PROJECTS

ONGOING PROJECTS

MOLIERE

Funding source: EIT Manufacturing

Period: 01/2022-12/2022

MOLIERE (Multipurpose flexible high resolution strain sensor) is an EU project funded by EIT Manufacturing. It focuses on the industrialization of an ultra-high resolution MEMS strain sensor fabricated with wafer-level vacuum packaged silicon resonators on a flexible substrate, providing strain resolution below 1 nanostrain and strain measurement range 0-200 microstrains.

This innovative strain sensor will be tested, validated and prepared for commercialization in applications such as: hydraulic pressure and flow, load and speed, overstress and endowed with onboard control and condition monitoring capabilities. Main advantages of this innovative smart sensor are: easy installation, performances, flexibility on physical quantities measurement and low cost.

WATERWISE

Funding source: Italian Ministry of Environment

Period: 09/2020-08/2022

The WATERWISE project will provide tools for forecasting analysis of the irrigation needs of Trentino agriculture, useful for assessing the risk of future water shortages linked to climate change in progress, as well as validating innovative technological solutions capable of optimizing the use of water in agriculture. These tools will contribute to the development of Trentino Province strategies for a sustainable use of the “water” resource in agriculture.

EdgeMetrix 5Gi4.0

Funding source: Phox S.r.l. and PAT

Period: 04/2020-04/2022

EdgeMetrix 5Gi4.0 is a project funded by Phox Srl and Provincia autonoma di Trento. The project focus is the application of 5G, IoT, Machine Learning technologies to industries like galvanic plants and waste water treatment plants. The project aims at delivering a gateway (HW and SW) that can collect data from sensors and devices in a plant, and a software framework to analyze and present the data. Applications that are delivered as example are use of SSTR (Spread Spectrum Time-domain Reflectometry) to locate and predict faults in plant's cabling, and Condition Monitoring of submersible pumps.

RECENT PROJECTS

SAFEME4MINE

Funding source: EIT RawMaterials

Period: 01/2020-12/2021

SAFEME4MINE is an EU project funded by the EIT RawMaterials Consortium. It is focused on the raw materials mining process that, within the industrial IoT domain, is one of the most critical usecases in terms of safety. The project aims at delivering a hardware and software framework integrating predictive maintenance devices and services, with the corresponding corrective counter-actions, over active mining machinery.

WAZIHUB

Funding source: EU H2020

Period: 03/2018-02/2021 (extended to 07/2021)

WAZIHUB (in Swahili for Open-Hub) is an innovation project for Africa aiming to create an OpenHUB of IoT and Big data cutting-edge and African grade solutions, co-designed by African people. The vision of WAZIHUB is to exploit IoT potential and share IoT Technologies best-practices through the involvement of innovation communities and stakeholder (e.g. young entrepreneur (including woman), startup, developer, innovation Hub) from local district, regional, national and African-wide. The project aims to enable the creation of Open Hubs throughout Africa where IoT technology solutions can then be adapted to match local service needs. The project goal is to iterate and extract value from spining-off value-added IoT innovative services (e.g. monitoring, controlling, data analytic) based on the technologies developed in WAZIUP (www.waziup.eu project website) and FiWARE (www.fiware.org).

Relevant industrial partners are: Atos, LGU+, Robotnik, Daliworks, Gluesys.

DECENTER

Funding source: H2020

Period: 07/2018-06/2021

DECENTER proposes a Fog Computing platform with enhanced IoT leveraging advanced technologies to provide orchestration of computing resources, robustness and security, in support of novel distributed AI models elaborating data in the different tiers of the infrastructure, so that time-critical jobs (e.g. alarming a worker of a potential safety risk in a construction site) are executed at the edge and close to the source of data (e.g. a video camera), while time-insensitive jobs are executed where computing resources are abundant, i.e., in the cloud.

The platform also allows each resource provider to share resources and be rewarded in exchange through the collaborative establishment of Smart Contracts for seamless execution of applications across multiple (potentially geographically distributed) administrative domains, each with their own data governance, security, legal and business policies. The adherence to Service Level Agreements (SLAs) will be duly logged and monitored throughout the execution of the Smart Contracts supported by blockchain-based technologies.

