Il Mondo Maggioli

Le nostre attività integrate affiancano la Pubblica Amministrazione Locale e Centrale, i Liberi Professionisti e le Aziende nel semplificare i processi e migliorare i servizi
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The 'business model'

The business model of the R&D team is based on the self-financing model, therefore a large part of our research activity is based on projects funded by the European Commission through programs such as Horizon 2020, FP7, Connecting Europe Facility and AAL.

In this context we have collaborated closely with hundreds of European companies, universities and public administrations, deepening challenging and heterogeneous application domains such as industry 4.0, e-health, cyber/physical security, augmented reality and others.

In all projects, our role is always linked to activities that involve the use of innovative ICT technologies. Collaboration with some partners has been particularly productive and a common research environment has been created consolidated in various projects.

We are currently actively involved in 18 projects of the Horizon 2020 program.

Opportunities for young people

The R&D department is very important for young people. Among those who participate in the team's activities, many are under 35 and we always try to invite undergraduates and post-graduates to participate in our projects, to apply them concretely on challenging projects in the field of IT technologies and architectures. These experiences contribute to increasing personal skills, at the same time giving the possibility to elaborate research theses or scientific papers.

The initiatives we collaborate with are oriented to specific areas such as Artificial Intelligence, such as Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision and Data Analysis & Predictive, as well as spanning other application domains.

The projects and collaborations range, in any case, on different levels ranging from the regional experience to the European context. With funding from the Puglia Region, the Eolo project is being implemented, a highly innovative cloud services platform to manage the activities of professionals, freelancers and small professional firms; the purpose of the platform is to support users in their daily activities with tools related to their profession and with the joint help of editorial content relevant to their business.

R&D branches

Maggioli R&D department consist of three main branches:

  • Santarcangelo di Romagna (Italy), is the headquarter, from where we manage all projects at a regional, national and international level. Here are also located the main teams of technical development, that bring innovation and cutting-edge dynamics to the Group thanks to the projects experience;
  • Bari (Italy), branch is mainly focused on the development and management of Eolo project. Also, from here we analyse new possibilities for projects at a regional and national level.
  • Athens (Greece), is primarily focused on national projects in the Greek context and un European projects. Our work here covers all the stages of the project: from the proposal writing to the project administration and technical development.

With a total amount of more than 50 employees, the R&D department has seen a rise in the number of collaborators in the last few years thanks to the beginning and development of various important research projects with prestigious international partners, with whom we are studying cutting-edge ICT solutions and new ways to employ the most advanced technologies.

Our Horizon 2020 projects

R&D is currently involved in 18 projects funded by the European Commission through programs such as Horizon 2020, FP7, Connecting Europe Facility and AAL (Active Assisted Living) in the following thematic areas:
- e-Health - Industry 4.0 - Cybersecurity - Cloud Computing - Security -
- 5G - Smart cities - Augmented reality - Energy -

Horizon 2020 projects - eHealth

POSITIVE

Active ageing, cognitive abilities, culture, eHealth, events, fitness, games, learning and training, prevention, social skills, sport - Personalized Platform Assisting Seniors in Healthy, Fulfilled and Active Life
Positive
e-Health

Positive

Call: AAL-2018
Topic: Smart Solutions for Ageing Well
AAL Ref. no.: AAL-2018-5-118
Duration: May 2019 – October 2021 (30 months)
Budget: € 2.441.932,50
Funding: € 1.391.228,75
Role: Business expert - Technical partner
Websitehttps://positive-aal.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/POSITIVE_AAL
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/positiveaal

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POSITIVE project

POSITIVE aims at designing, building and commercializing a digital platform for healthy, mobile seniors to prevent future cognitive and physical decline. The platform tackles the problem of growing loneliness and apathy amongst seniors, caused not necessarily by social isolation resulting from immobility but by a lack of meaningful connections and a clear purpose in life. Seniors desire to be not only consumers but also creators. This frequently overlooked fact creates a disconnect between what seniors want and what society and companies offer them. To alleviate that, POSITIVE is designed to address self-actualization needs of seniors.

POSITIVE consists of online (a) physical events facilitation, and (b) content. Both parts are co-created and sustained by the end users – seniors. The events are led by seniors or external organizations and have a personalized broad range from educational topics, through discussion clubs to organizing startups. Content part includes possibilities to share knowledge, learn, track health and be entertained. In order to differentiate itself from other offers, POSITIVE leverages technology and close user design (e.g., psychology-based gamification) in all services.

Partners

  • Reall (Poland)
  • Maggioli SPA (Italy)
  • Bluepoint Consulting SRL (Romania)
  • Ana Aslan International Foundation (Romania)
  • Eskilara S. Koop Txikia (Spain)
  • Fondazione Santa Lucia (Italy)
  • iHomeLab (Switzerland)

TENDER

Affective Computing, Alzheimer, dementia, eHealth, Integrated Care, Parkinson, Quality of Life, Wellbeing - Affective based Integrated Care for Better Quality of Life
Tender
e-Health

Tender

Call: H2020-SC1-DTH-2018-2020
Topic: SC1-DTH-11-2019: “Large Scale pilots of personalised & outcome based integrated care”
Type: IA
Reference: Grant Agreement No. 875325
Duration: Nov 2019 – Ott 2022 (36 monhs)
Budget: € 5.698.332,50
Funding: € 4.998.282,50
Role: System Integrator • Technological Provider
Websitewww.tender-health.eu/
LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/showcase/tender-eu-project/
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/eu_tender
 

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TeNDER Project

TeNDER will create an integrated care ecosystem for assisting people with chronic diseases of Alzheimer’s (AD), Parkinson’s (PD) and comorbidity with Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) through the use of affect based micro tools. These microservices will recognise the mood of a person and thus adapt the system’s probes to the person’s needs via a multi-sensorial system, even in the most severe cases, and match with clinical (from Electronic Health Records (EHRs)) and clerical patient information, while preserving privacy, monitoring the ethical principles, providing data protection and security, with the result of an increased Quality of Life (QoL). In addition, interactive communication and social services will strength the elderly support, extending their autonomy and care supply chain.

TeNDER will perform 5 large scale pilots, involving 5 user partners and 1500+ TeNDER final users in 4 different European regions, with at least 735 patients (+40% in the patients control group, making a total of 1030 patients), 85 health professionals (physicians mainly), 30 social workers, 570 caregivers (professional and relatives) and 60 other staff (clerks, Hospital IT support, etc.), to provide tailor suited integrated care services to promote wellbeing and health recovery.

Partners

  • Universitad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
  • Maggioli S.p.A. (Italy)
  • DataWizard S.r.l. (Italy)
  • Ubiwhere Lda (Portugal)
  • Elgoline D.o.o (Slovenia)
  • Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (Greee)
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium)
  • European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (Belgium)
  • Servicio Madrileno de Salud (Spain)
  • Schön Klinik Bad Aibling (Germany)
  • Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata” (Italy)
  • Spomincica Alzheimer Slovenija (Slovenia)

INCISIVE

AI, AR, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain, Cancer, Deep learning, eHealth, Federated Learning, Follow-up, Health imaging, HPC, Neural networking, Prediction - A Multimodal AI-based Toolbox and an Interoperable Health Imaging Repository for the Empowerment of Imaging Analysis related to the Diagnosis, Prediction and Follow-up of Cancer
INCISIVE
e-Health

INCISIVE

Call: H2020-SC1-FA-DTS-2019-1
Topic: DT-TDS-05-2020: “AI for Health Imaging”
Type: RIA
Reference: Grant Agreement No. 952179
Duration: Ott 2020 – Mar 2024 (42 months)
Budget: € 9,995,727.50
RoFunding: € 9,995,727.50
Role: • Project Coordinator • System Integrator • Technological Provider • Technical support to the Italian
Website: https://incisive-project.eu/
LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/groups/9022935/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/IncisiveEu
 

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INCISIVE Project

INCISIVE aims to address three major open challenges in order to explore the full potential of AI solutions in cancer imaging: (1) AI challenges unique to medical imaging, (2) Image labelling and annotation and (3) Data availability and sharing. In order to do that INCISIVE will develop and validate: (1) an AI-based toolbox that enhances the accuracy, specificity, sensitivity, interpretability and cost-effectiveness of existing cancer imaging methods, (2) an automated-ML based annotation mechanism to rapidly produce training data for machine learning research and (3) a pan-European repository federated repository of medical images, that will enable the secure donation and sharing of data in compliance with ethical, legal and privacy demands, increasing accessibility to datasets and enabling experimentation of AI-based solutions.

