Selection of the tools to propose for piloting

During the second year of SMART-map, the project will pilot some of the proposals emerged during the Industrial Dialogues in three companies, one per field (Precision Medicine, Synthetic Biology, 3D Printing in Biomedicine). The toolboxes co-designed by the participants and described above often contain a higher level of complexity than the one we can achieve during the timeframe of the pilots. Therefore, the project team decided to process the information and proposals emerged from the Industrial Dialogues, in order to elaborate a portfolio of tools to be presented to companies.

The Consortium agreed on a common methodology to be applied across the three technology sectors, and in each of them analysed both the six toolboxes and the ideas that were put forward during the fast prototyping sessions, in order to compile a list of pilotable proposals. The aim was to identify a number of tools that could be piloted within a company. In order to be selected for the portfolio described in the next section, the tools had to pass three criteria, lest they were excluded. These criteria are:

  • Does the tool address a technical question (e.g. the development of a standard for data interoperability)? If yes, exclude.
  • Does the tool contain activities performed within a company? If yes, include.
  • Can the tool be piloted within the budget and timeframe of the project? If yes, include.

Using the above described methodology, the portfolio of tools discussed with the companies has been compiled: the links below contain the detail analysis of each tool, according to the methodology described.


Project Coordination
prof. Francesco Lescai,
Aarhus University

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for research and innovation, under grant agreement no. 710500