FBK is the project coordinator and is deeply involved in the definition and development of the DECENTER Fog Computing solution, based on the existing FogAtlas platform (https://fogatlas.fbk.eu/).

Relevant industrial partners are: Atos, LGU+, Robotnik, Daliworks, Gluesys.

SAPIENCE

Funding source: EU EIT Climate-KIC Pathfinder

Period: 1/2020-12/2020

SAPIENCE is an EIT Climate KIC Pathfinder project. Through the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in the fields to monitor agricultural practices, it creates a system that incentivises and rewards virtuous behaviours. For 2020 it focuses on efficient and sustainable use of irrigation water between different pilot sites, dedicated to the production of wine and horticultural products.

Besides monitoring and actuating purposes, quite common in many agritech use-cases, IoT devices will also serve relevant data to a distributed ledger using blockchain technologies to manage rewards and share profits amongst those farmers whose virtuous behaviour contributed to achieving water saving targets.

AGILE

Funding source: EU H2020

Period: 01/2016-12/2018

AGILE is an H2020 EU funded project coordinated by CREATE-NET that builds a modular hardware and software gateway for the Internet of Things with support for protocol interoperability, device and data management, IoT apps execution and external Cloud communication, featuring diverse pilot activities, Open Calls & Community

PIE News

Funding source: EU Grant Agreement No 687922

Period: 7/2016-6/2019

PIE NEWS goal was to foster COMMONFARE, or “welfare of the common”, which is a participatory form of welfare provision based on collaboration among people living in Europe that want to develop new ways of collectively responding to the everyday problems in terms of poverty, precarity and unprotection by safety nets. Leveraging on three pilot countries (Croatia, Italy, the Netherlands) with participative methodologies, the project developed the commonfare.net platform for: informing about welfare provisions, sharing good practices, and support initiatives based on resource-sharing and bottom-up experimentations also with the development of an alternative cryptocurrency.

WAZIUP

Funding source: EU H2020

Period: 02/2016-01/2019

The WAZIUP project, namely the Open Innovation Platform for IoT-Big Data in Sub-Saharan Africa is a collaborative research project using cutting edge technology applying IoT and Big Data to improve the working conditions in the rural ecosystem of Sub-Saharan Africa. First, WAZIUP operates by involving farmers and breeders in order to define the platform specifications in focused validation cases.

EUWB

Funding source: FP7 IP

Period: ...

The goal of EUWB—Coexisting Short Range Radio by Advanced Ultra-Wideband Radio Technology, is: i) to explore the enormous economic potential of the innovative and disruptive radio technology embodied in Ultra-Wideband (UWB), ii) to combine the innovative UWB concept with advanced methods of wireless technology such as cognitive signalling, intelligent multiple antenna and mutltiband/multimode UWB system concepts, and finally iii) to enable the introduction of advanced services and competitive applications using the radio spectrum in a highly sophisticated manner by applying devices based on next generation UWB. CREATE-NET is the main contributor and leader of WP2 Cognitive UWB Radio and Coexistence with the following topics in focus: i) spectrum sensing and monitoring, ii) identification and classification of interferers, iii) distribution of spacial interference, iv) coexistence and mitigation of interference, v) networking cooperation and negotiation, vi) concepts for cognitive signalling and vii) experimental cognitive radio test bed. Moreover, CREATE-NET is also active member of ETSI TC RRS (Reconfigurable Radio Systems), where we contribute to the standardization activities within WG3: Functional Architecture and Cognitive Pilot Channel

FI-CORE

Funding source: FP7 - FI-PPP

Period: .09/2014-09/2016.

FIWARE seeks to provide a truly open, public and royalty-free architecture and a set of open specifications that will allow developers, service providers, enterprises and other organizations to develop products that satisfy their needs while still being open and innovative.

FIWARE will dramatically increase Europe’s Information and Communications Technology competitiveness by introducing an innovative infrastructure that enables cost-effective creation and delivery of versatile digital services, high quality of service and security guarantees.