The INCISIVE models and analytics will utilize various cancer imaging scans, biological data and EHRs, and will be trained with 1 PB of available data provided by 8 partners within the project. INCISIVE solution will be investigated in three validation studies for Lung, Breast, Prostate and Colorectal Cancer, taking place in 8 sites, from 5 countries (Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Serbia), with participation of at least 2,600 patients and a total duration of 1,5 year. INCISIVE moves beyond the state of the art, by improving sensitivity and specificity of lower cost scanning methods, accurately predicting the tumor spread, evolution and relapse, enhancing interpretability of results and “democratizing” imaging data.

Partners

  • Maggioli S.p.A. (Italy)
  • Centro Regionale ICT SCRL (Italy)
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Greece)
  • Centre for Reseach and Technology Hellas (Greece)
  • Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (Spain)
  • European Dynamics SA (Luxembourg)
  • Telesto IoT Solutions Ltd. (UK)
  • Innosystems Ltd. (Greece)
  • Squaredev BV (Belgium)
  • Visaris D.o.o (Serbia)
  • University of Naples Federico II (Italy)
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece)
  • Cipro University of Technology (Cyprus)
  • Kingston University (UK)
  • Hellenic Cancer Society (Greece)
  • Cipro Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (Cyprus)
  • University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy)
  • University of Athens (Greece)
  • University of Helsinki (Finland)
  • University of Novi Sad (Serbia)
  • German Oncology Centre (Cyprus)
  • Biomedical Research Institute August Sunyer (Spain)
  • Foundation Tic Salut (Spain)
  • Time.Lex (Belgium)
  • White Research SPRL (Belgium)
  • Medtronic SA (Spain)

ONCORELIEF

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Cancer, eHealth, Quality of Life, Wellbeing - A Digital Guardian Angel Enhancing Cancer Patient’s Wellbeing and Health Status Improvement Following Treatment
ONCORELIEF
e-Health

ONCORELIEF

Call: H2020-SC1-DTH-2018-2020
Topic: SC1-DTH-11-2019: “Big data and Artificial Intelligence for monitoring health status and quality of life after the cancer treatment”
Type: IA
Reference: Grant Agreement No. 875392
Duration: Gen 2020 – Dic 2022 (36 months)
Budget: € 4.872.250,00
RoFounding: € 4.872.250,00
Role: Technical Coordinator, System Integrator, Technological Provider
Website: www.oncorelief.eu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/oncorelief-project-648a711a9/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OncoRelief

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ONCORELIEF Project

The burden of cancer is rising globally and is estimated to have reached 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths in 2018. Despite the rising cancer incidence, improvements in early detection and therapeutic treatment have improved cancer survival. As a consequence, the number of cancer survivors is increasing globally, creating the need to improve not only treatment but also wellness and follow‐up care. Cancer treatment often involves combined modalities such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. In the past decades, more effective and targeted therapeutic modalities and less destructive cancer treatments have been developed such as immunotherapy and drug‐targeted therapy. Even so, cancer and its treatment have important physical and psychosocial sequelae.

ONCORELIEF will leverage the above 6 drivers in order to skillfully and methodologically overcome technical challenges, by introducing new approaches that will allow the utilization of big datasets in order to develop a user-centered AI System to facilitate the integration of QoL assessment instruments through the use of PROMs and PREMs in order to improve post-treatment health status, increase the wellbeing, and follow‐up care of cancer patients. This will be achieved through an intuitive smart digital assistant (Guardian Angel), able to provide personalized support in post-treatment activities and tasks, suggest actions regarding the patients’ overall health-status, improved wellbeing and active health-care and ultimately maintain him/her engaged on a wellness journey that will safeguard his/her health over the foreseeable prolonged post-cancer treatment period.

Partners

  • Exus Software Ltd. (UK)
  • Maggioli S.p.A. (Italy)
  • InnoSystems IKE (Greece)
  • CareAcross Ltd. (UK)
  • Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (Greece)
  • Suite5 Data Intelligence Solutions (Cyprus)
  • MCS Datalabs GmbH (Germany)
  • Fraunhofer ITWM (Germany)
  • University Medical Center Mainz (Germany)
  • Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna (Italy)
  • Istituto Scientifico Romagnolo per lo Studio e la Cura dei Tumori (Italy)
  • Schön Klinik Bad Aibling (Portugal)
  • Time.Lex (Belgium)

CARERSUPPORT

Caregiver, collaboration, dementia, Psychological support, tele-consulting, training - Integrated Platform for Informal Carers’ Training, Tele-consulting and Collaboration
CARERSUPPORT
e-Health

CARERSUPPORT

Call: AAL-2012-5-245
ObjectiveICT-base solutions for (self-)management of daily life activities of older adults at home
AAL: Ref. no. AAL-2012-5-245
Duration: Mag 2014 – Dic 2016 (32 months)
Budget: € 2.309.596,00
RoFounding: € 1.294.642,00
Role: Project Coordinator, System Integrator
Website: www.carersupport.eu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8415187/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CarerSupport_EU

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CARERSUPPORT Project

CarerSupport integrated, deployed and tested an integrated ICT platform enabling the participation and collaboration of informal carers, psychologists and health professionals towards facilitating the training, learning, orientation, and psychological support. In particular, the project deployed and offered to informal carers:

  1. Training, learning and orientation programmes, including general-purpose training programmes and programmes that emphasize on the carers’ digital skills. The former includes introductory blended-learning programmes emphasizing on the needs of elderly, and on how to plan and perform the most common care-related activities. The latter enables carers to use and fully leverage ICT based solutions for active ageing and social inclusion.
  2. Psychological support services, aiming at alleviating the stress of informal carers, while at the same time providing them with emotional support. It includes social support services, services facilitating carers to discharge their role, services alleviating stress and boosting mental health, as well as services that minimize or eliminate smoking and drinking. The support provided facilitates carers to deal with their own sorrow and sense of impending loss.
  3. Collaboration services, which emphasize communication and experience sharing between formal and informal carers. The main goal of these services is to achieve knowledge transfer from experienced formal carers to the (usually) less experienced informal carers. As part of those services synchronous services for advice and handling/dealing with emergencies are provided.

CarerSupport was piloted with the participation of 200 informal carers, formal carers and stakeholders in 7 different pilot sites from 4 European countries (Italy, Norway, Romania and Switzerland).

Partners

  • Maggioli SPA (Italy)
  • BluePoint Consulting SRL (Romania)
  • Soutank AG (Svitzerland)
  • iHomeLab (Svitzerland)
  • Universitetet i Oslo (Norway)
  • Kommunesamarbeidet i Vestfold (Norway)
  • Oslo Kommune (Norway)
  • Ana Aslan International Foundation (Romania)

SOCIABLE

Cognitive training games, dementia, Elderly networking, MCI, mental reinforcement, social interaction - Motivating Platform for Elderly Networking, Mental Reinforcement, and Social Interaction
SOCIABLE
e-Health

SOCIABLE

Call: FP7 CIP-ICT-PSP-2008-2
Objectivecognitive problems, combining assistive and independent living technologies
Duration: Mag 2009 – Ott 2012 (36 months)
Budget: € 4.599.998,00
RoFounding: € 2.299.998,00
Role: Technological provider - Dissemination & Exploitation Leader
Website: www.cognitivetraining.eu

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SOCIABLE Project

SOCIABLE piloted a radically new ICT based approach for integrated support of mental activity, as well as boosting of social interaction for individuals that have been diagnosed to suffer from mild dementia. SOCIABLE integrated human support and care services offered by care centers and specialized/expert operators (e.g., geriatric internist, geriatric psychiatrist, neurologist, neuropsychologist), with state-of-the-art ICT infrastructure and independent living technologies.

