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University of Western Macedonia

University of Western Macedonia (UOWM) research activities include all aspects of computer science, including telecommunications systems, software engineering, artificial intelligence and also distributed systems disciplines. In particular, UOWM has presented a series of research results in recognised journal and venues in the field of computer communications, networking, telecommunications, software engineering, software security and network security. The university has rich experience in leading or participating in national, EU and international projects. In addition, UOWM coordinates the relevant with TERMINET H2020 projects: (a) H2020-DS-SC7-2017 (DS-07-2017), SPEAR: Secure and PrivatE smArt gRid and (b) H2020-LC-SC3-EE-2020-1 (LC-SC3-EC-4-2020), EVIDENT: bEhaVioral Insgihts anD Effective eNergy policy acTions. In the context of the TERMINET project, UOWM is the project coordinator responsible for its proper management. 

The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) founded in 2000 is one of the leading research centres in Greece and listed among the TOP-20 E.U. research institutions with the highest participation in competitive research grants. It is a legal entity governed by private law with non-profit status, supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Greek Ministry of Development and Investments.
CERTH has important scientific and technological achievements in many areas including: Energy, Environment, Industry, Mechatronics, Information & Communication, Transportation & Sustainable Mobility, Health, Agro-biotechnology, Smart farming, Safety & Security, as well as several cross-disciplinary scientific areas.

More than 700 people work at CERTH with the majority being scientists.  

Karolinska Institutet (KI) is one of the world’s leading medical universities, accounting for more than 40% of medical academic research in Sweden. The Health Informatics Centre (HIC) at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics works in the areas of clinical decision making, patient-centred information systems for collaborative care and patient e-services with special focus on usability and international health informatics standards.  The team on Medical INTeractions (MINT), which is part of HIC, focuses on technology-enhanced learning in medical education.
HIC currently participates in four additional H2020 projects, namely CUREX: seCUre and pRivate hEalth data eXchange; New SkyCare: Home monitoring of diabetes patients and patients with severe heart failure (EITHealth); X-eHealth : Exchanging Electronic Health Records in a common framework; and COVID-X: COVID eXponential Programme.

Public Power Corporation S.A. (PPC) is the leading energy producer and retailer company in Greece with a total capacity of 12.2 GW and approximately 6.9 million customers across the country. The PPC Innovation Hub hosts the research centre and the central laboratories of PPC. The research activities lay in the areas of material technology, chemical engineering, smart grids, cybersecurity, unmanned air vehicles, Internet of Things, and next-generation networks. The PPC Innovation Hub is accredited according to ISO 17020 and ISO 17025 standards. PPC participates in TERMINET, aiming to leverage innovative technologies, like Predictive Analytics, Augmented Reality, and Digital Twins, to increase the efficiency of maintenance tasks in critical infrastructure.

AUTH research activities include all aspects of wired and wireless communications, including antenna design, microwave engineering, telecommunications systems and networks, wireless communications theory, wireless power transfer, wireless security, wireless caching, mobile edge computing, communications and signal processing for biomedical engineering and artificial intelligence (machine learning, evolutionary algorithms, and semantic web technologies). AUTH has presented several research results in peer-reviewed journals and venues in the field of wireless communications, networking, telecommunications, antenna design, microwave communications, computational intelligence, machine learning, and exposure assessment of electromagnetic radiation.  The members of AUTH are very active in terms of innovation. 

Schneider Electric’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On.
Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.
We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.
We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.

Future Intelligence (FINT) is a leading and highly innovative Group of Companies specialising in Information and Communication technologies (ICT). The Group was initially established in Athens in 2009, is privately held and its main facilities are in Greece, the United Kingdom and Cyprus. FINT provides highly demanding solutions and business services covering a number of activities, in the fields of long-range communications (WiMAX, LTE, 5G), short-range communications (WSN, M2M, IoT), and Future Internet (distributed cloud environments, artificial intelligence). FINT is one of the leading IoT devices manufacturers in Europe. The company’s objective is to build an IoT-enabled ecosystem (FINoT® Platform) which can expand horizontally and vertically providing a complete IoT platform for vendors, OEMs and software engineers. In addition the company is contributing to innovative scientific research through its RnD facilities (FINT Labs) .

