STARLIGHT

STARLIGHT

STARLIGHT STARLIGHT – Sustainable Autonomy and Resilience for LEAs using AI against High priority Threats STARLIGHT aims to empower LEAs with automated, operational, and cyber-resilient investigation, intelligence, surveillance and control capabilities to tackle traditional and emergent criminal activities, terrorism, cybercrime, and cyber-attacks, within and at the borders of the EU. STARLIGHT also aims at contributing to the establishment of a strong EU AI-based security ecosystem, thus enhancing the EU’s strategic autonomy in the field of AI for LEAs. The ecosystem will be built around an AI framework for reliable, accountable, responsible and transparent LEA AI solutions that will enable the involvement and transfer of knowledge between LEAs, Researchers, Industry, SMEs, and Policy makers. Overall, STARLIGHT will ensure that European LEAs lead the way in AI innovation, autonomy and resilience, addressing…
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ODYSSEUS

ODYSSEUS

ODYSSEUS PREVENTING, COUNTERING, AND INVESTIGATING TERRORIST ATTACKS THROUGH PROGNOSTIC, DETECTION, AND FORENSIC MECHANISMS FOR EXPLOSIVE PRECURSORS ODYSSEUS aims to increase the knowledge on explosive precursors and homemade explosives (HMEs), including precursors not previously studied, and develop effective and efficient prognostic, detection, and forensic tools to improve the capabilities of LEAs towards the prevention, countering, and investigation of terrorist incidents involving HMEs. ODYSSEUS will build upon relevant previous projects mainly HOMER, through the involvement of HOMER’s core partners in this consortium, and will thus continue the work already done in HOMER on some precursors and further extend it to not previously studied precursors. To discover potentially hitherto unknown information, online HMEs recipes will be collected and their content will be analysed so as to extract knowledge about (possibly unknown) precursors and…
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SECANT

SECANT

SECANT SECurity And privacy protectioN in Internet of Things devices SECANT aims to contribute decisively towards improving the readiness and resilience of organisations against the crippling modern cyber-threats, by increasing the privacy, data protection, and accountability across the entire interconnected ICT ecosystem, and by reducing the costs for security training in the European market. To this end, the SECANT platform will enhance the capabilities of organisations’ stakeholders, by implementing (a) collaborative threat intelligence collection, analysis, and sharing; (b) innovative risk analysis specifically designed for interconnected nodes of an industrial ecosystem; (c) cutting-edge trust and accountability mechanisms for data protection, and (d) security awareness training for more informed security choices. The effectiveness and versatility of the proposed solution will be validated in four realistic pilot use case scenarios applied in the…
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Nightingale

Nightingale

Nightingale Novel InteGrated toolkit for enhanced pre-Hospital life support and Triage IN challenGing And Large Emergencies Major emergencies, crisis and disasters have become more frequent the last decades. However, nowadays, emergency medical services and non-medical civil protection practitioners in a mass casualty incident scene are often striving to save lives but they are relying on complicated or outdated procedures and technology of the past. Additionally, disasters might differ in nature, geographic extent and other parameters, leading, in such a way, in a multitude of challenges. Therefore, it is uppermost affected people to feel safe and to get top-level healthcare that modern technology and current civil protection systems can offer. Nightingale is aimed at upgrading pre-hospital life support and Triage by delivering enhanced Operational Capacity to respond to mass casualty incidents…
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iCARE

iCARE

iCare Improving the Situation of Children in International Child Abduction cases through Judicial Cooperation and Family Mediation Taking the child’s best interests as a priority, the iCare project will develop and implement novel tools and activities to improve the situation of children in lnternational child abduction (ICA)cases through strengthening judicial cooperation and incorporating International Family Mediation (IFM) as complementary to judicial proceedings. This will result in a child-friendly, cost-effective and time-efficient judicial process in ICA cases. International marriages are becoming more and more of a common occurrence in recent years, largely due to the free movement of workers that is one of the four pillars of the European single market, but also due to a higher percentage of migration flows that has been largely observed lately. Thе lack of information,…
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IRIS

