An international initiative to develop innovative projects and technologies The Catalyst Grant offers an award of up to £25,000 or $30,000 for concepts with the potential to transform scientific and academic research. Digital Science is well known for its engagement with the research community, and the grant supports ideas at an early stage of development, without the need for a complete business or development plan.
SciSwipe – Switzerland
“Crowdsourced exploration of complex, large-scale data holds great potential – a trained computer can mine nearly infinite amounts of data for clues to improve human health.”
“Each user can help train a computer by swiping and in effect labelling a small number of such images on a smartphone, dividing labour and increasing reliability.”
Van Kooten has gained an MSc in Life Science and Technology from Leiden University and is a PhD student in Systems Biology at ETH Zurich. Pols is a data scientist at Roche in Basel, where he creates data-driven solutions for clinical trial and commercial operations. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering and an MSc in Applied Physics from TU Delft.
SciFlow – Germany
“Research institutions and libraries follow our vision to re-establish the library as the best place to produce and access knowledge for researchers and millions of knowledge workers worldwide.”
“The publishing workflow can be a very complicated process to navigate, especially for new researchers or those moving into new fields through collaborations.”“It’s exciting to see innovative new ways of approaching this problem, and we look forward to sharing our experiences of working with publishers and institutions to help and support SciFlow as they grow. Congratulations to Carsten and Frederik on what they’ve achieved so far!”
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