Ericsson Telecomunicazioni SpA (TEI) is the Italian company in the Ericsson Group (Ericsson). Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of communications technology and services in Telecommunication and Information and Communication Technology. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G, 4G and the coming 5G mobile technologies. World’s 10 largest mobile operators are among Ericsson’s customers and some 40% of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and Ericsson supports customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers. It operates in 180 countries and employs about 99,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The company invests heavily in R&D and actively promotes open standards and systems and it has one of the industry’s most comprehensive intellectual property portfolio containing over 54,000 patents.

Innovation Sprint Sprl is a Belgian SME founded in 2016 that offers edge technology solutions to the eHealth and Life Sciences business sectors, focusing on Big Data analytics & Artificial Intelligence on Real World Data. Innovation Sprint has a multidisciplinary team with expertise in IT solutions, Data Science, eHealth and Clinical Research, with more than 20y of experience in Healthcare domain and a strong research background with more than 500+ peer-reviewed papers, 35.000+ research citations. The company’s main product, Healthentia, is an eClinical platform that supports Pharma to achieve cost savings, while obtaining valuable insights during clinical studies to improve design of drugs of higher efficacy. Healthentia captures clinical outcomes from mobile-, medical- and IoT-devices, using a patient-centric app and offers AI-driven smart services, such as behavioral phenotyping, in-silico trials and virtual coaching. 

Founded over a century ago, the American Farm School (AFS) serves society by providing formal agricultural education, technical and professional training, outreach and consultancy, new product development, entrepreneurial support, innovation facilitation, demonstration farm services and applied research. The holistic approach and overall practical role of the institute is met through the operation of the two 145 hectare demonstration farms which are considered as “its living laboratory”. 
Operating as a boundary organization, AFS combines the long term experience in the education and training on the agrifood sector, transferring knowledge and knowhow to young scientist and farmers, with the valuable experience of an innovative farmer itself. For the accomplishment of its projects, the office uses all available AFS demonstration and research infrastructure, as well as a network of other collaborating farms that belong to farmers in the region and to the extended pool of our alumni. 


INTRASOFT International is a leading European IT Solutions and Services Group with strong international presence, offering innovative and added-value solutions of the highest quality to a wide range of international and national public and private organisations. For more than 20 years, INTRASOFT International actively contributes to the development of innovative pre-industrial products and services through its participation in EU Research Programmes. We possess a successful track record in managing large and complex collaborative research projects, implementing innovative research prototypes, and effectively communicating research results in Europe and beyond. Serving this mission, the Research and Innovation Development (RID) Department contributes to the strategic policy objective of enabling Europe to master and shape future developments in ICT, while sustaining the company’s leadership in ICT.

Wellness TechGroup is a high-value technology company with 12 years of experience in the development and implementation of IoT solutions, cybersecurity, Big Data, and artificial intelligence. We use our Smart technology to tackle the challenges faced by cities, regions, public service industries, and businesses, and our products are currently implemented in more than 400 cities and 60 countries around the world. Wellness TechGroup specializes in large scale, multi-vertical projects that include the design, implementation, and operation of integral solutions, including Safe Cities, Clean&Efficient Cities, Smart Destinations, and Connected Industry.

SIDROCO Holdings Ltd (SID) is a creative SME focusing on Research, Development and Inspiration. SIDROCO brings a whole range of New Generation Internet of Things (NG-IoT) features and capabilities, for creating, supporting, and managing ultra innovative solutions, products, and services, by providing efficient, effective, and secure NG-IoT solutions for various heterogeneous environments, including Critical Infrastructures like Energy, Healthcare, and Autonomous Driving. SID designs, develops and implements novel and innovative products, frameworks and tools. SID is able to support a variety of research solutions and integrated products in multiple domains such as network and system security, artificial intelligence, software defined networks, big data visual-aided analytics and smart transportation systems.

