13 Organizations – 1 Mission

IntellIoT is a Pan-European Research and Innovation project supported by the European Commission with €8 million EU funding. It fosters the development of humanized IoT and AI devices and systems.

It comprises a consortium of 13 partners spread across 9 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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Project Partners

Aalborg University (AAU) is a dynamic and innovative university of more than 20,000 students and 3,000 staff, with very strong engineering background and close ties with industry. AAU is engaged in more than 2600 externally funded research projects and has been continuously ranked among top institutions worldwide, e.g., according to US News World Ranking, as well as to the 2018 MIT report. The Department of Electronic Systems is one of the largest departments at AAU and is internationally recognized for the contributions in information and communication technology. Research activities are carried out in cooperation with industry and national and international research institutions. The project will be carried by Connectivity (CNT) section at the Department of Electronic Systems at AAU. CNT conducts research connectivity enablers, dominantly wireless, both in fundamental and practical aspects. CNT is well-known for its pioneering results in the field of Internet-of-Things, publishing innovative and original works on short-packet communications, advanced wireless access networking schemes for massive IoT and ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC). CNT staff took part in the flagship EU research projects on 5G and IoT technology.

AVL List GmbH is the world’s largest privately-owned company for the development, simulation, and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. AVL has about 4150 employees in Graz (Austria), and a global network of 45 representations and affiliates resulting in more than 10,000 employees worldwide. AVL’s Powertrain Engineering division activities are focused on the research, design and development of various powertrains in the view of low fuel consumption, low emission, low noise and improved drivability. The Agricultural market is one of the most demanding but also exciting markets. Highest requirements and customer expectations regarding functionality, efficiency and comfort are the driving factors in this branch. One of the major challenges for the off-highway OEMs is to manage the application diversity in a cost-effective manner. Sophisticated tools and methodologies from AVL keep the development time and cost to a minimum. Based on the latest technologies, air to air communication, various sensor inputs and signal processing enable developments to optimize the complete process and increase production and quality.

EURECOM is a graduate-level engineering school and research center that offers master and postmaster programs in the area of Digital Sciences and C-ITS. EURECOM is composed of three departments: Digital Security, Big Data and Communication Systems. The Communications Systems department (participating in this project) has a long expertise in cellular networks both from access stratum to cellular networking and management. EURECOM belongs to the Institut Mine Telecom and has 6 academics and 7 industrial members within its Economical Interest Group and 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 Telecom right from 2006.

Holo-Light is a tech company based in Munich, Germany, recognized as a pioneer in developing Augmented and Mixed Reality 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 actualizing the potential of AR and MR. Through the development of deep tech, for example, they render 3D content remotely on edge computing systems and 5G infrastructures with low-latency data transmission. Their revolutionary input device Holo-Stylus (Winner in 2018 of the “German Innovation Award” and the “Auggie Award” for the best input device at Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara) allows users to naturally and precisely interact with 3D content.

Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare and Consumer Lifestyle. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care, digital pathology, and home healthcare. In an increasingly connected world, the convergence of Philips’ consumer technologies that facilitate healthy living, medical technologies that help clinicians to 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 in consumer health and well-being. The company brings expertise of applying IoT in healthcare, integrating consumer and clinical data to create smarter and more meaningful connected consumer and care solutions, enabling seamless patient care. Specifically, to healthcare, stringent requirements for data security, privacy, and regulatory compliance, make such integration a very challenging task as well as embedded software, supporting tailor-made solutions that maximize the performance of devices. This requires a combined expertise in the cloud, IoT security, regulatory and connectivity technologies.

Siemens AG (headquartered in Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering. Operating in the fields of automation, electrification and mainly also digitalization, 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. By discussing, sharing, and implementing ideas with scientists from outside the company, especially with 25 preferred universities and numerous research centers, Siemens 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 such as (indoor) localization, as well as a holistic view on architectures and systems for the Internet of Things and mechatronics, such as robotic systems. This research finds its use in all Siemens business domains, e.g., in the definition and evaluation of the emerging 5G technology for the manufacturing shop floor, asset tracking for smart hospital management, the advanced engineering of intelligent office environments, or AI-based robot control.

