R&D Projects



NexT GEneRation SMart INterconnectEd IoT

The vision of TERMINET is to provide a novel next generation reference architecture based on cutting-edge technologies such as SDN, multiple-access edge computing, and virtualisation for next generation IoT, while introducing new, intelligent IoT devices for low-latency, market-oriented use cases.

Objectives:

  • Provide a flexible, open, and decentralised next generation IoT reference architecture for new real-time capable solutions by enabling secure and privacy-preserving IoT services, user-aware solutions, semi-autonomous devices, and self-aware mechanisms, frameworks, and schemes, supported by distributed AI and new intelligent IoT devices within a virtualised edge-platform-cloud environment.
  • Provide a set of innovative mechanisms and tools for moving AI to the edge by using cutting-edge ML technologies, avoiding data collection and offering decentralized analytics, privacy by design and data protection. 
  • Enable emerging IoT security, privacy-preserving, and trust mechanisms and schemes by offering security by design and end-to-end security solutions based on leading technologies such as attestation modelling, distributed and decentralised blockchain, and enterprise-level privacy.
  • Deliver an SDN-enabled MEC environment as a key enabler for IoT and mission-critical, vertical solutions, able to enable industrial 5G use cases without a full 5G roll-out, while offering a set of innovative middleware tools and mechanisms for IoT orchestration, data collection and decentralized analytics that guarantees network security, data protection, identity management and resource integrity.
  • Design, implement, and integrate intelligent IoT devices supporting new generation IoT use cases, by fostering digital business development, while creating business opportunities of digitisation across multi-discipline ecosystems.
  • Provide a tactile IoT model as a collaborative paradigm, by adding human-centric perspective and sensing/actuating capabilities, while enabling humans and machines to interact with their environment in real-time using haptic interaction and AR/VR capabilities.

Consortium Partners:

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University of Western Macedonia (UOWM) research activities include all aspects of computer science, including telecommunications systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence and also distributed systems disciplines. In particular, UOWM has presented a series of research results in recognised journal and venues in the field of computer communications, networking, telecommunications, software engineering, software security and network security. ​

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Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the world’s leading medical universities, accounting for more than 40% of medical academic research in Sweden. The Health Informatics Centre (HIC) at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics works in the areas of clinical decision making, patient-centred information systems for collaborative care and patient e-services with special focus on usability and international health informatics standards.

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Public Power Corporation S.A. (PPC) is the leading energy producer and retailer company in Greece with a total capacity of 12.2 GW and approximately 6.9 million customers across the country. The Testing Research & Standards Centre (TRSC) hosts the research center and the central laboratories of PPC. The research activities lay in the areas of material technology, chemical engineering, smart grids, cybersecurity, unmanned air vehicles, Internet of Things, and next-generation networks.

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AUTH research activities include all aspects of wired and wireless communications, including antenna design, microwave engineering, telecommunications systems and networks, wireless communications theory, wireless power transfer, wireless security, wireless caching, mobile edge computing, communications and signal processing for biomedical engineering and artificial intelligence (machine learning, evolutionary algorithms, and semantic web technologies). AUTH has presented several research results in peer-reviewed journals and venues in the field of wireless communications, networking, telecommunications, antenna design, microwave communications, computational intelligence, machine learning, and exposure assessment of electromagnetic radiation.

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Schneider Electric’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On. Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency. We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.

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Future Intelligence (FINT) is a leading and highly innovative Group of Companies specialising in Information and Communication technologies (ICT). The Group was initially established in Athens in 2009, is privately held and its main facilities are in Greece, the United Kingdom and Cyprus. FINT provides highly demanding solutions and business services covering a number of activities, in the fields of long-range communications (WiMAX, LTE, 5G), short-range communications (WSN, M2M, IoT), and Future Internet (distributed cloud environments, artificial intelligence).

