BLUMORPHO – France

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Partner:

BLUMORPHO SAS

Address: Street ESPACE HAMELIN 11-17 RUE DE L’AMIRAL H
Town PARIS
Postcode 75016
Country France
Webpage: www.blumorpho.com

BLUMORPHO SAS

BLUMORPHO accelerates innovation in reducing technical, market and financial risks.

BLUMORPHO is a private innovation and business accelerator. It drives innovation by bringing its understanding of economic and industrial challenges and its global connections to the smart solutions ecosystem. Unlike incubators or accelerator programs that invest in promising startups, BLUMORPHO focuses on reducing the technological market and financial risk of adopting innovation. Through its Fast Track Open Innovation service, it facilitates the cross-border discovery of radical innovations and tests their market feasibility for industrial firms seeking new ways to create value at low risk. Through its lean innovation service, it provides innovation providers with resources to swiftly move from product concept to product demonstrator, thus enabling the innovation provider and its lead customers to reach quicker ‘Go/No go’ product development decisions.

BLUMORPHO links innovation providers with private investors in providing them with the relevant support to reach the expected maturity by private investors.

BLUMORPHO uses a sophisticated set of algorithms to manage its marketplace ‘Offer-Match-Demand’ exchange process, which stores today a portfolio of 200 innovations, 42,000 corporate contacts, 7,400 startups, 200 clusters and more than 300 investors and business angels, as well as 20 years technology and market know-how. The Marketplace is evolving and increasing daily. It covers more than 24 vertical businesses and covers the full value chain.

BLUMORPHO is a private Innovation Hub connecting innovation stakeholders at Pan European and global level in focusing on businesses and value creation opportunities.

BLUMORPHO has been created based on results of the COWIN project (CSA – FP7) dedicated to support the commercial exploitation of FP6 and FP7 research projects results.

BLUMORPHO is part of the Yole Développement group. Yole Développement is a recognized strategic and marketing consulting company active in semiconductor, photonics, microelectronics, advanced packaging. BLUMORPHO is a demonstration of European projects’sustainability. The company was founded after the success of the COWIN Coordination and Support Action funded by FP7 to accelerate the technology transfer of research results by the European industry. Géraldine Andrieux was coordinator of COWIN and became Founder and CEO of BLUMORPHO.

UNICAN – Spain

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Partner:

University of Cantabria

Address: Street AVENIDA DE LOS CASTROS S/N
Town SANTANDER
Postcode 39005
Country Spain
Webpage: www.unican.es

University of Cantabria

University of Cantabria will be represented in the FED4SAE project by the Network Planning and Mobile Communications Laboratory. It has around 20 members, with 9 permanent staff. The group has a strong background in the participation in various European projects and collaborative initiatives. In this sense, and related to the main topics to be tackled within the project, it is worth highlighting the technical management that Prof. Luis Muñoz (head of the group) has undertaken for the SmartSantander project. In this sense, the access and exploitation of the SmartSantander platform is guaranteed through the lifetime of the project.

With regards to the topics that will be exposed in the scope of this project, UNICAN presents a great expertise in the following areas:

  • Protocols and architecture design and implementation for mobile communication networks, gathering a huge experience in routing algorithms and MAC layer behaviour for these different mobile technologies.
  • Context management and context-aware solutions from network to application level, through the implementation of different schemes, based on the provided information, to manage the access to the network
  • Middleware platforms for sensor networks and other mobile technologies, in order to uniform and homogenize the access to subjacent sensor technologies from the upper layers.
  • Internet of Things, including deployment and installation issues, as well as the management of the whole network, the execution of different researching experiments and the provision of several services to the citizens.
  • Contactless communication technologies, such as RFID, NFC, MIFARE and its evolution DESFire, applied to smartcard solutions and NFC-based mobile environments.

The relevance of the research activities of the Group is supported by the intense and successful participation in different research programmes, both with national (CENIT, INNPACTO, PSE) and international public scope (FP5, FP6, FP7, H2020), as well as private funding, bringing about the establishment of a number of collaborations with the industry, fostering the university-industry couple, key factor to reach the quality within the R&D/Innovation activities. In this line, UNICAN has collaborated with different financial entities in the deployment of payment and mobile-payments system both using e-Purse mechanisms and EMV credit/debit.

