Get to know Oasees’ partners:
Adrestia was established in 2020, with the main objective to reach an equilibrium in Research and Development, and unite the best of the two worlds.
The company’s R&D department comprises a network of experts (partner SMEs, research institutes, public sector companies as well as highly qualified individuals) that maximize the success rate in every undertaking of single or multiple projects, in a variety of fields. The staff of Adrestia has participated for over 18 Years in numerous EU and National funded programs, and have gained expertise in the areas of Energy, Cybersecurity, Tourism, Health, and Knowledge-sharing. Under the prism of technology, ecology & human interaction, Adrestia handles projects in the aforementioned areas. Adrestia also offers a complete technical vulnerability and human vulnerability assessment, as well as a Robotic Process Automatino Solution.
Adrestia acts as the dissemination and communication leader for the OASEES project.
National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” is the largest research centre in Greece. Founded in July 1961 as a Research Centre for Nuclear Research, Demokritos is today the largest multidisciplinary Research Centre of Greece with approximately 180 Researchers in tenured and tenure-track positions and over 500 Research Personnel working in projects funded mainly by grants from State Funds, the European Union and Private Industries. The Centre has successfully coordinated many FP6/FP7/H2020 projects related to 5G, virtualization, and cloud; NCSRD also hosts its own experimental 5G infrastructure powered by Vodafone, the ahedd GOLD innovation space (i-Space) and an incubator for start-ups and SMEs via Lefkippos Technology Park.
The Centre’s role in the project is twofold: Project Coordinator and Work Package Leader.
The primary responsibility of the Project Coordinator is to oversee the administrative management of the project and serve as the main point of contact with the European Commission. The Project Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all communication channels among the project partners to ensure progress and quality of work, and for providing the European Commission with technical, managerial, and financial information.
As a Work Package Leader, the Centre coordinates the work to be carried out within the scope of the respective Work Package, monitors the performance and progress of the Work Package with regard to the project plan, ensures the horizontal information flow to other Work Package Leaders and reports to the Board.
Inter-university Microelectronics Center (IMEC) is a world-leading independent research center in nano-electronics and digital technology. IMEC is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan.
The IDLab research group of IMEC which participating in OASEES, performs applied research and development of high speed wired and wireless internet technologies and data science. IDLab’s research areas cover machine learning and data mining; semantic intelligence; distributed intelligence for IoT; cloud and big data infrastructures; multimedia coding and delivery; wireless and fixed networking; electromagnetics, RF and high-speed circuits and systems. The IDLab team counts more than 300 members (40 professors, 50 post docs, 200 researchers, 15 support staff members. their research resulted in more than 4000 publications in international journals and conference proceedings, about 130 PhDs, more than 50 international awards, and 8 spinoff companies. In OASEES, imec will act as technical manager and lead WP2 on the OASEES architecture and related requirements.
ASM Terni is a multi-utility company majority-owned by the municipality of Terni. It provides environmental services as well as natural gas, water and electricity to local end users. In particular, ASM participate in the OASEES project with the role of electric power distribution system operator (DSO).
The living lab hosted at the ASM’s headquarter will be available as pilot site for the test phase of solutions developed during the project. These solutions, in particular, apply to the charging of electric vehicles in distribution grids which are congested by local energy production from renewable sources.
Axon logic started its business as a coaching school and has been re-strategized itself as a multi-disciplinary research and innovation Small Medium Enterprise that aiming for inventing and building novel technologies and solutions. The company has the skills to provide specialized research support tools and knowledge consultancy services to a wide variety of sciences such as applied mathematics, classical and quantum physics, or electronic engineering. Besides these, it accurately produces new ideas, technology and business insights in sectors, like artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, edge-cloud computing, and green communications systems.
Axon is exploring the possibilities to apply quantum deep learning, quantum reinforcement learning, quantum federated learning, quantum bio-inspired learning, Ising model, QAOA and other algorithms for OASEES project.