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 with a focus on analytics for cybersecurity, and for healthcare systems and services. The solutions offered are based on two core underlying technologies of its mother company Sphynx Technology Solutions, namely a model-driven big data analytics engine, and a complex event processing engine based in event calculus. Key innovative features of the analytics platform of the company include the realization of a model-driven data analytics approach in which analytics are embedded in the context of and driven by models that describe the decision-making based on the evidence arising from it, and the execution of trustworthy analytics (e.g., seamlessly embedded checks within the core computations of the SPARK platform services). Sphynx analytics offers also consulting services and has expertise in providing customized big data analytics and cybersecurity solutions tailored to client needs as well as more general training on analytics, security assessment and cyber intelligence.

Startup Colors is a Berlin-based innovation and communications agency specialized in startup consulting, innovation strategy as well as 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 10 years, 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 programs such as Startupbootcamp Digital Health Berlin, Startupbootcamp Mobility in Dubai, Techstar Retail in Berlin, Barcelona Health Hub, or enpact. Startup Colors will bring a broad, international network to technology startups into IntellIoT as well as experience in Open Call management and support. Together with very strong communication expertise, Startup Colors will be able to efficiently lead communication and coordinate the Open Calls as well as dissemination and ecosystem building activities. Further, Startup Colors will contribute to the exploitation and the definition of novel and disruptive business models through their experience with startups and design thinking.

The Telecommunication Systems Institute (TSI) is a National Research Institute founded by the Greek Ministry of Education in 1995. 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 level. TSI is entirely funded from external research and development grants and contracts in telecommunications and allied areas: telecommunication systems/networks and network services, networking hardware, sensors, RF, and high-performance computing systems, machine learning, information systems, big data analytics, signal processing for telecommunications, speech, language and image processing, and biomedical applications. 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.

TTControl GmbH is a leading supplier in the field of safety controls, displays and connectivity solutions for mobile machinery. TTControl boasts 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 TTTech Group is globally oriented and formed of high-tech companies providing leading real-time networking platforms and safety controls, while HYDAC International works with well-known global customers on projects requiring fluid technology in connection with hydraulics, electronics and engineering. TTControl is headquartered in Vienna, Austria and in Bressanone/Brixen, Italy and has access to a global sales network thanks to the HYDAC and TTTech Group offices worldwide. Including contractors and freelancers, more than 130 employees are working for TTControl.

The University General Hospital of Heraklion was founded in 1989 and is the major hospital in Crete, Greece. As a University Hospital, it shares a long-standing affiliation with the University of Crete. It covers a population of approximately 650,000 and has more than 750 beds and over 1,700 staff members. It is the referral hospital for the island of Crete and all the Aegean Islands. Cardiovascular services include heart care, heart surgery, and treatment for all types of heart disease. The Department of Cardiology at the University Hospital 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. Further, it is working actively in the development and advance of research in the sector of medicine and other relevant sciences. In this direction, it applies and develops research projects, scientific researches and collaborates with other relevant institutions as well as with international organizations on scientific and research projects.

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 recognized, 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. The research builds on radio channel competence, expanding through communications signal processing and radio access technologies, finally addressing the wireless internet working domain. CWC also applies basic knowledge to the application of wireless technology in several fields, including 5G, medical ICT as well as energy and environment. The 5GTN developments serve as a major validation platform for the 5G FRINGE project. Previously, CWC has been one of the few academic partners from Europe to participate in the development process of 3G and IMT-A (4G) cellular standards.

The University of St. Gallen (HSG) was founded as a business academy in 1898, and is nowadays 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 August 2018 with the creation of 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 team, which currently consists of eight individuals, explores interactions among devices and people in ubiquitous environments. Our focus is on the integration of physical things into the Web, on increasing the autonomy of Web-enabled devices and on making interactions of connected devices intelligible for people.

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