EIT Digital Academy and Fraunhofer FOKUS-Akademie

Online Courses in Open Data and Data Analytics


EIT Digital is the leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation. The EIT Digital Academy delivers technical excellence and entrepreneurial skills and mindset to digital engineers and entrepreneurs at all stages of their careers.

FOKUS-Akademie offers comprehensive ICT training. Their online courses and workshops are delivered by senior scientists from Fraunhofer FOKUS and provide background knowledge on current ICT topics. Their target group are ICT officers, developers, project managers and senior management from SMEs, industry and the public sector.

SGM developed and produced two online courses covering the topics of “Strategic Open Government Data” and “Semantic Business Rules and Decision Models” for the EIT Digital Academy and the Fraunhofer FOKUS-Akademie. These courses target the middle and upper management in industrial companies as well as public organizations.

The courses were designed to convey theoretical concepts and practically oriented application knowledge. They can be implemented as the online part of a blended-learning course as well as a standalone e-learning course.

Technical Solutions for Barrier-Free Public Transport

Evaluation of technical solutions for barrier-free public transport in Berlin

In Berlin there are about 25,000 blind and partially sighted persons, who rely on the use of public transport. By realising the project „2-Sinne-Prinzip in Bussen und Bahnen“ („principle of 2 senses in busses and trams“) the Senate of Berlin and the BVG (the main public transport company of Berlin) pursue their joint objective of providing a barrier-free passenger information system.

In the scope of this project, a participatory model test is realised from February 2018 to February 2019. Several technical solutions for the implementation of the barrier-free 2-senses principle shall be tested in busses, trams and at the respective stops.

In cooperation with BVG, SGM is realising an evaluation of the technical solutions to be tested.