A significant digital transformation is underway, disrupting all organizational activities and processes. To fully leverage the opportunities provided by this digital revolution in every business sector, organizations must adapt. Software is the infrastructure that powers this transformation, making the ability to produce high quality software a strategic economic capability. However, software development is in a state of constant crisis.
It is thus essential to build better software faster: being able to develop secure, reliable, and trustworthy systems in a shorter time to market, even by non-technical experts. More often than not, such software systems need to be intelligent and have AI-based components embedded (for example, to communicate with users using voice or text, or to predict future user behaviours based on the analysis of historical data). This is what is called smart software.
BESSER is created with this context in mind. BESSER will build the world’s first open source intelligent low-code platform which will enable professional software engineers but also ordinary citizens and developers to model, generate, personalize and deploy the smart and complex software systems demanded by our society, industry and public administration.
The BESSER platform will also integrate the latest advancements in Generative AI technologies to provide virtual assistants that will be able to help them in all phases of the software life cycle.
Low-code application platforms accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand -coding required. BESSER will develop an innovative low-code platform targeting the development of AI-based software systems.
According to Gartner, the worldwide market for low-code platforms is projected to reach $26.9 billion (€24.5 billion) in 2023, an increase of 19.6% from 2022. And, by 2024, low -code application development is supposed to be responsible for more than 65% of application development activity.
The development and massive adoption of BESSER is fully aligned with LIST’s and the national strategic priorities: significantly improving Luxembourg’s competitiveness by reducing the time -to-market of its products and services, and enhancing their ability to incorporate complex features.