This new approach was build upon three tested technological pillars, which had proven therapeutical value, namely:

  • a novel perceptive mixed reality interfaces based on multi-touch surfaces
  • an open platform for cognitive training games development, which allows the flexible creation and customization of cognitive training games, and “profiling” and social “matching” capabilities boosting social networking and interaction between aged individuals

SOCIABLE was piloted with the participation of 350 senior citizens in 7 different pilot sites from 4 European countries (Greece, Italy, Norway and Spain).

Overall, SOCIABLE integrated, deployed and operated an innovative ICT-enabled online service for assessing and accordingly reinforcing the mental state of the elderly through pleasant gaming activities for cognitive training, while at the same time boosting their social networking and activating their day-to-day interpersonal interactions. SOCIABLE was envisaged as a service with high potential for societal impact that could add significant value to current service offerings of care services providers. Furthermore, it was associated with a clear business potential for sustainability and wider use by care service providers within (but also outside of) the SOCIABLE consortium.

Partners

  • SingularLogic SA (Greece)
  • Maggioli SPA (Italy)
  • PREVI SL (Spain)
  • Trondheim Kommune (Norvay)
  • Hygeia Hospital (Greece)
  • Social Policy Centre of the Municipality of Kifissia (Greece)
  • Municipality of Forlì (Italy)
  • Morgagni Pierantoni Hospital (Italy)
  • Fondazione Santa Lucia (Italy)
  • University of Valencia (Spain)
  • AIJU (Spain)

Horizon 2020 projects - Industry 4.0

FACTLOG

Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Digital Twins, Cognitive Manufacturing, Energy Efficiency - Energy aware Optimization, Remote sensing, Resource efficiency Energy-Aware Factory Analytics for Process Industries
FACTLOG
Industry 4.0

FACTLOG

Call: H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018-2020
Topic: DT-SPIRE-06-2019: “Digital technologies for improved performance in cognitive production plants”
Type: IA
Reference.: Grant Agreement No. 869951
Duration: Nov 2019 – Apr 2023 (42 months)
Budget: € 9.201.124,50
ReFounding: € 7.089.837,00
Role: Project Coordinator; Technical Coordinator; Technological Provider; System Integrator; Pilots Coordinator
Website: web: http://factlog.eu/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/factlog-project/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Factlog_EU

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FACTLOG project

By incorporating different pipelines of machine learning and analytical tools at different levels (from machines to process steps and from processes to the whole production plant), FACTLOG enables the realization of the Cognitive Factory as an ensemble of independent but intertwined ECTs, that are (i) able to self-learn, and thus to effectively detect and react to anomalies and disruptions but also to opportunities that may arise, (ii) enjoy a local or global view of operations and (iii) are capable for short-, mid- and long-term reasoning and optimization.

FACTLOG is driven by several specific, yet indicative, business cases in the process industry and focuses its innovation regarding analytics, AI and optimization on the deployment and assessment of coherent Enhanced Cognitive Twins for the specific sectors represented in FACTLOG and even for the plants in which it will be pilot tested and evaluated. It will be implemented by a just right consortium of twenty partners, five of which are manufacturers and a further three represent manufacturing clusters. Technology and scientific contributors from leading academic institute and focused ICT vendors (mostly SMEs) bring in all necessary knowledge and innovation.

Partners

  • Maggioli SPA (Italy)
  • Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece)
  • University of Piraeus Reseach Centre (Greece)
  • Ecole Poltechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  • Institut Josef Stefan (Slovenia)
  • Qlector DOO (Slovenia)
  • Jems DOO (Slovenia)
  • Nissatech Innovation Centre (Serbia)
  • Technical University of Crete (Grecia)
  • Turkiye Petrol Rafinerileri AS (Turkey)
  • Konnektable Technologies Ltd. (Irland)
  • Control 2K Ltd. (United Kingdom)
  • BRC Reinfrocement Ltd (United Kingdom)
  • Unparallel Innovation LDA (Portugal)
  • Fratelli Piacenza SPA (Italy)
  • Domina Srl (Italy)
  • Siveco SA (Romania)
  • Griro SA (Romania)
  • Hanse Aerospace Wirtschaftsdienst GmbH (Germany)
  • Tages AS (Turkey)

KYKLOS 4.0

Circular Economy, Cyber-Physical Systems, Industry 4.0, Smart Factories, Smart Manufacturing - An Advanced Circular and Agile Manufacturing Ecosystem based on Rapid Reconfigurable Manufacturing Process and Individualized Consumer Preferences
KYKLOS 4.0
Industry 4.0

KYKLOS 4.0

Call: H2020-DT-2018-2020
Topic: DT-ICT-07-2018-2019: “Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories”
Type: IA
Reference: Grant Agreement No. 872570
Duration: Gen 2020 – Giu 2023 (42 months)
Budget: € 19.248.200,00
ReFounding: € 15.948.875,00
Role: System Integrator; Technological Provider; 
Website: https://kyklos40project.eu
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/kyklos-4-0-eu-project/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kyklos40Project
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kyklos40Project

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KYKLOS 4.0 project

KYKLOS 4.0 will demonstrate, in a realistic, measurable, and replicable way the transformative effects that CPS, PLM, LCA, AR and AI technologies and methodologies will have to the Circular Manufacturing (CM) Framework. To this end, Kthe project will (1) perform large-scale piloting in 7 pilots to demonstrate the technical, environmental and economic viability of its ecosystem to reshape intra-factory processes and services, (2) show the value in terms of operational efficiency improvements by at least 15%, (3) deliver resources reusable solutions (second use of material, part and components reuse) for the whole manufacturing sectors, (4) ensure scalability for future scale of novel CM technologies and services at least at the level of year 2024, (5) engage over 100 key European industry actors, (6) transfer knowledge and technology to increase use of KYKLOS 4.0 Ecosystem to at least 50%, (7) strengthen the position of Europen CM technologies providers and sector fostering a market share of up to 12%, (8) pursue a strong plan for sustainability by incubating at least 3 post-project replication sites, and (9) mobilize additional sector investments of at least 6 times the EC contribution.

Partners

  • Tecnalia Research and Innovation (Spain)
  • Maggioli S.p.A. (Italy)
  • Centro di Ricerche Europeo di Tecnologie Design e Materiali (Italy)
  • Hellenic Urban Non-Profit Organisation (Greece)
  • Jotne EPM Technology (Finland)
  • F6S network Lrd. (United Kingdom)
  • Fraunhofer FOKUS (Germany)
  • European Digitial SME Alliance (Belgium)
  • Centre Internacional De Metodes Numerics en Energia (Spain)
  • Cirtes Src (France)
  • Siveco SA (Romania)
  • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece)
  • GFT Srl (Italy)
  • Konnektable Technologies Limited (Irland)

Partners

  • Universitad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
  • PDMFC (Portugal)
  • Engineers for Business (Greece)
  • Algo Systems (Greece)
  • Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal)
  • Innovacts Ltd. (Cyprus)
  • Astilleros de Santander (Spain)
  • GE Medical Systems (Israel)
  • Vestel Elektronik AS (Turkey)
  • Continental Automotive SRL (Romania)
  • Pro Medicare SRL (Italy)
  • Diad Group SRL (Italy)
  • Kanfit Ltd. (Israel)
  • Pindos Agricultural Cooperative (Greece)

AQUASPICE

Digital twin, Water cyber-physical system, Water quality monitoring, Water systems monitoring, Water technology - Advancing Sustainability of Process Industries through Digital and Circular Water Use Innovations
AQUASPICE
Industry 4.0

AQUASPICE

Call: H2020-LCCI-EASME-2020
Topic: CE-SPIRE-07-2020: “Preserving fresh water: recycling industrial waters industry”
Type: IA
Reference: Grant Agreement No. 958396
Duration: December 2020 – May 2024 (42 months)
Budget: € 12,847,491.81
ReFounding: € 11,055,247.94
Role: System Integrator, Technological Provider
Website: https://aquaspice.eu/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/aquaspice/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AquaSPICE1

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AQUASPICE project

AquaSPICE aims at materializing circular water use in the European Process Industries, fostering awareness in resource-efficiency and delivering compact solutions for industrial applications. That challenging aim necessitates (i) multiple state-of-the-art water treatment and re-use technologies, (ii) diverse closer-loop practices regarding water, energy and substances, (iii) a cyber-physical-system controller in the form of a system for real-time monitoring, assessment and optimization of water (re-)use at different interconnected levels and (iv) an effective methodological, regulatory and business framework. AquaSPICE not only offers these but claims their sufficiency, as also supported by the breadth of European process industries who are here to evaluate (i)-(iv).