BME – Hungary

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Partner:

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Department of Electron Devices

Address: Street MUEGYETEM RAKPART 3
Town BUDAPEST
Postcode 1111
Country Hungary
Webpage: www.eet.bme.hu

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Department of Electron Devices

The BME Department of Electron Devices (DED) is a worldwide renowned educational and research centre in microelectronics with special focus on Smart Systems integration and Multiphysics design and characterization. Its reputation in this field was fostered by participation in many international projects (more than 20 European projects), several of them concluded in spinoff companies. As such, BME DED has maintained excellent relationship with SMEs for decades, both in terms of creating spin-offs and supporting other SMEs with industrial R&D. The best known among them is the thermal design company MicRED is today a part of Mentor Graphics. Another enthusiastic team of researchers at the department formed the core design team of the first Hungarian picosatellite MASAT and later they span out as C3S (Complex Systems and Small Satellites) Ltd, which became an important player of the Central-European space technology sector, and as such, they are another success story of the department’s spin-off activity. Related to microfluidics, a new R&D field of the department a new spin-off, SpinSplit LLC was created recently.

In the last decade within the framework of the national projects TERALED and KOZLED the department supported local SMEs in their R&D activities leading to successful new products in solid-state lighting. The same kind SME support activity is continued as the department is one of the CPS/IoT design centers of H2020 EuroCPS project. In this framework the department provides coaching support for several SME projects from Hungary and from abroad.

KTH – Sweden

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Partner:

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Address: Street BRINELLVAGEN 8
Town STOCKHOLM
Postcode 100 44
Country Sweden
Webpage: www.kth.se

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH in Stockholm is the largest, oldest and most international technical university in Sweden, and frequently ranked as one of the 10 leading European Technical Universities. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all the branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management and urban planning. KTH is organized in 10 schools; Multidisciplinary Centres provide cross school collaboration and with external stakeholders. KTH is particularly strong in Cyber-Physical Systems, as manifested by its research centers on Autonomous systems, Control and Communications, Embedded systems, and in various application related domains such as transportation, health and manufacturing. KTH has set up strategic collaboration partnerships with industry such as ABB, Ericsson, SAAB, Sandvik and Scania, and with public bodies such as Stockholm city and Stockholm community council. KTH is a partner in EIT Digital, one of the European Knowledge and Innovation Communities, in the ARTEMIS Industrial Association and ECSEL. KTH is represented in the consortium through the following two groups:

  • Mechatronics and Embedded Control Systems with expertise in CPS, systems engineering and CPS eco-
    systems,
  • Integrated Product Development, with expertise in innovation, management and organization for product
    development.

Both groups are part of the school of Industrial engineering and management and strategically positioned in an
innovation environment consisting of:

  • National Strategic Innovation Programs (funded by Vinnova), including Intelligent transportation systems, Smart Electronics, the Internet of Things, and Produktion2030.
  • Innovation supporting organizations, including KTH Innovation, STING, THINGS and EIT Digital.
  • The Wallenberg Autonomous Systems Program (WASP) initiative on autonomous systems in which KTH is strongly involved. WASP focuses on the underlying necessary technologies and design methodologies of autonomous systems.
  • INCOSE and SwedSoft as networks in systems and software engineering.

CSEM – Switzerland

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Partner:

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D’ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA

Address: Street RUE JAQUET DROZ 1
Town NEUCHATEL
Postcode 2002
Country Switzerland
Webpage: www.csem.ch

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D’ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA

CSEM is a private nonprofit Swiss organization for research and innovation. Supported by the Swiss Confederation, our mission is to enhance the competitiveness of industry by developing new technology platforms and transferring it to the industrial sector.

Our operation is based on five strategic programs:

  • Microsystems (Design & process Integration & packaging)
  • Systems (Scientific instrumentation, Medical device technology, Automation)
  • Photovoltaics & Energy Management (Crystalline Silicon & metallization , Modules & System integration, Thin film coating & devices, Printable photovoltaics, Energy Management)
  • Ultra-Low-Power Integrated Systems (System-on-chips, Wireless, Vision)
  • Surface Engineering (Nanotechnology, biotechnology, printable electronics)

CSEM plays a key role in the innovation value chain, by narrowing the gap between fundamental research and industrialization. By expanding CSEM’s knowledge and adapting it to industrial needs, new products are brought to market and new ventures are created. CSEM works with a wide range of stakeholders, from startups to SMEs and large organizations.

