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Swiss SME with expertise and a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution for the generation of synthetic data is looking to join a Horizon Europe consortium

Country of origin:
Country: 
SWITZERLAND
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOCH20210817001
Published
24/08/2021
Last update
20/09/2021
Expiration date
31/08/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Computer Software
Data Protection, Storage, Cryptography, Security
Databases, Database Management, Data Mining
Information Technology/Informatics
Data processing, analysis and input services
Big data management
Artificial intelligence related software
Software services
Data processing, hosting and related activities
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Summary

Summary: 
Swiss SME offers expertise and a SaaS solution using state-of-the-art deep learning models that allow users to generate synthetic data. The data is then truly anonymous but can still be used for data insights, analysis and internal/external sharing while staying compliant with privacy regulations. The company is interested in research cooperation agreements (Horizon Europe) and commercial agreements with technical assistance.

Description

Description: 

Synthetic data is artificially manufactured data that mimics the original data.

It keeps the statistical distribution as the original data but doesn’t contain sensitive information and can thus be shared internally and externally for further analysis.

Synthetic data is part of Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PET). Like previous waves of cryptography, PET’s adoption could unlock a trillion dollars opportunity by helping extract more value from existing data, driving the creation of even more of it and enabling a new generation of services and use-cases.
It removes Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and thus is considered being fully anonymized. Synthetic data cannot be reverse engineered as it is the case with pseudonymisation. It allows to be fully compliant with existing regulations and to prevent from potential fines and penalties. It can be scaled to any size and sampled to an unlimited extent, making it highly efficient.

Synthetic data can be applied by anyone handling sensitive data and the fields of application are manifold, such as

- company-wide sharing and artificial intelligence (AI) trainings for company internal sharing

- cross-company sharing and collaborative research for external sharing

Overview of fields of application and synthetic data generator, see pictures below.

The Swiss company's background is in data science and it offers services that use deep learning to generate synthetic data for various file formats. The clients are institutions facing challenges such as compliance laws, fear of data misuse, patient/customer privacy, etc.

The company has identified the following topics in Horizon Europe in which they could provide its expertise and become a valuable partner for a consortium:

TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL3-2021-CS-01-04
TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL4-2021-DATA-01-01
TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL4-2021-DATA-01-03
TOPIC ID: EDF-2021-PROTMOB-D-DMM
TOPIC ID: EDF-2021-OPEN-R-SME
TOPIC ID: EDF-2021-OPEN-RDIS-Open
TOPIC ID: HORIZON-HLTH-2022-TOOL-11-02
TOPIC ID: HORIZON-HLTH-2022-IND-13-02
TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-GOVERNANCE-01-10
TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-GOVERNANCE-01-11
TOPIC ID: HORIZON-INFRA-2022-EOSC-01-03

It is also looking for industrial partners in the health, aerospace, security and defense or manufacturing industry to identify use cases under commercial agreements with technical assistance.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Synthetic data is part of Privacy-Enhancing Technologies (PET). In comparison with other PET’s, synthetic data doesn’t encrypt the data and therefore there’s no issues around a key. Frequently existing business problems such as data privacy or not enough data for effective AI (artificial intelligence) training can be solved by using synthetic data in an innovative way. The Swiss company has developed and implemented a deep learning model for creating synthetic tabular data on a free basis. The solution cannot be reversed and is: • fully compliant with privacy regulations • easy and flexible to synthesize tabular data on a free basis • cost effective when compared to alternative solutions • capable of scaling to commercial level needs in a very short amount of time

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Research Cooperation Agreement: - Coordinators of a Horizon Europe proposal such as: TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL3-2021-CS-01-04 TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL4-2021-DATA-01-01 TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL4-2021-DATA-01-03 TOPIC ID: EDF-2021-PROTMOB-D-DMM TOPIC ID: EDF-2021-OPEN-R-SME TOPIC ID: EDF-2021-OPEN-RDIS-Open TOPIC ID: HORIZON-HLTH-2022-TOOL-11-02 TOPIC ID: HORIZON-HLTH-2022-IND-13-02 TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-GOVERNANCE-01-10 TOPIC ID: HORIZON-CL6-2022-GOVERNANCE-01-11 TOPIC ID: HORIZON-INFRA-2022-EOSC-01-03 Commercial agreements with technical assistance: - industry partners from health, aerospace, security and defense or manufacturing The tasks to be performed by the partner sought: State and define an internal challenge concerning data sharing such as: - cannot share data internally/externally because of privacy regulations - cannot perform data analytics because of lack of data - partial/no access to data A use case for implementing synthetic data is then derived from the definition of the challenges.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,University,R&D Institution,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

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