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IntellIoT is a Pan-European Research and Innovation project supported by the European Commission with an EU funding of EUR 8 million. It fosters the development of humanised IoT and AI devices and systems.
It comprises a consortium of 13 partners plus four special SME spread across 10 countries. The initiative aims to facilitate a competitive ecosystem and to strengthen the European market in finding solutions applicable in healthcare, agriculture and manufacturing. Enabling technologies such as 5G, cybersecurity, distributed technology, Augmented Reality and tactile internet, the project champions end-user trust, adequate security and privacy by design.
In the upcoming 3 years, IntellIoT will also support SMEs and startups in Europe with funding and access to technology per pilot projects executed in collaboration with the IntellIoT consortia partners.
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Trilogis, founded in 2006, is an ICT company with headquarters in Trento, Italy and a team of 20 experts. Trilogis is specialised in the design and development of software and location-based services based on the integration and customization of technologies like Geographic Information System (GIS), Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), Real-time Locating System (RTLS), Internet of Things (IoT), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Computer Vision (CS), that allow the identification and location of different assets like people, instruments, vehicles, equipment, in both outdoor and indoor facilities. Trilogis has developed a strong background and know-how on indoor/outdoor localization technologies during the development of numerous research projects at European level. Such technologies are integrated by Trilogis in software solutions enabling the so-called Cyber Physical System (CPS) for the smart factory in the field of Industry 4.0.
Vidavo, is a Greek digital health company established in 2002. Vidavo’s solutions cover a wide range of connected health and self-management (mobile apps & web platforms) for supporting chronic disease (medical), nutrition and weight management (wellness). Its main product, Vida24© is a connected care suite, where citizens can log and keep health records and healthcare professionals manage and process patient data, enjoy personalization tools, effective time management, and create care plans. During the pilot project, Vidavo will support the Healthcare Use Case led by the IntellIoT partner Philips by providing the technical infrastructure to perform a pilot study focusing on the remote care of cardiovascular disease patients. Vida24© mobile and web applications will allow the continuous monitoring of patients’ vitals and ensure that patients are following their treatment plans by integrating medical devices and IntellIoT machine learning models. Also, Vidavo will integrate its custom wearables to the IntellIoT framework in order to measure a set of metrics including respiration rate, steps and calories.
MYWAI is an Italian startup that has developed proprietary technology that combines Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Blockchain on distributed Edge networks and Cloud computing for professional, industrial, biomedical and smart cities customers and markets. MYWAI technology supports the collection of field data (e.g. sensors, storage systems, other IT systems already in the field), visualisation on GUI, processing and analysis (labelling, creation of descriptive models) and the execution of AI algorithms – in real-time or on historical data – for the recognition of behavioural patterns, prognostics on devices, the search for malfunctions, etc. Depending on the output of the algorithms, it is possible to activate alarms and/or programmed actions (e.g. alerts, device control, test routines).
Founded in 2002 in Athens, iKnowHow is a Greek SME of around 100 employees that provides custom-built robotics and automation solutions to the industry and software solutions to the public and private sectors. IKH is organised into three units: digital government, healthcare, and robotics. In the IntellIoT Agriculture Use Case powered by TTTech, iKnowHow will develop a VR based teleoperation solution for the remote control of Autonomous Ground Vehicles, e.g. IntellIoT’s e-tractor and iKnowHow’s precision agriculture robot. The robots will be teleoperated over the 5G network. iKnowHow will also develop a farmer’s logbook based on IntellIoT security assurance platform.
Siemens AG is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering. Operating in the fields of automation, electrification and mainly digitalisation, Siemens holds leading market positions in all its business areas. For more than 171 years, Siemens stands for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability, and internationality. Its researchers keep abreast of the latest findings resulting from fundamental and applied research all over the world. Concerning the IntellIoT Projects, three research groups will be involved: Industrial Networks, Wireless Networks and Mechatronic Systems. They combine research on communication technologies with applications, as well as a holistic view of architectures and systems for the Internet of Things and mechatronics, such as robotic systems.
EURECOM is a graduate-level engineering school and research centre that offers master and postmaster programmes in Digital Sciences and C-ITS. The Communications Systems department (part of this project) has a long expertise in cellular networks, both from access stratum to cellular networking and management. EURECOM is a founding member and strategy contributor to the Open5G Platform ‘OpenAirInterface’. Thanks to its strong ties set up with the industry, EURECOM was awarded the “Institut Carnot” label jointly with the Institut Mines-Télécom right from 2006.
Aalborg University (AAU) is a dynamic and innovative university with a solid engineering background and close ties with the industry. AAU is engaged in more than 2,600 externally funded research projects and has been continuously ranked among top institutions worldwide (by US News World Ranking and the 2018 MIT report). The project will be carried by the Connectivity (CNT) section at the Department of Electronic Systems, the largest and worldwide known department at AAU. CNT is well-known for its pioneering results in the field of Internet-of-Things, publishing innovative and original works. CNT staff took part in the flagship EU research projects on 5G and IoT technology.
