SMARTHEP connects the fields of High Energy Physics (HEP) and Data Science, especially in relation to the challenges of processing large datasets. SMARTHEP is intended as a consortium formed by academic and industrial partners on scientific, technological, and entrepreneurship aspects of both HEP and Data Science.

The results of SMARTHEP will be concrete commercial deliverables and will also benefit the HEP community in providing cutting edge technology for the area of fundamental particles detection, measurement and discoveries. The training aspect of this work is crucial to the SMARTHEP initiative, beyond the industrial applications. The young investigators working within SMARTHEP will also be prepared as professionals in the upcoming and highly demanded area of Data Science. They will have the chance to gather work experiences and training in industry during their PhD degree and establish connections to companies.