AquaSPICE’s innovations emanate from the requirements of 6 Case Studies, involving 8 industrial actors (DOW, BASF, Water-Link, Solvay, ARETUSA, Agricola, JEMS and TUPRAS) in 6 EU countries (Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Slovenia and Romania) and 1 associated country (Turkey).

Partners

  • Maggioli SpA (Italy)
  • Universiteit Ghent (Belgium)
  • Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)
  • Technical University of Crete (Greece)
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Greece)
  • Athens University of Economics and Business (Greece)
  • University of Huddersfield (United Kingdom)
  • Business Development Group SRL (Romania)
  • Strane Innovation (France)
  • Audecia Business School (France)
  • Qlector Doo (Slovenia)
  • Acceligence Ltd (Cyprus)
  • Evides Industrewater BV (The Netherlands)
  • HZ University of Applied Sciences (The Netherlands)

Partners

  • Rheinisch Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (Germany)
  • DOW Olefinverbund GmbH (Germany)
  • DOW Benelux (The Netherlands)
  • BASF Antwerpen NV (Belgium)
  • Solvay Chimica SpA (Italy)
  • Consorzio Aretusa (Italy)
  • Tupras (Turkey)
  • Jems Doo (Slovenia)
  • Agricola International SA (Romania)
  • Engie Laboralec (Belgium)
  • Water Link (Belgium)
  • KWR Water BV (The Netherlands)
  • Fundacio Eurecat (Spain)
  • VITO (Belgium)
  • Water Europe (Belgium)

ENERMAN

Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, Smart Manifacturing - Energy efficient Manufacturing System Management
ENERMAN
Industry 4.0

ENERMAN

Call: H2020-NMBP-TR-IND-2020
Topic: DT-FOF-09-2020: “Energy-efficient manufaactoring system management”
Type: IA
Reference: Grant Agreement No. 958478
Duration: Gen 2021 – Dic 2023 (36 months)
Budget: € 12,202,500.00
ReFounding: € 9,758,587.50
Role: Technical Coordinator, System Integrator, Technological Provider

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ENERMAN project

ENERMAN envisions the factory as a living organism that can manage its energy consumption in an autonomous way. It will create an energy sustainability management framework collecting data from the factory and holistically process them to create dedicated energy sustainability metrics. These values will be used to predict energy trends using industrial processes, equipment and energy cost models. ENERMAN will deliver an autonomous, intelligent decision support engine that will evaluate the predicted trends and access if they match predefined energy consumption sustainability KPIs. If the KPIs are not met, ENERMAN will suggest and implement changes in energy affected production lines control processes: an energy aware flexible control loop on various factory processes will be deployed.

The ENERMAN administrators will be able to use the above mechanisms in order to identify how future changes in the production lines can impact energy sustainability using the ENERMAN prediction engine (based on digital twins) to visualize possible sustainability results when in-factory changes are made in equipment, production line. The ENERMAN digital twin will predict the economic cost of the consumed energy based on the collected and predicted Energy Peak load tariff, Renewable Energy System self-production, the variations in demand response, possible virtual generation and prosumer aggregation. Finally, ENERMAN considers the operators actions within the production chain as part of a factory’s energy fingerprint since their activity within the factory impacts the various production lines. In ENERMAN, we include a training mechanism with suggested personnel good practices for energy sustainability improvement through the production lines. Current and predicted energy consumption/sustainability trends on specific assets of the factory are collected and visualized in a Virtual, eXtended reality model of the factory to enhance the situational energy awareness of the factory personnel.

Partners

  • Centro Regionale ICT SCRL (Italy)
  • Depuy Unlimited (Irland)
  • FH OO Forschungs & Entwicklungs GmbH (Germany)
  • Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy)
  • Infineon Technologies (Germany)
  • ASAS (Turkey)
  • Institut Superieur de Mecanique de Paris (France)
  • Maggioli S.p.A. (Italy)
  • AVL List GmbH (Austria)

I Partners Europei

  • SimPlan AG (Germany)
  • Yiotis SA (Greece)
  • ITML Ltd (Cyprus)
  • Prima Electro Spa (Italy)
  • 3DNew technologies SRL (Italy)
  • Stomana Industry SA (Bulgaria)
  • Sphynx Technology Solutions (Switzerland)
  • Telecommunication Systems Institute (Greece)
  • Athena Research Centre (Greece)
  • AEGIS IT Research GmbH (Germany)
  • University of Cuprus (Cyprus)
  • University of Patras (Greece)

Horizon 2020 projects - Cybersecurity

GUARD

Artificial Intelligence, Blackchain, Cybersecuirty, Digital Service Chains, Information Security, Threat Detection - A Cybersecurity Framework to Guarantee Reliability and Trust for Digital Service Chains
GUARD
Cybersecurity

GUARD

Call: H2020-SU-ICT-2018-2020
Topic: SU-ICT-01-2018: “Dynamic countering of cyber-attacks”
Type: IA
Reference: Grant Agreement No. 833456
Duration: Mag 2019 – Apr 2022 (36 months)
Budget: € 5.443.250,00
ReFounding: € 4.684.700,00
Role: Project Coordinator, Quality Manager. Demonstrator. Exploitation Leader
Website: https://guard-project.eu/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/guard-project/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Guard_Project

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GUARD project

GUARD aims to develop an open and extensible platform for advanced assurance and protection of trustworthy and reliable business chains spanning multiple administrative domains and heterogeneous infrastructures. The purpose is manifold: i) to increase the information base for analysis and detection, while preserving privacy, ii) to improve the detection capability by data correlation between domains and sources, iii) to verify reliability and dependability by formal methods that take into account configuration and trust properties of the whole chain, and iv) to increase awareness by better propagation of knowledge to the humans in the loop.

The distinctive approach of GUARD will be the architectural separation between analysis and data sources, mediated by proper abstraction; this paradigm will result in an open, modular, pluggable, extendable, and scalable security framework. This holistic solution will blend security-by-design with enhanced inspection and detection techniques, raising situational awareness at different levels of the companies’ structure by tailored informative contents, so to enable quick and effective reaction to cyber-threats.

Partners

  • Maggioli SPA (Italy)
  • Italtel SPA (Italy)
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
  • Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (Italy)
  • Fiware Foundation eV (Germany)
  • Wobcom GmbH (Germany)
  • Minds & Sparks GmbH (Austria)
  • Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (Austria)
  • Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece)
  • Eight Bells Ltd. (Cyprus)
  • NaRegno Unitoowa i Akademicka Siec Komputerowa (Poland)
  • MC2 Innovations (Poland)
  • Law and Internet Foundation (Bulgaria)
  • JIG Internet Consulting (Spain)
  • University of Rome “Tor Vergata” Hospital (Italy)

CYRENE

Conformity Assessment Process, Cybersecurity, Risk Assessment, Security Certification Scheme, Supply Chain - Certifying the Security and Resilience of Supply Chain Services
CYRENE
Cybersecurity

CYRENE

Call:    H2020-SU-ICT-2019
Topic:    SU-ICT-02-2020: “Building blocks for resilience in evolving ICT systems”
Type:    RIA
References: Grant Agreement No. 952690
Duration: Ott 2020 – Set 2023 (36 months)
Budget: € 4,992,750.00
ReFounding: € 4,992,750.00
Role: Project Coordinator, System Integrator
Website: www.cyrene.eu
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cyrene-project/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CYRENE_H2020

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CIRENE project

CYRENE vision is to enhance the security, privacy, resilience, accountability and trustworthiness of Supply Chains (SCs) through the provision of a novel and dynamic Conformity Assessment Process (CAP) that evaluates the security and resilience of supply chain services, the interconnected IT infrastructures composing these services and the individual devices that support the operations of the SCs. In order to meet its objective, the proposed Conformity Assessment Process is based on a collaborative, multi-level evidence -driven, Risk and Privacy Assessment Approach that support, at different levels, the SCs security officers and operators to recognize, identify, model, and dynamically analyse advanced persistent threats and vulnerabilities as well as to handle daily cybersecurity and privacy risks and data breaches.

