Enabling better science through state of the art biomolecular software

Enabling better science through state of the art biomolecular software

Project Acronym: Bio-Excel 2
Project Full Name: Centre of Excellence for Computational Biomolecular Research
Duration: 2019-2021
Sector: Research in Exascale computing
Programme: Horizon2020
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.bioexcel.eu
About:Computational modelling and simulation techniques have long since become crucial tools for Life Science researchers. Powerful and sophisticated software packages are critically important for fundamental and applied research, including industrial development, in particular in the areas of drug design, biotechnology, food and chemical industries. At the same time, compared with some other disciplines, data and computing e-Infrastructure is under-utilized in the Life Sciences, and many advanced techniques are not routinely applied owing to limited experience.
Thus, our mission is to enable scientists to fully exploit the power of data and computing e-infrastructure by providing support to non-experts and advanced users; improving the performance and functionality of key applications; and developing user-friendly computational workflows.

Acrosslimits’ Role: As leaders of the Business Development and Exploitation workpackage, AcrossLimits will be looking at different ways of making the results coming out of the project sustainable as well as where possible, seeking and developing commercial routes.

ICT Tools for Diagnosis of Autoimmune Disease Coeliac

ICT Tools for Diagnosis of Autoimmune Disease Coeliac

Project Acronym: ITAMA
Project Full Name: ICT Tools for Diagnosis of Autoimmune Diseases in the Mediterranean Area
Duration: 2018-2020
Sector: eHealth
Programme: Italia-Malta Interreg 2014-2020
Email: [email protected]

About: The main focus of the project is the creation of a database and innovative ICT Tools to support the diagnosis of autoimmune diseases, in this case focusing on coeliac disease and the implementation of Technology Transfer services of these ICT tools towards SME’s. The ambitious project aims to screen over 22,000 children from Malta and Sicily in order to validate a new testing kit for coeliac disease and an AI-based Decision Support System to be able to help medical professionals in their diagnoses. The partners of this project are the Mater Dei Hospital and AcrossLimits from Malta and the University of Palermo and Messina from Sicily in collaboration also with the Sicilian Regional Authority for Health.

Acrosslimits’ Role: AcrossLimits is the communication leader and one of the technical partners in this project who will build the Graphical User Interface to be used both by medical professionals and policy makers on the Decision Support System software. In addition, AcrossLimits will push the exploitation and potential commercialisation of the software developed.

Weight Strengths-based Coaching for Weight Literacy

Weight Strengths-based Coaching for Weight Literacy

Project Acronym: Weight Matters
Project Full Name: Weight Matters: Strengths-based Coaching for Weight Literacy
Duration: 24 months (2018-2019)
Sector: Healthy living/social exclusion
Programme: Erasmus Plus – Strategic Partnerships
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.weightmatters.eu
About: The main objectives of Weight Matters are to improve both the physical health and psychological wellbeing of people from lower socioeconomic groups who are normally at risk of social and health exclusion, by supporting them to develop skills and strategies for weight literacy. In addition, Weight Matters will run a set of its Weight Free Groups specifically for groups of women from lower socioeconomic groups, who may face additional challenges and barriers to weight literacy.
AcrossLimits’ Role: Acrosslimits’ role in the project is the piloting of the Weight Matters training programme, the website and overall dissemination of the project.

Revival Entrepreneurship through Second Chance

Revival Entrepreneurship through Second Chance

Project Acronym: 2REVIVE
Project Full Name: Revival Entrepreneurship through Second Chance
Duration: 24 months (2017-2019)
Sector: Entrepreneurship
Programme: Erasmus Plus – Strategic Partnerships
Project Number: 2017-1-PL01-KA202-038525
Email: [email protected]
Website: 2revive.eu
About: The current situation in Europe places ex-entrepreneurs in a tough environment, not only from a regulatory point of view, but also from a psychological and societal point of view. There is a widespread perception about the stigma of failure and the fear of punitive sanctions, as well as practical difficulties faced by formerly bankrupt entrepreneurs, that hinder them from again being entrepreneurs. The main aim of the project is to support the development of second-chance entrepreneurship in different ways, thus helping them to restart their business successfully.
AcrossLimits’ Role: The main role of Acrosslimits in this project is as technical partners and also in piloting the online course that will be produced.

Harmonising skills of graduates and skills required by employers for faster insertion of adults achieving their career goals

Harmonising skills of graduates and skills required by employers for faster insertion of adults achieving their career goals

Project Full Name: Path for Career
Duration: 2018-2020
Sector: Strategic partnership in Adult Education

About: Finding a solution for faster insertion of adults and achieving career goals by harmonizing the skills of graduates with those required by employers.

Acrosslimits’ Role: Dissemination Committee Coordinators and game developers.

