With more than 25 years of experience, FRAUNHOFER is one of the most important actors in the ICT research landscape both nationally and worldwide. Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (Fraunhofer FOKUS), based in Berlin, Germany, develops solutions for the communication infrastructure of the future. The research institute explores how information and communication will contribute to a more secure and convenient living. Fraunhofer FOKUS exploits its experience and IPR gathered in publicly funded projects to conduct high quality, cutting-edge research and development for its clients.
Fraunhofer FOKUS in DataVaults: Building on the organisation’s extensive experience in managing European research and innovation projects, FRAUNHOFER will be the coordinator of the project. It will contribute in the data value chain and the core data model definitions. Lastly, Fraunhofer will contribute to all development tasks, leading the Dataset Composer Bundle and the definition of the platform architecture.
Atos is a global leader in digital transformation. With its cutting-edge technologies, digital expertise and industry knowledge, Atos supports the digital transformation of its clients across various business sectors. Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) is the R&D hub of Atos for emerging technologies. With almost 30 years of experience in running Research, Development and Innovation projects, ARI has become a well-known player in the EU context. The multidisciplinary and multicultural team has the skills to cover all the activities needed to run projects successfully, from scientific leadership to partnership coordination, from development of emerging technologies to the exploitation of project outcomes, with a strong focus on dissemination, innovation adoption and commercialisation. Since 2014, Atos is a founding member of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA), assuming the roles of Vice-presidency and Deputy Secretary-general.
ATOS in DataVaults: ATOS will be leading the definition of the DataVaults value chain. Moreover, ATOS will work actively in privacy-aware and big data analytics. ATOS will also take part in privacy and blockchain-related work for the implementation of the Security, Privacy and Trust Bundles. ATOS will be also responsible for the technical Verification and Integration Testing of the platform and will assist in the pilots’ development, integration and exploitation of the results.
The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) was founded in 1829 and is one of the largest universities, devoted to technical subjects in Scandinavia. Involved in EC projects for more than 25 years, DTU has extensive experience of acting both as coordinator and as beneficiary. It excels at multidisciplinary and cross border research and benefits from excellent professional and administrative support. The Cyber Security Section, at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer science (DTU Compute), created in January 2016, addresses the increasing need for research and education in cyber security. The section conducts research in most aspects of computer and information security, from post quantum cryptology to location-based security mechanisms for cyber-physical systems.
DTU in DataVaults: In the context of DataVaults, DTU will heavily contribute to both the design and modelling of distributed ledgers that can support enhanced data sharing and user privacy but also to the policy enforcement and run-time risk assessment and vulnerability analysis of the overall framework and help provide scientific inputs to all envisioned use cases. DTU will lead the consortium’s effort on defining the core concepts of the DataVaults framework, functionalities, verification and implementation requirements. Furthermore, DTU will be involved in the definition of the reference architecture and documentation of the blockchain-related tasks. DTU as an academic partner will also contribute to the dissemination task with a focus on academic dissemination.
ARTIFICIOUS was founded by a team of experienced ICT researchers and business consults, with a long track record in the identification, design, development and commercialization of research and innovation projects. While these projects have been addressing a wide range of technologies and domains – including systems software and architectures, cloud computing, next generation networks, internet of things, security and privacy, the common research ground in the aforementioned domains has been data management and analytics. In this context, the team has developed a set of solutions exploiting big data management and analytics techniques, as well as artificial intelligence solutions to enable the provision of high-quality products and services. The vision of ARTIFICIOUS is the next generation of artificial intelligence and its integration into multi-discipline technologies and application domains.
ARTIFICIOUS in DataVaults: ARTIFICIOUS will be the dissemination and communication leader of the project. Moreover, based on its experience in data access management and analytics, ARTIFICIOUS will provide the risk management and access control bundles. Furthermore, ARTIFICIOUS will provide support to the ANDAMAN7 demonstrator.
Infineon Technologies Austria AG (IFAT) is a legally independent subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG (IFAG). It is one of the globally acting manufacturing and research & development centres of Infineon Technologies AG. The manufacturing facility acts as a centre of competence for manufacturing of power semiconductor discrete and integrated products. Over 1.800 engineers and researchers in Villach as well as in Graz, Linz and Vienna develop semiconductor products for the facility in Villach, as well as for all other manufacturing locations of the enterprise. The Development Centre Graz (DCGR) is Infineon’s centre of competence for contactless technologies with profound system-, development-, engineering- and manufacturing intellectual property for the business lines Automotive and Chip Card and Security.
