Answare is an ICT-based and ISO 9001:2008 and CMMI level 3 DEV and SVC certified SME founded in 2002 and based in Alcorcón (Madrid). The company portfolio includes the provision of consultancy services, the delivery of turn-key solutions and the development of R&D projects with specialization on the following technological paradigms: Monitoring&Control, Decision Support, Optimization, Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), Augmented Reality, mobile applications and services (Android, IOS, tablets and smart glasses). Answare operates in international markets (Europe, LatAm, Middle East and North Africa) and for a large spectrum of industrial and service sectors: AeroSpace (earth observation, satellite communications, satellite navigation), Defence and Security, Telecommunications, Energy and eHealth. Answare is co-founder and member of the Board of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) and member of the Steering Committee of PLANETIC (the Spanish ICT-based ICT Technology Platform).
ATC is an Information Technology Company founded in 1987, and based in Athens, Greece, offering solutions and services to the Media, Banking, Retail and Public sectors as well as horizontal solutions focusing on Content Management, Web Applications, eLearning, Human Capital Resource Management and Mobile Applications. ATC is an SME with activities spanning among several countries in the EU, the Balkans and Eastern Europe. The company provides a broad spectrum of value-added products and services such as consulting, customer training, installation and maintenance, warranty and post-warranty services, SLA projects, project management, and professional support. Central to the Company¡¯s strategy is the conduction of vivid Research and Development, focusing both in improving current Products and Solutions, as well as in exploring new technologies for future growth.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.
Atos Research & Innovation (ARI) is the R&D hub for emerging technologies and a key reference for the whole Atos group. With almost 30 years of experience in running Research, Development and Innovation projects, we have become a well-known player in the EU context. Our 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 commercialization.
Atos is a founding member of the European Technology Platform NESSI (Networked European Software and Services Initiative). Our company is a major partner in Future Internet-related initiatives being member of the FI PPP Steering Board and Industrial Advisory Board. Since 2014, Atos is a founding member of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA), assuming the roles of Vice-presidency and Deputy Secretary-general. We are also member of the 5G PPP Steering Board. Additionally, Atos is a member of NetWorld2020, NEM, ERTICO, CELTIC, NIS, EOS, LSEC, ETSI, OW2, OASIS, Cloud Security Alliance, Eurocities, etc. Finally Atos is a core member of the KIC EIT HEALTH and an official member of the KIC EIT DIGITAL associated node Madrid. At national level, Atos is currently holding the Presidency and Secretary of PLANETIC for ICT, as well as the Vice-presidency of es.Internet for Future Internet technologies, and is member of several others, such as PESI, Logistop, eVIA for Health and Independent Living, NanoMed or the Spanish Railways Technology Platforms (PTFE).
Centro de Computação Gráfica
The CCG/ZGDV Institute was created in 1993 as a private non-profit making association. Its principal mission is the applied scientific and technological research in the area of Computer Graphics and Information Systems, by promoting and participating in national and international research and technological development (R&TD) projects. Since the University of Minho (UMinho)15 is its major constituent member (shareholder), CCG/ZGDV assumes the formal role of technological transfer centre from UMinho to the Portuguese companies and institutions in the Computer Graphics and Information Systems domain. In particular, CCG/ZGDV takes part in the management structure of the ALGORITMI Research Centre16 of UMinho in what concerns the R&D Strategic Programme 2015/2020 funded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT)17. Other constituent members are the ZGDV - Zentrum für Graphische Datenverabeitung in Darmstadt and various companies and national and foreign institutions.
CINI is a consortium of 30 Italian universities (Bari, Bologna, Bolzano, Brescia, Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Calabria, Cassino, Catania, Ferrara, Firenze, Genova, Lecce, Milano, Milano-Bicocca, Napoli “Federico II”, Napoli Seconda Università, Università Parthenope, Palermo, Parma, Pavia, Piemonte Orientale, Pisa, Roma "La Sapienza", Roma Tor Vergata, Salerno, Torino, Trento, Udine, Politecnico di Milano, Politecnico di Torino, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa) established in 1998 and recognized by the Ministry of the University. It is a non-profit organization aiming at promoting research activities in computer science at national and international level. Therefore, CINI integrates the resources of the Italian universities working in the computer science area to promote and coordinate basic and applied research, knowledge transfer and promotion among the universities and between universities and other parties (at national and international level) including research centers and companies. CINI is spread across the entire Italian territory through local units that carry out the different research activities.