COMPOSE

Funding source: EU FP7

Period: 11/2012-10/2015

The COMPOSE project aims at enabling new services that can seamlessly integrate real and virtual worlds through the convergence of the Internet of Services with the Internet of Things. COMPOSE will achieve this through the provisioning of an open and scalable marketplace infrastructure, in which smart objects are associated to services that can be combined, managed, and integrated in a standardized way to easily and quickly build innovative applications.

The COMPOSE project builds upon existing European research projects and ongoing standardisation activities to provide a comprehensive marketplace framework that will be able to cover the whole service lifecycle by integrating a number of innovative technological enablers in a coherent way.

The COMPOSE project is expected to give birth to a new business ecosystem that, through the COMPOSE marketplace, will allow SMEs and innovators to introduce new Internet of Things-enabled services and applications to the market in a short time and with limited upfront investment.

iCORE

Funding source: EU FP7

Period: 10/2011-09/2014

The iCore initiative addresses two key issues in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT), namely: (a) how to abstract the technological heterogeneity that derives from the vast amounts of heterogeneous objects, while enhancing context-awareness, reliability and energy-efficiency. (b) to consider the views of different users/stakeholders (owners of objects & communication means) for ensuring proper application provision, business integrity and, therefore, maximize exploitation opportunities.

The iCore proposed solution is a cognitive framework comprising three levels of functionality, reusable for various and diverse applications. The levels under consideration are: i) virtual objects (VOs), ii) composite virtual objects (CVOs), and iii) functional blocks for representing the user/stakeholder perspectives. VOs are cognitive virtual representations of real-world objects (e.g., sensors, devices, etc.) that allow resolving the underlying technological heterogeneity. CVOs, on the other hand, use the services associated with VOs. In other words, CVOs are cognitive mash-ups of semantically interoperable VOs, delivering services in accordance with the user/stakeholder requirements. In each level there are scalable fabrics, offering mechanisms for the registration, look-up and discovery, and the composition of services. Through these features the cognitive framework constitutes an open networked architecture encompassing highly intelligent (i.e., adaptive, etc.) software.

The iCore solution will be attributed with essential security protocols/functionality, which span all levels of the framework, and consider the ownership and privacy of data, as well as the actual access to objects. The validation of the proposed solution will be carried out by considering relevant Future Internet application areas enabled by the IoT. In particular, the use cases addressed by iCore are the following: ambient assisted living, smart office, smart transportation, and supply chain management.

XIFI

Funding source: EU FP7 – FI-PPP

Period: 04/2013-09/2015

The Future Internet (FI) is an emerging, open, communications infrastructure, which supports more services and applications and is better coupled to users and the physical world. The Future Internet Public Private Partnership (FI-PPP: www.fi-ppp.eu) initiative aims to promote FI adoption by supporting the development of a common platform supporting large-scale trials running on a wide range of FI infrastructure.

The XIFI project addresses the infrastructure element of this initiative by paving the way for a unified European market for FI facilities enabling commercial exploitation. The creation of a sustainable pan-European open federation of test infrastructures is a key milestone, overcoming the current fragmentation of European infrastructure into isolated test beds that are individually unable to support large-scale trials, and opening the way for widespread and replicable commercial exploitation of FI services and applications.

XIFI establishes a marketplace for test infrastructures and FI services. It will be able to cope with large trial deployments involving the users as the centre of the innovation process. Initially, XIFI is setting up a core federation of test infrastructures comprised of five nodes, assisted by investments in pan-European infrastructure such as GÉANT. Later, more infrastructures will be added to the federation, preparing to respond to a broader set of FI users and experimenters. As such, XIFI should also be considered not only in the context of the FI-PPP, but also in the context of e-Infrastructures Europe. From this aspect the work carried out within the e-IRG is very relevant for XIFI.

In the second year of its operation, XIFI plans to extend its core federation by additional nodes capable to support the same level of services

IKAAS

Funding source: EU

Period: 10/2014-09/2017

iKaaS – (intelligent Knowledge-as-a-Service) Platform, will develop an intelligent, privacy preserving and secure Smart City Platform based on a Big Data resource and an analytics engine built atop heterogeneous cloud platforms with data collected from a variety of sensors from Internet of Things (IoT) environments deployed as mobile terminals, smart devices, and smart homes.

