Horizon Cloud – The Forum for Strategy Focused Cloud Stakeholders

Horizon Cloud – The Forum for Strategy Focused Cloud Stakeholders

Project Acronym: H-CLOUD
Project Full Name: Horizon Cloud – The Forum for Strategy Focused Cloud Stakeholders
Duration: 24 months
Sector: Cloud Computing / Information and Communication Technologies
Programme: Horizon2020
Websitehttps://www.h-cloud.eu
About: Almost everyday we witness the rise of new cloud technologies, services and solutions. Despite the existing gap, with the US giants the European Cloud Community (ECC) is growing and leading the creation of Single Digital Market in Europe. Still, to strength such market, its fragmentation needs to be reduced. Beyond that, European market is largely dominated by SME that are struggling to adopt cloud services (beyond email and cloud storage) to innovate their business due to the lack of “cloud-culture” and trust toward cloud services. European Commission is leading a number of key actions (e.g. GDPR) to overcome these and other barriers, but it requires the help and the support of the ECC, in terms of a common technology vision, policies and recommendations.
While strengthening the Digital Market is beyond the capabilities of European research funding programmes, a clear  mandate is to lead the definition of the Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda for Cloud Computing that should provide recommendations and strategies to guide the future of European Cloud services and their market regulations. H-Cloud addresses this challenge by creating a sustainable forum of stakeholders representing the Cloud Computing research, industry and users with the aim to define a common vision for the future of Cloud Computing in Europe.
Based on the outcomes of previous actions, H-Cloud will establish the ECC forum as a live community of organisations and individuals that will collaborate around different themes with the aim of addressing challenges and opportunities at research, technological, policy, standardisation and organisational level. The creation of a common vision on Cloud Computing, will be the key to unlock the potential of Cloud Computing to support the creation of a Digital Single Market. Through an open governance model and valuable incentives, H-Cloud will ensure that ECC Forum will outlast the project duration, becoming a valuable asset of the whole ECC.
Enabling better science through state of the art biomolecular software

Enabling better science through state of the art biomolecular software

Project Acronym: Bio-Excel 2
Project Full Name: Centre of Excellence for Computational Biomolecular Research
Duration: 2019-2021
Sector: Research in Exascale computing
Programme: Horizon2020
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bioexcel.eu
About:Computational modelling and simulation techniques have long since become crucial tools for Life Science researchers. Powerful and sophisticated software packages are critically important for fundamental and applied research, including industrial development, in particular in the areas of drug design, biotechnology, food and chemical industries. At the same time, compared with some other disciplines, data and computing e-Infrastructure is under-utilized in the Life Sciences, and many advanced techniques are not routinely applied owing to limited experience.
Thus, our mission is to enable scientists to fully exploit the power of data and computing e-infrastructure by providing support to non-experts and advanced users; improving the performance and functionality of key applications; and developing user-friendly computational workflows.

Acrosslimits’ Role: As leaders of the Business Development and Exploitation workpackage, AcrossLimits will be looking at different ways of making the results coming out of the project sustainable as well as where possible, seeking and developing commercial routes.

ICT Tools for Diagnosis of Autoimmune Disease Coeliac

ICT Tools for Diagnosis of Autoimmune Disease Coeliac

Project Acronym: ITAMA
Project Full Name: ICT Tools for Diagnosis of Autoimmune Diseases in the Mediterranean Area
Duration: 2018-2020
Sector: eHealth
Programme: Italia-Malta Interreg 2014-2020
Email: [email protected]

About: The main focus of the project is the creation of a database and innovative ICT Tools to support the diagnosis of autoimmune diseases, in this case focusing on coeliac disease and the implementation of Technology Transfer services of these ICT tools towards SME’s. The ambitious project aims to screen over 22,000 children from Malta and Sicily in order to validate a new testing kit for coeliac disease and an AI-based Decision Support System to be able to help medical professionals in their diagnoses. The partners of this project are the Mater Dei Hospital and AcrossLimits from Malta and the University of Palermo and Messina from Sicily in collaboration also with the Sicilian Regional Authority for Health.

Acrosslimits’ Role: AcrossLimits is the communication leader and one of the technical partners in this project who will build the Graphical User Interface to be used both by medical professionals and policy makers on the Decision Support System software. In addition, AcrossLimits will push the exploitation and potential commercialisation of the software developed.

Weight Strengths-based Coaching for Weight Literacy

Weight Strengths-based Coaching for Weight Literacy

Project Acronym: Weight Matters
Project Full Name: Weight Matters: Strengths-based Coaching for Weight Literacy
Duration: 24 months (2018-2019)
Sector: Healthy living/social exclusion
Programme: Erasmus Plus – Strategic Partnerships

Project Number: 2017-UK01-KA202-036623
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.weightmatters.eu
About: The main objectives of Weight Matters are to improve both the physical health and psychological wellbeing of people from lower socioeconomic groups who are normally at risk of social and health exclusion, by supporting them to develop skills and strategies for weight literacy. In addition, Weight Matters will run a set of its Weight Free Groups specifically for groups of women from lower socioeconomic groups, who may face additional challenges and barriers to weight literacy.
AcrossLimits’ Role: Acrosslimits’ role in the project is the piloting of the Weight Matters training programme, the website and overall dissemination of the project.

