Smart data is Big Data transformed into actionable data for a variety of business outcomes. It’s data that is well-defined and contains meaningful information. The processing of smart data is big business. The EU-funded DESTINI project will bring together two scientific groups from Tilburg University in the Netherlands and Sapienza Università di Roma in Italy to collaborate with the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT). The aim is to boost CUT’s international standing in the research community. CUT will investigate a series of timely topics in the field of smart data processing systems and smart data-centric services and applications. The project expects a number of high-quality research results to be delivered.


DESTINI proposes a series of coordination and support actions for promoting research in the area of Smart Data. It brings together two internationally recognized scientific groups from the Netherlands (Tilburg University) and Italy (Sapienza Università di Roma) that collaborate with Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) so as to strengthen CUT’s research and scientific profile in the relevant area. The aim of DESTINI is to facilitate transfer of scientific knowledge and expertise, as well as of best research practices from the leading institutions to CUT. The ultimate goal is that the research group of CUT increases its research capacity and prowess, by investigating a number of significant and hot topics in the field of Smart Data Processing and Systems of Deep Insight. The research pillars of DESTINI are Smart Data Processing Systems, Systems of Deep Insight and Methodology for Smart Data-centric Services & Applications. We envisage that a number of high-quality research results may be produced during and after the duration of the project; this will enable CUT to significantly increase its international standing in the research community, by both achieving related publications in the top-tier scientific journals and conferences of our research area, as well as by producing new tools that will benefit industrial and business stakeholders. Close cooperation between the partners of DESTINI will take the form of knowledge acquisition and transfer through personnel exchanges, expert visits, organization of workshops and summer schools with lectures delivered from the leading institutions, participation in international scientific conferences/workshops, development of joint training sessions and mobility programmes for early stage researchers, and establishment of strong links with the market/industry.