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Innovation Sprint Sprl is a Belgian SME founded in 2016 that offers edge technology solutions to the eHealth and Life Sciences business sectors, focusing on Big Data analytics & Artificial Intelligence on Real World Data. In TERMINET, Innovation Sprint will provide Healthentia to collect patient data from the patients of the pathology, radiation oncology, and radiology departments of Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli, collaborating with them on running the Pathway of Personalised Healthcare use case.​

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Founded over a century ago, the American Farm School (AFS) serves society by providing formal agricultural education, technical and professional training, outreach and consultancy, new product development, entrepreneurial support, innovation facilitation, demonstration farm services and applied research. The holistic approach and overall practical role of the institute is met through the operation of the two 145 hectare demonstration farms which are considered as “its living laboratory”.​

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INTRASOFT International is a leading European IT Solutions and Services Group with strong international presence, offering innovative and added-value solutions of the highest quality to a wide range of international and national public and private organisations. For more than 20 years, INTRASOFT International actively contributes to the development of innovative pre-industrial products and services through its participation in EU Research Programmes. We possess a successful track record in managing large and complex collaborative research projects, implementing innovative research prototypes, and effectively communicating research results in Europe and beyond.

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Wellness TechGroup is a high-value technology company with 12 years of experience in the development and implementation of IoT solutions, cybersecurity, Big Data, and artificial intelligence. We use our Smart technology to tackle the challenges faced by cities, regions, public service industries, and businesses, and our products are currently implemented in more than 400 cities and 60 countries around the world. Wellness TechGroup specializes in large scale, multi-vertical projects that include the design, implementation, and operation of integral solutions.

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SIDROCO Holdings Ltd (SID) is a creative SME focusing on Research, Development and Inspiration. SIDROCO brings a whole range of New Generation Internet of Things (NG-IoT) features and capabilities, for creating, supporting, and managing ultra innovative solutions, products, and services, by providing efficient, effective, and secure NG-IoT solutions for various heterogeneous environments, including Critical Infrastructures like Energy, Healthcare, and Autonomous Driving.

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UBITECH is a leading, highly innovative software house, systems integrator and technology provider, established to provide leading edge intelligent technical solutions and consulting services to businesses, organizations and government. UBITECH’s solutions enable real-time valid information processing and decision-making, the realization of intelligent business environments, and B2B and B2C transactions by providing high added-value business –oriented and –based solutions.

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inCITES Consulting is an SME company established in Luxembourg. It was founded on May 2013 and its main activities rely on telecommunications techno economics, regulatory economics and policies, demand forecasting, business and price modelling.​

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Eight Bells (8BELLS) is an independent Research and Consulting company specializing in selected parts of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as well as in modelling and analysis for businesses, based in Nicosia, Cyprus. The company was established in 2016 by ICT researchers and market analysts pursuing the application of their research expertise and innovations in the ICT related arena.​

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MEVGAL S.A. is a private company located in Northern Greece and ranks fourth among dairy industries in Greece. The firm produces and markets a full range of products such as milk, yogurts, and various types of soft, semi-hard and hard cheese. It operates in the heart of Macedonia, where 67% of Greece’s fresh milk is produced and collects the best raw milk from 504 farms in the region​

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The Alma Mater Studiorum, the oldest university in the Western world, paves the way for innovation through an increasingly rich programme catalogue, cutting-edge research and a constant and increasingly broad international perspective. The activity of the University of Bologna in this project is conducted within the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DISI) and, in specific, by the Mobile Middleware group.

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Tecnalia Research and Innovation is a private, non-for-profit, applied research centre of international excellence with a strong market orientation aiming at achieving the major impact in economic terms, through the innovation and technological development. TECNALIA is the largest private R+D+i entity in Spain and the 5th in Europe, with a staff of over 1,300 employees (280 PhDs) from 30 different nationalities, and an income of 108M€ in 2019.

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 European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics – aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. ERCIM members include leading European research institutes. ERCIM has been the host of the European headquarters of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) since 2003. ERCIM and W3C aim to strengthen research relationships throughout Europe to better support the development of Web technology and to jointly share the results of their collaboration.

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NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of company’s customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses, and society. NEC Europe was founded in 1995 as a subsidiary of NEC Corporation and holds itself 15 subsidiary organizations all over Europe, which all build upon NEC’s heritage and reputation for innovation and quality by providing its expertise, solutions, and services to a broad range of customers, from telecom operators to enterprises and the public sector.

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Martel is a dynamic Swiss-based company with more than 20 years’ experience managing research and innovation projects across Europe and worldwide. After more than one hundred projects, Martel has grown from its origins as a small consulting agency into a thriving organisation with employees located in offices in Zurich, Lugano and Lausanne. Building on its foundation in European Commission funded project management consulting, Martel’s business has diversified to include research and development activities in several advanced ICT domains, but also a broad palette of communication, marketing, media and training services.