CYRENE will be validated in the scope of realistic scenarios/conditions comprising of real-life supply chain infrastructures and end-users. Furthermore, the project will ensure the active engagement of a large number of external stakeholders as a means of developing a wider ecosystem around the project’s results, which will set the basis for CYRENE’s large scale adoption and global impact.

Partners

  • Maggioli S.p.A. (Italy)
  • Centro Ricerche Fiat SCPA (Italy)
  • Valencia Port Authority (Spain)
  • Stockholms University (Sveden)
  • Telecommunication Systems Institute (Greece)
  • University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences (Serbia)
  • Focal Point SPRL (Belgium)
  • Hyperborea Srl (Italy)
  • Cyberlenses BV (The Netherlands)
  • Zelus IKE (Greece)
  • Sphynx Technology Solutions AG (Switzerland)
  • ITML Ltd (Cyprus)
  • Ubitech Ltd (Cyprus)

DATAVAULTS

Anonimity, Data control, Data ownership, Personal data protection, Privacy, Privacy preservation, Trust - Persistent Personal Data Vaults Empowering a Secure and Privacy Preserving Data Storage, Analysis, Sharing and Monetisation Platform
DATAVAULTS
Cybersecurity

DATAVAULTS

Call: H2020-ICT-2018-2020
Topic: ICT-13-2018: “Supporting the emergence of data markets and the data economy ”
Tiype: IA
Reference: Grant Agreement No. 871755
Duration: Gen 2020 – Dic 2022 (36 months)
Budget: € 7.664.755,00
ReFounding: € 5.999.995,00
Role: System Integrator, Technological Provider, Dissemination Leader
Website: www.datavaults.eu/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/datavaults-h2020-project/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DataVaultsH2020 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DataVaults-H2020-Project-104528694494271/

 

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DATAVAULTS project

DataVaults aims to deliver a framework and a platform that has personal data, coming from diverse sources in its centre and that defines secure, trusted and privacy preserving mechanisms allowing individuals to take ownership and control of their data and share them at will, through flexible data sharing and fair compensation schemes with other entities (companies or not).

The overall approach will rejuvenate the personal data value chain, which could from now on be seen as a multi-sided and multi-tier ecosystem governed and regulated by smart contracts which safeguard personal data ownership, privacy and usage and attributes value to the ones who produce it.

Partners

  • Fraunhofer FOKUS (Germany)
  • Atos SA (Spain)
  • Artificious (Belgium)
  • Assentian Europe Ltd. (Israel)
  • Infineon Technologies AG (Germany)
  • Infineon Technologies AG (Austria)
  • Maggioli S.p.A. (Italy)
  • UBITECH Ubiquitos Solutions (Greece)
  • Suite5 data Intelligence Solutions Ltd. (Cyprus)

Partners

  • A7 Software (Belgium)
  • ETA Consulting (Italy)
  • Danish Technical University (Danmark)
  • Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Spain)
  • Olympiakos Stadium (Greece)
  • Comune di Prato (Italy)
  • MyEnergia SL (Spain)
  • Piraeus Municipality (Greece)

CYBERSANE

Advanced Persistent Threats, Critical Information Infrastructures, Cybersecurity, Incident Response, Machine Learning, Threat Detection - A Cybersecurity Incident Handling, Warning and Response System for the European Critical Infrastructures
CYBERSANE
Cybersecurity

CYBERSANE

Call: H2020-SU-ICT-2018-2020
Topic: SU-ICT-01-2018: “Dynamic countering of cyber-attacks”
Type: IA
Reference: Grant Agreement No. 833683
Duration: Set 2019 – Ago 2022 (36 months)
Budget: € 6.146.737,50
ReFounding: € 4.985.550,00
Role: Technical Coordinator; Exploitation Leader
Website: https://www.cybersane-project.eu/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cybersane-h220/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CyberSANEH2020 

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CYBERSANE project

CyberSANE aims to enhance the security and resilience of Critical Information Infrastructures (CIIs) by providing a dynamic collaborative, warning and response system supporting and guiding security officers and operators (e.g. Incident Response professionals) to recognize, identify, dynamically analyze, forecast, treat and respond to advanced persistent threats (APTs) and handle their daily cyber incidents utilizing and combining both structured data (e.g. logs and network traffic) and unstructured data (e.g. data coming from social networks and dark web).

In achieving that aim, CyberSANE will introduce a holistic and privacy-aware approach in handling security incidents, addressing the complexity of these nets consisting of cyber assets hosted in cross-border, heterogeneous Critical Information Infrastructures (CIs). Moreover, CyberSANE is fully in-line with relevant regulations (such as the GDPR and NIS directive), which requires organizations to increase their preparedness, improve their cooperation with each other, and adopt appropriate steps to manage security risks, report and handle security incidents. 

Partners

  • Projecto Desenvolvimento Manutencao Formacao e Consultadorialda (Portugal)
  • Atos SA (Spain)
  • S2 Group (Spain)
  • Maggioli SPA (Italy)
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
  • Institut National de Recherche Eninformatique et Automatique (France)
  • Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece)
  • Katholike Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
  • Institut Josef Stefan (Slovenia)
  • Ubitech Ltd. (Greece)
  • Sidroco Holdings Ltd. (Ciprus)
  • Sphynx Technology Solutions AG (Switzerland)
  • Fundacion Valenciaport (Spain)
  • Lightsource Labs Ltd. (Ireland)

MITIGATE

BigData, Cloud Computing, Critical Infrastructures Protection, Cybersecurity, Maritime Supply Chain, Ports, Risk Management, Social Media - Multidimensional, Integrated, Risk Assessment Framework and Dynamic, Collaborative Risk Management Tools for Critical Information Infrastructures
MITIGATE
Cybersecurity

MITIGATE

Call: H2020-DS-2014-1
Topic: DS-06-2014: “Risk Management and Assurance Models”
Type: IA
Reference: Grant Agreement No. 653212
Duration: Set 2015 – Feb 2018 (30 months)
Budget: € 3.549.871,00
ReFounding: € 3.109.797,00
Role: Open Intelligence and Big Data analytics for threat forecasting and prediction; Cloud-based configuration management and governance infrastructure; Services integration and testing; Continuous technical support and management of incidents; Services and processes continuous improvement; Business and sustainability planning
Website: www.mitigateproject.eu
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8472607/

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MITIGATE project

MITIGATE will realize a radical shift in risk management methodologies for the maritime sector towards a collaborative evidence-driven Maritime Supply Chain Risk Assessment (g-MSCRA) approach that alleviates the limitations of state-of-the-art risk management frameworks. To this end, the project will integrate, validate and commercially exploit an effective, collaborative, standards-based risk management (RM) system for port’s critical information infrastructures (CIIs), which shall consider all threats arising from the global supply chain, including threats associated with portCIIs interdependencies and associated cascading effects.

The MITIGATE system will enable port and other maritime supply chain participants’ operators to manage their security in a holistic, integrated and cost-effective manner, while at the same time producing and sharing knowledge associated with the identification, assessment and quantification of cascading effects from the global ports’ supply chain. In this way, they will be able to predict potential security incidents, but also to mitigate and minimize the consequences of divergent security threats and their cascading effects in the most cost-effective way, i.e. based on evidence associated with simulation scenarios and security assurance models.