Revival Entrepreneurship through Second Chance

Revival Entrepreneurship through Second Chance

Project Acronym: 2REVIVE
Project Full Name: Revival Entrepreneurship through Second Chance
Duration: 24 months (2017-2019)
Sector: Entrepreneurship
Programme: Erasmus Plus – Strategic Partnerships
Project Number: 2017-1-PL01-KA202-038525
Email: [email protected]
Website: 2revive.eu
About: The current situation in Europe places ex-entrepreneurs in a tough environment, not only from a regulatory point of view, but also from a psychological and societal point of view. There is a widespread perception about the stigma of failure and the fear of punitive sanctions, as well as practical difficulties faced by formerly bankrupt entrepreneurs, that hinder them from again being entrepreneurs. The main aim of the project is to support the development of second-chance entrepreneurship in different ways, thus helping them to restart their business successfully.
AcrossLimits’ Role: The main role of Acrosslimits in this project is as technical partners and also in piloting the online course that will be produced.

Harmonising skills of graduates and skills required by employers for faster insertion of adults achieving their career goals

Harmonising skills of graduates and skills required by employers for faster insertion of adults achieving their career goals

Project Acronym:Path for Career

Project Full Name: Harmonising skills of graduates and skills required by employers for faster insertion of adults achieving their career goals
Duration: 2018-2020
Sector: Strategic partnership in Adult Education

Programme: Erasmus Plus – Strategic Partnerships

Project Number: 2018-1-RO01-KA204-049513

About: Finding a solution for faster insertion of adults and achieving career goals by harmonizing the skills of graduates with those required by employers.

Acrosslimits’ Role: Dissemination Committee Coordinators and game developers.

Next Generation Women Technology Entrepreneurs

Next Generation Women Technology Entrepreneurs

Project Acronym: BizMiz
Project Full Name: Next Generation Women Technology Entrepreneurs – BizMiz
Duration: 2019-2021
Sectors: Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education, Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Innovation

Programme: Erasmus Plus – Strategic Partnerships

Project Number: 2018-1-UK01-KA202-047909

Email: [email protected]

Website: bizmiz.eu

About: BizMiz aims to empower women to develop high-quality skills and digital competence, that will support them to achieve their full potential as next generation women technology entrepreneurs

Acrosslimits’ Role: AcrossLimits are responsible for the production of the entrepreneurship, digital and social media literacy curriculum resources.

Foster European Active Citizenship & Sustainability Through Ecological Thinking by NGO’s

Foster European Active Citizenship & Sustainability Through Ecological Thinking by NGO’s

Project Acronym: NGEnvironment
Project Full Name: Foster European Active Citizenship & Sustainability Through Ecological Thinking by NGO’s – NGEnvironment
Duration: 2018-2021
Sector: Strategic Partnership.

Programme: Erasmus Plus – Strategic Partnerships.

Project Number: 2018-1-DE02-KA204-005014

Email: [email protected]

Website: ngenvironment-project.eu

About: To encourage and boost NGO leadership among a relevant number of communities, with the concurrent results in the form of contributions to help solving environmental issues at the European level, while creating green and social jobs, alleviating social exclusion and poverty, and promoting citizenship.

Acrosslimits’ Role: AcrossLimits will lead the production of the online platform and observatory whilst also developing the project branding strategy.

Innovative Open Data Education and Training based on PBL and Learning Analytics

Innovative Open Data Education and Training based on PBL and Learning Analytics

Project Acronym: ODEdu
Project Full Name: Innovative Open Data Education and Training based on PBL and Learning Analytics
Duration: 2016-2019
Sector: Education and Training
Programme: ERASMUS + KA2

Project Number: 562604-EPP-1-2015-1-EL-EPPKA2-KA
Email: kat(at)uom.gr
Website: www.odedu-project.eu
About:The project aims to establish a Knowledge Alliance between academia, business and the public sector that will boost Open Data education and training. The Alliance will follow a four-dimensional approach, tackling pedagogical, technological, content and application objectives. The consolidation of all efforts will provide a transnational set of results, as follows:

  • a novel learning model based on PBL and learning analytics, termed Data Driven PBL
  • an open-source platform to support flexible learning pathways and course re-design
  • co-created, freely available for any use, multimodal content on Open Data
  • innovative activities in academia, businesses and the public sector.

The production of the aforementioned robust results and their lasting application in all three sectors will aim to support the sustainability of a European Open Data learning ecosystem.
Acrosslimits’ Role: Acrosslimits is the technical partner in this project and will build the infrastructure of the eLearning platform.

Social Enterprise Skills for Business Advisers

Social Enterprise Skills for Business Advisers

Project Acronym: SESBA
Project Full Name: Social Enterprise Skills for Business Advisers
Duration: 2015-2019
Sector: Education and Training
Programme: ERASMUS + KA2

Project Number:: 2015-1-EL01-KA202-014097
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sesbaproject.eu
About: SESBA is an EU funded project under Erasmus plus strategic partnerships. The consortium is made up of seven partners and the coordinators are Olympic Training & Consulting LTD from Greece. Acrosslimits is the Maltese partner. The duration of the project is 36 months. The aim of the project is to enhance the profile of business advisors in order to better respond to the field of social entrepreneurship. The project focuses on the development of new methodologies and consulting techniques that will build upon the theoretical knowledge of the target group. The project also aims at the cultivation of new practical advisory skills on behalf of the consultants in order to be able to encourage attributes of social entrepreneurship.

The direct target group of the project are the Business advisors, whilst the indirect target group are all potential or existing social entrepreneurs and local societies, stakeholders, chambers and policy makers.
Acrosslimits’ Role: The role of Acrosslimits in this project is as a technical partner where we will build the website and the elearning platform.