Engineering is the leading Italian software and services group, with 8.100 employees and branch offices in Italy, Europe, USA, South America. In 2015 annual revenues amount to €877,5 Millions. The Group carries out IT innovation, combining the potential of a full integrated offer of Business Integration, Infrastructural Outsourcing and Cloud services, Consulting, customized proprietary solutions for vertical markets. Engineering offers technological expertise to more than 1.000 large accounts in all market segments: banks, insurance, industry, telecommunications, healthcare, central and local public administration, defense & space, energy & utilities.
IBM is the world's largest IT research organization, IBM produces more breakthroughs than any company in the industry. Despite our size, we maintain an environment that nurtures some of the most innovative thinkers in the world. In NESSI, IBM is represented by IBM R&D Labs in Israel and its research arm: IBM Research - Haifa.
Over 1000 individuals work at the IBM R&D Labs in Israel; 25 percent of the research staff have doctorate degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or related fields. Employees are actively involved in teaching at Israeli higher education institutions and supervising post-graduate theses. Many employees have received IBM awards for achievements and excellence.
IBM Research - Haifa is the largest lab of IBM Research Division outside of the United States. Founded as a small scientific center in 1972, it grew into a major lab that leads the development of innovative technological products and solutions for the IBM corporation. The Lab works with IBM development and services arms, partners with clients to answer their needs, and collaborates with universities to promote industrial research. Reinventing and refocusing itself during the years to stay at the forefront of the technology, most projects today fall under cloud, storage, and Big Data, alongside social analytics, mobile, security and quality. The lab also focuses on two industry domains: healthcare and retail.
Information Catalyst for Enterprise delivers expertise, consultancy, and innovative solutions in the field of (Big) Data, information interoperability, and integration. It projects this knowledge into other areas such as resource provision (from listed company CTOs to developers) as well as research and innovation proposal development, consultancy, administration and training e (e.g. in the EUs €80 Billion H2020 program). ICE contributes to voluntary groups such as NESSI and the Big Data Value Association (BDVA, of which ICE’s Director is the inaugural Secretary General). ICE has more than two decades of experience in conceptualising, developing and implementing eSolutions and consultancy and ICE personnel have been key contributors to the development and implementation of global eBusiness and ICT standards, Factory of the Future, and Big Data community initiatives. ICE is based in the UK with an office in Spain.
INDRA is the leading Spanish Information Technologies company, with revenues of 3.000 M€. Indra is now the reference Spanish company in Information Technologies, and comprises over 42,000 professionals in 128 countries. Indra is organised around six business areas:
•Public Administration and Healthcare
•Finance and Insurance
•Energy and industry
•Defence and Security
•Telecom and Media
•Transport and Traffic
Innovation is the basis of INDRA’s strategy, which has been reflected in the quality of solutions and services developed by the professionals who form part of Indra and the internal progress of its organisation.
Investment in R&D&i forms an essential part of corporate innovation processes. This investment effort was reflected by INDRA’s position of third place in Spain in every sector within the European ranking of the 1,000 highest investors in R&D.
A large part of INDRA’s innovation activities relate to specific projects clearly designed to meet emerging technological demands from final users. The company therefore participates in many institutional initiatives to support R&D&i, both in Spain and abroad (the EU’s Framework Programme for R&D&i). The significance of innovation for INDRA’s business in a global market generates the need for collaboration with many corporations and institutions. Moreover, INDRA has alliances with the most important Big Data, Analytics and Cloud technological suppliers like Google, Oracle, SAP, HP, IBM, Microsoft, etc.
Related to Big Data, Indra has developed and improved both third-parties solutions and their own platforms, not only cross solutions and platforms but also vertical application(e.g. Energy management systems, Smart Cities, telecom networks management, ...)