Next Generation Women Technology Entrepreneurs

Next Generation Women Technology Entrepreneurs

Project Acronym: BizMiz
Project Full Name: Next Generation Women Technology Entrepreneurs – BizMiz
Duration: 2019-2021
Sectors: Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education, Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Innovation

About: BizMiz aims to empower women to develop high-quality skills and digital competence, that will support them to achieve their full potential as next generation women technology entrepreneurs

Acrosslimits’ Role: AcrossLimits are responsible for the production of the entrepreneurship, digital and social media literacy curriculum resources.

Foster European Active Citizenship & Sustainability Through Ecological Thinking by NGO’s

Foster European Active Citizenship & Sustainability Through Ecological Thinking by NGO’s

Project Acronym: NGEnvironment
Project Full Name: Foster European Active Citizenship & Sustainability Through Ecological Thinking by NGO’s – NGEnvironment
Duration: 2018-2021
Sector: Strategic Partnership

About: To encourage and boost NGO leadership among a relevant number of communities, with the concurrent results in the form of contributions to help solving environmental issues at the European level, while creating green and social jobs, alleviating social exclusion and poverty, and promoting citizenship.

Acrosslimits’ Role: AcrossLimits will lead the production of the online platform and observatory whilst also developing the project branding strategy.

Innovative Open Data Education and Training based on PBL and Learning Analytics

Innovative Open Data Education and Training based on PBL and Learning Analytics

Project Acronym: ODEdu
Project Full Name: Innovative Open Data Education and Training based on PBL and Learning Analytics
Duration: 2016-2019
Sector: Education and Training
Programme: ERASMUS + KA2
Email: kat(at)uom.gr
Website: www.odedu-project.eu
About:The project aims to establish a Knowledge Alliance between academia, business and the public sector that will boost Open Data education and training. The Alliance will follow a four-dimensional approach, tackling pedagogical, technological, content and application objectives. The consolidation of all efforts will provide a transnational set of results, as follows:

  • a novel learning model based on PBL and learning analytics, termed Data Driven PBL
  • an open-source platform to support flexible learning pathways and course re-design
  • co-created, freely available for any use, multimodal content on Open Data
  • innovative activities in academia, businesses and the public sector.

The production of the aforementioned robust results and their lasting application in all three sectors will aim to support the sustainability of a European Open Data learning ecosystem.
Acrosslimits’ Role: Acrosslimits is the technical partner in this project and will build the infrastructure of the eLearning platform.

Social Enterprise Skills for Business Advisers

Social Enterprise Skills for Business Advisers

Project Acronym: SESBA
Project Full Name: Social Enterprise Skills for Business Advisers
Duration: 2015-2019
Sector: Education and Training
Programme: ERASMUS + KA2
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.sesbaproject.eu
About: SESBA is an EU funded project under Erasmus plus strategic partnerships. The consortium is made up of seven partners and the coordinators are Olympic Training & Consulting LTD from Greece. Acrosslimits is the Maltese partner. The duration of the project is 36 months. The aim of the project is to enhance the profile of business advisors in order to better respond to the field of social entrepreneurship. The project focuses on the development of new methodologies and consulting techniques that will build upon the theoretical knowledge of the target group. The project also aims at the cultivation of new practical advisory skills on behalf of the consultants in order to be able to encourage attributes of social entrepreneurship.

The direct target group of the project are the Business advisors, whilst the indirect target group are all potential or existing social entrepreneurs and local societies, stakeholders, chambers and policy makers.
Acrosslimits’ Role: The role of Acrosslimits in this project is as a technical partner where we will build the website and the elearning platform.

Educational Robotics for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Educational Robotics for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Project Acronym: ER4STEM
Project Full Name: Educational Robotics for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Duration: 2015-2018
Sector: Robotics Education
Programme: Horizon 2020
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.er4stem.com
About: The ER4STEM project aims to stimulate children’s curiosity from a very young age so as to attract them to science and technology using robotics as a tool. Robotics workshops will be run for students aged 7 to 18 with the goal of engaging them into this fascinating world where so many applications exist which can open up several career opportunities. The project intends to grab students’ attention in an attempt to increase interest in STEM subject uptake among students in their choice of subjects during school years. This project brings together 6 partners within Europe.

Through this project, an educational robotics repository will be built which will purposely be set up for teachers so that they will have access to a variety of approaches and insights into how to present this subject to their students in a more meaningful and engaging way in the fields of science and technology.

ER4STEM will also harmonise existing approaches in the field of robotics within Europe and beyond, and offer a common concept to stakeholders in the fields of science and technology including, but not limited to, students, teachers, educators and science policymakers.

Acrosslimits’ Role: We have a role in all the Workpackages and will be involved in identifying best practices within the field of educational technologies for robotics, running workshops, and have just organised and hosted the European Conference on Educational Robotics (ECER) in Malta. We will be evaluating and disseminating the results obtained through the workshops and conference. Moreover, as a technical partner, we will be building the educational robotics’ repository and informing educators about it.