Data science has the potential to make a major impact on business and society and deliver practical solutions to real-world challenges. Its multidisciplinary, collaborative approach means data scientists find a natural home at the Amsterdam Science Park. An inspirational meeting place for big data and big opportunities.
Bringing together mathematics, statistics, AI and other disciplines, data science analyses and identifies patterns from large swaths of raw data. This is indispensable for decision-making and insight in fields including health, pharmacology, finance, business and education. Amsterdam Science Park is home to world-class research institutions such as the CWI, SURF, the Netherlands eScience Center and the UvA’s Informatics Institute. All breaking new ground in data science and it’s applications. Our Science & Business team can help you to find a good match to collaborate with these researchers, students and entrepreneurs at the park.
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Amsterdam Science Park offers a distinctive ecosystem of specialised facilities and people at the forefront of data science. A mix of talented young students, the senior academics who oversee their development and businesses with the ambition to realise their vision. This mix can benefit companies who make Amsterdam Science Park their home. Innovators in the data science field include:
The Intelligent Data Engineering Lab (INDELab) is one of only a few groups in the world looking into how to use data management for machine learning. They focus on improving the processes – not the machine learning itself. They also help data scientists and engineers improve their data management, enabling them to quality check or debug their data spaces.
Led by Paul Groth, professor of data science at the Informatics Institute, the group works with companies such as IBM, Elsevier and Amazon to identify and solve real-world issues in data management. They also contribute to open-source projects, guide academic learning and share new developments to make data management stronger overall.
As hard problems are encountered in practice, the need for research to properly address them becomes clear. Beyond the commercial applications thus far, Groth sees exciting potential in collaborating with the finance and life sciences sectors. Not only for their “super interesting” data sets, but for the profound impact they can make together.
Ellogon AI analyses medical data to select cancer patients who can benefit from particular treatments. Evangelos Kanoulas co-founded the company with Efstratios Gavves in 2018 with the aim of applying data science in a field with major impact. Ellogon focuses on cancer, analysing digital biopsies to determine if a patient is suitable for certain forms of immunotherapy.
After working together with the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Ellogon’s offerings have evolved into a commercial model. Their product has a natural fit with hospitals, diagnostic centres, and pharmaceutical companies in immunotherapy. Their work also has potential impact in other areas such as the wider field of computational pathology, and the research of genomic data.
It is a complex domain, requiring expertise from medical and regulatory sectors. Therefore, they have sought partnerships with local cloud business providers to ensure the safety and integrity of highly sensitive data.
If you are looking for partners to collaborate or for expertise in a specific field or would like to set up your business in the Amsterdam Science Park, drop us a line and we’ll help you to find a perfect match.
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