VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH CENTER

VIF is an independent, international research and development center which deals with application-oriented vehicle development and future vehicle concepts. More than 200 experts are employed at the location in Graz/Austria.

VIF addresses “smart mobility” and, in particular, the vehicles of tomorrow, which should be safe, environmentally friendly and affordable. Hence, cutting-edge research and technology development is essential, and simulation is a key opening new possibility. 

ABB AB

ABB is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with cochlear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.(www.abb.com).

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

ACCIONA Construcción is a leading European construction company designing, constructing and managing buildings and civil infrastructures under sustainability principles. It has an international presence in more than 30 countries and a total turnover of 7254 M€ (2017), employing more than 9,000 people. It is part of ACCIONA Group whose business lines are Energy; Construction, Water & Services and other activities such as Concessions, Real State, Urban-Environmental Services, Logistic and Transport. ACCIONA’s business strategy is tightly linked to sustainability and in recognition of the company’s efforts and commitments received in 2009 the recognition for Corporate Sustainability of the EU Business Award.

AEROPORTI DI PUGLIA S.P.A.

S.E.A.P. – Società Esercizio Aeroporti Puglia – S.p.A. was established in 1984 to manage Apulia’s airports (Bari, Brindisi, Foggia, and Grottaglie).

In 2006, the company changed its name to AEROPORTI DI PUGLIA S.p.A.

AEROPORTI DI PUGLIA‘s primary purpose is the licensed management of Apulia’s airports. We carry out this activity by planning, developing, and managing the infrastructure for all airport and retail activities. Therefore, our corporate purpose includes the management of both aviation and non-aviation services.

In particular, aviation activities include the following services:

  • management of central infrastructure; passenger, ramp, and cargo handling services;
  • Ground handling assistance services: currently ADP manages ground handling activities for the majority of carriers operating from Puglia airports;
  • security services: The Company has purchased all the equipment necessary to check all the luggage that goes in the cargo hold, which has been mandatory since January 2003. At the airports of Apulia (Bari, Brindisi, Foggia and Grottaglie), departing passengers and those with connecting flights and their hand and checked baggage have been screened since March 2002. The service is outsourced to authorised security firms meeting the requirements established by law and authorised by ENAC;

Non-aviation activities include the following:

  • sub-concessions: sub-concessions mainly refer to car rentals, restaurants, and aircraft fuelling services;
  • advertising space management: ADP is the advertising concessionaire and grants sub-concessions to third parties for advertising space management;
AKEO PLUS

AKEOPLUS is a French SME of 30 persons created in 2006 with a strong industrial-grade expertise in consulting, engineering and research & development for the Smart Manufacturing. As a confirmed partner of aeronautics and aerospace leaders such as AIRBUS, THALES and SAFRAN and automotive stakeholders with PSA, Plastic Omnium and FAURECIA, AKEOPLUS is an active actor of the transition to a more flexible, reliable, qualitative and competitive manufacturing. 

The team of experts at AKEOPLUS is specialized in industrialization of advanced technological solutions to provide quality, simplicity and economic impact to its customers. AKEOPLUS is involved at all levels of the development and integration of such solutions, ranging from the design of AI-capable boards based on embedded MCUs, mechanical & software engineering, industrial 4.0 interfaces design up to machine certification. To steer the transition of its customers towards smarter, more digitalized processes, AKEOPLUS leverages its proven expertise in the key Industry 4.0-enabling technologies such as Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, while maintaining a strong focus on safety and security.

ALTRANPORTUGAL S.A

As global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting, Altran accompanies its clients in the creation and development of their new products and services. Altran Innovation Makers have been providing their expertise for over thirty years to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Defence, Energy, Finance, Life Sciences, Railway, and Telecoms sectors, among others. Covering every stage of project development from strategic planning to manufacturing, Altran solutions capitalize on the Group’s technological know-how in five key areas: Innovative Product Development, Intelligent Systems, Lifecycle Experience, Mechanical Engineering, and Information Systems. In 2017, the Altran group generated revenues of €2.3bn. With a headcount of more than 33.000 employees, Altran is present in more than 20 countries. With the March 2018 acquisition of Aricent, Altran now boasts the industry’s broadest, most cost-effective portfolio of global Engineering and R&D services becoming the new undisputed global leader. 

In the Portuguese market since 1998, Altran Portugal has over 1000 employees highly qualified in the most diverse areas of engineering. The constant training of its human resources translates into the annual growth of the company and the creation of new business opportunities, always supported by the most advanced technologies due to the high level of R&D activities that is part of the Altran DNA.

ARCELIK A.S.

Having operations in durable consumer goods industry with production, marketing and after-sales services, Arçelik A.Ş. offers products and services around the world with its 30,000 employees, 18 different production facilities in 9 countries (Turkey, Romania, Russia, China, South Africa, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh), its 34 sales and marketing companies in 32 countries all over the world and its 12 brands (Arçelik, Beko, Grundig, Blomberg, ElektraBregenz, Arctic, Leisure, Flavel, Defy , Dawlance, Altus and Voltas.Beko) serving products and services in more than 145 countries. 

The Company’s vision is “Respects the Globe, Respected Globally. As one of the foremost companies in KOÇ Group and Turkish private industry, Arçelik, founded in 1955, has always been the leader in Turkish private sector with its efforts for industrial development. Today, Arçelik Group is the third largest company in home appliances sector in terms of total sales in Europe . Arçelik Group achieved a consolidated turnover of EUR 4.8 Billion in 2018. There are over 1500 R&D employees in R&D Centers located in Global. Arçelik is IPR leader in Turkey and ranked 71th in World Intellectual Property Organization’s Top Patent Applicants list. The annual production volume of Arçelik is approximately 20 million units

AVL LIST GMBH

AVL is the world’s largest privately-owned company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. AVL was founded in 1948, and has currently more than 9.500 employees, with headquarters located in Graz, Austria, and a global network of about 45 representations and affiliates worldwide. AVL List GmbH in Graz is the center of global product development for calibration and test data management software.

