IoTango

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IoTango is a Silicon Valley based company whose mission is to orchestrate the Internet of Things. Comprised of a team of international experts in IoT, our collaborative approach, simplifies and speeds the creation of novel business models. IoT products are paradoxically complex. While they are typically low cost, they can quickly escalate to complex interactions with users and APIs, complicating the understanding of a ‘simple’ product. Using our IoT Enabled® Methodology and Certification Process clients quickly prototype, test and deploy functioning applications. In our hosted cloud service or theirs.
Our services are designed for service providers, manufacturers, product designers and product managers focused on IoT. These include business model design, and complete product design from device engineering through to cloud infrastructure design and operations. From the sensor to the cloud, IoTango’s collaborators can get what they need to quickly deliver revenue, with security and privacy at every stage of the development to deployment process.

Role in project

IoTango will act as the contact agent of AGILE for the US market. As a company it has been very active in consulting SMEs that wish to ‘IoT-Enable’R their hardware products so it can facilitate the dissemination and promotion of AGILE hw and sw features in the market. In addition, it will promote activities like the crowdfunding campaign and the Open Calls, ensuring the participation of SMEs and entrepreneurs/startups from the US.

Eurotech

logo-200x200-eurotechEurotech Group is an international company that operates in the areas of research, development and commercialization of solutions for the 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 450 people, more than half of which are involved in research and engineering activities. Eurotech controls 9 international companies and a research center, which is responsible for the research activities in key high-growth sectors like pervasive and cloud computing. The objective of the research center is to develop innovative and integrated solutions (software, hardware, middleware and support services) that require strong know-how and expertise in several areas of scientific research. Eurotech designs and develops all the building blocks required to implement an end to end solution for the IoT: smart objects, miniaturized computers (MicroPC and NanoPC), 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. In the past 10 years, Eurotech has been involved in several EU projects in the areas of pervasive systems, industrial automation and HPC and this long experience will be shared in the project.

Role in project

Eurotech has a key role in AGILE project. Their tasks include the design, development and delivery of the industrial version of the AGILE gateway module, designing, deploying and managing the air pollution monitoring pilot in Udine, Italy and assisting in the integration of their Eclipse Kura open source framework for gateway management. In addition, Eurotech will assist in the core OS module integration for Ubuntu Core and the integration of Eurotech Everyware Device Cloud and its utilization within the Pilots.

INRIA

logo-200x200-inriaInstitut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA) is a French public- sector scientific and technological institute operating under the dual authority of the Ministry of Research and the Ministry of Industry. INRIA’s missions are to undertake basic and applied research, to design experimental systems, to ensure technology and knowledge transfer, to organize international scientific exchanges, to carry out scientific assessments, and to contribute to standardization. INRIA gathers in its premises around 3,000~persons including 2,500 scientists and trainees, many of which belong to partner organizations (CNRS, industrial labs, and universities) and are assigned to work on common projects. The research carried out at INRIA brings together experts from the fields of computer science and applied mathematics covering the following areas: Networks and Systems, Software Engineering and Symbolic Computing, Man-Machine Interaction, Image Processing, Data Management, Knowledge Systems, Simulation, and Optimization of Complex Systems. Contribution to standards is done through the institute’s co-ordination of the World Wide Web Consortium, and through participation in IETF, ETSI, IEEE, etc.
The INFINE team of INRIA focuses on designing and analysing novel communication paradigms, protocols and architectures based on concepts of ultra-distributed, information- and user-centric networking. The INFINE research activities encompass both theoretical research (on elaboration of models, algorithms, protocols and formal characterization of their performance), and applied research (to validate and experiment with the proposed concepts against real networking scenarios). The team consists of Laurent Massoulié (also leader of the Microsoft Research-Inria Joint Centre), Aline Carneiro Viana, Emmanuel Baccelli, and Cedric Adjih. The team is involved in several national and international projects. The INFINE team also maintains a large open IoT tesbed comprising several hundred nodes (IoT-LAB).

Role in project

INRIA will mainly provide the integration of the IoT-LAB within AGILE providing potential developers and users with a distributed testbed for validating applications by allowing users to control and collect data from a network of more than 2500 sensors.