Partners

  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. (Germany)
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (Austria)
  • University of Piraeus Research Centre (Greece)
  • University of Brighton (united Kingdom)
  • Maggioli SPA (Italy)
  • SingularLogic Computer Applications SRL (Romania)
  • Piraeus Port Authority (Greece)
  • Port of Ravenna Authority (Italy)
  • Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile (Italy)
  • Fundación Valenciaport (Spain)
  • Dbh Logistics IT AG (Germany)

Horizon 2020 projects - Cloud Computing

UNICORN

Cloud Apps Lifecycle Management, Cloud Computing, Cloud Governance, Elasticity-by-Design, Multi-Cloud Orchestration, Multi-Cloud Services, Security-by-Design - A Novel Framework for Multi-Cloud Services Development, Orchestration, Deployment and Continuous Management Fostering Cloud Technologies Uptake from Digital SMEs and Start-ups
UNICORN
Cloud Computing

UNICORN

Call: H2020-ICT-2016-1
Topic: ICT-06-2016: “Cloud Computing”
Type: IA
Reference: Grant Agreement No. 731846
Duration: Gen 2017 – Dic 2019 (36 months)
Budget: € 4.173.850,00
ReFounding: € 3.415.487,00
Role: • UNICORN framework and platform integrator • Code maintenance and software quality assurance manager • Cloud computing resource manager • Risk manager • Market analysis, exploitation and business planning contributor
Website: www.unicorn-project.eu

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UNICORN project

UNICORN aims to simplify the design, deployment and management of secure and elastic – by design – multi-cloud services. This will be achieved by i) development and design libraries that will provide security enforcement mechanisms, data privacy restrictions, monitoring metric collection and resource management across multiple cloud sites; ii) enabling continuous orchestration and automatic optimization of portable and dynamic cloud services running on virtual instances or micro-execution containers for increased security, data protection privacy and vast resource (de)allocation.

Towards this end, and building upon this umbrella concept, the UNICORN vision can be considered two-fold: to enable software developers to design and develop secure and elastic applications and to increase the awareness of all stakeholders, in particular SMEs and Startups. UNICORN will reduce software release time and provide a powerful tool for SMEs to improve software design and continuous productivity enhancement.

Partners

  • CAS Software AG (Germany)
  • Maggioli SPA (Italy)
  • Ubitech EPE (Greece)
  • Suite5 Ltd. (United Kingdom)
  • University of Cipro (Cyprus)
  • Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece)
  • European Digital SME Alliance (Belgium)
  • Deutsches Institut fuer Normung e.V. (Germany)
  • Steinbeis Beratungzentren GmbH (Germany)
  • Universitad Politecnica de Cartagena (Spain)
  • Redikod AB (Sweden)

ARCADIA

Highly distributed applications, programmable infrastructure, reconfigurable by design, Software development paradigm - A Novel Reconfigurable-by-Design Highly Distributed Applications Development Paradigm over Programmable Infrastructure
ARCADIA
Cloud Computing

ARCADIA

Call: H2020-ICT-2014-1
Topic: ICT-09-2014: “Tools and Methods for Software Development”
Type: RIA
Reference: Grant Agreement No. 645372
Duration: Gen 2015 – Dic 2017 (36 months)
Budget: € 3.543.864,00
ReFounding: € 3.543.864,00
Role: Sviluppo plugin ARCADIA IDE; Use case leader; Business and exploitation leader
Website: www.arcadia-framework.eu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/eu_arcadia 

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ARCADIA project

ARCADIA aims to facilitate application developers to develop a software that is able to take advantage of the underlying infrastructure, while in parallel support the deployment and dynamic configuration of applications in an optimal and autonomic manner. The proposed framework will rely on the design and development of a novel reactive software development paradigm for concurrent and highly distributed applications as well as the design and development of holistic applications’ deployment and management framework over programmable infrastructure. The notion of breakdown of applications in a set of micro-services along with the definition of appropriate service chaining schemes that are used during the applications’ deployment and execution time is dominant within the project. Adoption of principles and techniques already available in novel software engineering paradigms as well as those evolved within the Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) era are highly envisaged.

ARCADIA’s reference implementation and developed toolkits are going to facilitate application developers to design and develop infrastructural-agnostic applications and lead to the evolvement of novel and innovative paradigms for the deployment of advanced applications, boosting in this way their productivity as well as the competitiveness of the EU software development industry. Furthermore, the development of applications executed over programmable infrastructure will enable the deployment of eco-systems offering a plethora of innovation opportunities for software industry as well as SMEs. Advanced applications and end-to-end services may be introduced at lower risk while keeping the network reliable and secure and improving its utilization and operational efficiency.

Partners

  • National University of Irlanda – Galway (Ireland)
  • Stiftelsen SINTEF (Norvay)
  • Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni (Italy)
  • Univerza v Ljubljani (Slovenia)
  • UBITECH EPE (Greece)
  • WINGS ICT Solutions EPE (Greece)
  • ADITESS Ltd. (Cyprus)
  • Maggioli SPA (Italy)

Horizon 2020 projects - Security

SEARCH & RESCUE

Crisis Management, People Rescue, Technologies for First Responders - Emerging Technologies for Early Location of Entrapped Victims under Collapsed Structures and Advanced Wearables for Risk Assessment and First Responders Safety in SAR operations
SEARCH & RESCUE
Security

SEARCH & RESCUE

Call: H2020-SU-SEC-2018-2019-2020
Topic: SU-DRS02-2019: “Technologies for First Responders”
Type: RIA
Reference: Grant Agreement No. 882897
Duration: Lug 2020 – Giu 2023 (36 months)
Budget: € 7.890.585,00
ReFounding: € 7.890.585,00
Role: System Integrator
Website: https://search-and-rescue.eu/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/search-and-rescue-project-6b75621b4/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaR_H2020

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SEARCH & RESCUE project

The Search and Rescue project will design, implement and test through a series of large scale pilot scenarios a highly interoperable, modular open architecture platform for first responders capitalising on expertise and technological infrastructure from both COncORDE and IMPRESS FP7 projects. The governance model of Search and Rescue will be designed to operate more effectively and its architectural structure will allow to easily incorporate next generation R&D and COTS solutions which will be possibly adopted in the future disaster management systems. The Model will also support a unified vision of the EU role and will provide a common framework to assess needs and integrate responses. The framework will enable supportive approach using a wider range of decisional support features and monitoring systems and will also give to first responders an effective and unified vision of (a) the dynamic changes going on during event’s lifetime and (b) the capabilities and resources currently deployed in the field.

Partners

  • National Technical University of Athens (Greece)
  • Konnektable Solutions Ltd. (Ireland)
  • Aideas Ou (Estonia)
  • Siveco Romania (Romania)
  • Maggioli S.p.A. (Italy)
  • Thales Italia S.p.A. (Italy)
  • Atos IT Solutions and Services Iberia S.A. (Spain)
  • Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (Greece)
  • German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (Germany)
  • Università degli Studi di Cagliari (Italy)
  • Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
  • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy)
  • University of Hasselt (Belgium)

Partners

  • Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium)
  • University of Social Sciences (Poland)
  • Synyo GmbH (Austria)
  • Ubitech Limited (Greece)
  • REGNO UNITOeMED Global Ltd. (Cyprus)
  • Public Safety Communication Europe Forum (Belgium)
  • Hellenic Rescue Team (Greece)
  • Hellenic Fire Corps (Greece)
  • Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. (Germany)
  • Johanniter Österreich Ausbildung und Forschung GmbH (Austria)
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
  • Pompiers de l’Urgence Internationale (France)
  • Servicio Madrileno de Salud (Spain)
  • Search and Rescue Dogs School (Spain)
  • Romanian Cluster PROECO-CBRNE (Romania)

METICOS

Big Data Analytics, Detection Technologies, Smart Border control, Smart Border management - A Platform for Monitoring and Prediction of Social Impact and Acceptability of Modern Border Control Technology
METICOS
Security

METICOS

Call: H2020-SU-SEC-2018-2019-2020
Topic: SU-BES01-2019: “Human factors, and social, societal, and organisational aspects of border and external security”
Type: RIA
References: Grant Agreement No. 883075
Duration: Set 2020 – Ago 2023 (36 months)
Budget: € 4.997.481,25
ReFounding: € 4.997.481,25
Role: System Integrator; Technological Provider
Website: https://meticos-project.eu/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/meticos-eu/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MeticosEU
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meticos.eu/
 

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METICOS project

METICOS aims to introduce Big Data Analysis of border control information systems, in order to provide a step-change towards more modern and efficient Smart Border management and towards gaining societal and political acceptance of modern control technologies of EU borders such as “no gate solutions”. It is therefore positioned as an initiative to create a real-time decision-support system with regard to different Smart Border control technologies that empowers two major stakeholder groups within the European border control sector (i.e., travellers and border control authorities & service providers) to ensure user acceptance, secure positive societal impact and maximize border control process efficiency.

