Title of the RRI project: Smart ELN for Life Sciences and Industry
Project acronym: CLOUDSCI
Project duration: 01.06. 2018 – 30. 05. 2020
Project partners: GenePlanet, Tataa Biocenter AB
Predicted value of the project: 1.086.962,24 EUR
Predicted co-financing of the project: 652.177,35 EUR
BioSistemika, research and development, LLC, is a spin-out of Ljubljana’s National Institute of Biology (NIB). In recent years, we have developed several smart software environments for diagnostic and molecular biology laboratories that specialize in perfoming various diagnostic, workflow automation, and data management functions. We, therefore, operate in a niche market segment and have an advantage over our wider competition, mainly because of our interdisciplinary team, composed of experts from the information technology field, as well as experts from the fields of molecular biology, biotechnology, and biochemistry. This combination of knowledge and different points of view makes our products more intuitive to use and allows us to better solve specific issues and problems that arise from our customers that work in the field of molecular biology. In the cross-section of two scientific areas that, at a first glance, seem quite distinct, but are in fact exceptionally complementary, we have managed to identify several different synergies. These synergies could profoundly contribute to, not only the development of medicine and science, but also the information technology, especially in the sense of market’s needs for solutions, specified above. The innovative content of our proposed development project – developing a smart electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) for life science and industry – is also based on these synergies.
Results of the project will be development of the intelligent CLOUDSCI electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) platform for Life science laboratories and Industry, offering CLOUDSCI software as a service (hereafter: CLOUDSCI SaaS). We plan to address the everyday challenges of laboratory workers in a completely new fashion and create an intelligent electronic laboratory notebook that focuses on easy integration into existing work environment. CLOUDSCI’s aim is to optimize work in life science laboratories and increase competitive advantages of European laboratories on global level. CLOUDSCI ELN will enable complete laboratory and project management.
“The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union, from the European Regional Development Fund”.
More information on the ECP in Slovenia website.