Intel Corporation is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California. It is one of the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers, based on revenue. It is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers.
Instituto Tecnológico de Informática (ITI) is a private Research & Technology organization located in Valencia, Spain. ITI is specialized in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), producing innovative solutions to address societal and economic challenges, contributing to the improvement of industrial competitiveness, and to create an integrated, sustainable and intelligent society. ITI was established in 1994 by a joint initiative of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), the Institute of Small and Medium Enterprises of Valencia (IMPIVA, now IVACE), and a group of companies in the IT sector.
Specifically, ITI contributes to generate solutions in three main application domains: a) Intelligent manufacturing, b) Intelligent society, and c) IT industry. To carry out this mission, it participates in many national and international research projects in these fields, always in collaboration with companies and institutions. The research activity is developed by a team of more than 100 technologists (researchers and technicians), and is organised in four main areas: i) Intelligent Information analysis (Pattern recognition, Context Awareness), ii) Future Internet (Cloud Computing, Software platforms, Interoperability, Smart Networks), iii) Cyber Physical Systems (Embedded Software, Real Time Systems, Mobile devices, Sensors), and iv) Enabling Technologies (Process Optimization, Computer Vision for Manufacturing).
Regarding the ITI’s business ecosystem, ITI has direct link with more than 120 companies, coming mainly from the ICT sector and other industrial sectors with intensive use of ICT. In addition, ITI has close relationships with every relevant actor in ICT sector in Valencian Region, like ICT companies, associations (AVINFO, AVALNET, ...), Universities and other Public Research bodies. Moreover, ITI is member of National and European structures and associations related to the definition of research strategies or initiatives in different domains.
The IT Innovation Centre is an international leader in applied research, focused on enabling take-up of novel IT, particularly by industry and commerce. We research, develop, architect, engineer and integrate innovative IT systems, delivering proofs-of-concept, demonstrators and novel operational systems. In our wide-ranging project portfolio we are advancing the deployment of secure service-oriented systems and enabling the Future Internet. We work in a spirit of partnership, ensuring effective transfer of knowledge. Located on the Southampton Science Park in the UK, the IT Innovation Centre is part of the Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton.
Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. Powered by the pioneering work of Bell Labs, our research and innovation division, and Nokia Technologies, we are at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives.
We combine global leadership in mobile and fixed network infrastructure, with the software, services, and advanced technologies to transform how smart devices and sensors tap the power of connectivity. With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things.
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 40 billion euros in 2015 and 155,000 employees worldwide at 31 March 2016. Present in 28 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 252 million customers worldwide at 31 March 2016, including 191 million mobile customers and 18 million fixed broadband customers. In Europe, several network operators are part of Orange, in Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Spain. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. In March 2015, the Group presented its new strategic plan “Essentials2020” which places customer experience at the heart of its strategy with the aim of allowing them to benefit fully from the digital universe and the power of its new generation networks.
Orange involvement covers a wide range of topics, including: fixed and wireless broadband development and investment; R&D and innovation; broadband contents and services; e-applications (e-health, smart cities,etc) for daily life and business; ICT for sustainable development; corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues, diversity. Through its Orange Labs, Orange is an active member of the NEM, NESSI and Networld 2020 European Technology Platforms and participate to several collaborative R&I projects and PPPs.
paluno (The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
paluno, the Ruhr Institute for Software Engineering (https://paluno.uni-due.de/en/), was founded in 2010. In paluno eight professors and their teams join forces. With more than 100 academic staff members, paluno conducts application-oriented research on important areas of software engineering, such as requirements engineering, cloud services, software architectures, security-privacy-trust, and big data systems. paluno is part of the University of Duisburg-Essen (https://www.uni-due.de/), one of the youngest universities in Germany which thinks in terms of possibilities, not limitations. The University of Duisburg-Essen is member of the University Alliance Ruhr (http://www.uaruhr.de/profil_en.php), which pools around 110,000 students, close to 1,200 professors and over 300 MEUR annual 3rd party funding.
