Between 2007 and 2013, the European Union spent over 50 Bln EUR on supporting research and innovation across the continent. The Framework Programme 7 (FP7) – this was the official name – was a suite of financing programs designed to spur innovation and research. At the end of the program, the EU has published data about all the projects.
We at Recognos decided to test our Smart Data Platform on this document corpus and build a demo interface for analyzing the data, and look at what actually happened with the over 50 Bln Euros. In a matter of weeks, we were able to uncover interesting hidden data, and we created a tool for people to search for information, analyze grant insight, and visualize grant structures and interest clusters through a set of reports.