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Optinvent S.A. is a French company that designs and delivers display modules and AR glasses for next generation AR & Mobile applications. The company is shipping right now its ORA-2 Smart Glasses for enterprise and developers. ORA-2 is produced in Rennes France and shipped all around the world. The product is used for several industrial applications such as Logistic, Maintenance, Healthcare, etc. The company was founded in February 2007 and is based in Rennes, France.

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The i2CAT Foundation is a non-profit research and innovation center that promotes mission-driven R&D activities in advanced digital technologies. The center has more than 15 years of experience pursuing international and local R&D projects in the fields of 5G, IoT, VR and Immersive Technologies, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, AI and Digital Social Innovation. I2CAT key activities are the following:

  • Research & Innovation
  • Collaboration with Public
  • Administrations
  • Cooperation with private companies
  • Technology Transfer
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Founded in 1964, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS (FPG) is an academic medical center operating in all areas of health and clinical assistance and one of the most important and internationally acclaimed care providers in Italy. FPG provides healthcare to approximately 95,000 Inpatients and 250,000 outpatients per year and, in the framework of the Catholic University School of Medicine, trains doctors (more than 1000 Medical Doctors graduated in the last 5 years; approx. 400 visiting doctors, and 270 Ph.D. degrees per year).

Alteruna

Alteruna is a Swedish SME software company. It develops applications for training health care professionals in surgery and medical treatments, using gaming technology and virtual reality. The company focuses on team training and hand interaction in virtual worlds, especially the interaction between physical objects and their virtual equivalents. Alteruna will work together with KI in the TERMINET project, together being responsible for use case number 5. Team training in surgery using virtual reality over the Internet will be tested and evaluated.


VOSTARS

Video and Optical See Through Augmented Reality surgical Systems

G.A.: 731874

  • The idea of integrating the surgeon’s view with the aid of new augmented reality (AR) visualization modalities has become a dominant topic of academic and industrial research in the medical domain since the 90’s. Wearable systems based on head-mounted displays (HMDs), offer the most ergonomic and easily translatable solution for many surgeries.
  • Most of the AR HMDs fall into two categories according to the see-through paradigm they implement: video see-through (VST) and optical see-through (OST) HMDs.
  • With respect to technological and human-factor issues, both the approaches have their own strengths and shortcomings. In this project, we identified in a hybrid OST/VST HMD, a disruptive solution for improving surgical outcomes.
  • The resulting device will undergo three clinical trials whose results will be fundamental towards a straight industrial exploitation.

Consortium Partners:

  1. ENDOCAS UNIVERSITY OF PISA-Italy
  2. SCOPIS GMBH-Germany
  3. ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA-Italy
  4. CHARITE – UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN-Germany
  5. SANKT GERTRAUDEN KRANKENHAUS GMBH-Germany
  6. OPTINVENT-France
  7. TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN-Germany
  8. VREO Innovation-United Kingdom
  9. COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES-France
  10. PILOTFISH GMBH-Germany
  11. SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT’ANNA-Italy


SMARTsurg

Robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery.

G.A: 732515

  • Robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery  (RAMIS) offers many advantages when compared to traditional MIS, including improved vision, precision and dexterity. While the popularity of RAMIS is steadily increasing, the potential for improving patient outcomes and penetrating into many procedures is not fully realised, largely because of serious limitations in the current instrumentation, control and feedback to the surgeon. Specifically, restricted access, lack of force feedback, and use of rigid tools in confined spaces filled with organs pose challenges to full adoption. We aim to develop novel technology to overcome barriers to expansion of RAMIS to more procedures, focusing on real-world surgical scenarios of urology, vascular surgery, and soft tissue orthopaedic surgery. A team of highly experienced clinical, academic, and industrial partners will collaborate to develop: i) dexterous anthropomorphic instruments with minimal cognitive demand ii) a range of bespoke end-effectors with embedded surgical tools using additive manufacturing methods for rapid prototyping and testing utilizing a user-centred approach, iii) wearable multi-sensory master for tele-operation to optimise perception and action and iv) wearable smart glasses for augmented reality guidance of the surgeon based on real-time 3D reconstruction of the surgical field, utilising dynamic active constraints and restricting the instruments to safe regions. The demonstration platform will be based on commercial robotic manipulators enhanced with the SMARTsurg advanced hardware and software features. Testing will be performed on laboratory phantoms with surgeons to bring the technology closer to exploitation and to validate acceptance by clinicians. The study will benefit patients, surgeons and health providers, by promoting safety and ergonomics as well as reducing costs. Furthermore, there is a potential to improve complex remote handling procedures in other domains beyond RAMIS.

