Instituto Tecnológico de Informática (ITI) is a Spanish private Research & Technology organization located in Valencia, Spain. ITI is a Competence Centre in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), established in 1994 by a joint initiative of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV), the Valencian Institute of Business Competitiveness (IVACE), and a group of companies from the ICT sector. ITI is also the coordinator of the Data Cycle Hub (https://www.iti.es/en/data-cycle-hub/), which is the reference one-stop shop DIH in the Valencia region to foster data driven and artificial intelligence-based innovation. The objective is to bridge the gap between research and industry, specifically SMEs, providing innovative solutions and services that require advanced data analytics, automatic learning and artificial intelligence. The DIH has connection to all relevant stakeholders: industry, regional agencies, accelerators, Chamber of Commerce, education, providing a rich ecosystem of technological companies working on these fields.
ITI Research and Innovation activity is developed by a team of more than 290 technologists (researchers and technicians), and is focused on 6 main digital enablers around the DATA CYCLE, primarily Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, but also other key digital enabling technologies like Cyber Physical Systems, IoT, Cloud and High Performance Computing Platforms or Statistics Optimization (see figure on the right). With a combination of all these enablers, ITI is providing solutions to different domains: a) IT industry, b) Manufacturing (Industry 4.0), c) Society (Health 4.0, Tourism, Cities, Buildings), d) Transport and e) Agriculture 4.0. All this activity confers ITI the possibility to give the following offer: Access to infrastructure and technology platforms, Access to specialist expertise on digitisation & applications, Collaborative research for Industry needs, Demonstrate best practices, Training and Education, Showcase technologies in pilot factories, fab-labs, Support experimentation in real-life environments.
ITI is a key player in the DATA arena both at Spanish and European levels. ITI is working actively in Big Dat Value Association (BDVA) as a founding member and member of the Board of Director. Also ITI is member of the Board of Directors of Gaia-X and member of the International Data Spaces Association (IDSA). At Spanish level ITI is leading the Data & AI group in Planetic and is coordinating very relevant projects in data, like EUHubs4Data, the federation of Data-driven innovation hubs in Europe; AI4ES, the network of excellence of enabling technologies related to data; INNDIH, the eDIH of the Valencia region; or DATAMITE, for DATA Monetization, Interoperability, Trading & Exchange.
Role of institution in the project
ITI’s role in the project is built on top of its experience in EU projects: it brings a strong technical background to Work Packages 4, 5 and 6, where it contributes by both providing technical expertise in health-related initiatives and tools developed in other projects, such as system monitoring, data pre-processing and deployment of stacks for AI training.
On the other Side, ITI brings business-related expertise to WPs 1 and 8, where it provides links to other international initiatives, such as Gaia-X and EUHubs4Data, and contributes to the business model definition and the operational deployment of business models.