CISC SEMICONDUCTOR GMBH

CISC (www.cisc.at) is an international oriented and highly awarded company that provides competitive and innovative products and technology for design and verification of heterogeneous networked embedded microelectronic systems. CISC delivers worldwide both products and engineering services to our customers being represented in the Semiconductor, Automotive, Wireless Communication and RFID industry. CISC was founded in 1999 and is 100% privately owned SME with currently a staff of 35 people. The headquarters office is based in Klagenfurt, Austria, since 2007 a R&D office in Graz, Austria, is in place. In 2012 CISC founded its 100% subsidiary CISC Semiconductor Corp. in Mountain View (CA), USA for sales and product support of US based customers.

Hardware enabler and horizontal service provider, with regards to security and privacy supporting secure and reliable communication from IoT devices to cloud environments via gateway devices (end-to-end security). We will define and propose a gateway reference architecture capable of efficiently supporting the development of applications in smart domains and across domains (mobility, energy, buildings, smart cities, etc.) in service ecosystems that are open, scalable and expandable. The gateway is at the core of these IoT/CPS applications that allows the user to interact with other edge devices.

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA, France) is a key player in research, development and innovation in Defense and Security, Nuclear Energy, Technological Research for industry and Fundamental Research in the physical sciences and life sciences. Drawing on its widely acknowledged expertise, and thanks to its 16000 technicians, engineers, researchers and staff, the CEA actively participates in collaborative projects with a large number of academic and industrial partners. CEA Tech is the CEA’s technology research unit, with three institutes developing a broad portfolio of technologies for ICTs, security, energy and healthcare. Among CEA Tech, the CEA LETI institute pioneers micro and nanotechnologies, tailoring differentiating applicative solutions that ensure competitiveness in a wide range of markets. The institute tackles critical challenges such as healthcare, energy, transport and ICTs.

CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER L‘INFORTATICA

CINI, a consortium of 41 public Italian universities, is today one of the most significant point of reference for the national academic research activities in the fields of Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Information Technologies.

Established in 1989, CINI is under the supervision of the Italian Ministry for University and Research. The quality of its research activities is periodically evaluated by ANVUR, the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of the University System and Research.

Acting in a very strict cooperation with the national scientific communities, the Consortium promotes and coordinates scientific activities of research and technological transfer, both basic and applicative, in several fields of Computer Science and Computer Engineering.

The Consortium involves 1,300+ professors of both Computer Science (Italian SSD INF/01) and Computer Engineering (Italian SSD ING-INF/05), belonging to 42 public universities:

  • The Universities of L’Aquila, Bari, Bologna, Bolzano, Brescia, Cagliari, Calabria, Cassino, Catania, Ferrara, Firenze, Genova, Messina, Milano, Milano-Bicocca, Modena-Reggio Emilia, Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli Seconda Università, Napoli “Parthenope”, Padova, Palermo, Parma, Pavia, Piemonte Orientale, Pisa, Reggio Calabria, Roma “La Sapienza”, Roma “Tor Vergata”, Roma Tre, Salento, Salerno, Sannio Benevento, Torino, Trento, Udine, Venezia, Verona;
  • Politecnici (Engineering Schools) of Bari, Milano and Torino;
  • The Special Schools of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa and the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies in Lucca.

Here follows a description of each of the 6 laboratories, belonging to 4 different Universities:

  • Machine Learning and Computer Vision (UNIMORE AImageLab): research machine learning, computer vision and deep learning solutions leveraging on decades of strong experience in visual analysis of people behaviour, tracking and human behaviour understanding [3,4] both for automotive scenarios [PRYSTINE] and in public hubs [EU Project THIS, PRIN COSMOS.]. Members expertise focuses also in deep learning approaches for the analysis of visual content that have been recognized at national and international level by being appointed as one of the 15 European Facebook AI research Labs (FAIR) and by active joint collaboration with Panasonic (Beta Labs Silicon Valley) and Ferrari s.p.a.
  • Embedded and real time systems (UNIMORE HiPeRT): expertise in the adoption and efficient execution of high-performance embedded platforms for the realization of the selected use cases. Notable examples include Nvidia Parker and Xavier generations for embedded controllers that are able to provide the performance required by workload intensive tasks, such as perception, sensor fusion, planning, model predictive control, etc. Expertise in promoting the adoption of a predictable software stack at system level to be able to meet the real-time requirements of the control loops of the addressed applications. The stack includes a hypervisor and Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) support to co-schedule safety-critical latency-sensitive tasks along with best-effort workload intensive applications.
  • The Internet of Things (IoT – UNIPR) Lab (http://iotlab.unipr.it/) of the Department of Engineering and Architecture focuses on advanced networking, signal processing and data analysis, IoT and smart systems. Currently, the IoT Lab group includes several PhD students and post-docs, together with several Master’s students. The IoT Lab has strong scientific ties with several international (from US, Europe, Asia) and national academic and industrial groups. The IoT Lab has been involved in several projects with both industrial partners (e.g., Finmeccanica, Elettric80, GSK, BOSCH, Huawei) and institutional partners (e.g., EC, MIUR, MAE, EFSA). The IoT Lab is affiliated with the Interdepartmental Center for Road Safety (Centro di Sicurezza Stradale, DISS, http://www.diss-it.org/www/) as part of the research activities focus on the application of IoT systems to road safety applications. The IoT Lab has a testbed with a large number (150+) of IoT nodes with heterogeneous network connectivities (WiFi-IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.4, UltraWideBand, Bluetooth, NFC, SubGHz, RFID).
  • The Digital Signal Processing, Multimedia, and Optical Communications Laboratory (ComLab – UNIROMA3) of the Engineering Department of Roma Tre University performs activities devoted to the study of telecommunication and multimedia systems, with particular attention to the security and evaluation aspects of the quality of experience of the new immersive systems. More specifically, Roma Tre holds expertise in machine learning-based techniques able to perform audio detection and classification in the presence of complex acoustic conditions where many different events are simultaneously happening
  • The Biometrics and Multimedia Forensics Laboratory (BioMedia4n6 Lab – UNIROMA3) of the Engineering Department of Roma Tre University carries out research on biometric systems and on Multimedia Forensics. More in detail, BioMedia4n6 Lab conducts research on both unimodal and multimodal biometric systems with emphasis on security and privacy requirements as well as on user’s usability. Dynamic signature, keystroke dynamics, vein patterns, cognitive biometrics (EEG biometrics), behavioral analysis, and gesture analysis are investigated. In addition, BioMedia4n6 Lab focuses on biometric systems security issues and on the design of privacy enhancing technologies (PETs), namely cancelable biometrics and biometric cryptosystems
  • The Underwater Technology Unit (UTU) of the Department of Mechanical, Energy, and Management Engineering of University of Calabria (UNICAL) will participate in the InSecTT project thanks to the expertise of the multidisciplinary research group in the field of underwater technologies. In detail, specific research activities concern the development of innovative solutions for the marine mechatronic sector, the underwater robotics, and the Oil & Gas industry, or the application of Computer Graphics, VR and AR technologies, underwater networks sensors and localization systems for the protection and the exploitation of the underwater naturalistic and archaeological heritage and the environmental monitoring
CORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is a publicly funded Higher Education Institution in the South of Ireland, and it is the largest of Ireland’s Institutes of Technology. The Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research at CIT conducts research in hardware and software technologies for wireless networked embedded systems with emphasis on wireless sensor and actuator networks, wireless vehicular networks and middleware platforms integrating embedded systems with server and cloud-based applications. In these areas, it is involved in a number of key national and EU funded projects.

