With more than 25 years of experience, FRAUNHOFER is one of the most important actors in the ICT research landscape both nationally and worldwide. Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (Fraunhofer FOKUS), based in Berlin, Germany, develops solutions for the communication infrastructure of the future. The research institute explores how information and communication will contribute to a more secure and convenient living. Fraunhofer FOKUS exploits its experience and IPR gathered in publicly funded projects to conduct high quality, cutting-edge research and development for its clients.
Fraunhofer FOKUS in AEGIS. Building on the organisation’s extensive experience in managing European research and innovation projects, FRAUNHOFER will be the project coordinator and the quality manager of the project. FRAUNHOFER will be leading the Core Data Value Chain Transformation and Handling Methods activities, and will be responsible for the Data Aggregation and Harmonisation Layer activities.
Project Coordinator: Dr. Yury Glikman, Fraunhofer FOKUS
GFT Italy serves as a strategic information technology partner, which helps companies to optimize their business processes with intelligent and innovative IT solutions and highly skilled specialists, and to transform cutting-edge technological developments into future-proof business models. GFT Italy belongs to a multinational Group whose operating division, GFT Solution, is among the world’s leading IT service providers in the finance sector. Striving to always improve technological expertise, innovative strength and premium quality for more than 25 years, the GFT group operates from 32 offices in eight countries with about 2.000 permanent employees and 1.000 freelance IT consultants.
GFT in AEGIS. GFT is leading the AEGIS Infrastructure Implementation and Rollout activities and caring for the integration activities. GFT is responsible for the Data Stakeholders Analysis and Preliminary User Requirements activities, as well as for the Regulatory Framework for Data Protection, IPR and Ethical Issues activities. GFT is also in charge of the Data Policy and Business Negotiator Frameworks.
KTH is responsible for one third of Sweden’s capacity for technical research and is the country’s largest organizer of technical/engineering education at university level. KTH participates in the AEGIS project through the department of Software and Computer Systems (SCS) at the School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The research at SCS is directed towards fundamental aspects of software and computer systems with a focus on parallel computing, cloud computing, service computing, social networks, time aware systems, data science, and applied AI.
KTH in AEGIS. KTH will be responsible for the landscape review, as well as the Knowledge Extraction, Business Intelligence and Visualisation Algorithms and the Open Linked Data Space.
Virtual Vehicle (www.v2c2.at) is a leading and experienced international acting RTO in the field of application-oriented vehicle development and future vehicle concepts for road and rail. More than a hundred national and international research projects in close collaborations with leading partners from industry and academia of various sectors (also from aerospace, building etc.) from all over the world have been conducted since 2002 at Virtual Vehicle.
Virtual Vehicle is a proactive member in various technology platforms/associations such as the European Automotive Research Partners Association EARPA, the European Green Vehicle Initiative Association EGVIA and JTIs like ARTEMIS / Ecsel.
VIF in AEGIS. VIF will be the leader of the AEGIS Data Value Chain Early Community Demonstrators, and will work extensively in Dissemination and Exploitation (CAN-Bus-Monitor, related publications on the digitized / quantified-connected vehicle).
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 in order to allow the efficient and effective secure access and communication with various heterogeneous information resources and services, anytime and anywhere. UBITECH LIMITED is the youngest member of UBITECH Group that has been established in 2005, concentrated initially in the Balkan market and acquiring several EC and national grants for novel R&D initiatives.
UBITECH in AEGIS. Within AEGIS, UBITECH will be leading the System Requirements, User stories, Architecture and MicroServices activities. In addition, UBITECH will be in charge of the Demonstrators Preparation and Coordination activities, while it will assist the development of the Smart Home and Assisted Living demonstrator Apps.
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is the most prestigious and most competitive academic institution for technical education in Greece. The Decision Support Systems Laboratory (DSSLab) is a multidisciplinary scientific unit within the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, which conducts research and development, scientific / technical support and training activities addressing a wide range of complex research and application problems. Operating for more than 25 years, the lab has acquired international experience in a number of sectors, e.g. Information Technology and Decision Support Systems with a specialization in e-Business and e-Government, Interoperability and Management Information Systems.
NTUA in AEGIS. NTUA will act as the scientific and technical coordinator of AEGIS and will be leading the AEGIS Data Value Chain Definition and Project Methodology activities. NTUA will be also responsible for the AEGIS Semantic Vocabularies and Metadata Repository, as well as for the Components’ and APIs’ Definition and Design.
EPFL has three missions: education, research and technology transfer at the highest international level. The College of Management of Technology (CDM) was established in 2004, as a focus for research and teaching in management science at EPFL. At CDM, the Chair of Corporate Strategy & Innovation (CSI) is a research laboratory established at EPFL in 2003 to promote scholarship in the area of technology and innovation management (TIM). CSI is focused on issues of corporate strategy and innovation, or how large, multi-business firms acquire and react to new technologies.
EPFL in AEGIS. EPFL will lead the project exploitation and business cases development activities and will be responsible for the definition of the business model and the associate market and sustainability plan of the overall AEGIS platform.
SUITE5 is an Information Technology Solutions and Services SME, founded in 2012 by a set of talented and creative people with a strong background in the ICT domains and excellent management skills. The research & innovation activities of SUITE5 span over a wide spectrum of innovative areas, covering (Big/Open/Linked) Data Analytics, Social Network Analysis & Intelligence and Data Interoperability & Management, and, in general, exploration of new application domains for high-end IT data-driven solutions.
SUITE5 in AEGIS. SUITE5 will work on the development of the Business Intelligence layer and on the Analytics Engine of the project, while it will assist the development of (a) the Smart Home and Assisted Living and (b) Insurance demonstrator Apps. SUITE5 will also lead the project communication activities.
HYPERTECH focuses on applied research and innovation activities to create a full suite of services and products appealing to enterprises and organisations while at the same time being able to meet real customer needs. Today, HYPERTECH is focusing and applying this experience and knowhow to the following three disciplines: (a) Digital Life Apps & Services, (b) Enterprise IT Solutions, and (c) Smart Energy Solutions & Products.
HYPERTECH in AEGIS. HYPERTECH will be leading the Dissemination and Communication activities of AEGIS. In addition, HYPERTECH will lead the Smart Home and Assisted Living Demonstrator, and will be in charge of the Exploitation Planning activities.
HDI Assicurazioni is one of the major Italian insurance company, born in 2001 after the merger between BNC Assicurazioni and Mannheim. The company is part of the Talanx Group since 1997, when the Group acquired 71,68% of the equity stake belonging to the former BNC Assicurazioni. Talanx is Germany’s third-largest and one of the major European insurance groups by premium income.
HDI in AEGIS. HDI will contribute in AEGIS by implementing the Insurance Sector demonstrator of the project and by working on the definition of the business cases of AEGIS.