The core objective of the Smart Data Innovation Lab is to strengthen collaboration between industry and academia in the area of data engineering/smart data research. SDIL projects therefore receive free access to the resources of the SDIL lab (i.e. hardware, software, technical and organizational support – any additional funding for e.g. research staff must be secured separately). SDIL projects, typically have a duration of 3-6 months. These can be experiments in collaborative research projects, master theses or other research activities with industry relevance or on industrial data sources.