On 22nd and 23rd of May 2024 the final review of the InterConnect project was successfully completed. During this hybrid event in Brussels the European Commission, reviewers and project leadership met in person and another 35-40 participants joined online. The InterConnect team presented the project's achievements and impacts, lessons learned and exploitation and collaboration beyond the project. The Knowledge Engine plays a vital role in the Semantic Interoperability Framework (SIF), which is one of the key exploitable results of the project. To ensure the SIF's future, we will join hands with, among others, the Big Data Value Association.

With the help of the InterConnect project, we were able to turn an innovative proof-of-concept of the Knowledge Engine into the professional higher TRL software that it is today. The APIs were streamlined, a reasoner tailored to distributed environments was added and we validated the Knowledge Engine in various large scale pilots across Europe.

Also see our previous blog post about InterConnect (https://www.knowledge-engine.eu/blog/interconnect-pilot/).