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Project Radar’s Second Meeting

Project Radar’s Second Meeting

On May 14, 2018 project RADAR met for the second time, in the beautiful offices of the Bayern Innovativ next to the Wöhrder See lake in Nuremberg Germany. This was the second meeting of our partners, and it was incredibly productive.

In the frame of Project RADAR, a cloud-based environmental scanning system, that companies of all sizes and industries can use to observe their respective environments with great accuracy and minimal capital allocation, is being developed. With the environmental scanning tool, companies will able to react quickly and create forward-looking strategies that allow them to respond to challenges successfully.

The agenda of our event was:
-The present state of the Project
-Environmental Scanning (RADAR) with our Practical-Partners  Bayern Innovativ and The DMK Group
-Environmental Scanning (RADAR) at LEONI- The Masters Thesis from  Phillip Maron
-Introduction of our RADAR Scanning system by the FAU
-Wrap up and Conclusions

First, we wanted to go over the progress we have made; so far, we are meeting all our deadlines. The first Work Packet, which was subdivided into the basic analysis, literature reviews and an analysis of all of the preparatory work for the project, is completed.  The developmental model of the program is in progress and coming along well.  Also important, is that the system analysis has also begun.   We are looking forward to completing more work together, as a team, moving forward.

On this day, we also had a many interesting presentations by our partners. TU Braunschweig led us off with our agenda, and helped everyone to break the ice with introductions of our representative partners. Fabian Wiser kept us moving with an update on our current status, and where we will be moving forward in the coming months until our next meeting.   Fabian also gave us a presentation how Activity Theory will be the basis of our scanning system.  We were then presented with Philip Maron’s masters thesis with LEONI, and their use of the scanning tool in practice.

Our next meeting of the partners will be in the October/November timeframe.  Untill then, we should already be finished with the developmental model of the program.  We will be in the first phase of creating a  prototype of the system, while getting the program “cloud ready.” All of this should be in full motion by our next meeting. Last but not least, the Ph.D.-Students from FAU Erlangen Nuremeberg Laura Koelbl and Chris Mühlroth , gave us a detailed view into how the tool will actually work, and what we can expect for results.

Our next meeting of the partners will be in the October/November timeframe.  Until then, we should already be finished with the developmental model of the program.  We will be in the first phase of creating a prototype of the system, while getting the program “cloud ready.” All of this should be in full motion by our next meeting.

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