Our services include contract R&D, strategy and innovation consultancy, development of specific business solutions for several Industrial Sectors (Space & Scientific Instrumentation, Watchmaking, Health & Lifestyle, Communication & Semiconductor, Energy & Environment, Automation & Control, Aeronautics, Transport & Security).

Facts at-a-Glance

  • Founded in 1984;
  • CHF 83 million in revenues (2014);
  • More than 450 employees in Switzerland;
  • 249 industrial clients and 400 industrial projects (2014) worldwide;
  • Headquartered in Neuchâtel, centers across Switzerland: Alpnach, Muttenz, Landquart and Zurich.

FORTISS – Germany

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Partner:

fortiss GmbH

Address: Street GUERICKESTRASSE 25
Town MUNCHEN
Postcode 80805
Country Germany
Webpage: www.fortiss.org

fortiss GmbH

fortiss is the research institute of the Free State of Bavaria for software-intensive systems and services with headquarters in Munich. It has been founded in 2009 as a co-location center where practitioners work together with academic researchers for advancing research and for facilitating an accelerated transfer of ICT research results into industrial practice. The institute currently employs around 130 research staff members.

fortiss focusses on application-driven research for engineering open, cooperative, reliable, and secure cyber-physical systems for the market place. In close collaboration with industrial partners, fortiss conducts R&D projects in various application domains such as automotive, robotics and industrial automation, avionics, and business IT and cloud systems. In its role of a FED4SAE competence centre, fortiss provides expertise in a range of fields including model-based software and systems engineering, model-based synthesis, design space exploration, analysis and design of dependable systems, adaptive automation architectures, software engineering for industrial automation, and machine learning.

In the context of FED4SAE, fortiss builds on technical CPS platforms and engineering assets, with a specific focus on the smart manufacturing domain (“Industrie 4.0”), and also provides coaching and consultancy on applying and developing machine learning techniques, e.g. deep learning, reinforcement learning, and computer vision, to solve engineering challenges.

FhG – Germany

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Partner:

Fraunhofer IISB

Address: Street Schottkystrasse 10
Town Erlangen
Postcode 91058
Country Germany
Webpage: www.iisb.fraunhofer.de

Fraunhofer IISB

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB conducts applied research and development in the field of electronic systems for application in, e.g., electric mobility or energy technology. In this connection, the IISB extensively covers the complete value chain from basic materials to entire power electronic systems.

With its two business areas, semiconductors and power electronics, the institute provides innovation and solutions in materials development, semiconductor technology and manufacturing, devices and modules, vehicle power electronics, energy electronics, and energy supply systems. This is supplemented by broad activities in reliability, simulation, characterization, and metrology.

The headquarters of the IISB is located in Erlangen. The institute has two branches in Nuremberg and one in Freiberg. As one of the 67 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the IISB does contract research for industry and public authorities. Moreover, it closely cooperates with the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and is a member of the “Energie Campus Nürnberg” (EnCN). The IISB has about 200 employees plus numerous students working as research assistants. The institute is equipped with high-class laboratories, such as a test center for electric cars and an application center for DC grid technology. Together with the University, it operates 1500 m2 of cleanroom area for semiconductor technology on silicon and silicon carbide.

The IISB is a close partner for national and international industry. It’s main objective is to provide excellent research to its customers and to set technological benchmarks as one of the leading research institutions in electronic systems.

DIGICAT – United Kingdom

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Partner:

Digital Catapult

Address: Street LEVEL 9 101 EUSTON ROAD
Town LONDON
Postcode NW1 2RA
Country United Kingdom
Webpage: digitalcatapultcentre.org.uk

Digital Catapult

The IoT team of the Digital Catapult has a background in collaborative R&D and entrepreneurship, bringing a mix of technology and business expertise to companies. We focus on driving the adoptions of IoT technologies by the market and enable digital transformation that results in real business benefits for business of all sizes.