IRIS

IRIS artificial Intelligence threat Reporting and Incident response System Uptake of IoT and AI driven ICT systems in Europe is crucial for our common future, but it is dependent on our strategic ability to protect these systems from cyber threats and attacks on their privacy. IRIS addresses this challenge with a collaborative-first approach centered around CERTs/CSIRTs. From a technological perspective, it deploys (i) autonomous detection of IoT and AI threats, enriched with (ii) privacy-aware intelligence sharing and collaboration, and (iii) advanced data protection and accountability. Crucially, IRIS introduces (iv) the first dedicated online training and cyber exercises to prepare CERTs/CSIRTs to collaboratively protect critical infrastructures and systems against cross-border AI and IoT threats. IRIS will be validated in three pilot demonstrators, focusing in the IoT, AI and cross-border dimensions, across…
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VITALISE

VITALISE

VITALISE VIrtual healTh And weLlbeing Living Lab InftraStructurE The EU-funded VITALISE aims to establish new Living Labs in order to support the research community in the Health and Wellbeing domain. It also invests in learning about methodologies of user engagement and co-creation, such as design thinking, focus groups and ideation. VITALISE will design and develop ICT tools for shared access of similar devices and applications used across Living Labs, as well as for collecting, storing and sharing datasets. It will enhance closer interaction between multidisciplinary researchers among and beyond the consortium partners through the Joint Research Activities, Transnational Physical and Virtual Access. Physical access refers to access in the infrastructure by physical presence (17 Living Lab research infrastructures across Europe) while Virtual refers to remote access using digital tools. VITALISE…
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LAW-GAME

LAW-GAME

LAW-GAME An Interactive, Collaborative Digital Gamification Approach to Effective Experiential Training and Prediction of Criminal Actions Criminal incidents play an important role as a disturbance of European Unions’ welfare. Police forces face daily acts of crime, such as intentional homicide and assault, drug trafficking, human and illegal firearm trafficking, as well as other forms of illegal activities, associated with the presence of organized crime groups(OCGs) in the EU. It is very crucial to have trained security personnel with an orientation in detail and critical thinking. Skillful law enforcement officers are demanded to tackle effectively this type of incidents, who in most cases are not easily available. The improvement of law enforcement officers will increase both LEAs capabilities and effectiveness in the fight against crime and terrorism and protection of European…
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V4U

V4U Virtual technologies For (4) Universities: Supporting online learning with virtual technologies Since COVID-19, many universities have been forced to switch to online learning. This sudden change (also known as “The Great Online Pivot”) has been challenging for students and educators. This emergency pivot to online learning has impacted all educational levels. To salvage the academic year, educators with no prior online teaching experience were called to convert their courses to distance learning modules. Adapting curriculum on the fly, educators were forced to adjust student expectations and explore new instructional methods to replicate in-person classes. It was found that such initiatives had different level of success – deciding factors were educator skills and the academic field. Regarding the second factor, fields such as architecture and fine arts, imposed barriers on…
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STRONG

STRONG

STRONG advanced firST RespONders training First responders play a crucial and integral role in today’s civil society. Among the plethora of services they provide, one may find law enforcement, firefighting and emergency medical services (EMS). In all three of the aforementioned services, time management could play an important role in order to assist first responders to reach their maximum potential and effectively and efficiently deal with the crisis. For instance, crime rates could significantly decrease if a police officer has the complete situational awareness picture to hinder criminals; fire fighters could be able to save more lives in less time from burning buildings and EMS could act in a proper and quick manner in order to treat medical conditions (such as cardiac arrests) that could result in death. The same…
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ALAMEDA

ALAMEDA

ALAMEDA Bridging the Early Diagnosis and Treatment Gab of Brain Diseases via Smart, Connected, Proactive and Evidence-based Technological Interventions The EU-funded ALAMEDA project aims to provide new opportunities for improved personalized healthcare and prevention that have been enabled by the recent advances in the design and development of Innovative health risk prediction and intervention tools. ALAMEDA’s vision is to research and prototype the next generation of personalized AI healthcare support systems for people with brain diseases and disorders, specifically focusing on the needs of patients with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Stroke (PMSS). The project’s innovations will take advantage of new machine learning models, built upon lifestyle retrospective data as well as new streams of patient data that involve the monitoring of everyday activities, such as sleep behaviour and emotional status.…
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PrismArch