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, organizations and government. UBITECH’s solutions enable 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 has been established in Athens, Greece back in 2005. It has recently extended its operations with targeted international activities through its subsidiaries, representation offices, business partners and affiliated companies in Limassol (Cyprus), Madrid (Spain), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Guayaquil (Ecuador).

inCITES Consulting is an SME company established in Luxembourg. It was founded on May 2013 and its main activities rely on telecommunications techno economics, regulatory economics and policies, demand forecasting, business and price modelling.​

Eight Bells (8BELLS) is an independent Research and Consulting company specializing in selected parts of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as well as in modelling and analysis for businesses, based in Nicosia, Cyprus. The company was established in 2016 by ICT researchers and market analysts pursuing the application of their research expertise and innovations in the ICT related arena.​ The main areas of research and technical expertise are customizable solutions that enhance modern communications relevant to the area of 5G Mobile Technology, Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and management solutions for Cloud infrastructures. 

MEVGAL S.A. is a private company located in Northern Greece and ranks fourth among dairy industries in Greece. The firm produces and markets a full range of products such as milk, yogurts, and various types of soft, semi-hard and hard cheese. It operates in the heart of Macedonia, where 67% of Greece’s fresh milk is produced and collects the best raw milk from 504 farms in the region​. 620 highly qualified, technical and administrative staff take care every day, so that MEVGAL products reach thousands of families in Greece and in 35 countries around the world. Since 1950 the company produces more than 170 products, which became known for their certified high quality and nutritional value.

The Alma Mater Studiorum, the oldest university in the Western world, paves the way for innovation through an increasingly rich programme catalogue, cutting-edge research and a constant and increasingly broad international perspective. The activity of the University of Bologna in this project is conducted within the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (DISI) and, in specific, by the Mobile Middleware group.  The unit research activities span over the whole range of middleware-related disciplines, from embedded systems to cloud computing, from vehicular network applications to context-aware service and applications and from big data and stream processing to mobile crowdsensing and security management, only to name a few.

LOGOS RI is a multidisciplinary research organization which main scope is to translate innovative ideas into a project exploring cutting edge and visionary research topics as well as to translate last science and technological breakthroughs in proof of principle/concepts to address real-world needs. LOGOS aims also to support and speed up strategic innovation and product/service evolution in public and private sectors by providing in-depth analysis and reports and releasing technologies at prototype/beta release level. The organization addresses the topics on Resilience, Trust, Safety, Security and Sustainability in the context of Human Cyber Physical Systems.  The main activities include complex system design, quality-quantitative analysis, feasibility study, technology assessment, fast prototyping, critical system validation and automated testing, integrated risk analysis, multifactorial impact and sustainability assessment (e.g. PESTEL), and so forth.

Tecnalia Research and Innovation  is a private, non-for-profit, applied research centre of international excellence with a strong market orientation aiming at achieving the major impact in economic terms, through the innovation and technological development. TECNALIA is the largest private R+D+i entity in Spain and the 5th in Europe, with a staff of over 1,300 employees (280 PhDs) from 30 different nationalities, and an income of 108M€ in 2019. The whole team at TECNALIA has one GOAL: to transform technology into GDP, meaning wealth to improve people’s quality of life through generation of business opportunities for industry. TECNALIA is committed to generate major impacts in economic terms, by means of innovation and technological development, addressed by 6 business divisions covering the economic sectors of Building Technologies, Energy and Environment, ICT, Industry and Transport, Lab Services, and Health.