Capgemini Engineering is an integral part of the Capgemini Group, a global leader in partnering with companies to transform and manage their business by harnessing the power of technology. The Group is guided every day by its purpose of unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future. It is a responsible and diverse organization of 360,000 team members in more than 50 countries. With its strong 55-year heritage and deep industry expertise, Capgemini is trusted by its clients to address the entire breadth of their business needs, from strategy and design to operations, fueled by the fast evolving and innovative world of cloud, data, AI, connectivity, software, digital engineering, and platforms. The Group reported in 2022 global revenues of €22 billion.
CEA is a French government-funded Research & Technology Organisation. As prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in collaborative projects with many partners around the world. CEA is an organization in France that conducts cutting edge research for the advancement of non-greenhouse-emitting energy sources, industrial, defence and global security and information and health technologies.
The CEA LIST Insitute is part of CEA’s technology research unit CEA Tech. The vocation of CEA LIST is to help companies increase their competitiveness through technological innovation and transfer of its technical know-how to industry. Its activities concern Robotics, Virtual Reality, Human-Machine Interfaces, Knowledge Engineering, and Computer technologies and Systems. The CEA LIST represents around 750 people. OASEES is addressed by the Sensory and Ambient Interfaces Laboratory (SAIL), which is part of the CEA LIST.
CEA is the leader of Use case 1: Smart Edge-Connected Node for the Analysis of Voice, Articulation and Fluency disorders in Parkinson Disease. The goal is to develop and to test in cooperation with IHB an innovative smart edge-connected sensor, which will be the basis of an interactive and intelligent wearable for the acoustic analysis of voice in Parkinson Disease (PD). Voice alterations and oral communication disorders, especially in articulation, are present in 40 to 80% of patients with PD. Impaired speech reduces the ability to interact with others and, hence, independence and quality of life. Instrumented voice analysis allows an early identification in order to design supportive interventions. The edge devices will operate and be monitored over the OASEES DAO, supporting realtime monitoring of the health information in a trusted and private manner, while allowing the medical practitioner to take the crucial decisions. The devices will operate in the form of swarm and be able to be updated automatically and also leverage the AI edge accelerators of OASEES for advanced processing and insights.
Emotion Srl is a charging stations manufacturer, charging point operator (CPO) and electric mobility services provider (eMSP). Emotion Srl has developed frontline and reliable solutions in the field of electric mobility, such as its charging station models and its e-mobility platform, called SpotLink.
Since 2016, Emotion Srl has been participating in several European research projects, collaborating with international partners to design solutions in the field of smart grids and smart cities, focusing on IoT, cyber security and distributed ledger technologies. In OASEES, EMOT will be the leader of Italian pilot use case: EVs fleet coordinated recharging to support optimal operation of electricity grid.
The Engineering Group, consisting of over 70 companies in 14 countries, has been supporting the continuous evolution of companies and organizations for more than 40 years, thanks to a deep understanding of business processes in all market segments, fully leveraging the opportunities offered by advanced digital technologies and proprietary solutions. With a strong and relentless focus on Innovation, through our R&I division that comprises over 450 researchers and data scientists (and a global innovation network of universities, startups, and research firms), the Group continues to invest in international R&D projects while exploring groundbreaking technologies and developing new business solutions. Our 40+ years presence in all market segments (from Finance to Healthcare, from Utilities to Manufacturing and many more) has allowed us to build deep knowledge of business needs and anticipate them by exploring constantly the evolution of technologies, especially in the field of Cloud, Cybersecurity, Metaverse, Artificial Intelligence and Data. This unique approach positions Engineering as a key player in the creation of digital ecosystems that bridge the gap between different markets, while developing composable solutions that ultimately foster a continuous business transformation.
Fraunhofer FOKUS conducts research on digital transformation and its impact on economics, technology, and our society. Since 1988, FOKUS has been supporting commercial enterprises and public administrations in the shaping and implementation of digital transformation. For this purpose, Fraunhofer FOKUS offers research services ranging from requirements analysis to consulting, feasibility studies, technology development right up to prototypes and pilots in the business segments Digital Public Services, Future Applications and Media, Quality Engineering, Smart Mobility, Software-based Networks, Networked Security, Visual Computing und Analytics.