IFAT in DataVaults: IFAT will lead the implementation of the Secure Data Sharing and Access, Privacy and Trust Preservation and IPRs Management Bundles. Infineon is a leading expert in security ICs, like TPMs and chipcard controllers. With its Blockchain Security 2 Go starter kit, Infineon is the first to provide an NDA free blockchain development kit, which provides a basis for hardware-security-based blockchain wallets. The contactless chipcard controller technology, which is at the core of this development kit has been developed by IFAT at the Development Centre Graz. IFAT will contribute with its expertise and technology to DataVaults, use DataVaults to find new fields of applications for its contactless chip card controller technology and further develop its contactless chipcard controller technology and its Blockchain development kit.
SUITE5 is an Information Technology Solutions and Services SME whose mission is to deliver innovative data driven intelligence solutions through state-of-the art technologies, required for any organisation to be placed at the forefront of competition through greater efficiency. By combining strong technology know-how and hands-on approach in managing and implementing projects commissioned by the public and the private sector, SUITE5 provides research-inspired solutions and practical support for its clients in order to leverage business and crowd intelligence into their everyday operations. The research & innovation activities of SUITE5 span over a wide spectrum of innovative areas, including Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Linked Open Data, Data Management, Semantics & Data Interoperability, Distributed Ledger Technologies and Business Software Integration, while exploring new application domains for high-end IT data-driven solutions.
SUITE5 in DataVaults: SUITE5 will be the technical coordinator of the project. Moreover, it will deliver the DataVaults MVP and will also lead the implementation of the Trusted Intelligence Bundles for Personal Data Insights, and especially the searchable encryption and on edge analytics. As a technology provider, Suite5 will be engaged in the development activities, while it will also provide support to OLYMPIACOS demonstrator.
Assentian Europe Limited is a Cyber Security and Blockchain Innovation lab working with clients and partners to address current business challenges by exploring the potential of emerging technologies. They also advise their clients on the requirements of regulation, standards and directives and how they impact business processes and solutions. Assentian has experience of working with a number of public authorities throughout Europe and the Far East, some of the world’s leading financial institutions, fintech’s and global technology companies. Assentian has collaborated on Blockchain Projects in Europe and North America on subjects ranging from Digital Identity, Data Sharing to Supply Chain Traceability. Assentian’s personnel have led a number of Smart City Initiatives across Europe and China. Personnel at Assentian have also a long history of delivering digital transformation and Innovation Projects to Cities and Public Authorities utilising the latest emerging technologies and have participated in major EU large-scale interoperability initiatives.
Assentian in DataVaults: The secure and legal handling of, and access to data, is at the heart of Assentian’s core business. Therefore, it is expected for ASSENTIAN to lead the design and implementation of features necessary for the platform to ensure protection of data and compliance to the GDPR. Moreover, ASSENTIAN will drive the collection of requirements from the demonstrators’ perspective, as well as the implementation of the demonstrators, leading the evaluation framework definition and demonstrators’ evaluation tasks.
ETA Consulting is an Italian SME operating on European Research and Information Technology field. The main areas of ETA’s expertise include system integration, innovation development, legal, societal and ethical issues management, further to dissemination and exploitation. Its competences include Responsible Research & Innovation, e.g. anticipating/addressing Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) or Aspects (ELSA) of new research. Through its Legal Issues Department (LID), the company ensures an inter-disciplinary perspective on ethical and legal questions posed by scientific and technological innovation, combining ethical aspects of science and new technologies with EU legislation and policies. Ethical management, supervising that all activities are in compliance with Personal Data Protection laws, the overall regulatory system and ethical standards, is also within the scope of ETA’s activities. ETA provides advice and practical guidance on the ethical aspects, dilemmas and tensions of research projects, as well as, on how these can be translated into tools, safeguards and procedures diversified depending on the research field.
