Corporate Venturing and Data Science at JADS academy
On Thursday September 20th, 2018 we were invited by the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS). The theme of this event was “Corporate Venturing & Data Science” as the digitalization and datafication of our society opens up the way to innumerable new business opportunities and new jobs for those that are willing and able to embrace it. Almost 40 different organization attended this event.
The Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) provides a cooperation and colocation environment where research, education and business come together to create value with data science and business analytics and to solve complex societal challenges. In creating this value, their corporate partners and startups play a pivotal role as they are the ways in which new knowledge and insights are put into practice. JADS is powered by Tilburg University (TiU) and Eindhoven University of Technology (TUe). See also www.jads.nl
The meeting started with an introduction about JADS (incl. network lunch) followed by a lecture by Professor Arjan van den Born and Professor Eric Postma about the latest trends in Data Science. The main part of the program were 5 workshops on Digital Health, Crime & Safety, Smart Industry, Smart Energy and AgroFood. The last part of the program was dedicated to JADS Playground where several ventures pitched.