To this end, the METICOS project will develop a platform that integrates information systems and networks of data sources in order to validate the efficiency and users acceptance of border control technologies like fingerprint and iris scanners. The proposed platform will provide metrics and KPIs to authorities and decision makers, based on a number of independent variables: performance expectancy, effort expectancy, facilitating conditions, physical privacy, accuracy, information privacy, ethical and societal perceptions. METICOS will be demonstrated and validated under real operating conditions. This will involve two pilot implementations executed at five different countries involving real travellers and staff.

Partners

  • Europea University Cipro (Cyprus)
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Greece)
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)
  • Austrian Institute of Technology (Austria)
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
  • Net-U Consultants Ltd. (Cyprus)
  • Siveco Romania (Romania)
  • Maggioli S.p.A. (Italy)
  • ViLabs Ltd (Greece)
  • Johanniter Österreich Ausbildung und Forschung (Austria)
  • Ministry of Interior (Greece)
  • Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (Estonia)
  • Inspectoratul Teritorial al Politiei de Frontiera (Romania)
  • State Border Guard Service (United Kingdom)
  • Cipro Police (Cyprus)

NESTOR

Border surveillance, Detection, identification and authentication, Pre-frontier intelligence picture, 360 Wide area surveillance, Radio-frequency analysis & localisation, Unmanned vehicles, Social media, AR/VR, EUROSUR, CISE - An Enhanced pre-frontier intelligence picture to Safeguard The eurOpean boRders
NESTOR
Security

NESTOR

Call: H2020-SU-SEC-2018-2019-2020
Topic: SU-BES03-2020: “Demonstration of applied solutions to enhance border and external security”
Type: IA
Reference: t.b.d.
Duration: 18 months
Budget: € 6.108.593,75
ReFounding: € 4.999.578,13
Role: Dissemination and exploitation Leader; System Integrator; Platform architecture

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NESTOR project

NESTOR aims to demonstrate a fully functional next generation holistic border surveillance system providing pre-frontier situational awareness beyond maritime and land border areas following the concept of the European Integrated Border Management. NESTOR long-range and wide area surveillance capabilities for detection, recognition classification and tracking of moving targets (e.g. persons, vessels, vehicles, drones etc.) is based on optical, thermal imaging and Radio Frequency (RF) spectrum analysis technologies fed by an interoperable sensors network including stationary installations and mobile manned or unmanned vehicles (aerial, ground, water, underwater) capable of functioning both as standalone, tethered and in swarms. NESTOR BC3i system will fuse in real-time border surveillance data combined with web and social media information, creating and sharing a prefrontier intelligent picture to local, regional and national command centers in AR environment being interoperable with CISE and EUROSUR.

Partners

  • Hellenic Police (Greece)
  • Administration of the State border Guard Service of Ukraine (Ucraine)
  • State border Committee of the Republic of Belarus (Belarus)
  • Glavna Direktsia Granichna Politsia (Bulgaria)
  • Ministry of Interior (Macedonia)
  • Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works (Cyprus)
  • Valstybes Sienos Apsaugos Tarnyba Prie Vidalus Reikalu Ministerios (Lithuania)
  • Miniterio del Interior (Spain)
  • Woitsch Consulting OY (Finland)
  • Kentro Meleton Aspaleias (Greece)
  • Ethniko Kentro Erevnas Kai Technologikis Anaptyxis (Greece)
  • Satways – Projonta kai Ypiresies Tilematikis Diktyaron kai Tilepikinoniakon Efarimogon Etaria Periorismenis Efthinis EPE (Greece)

Partners

  • Miltech Hellas Biomichania Emporioantiprosopeies Ilektronikon Optikon kai Michanologikon Eidon AE (Greece)
  • Maggioli spa (Italy)
  • Elistair (France)
  • Oceanscan – Marine systems & Technology LDA (Portugal)
  • Robotnik Automation SLL (Spain)
  • Oulun Yliopisto (Finland)
  • Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom)
  • Hensoldt sensors GMBH (Germany)
  • Ingenieria de sistemas para la defensa de Espana SA-SME MP (Spain)
  • Decodio AG (Switzerland)
  • Narda Safety Test Solutions GmbH (Germany)

Horizon 2020 projects - 5G

EVOLVED-5G

5G, Industry 4.0, Multi-Cloud Orchestration, NetApp, Network Programmability - Experimentation and Validation Openness for Long-term evolution of Vertical Industries in 5G era and beyond
EVOLVED-5G
5G

EVOLVED-5G

Call: H2020-ICT-2020-2
Topic: ICT-41-2020: “5G innovations for verticals with third party services ”
Type: IA
Reference: Grant Agreement No. 101016608
Duration: Gen 2021 – Dic 2023 (36 months)
Budget: € 7,997,562.50
ReFounding: € 5,999,993.75
Role: System Integrator, Technological Provider
Website: https://evolved-5g.eu/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/evolved-5g-project/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/evolved5g
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evolved5g

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EVOLVED-5G project

The intense ongoing work towards 5G readiness has reached the point where the performance gains provided by 5G infrastructures should be exploited by third party innovators and SMEs, to create a new, open and dynamic ecosystem from both technology and marketing perspectives. Towards the materialization of the 5G performance gains at application and market level, key contributions are expected by the domain of design and development of Network Application (NetApp). In this context, EVOLVED-5G endorses the vision where the world of NetApps follows the paradigm of mobile applications hosted in a related market place.

Moreover, the EVOLVED-5G project will contribute towards the fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0. Recognized as one of the major vertical industries by 5G-PPP (referring to the digital evolving of workspaces), Industry 4.0 brings innovative use cases, yet technologically challenging, and create a fertile environment for SME-driven entrepreneurship, where new use case-tailored functions (as NetApps) can be provided to compose a digitalized, secure, and automated generation of the industrial operations (mainly referring to functions for process and machine control as well as procedures for advanced product lifecycle management). The industry-oriented EVOLVED-5G NetApps will be tested, validated, and certified in a vendor-agnostic experimentation platform, and progressively define the first set of NetApps that the EVOLVED-5G marketplace will host.

Partners

  • Telefonica I + D SA (Spain)
  • National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (Greece)
  • Maggioli SpA (Italy)
  • Atos IT Solutions and Services SL (Spain)
  • Intrasoft International SA (Luxembourg)
  • Cosmote Mobile Telecommunications SA (Greece)
  • Lenovo GmbH (Germany)
  • Impact Entrepreneurship Award Ltd (Cyprus)
  • Universitad de Malaga (Spain)
  • Universitad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)
  • GMi Aero SAS (France)
  • Internet Institute (Slovenia)
  • Cafatech (estonia)
  • InQbit Innovations SRL (Romania)
  • Fogus Innovations and Services PC (Greece)
  • Infolysis PC (Greece)
  • Eight bells Ltd (Cyprus)
  • PAL Robotics (Spain)
  • Quocomm PC (Greece)
  • Immersion (France)
  • Unmanned System OU (Estonia)

Horizon 2020 projects - Smart Cities

POLICYCLOUD

Cloud Computing, Crowdsourcing, open data, Opinion Mining, Policy Modelling, Public services, Sentiment Analysis, Social Media - Policy Management through Technologies Across the Complete Data Lifecycle on Cloud Environments
POLICYCLOUD
Smart Cities

POLICYCLOUD

Call: H2020-SC6-GOVERNANCE-2018-2019-2020
Topic: DT-GOVERNANCE-12-2019-2020: “Pilot on using the European cloud infrastructure for public administrations ”
Type: IA
Reference: Grant Agreement No. 870675
Duration: Gen 2020 – Dic 2022 (36 months)
Budget: € 5.251.482,50
ReFounding: € 3.999.545,00
Role: System Integrator; Technological Provider; Innovation Manager; Demonstrator;
Website: https://policycloud.eu/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/policycloudeu/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PolicyCloudEU

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POLICYCLOUD project

PolicyCLOUD delivers a unique integrated environment addressing the full lifecycle of policy management: modelling, monitoring, enforcing, simulation, analysis and compliance. The environment will utilize the capabilities offered by the European Cloud Initiative, with an emphasis on data analysis to facilitate evidence-based policy making. The co-creation of multi-modal policies will follow an innovative modelling process for structural representation of schema-based policies.