For the OASEES project Fraunhofer FOKUS will provide a Quantum Software Development Kit, which is designed to enable programmers to write complicated quantum algorithms with the ease of a modern day programming language while still compiling down to the circuit level. Fraunhofer FOKUS is also supporting the integration of edge hardware accelaration artefacts and will focus on quantum development frameworks, especially for use cases where quantum algorithms may be able to outperform classical computing schemes. These possible advantages will be further explored in specific use cases, for example the routing of drones for infrastructure inspection or to optimize electric vehicles charging schedules with respect to local technical requirements from an electricity grid operator.
Hopale Foundation is a non-profit private health institution of collective interest which has 1100 beds and places with a workforce of 2,400 people. It consists of a hospital centre and of a medico-social centre. The hospital complex is essentially oriented toward the diseases of the musculoskeletal system (orthopaedic surgery, rheumatology, neurology, care of the pain) and rehabilitation (traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, multiple trauma…). Our surgical activity (Institut Calot) is regularly cited for its excellence in the media. Our rehabilitation activity refers to the Centre Calvé, who is one of the greatest technical platforms in France. The medico-social centre of the Foundation Hopale completes the medico-surgical offer and supplies a socio-medical expertise: Motor Learning Institute (for young people with motor disabilities), a Medical Foster Home (for large handicapped adults), a specialized clinic (for brain injured adults), an adapted Company (for people with a recognition of disabled workers), a unit of assessment, retraining and social and vocational guidance (for people brain-injured).
Research and development activities are managed by the Research Department, which provides caregivers with an engineer, two clinical research officers and a biostatistician, as well as access to the bibliography. The Foundation regularly participates in European and national research projects.
The Hopale Foundation is mainly involved in the implementation of the use case on the rehabilitation of Speech disorders in Parkinson’s patients. Hopale Foundation will mobilize its resources to recruit patients to test the device developed by partners, mainly CEA. Therapists will provide their experience and their knowledge and will participate in the definition of needs, and in the evaluation of proposed solutions with patients. A workgroup of speech therapists animated by a research engineer and the health manager will work on the project.
Infili is a research-intensive SME that utilizes a unique combination of high-end technologies as an outcome of many years of R&D experience. The company is designing solutions for vertical industries with diverse and demanding requirements regarding the exploitation of their information and knowledge repositories. Head-quartered in Athens, Greece, and founded in 2015, Infili has managed to experience a significant rise since its creation. The company is structured around a pool of highly-qualified and motivated IT engineers and researchers with expertise in international projects.
Infili’s advanced offering in the Knowledge Engineering industry is backed by heavy expertise in the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence, where a focus is put on anomaly detection, pattern recognition, natural language processing, knowledge extraction and multi-modal systems. The company’s role within the OASEES project will consist of providing the OASEES network with a secure, collaborative, smart node connectivity mechanism. To this end, Infili will, amongst others, develop the secure on-boarding module for new nodes joining the OASEES framework while establishing trustworthiness. Profiling mechanisms will be leveraged for online placement of algorithms within the OASEES warm ecosystem. Moreover, Infili will contribute to the OASEES use cases by developing SOTA distributed-learning algorithms for secure edge analytics which operate in an optimized and accelerated way, suitable for swarm applications.
Infrachain a.s.b.l. (association sans but lucratif) is a Luxembourg based non-profit organization with a European scope. The association was launched in 2017 by several industry players under the impulse and with the support of Digital Luxembourg, the Luxembourg government’s collaborative initiative that strengthens and guides the country’s digital efforts. Infrachain is a cross-industry effort aiming to push the adoption curve of blockchain by sharing expertise, participating in blockchain projects, disseminating information on operational blockchain use cases, operating blockchain nodes and creating an international ecosystem. Infrachain is a founding member of the Luxembourg Blockchain Lab.
In OASEES, Infrachain has proposed scientific and operational topics related to blockchain, SSI and DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organisation) and is leading the design and definition of specifications for the Decentralized App (DApp) development for swarms. It is further contributing to OASEES’s DAO and smart contracts integration. Infrachain will be supported in the project by its affiliated members, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), and Compellio SA.
