The Helmholtz Incubator
Outstanding experts from all Helmholtz Centers come together in the Helmholtz Incubator Information & Data Science to drive forward cutting-edge research with innovative projects and initiatives. HMC is one of the initiatives of this think tank.
The opportunities and challenges arising from the developments in information & data sciences are of fundamental importance for all research programs within the research fields of the Helmholtz Association. Therefore the “Helmholtz Incubator Information & Data Science” was launched in 2016, a think tank of 40 high-ranking information and data science experts from all centers, who together represent an enormous breadth of expertise. The Helmholtz Incubator Information & Data Science puts the Helmholtz digitization strategy into concrete terms, regularly brings creative minds from across the community into interaction, creates innovative, interdisciplinary networks, and identifies topic areas and technologies of the future – across research fields and centers.
Within the framework of the incubator activities, five thematic areas have been identified that are of particular strategic importance for all research centers. For this reason, five incubator platforms were created to form a living network from which new solutions for the challenges of cutting-edge research are constantly emerging - across research areas and centers. HMC is one of these five platforms and addresses all relevant topics related to scientific metadata.
The activities of the incubator together form the Helmholtz Incubator Framework for Information and Data Science. The framework bundles projects and initiatives and develops innovative approaches in information technology and processing. These challenges are implemented at all structural levels in centers, research fields and research programs of the Helmholtz Association. The goal of this initiative is to generate new knowledge with the help of Helmholtz data and to strengthen the scientific fields with new technologies in order to bring the ambitious digitization strategy of the Helmholtz Association to life.
The four other platforms of the Helmholtz Incubator
In addition to HMC, the Incubator has launched four other platforms that build and provide new community-wide services in Information & Data Science and strengthen cross-center competencies in this field.
Learn more about all five Incubator platforms and their service offerings in our Incubator Folder