Graz University of Technology

logo-200x200-TU GrazMore than 200 years of research and teaching in the service of society has made Graz University of Technology (TU Graz) a top scientific establishment embodying one of the richest traditions in Austria. TU Graz is currently organised into 7 faculties with a total of 104 institutes. It has more than 10.200 students in the current academic year. TU Graz currently employs almost 1.300 scientific staff and more than 800 non-scientific staff. Institutes of TU Graz are involved in numerous FP7 research projects. The competences of the Applied Software Engineering group (Prof. Felfernig) at the Institute for Software Technology (IST) are in the areas of recommender systems, model-based diagnosis and repair, configuration of complex products & services, and Semantic Web. In these areas numerous scientific projects were performed, in particular the following. In the EU IST-5 project CAWICOMS (1999-2002) personalized configuration algorithms have been developed. The nationally funded project COHAVE (2006-2009) deals with the improvement of sales dialogs of recommender systems based on theories of decision psychology. The nationally funded project Koba4MS (2004-2007) aimed at advancing the state-of- the-art of knowledge-based recommendation. Its focus was to improve knowledge acquisition processes. The EU IST-6 FET project WS-Diamond (2005-2007) dealt with the diagnosis and repair of conversationally complex Web services. SoftNet (2003-2013) is the national competence cluster on Software Engineering. The nationally funded project WECARE (2009-2011) focuses on the exploitation of recommendation technologies for the personalization of re-configuration tasks. The nationally funded projects IntelliReq (2011-2013) and ICONE (2010-2013) focus on the development of recommendation algorithms for personalized requirements elicitation and knowledge engineering scenarios. PeopleViews (2014-2016) focuses on the integration of Human Computation techniques into recommender application development.

Role in project

Research in Recommender Systems and Configuration Systems has a long tradition and is manifested in numerous research projects on the EU level as well as on the national level. The Institute of Software Technology has co-organized the ACM Conference on Recommender Systems in 2009 (Prof. Felfernig as program co-chair). The institute contributed numerous publications in international journals and conferences such as Artificial Intelligence, Applied Intelligence, UMUAI, IJCAI, ECAI, and ACM Recommender Systems. Furthermore, Prof. Felfernig is one of the co- authors of the books on “Recommender Systems” published by Cambridge University Press in 2010 and “Knowledge-based Configuration” published by Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann in 2014. Core competences that are contributed to the project are recommender systems, configuration systems, knowledge engineering, and machine learning.
TuGRaz will develop and integrate a recommender system on AGILE for automatic recommendations on software workflows (IoT apps) and modules to be used based on gateway configuration and user context.

Startupbootcamp IoT

logo-200x200-StartupbootcampStartupbootcamp is a leading network of industry focused startup accelerators. We help startups scale globally by giving them direct access to an international network of the most relevant partners, investors and mentors in their sector. It was founded in 2010 in Copenhagen with the core idea of supporting the worlds best entrepreneurs as they grow their startups. Soon other amazing entrepreneurs joined the Startupbootcamp network to create programs around Europe, and by 2012 there were 5 programs in the network. By 2014 Startupbootcamp has expanded to quickly become the largest startup accelerator in Europe and one of the top 3 largest in the world, with programs on numerous continents and a network spanning hundreds of cities around the world.
Each Startupbootcamp program provides direct access to connections that matter most in the startup’s industry. Over a 3 month program startups meet over 100 partners, investors, and mentors that take a hands-on role helping the company develop their product, validate their business model, secure pilot customers, and raise funding. Many of these connections become key advisors and actively engage with the startups for years to come. Startupbootcamp invests €15,000 in each startup taking part in the program to cover living expenses in addition to providing 6 months in an extremely supportive co-working space, over €1,000,000 in deals from partners including Google, Paypal, AWS, and many others, and the opportunity to pitch to over 400 investors at Demo Day. After graduating Startupbootcamp startups enter an alumni growth program that includes a global support community and yearly summits for continuing access to the most important global partners and investors.
Startupbootcamp is one of the largest startup support organizations in the world. Not only are programs located in major technology hubs cities such as London and Singapore, Startupbootcamp takes part in over 100 FastTracks and technology conferences all over the world each year. Startups joining a Startupbootcamp program are able to immediately leverage an unrivaled global support network, providing them with a landing point in every major metropolitan city. While expanding their business, startups connect with thousands of local investors, partners, and mentors that provide them with expansion access rivaling major corporations and unheard of for typical startups.
Startupbootcamp is run by entrepreneurs who have scaled enormous global businesses and have dealt first hand with the typical investors who are difficult to access and secretive. They’ve chosen to create a radically different organization that believes in transparency. It may very well be the world’s most transparent investor. Feel free to browse through any of the startups Startupbootcamp has invested in and contact them about their experience with us. We also are the only investors (we know of) who stream all source investment data for all to see. We believe Startupbootcamp’s model of running industry-focused accelerator programs works, and are proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish – why not show it so the world can see.