EUROTECH SPA

EUROTECH Group is an international company that operates in the areas of research, development and commercialization of solutions for the CPSs, Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine and cloud computing. The company is based in Italy and located mainly in Europe, Japan and USA, with an important presence in several markets: industrial, aerospace and defence, transportation and logistics, medical, security and scientific research. EUROTECH business model is driven by innovation and is strongly based on research: the company counts about 400 people, more than half of which are involved in research and engineering activities. EUROTECH controls 9 international companies and a research centre, ETH Lab, which is responsible for the research activities in key high-growth sectors like IoT, CPSs, pervasive and cloud computing. The objective of the research centre is to develop innovative and integrated solutions (hardware, software, platforms and services) that require strong know-how and expertise in several areas of ICT scientific research. EUROTECH designs and implements all the building blocks required in an end to end solution for IoT ecosystems: smart objects, miniaturized computers (MicroPC and NanoPC), multiservice gateways, super computers (HPC), pervasive networks, software platforms for pervasive systems management, cloud computing and big data analytics support. EUROTECH gives a great importance to the study and development of advanced and frontier technologies in these areas and, for this reason, it is very active in scientific research.

F-SECURE OYJ

F-Secure is a leading cyber-security company listed at NASDAQ OMX, Helsinki. F-Secure has driven innovations in cyber security, defending tens of thousands of companies and millions of people for over 30 years. F-Secure’s sophisticated technology combines the power of machine learning with the human expertise of our world-renowned security labs. F-Secure’s security experts have participated in more European cyber-crime scene investigations than any other company in the market, and the company has over 100,000 corporate customers and tens of millions of consumer customers around the world. The company has revenue of €190.7 million and adjusted EBITDA of €17.4 million for 2018

IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE

IDEMIA is the global leader of Augmented Identity – an identity technology that ensures privacy and trust and guarantees secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for an increasingly digital world.

OT (Oberthur Technologies) and Safran Identity & Security (Morpho) have joined forces to form IDEMIA. With close to $3 billion in revenues and 14,000 employees around the world, IDEMIA serves clients in 180 countries.

Securing our identity has become mission critical in the world we live in today. By standing for Augmented Identity, we reinvent the way we think, produce, use and protect this asset, whether for individuals or for objects. We ensure privacy and trust as well as guarantee secure, authenticated and verifiable transactions for international clients from Financial, Telecom, Identity, Public Security and IoT sectors.

Worth noting from InSecTT project perspective are the following segments:

  • Mobile Operators: IDEMIA designed tools to link strong authentication with secure elements and service platforms to guarantee simple connectivity and service access to end-users anywhere, anytime. IDEMIA also assists its clients through the disruptive management of subscriptions through dedicated platforms as well as embedded or removable SIM cards and optimized chips. IDEMIA services are optimized, connecting many more objects to enable vertical services. From supporting connectivity through SIM cards, to using mobile devices as biometric entry points to authenticate themselves, and to developing digital wallet services, individuals can have full and worry-free usage of their mobile phones while safeguarding their mobile identities with the highest level of protection.
INDRA SISTEMAS S.A.

INDRA is a global technology, consultancy, innovation and talent company, on the cutting edge of high value-added solutions and services and which operates in more than 149 countries and has more than 39,000 employees worldwide. INDRA was born, as it is known today in 1993 as the result of the fusion of a range of public and private companies within the communications, electronics and computing sector. Currently, INDRA is the principal IT services multinational operating out of Spain and one of the leading IT companies in both Europe and Latin America. It is a key player in innovation and high added-value services in the fields of Energy and Industry, Financial Services, Telecom & Media, Public Sector & Healthcare, Transport & Traffic and Security & Defense.

INDRA has a strong commitment to innovation, as shows every year’s investment in innovation (between 6%-8% of revenue per year, more than €550m in the last three years) and the number of R&D initiatives and projects in which the company is involved (more than 270 R&D projects). INDRA has a long history of collaboration and forging alliances with technology leaders and knowledge institutions such as Universities, Research Centres and Support Agencies, and participates in relevant large scale research and innovation programmes like Joint Technology Initiatives Advisory Groups, Associations and Technology Platforms (SHIFT2RAIL, ARTEMIS, SESAR, ACARE, EOS, UNIFE, PTC-Spanish Road Platform, etc.)

INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

The Jožef Stefan Institute (JSI) is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. Computer Systems Department at JSI is specialised in comparative statistics, machine learning, metaheuristic optimization, and other AI technologies. The Department is concentrating on self-adaptive systems, modelling and optimizing of complex, dynamic and non-deterministic systems. Their research results are implemented within applications for production, transport, energy, bioinformatics, and health. The Department participates in several international project consortia within the programmes of FP6, FP7, H2020, and ECSEL/ARTEMIS JU as well as in national industrial projects.