Consortium Partners:

  1. UNIVERSITY OF WEST ENGLAND BRISTOL-UK
  2. ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS-Greece
  3. POLITECNICO DI MILANO-Italy
  4. NORTH BRISTOL NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE TRUST-United Kingdom
  5. UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL-United Kingdom
  6. ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI ONCOLOGIA SRL-Italy
  7. IDIOTIKO POLIIATRIO ORTHOPAIDIKIS CHIROURGIKIS ATHLITIKON KAKOSEON KAI APOKATASTASIS ETAIRIA PERIORISMENI EFTHINIS-Greece
  8. CYBERNETIX-France
  9. OPTINVENT-France
  10. HYPERTECH INNOVATIONS LIMITED-United Kingdom


MONICA

MONICA will deploy four types of applications addressing different needs when planning and conducting large cultural events.
They all relate to real challenges in terms of: public security and safety during events; acoustics and active noise control and integration with other ecosystems in the city infrastructure.

G.A: 732350

  • Do you want to know what the Internet of Things can do for your city? The MONICA project will demonstrate how multiple Internet of Things technologies can help in terms of noise control, sound quality, crowd management and security at large cultural events taking place in the city.
  • Based on several devices such as smart armbands, cameras, glasses and drones, MONICA will be able to offer a portfolio of applications for enhanced city services, which will be demonstrated in 6 different European cities, involving 100.000+ end users.
    Six pilot sites will demonstrate how the use of IoT technologies can help solve security and noise challenges at large, outdoor events, covering music events, festivals, sport events and city happenings, which in total attract more than 100.000 people.
  • Each of the sites will choose a number of relevant applications that they wish to deploy. Whereas some cities will emphasise optimal concert sound and enhanced noise control, and others look to optimising security, all pilots will actively involve their citizens, engaging more than 10.000 people in the evaluation process.
  • 28 partners from 9 different countries form the MONICA consortium, uniting a multitude of specialists from different disciplines.
  • From the demand side we have cultural event organisers and public administrations. Representing the supply side we have experts on IoT technologies and wearable sensor systems; drones and acoustics; cloud solutions and M2M communication. Finally, security and privacy experts, cognitive scientists and regulatory specialists are here to set the societal scene.

Consortium Partners:

  1. FRAUNHOFER GESTELLSHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSHUNG E.V-Germany
  2. ACOUCITE-France
  3. ATOS IT SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES SRO-Slovakia
  4. BRUEL & KJAER SOUND & VIBRATION MEASUREMENT A/S-Denmark
  5. CITY OF BONN-Germany
  6. ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS-Greece
  7. CNET SVENSKA AB-Sweden
  8. DEXELS BV-Netherlands
  9. DIGISKY SRL-Italy
  10. DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET-Denmark
  11. FREIE UND HANSESTADT HAMBURG-Germany
  12. HOCHSCHULE FUER ANGEWANDTE WISSENSCHAFTEN-Germany
  13. H W COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED-United Kingdom
  14. IN-JET APS-Denmark
  15. ISTITUTO SUPERIORE MARIO BOELLA SULLE TECNOLOGIE DELL’INFORMAZIONE E DELLE TELECOMUNICAZIONI ASSOCIAZIONE-Italy
  16. KOBENHAVNS KOMMUNE-Denmark
  17. KINGSTON UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION-United Kingdom
  18. LEEDS BECKETT UNIVERSITY-United Kingdom
  19. MOVEMENT ENTERTAINMENT SRL-Italy
  20. OPTINVENT-France
  21. Praesidio ApS-Denmark
  22. RING ADVOCACY APS-Denmark
  23. TELECOM ITALIA SPA-Italy
  24. TIVOLI AS-Denmark
  25. COMUNE DI TORINO-Italy
  26. VCA TECHNOLOGY LTD-United Kingdom
  27. DEN ERHVERVSDRIVENDE FOND VAEKSTHUS SJAELLAND-Denmark
  28. YORKSHIRE COUNTY CRICKET CLUB LIMITED-United Kingdom