ETA in DataVaults: ETA will lead the activities related to security aspects and privacy considerations in a personal data management as well as the outlining of value generation and commercialisation of personal data. ETA will work on the legal informatics side of the methodologies and of the tools. Moreover, it will also lead the definition of the business model for the data sharing to be supported by the platform during its market entry period, and will also help the consortium during the preparation for the establishment of the joint venture. Last but not least, ETA will be the DPO manager of the project.
UBITECH is a leading, highly innovative software house, systems integrator and technology provider, established to provide leading edge intelligent technical solutions and consulting services to businesses, organisations and government to allow the efficient and effective secure access and communication with various heterogeneous information resources and services, anytime and anywhere. UBITECH enables real-time valid information processing and decision-making, the realization of intelligent business environments, and B2B and B2C transactions by providing high added-value business –oriented and –based solutions.
UBITECH in DataVaults: UBITECH will lead the integration of the platform, and strongly contribute at the design of the DataVaults architecture, bundles and APIs design, the integration tasks and the testing of the final integrated DataVaults solution. Moreover, UBITECH will assist the demonstrator case of the Municipality of Piraeus
Infineon Technologies AG is a world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon is the key to a better future. In the 2018 fiscal year (ending September 30), the company reported sales of over Euro 7.4 billion with some 40,100 employees Worldwide. The world’s swelling population, more and more megacities and the rising demand for energy is prompting us to rethink many aspects of our modern lifestyle. Semiconductor and system solutions from Infineon contribute to a better future – making our world easier, safer and greener. These tiny, barely visible electronic components have become an indispensable part of our daily lives. Security solutions from Infineon support all these future applications.
IFAG in DataVaults: IFAG will lead activities related to the DataVaults brokerage networks to be used in DataVaults. Infineon is a leading expert in security ICs, like TPMs and chipcard controllers. With its Blockchain Security 2 Go starter kit, Infineon is the first to provide an NDA-free blockchain development kit, which provides a basis for hardware-security-based blockchain wallets. IFAG will contribute with its expertise and technology to DataVaults, use DataVaults to find and foster new fields of applications for its technologies and further develop its TPM technology within the project.
TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION is the leading private and independent research and technology organisation in Spain and one of the largest in Europe. The TECNALIA Group in Cloud Technologies and High-Performance Architectures has as main goal the research of cost-efficient big data and cloud architectures. The main goal of the Cyber Security Group at TECNALIA is to promote the adoption of cybersecurity solutions to increase resilience to cyber-attacks, reduce security risks and ensure compliance with industry standards. The research topics of this group include among others: Distributed Ledger Technologies, security and safety by design, network security and information security, compliance management of the industry standards and compliance evaluation to get system certification.
TECNALIA in DataVaults: TECNALIA will contribute actively and lead tasks related to Secure Data Sharing and Access, Privacy and Trust Preservation, while contributing heavily in the development of the cloud based DataVaults platform. In addition, TECNALIA will participate in the identification of the sources and types for personal data as well as in the definition of the Personal Data Value Chain. Finally, TECNALIA will contribute to the dissemination and exploitation of the project results.
Maggioli is the main Italian company with a guiding role for those who operate in Local Public Administrations, offering a broad range of specific, highly professional solutions in several domains (business areas): i) Information Technology, ii) Services & Technologies, iii) Publishing, Training and Education, iv) Document Management, and v) Museums, Art and Culture. Maggioli Informatica has a significant know-how on analysis, design and development of computer systems in various technological environments for large and small customers. Particular attention is devoted to the use of open source technologies. The current marketing strategy of the company closely follows the evolution of the information systems for Public Administration through a proposition via the cloud.
MAGGIOLI in DataVaults: The main role of MAGGIOLI in the project is that of the Exploitation Manager and of the Innovation Manager. Thus, MAGGIOLI will lead all related tasks, preparing the ground for the market entry of DataVaults. Moreover, MAGIOLLI will contribute as a system integrator, while it will also lead the coordination of the demonstrators. Finally, MAGGIOLI will provide support to the PRATO demonstrator.
A7 Software is a Belgian eHealth company, founded in 2014 by Vincent Keunen. A7 software was created to significantly improve communication between doctors and patients and empowering them to work effectively together. Our team of software engineers and medical specialists is focused on improving healthcare for everyone. The realization of this common object led to the development of Andaman7. Andaman7 is a PATIENT CENTRIC mobile tool for collaborative management of medical records between health professionals, patients, authorized relatives of such patients (parents or spouse, for example) and connected devices. Exchange and synchronization of information are Peer to Peer, based on original concepts (e.a. Atomic Medical Items and Block Chain) maximizing security and confidentiality.