PrismArch

PrismArch Virtual reality aided design blending cross-disciplinary aspects of architecture in a multi-simulation environment The recent past of the AEC industry is characterized by digital breakthroughs that have dramatically shaped the design process. The powerful programs that are currently available offer unlimited possibilities, allowing complex and creative designs to be modelled accurately with ease while enabling collaboration and Building Information Modeling. The realization of structurally complex constructions is an inter-disciplinary process that passes through the close collaboration of architects and engineers. By employing advanced VR applications, designers can immersively perceive and interact with the current status of their creations and realize the consequences of their decisions. Unfortunately, these solutions focus on the aesthetic aspect of architecture while ignoring the driving cause hidden behind each architectural creation, functionality, that can only…
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CHROMATA

CHROMATA

CHROMATA Dances, Songs, Myths and Customs for the Development of Technologies for Intangible Cultural Heritage The preservation of the intangible cultural heritage (e.g., traditional dances, songs, stories, techniques etc.) is a challenging task, since it is more difficult than maintaining tangible objects. The main purpose of the national project CHROMATA is to design and implement an interactive virtual reality platform that will gather elements of the intangible cultural heritage from available sources in areas of cultural interest and will constitute the starting point for the creation of indoor and outdoor environments of virtual and augmented reality that can (a) revive and represent the elements (e.g., traditional dances, stories, etc.) of the intangible heritage and b) create new spatial and virtual transcripts, thus promoting new uses for it. For the implementation…
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xR4DRAMA

xR4DRAMA

xR4DRAMA Extended Reality For DisasteR management And Media plAnning The EU-funded xR4DRAMA project aims to create a solution that will improve the situational awareness of those user groups who are responsible for handling disasters, man-made crises or public events. The groups range from first responders, local authorities and security forces to media companies and event planners. Situational awareness is crucial for them to execute tasks efficiently, plan things and take the appropriate decisions. The proof of concept of this project will focus on first responders and media companies before extending the use cases to other domains. xR4DRAMA's methodology is based on X Reality (XR) technologies, and the tool can be used remotely and on site for an augmented and shared perception of a given situation. In particular, innovative technologies will…
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i4Q

i4Q

i4Q Industrial Data Services for Quality Control in Smart Manufacturing i4Q Project will create a framework consisting of sustainable IoT-based Reliable Industrial Data Services (RIDS), that will provide solutions for factories in handling large amounts of data. The management and analysis of data derived from the work flows of factories will assist in the prediction and optimization of manufacturing processes that subsequently leads to improved process and product quality. Cost-effective, smart and small size interconnected factory devices will be used for online monitoring and control of manufacturing and will extract huge amounts of relevant data. i4Q Solutions will employ state-of-the-art communication protocols, ensuring data accuracy, precision and integrity through distributed ledger technology. The main objectives of i4q project are: 1) to develop, design and build the i4q framework, 2) to…
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CALLISTO

CALLISTO

CALLISTO Copernicus Artificial Intelligence Services and data fusion with other distributed data sources and processing at the edge to support DIAS and HPC infrastructures Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already part of our lives and is extensively entering the space sector to offer value-added Earth Observation (EO) products and services. CALLISTO project integrates Copernicus data, already indexed in DIAS platforms such as ONDA-DIAS, utilising High Performance Computing infrastructures for enhanced scalability when needed. Complementary distributed data sources involve Galileo positioning data, visual content from UAVs, Web and social media data linking them with open geospatial data, in-situ sensor data. On top of these data sources, AI methods are applied to extract meaningful knowledge such as concepts, changes, activities, events, 3D-models, videos and animations of the user community. AI methods are also…
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ASHVIN