InQbit Innovations is small medium enterprise (SME) that focuses on the designing, developing, and providing to the market ICT solutions and services. It has been founded by an international team that ensures a right balance of entrepreneurship, research and engineering that joined their forces to produce innovation that will serve and satisfy societal and market needs. Being a nascent company InQbit is already participating in several H2020-ICT and Horizon Europe projects, such as EVOLVED-5G, PHYSICS, TRUSTEE, OASEES, FAME, aerOS.
In OASEES, as the Task 3.3 Leader, InQbit aims to develop advanced technical solutions that utilize the latest technologies to provide stable and “future proof” security for industries. The task will focus on ensuring continuous integration and trust for edge devices that are added, removed, or moved on the network, by developing controllers that facilitate joining or leaving of networks/swarms formed for specific use cases. The technologies employed will be based on the specifications of the Sovrin foundation and the entities of Decentralized IDs (DIDs) and Verifiable Credentials (VCs) by W3C SSI (self-sovereign identity). OASEES project, in the scope of the cloud-to-edge continuum, will replace the existing centralized authentication model with a mobile, trusted, and privacy-aware identity for edge devices and services joining the OASEES swarm ecosystem. The task also involves integrating DAO into the identity management process to organize and orchestrate data governance among different stakeholders.
InQbit will also contribute to other tasks of OASEES, which are related to the technical aspects of the project, such as defining the specifications and requirements of the architecture, and the data management, but also to the dissemination actions.
OTE group of companies
The Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (OTE) member of the Deutsche Telekom (DT) Group of Companies, is the leading telecommunications (network and services) provider in Greece. OTE together with its subsidiaries, forms one of the leading telecom groups in the southeastern Europe. OTE offers its customers a wide range of technologically advanced services such as broadband services and ICT solutions in the residential and business market segments, including FTTH/VDSL, 5G/4G+, TV content, multimedia services, leased lines, maritime and satellite communications. OTE’s vision within the context of the DT Group – as well as of the OTE Group of Companies – is to rank among the largest telecommunications companies in Europe. OTE Group aims at remaining the market leader and pioneer, a modern, high performance, company offering best customer experience based on its technological superiority.
Thus, OTE Group invests heavily in New Generation Networks, creating infrastructure which will boost the Greek economy and create growth potential. It is the largest investor in new technologies and infrastructure in Greece, having invested approximately €5 bn over the past decade. Furthermore, OTE systematically promotes research and innovation (R&I), with multiple benefits for society, customers and employees. Our R&I activities are contributing directly to our strategic pillars for: technological superiority; innovation & new revenue streams; digitalization, simplification and cost optimisations, and; growth mindset.
OTE’s R&D Department is involved in almost all technological and infrastructural issues, and is an active participant in many EU, national and international collaborative projects. OTE’s current R&D activities include 5G and broadband technologies and services, next generation network architectures, infrastructure development, etc., following to the actual challenges for the development of a fully competitive network infrastructure & a portfolio of innovative services/facilities.
Robotnik is a leading European mobile service robotics company.
Its activity is focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of autonomous mobile robots and manipulators for different applications in both industrial and academic fields: inspection and maintenance, logistics, industry, agriculture or security and defense.
Since the beginning of its activity in 2002, it has sold more than 5,000 robots in 50 countries around the world and has participated in more than 60 European R&D projects.
Robotnik has its own R&D department in mobile service robotics and a multidisciplinary engineering team qualified in various fields such as industrial engineering, mechanics, telecommunications and software development.
Scm Group is a global leader in technologies for machining a wide range of materials and industrial components. Across the globe, the group’s companies act as highly reliable partners to leading industries in a wide range of product sectors, from furniture to construction, automotive to aerospace, and yachting to plastic machining.
Scm Group coordinates, supports and develops a system of industrial excellence in 3 large highly specialised production centres in Italy, with a turnover of 850 million Euro, with 4,000 employees and a direct presence on all 5 continents.