The University of Oulu is an international science university that creates innovation for the future, well-being, and knowledge through multidisciplinary research and education. The involved Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC) is a large university-based research unit operating within the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University. The objective of CWC is to provide a widely recognised, high-quality international research and learning environment for its 150 research staff members, thus enabling the production of cutting-edge research results and novel innovations in cooperation with its research partners. The scope of CWC spans a comprehensive range of wireless telecommunications topics.
TTControl GmbH is a leading supplier in the field of safety controls, displays and connectivity solutions for mobile machinery. They boast a broad experience regarding commercial production projects in the domain of electronic control systems for mobile machinery that rely on their equipment to function under the most difficult environmental conditions. TTControl is a joint venture of the TTTech Group and HYDAC International, uniting two leading technology partners for the mobile machinery market.
The Telecommunication Systems Institute (TSI) operates within the framework of the Technical University of Crete as an administratively independent entity. Its mission is to spearhead basic and applied research in telecommunications and allied areas, contribute to graduate education, service, and outreach activities, and promote technological development at the regional and national levels. TSI is entirely funded by external research and development grants and contracts in telecommunications and many other areas. TSI has had significant experience in FP6, FP7 and H2020 projects, including FET, acting on many occasions as coordinator. It has also adopted a strategy of promoting the commercial exploitation of R&D results by providing services and contracting with industrial partners for specific products.
As a leader in cardiac care, acute care, digital pathology, and home healthcare, Philips is a diversified health and well-being company focusing on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare and Consumer Lifestyle. In an increasingly connected world, the convergence of Philips’ consumer technologies that facilitate healthy living, medical technologies helping clinicians deliver better diagnosis and treatment, and cloud-based technologies that enable data sharing and analysis will be a key enabler of more effective, lower-cost integrated health solutions. This fits very well with the core strengths of Philips in professional healthcare and consumer health and well-being. The company brings their expertise in applying IoT in healthcare, integrating consumer and clinical data to create smarter and more meaningful connected consumer and care solutions, enabling seamless patient care.
Sphynx Analytics Ltd is a subsidiary company of Sphynx Technology Solutions AG, which offers solutions and consulting services in the areas of big data analytics. The solutions offered are based on two underlying core technologies of its mother company, namely a model-driven big data analytics engine and a complex event processing engine based on event calculus. Sphynx Analytics also offers consulting services and has expertise in providing customised big data analytics, cybersecurity solutions tailored to client needs, and more general training on analytics, security assessment, and cyber intelligence.
The University of St. Gallen (HSG) is a School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences, and International Affairs. While extending HSG’s study programs towards Computer Science MSc and BSc degrees, it established its Institute of Computer Science in 2018 by creating four initial chaired professorships. From HSG, the participating entity in the proposed project is the Chair of Interaction- and Communication-based Systems that is led by Prof. Dr. Simon Mayer. Within its research agenda, the 8-people team explores interactions among devices and people in ubiquitous environments. Their focus is on integrating physical things into the Web, increasing the autonomy of Web-enabled devices, and making interactions of connected devices intelligible for people.
Holo-Light is a tech company recognised as a pioneer in developing AR and MR solutions for Enterprises, many of which are already implemented by global market leaders in several verticals and use cases. They are also pioneering in tackling the biggest issues in fully actualising the potential of AR and MR. Through the development of deep tech, they render 3D content remotely on edge computing systems and 5G infrastructures with low-latency data transmission. Their revolutionary input device Holo-Stylus (Winner of two awards) allows users to naturally and precisely interact with 3D content.
AVL List GmbH is the world’s largest privately-owned company for the development, simulation, and testing technology of powertrains for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. AVL has a global network of 45 representations and affiliates and more than 10,000 employees worldwide. AVL’s Powertrain Engineering division activities are focused on the research, design and development of various powertrains regarding low fuel consumption, low emission, low noise and improved drivability. The agricultural market is one of the most demanding but also exciting markets. AVL employs sophisticated tools and methodologies that keep the development time and cost of products to a minimum.
Startup Colors is a Berlin-based innovation and communications agency specialising in startup consulting, innovation strategy, and ecosystem building. Founded in 2018, the agile agency is run like a startup with a team of 6 full-time and additional part-time and freelance experts. In the previous ten years of working in the startup ecosystem in Europe, the Startup Colors team has worked with over 2000 startups. The company is a vivid supporter of international startup programmes and will therefore introduce a broad, international network of technology startups to IntellIoT and bring their experience in Open Call management and support.
The University General Hospital of Heraklion is the referral hospital for all the Aegean Islands and shares a long-standing affiliation with the University of Crete. The Department of Cardiology provides comprehensive evaluation, consultation, and medical and surgical management of diseases of the heart and circulatory system. With the latest technology, skilled physicians and compassionate staff, the department provides care for abnormalities of cardiac rhythm and conduction, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, heart failure and valvular heart disease. The Hospital is also at the forefront of implementing Management Information Systems technology. It applies and develops scientific research projects and collaborates with other relevant institutions and international organisations on scientific and other research projects.