ASHVIN

ASHVIN aims at enabling the European construction industry to significantly improve its productivity, while reducing cost and ensuring absolutely safe work conditions. Towards this objective, ASHVIN will provide a European wide digital twin standard, an open source digital twin platform integrating IoT and image technologies, and a set of tools and demonstrated procedures to apply the platform and the standard proven to guarantee productivity, cost, and safety improvements. The envisioned platform will provide a digital representation of the construction product at hand and will allow to collect real-time data before, during, and after production of the product to continuously monitor changes in the environment and within the production process. Based on the platform, ASHVIN will develop and demonstrate applications that use the digital twin data. These applications will allow it…
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GATEKEEPER

GATEKEEPER

GATEKEEPER Smart Living Homes - Whole Interventions Demonstrator for People at Health and Social Risks The main objective of the project is to create a GATEKEEPER, that connects healthcare providers, businesses, entrepreneurs, elderly citizens and the communities they live in, in order to originate an open, trust-based arena for matching ideas, technologies, user needs and processes, aimed at ensuring healthier independent lives for the ageing populations. By 2022, GATEKEEPER will be embodied in an open source, European, standard-based, interoperable and secure framework available to all developers, for creating combined digital solutions for personalised early detection and interventions that (i) harness the next generation of healthcare and wellness innovations; (ii) cover the whole care continuum for elderly citizens, including primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, chronic diseases and co-morbidities; (iii) straightforwardly fit…
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ISOLA

ISOLA

ISOLA A system platform that enhances the situational awareness and support Ship’s Security Stakeholders to the execution of their duties referring to the Ship's Security Plan Maritime transport enables trade and contacts between all EU nations and has always been a catalyst for economic development and prosperity of the Union. One of the major concerns of EU policy is to protect the citizens and economies from the consequences of unlawful intentional acts against shipping and port operations. ISOLA will develop, integrate, test, deploy, demonstrate and validate a systematic and fully automated security approach by incorporating innovative technologies for sensing, monitoring, data fusion, alarming and reporting real-time during illegal incidents. This will ensure high level of security among all passengers of the ship and augmentation of the Ship Security Plan. The…
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7SHIELD

7SHIELD

7SHIELD Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of combined physical and cyber threats to critical infrastructure in Europe The 7SHIELD project addresses the security and the resilience of EU Ground Segments of Space Systems, meeting the crosscutting and the sectorial criteria of the EU critical infrastructures (2008/14). The Copernicus era has created a new market with the massive amounts of satellite data that the ground segments of space systems receive serve to the market and governmental bodies. A physical/cyber-attack to their installations or communication networks, respectively, would cause debilitating impact on public safety and security of EU citizens and public authorities. A physical attack on a space ground segment makes the distribution of satellite data problematic and, on the other hand, a cyber-attack in its data storage, access and exchange affects…
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SAFERS

SAFERS

SAFERS Enhancing our society's resilience against wildfires Forest fires are exacerbated by extreme weather conditions, which are increasing both in frequency and in magnitude due to climate change effects. This points to the need for improving the effectiveness of emergency management solutions aimed to help society in becoming more resilient to emergencies arising before, during and after forest fire events. Therefore, it is proposed to realize a comprehensive Emergency Management System (EMS) that we name SAFERS: Structured Approaches for Forest fire Emergencies in Resilient Societies. SAFERS will act along the key phases of the emergency management cycle, coupling information from EO data and services offered by Copernicus and GEOSS, crowdsourced data from social media and from specific applications that can be used by both citizens as well as from in-field…
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AIDA

AIDA

AIDA Artificial Intelligence and advanced Data Analytics for Law Enforcement Agencies The goal of AIDA is to provide Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) in the EU Member States (MS) with innovative, dedicated and sustainable digital technologies to facilitate the entire Big Data analytics cycle as part of their investigative and proactive prevention capabilities focused on cybercrime and counterterrorism. More specifically, AIDA will provide law enforcement across the EU with a modular capacity to acquire, (pre-)process, enrich, analyse and visualise multi-source Big Data in near real-time. The latter will shift the capacity of EU Member States to fight cybercrime and terrorism, while implementing governance procedures to maintain full compliance with fundamental rights and applicable legislation, including privacy and protection of personal data and ensure chain of custody. The AIDA framework will adapt…
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PathoCERT