ANDAMAN7 in DataVaults: The main role of ANDAMAN7 will be that of a demonstrator, and will also participate in all activities that have to do with user requirements, scenarios definition and interconnection analysis. Moreover, as a demonstrator, the organisation is expected to have a substantial role in the communication, community engagement and exploitation activities of the project.
OLYMPIACOS is the largest multisport clubs in Greece and one of the biggest worldwide. Olympiacos S.F.P. is successfully active in football, basketball, volleyball, water polo, handball, track and field, swimming, sailing, rowing, canoeing and kayaking, ping pong, fencing, boxing, taekwondo, kick boxing, capoeira with the divisions of beach volley and tennis. Olympiacos is the most popular Greek club with around four million fans inside Greece and millions of others in the Greek communities all over the world. Since April 2003, Olympiacos has more than 130,000 registered members and 70,000 registered fans on an annual basis.
OLYMPIACOS in DataVaults: The main role of OLYMPIACOS will be that of a demonstrator, participating in all activities that have to do with user requirements, scenarios definition and interconnection analysis. Moreover, as a Demonstrator, the organisation is expected to have a substantial role in the communication, community engagement and exploitation activities of the project.
Prato is an urban community in Tuscany with 370,000 inhabitants including its Province. The population of the province area is mainly concentrated in the Prato City area that counts around 190.000 inhabitants. Prato has been and continues to be very active in Information Technology since many years. Its internal network is capable to interconnect 1.400 workstations in 25 buildings spread throughout the city area. To build this city network infrastructure, it has set-up an optic fibre backbone in the town centre, able to provide high-speed interconnection between different offices of the municipality on one hand and the prefecture and province on the other. The Prato Municipality promoted and/or took part to several projects partially or totally funded by external Institutions, among them: European Commission, Italian Government and Tuscany Region government. All the mentioned projects aimed to promote the adoption of emerging technologies in the day-by-day life in the city.
PRATO in DataVaults: The main role of PRATO will be that of a demonstrator, participating in all activities that have to do with user requirements, scenarios definition and interconnection analysis. Moreover, as a Demonstrator, the organisation is expected to have a substantial role in the communication, community engagement and exploitation activities of the project.
MIWENERGIA is an electricity retailer company focused on providing high added value services. Renewable energy technologies, electric vehicle, implementation of smart meters and the readiness of ICT, offers an opportunity to provide new services and generate new opportunities that goes really further in utilities traditional business model. With that in mind the strategy of the company is to position itself as a provider of innovative energy efficiency solutions. MIWenergia is an SME located in Murcia and operates in the whole Spanish territory. Its activities apart from electricity retail and energy auditing, include the development of energy management software . MIWenergia R&D department supported by the University of Murcia has developed MIW+, an energy management software, that applies intelligence to energy consumption data and offers that high added value information to the company clients empowering them and getting energy savings.
MIWENERGIA in DataVaults: The main role of MIWENERGIA will be that of a demonstrator. MIWENERGIA will also participate in all activities that have to do with user requirements, scenarios definition and interconnection analysis. Moreover, as a Demonstrator, the organisation is expected to have a substantial role in the communication, community engagement and exploitation activities of the project.
Piraeus is the port of Attica region and the most important port of Greece and the East Mediterranean coast. The municipality of Piraeus constitutes the third biggest municipality and settlement in Greece having a population of around 180.000 citizens. It is the historic seaport of the capital of Attica and the biggest industrial centre of the country, while at the same time it is one of the biggest ports in Europe and in the whole world based on travelling records. The pursued strategic goals of Piraeus go through the implementation of smart city technologies and solutions, which at the same time ensures financial and technological growth for our community. The above, combined with the key target of blue growth, renders the municipality of Piraeus a unique testbed for several smart city solutions.
PIRAEUS in DataVaults: The main role of PIRAEUS will be that of a demonstrator, taking an active role also in all activities that have to do with user requirements, scenarios definition and interconnection analysis. Moreover, as a Demonstrator, the organisation is expected to have a substantial role in the communication, community engagement and exploitation activities of the project