FUTURELAB – The Digital Lab of the Future
FutureLab is a project aiming at using modern software tools to create a cloud environment connecting all R&D elements of the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing industries to increase their productivity and efficiency, transcending geographical barriers. Analytical chemistry and chemometric technology will connect chemists, biochemists and other support positions in these traditional industries with their counterparts in academic institutions and Custom Research Organizations (CROs), as well as analytical equipment manufacturers. This will create a global community and marketplace fostering collaboration and service exchange, with individuals, entities and instrumentation directly interacting with each other, regardless of their location. The data in the system can be exploited by Artificial Intelligence technologies, including Machine and Deep Learning, while preserving confidentiality. This will facilitate automation in the value chain and increase predictive science.
The project is funded by the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN), through the Industrias do Futuro programme and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It also has the support of the Consellería de Economía, Emprego e Industria.