PathoCERT

PathoCERT Pathogen Contamination Emergency Response Technologies Pathogens are a determining factor in emergency response due to their life-threatening nature, both for the public as well as for the safety of first responders. In many cases, pathogen contaminations are difficult to detect, and require specialized technologies, tools and procedures to handle them. Waterborne pathogen contamination events can occur anywhere, and may be caused by various natural events or they can be the result of human activity, either accidental or malicious. During these emergencies, first responders may need to operate within a certain pre-defined incident area, and are likely to be exposed to contaminated water originating from various sources, such as surface water, wastewater or drinking water. This can pose a significant risk of illness, disease or even death, through skin contact,…
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ROBORDER

ROBORDER

ROBORDER Autonomous swarm of heterogenous robots for border surveillance Border authorities and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) across Europe face important challenges in how they patrol and protect the borders. Their work becomes more problematic considering the heterogeneity of threats, the wideness of the surveyed area, the adverse weather conditions and the wide range of terrains. Towards delivering a solution including all such factors, the main goal of ROBORDER is to develop and demonstrate a fully-functional autonomous border surveillance system with unmanned mobile robots including aerial, water surface, underwater and ground vehicles which will incorporate multimodal sensors as part of an interoperable network. Our intention is to implement a heterogenous robot system and enhance it with detection capabilities for early identification of criminal activities at border and coastal areas along with…
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REA

REA

REA According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are currently more than 1 billion people worldwide (about one in seven) who have some form of disability. It is estimated that over 150 million adults worldwide face serious movement issues and are not functionally independent. Care and rehabilitation are important factors in maintaining and improving the quality of life of people with physical or mental injuries. At the same time, they have important short-term and long-term economic implications for both individuals and their families, as well as for the health system and society. With the aim of upgrading the monitoring and support technologies currently used in clinical and non-clinical rehabilitation and patient care environments, the goal of the project is to develop an innovative interconnected virtual agent with enhanced interactive…
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e-ΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ

e-ΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ

e-ΧΝΗΛΑΤΗΣ Intelligent spatio-temporal integration of environmental, cultural and touristic routes One of the most powerful advantages that Greece has as a travel destination is the unique way in which it combines its natural environment and cultural heritage. On one hand, lakes, rivers, caves, gorges, mountains, forests, national parks and parks, ecosystems, beaches, archaeological sites, monuments, historical sites, museums, synthesize a rich and diverse network of sites and points of interest. Many cultural events (e.g. festivals, exhibitions, concerts, performances and other artistic events, sport events, etc.) should be added to these attractions, which, on a consistent basis and throughout the year take place almost in every corner of the country. This impressive ensemble can fuel and enrich the content of large or small tourist routes and tours throughout the Greek territory…
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CONNEXIONs

CONNEXIONs

CONNEXIONs InterCONnected NEXt-Generation Immersive IoT Platform of Crime and Terrorism DetectiON, PredictiON, InvestigatiON, and PreventiON Services CONNEXIONs aims to develop and demonstrate next-generation detection, prediction, prevention, and investigation services. These services will be based on multidimensional integration and correlation of heterogeneous multimodal data, and delivery of pertinent information to various stakeholders in an interactive manner tailored to their needs, through augmented and virtual reality environments. The CONNEXIONs solution encompasses the entire lifecycle of law enforcement operations including: pre-occurrence crime prediction and prevention during-occurrence LEA operations post-occurrence investigation, and crime-scene simulation and 3D reconstruction. CONNEXIONs will meaningfully enhance operational and (near) real-time situational awareness, through automated identification, interpretation, fusion and correlation of multiple heterogeneous big data sources, as well as their delivery via immersive solutions. Such multimodal data include Surface/Deep/Dark Web…
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SODALITE

SODALITE

SODALITE SOftware Defined AppLication Infrastructures managemenT and Engineering SODALITE (SOftware Defined AppLication Infrastructures managemenT and Engineering) is aimed at tackling the complexity of deploying and operating modern applications onto heterogeneous HPC and cloud-based software-defined infrastructures, under arbitrary operational conditions and requirements. This challenge is addressed through (a) the abstraction of the application and software-defined infrastructures, (b) the automation of maintaining a dynamic balance between the application and the infrastructure, and (c) the design and runtime analysis of software-defined infrastructures. The novelty of the SODALITE’s approach lies in developing and using an application, infrastructure, and performance abstraction library to enable dynamically optimized multi-target application execution via an optimal mixture of Cloud, HPC, GPUs, FPGAs, etc., based on the requirements of the application itself and the dynamic state of the infrastructure. Further…
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MIICT

