU Horizon 2020 project is reaching its final concluding months, where years of intense work comes to fruition. Month 48 consortium meeting of the project was held on 19-20 March 2024 in Freiburg, Germany, to mark this milestone, and to discuss the status of the technical development in the project along with the execution of industrial challenges (Apps) in the project, and to lay out plans for the exploitation activities in the remaining time of the project.

As a part of the event, CMCL presented the progress on the Steel Section Mill user case in collaboration with ArcelorMittal to realise key objectives namely time-to-market, digitalisation and decarbonisation via introduction of its advanced digital workflow to gain more insight into the relationship between mechanical properties of steel beams and the underlying process parameters. Through a live demo, the integration between the execution of the user case and the OntoTrans Open Translation Environment was demonstrated. Further updates regarding the tools developed to enable semantic interoperability in this user case were also presented. Such demonstrations help showcase the benefits of the OntoTrans platform for the end users and provide an example of how the proposed approach in Industrial Translation can help tackle real-world industrial challenges.

It’s great to be part of the OntoTrans team, and see the progression of the system Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) as a result of the collaboration.

Connected Places Summit 2024

Toby Greenwood represented CMCL at the Connected Places Summit 2024, run by Connected Places Catapult. It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces, and equally exciting to make new connections.

A diverse range of industries were present, and plenty of cross-sector discussions were had! These reaffirmed the value of The World Avatar‘s interoperable and agnostic approach.

The CReDo project was well represented, where the direction of the project and exciting upcoming developments were showcased.

A huge thank you to the events/comms team at CPC for continuing to organise and deliver top quality events. They continue to be invaluable spaces to network and connect.

European R&I Days 2024

As a part of the Research and Innovation Week, the 2024 edition of the European Research and Innovation Days was held on 20-21 March 2024 at Tour and Taxis in Brussels. The flagship event gathered researchers, policymakers, industrial representatives and the general public to discuss the status of the Research and Innovation in the continent.

We are happy to have had the opportunity to join delegates and stakeholders from across Europe, to discuss our contributions to the Research and Innovation through our engagement in the Collaborative research initiatives.

In particular, our collaborative research efforts in digitalisation and decarbonisation fields, including the coordination of the actvities in the Digital Open Marketplace Ecosystem (DOME) 4.0 and providing the technical knowledge graph based framework for the Climate Resilience Demonstrator CReDo project were discussed with the delegates, emphasising on the importance of the data FAIRness (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability) and sharing, as well as the climate resilience in a greener, fairer and more competitive Europe.

At CMCL, we are keen to collaborate towards accelerating Research and Innovation to help build a greener, fairer, and more competitive future. Engage with us to know more about CMCL’s digitalisation and decarbonisation solutions to realise such a future.

Digital Twins Cities Conference

We are pleased to announce that our CEO, Dr Amit Bhave, will be attending the Digital Twins Cities Conference in Gothenburg on the 28th November and delivering a Keynote Speech: Connecting digital twins for a shared understanding, Powered by The World Avatar™:

‘In the world of digital twins, overcoming data silos, cross-domain accountability, and interoperability hurdles is crucial. Amit will dive into these challenges and unveil the latest developments and use cases in enabling semantic interoperability across sectors, powered by The World Avatar™ approach’.

National Grid ESO Markets Forum

It was great to have attended the National Grid ESO Markets Forum event on the 8th November. Seeing the progress that has been made, and the ambitious targets for the energy system in the years to come really highlighted the need for innovation and transformation across the industry.

CMCL believe that the transformative power of data is unlocked through cross-sector interoperability and collaboration, and we are following the development of a Future Systems Operator (FSO) with great interest.

Highways UK 2023

Toby Greenwood and Oisín Peppard represented CMCL at Highways UK 2023, networking and exploring innovations across the industry. Oisín has been leading CMCL’s work exploring the connections between the transport sector and others, as part of a Transport Research and Innovation project run by Connected Places Catapult and the Department for Transport.

CReDo, the collaborative Climate Resilience Demonstrator project was mentioned during an interesting session – ‘Accelerating change: Leveraging tech and innovation for the roads of the future’ when Dr Wolfgang Schuster and Mark Enzer highlighted the project as a leading example of a cross-sectoral approach.

The sessions and the ensuing discussions on the benefits of enabling interoperability resonated with our semantic digitalisation approach for assisting challenge owners.

DOME 4.0 Second Hackathon

On 10-12 October 2023, the second public Industrial Engagement Open Day and Hackathon of the Digital Open Marketplace Ecosystem (DOME) 4.0 project was held at Simcenter premises in Leuven, BE.

Invited speakers from large and small industries across Europe presented their views, success stories and pain points on how to enable data interoperability and data sharing at the Industrial Engagement Open Day event, which concluded with lively discussions over a panel Q&A.

The second hackathon’s theme was “onboarding”, in which the latest state of the DOME 4.0 platform along with technical advancements on enabling onboarding of data providers, data consumers and data service providers to the platform were presented to the participants via presentations and interactive sessions covering nine B2B showcases in the project. Two fully dedicated hack sessions were also included in the agenda, in which the participants were provided hands-on experience of developing platform connectors. This event particularly enjoyed participation from graduate students in material science and engineering, and we hope to have contributed to the training of next generation of scientists and engineers in the field.

As a special part of the Hackathon, the innovation Centre in Digital Molecular Technologies (iDMT) was also onboarded to the DOME 4.0 platform as its first external participant during one of the hands-on hack sessions.

This event and onboarding experience of the first external participant to the platform marked a milestone in the project, showcasing the progress of the research platform. We are excited to see such developments and look forward to continue working with the partners to make the project a success.

Massive thanks, firstly to our partner the Siemens Digital Industries Software for smooth organisation and hosting the event, to all partners and invited speakers for their insights and to all participants of the event for their contributions. We are already looking forward to meeting all of you in the third (and the final) hackathon supported by the project in 2024.