Purchase of software services for image analysis in phenological research with implementation, licensing, support and maintenance
The EOSC Digital Innovation Hub (EOSC DIH), through the EOSC Future project, is working towards fostering innovation within EOSC, buying products or services (co-)developed by commercial companies in collaboration with the EOSC DIH and the EOSC communities. EOSC DIH explored the needs and requirements of the research communities and clusters. Among the expressions of interest received, EOSC DIH selected the one provided by Poznán University of Life Sciences (PULS), Poland.
PULS is looking for an IT tool to facilitate image acquisition management,image storage, and image analysis, using Machine Learning methods. Currently, scientists have to use separate IT tools for each of these stages, and the proposed solution will be characterised by flexibility allowing to extend the utilitarian potential of this tool in the directions of further environmental research (e.g. landscape analysis), agricultural research (e.g. crop yield forecasting), or IT research (e.g. AI). Besides the technical requirements specified in the documentation, the tool must be available as open source and ready to be integrated in EOSC Marketplace.
The work carried out through this call for tenders is expected to be co-developed in collaboration with the EOSC DIH and the Research Community to make it accessible via the EOSC Marketplace. EOSC DIH will buy these solutions from the private sector to cover the needs of the research communities while bringing value and new offerings to the EOSC.
All information, submission instructions and supporting materials can be found here: https://www.egi.eu/tender-eosc-dih-2023/