Role in project

Startupbootcamp will participate in AGILE through its Barcelona program, specifically developed for the context of Internet of Things. Startupbootcamp will be responsible for attracting startups and SMEs worldwide for the participation to the two project Open Calls. In addition, the wide network of entrepreneurship events will be leveraged for the proper dissemination of AGILE features and project outcomes.

Orange Belgium

Orange Belgium is one of the main actors in the world of telecommunications in Belgium and Luxembourg, active in mobile telephony, fixed telephony, ADSL and on other markets with a strong growth potential such as Machine-To-Machine. The company develops innovative products and services for the residential and the business market. Orange Belgium is listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange and is part of the France Télécomgroup.
Orange Belgium is the second largest mobile GMS operator in Belgium and has been a publicly traded company since 1996. The company is a member is the Orange Group which bundles France Telecom’s main mobile activities and has been involved in M2M since 2002. When Orange Belgium established its dedicated M2M Business Unit, it was among the first operators in Europe to do so.
Orange Belgium is one of the main actors on the telecommunications market in Belgium and Luxembourg. This year, for the first in history, Orange Belgium surpassed the historical operator in number of active SIM’s in Belgium with over 5 Million. 20% of these SIM’s are flagged as M2M (Machine to Machine or MaTMa). M2M allows devices to communicate in order to optimize cost, to create new business and to be environment friendly.
The International M2M Center of Competence (IMC) was created by Orange Business Services (30.000 Employees, 8 Bio revenues, focus on Fortune 500) to provide wireless M2M GSM- connectivity to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and international clients.
The International Center of Competence offers a strong M2M “know how and know why” which is reflected in the team of dedicated and experienced M2M experts who provide support services ranging from technical consultancy to after-sales services. We have the expertise on M2M consulting, project management, SIM card developments and integration.
In the International M2M Center, we put together the M2M expertise of the entire France Telecom Group and we leverage our knowledge of the M2M ecosystem to bring the most innovative solutions.
We at Mobistar share the passion to ecosystem the industry and we are excited about the M2M future via customers and partners.

Role in project

Orange Belgium’s role in the project is that of a large piloting and exploitation partner. As the central partner for the Port of Antwerp pilot, Orange Belgium will set up the pilot, manage it operationally, and engage all relevant stakeholders for successful execution. Orange Belgium will also offer support to open call participants as part of the Antwerp piloting activities.

BioAssist

logo-200x200-bioassistBioAssist S.A. is a startup company that develops innovative commercial services in the fields of assisted independent living and homecare, to enable the growing senior population to live independently at home.
The company is focused on developing innovative technologies to ensure the senior population’s life quality, extending and assisting their independent living. BioAssist delivers superior monitoring and communication services through timely response and accurate recording of vital signs and other critical information, serving the constantly changing needs of the health-centric communication services. Via its services BioAssist enhances compliance of the elderly population to their self-care commitments, providing peace-of-mind to them and their families, while remaining minor intrusive and offering an excellent user experience. BioAssist S.A. is a company focused on developing innovative technologies to ensure the senior population’s life quality, extending and assisting their independent living. BioAssist delivers superior monitoring and communication services through timely response and accurate recording of vital signs and other critical information, serving the constantly changing needs of the health-centric communication services. Via its services BioAssist enhances compliance of the elderly population to their self-care commitments, providing peace-of- mind to them and their families, while remaining minor intrusive and offering an excellent user experience.
BioAssist S.A. is strongly affiliated with Bioiatriki S.A. (Biomedicine Group of Companies) (www.bioiatriki.gr), one of the largest Health Diagnostic Networks in Southeast Europe.

Role in project

BioAssist will leas the QuantifiedSelf pilot and also contribute in the development of AGILE software modules about device communication, collection of data and visualization.
Bioassist aims through the participation in the AGILE proposal to enrich the existing home care platform with the Quantified Self concept. By exploiting the communication and extensibility features of the gateway, the real-time analysis algorithms will be fused with data from various sources such as biosignal measurements, proximity sensors and also historical data from patient’s EHR so as to provide continuous assessment and also to detect anomalies and emergencies (e.g. detect potential falls exploiting the smartwatch data or behavioural changes). For the latter, a helpdesk service will be automatically notified and route the appropriate form of assistance, exploiting the social networking and video conferencing functionality with friends, relatives and professionals that is also provided by the platform for normal and also emergency situations.