In OASEES, SCM will be involved in the Collaborative robotic automation use case in the woodworking sector: sanding of “complex” geometry pieces of furniture via an Automatic sanding system based on the application of a collaborative anthropomorphic robot.
Senso Engineering provides solutions to vibration related issues and safety of structures. Structural monitoring sensors and image processing are used for collecting data about the state of structures. The services Senso provide are in the field of data engineering, decision making support tools for structural safety, and earthquake monitoring solutions. The NightWatch software suit developed by Senso Engineering is a unique software tool for detecting earthquakes and other events, such as extreme snow or strong winds. NightWatch automatically prepares decision support material for continuation of operation in critical structures without the need of a human intervention. NightWatch software suit is used in tunnels, wind turbines, factories and petrochemical plants. In detecting earthquakes from the complex sensory data, NightWatch makes use of well trained AI algorithms.
In OASEES project, Senso is responsible for the structural safety use case. The implementation of this use case will be coordinated by Senso, in several structures across Turkey. The locations where the sensors are placed and monitoring activities are critical infrastructure and factories. Senso will exploit already installed sensor networks in these structures, which are feeding data to their Decision Support System (DSS) already by using centralized methods.
Space Hellas is one of the leading Digital Integrators in SE Europe. The company designs, supplies, implements and supports integrated ICT and security solutions mainly for the financial, public and enterprise sectors, certified according to ISO 9001:2015 quality standard and ISO 27001:2013 for its information security management system. Space Hellas’ main activities focus on the design and implementation of telecommunication networks, IT systems, managed services and data center facilities, security and IT security solutions, OSS/BSS, as well as, wireless and satellite networks solutions. In OASEES, Space Hellas focuses on swarm programmability and coordinates the implementation of the developers’ interfaces and SDK for the OASEES framework.
TECNALIA is the largest center of applied research and technological development in Spain, a benchmark in Europe and a member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance. Tecnalia collaborates with companies and institutions to improve their competitiveness, people’s quality of life and achieve sustainable growth. TECNALIA works with an increasingly strategic business relationship model based on trust, collaboration, and a shared technological approach, whereby the main scopes of action are: smart manufacturing, digital transformation, energy transition, sustainable mobility, personalised health, urban ecosystem and circular economy.
TECNALIA is the first private Spanish organisation in contracting, participation, and leadership in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme and we are ranked third in European patent applications.
In OASEES, Tecnalia will bring of its expertise in Blockchain, Cloud computing, Catalogue Federation and Quantum computing to contribute to the design and implementation of the Decentralized, agile and secure architecture for collaborative smart nodes at the edge. Tecnalia will also lead the work package of Use cases to validate the benefits of OASEES within different sectors.
University of Athens
The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), officially founded on April 14th, 1837, is the largest University not only of Greece but both of the Balkan peninsula and of the Eastern Mediterranean region. It has 2.000 permanent faculty members and 40.000 undergraduate students. Apart from the educational tasks, NKUA activities also include research and development in various state-of-the art topics.
The NKUA team of OASEES, comprised by the Ports Management & Shipping Dept. and the Digital Industries Dept., led by Prof. Panagiotis Trakadas, has a long expertise in activities focused on Machine Learning, Data Communications and IoT Networking.
In the framework of OASEES, NKUA is involved in the design of the overall system architecture and the development of the necessary interfaces and endpoints for data federation and accelerator integration (WP2), to support the implementation and validation of the six project use cases. Moreover, NKUA will be actively involved in the development of the OASEES Software Development Kit (SDK) (WP3), that will allow third parties to have access to part of the OASEES Ecosystem while fostering SSI support for edge devices to enhance trust & security.
In addition, the NKUA team building upon its expertise, will supervise WP4, in order to provide the connection between the compute continuum physical elements (edge nodes, smart devices, central cloud and network) and the OASEES ecosystem, by developing appropriate agents, APIs and security mechanisms. Finally, NKUA will be actively involved in related validation and demonstration procedures in OASEES (WP5), helping to define the high-level strategy for the OASEES PoCs and to realize the PoC trials and quantify the benefits brought by OASEES.