Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) is a scientific-technological public university established in 1863 in Milan. POLIMI offers higher education courses in Engineering, Architecture, and Design, and it will take part in MUSAE with IDEActivity Center as the project coordinator. IDEActivity developed the Design Future method that represents an essential building block for the definition of a Design Futures Art-driven method, the groundwork for the MUSAE Project. IDEActivity Center research team: Marita Canina (project coordinator), Carmen Bruno (Project Manager), Tatiana Efremenko (Researcher), Eva Monestier (researcher).
Gluon is a Brussels-based organization that puts artists at the heart of imagining a better future. Since its inception, Gluon wants to challenge the present and contribute to the systemic change that our planet so desperately needs. We do this with two different pillars: Gluon Art&Research and Gluon Education. The Art&Research operation of Gluon facilitates residencies of artists engaging with science and technology and aimed at responding to broader societal challenges we are facing today. Gluon Education is the other important pillar of Gluon. The educational activities aimed at (Brussels) young people aged 14 to 18 support them through the arts in the development of digital skills, critical thinking, creativity, and entrepreneurship. Within the MUSAE project, GLUON will develop a co-creation space for companies, technology providers, and artists to collaborate in developing new products and services addressing future challenges in the food domain. The main part of that effort is the support and mentoring of these collaborations overcoming knowledge gaps and providing required skills as well as learning and sharing these experiences with the public. www.gluon.be
The Imarte Research Group within the Fine Arts Department of the University of Barcelona started taking part in competitive projects in 2000. Imarte has been able to create different research lines based on artistic production, to analyze the changes in the meaning of art and the influence of digital technologies in its processes. Artistic research today establishes a shared code that is not limited to a single model but implies a dynamic space in which different methodologies take part, and by doing so contribute to the accumulation of knowledge. Imarte research team in the Musae project: Eloi Puig (project coordinator), Eugènia Agustí (researcher), Ramon Parramon (researcher), Pilar Rosado (researcher), Marcel Pie (researcher), Marc Padró (researcher), Teresa w (researcher). http://www.ub.edu/imarte/
Professor Lorraine Brennan leads a Human Nutrition and Metabolism group at UCD. She is also the Leader of Nutrition and Health at the Institute of Food and Health. Professor Brennan’s team at UCD aims to identify in the Musae project the main trends along with the main challenges and opportunities within the area of application: food as medicine. The Human Nutrition and Metabolism group at UCD will also lead the dissemination and communication strategy for the lifetime of the project.
The food processing and handling industry is the most significant business among the various manufacturing industries in the entire world that subsidize the highest employability. AI technologies and their implementation in interconnected devices make it possible to assimilate and analyze large quantities of nutritional and medical data, monitor patients’ food intake remotely, and deliver highly targeted nutritional treatments. The team of UB-AI will contribute to studying and showing how AI can contribute to different food-related aspects. Additionally, UB-AI will take care of different AI-related important aspects like the elaboration of the Data Innovation Plan as well as the Definition of the AI Data Collection protocol and process.
Francesco Ferro is the main collaborator of Musae from PAL Robotics. PAL Robotics is a leading company in robotics researching and creating robots and platforms for research, logistics, social service, and retail. For the Musae project, four technological partners will empower the approach by bringing relevant expertise in Artificial Intelligence-UB, wearables-ABACUS, robotics-PAL, and human-machine-interaction-UoM. During the project, technological companies like PAL Robotics will provide consultancy and support for art-tech residences. After the project, PAL Robotics will be able to provide mentorship and support for new upcoming collaborations within (E)DIHs in the format of the Factory Model.
Ab.Acus s.r.l. is a research-driven, market-oriented Innovative SME based in Milan, Italy, and founded in 2006. Ab. Acus’ main goal is spreading and exploiting ICT and engineering-based methodologies in the field of social sciences, humanities, and medicine. Ab.Acus had the opportunity to investigate the impact of Digital Transformation on society in a devoted study commissioned by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). This expertise enables Ab.Acus to be responsible in the Musae project for setting up training and mentoring format for interdisciplinary collaboration, and also for turning concepts into prototypes.
The University of Manchester participates in MUSAE with the Cognitive Robotics Laboratory at the new Manchester Centre for Robotics and AI. This laboratory specializes in cognitive robotics models of trust and language grounding, and in human-robot interaction. The team and laboratory are led by Professor Angelo Cangelosi.