The CINIQ Center is located in the immediate vicinity of 3IT. It is an attractive venue for the transfer of technologies and information in the triangle of innovation, science and industry. Events with trendsetting themes such as Big & Smart Data, Cloud Computing and Industry 4.0 are held regularly at the 500 square meter venue offering space for up to 200 guests. One of the focal points is transferring knowledge to small and midsize enterprises.
An important task of the CINIQ Center is the implementation of the Smart Data Forum, a demonstration and experience space for smart data solutions and a networking platform at the European and international levels funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
The Smart Data Forum supports networking with other initiatives in the Big & Smart Data field, promotes the transfer of technology innovations to SMEs and boosts marketing of results from the “Smart Data – Data Innovations” research program through its international presence.
The forum is operated by a consortium of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Fraunhofer HHI and the Fraunhofer Big Data Alliance. It works closely with accompanying research under the Smart Data program of the BMWi, consisting of the Research Center for Information Technology (FZI) and the German Informatics Society (GI).