MIICT

MIICT ICT Enabled Services for Migration MIICT (ICT Enabled Services for Migration) was conceived with the goal of designing, developing and deploying tools that address the challenge of migrant integration through the co-creation of improved ICT-enabled services with migrants, refugees, public sector services, NGOs (Non-Governmental-Organisations) and other interest groups. By involving research-users at the centre of our approach we address the need to improve and customise the interfaces used to access key public services so that they better address the requirements of migrants and refugees. In service of this goal, MIICT proposes the development of “IMMERSE” (Integration of Migrants MatchER SErvice), a database system that captures the specific socio-cultural, economic and legal contexts of migrants that is shared with public authorities. In order to promote inclusion and reduce the potential…
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DESMOS

DESMOS

DESMOS Smart Interconnected Infrastructures for Security and Protection The goal of DESMOS project is to combine technology and human resources to provide a protection and security environment for citizens, emphasizing on tourists, by creating the appropriate infrastructure to address a set of ‘urgent’ situations. Given that the use of mobile and portable devices is now widespread, the project intends to use existing technology and customization for the benefit of citizens. Emergencies that may arise may be of a medical nature (allergies, medical conditions), dangerous incidents (e.g. thefts, vandalism) or situations encountered in crowded places (e.g. child disappearance). Within the framework of the project, a platform for participatory cooperation between people and infrastructures will be created and through the reporting of incidents and emergencies using ICT, assistance will be provided by…
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CoFly

CoFly

CoFly The main aim of CoFly project is to develop an operational framework for micro air vehicles (MAVs) that would be affordable and widely distributed in the marketplace. In addition, the main objective is to provide the entrepreneurs the ability to complete high precision manual labour operations with lesser cost and time-consuming way, meaning without the need of a MAV operator expert. Although a large variety of affordable MAV platforms is available, their majority offer limited control functionalities. Moreover, a wide spectrum of navigational sensors and computing systems, capable to be attached on a MAV, is also available. Thus, a MAV platform with advanced functionalities comprises the ultimate objective of the project, including an interactive navigation system as well as conceptual and autonomous decision-making abilities. The final product will increase…
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MindSpaces

MindSpaces

MindSpaces Art-driven adaptive outdoors and indoors design MindSpaces aims to create a novel approach to urban and architectural design by generating 3D-VR immersive and emotion-adaptive ‘neuro-environments’ that will help in designing emotionally-relevant urban spaces. The emotional aspects of an environment will be captured through the use of mobile EEG (Elecroencephalography) headsets, wearable bracelets/watches, and other physiological sensors that will be embedded with a VR-headset, so as to allow capturing the neuro-feedback of a VR-experience. The neuro-feedback will allow the virtual space to be adapted accordingly, resulting in an emotion-adaptive space. The ‘neuro-environments’ will be used at two levels of granularity. At the first level, artists and creatives will experience the ‘neuro-environments’ with the intention to improve the emotional-relevance of the urban space through the neuro-feedback of individuals, that have very-well…
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DIH^2

DIH^2

DIH^2 A Pan-European Network of Robotics DIHs for Agile Production DIH^2 is a network of 26 DIHs, with a target to reach over 170 DIHs. The sole aim of the network is to spark incremental (cut 50% cost of advance robotics solutions, double the growth of robotics market) and disruptive (maximum productivity & optimum agility) innovations in over 300,000 Manufacturing SMEs and Mid-Caps. It will support SMEs in their Agile Production challenge (50% increase in productivity) and unleash their digitalization potential by enabling robot solutions that are more cost effective at lower lot sizes. DIH^2 relies on: A Common Open Platform Reference Architecture for Agile Production (COPRA-AP) -based on Industrial Data Space Reference Architecture Model and FIWARE technologies- to serve the needs of SMEs by means of a continuously growing…
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ARESIBO