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE ENGENHARIA DO PORTO

The School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto – ISEP), is a public higher education and research institution, one of the largest schools of engineering in Portugal (6000 students), with leading departments and research units in the areas of, among others, computer science and engineering, electrical and electronics engineering and mechanical engineering. The work in InSecTT will be done by ISEP’s research unit CISTER (www.cister.isep)

ISS RFID SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA

ISS RFID is a limited company, which is focused on R&D work and provided wireless RF solution for end users in different areas of the market. ISS RFID has strong background developing new products and providing R&D work. Thanks to solid engineer staff, both hardware and software based, ISS RFID can provide integration of RF systems with existing customers systems, to exchange data between different system and to provide intelligent algorithms

J.I.G INTERNET CONSULTING SL

J.I.G. Internet Consulting provides intelligent management solutions aimed to improve the interoperability and integration of internet-based information systems and devices. Since 2001, JIG group has been present in the Spanish market developing and providing internet solutions, integral management of services, mobile systems, applications and intelligent management solutions aimed to improve the business efficiency of our clients. Since our establishment we have been working side by side with them to fully understand their needs and this is why they consider us their technological partners instead of their suppliers.

Our mission: Becoming an innovative player in the development of mobile services that impulse the digitalization of society and the transformation of businesses.

Our vision: Society is in a process of digital transformation that affects all sectors and calls for new and innovative services and approaches.

JIG success resides in the synergies, expertise and tight collaboration of these three divisions: JIG Internet Consulting that brings internet solutions to our customers concerning web developing, online positioning, e-commerce and online marketing.

JIG Easy Services which provides intelligent services management solutions regarding building installations, maintenance, security, safety and others for public and private facilities as libraries, sport and education centers.

Get-App Spain that offers top-quality apps for mobiles and tablets which allow JIG clients to differ from their competitors and improve their services.

JOHANNES KEPLER UNIVERSITÄT LINZ

The Institute for Communications Engineering and RF-Systems (NTHFS) at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Linz, Austria, is working, among others, on wireless sensor networks for industrial applications, security and safety in wireless sensor networks, wireless localization, architectural concepts for multi-band/multi-mode capable transceivers for cellular communication systems, concepts and circuits for radar sensors and mmWave sensors up to 340 GHz, and signal processing for radar sensing and wireless communications.

KAITOTEK OY

Kaitotek is a Finnish SME company focusing on innovative software solutions on network Quality of Service and Quality of Experience measurement and monitoring. 

KLAS LIMITED

Klas Telecom was established in 1991 and is based in Kilmainham, Dublin. The company designs and manufacturers rugged routers, servers, switches and associated UPS and battery packs for use in harsh environments experienced in Transportation, Public Safety and Military markets. In addition to in-house technology, Klas also embeds enterprise grade technology from Cisco, VMware, NetApp and Inmarsat to provide an easy-to-manage solution that allows service providers leverage existing skills.

Klas Telecom provides, among other business activities, solutions in the area of network connectivity for onboard systems in railways.

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

KTH is represented in the consortium through the Mechatronics and Embedded Control Systems division. The division provides expertise in systems engineering, architecting, AI, safety and its relation to security. The division has a long and strong tradition of multidisciplinary research, networking, education and engineering in CPS, strong international collaboration (e.g. with TU Munich and UC Berkeley), and strategic collaboration with industry, including adjunct professorships in the areas of machine intelligence (Ericsson) and dependable control systems.

The division is leading the Innovative Centre for Embedded Systems (ICES) – a competence network and will be hosting a new Swedish research center on Trustworthy Edge Computing Systems and Applications to start in 2020; the proposed project is strongly in line with these centers. In 2018, the division registered the KTH Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) on Industrial Digitalization in line with the EU policy. The hub is operational since the end of 2018, 

connecting stakeholders and providing a network within the CPS innovation eco-system including SME’s, Large corporations, Innovation Agencies, Funding bodies, other CPS networks, as well as CPS experts and related students in academia and at research institutes.

The Hub further provides access to competence and resources in both CPS technology and Business development in terms of CPS experts, related KTH centers and labs (research and infrastructure), and innovation agencies. This includes providing updated insights on research developments and trends.

LEONARDO S.P.A

Leonardo is a global player in the high-tech sectors and a major operator worldwide in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors. Leonardo is based in Italy, has more than 45,000 employees (latest update 2017), of whom about 37% abroad, and in 2017 recorded 11.5 billion euro in revenues and received orders in the amount of 11.6 billion. Based on the dual application of technologies, Leonardo designs and creates products, systems, services and integrated solutions both for the defense sector and for public and private customers of the civil sector, both in Italy and abroad.

The wide range of defense and security solutions that Leonardo offers to Governments, private citizens and Institutions includes every possible intervention scenario: airborne and terrestrial, naval and maritime, space and cyberspace. In close contact with local customers and partners, Leonardo works every day to strengthen global security, provide essential physical protection and cybersecurity services for people, territories and infrastructure networks and supports scientific and technological research.

Leonardo operates in about 20 countries with offices and industrial plants in all of the five continents and can rely on a very large network of subsidiaries, joint ventures and international partnerships, with significant industrial presence in four main markets, Italy, United Kingdom, Poland and United States and structured partnerships in the most important high potential markets in the world.

The company’s technical approach is characterized by a focus on through-life solutions that are flexible, interoperable, adaptable and responsive across the life cycle. Leonardo’s excellence is based on its continual development of key technologies. This is how it improves the competitiveness not only of its existing products, but also of its future portfolio, as it keeps a constant and watchful eye on product innovation. The driving force behind Leonardo’s sustainability and growth in this arena is its approach to innovation, and the way in which it supports the research of both technologies and skill sets as applied to its products. In this way, it is able to maintain its leadership position in the field of technology. Among its technological assets, software engineering is essential for the creation of competitive advantage, as it develops knowledge and skills that allow for the design and production of everything. Leonardo’s software engineering offers principles, techniques, skills, methods, tools and metrics that produce efficient and effective high quality and reliable software systems (for safety, security, privacy, resilience and performance) and at the same time fulfils the highest user expectations, whether for private, public or military applications.

