NILG.AI among winners of the DataHub Ruhr Open Innovation call

NILG.AI was chosen by Vonovia to collaborate in the Flat Finder challenge to build a Recommender System for the Real Estate industry

We are proud to announce that NILG.AI was among the winning startups of the 4th open call for the DataHub Ruhr. DataHub Ruhr is an open innovation initiative that creates matchmaking opportunities between major corporations in the Ruhr area and global startups. In the 4th edition of this program, 8 challenges were proposed by 4 corporate partners. From a pool of 109 applications from 20 countries, one startup per challenge was chosen to exclusively work on a 3-months collaboration pilot to solve the challenge.

This year DataHub Ruhr challenges were quite diverse, ranging from 3D modeling to logistics and optimization, to forecasting and predictive modeling. Take a look at the other challenges here.

 

In our case, we won the “Flat finder challenge” proposed by Vonovia. The challenge consists of building a recommendation system to facilitate the matching between prospective tenants and the around 400.000 residential units owned by the group in Germany, Sweden, and Austria. We believe that a key factor in making it all the way from the submission to being selected to work on this close collaboration was our previous experience and insights from a wide variety of industries. As a consulting company in AI, we have had the opportunity to make an impact across industries and geographies, working with startups to major corporations. This unique experience allows us to connect the dots and to identify patterns in the way AI technologies can be applied to different domains. NILG.AI is contributing to strengthening the national ecosystem that is transforming Portugal into a key AI innovation player in the region.

Of course, this is only possible with a passionate team, always thriving for transforming business opportunities into creative solutions.

We would like to congratulate as well the other startups that made it through the program (Bimspot, FusionBase, OmegaLambdaTec, Orbica, Roometric, Targomo, and Watergenics), as well as the corporate partners (BRZ, Evonik, RAG, and Vonovia) and organizers for their contribution to building relevant collaboration opportunities.

We are looking forward to working with Vonovia for the next three months on this intensive collaboration to showcase our results at the DataHub Ruhr Demo Day 2021.

NILG.AI, unlocking business capabilities using Data Intelligence.

Like this story?

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Special offers, latest news and quality content in your inbox once per month.

Signup single post

Consent(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Recommended Articles

Article
How to deal with the annoying implications of changing data sources

Let’s discuss a common scenario in AI consulting. The client provides access to data sources in formats such as CSVs or databases that aren’t in a production environment. Why? Usually, they’re exploring the value of the project, do not want to disclose too much data and want to prevent technical problems from happening at the […]

Read More
Article
Stop removing outliers just because!

Outliers are data points that stand out for being different from the remaining data distribution. An outlier can be: An odd value in a feature A data point distant from the centroid of the data A data point in a region of low density, but between areas of high density. Suppose you have been working […]

Read More
Article
Insights from UPTEC NON STOP

Last month, we participated in UPTEC NON-STOP, an event celebrating the 15th anniversary of UPTEC. UPTEC is the Science and Technology Park at the University of Porto, where businesses and academia meet to exchange ideas. During the event, local startups incubated at UPTEC (NILG.AI included), and French startups promoted by Accelerateur M pitched their business to […]

Read More