We envisage that this data and the analytics engine – a knowledge base – would be fundamental building blocks for cross-border business-to-government (B2G), business-to-business(B2B) and business-to-consumer(B2C) applications, such as lifestyle recommendation, future city planning, academic research and analysis, location-and behaviour-specific targeted services and so on.

The platform features will be demonstrated by mean of Smart City applications promoting self-management of health and safety of citizens, as well as an information system improving data analysis for a smarter life in the city, focusing on such areas like epidemiological surveillance.

SPECIFI

Funding source: CIP - ICT PSP

Period: 01/2013-06/2015

SPECIFI combines NGA and IoT infrastructures and platforms for setting up an European Creative Ring of Smart Cities and Regions facilitating the setup, customization, delivery and sharing of innovative, user co-designed arts, media and leisure services locally, regionally, and across Europe. SPECIFI guiding principle in fostering Smart Cities is to beyond upgrades related to control tasks and public data (focusing on areas such as pollution reduction, traffic, or crime, open models for public data, etc.), considering that Smart Cities can only become a success if they also become Smart Creative Cities, by employing open, Future Internet infrastructures to become thriving centres of arts, media and leisure.

SPECIFI capitalizes on the cultural and creative richness and diversity of European cities, while overcoming some of their key weaknesses, i.e. fragmentation and isolation. SPECIFI will demonstrate the positive impacts of a European Creative Ring of Smart Cities and Regions, with real-life Future Internet (Fiber-to-theHome and wireless) infrastructures, with real-life users and producers, and in 5 real (certified) Living Labs active in 3 smart cities and their surrounding regions.

Three pilots use Future Internet technologies as the basis for sharing and exchanging knowledge and innovation between three European smart city cores, embedded in their surrounding region: Kortrijk embedded in Flanders in Belgium, Barcelona embedded in Catalonia in Spain, and Trento embedded in Trentino in Italy. It is the aim of SPECIFI to pilot ‘Creative Rings’ of urban media that overcome technological limitations, geographical fragmentation and lacking business models, by opening and linking Future Internet platforms and creative industry ecosystems.

CREATIFI

Funding source: EU FP7

Period: 09/2014-08/2015

CreatiFI project is an initiative inside the FIWARE EU program that offers opportunities to SMEs, web entrepreneurs and individuals working in the Creative Industry sector to shift innovative ideas into new applications and services.Through competitive open calls, CreatiFI offers funding, business and technical support in order to exploit the FIWARE cloud infrastructure and middleware (on different technical chapters, such for example, as on advanced user interfaces, media services, big data, Internet of Things). With an overall funding of €4.8 million for SMEs, web entrepreneurs and ICT developers, CreatiFI will support, with the first open call, about 60 applications (with a funding ranging from €10k to €50k) to develop a prototype, and later, with the second open call, about 18 applications (with funding of up to €100k) for commercial development and acceleration. CreatiFI activities are managed through the key cities within the hubs (Barcelona, Brussels, Helsinki, Trento) based in the central regions that dominate cultural and creative industries in Europe.Project partners are: iMinds (coordinator), Trentino Sviluppo, Forum Virium, ICUB, EBN, CREATE-NET, I2Cat, ENoLL. CREATE-NET leads technical support to open call participants in the understanding and usage of the FIWARE infrastructure.

ASSIST-MT

Funding source: PAT/Algorab

Period: ...

The Applying Sensor Support InfraStructure in the Territory (ASSIST) was a project configured as a container for all of the engineering and technology transfer activities related to the novel communication and service paradigms studied within the BIONETS project. The ASSIST Mountain Scenario (ASSIST-MT) was one of the ASSIST instances, whereby the application scenario stems from a need of Servizio Strade (PAT) to deploy a service for the early detection of ice formation on mountain roads. The project was funded by PAT (Autonomous Province of Trento) in collaboration with Algorab Srl. The purpose of this project, based on novel technologies like wireless sensor networks, was twofold: to inform the car drivers about potential ice threats along the monitored roads, and to inform the road maintenance personnel about where and when appropriate countermeasures shall be taken in order to mitigate the ice-related risks.