LIEBHERR CONTAINER CRANES LTD

Liebherr is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction machinery, and has been headquartered in Europe since its foundation in Germany in 1948. It is an advanced technology company, with a product portfolio ranging from heavy machinery to electronic components and control systems. Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd, in Killarney, Ireland, produces advanced ship-to-shore container cranes, which  are in use in over 100 ports and nearly 50 countries worldwide. Liebherr Container Cranes has a strong in-house Research and Development operation, researching ways to use data to connect its machines and increase machine intelligence, with a view to developing the next generation of autonomous cranes.

LINZ CENTER OF MECHATRONICS GMBH

The Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH (LCM) is a private non-university research organization, which supports its customers and partners along the entire innovation chain in the field of mechatronics. The activities span from basic research in cooperation with Universities worldwide to solutions, prototypes and products for start-ups, SMEs and large enterprises. An industrial partner network of about 300 customers is in place. In addition to that, 50 scientific partners strengthen the network of LCM. The turnover was 16 million € in 2015. By the end of 2015 the LCM GmbH employs and coordinates about 170 researchers in the field of mechatronics.

LCM performs high level mechatronics research and development in six thematic areas: (1) Process Modelling & Mechatronic Design; (2) Sensors and Signals; (3) Wireless Systems; (4) Mechanics and Model Based Control; (5) Information and Control; (6) Drives and Actuators. In these fields, LCM provides holistic solutions from numerical solutions to the development and implementation of mechatronic systems within prototypes and small-scale series. The mission of LCM is to develop cutting edge technologies and deploy those solutions across industries amongst existing and new partners.

MAELARDALENS HOEGSKOLA

Mälardalen University (MDH) is a young and modern university focusing on applied research and education in close cooperation with industry. The project work will be conducted as part of the embedded systems (ES) research environment at MDH. The ES research environment is the largest at MDH, where it is recognized as a center of excellence. ES has a successful track record of co- production with industry and is a holder of many national and international research projects, including ECSEL (nine ARTEMIS/ECSEL projects, currently coordinating one), other FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects and ITEA3 projects. ES consists of six cooperating research directions: (1) Dependable systems, (2) Real-time systems, (3) Robotics and avionics, (4) Sensor systems and health, (5) Software engineering, and (6) Verification and validation. MDH is Member of: BDVA (Big Data Value Association), ARTEMIS-IA, A.SPIRE, EFFRA, UIIN, European Network on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation (HiPEAC).

MARMARA UNIVERSITY

Located in Istanbul, Marmara University is one of the most important institutes of higher education in Turkey with 16 faculties, 11 institutes, 4 schools, more than 70,000 students and close to 3,000 academic personnel. Department of Computer Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, is one of the high skilled department in the university as well as in Turkey. There are many completed and on-going EU projects (including H2020 projects) that Marmara University participated/partnered.

In InSecTT, the research lab MInD-NET will participate to contribute in their research areas. MarUn and its MInD-NET research lab have extensive research on wireless communications and on machine learning approaches

MONDRAGON GOI ESKOLA POLITEKNIKOA JOSE MARIA ARIZMENDIARRIETA S COOP

Escuela Politécnica Superior – Mondagon Unibertsitatea (EPS-MU) is a cooperative integrated in Mondragon Cooperative Corporation, which is a corporative group made of more than 250 companies and entities. EPS-MU has a relevant role as research partner within MONDRAGON Corporation. Specifically, the Signal Theory and Communications research group has participated in several Artemis and ECSEL-JU projects, such as eDIANA, p/nSAFECER, p/nSHIELD, CRAFTERS, ARROWHEAD, DEWI and SCOTT.

EPS-MU has a social-oriented initiative and vocation and was declared a non-profit University of common public interest. Since its foundation, it has been committed to the educational high quality and practical orientation of its courses. All in all, EPS-MU considers the all-round education of the students as a primary concern. Through our association with MONDRAGON Corporation, EPS-MU keeps close ties with the corporative environment, allowing students to have contact with the professional world since the very beginning of their studies. Currently, Mondragon Unibertsitatea has around 4700 students and offers 16 Bachelor’s Degrees. On the other hand, the range of postgraduate courses includes 18 Masters’ Degrees and 23 university diplomas and certificate and specialization courses. The following courses could directly benefit from InSecTT results:

Master Degrees:

  • Master in Robotics and Control Systems
  • Master in Energy and Power Electronics
  • Master in Biomedical Technologies
  • Undergraduate studies:
  • Industrial Electronics Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
NURD YAZILIM A.S.

NuRD Innovation Center provide complete end-to-end security solutions across the boundary, internal network and endpoint with innovative technologies solving the most advanced malware threats, both known and unknown.

With global headquarters in Clifton, New Jersey, NuRD has international offices in China, India, the Philippines, Romania, Ukraine and Turkey. Turkey office has been a part of this great family since 2013 based in Ankara, İstanbul and İzmir.

NXP SEMICONDUCTORS AUSTRIA GMBH

Global – NXP Semiconductors N.V.

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (www.nxp.com) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving Internet of Things (IoT) innovation in the secure connected vehicle, smart connected solutions, and end-to-end security and privacy markets.

NXP worldwide has approximately 30,000 employees with operations in more than 30 countries and posted revenue of $9.41 billion in 2018. The company’s headquarter is situated in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). In Europe, other main locations are spread over The Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium, … There are approximately 3,200 employees working for R&D in 23 locations. NXP has ~14,000 issued and pending patents through 60 years of experience and expertise.

NXP Semiconductors Austria GmbH

NXP Semiconductors Austria is the global competence center for secure contactless identification systems within NXP. More than 500 highly qualified employees at the site Gratkorn focus on research, design and marketing of integrated circuits for secure RFID systems, including technical customer support. NXP-AT addresses secure contactless electronic documents, bank cards, tickets and solutions based on NFC (Near Field Communication). Technology application domains including car access & immobilization systems as well as solutions for object identification and authentication complete the product offer. Over the past few years a strong focus has been set on the advancement of IR-UWB technology.

For security aspects, NXP’s crypto and security center (with a strong footprint in Austria) is performing long term research activities, serving not only automotive and industrial, but also cross-business unit needs in different end user domains.

NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (www.nxp.com) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving Internet of Things (IoT) innovation in the secure connected vehicle, smart connected solutions, and end-to-end security and privacy markets.