ARESIBO

ARESIBO Augmented Reality Enriched Situation Awareness for Border Security ARESIBO aims at improving the efficiency of the border surveillance systems by providing the operational teams and the tactical command and control level with an accurate and comprehensive information. The pillars of research in ARESIBO are three-fold: (i). Set-up a complete configuration at tactical and execution level to optimize the collaboration between human and sensors (fixed and mobile), (ii) Improve situation awareness by enhancing the understanding of the situation through adapted processing of sensor data, correlation between heterogeneous data and information and creation of knowledge through deep learning techniques and (iii) Create a situation awareness capability at C2 level that will combine reports on previous missions, real time situation understanding and threat analysis for future actions. This capability will be used…
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ECHO

ECHO

ECHO European network of Cybersecurity centres and competence Hub for innovation and Operations ECHO delivers an organized and coordinated approach to improve proactive cyber defence of the European Union, through effective and efficient multi-sector collaboration. The Partners will execute on a 48-month work plan to develop, model and demonstrate a network of cyber research and competence centres, with a central competence at the hub. The Central Competence Hub serves as the focal point for the ECHO Multi-sector Assessment Framework enabling multi-sector dependencies management, provision of an ECHO Early Warning System, an ECHO Federation of Cyber Ranges and management of an expanding collection of Partner Engagements. The ECHO Multi-sector Assessment Framework refers to the analysis of challenges and opportunities derived from sector specific use cases, transversal cybersecurity needs analysis and development…
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aqua3S

aqua3S

aqua3S Enhancing Standardisation strategies to integrate innovative technologies for Safety and Security in existing water networks Exposure of citizens to potential disasters has led to vulnerable societies that require risk reduction measures. Drinking water is one of the main risk sources when its safety and security are not ensured. aqua3S combines novel technologies in water safety and security, aiming to standardize existing sensor technologies complemented by state-of-the-art detection mechanisms. Hence, it could propose innovative solutions to water facilities and responsible authorities in order to detect and tackle water-related crises in a timely manner. On the one hand, sensor networks are deployed in water supply networks and sources, supported by complex sensors for enhanced detection; on the other hand, sensor measurements are supported by videos from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), satellite…
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INGENIOUS

INGENIOUS

INGENIOUS The First Responder (FR) of the Future: a Next Generation Integrated Toolkit (NGIT) for Collaborative Response, increasing protection and augmenting operational capacity Today’s First Responders (FR) are using technology of the past. During their primary mission of saving lives and preserving society’s safety and security, FRs face a multitude of challenges. In both small scale emergencies and large scale disasters, they often deal with life-threatening situations, hazardous environments, uncharted surroundings and limited awareness. Threats and hazards evolve rapidly, crossing municipalities, regions and nations with speed and ease. Armouring public safety services with all the tools that modern technology has to offer is critical. Such tools holistically enhance their protection and augment their operational capacities, assisting them in saving lives as well as ensuring their safe return from the disaster…
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CREST

CREST

CREST Fighting Crime and TerroRism with an IoT-enabled Autonomous Platform based on an Ecosystem of Advanced IntelligEnce, Operations, and InveStigation Technologies CREST aims to equip LEAs with an advanced prediction, prevention, operation, and investigation platform by leveraging the IoT ecosystem, autonomous systems, and targeted technologies and building upon the concept of multidimensional integration and correlation of heterogeneous multimodal data streams (ranging from online content to IoT-enabled sensors) for a) threat detection and assessment, b) dynamic mission planning and adaptive navigation for improved surveillance based on autonomous systems, c) distributed command and control of law enforcement missions, d) sharing of information and exchange of digital evidence based on blockchain, and e) delivery of pertinent information to different stakeholders in an interactive manner tailored to their needs. CREST will also provide chain-of-custody,…
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PREVISION