 European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics – aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. ERCIM members include leading European research institutes. ERCIM has been the host of the European headquarters of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) since 2003. ERCIM and W3C aim to strengthen research relationships throughout Europe to better support the development of Web technology and to jointly share the results of their collaboration. As a consortium of members from many European countries, ERCIM creates a balance between European diversity and necessary homogeneity by building bridges between different cultures and facilitating the movement of technical ideas within academia and across borders. Moreover, ERCIM members have strong ties with industrial partners and start-up companies. The joint efforts of ERCIM and the W3C have started to increase Web research cooperation in Europe.

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company’s experience and global resources, NEC’s advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of company’s customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses, and society. NEC Europe was founded in 1995 as a subsidiary of NEC Corporation and holds itself 15 subsidiary organizations all over Europe, which all build upon NEC’s heritage and reputation for innovation and quality by providing its expertise, solutions, and services to a broad range of customers, from telecom operators to enterprises and the public sector.  Over 100 researchers are working within NEC’s main research lab in Europe (NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH), which is located in Heidelberg, Germany

Martel is a dynamic Swiss-based company with more than 20 years’ experience managing research and innovation projects across Europe and worldwide. After more than one hundred projects, Martel has grown from its origins as a small consulting agency into a thriving organisation with employees located in offices in Zurich, Lugano and Lausanne. Building on its foundation in European Commission funded project management consulting, Martel’s business has diversified to include research and development activities in several advanced ICT domains, but also a broad palette of communication, marketing, media and training services. With a skilled and passionate team, Martel will help you achieve your innovation goals in an impactful and sustainable way. Martel offers support throughout the entire lifecycle of your innovation project, from sourcing funding and empowering your research and innovation efforts to building your brand and helping you bring it to market.

Optinvent S.A. is a French company that designs and delivers display modules and AR glasses for next generation AR & Mobile applications. The company is shipping right now its ORA-2 Smart Glasses for enterprise and developers. ORA-2 is produced in Rennes France and shipped all around the world. The product is used for several industrial applications such as Logistic, Maintenance, Healthcare, etc. The company was founded in February 2007 and is based in Rennes, France. Optinvent concentrates on developing innovative optical technologies that it packages into Smart glasses hardware platform and display modules which in turn are sold to international OEM’s for integration into finished products. The company is targeting applications such as see-through AR glasses for professional applications. There are 32 granted international patents to protect the Optinvent’s Clear-Vu display technology. 

The i2CAT Foundation is a non-profit research and innovation center that promotes mission-driven R&D activities in advanced digital technologies. The center has more than 15 years of experience pursuing international and local R&D projects in the fields of 5G, IoT, VR and Immersive Technologies, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, AI and Digital Social Innovation. I2CAT key activities are the following:

  • Research & Innovation
  • Collaboration with Public
  • Administrations
  • Cooperation with private companies
  • Technology Transfer

Founded in 1964, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS (FPG) is an academic medical center operating in all areas of health and clinical assistance and one of the most important and internationally acclaimed care providers in Italy. FPG provides healthcare to approximately 95,000 Inpatients and 250,000 outpatients per year and, in the framework of the Catholic University School of Medicine, trains doctors (more than 1000 Medical Doctors graduated in the last 5 years; approx. 400 visiting doctors, 850 residents and 270 Ph.D. degrees per year). Its operational model aims at integrating care processes and the hospital’s activities, which are currently managed by 7 Departments and 136 Operational Units. In 2018 FPG has obtained from the Italian Ministry of Health the status of IRCCS (Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico), a status granted to Excellency hospitals committed to healthcare and research.

Alteruna is a Swedish SME software company. It develops applications for training health care professionals in surgery and medical treatments, using gaming technology and virtual reality. The company focuses on team training and hand interaction in virtual worlds, especially the interaction between physical objects and their virtual equivalents. Alteruna will work together with KI in the TERMINET project, together being responsible for use case number 5. Team training in surgery using virtual reality over the Internet will be tested and evaluated.

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