NXP worldwide has approximately 30,000 employees with operations in more than 30 countries and posted revenue of $9.41 billion in 2018. The companies headquarter is situated in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). In Europe, other main locations are spread over The Netherlands, Germany, France, Austria, Belgium.There are approximately 3,200 employees working for R&D in 23 locations. NXP has ~14,000 issued and pending patents through 60 years of experience and expertise.

Some more highlights on NXP :

  • NXP is a world market leader in connected car technology as part of our promise: ‘Secure Connections for a Smarter World’
  • NXP technology is applied in over 90% of all cars produced in the world; the majority of the applied chip sets are designed & produced in Europe (NXP’s major Automotive R&D groups are in Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Hamburg (Germany) and Gratkorn (Austria). Next to the in-house production that in Europe is coming from Nijmegen (The Netherlands) and Hamburg (Germany), outsourced production will take place in Dresden (Germany)
  • NXP is committed to bring new connected car and safety features in high volume production cars and does so with automotive grade quality and high focus on security
  • To prepare for this NXP is/was already involved in many field trials over the world in 2010-2014, like simTD, Score@F, SPITS, Brabant-In-Car, Spookfiles, US DOT, Singapore
  • To ensure industry alignment and standardisation, NXP participates in e.g. Car2Car Communications Consortium, High Level ITS Advisory Group to the European Commission and in Global Standardisation on ITS
  • As indication for additional semiconductors (chips) cost per car for radar or car2car communication technology we work towards a 5-20 Euro for each of these functions in high volume.
  • Because this is even cheaper than a pair of license plates, we’re convinced price will not be a blocking issue for mass market deployment.
  • NXP has already first design-ins with Automotive customers secured.
  • Specifically, for security aspects, NXP’s crypto and security center is performing long term research activities serving not only automotive, but also cross-business unit needs in different end user domains. The NXP-NL CCC&S (Competence Center Crypto & Security) group is joining this project, in order to research new aspects to enhance security aspects in all NXP’s future products.
  • For security follow up, NXP is also member of ECSO (European Cyber security Organisation) and following up closely on ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) activities.
PAVO TASARIM URETIM ELEKTRONIK TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI

AKEOPLUS is a French SME of 30 persons created in 2006 with a strong industrial-grade expertise in consulting, engineering and research & development for the Smart Manufacturing. As a confirmed partner of aeronautics and aerospace leaders such as AIRBUS, THALES and SAFRAN and automotive stakeholders with PSA, Plastic Omnium and FAURECIA, AKEOPLUS is an active actor of the transition to a more flexible, reliable, qualitative and competitive manufacturing. 

The team of experts at AKEOPLUS is specialized in industrialization of advanced technological solutions to provide quality, simplicity and economic impact to its customers. AKEOPLUS is involved at all levels of the development and integration of such solutions, ranging from the design of AI-capable boards based on embedded MCUs, mechanical & software engineering, industrial 4.0 interfaces design up to machine certification. To steer the transition of its customers towards smarter, more digitalized processes, AKEOPLUS leverages its proven expertise in the key Industry 4.0-enabling technologies such as Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, while maintaining a strong focus on safety and security.

PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V.

Royal 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 and home healthcare, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2017 sales of EUR 17.8 billion and employs approximately 74,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. Our healthcare business makes up 42 percent of our global sales revenue. With a history of over a century, and more than 450 innovative healthcare products and services, we are committed to helping you create meaningful moments of care, whether in the living room or the hospital room.

In an increasingly connected world, the convergence of Philips’ healthcare and 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 our core strengths in professional healthcare and in consumer health and well-being.

Philips Research (www.research.philips.com) is a global organization that helps Philips introduce meaningful innovations that improve people’s lives. It provides technology options for innovations in the area of health and well-being, targeted at both developed and emerging markets. Positioned at the front-end of the innovation process, we work on everything from spotting trends and ideation to proof of concept and – where needed –first-of-a-kind product development. We put people at the center of our work, responding to their aspirations, needs and desires while constantly achieving better energy efficiency and higher levels of sustainability. This approach, together with our Open Innovation strategy which leverages the joint innovative power of partnering companies and researchers, has led to more than a century of breakthrough innovations.

The Embedded Systems department creates first of a kind products and prototypes of which the building blocks – such as embedded platforms and interfacing solutions – that are reusable in products. Integration of multidisciplinary systems in which software and electronics are dominant is one of its main activities. The department takes the technical lead in integration projects (development or proof-of-concept), has extensive knowledge of product development processes required for medical and other devices.

POLITECHNIKA GDANSKA

Department of Microwave and Antenna Engineering (DMAE) is one of the leading European centres of microwave and antenna engineering. It is a part of Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics (ETI) faculty within Gdansk University of Technology (GUT). ETI has the highest level (A+) of R&D quality in Poland and there are only two A+ such faculties in Electronics in Poland. In 2004 DMAE was awarded the status of the Wireless Communication Engineering Centre of Excellence – WiComm. This status was awarded to 100 best research groups in Poland from all branches of science as a result of a nationwide competition with academic achievements and research programme being the main criterion for selection. WiComm is the only group in Poland in the area of microwaves and antennas to have been designated as the Center of Excellence focusing on RF/wireless embedded systems. Since 2012 DMAE also holds a status of NVIDIA’s CUDA Research Center due to the excellence in parallel GPU algorithms.

REALTIME EMBEDDED AB

Realtime Embedded AB specializes in supporting companies develop embedded systems for advanced products. Our experts add value to our customer’s development process from early system design to implementation, system integration and test.

We participate in customer projects in many different domains such as tele- and data communication, transport, defence and medical.

Realtime Embedded AB delivers design services in-house and/or at the customer’s site.

We strive to always be one step ahead of our customers. Participation in research projects is an important part to let our company enhance the knowledge for future challenges. One of the next challenges for the industry is within digitalisation and IoT. Realtime Embedded are part of the change and have designed and built key equipment for deployed IoT systems.  Realtime Embedded AB is now a key partner within Intelligent IoT systems for industry and building automation.

