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VALORISATION PLAN: Scientific Relevance and IP


1 Please provide a short description of the state-of-the-art and/or current trends in the field? How does the result fit into it?
  1. Satellite images of the earth are widely used for any kind of analysis of the earth surface as for example in disaster management.  Satellites become more performant and provide higher resolution data which also leads to increased data rates.
  2. Parallel processing is a widely recognized research subject since several decades with good results and high potential for the processing of huge amounts of data such as picture data coming from satellites.  It is however not widely used for the analysis of remote sensing data – except in a research environment – and bears thus a good potential.
  3. Because of high data volumes, the normal use of such data is in many cases just restricted to visualization and the analysis is left to human operators.



2 What is the problem/need/knowledge gap that the research result is responding to?  How was it addressed before?
The research responds to the processing of high data volumes as necessary for the analysis of the earth surface or in disaster situations.  The research provides algorithms that are carried out with parallel processing thus being able to show processed data in a very short time.




3 What is the potential for further research?
There is a high potential for further research in terms of:

  • More massive parallisation
  • Superior parallel algorithms
  • Coping with high data volumes
  • Using different parallel computer architectures



4 What is the proposed method of IPR-protection? (patent, license, trademark etc.)
No method for IPR protection has been proposed and may not be necessary since the research is mostly based on other existing research and provides novel results by application of such other results in different areas.

For a product environment, a trade name registration might be recommended.



5 What are the steps that need to be taken in order to secure the IPR-protection? What is the cost of IPR-protection?
Should there be a resulting product, this might be protected by trademarks.  It is likely that the chosen acronym BlueVision is already registered as a trademark.




6 What is you overall assessment of the scientific maturity of the research result?
The scientific maturity is very high although more research will be necessary to demonstrate the full feasibility of the research approach in both scientific and technical terms.





Please put X as appropriate. 1 2 3 4 5
Scientific maturity     X    
Synergies     X    
State-of-the-art/innovation     X    
IPR-potential     X    


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