PolicyCLOUD environment will integrate a set of reusable models and tools, ranging from social dynamics and behaviour analysis, to situational knowledge acquisition, opinion mining and sentiment analysis, complemented with tools for data aggregation, linking and cleaning. Citizen participation will be ensured exploiting techniques for incentives management and a Living Lab approach put forward by the project. A toolkit which allows the specification of transferable and re-usable analytics tasks in a declarative way, their integration in the policies management path, as well as an adaptive visualization environment, will realize PolicyCLOUD’s vision of openness and extensibility.

Partners

  • Atos SA (Spain)
  • IBM Science and Technology Ltd. (Israel)
  • EGI Advanced Computing Services (Netherlands)
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Greece)
  • Maggioli S.p.A. (Italy)
  • LeanXcale Sl (Spain)
  • Ubitech Ltd. (Cyprus)
  • Okys Ltd. (Bulgaria)
  • Trust-IT Services Ltd. (United Kingdom)
  • DWF Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (Germany)
  • University of Piraeus Research Centre (Greece)
  • Istituto Tecnologico de Aragon (Spain)
  • Sociedad Aragonesa de Gestión Agroambiental (Spain)
  • London Borough of Camden (United Kingdom)
  • Municipality of Sofia (Bulgaria)

Horizon 2020 projects - Augmented Reality

BRIDGES

Assistive Technologies, Cultural Heritage, Extended Reality, Firefighters, First Responders, Multi-user Interaction, Training, Virtual reality - A Hybrid (Physical-Digital) Multi-User Extended Reality Platform as a Stimulus for Industry Uptake of Interactive Technologies
BRIDGES
Augmented Reality

BRIDGES

Call: H2020-ICT-2018-2019-2020
Topic: SU-ICT-55-2019: “Interactive Technologies”
Type: IA
Reference: Grant Agreement No. 952043
Duration: Ott 2020 – Set 2022 (24 months)
Budget: € 2.549.218,75
ReFounding: € 2.018.631,25
Role: Project Coordinator; Technological Provider; Exploitation Manager
Website: www.bridges-horizon.eu

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EBRIDGES project

BRIDGES aims to support and boost the pan-European interactive technologies industry and contribute to “bridging” the gap between interactive technologies and industry, through the development of a holistic solution for (remote and co-located) group interaction in room-scale immersive mixed reality (or eXtended Reality – XR) environments that blend the physical and virtual space. The BRIDGES solution is based on an existing platform, the Immersive Deck, which will be further researched and developed into a turn-key product with widespread applicability that may act as a stimulus for the uptake of interactive technologies by industry.

BRIDGES will focus on the areas of training and informal learning, culture, and entertainment, as it is widely recognized that immersive XR is an extremely promising tool for the enhancement of a user’s experience in these areas, and an optimal medium for achieving enhanced performance, engagement, a high level of effectiveness, and the transfer of skills and knowledge into the real world. To ensure widespread uptake, within BRIDGES, we will be carrying out extensive and comprehensive studies to validate the proposed solution “in-the-wild”, i.e. in the real world settings of major international airports in Germany and Greece for training firefighters and first responders, and in a highly visited informal educational and cultural center – museum in Greece, for enhancing the learning and recreational experience of visitors. The extensive validation effort undertaken by BRIDGES is expected to lead to the short-term commercial deployment of the BRIDGES end-results in the specific domains addressed by the project pilots, but also to provide replicability recommendations and scale-up guidelines for deploying the resulting XR platform in other industrial and entertainment domains, in the longer term.

Partners

  • Maggioli S.p.A. (Italy)
  • Illusion Walk KG (Germany)
  • Bolt Virtual Services and Productions IKE (Greece)
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)
  • Technical University Wien (Austria)
  • Fondazione Sistema Toscana (Italy)
  • Foundation of the Hellenic World (Greece)
  • Athens International Airport SA (Greece)
  • Flughafen Berlin Brandernburg GmbH (Germany)

Horizon 2020 projects - Energy

SYNERGY

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Blockchain, Electricity Distribution, Electricity Transmission, Energy, Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, Smart Grids - Big Data Value Creation within Synergetic Energy-as-a-Service Applications through Trusted Multi-Party Data Sharing over an AI / Big Data Analytics Marketplace
SINERGY
Energy

SINERGY

Call: H2020-ICT-2018-2020
Topico: ICT-11-2018: “Big data solutions for energy”
Type: IA
Reference: Grant Agreement No. 872734
Duration: Gen 2020 – Giu 2023 (42 months)
Budget: € 12.738.950,00
ReFounding: € 9.929.240,00
Role: System Integrator; Technological Provider; Exploitation Leader
Website: www.synergyh2020.eu/
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/synergyh2020/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SYNERGYH2020
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SynergyH2020/

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SINERGY project

SYNERGY introduces a novel reference big data architecture and platform that leverages data, primary or secondarily related to the electricity domain, coming from diverse sources (APIs, historical data, statistics, sensors/ IoT, weather, energy markets and various other open data sources) to help electricity stakeholders to simultaneously enhance their data reach, improve their internal intelligence on electricity-related optimization functions, while getting involved in novel data (intelligence) sharing/trading models, in order to shift individual decision-making at a collective intelligence level.

To this end SYNERGY will develop a highly effective a Big Data Platform and AI Analytics Marketplace, accompanied by big data-enabled applications for the totality of electricity value chain stakeholders (altogether integrated in the SYNERGY Big Data-driven EaaS Framework). SYNERGY will be validated in 5 large-scale demonstrators, in Spain, Greece, Finland, Austria, and Croatia, involving diverse actors and data sources, heterogeneous energy assets, varied voltage levels and network conditions and spanning different climatic, demographic and cultural characteristics.

Partners

  • ETRA SA (Spain)
  • ​Grupo Cuerva SL (Spain)
  • Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios SA (Spain)
  • Sistemas Urbanos de Energias Renovables SL (Spain)
  • CIRCE Foundation (Spain)
  • Aegean Energy Agency (Greece)
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Greece)
  • Independent Power Trasmission Operator SA (Greece)
  • Attiki Gas Supply Company (Greece)
  • Forum Virium Helsinki (Finland)
  • VTT Technical Research Centre (Finland)
  • Caverion Suomi Oy (Finland)
  • Energie Gussing GmbH (Austria)

Partners

  • European Centre for Renewable Energy (Austria)
  • Energy Services Handels (Austria)
  • Energie Gussing GmbH (Austria)
  • European Centre for Renewable Energy (Austria)
  • Energy Services Handels (Austria)
  • Ponikve D.o.o (Croatia)
  • Koncar d.d. (Croatia)
  • Suite5 Data Intelligence Solutions Ltd. (Cyprus)
  • UBITECH Ubiquitos Solutions (Greece)
  • Maggioli S.p.A. (Italy)
  • Geco Global Ivs (Denmark)
  • University of Cipro (Cyprus)
  • Elin Verd SA (Greece)
  • Knowledgebiz Consulting (Portugal)