RISE RESEARCH INSTITUTES OF SWEDEN AB

RISE is an independent, state-owned research institute, which offers unique expertise and over 100 testbeds and demonstration environments for future-proof technologies, products and services. With over 2,700 employees we engage in and support all types of innovation processes. The Digital Systems division offers expertise throughout the chain for a digital, innovation-driven society – hardware, software, business development and industry knowledge in a range of strategic areas. The division offers cutting-edge expertise in areas such as sensor systems, automation, printed electronics, AI and data science, cyber security, visualisation, interaction design, fibre optics, sustainable transport and circular business models.

SILICON AUSTRIA LABS GMBH

SAL is a RTO initiated as link between academia and industry.

SAL is supposed to become an European research centre for electronic based systems. In the tight network of science (universities) and industry, SAL carries out research at the highest global research level and thus creates the basis for new types of products and processes. Research in SAL will cover four main topics of modern electronic based systems:

Current staff is about 100 persons. SAL is still in a ramp up phase to increase research staff to 400 persons in 2023.  Research focus of SAL is (1) In the Sensor Systems research division, we work on different sensors that collect information from the environment, machinery, tooling, home and building. (2) In the RF Systems research division, the focus is on innovations in relation to wireless communication and radar technologies in the highfrequency spectrum from MHz through to the very high GHz range. RF systems provide the connection over the air for wireless communications systems (incl. RFID, WPAN, LPWAN, 4G/5G). (3) In the Power Electronics research division, new, more powerful solutions are targeted for all types of electric energy transformers in all power classes, from the system and control design, through to switching structures and to integration methods and construction elements in new technologies. (4) System Integration consists of architecture definition, modelling, integration and validation of different hardware and software components to form a superior overall system with increased functionality and performance. These systems are also becoming increasingly autonomous and cognitive through embedded artifi­cial intelligence.

SOCIETÀ EMILIANA TRASPORTI AUTOFILOVIARI S.P.A.

SETA S.p.A. (Società Emiliana Trasporti Autofiloviari) is the public transportation provider of the province of Modena, Reggio Emilia and Piacenza, with respect to busses and coaches. Born in 2012, as a merge of four different companies of ATCM (Modena), TEMPI (Piacenza), AE-Autolinee dell’Emilia and ATC (Reggio Emilia). It is one of the biggest company merge in the Italian public transportation domain.

SETA as a yearly experience in the domain of public transportation, especially with refer to urban and cross-city busses. This expertise comes from the four companies that merged onto SETA. The company is now the main provider of the whole public transportation service of the three urban areas provinces: Modena, Reggio Emilia and Piacenza. SETA delivers on a daily basis hundreds of city and cross-city busses, and also performs vehicle maintenance, ticket selling and back office, management of the ticket offices

STMICROELECTRONICS ROUSSET SAS

Large Company: STMicroelectronics is a large Franco-Italian group, world leader in microelectronics. The group had more than 45,900 employees at the end of 2018 and had 11 production sites and 7 advanced R&D centers worldwide, 39 design centers and 80 sales offices in 35 countries. STMicroelectronics (Rousset) SAS is a French entity of this group and is a partner in the project, with 2755 employees at the end of 2018.

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Founded in 1862, Delft University of Technology is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive technical university in the Netherlands. The scope of research of the Embedded Software (ES) group is: communication networking technologies, mobile and wireless networking, energy harvesting, sensor networks and mobile applications. TUD also works on building proof of concept systems and subsystems for experimentation, etc.

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is a state owned and controlled non-profit limited liability company established by law and operating under the ownership steering of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy.

VTT is an RTO whose activities are focused on three areas: Knowledge intensive products and services, Smart industry and energy systems, and Solutions for natural resources and environment. VTT is impact-driven and takes advantage from its wide multitechnological knowledge base to strengthen Finnish and European industrial competitiveness. VTT can combine different technologies, produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, and create business intelligence and value added for its stakeholders.

VTT has a staff of 2054, net turnover in 2018 was 159,7M€ and other operational incomes were 81,2M€. Over the years, VTT has gained vast experience from participation and coordination of numerous European projects including R&D Framework Programme projects and other thematic frameworks and programmes. VTT is ranked among the leading European RTOs. In December 2017, VTT has been recognised with the “HR Excellence in Research” award by the European Commission.

TIETO FINLAND OY

Tieto aims to become customers’ first choice for business renewal as the leading Nordic software and services company.

In a rapidly changing world, every bit of information can be used to provide new value. Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. Having a strong role in the ecosystems, we use our software and services capabilities to create tools and services that simplify everyday life of millions of people; to help our customers renew their businesses by capturing the opportunities of modernization, digitalization and innovation and to foster new opportunities based on openness, co-innovation and ecosystems.

Building on a strong Nordic heritage, Tieto combines global capabilities with local presence. Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Tieto has around 15,000 experts in over to 20 countries. Turnover is approximately €1.6 billion. Tieto’s shares are listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm

TIETO SWEDEN AB

Tieto aims to become customers’ first choice for business renewal as the leading Nordic software and services company.

In a rapidly changing world, every bit of information can be used to provide new value. Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. Having a strong role in the ecosystems, we use our software and services capabilities to create tools and services that simplify everyday life of millions of people; to help our customers renew their businesses by capturing the opportunities of modernization, digitalization and innovation and to foster new opportunities based on openness, co-innovation and ecosystems.

Building on a strong Nordic heritage, Tieto combines global capabilities with local presence. Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Tieto has around 24,000 experts in over to 20 countries. Turnover is approximately €3 billion. Tieto’s shares are listed on NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm.

UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the largest Spanish Technical University. It currently has more than 3000 faculty members, and around 38.000 undergraduate, and 6.000 postgraduate students. UPM has a strong commitment to R&D and Innovation, represented by 200 Research Units and several Research Institutes and Technological Centres in different areas. UPM has participated in around 200 European R&D projects over the past four years.

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

The University of Twente participates in the project via the Pervasive Systems (PS) research group within the Digital Society Institute (DSI). The University of Twente works on enabling digital technologies of the future (ICT, biotechnology, nanotechnology), combining technological knowledge and innovation with behavioural and social academic research. Our strength lies in the combination of excellent science, entrepreneurship and international orientation. Our research has social and economic impact, making knowledge transfer one of the most important goals of our University. The University of Twente actively promotes entrepreneurship among its students and staff through various programs. 