PREVISION

PREVISION Prediction and Visual Intelligence for Security Information The mission of PREVISION is to empower the analysts and investigators of LEAs with tools and solutions not commercially available today, to handle and capitalize on the massive heterogeneous data streams that must be processed during complex crime investigations and threat risk assessments. With criminals being ever more determined to use new and advanced technology for their cause, the aim is to establish PREVISION as an open and future-proof platform for providing cutting-edge practical support to LEAs in their fight against terrorism, organized crime and cybercrime, which represent three major cross-border security challenges that are often interlinked. PREVISION provides: Advanced near-real-time analytical support for multiple big data streams (coming from online social networks, the open web, the Darknet, CCTV and video surveillance…
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FORESIGHT

FORESIGHT

FORESIGHT Advanced cyber-security simulation platform for preparedness training in Aviation, Naval and Power-grid environments Critical infrastructures (CIIs) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems face a rise of cyber security threats, both in scale and sophistication. These cyber-attacks are expected to have a growing negative economic and societal impact in the next decade and should therefore be considered as global risks. Furthermore, as the number of cyber-threats and ingenuity of attackers is growing, more highly skilled cyber-security professionals are needed by the industry. To this end, cyber-security education and training are becoming more and more relevant, as potentially the only way in which such cyber-incidents can be prevented and handled adequately. The FORESIGHT project aims to develop a federated cyber-range solution to enhance the preparedness of cyber-security professionals at all…
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SO-CLOSE

SO-CLOSE

SO-CLOSE Enhancing Social Cohesion through Sharing the Cultural Heritage of Forced Migrations The ambition of the project is to contribute to social cohesion and fight refugee marginalization or exclusion by facilitating the encounters between similar life stories, through the mediation of innovative digital and artistic tools. Based on theories of cultural heritage-making, exposing the commonalities of past and present experiences, listening to the target groups’ needs and through the development of a methodology template of co-creative design of replicable digital tools and cultural products, SO-CLOSE will improve social cohesion and promote mutual understanding between refugees and their local communities. The resulting data and methodology will be used to develop several digital applications, for which purpose we have in our consortium strong technological partners with experience in this field. Working at…
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WELCOME

WELCOME

WELCOME Multiple Intelligent Conversation Agent Services for Reception, Management and Integration of Third Country Nationals in the EU The objective of WELCOME is to research and develop intelligent technologies for support of the reception and integration of migrants in Europe. Unlike the majority of the projects that address the problem of migrant integration by frontends with “one-for-all” interfaces for information acquisition and services, WELCOME will offer a personalized and psychologically and socially competent solution for both migrants and public administrations. It will develop immersive and intelligent services, in which embodied intelligent multilingual agents will act as dedicated personalized assistants of migrants in contexts of registration, orientation, language teaching, civic education, and social and societal inclusion. The agents will be personalized in the sense that they will dynamically adapt their interaction…
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INFINITY

INFINITY

INFINITY IMMERSE. INTERACT. INVESTIGATE Infinity’s ambition is to become a flagship project against society’s most pressing cybercriminal, terrorist and hybrid threats. Synthesising the latest innovations in virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning with big data and visual analytics, Infinity will deliver an integrated solution that aims to revolutionise data driven investigations. Bringing together a strong representation from national and supranational agencies with an end user-driven design, it will directly address the core needs of contemporary law enforcement. Specifically, it will equip investigators and analysts with cutting-edge tools to acquire, process, visualise and act upon the enormous quantities of data they are faced with every day. Bolstered by cognitive research, automated systems and instinctive interfaces and controls, Infinity will be designed and developed to maximise the potential of…
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VECTOR

VECTOR

VECTOR Virtual Evidence Capture Tool for Ordnance Recovery The identification, classification and risk assessment of explosive devices such as unexploded ordinances (UXOs) and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), is of critical importance to NATO and its partners' strategic interests and tactical operations. However, there are considerable challenges in doing so without specialised expertise present on the ground. VECTOR is going to provide an innovative solution that will enable real-time communication and collaboration between first responders and off-site experts via a multimedia capture application and a command and control dashboard. By synthesising cutting-edge 3D photogrammetry, image recognition, data visualization, and augmented / virtual reality technology, VECTOR aims to go beyond the state-of-the-art to enhance explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) operations against a wide range of threats.
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