The interdisciplinary focus area Data Worlds is meant as a think tank for big data issues: It aims to contribute towards the ability to extract additional value from data sustainably.
Data Worlds organises and supports data events by providing financial resources and personnel.
Data Worlds aims to use specific examples in order to demonstrate the possibilities for adding value obtained from data. Its unique aspect is the interdisciplinary approach it takes in order to deliver sustainable added value – a term that is deliberately defined very broadly and encompasses the economic, social and cultural dimensions.
Innovation and diversityThe interdisciplinary focus area Data Worlds is committed to identifying innovative forms of data use in contexts that are as broadly diversified as possible and include different data types (visual, text, audio, etc.), value-adding strategies (data visualisation, analytics, storytelling, etc.), or application fields (healthcare, social security, marketing, art, etc.). Social responsibilityInnovative data use offers enormous potential. At the same time, it raises an entirely new set of questions about data security, protection of the private sphere, ownership of personal and personalised data, among other things. Here, especially, Data Worlds intends to become a platform for addressing such legal, cultural and ethical issues.
At the Open Tourism Hackdays in Arosa, interdisciplinary teams developed project ideas for tourism of the future.
The full value of data becomes apparent only once experts have identified its significance and extracted the information it contains. For this reason, Data Worlds is committed to forming networks among data experts.
The interdisciplinary focus area Data Worlds relies extensively on external networks, big data and analytics in order to study innovative data uses and data-driven value creation.
Data Worlds launched the Experience-Lab (X-Lab) as an environment for learning and experimenting with innovative forms of data use.
Data Worlds supports interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary projects by providing seed funding.