The Digital Society Institute performs scientific research in technology that is essential for digitalization, on methods and techniques for integrating digital technology in our environments, and in how we can come to intelligent, well-informed decision making. An important aspect of our mission is to conduct research that has an impact on society.

The Pervasive Systems (PS) research group is an internationally recognized research group with a reputation of original and advanced research. PS is actively involved in various national and international funded projects and has a significant background on system architectures covering the entire systems design trajectory from sensing devices, efficient wireless network protocols, distributed systems, distributed and real-time data processing and reasoning, as well as dependability and ubiquitous computing. The group is also very successful in knowledge transfer and within the last years has created five spin-offs. The work in the group focuses on the design of enabling technologies and methods for applications of Internet of Things, smart sensor systems and wearable devices. 

The Pervasive Systems group has a significant background on distributed networked intelligence covering the entire design trajectory from design of the miniature digital devices, wireless sensor networks, body area networks, methods of distributed signal processing, sensor fusion, and event detection. The main scientific challenges addressed by PS are scalability, reliability, dependability, extreme dynamics and mobility, extreme operational environments, inaccuracy and missing sensor data, unpredictability, and trust. Situated at the core of the Internet of Things, our research has high societal and economic impacts in applications such as ambient assisted living, health and well-being, transport and mobility, smart industry, environmental monitoring, ecology, agriculture, supply chain management, and smart cities. Our system-oriented research is inspired by real problems, which makes multi-disciplinary collaboration natural. The research themes are focused on the design and analysis of the following topics and their interaction: (i) Collaborative embedded and opportunistic sensing, (ii) Extreme wireless networking, (iii) Spatio-temporal sensor data analytics, and (iv) Embedded machine-learning and AI sensor systems.

UT’s exploitation plans of project’s research activities and results will consider any opportunity to create intellectual property towards potential business exploitation.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

University College Cork is a third-level academic institution in Ireland, with its main mission being to provide international class education and research. For UCC there is a strong focus on applied research, aiming to develop and maintain a large ecosystem of university-industry partnerships in strategic areas of the economy. The group in UCC participating in InSecTT is wholly within the Computer Science Department, and involves members of Insight, the data analytics and artificial intelligence centre; Connect, the future networks centre; and Confirm, the smart manufacturing centre. All three of the centres are national research projects with leading international reputations. 

VEMCO SP ZOO

Vemco is a leading supplier of electronic ICT systems in Poland. Vemco is a software and hardware developer and a system integrator which develops turnkey systems based on Automatic Identification and Automatic Data Capture processes. Vemco designs, supplies, integrates and installs complete enterprise class solutions at customers’ premises. Vemco runs a number of R & D projects and then exploits a project outcome by commercialization process and widening of its product portfolio.

VORTEX - ASSOCIAÇÃO PARA O LABORATÓRIO COLABORATIVO EM SISTEMAS CÍBER-FÍSICOS E CÍBER-SEGURANÇA

Vortex-CoLab is a Portuguese entity with a title recognition of Collaborative Laboratory, awarded by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, I.P.). VORTEX-Colab was born by the collision of industry and academia forming a single movement with a purpose of technology acceleration. Officially created in February of 2019 in the form of a non-for-profit association, VORTEX combines the deep technical knowledge of five institutions – the founding members – in Software Engineering, Distributed Systems, Cryptography, Information Security, Real-Time & Embedded Computing Systems with solid innovation and acceleration methodologies.

As the technology cycles become shorter and shorter, VORTEX aims to provide demanding new approaches to smooth the process between a new discovery in the research centers and its application in a new industry. This is, VORTEX CoLab aims to advance cyberphysical systems solutions and technology bricks to enable the technology transfer and co-creation, merging cutting-edge research and agile market solutions, to provide top-class products with the highest guarantees of safety and security. For this purpose, VORTEX will quickly translate cutting-edge research into tangible cyberphysical products, providing competitive advantage to clients who want the most advanced solutions with reliability, correctness, and in real-time. VORTEX principles are: ABOVE AND BEYOND: Innovation provides solutions that go far beyond just meeting customers’ expectations and needs; COLLABORATION: Applying knowledge from one area to another results in the creation of innovative solutions; DIVERSITY: the combination of diverse knowledge from people from diverse backgrounds is the key to success. This organization will make both academia and market blend as a vortex, transferring technology from universities to industrials partners. The results will be new approaches and solutions in terms of cyberphysical systems and cyber security in a virtuous cycle

WAPICE LTD WAPICE AB

Wapice Ltd is a leading Technology Partner for industrial businesses. Our focus is on enhancing our industrial clients’ performance across all functions by injecting information technology at its best. With our software and electronics expertise we create solutions that boost industrial innovation. Our solutions are being used by domain leading companies globally.

The company was established in 1999 in Vaasa, Finland. We are an independent and privately-owned company and our software production is based on a certified ISO 9001:2008 quality management system and ISO 14001:2004 environmental management system. We are also AAA-rated company. We have developed and are developing continuously three products: IoT-Ticket, Summium and EcoReaction. Products are SaaS and PaaS type solutions. IoT-technology forms strong part of our technology portfolio. Wapice currently employs over 330 software specialists, and the company is constantly growing. Wapice is based in Vaasa, Finland and also has units in Tampere, Oulu, Seinajoki, Jyvaskyla and Hyvinkaa. Turnover has been 20 M€ annually.

WESTERMO TELEINDUSTRI AB

Westermo designs and manufactures data communications products for mission-critical systems in physically demanding environments. The products are used both in social infrastructure, such as transport, water and energy supplies, as well as in process industries, such as mining and petrochemical. The realisation that the needs of the industry are different from those of corporate IT creates growth in the requirement for industrial grade data communication. The industrial operating environments are tough and the impact of failure in the field can lead to business threatening situations demanding that products have a lifetime in excess of 10 years. The company is growing rapidly and currently has over 200 employees and global sales in excess of €50m. All development and production take place in Sweden at the company’s facilities in Stora Sundby and Västerås. Westermo’s main tasks in iTRUST4.0 is as an expert on industrial networking and handling of related cybersecurity issues, as well as a provider of an industrial communication use case and a simulation environment for the company’s industrial communication systems.