The research activities of paluno are performed in close cooperation with well-known partners from industry and research. paluno develops scientific, yet pragmatic approaches to engineer such complex software systems - for the infrastructures of the future as well as the application landscapes of today. paluno's research and transfer paradigm encourages mutual benefit from basic research, applied research and bilateral industry cooperations. paluno's research teams join competencies covering all phases and layers of software engineering, and bring in experience from application domains as diverse as insurance, automotive, health, energy, mobility, and logistics.
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software(*), offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With more than 86,000 customers in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol “SAP.” For more information, visit www.sap.com.
As part of the Products & Innovation organization within SAP, the Innovation Center Network combines the best of two worlds: the creativity and agility of a startup with the backbone of a world market leader in business software. The group significantly contributes to SAP's product portfolio and extends its leading position in the market by identifying and shaping emerging IT trends and generating breakthrough technologies through applied research.
The SAP Innovation Center Network spreads its research and development activities around the globe. Currently, their thriving network comprises of 9 innovation hubs and centers, with the headquarters located in Potsdam, Germany.
(*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning and related applications.
Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. In infrastructure and industry solutions the company plays a pioneering role. As of September 30, 2015, we had around 348,000 employees in more than 200 countries
SINTEF, situated in Trondheim and Oslo, is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. Our 2000 employees support every year the development of around 2000 Norwegian and overseas companies via our R&D activities. Participation in NESSI is conducted by SINTEF ICT - one of 8 research divisions within SINTEF. SINTEF ICT, with 300 employees and 9 research departments, offers integrated research-based knowledge via access to a broad platform of technology and expertise in ICT. A wide range of topics are covered, including micro and nano technology, photonics, communication technology, computational software, information systems, human factor/HCI, software and service engineering, security and safety.
Software AG empowers customers to innovate, differentiate and win in the digital world. Its products help companies combine existing systems on-premise and in the cloud into a single platform to optimize and digitize their businesses. The combination of process management, data integration and real-time analytics in one Digital Business Platform enables customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize their systems and optimize processes for smarter decision-making. Building on over 45 years of customer-centric innovation, Software AG is ranked a leader in many innovative IT categories. Software AG has more than 4,300 employees in 70 countries and had total revenues of €873 million in 2015.
In its long-lasting research tradition Software AG has established a worldwide collaborative network with many organizations, among them numerous renowned universities and research institutes, private enterprises, federal governments, and customers and takes advantages of the close vicinity to them. Software AG plays a significant role in Europe's largest Software Cluster, Software Innovation for the Digital Enterprise, and is engaged in several projects funded by e.g. the European Commission or German Government in order to evaluate and research new and innovative ideas and technologies for its products and customers to face the future challenges and to understand which trends will have an impact on the marketplace.
Thales In a world that is increasingly mobile, interconnected and interdependent, the security of people and goods, infrastructure and nations depends on leaders and organisations and their ability to decide and act in a timely fashion and obtain the best outcomes. In the markets that Thales serves – defence, security, space, aerospace and ground transportation – these decisions are often of critical importance. Navy, army and air force commanders, as well as air traffic controllers, policymakers and infrastructure operators, face these critical decisions and need full, relevant and reliable information to understand the situation and make the right choices.
Thales' role is to assist our customers in making these decisions by providing the tools and technologies they need to gather, process and distribute information, helping them to understand complex situations so they can decide and act in a timely fashion and obtain the best outcomes.
World-class technology, the combined expertise of 62,000 employees and operations in 56 countries made Thales a key player in keeping the public safe and secure, guarding vital infrastructure and protecting the national security interests of countries around the globe.
The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona is a leading public university in Spain.
The University of Copenhagen is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark.
UPM - 5,500 people of which 3,274 in R&D-is one of Europe's foremost Research Universities, with a very solid track record of collaborations in research and innovation projects with the European software industry. UPM has agreements with industries and other universities throughout Europe, North and South America and Asia.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the biggest contract research organisation in Northern Europe. VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services. From its wide knowledge base, VTT can combine different technologies, create new innovations and a substantial range of world class technologies and applied research services thus improving its clients" competitiveness and competence. Through its international scientific and technology network, VTT can produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, create business intelligence and value added to its stakeholders.