Our activities help demand side stakeholders understand the value of IoT for their business and stimulate the generation of adequate solutions on the market.

We help adopters orient themselves on a rapidly growing market, taking together the first step so they gain confidence in the application of IoT technology to solve their business challenges with adequate return on investment. We also help supply side stakeholders to leverage emerging IoT technologies to bring more rapidly disruptive solutions to market that satisfy a real market demand.

Our activities include proof of concept deployments, provision of new technology testbeds, innovation support activities, end to end solution architecture, advice regarding component selection, use case testing and IoT service monetization.

For FED4SAE, our team focuses on stimulating innovation around new emerging IoT network technologies such as Low Power Wide Area networks. We offer access to both LORWAN testbeds and Sigfox network.

Digital Catapult can provide AE companies with high level contacts with large companies looking for CPS solutions as part of their digital transformation strategies, as well as with project management following an agile methodology. We can also assist SMEs with respect to selecting electronics manufacturers in the UK and follow on funding opportunities including investment.

AVL – Austria

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Partner:

AVL List GmbH

Address: Street HANS-LIST-PLATZ 1
Town GRAZ
Postcode 8020
Country Austria
Webpage: www.avl.com

AVL List GmbH

AVL LIST GmbH is the world’s largest privately owned and independent company for the development of powertrain systems as well as simulation, instrumentation and test systems. AVL has about 3450 employees in Graz (over 2400 graduated engineers) and a global network of 65 representations and affiliates resulting in more than 8050 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 Advanced Simulation Technologies division develops and markets the simulation methods which are necessary for the powertrain development work. The Instrumentation and Test Systems division is an established manufacturer and provider of instruments and systems for powertrain and vehicle testing including combustion diagnostic sensors, optical systems as well as complete engine, powertrain and vehicle test beds. AVL supplies advanced development and testing solutions for conventional and hybrid vehicle components and systems like simulation platforms, development tools and system integration tools.

As engineering partner of leading OEMs throughout the world, AVL is constantly seeking for new capabilities and their exploitation. AVL is continuously carrying out research and technical development in the field of advanced automotive powertrains including e-mobility. AVL is active in many European interest groups like ARTEMIS and EPOSS, ERTRAC, EARPA, EGVI, FCH , etc. Since Framework Program 3 AVL has participated in more than 150 European RTD projects as partner as well as coordinator.

THALES – France

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Partner:

Thales

Address: Street TOUR CARPE DIEM PLACE DES COROLLES
Town COURBEVOIE
Postcode 92200
Country France
Webpage: www.thalesgroup.com

Thales

Thales is a world leader for mission critical information systems, with activities in 3 core businesses: aerospace (with all major aircraft manufacturers as customers), defence, and security (including ground transportation solutions). It employs 68000 people worldwide (50 countries). It provides its customers with all the key functions in the critical information loop, from detection and processing to transmission and distribution.

Thales develops its strategic capabilities in component, software and system engineering and architectures through its R&T organization. Designing and developing the mission-critical information systems that underpin the company’s leadership in aerospace, defence and security markets calls for comprehensive expertise in increasingly sophisticated technologies and the ability to integrate these technologies with large-scale software driven systems. Most Thales R&T programmes are shaped by the direct requirements of the company’s operating divisions and aim to give them the keys they need to set them apart from the competition and further improve their performance in increasingly aggressive markets.

Thales SA is involved in the FED4SAE project through its corporate research centre, the Thales Research & Technology centre from Palaiseau (France) near Paris, located since 2006 on the campus of the Ecole Polytechnique engineering school, close to CEA.

Thales Research & Technology employs 220 full-time staff, and some 40 doctoral students and 50 outside researchers are present on site. Research comes under following main headings. Hardware systems and components research includes microwave systems for land-based, naval and airborne radars and electronic warfare, optronics systems for detection and countermeasures, and security systems to protect people and property.

The “Critical and Embedded Systems” Laboratory of Thales Research & Technology, managed by Philippe Bonnot, works on advanced architectures and development tools for processing solutions in the different application domains of the THALES Group, including different levels of criticality (up to DAL-A for avionics and SIL4 for rail), and mixed criticality.