Sky-Watch

logo-300x300-sky-watchSky-Watch A/S is a Danish developer and manufacturer of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Founded in 2009, Sky-Watch is a public company based in Stoevring, Denmark. In 2013 Sky- Watch provided a Huginn X1 quadcopter to the USAR teams deployed in the Philippines after the typhoon Haiyan raged over the islands.
The company’s current UAV/quadcopter system is called Huginn X1. The system is autonomous and has the ability to carry various payloads such as chemical detectors, IR, thermal and HD cameras. It is also possible to install two cameras at the same time and switch between them from the system navigator.
Sky-Watch is cooperating with Danoffice on a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) project to protect and monitor the three main species of marine turtles that nest in Suriname. WWF Suriname has in this specific case chosen to focus on poaching of marine turtle’s eggs, and despite laws protecting sea turtles, thousands of eggs are poached every year. Sky-Watch offer the UAV system to monitor turtle’s location and illegal poaching activities.

Role in project

The IoT will enable Sky-Watch to combine our emergent technology with an unseen number of sensors and thereby reach a whole new array of user segments. Enabling the UAV to collect information from sensors placed in the open space or in a closed environment will facilitate applications which common camera based sensors would never be able to. With cameras you are able to collect very shallow information about your surroundings but there is no way to get the actual state underneath the surface. Take for instance the health status of an animal in the wild, with the current sensors today it is only possible to get the location of the animal but nothing about heart rate, body temperature and stress level, which all are extremely useful for farming and animal preservation. With AGILE we are able to join two of the the technologies which have the highest attention being wearables and UAVs.

University of Passau

logo-200x200-Universitat passauUniversity of Passau, a unique campus university in Bavaria/Germany, was founded in 1978 with faculties of Catholic Theology, Law, Humanities, and Economics; shortly after the Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics was founded and took its first students. Since then it has developed into one of the premier academic addresses in Germany as regularly confirmed in national rankings.
The university’s Institute of IT-Security and Security Law (ISL) is characterized by its interdisciplinary approach to computer science, law and economics. For the first time, the technical and economical aspects of IT security are extended to the dimension of law. With this concept ISL is unique in Germany. Moreover, with this interdisciplinary focus on IT security, the institute has a broad research field and can serve a broad market. Synergy between theory and practice as well as research and industry are in ISL’s focus. The institute is part of University of Passau’s faculty of informatics and mathematics as well as part of the faculty of law. The involved chairs are:
Chair of IT-Security (Prof. Dr. Joachim Posegga)
Chair of Computer Networks and Communications (Prof. Dr. Hermann de Meer)
Chair of Security in Information Systems (Prof. Dr. Hans Reiser)
Chair of Public Law, in particular Security Law and Internet Law (Prof. Dr. Dirk Heckmann)
Chair of Public Law, Information Technology Law and Legal Informatics (Prof. Dr. Gerrit Hornung)
The ISL offers the following services to the public and private sector: Expert advice and seminars, surveys and analyses of IT products and information systems, development of IT security concepts for enterprises and civil services, consulting and support for audits of information systems, analysis of law compliance for security critical systems, industrial research in general, consulting and support in establishing IT security with respect to functional safety, as well as consulting and support in safety analysis according to functional safety in different areas.
One research domain of the IT-Security group which will partly contribute to this project, focuses on the domain of software and application security. The group has addressed common problems of web applications. Appropriate work has been conducted in European projects (e.g. FP7-ICT project WebSand), publically funded projects (e.g. BMWi project secologic) and in industry funded projects (e.g. scanstud, SSMC – Secure Session Management Component), in particular research funded by the Siemens CERT in Munich.
Main focus of this group is on the application of known software security technologies in the mobile, distributed, adapting, and resource restrictive domain of mobile devices and sensor platforms. It benefits from previous work conducted in the European Integrated FP6 Project BIONETS and the FP7 project COMPOSE.
The group also addresses the design of modular and flexible security specification languages. Insights and results gained from this work and from appropriate projects (e.g. BMBF project ORKA: Organisational Control Architecture: From static rights management to dynamic organization-based control, FP6 Integrated Project R4eGov), represent valuable input for the integration of policy specification with software security modelling planned in this proposal.
Other activities and the expertise of this group in the domain of trusted computing architectures are combined with the research on sensor platforms. The coupling of long-distance sensor platforms with smart cards is investigated and an appropriate hardware platform has been developed.

Role in project

UNI PASSAU will coordinate the various security related activities in AGILE. This includes the cooperation and support for work packages which deal with the main architecture and infrastructure. As the main contributions for the security framework will originate from WP5, UNI PASSAU will also lead this work package.