CIAOTECH S.r.l. (Italy) - Project coordinator
CIAOTECH Srl is one of the leading companies in Europe specialised in technology transfer. The company is part of the PNO consultants group (The Netherlands), an international group created in 1984 which counts on over 400 employees, 33 offices and presence in 15 European countries, and that today represents the largest European organization focused on technology transfer. CIAOTECH has a wide experience in supporting the realization of technology transfer actions within the framework of European RTD or innovation projects, either in the management phase, as well as in transversal activities such as evaluation, exploitation, training or dissemination tasks, supported by the large presence of the Company in Europe.
SESM Soluzioni Evolute per la Sistemistica e i Modelli S.c.a.r.l. (Italy)
Founded in 1990, SESM is a private research centre participated by SELEX Sistemi Integrati and Galileo Avionica. As well as their owners, SESM is part of Finmeccanica Group. SESM’s research activities focus on the development of information solutions by adopting state-of-art information and communication technologies. It operates in the design and development of Decision Support and Knowledge Based Systems in the fields of defense, air traffic management and logistics of complex machineries.
SESM has a long and consolidated experience in realizing and managing national and international research projects financed by European Committee, by the MUR (University and Research Minister) and by the Italian Regions (local government).
GMVIS Skysoft, S.A. (Portugal)
GMVIS Skysoft, S.A. (GMV) is a systems and software house located in Lisbon, with over a decade of experience in the aeronautics, space, and telematics markets. GMV is a leading space company in Portugal, in terms of space business turnover, and a reputable supplier in the Portuguese IT and telematics markets.
GMV is an expert in complex systems integrations, including Surveillance networks, sensors fusion, Avionics, Satellite Communications Frameworks, and IT systems interoperability with specific middleware development.
Since its foundation the company has cooperated and worked with some of the major European agencies and industry players in those fields, as well as in playing an important role in both national and international consortia for the development of break-through projects. Nearly a decade of experience has solidified GMV Portugal success and proved its capacity for creating innovative solutions for different types of missions.
Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica (Italy)
The University of Napoli “Federico II” was founded in 1224 and is one of the oldest academic institutions in the world, founded by Emperor Frederick II of Svevia. It is currently composed of over 70 Departments and delivers yearly courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels to more than 95,000 students, making the second largest university in Italy. The Department of Computer and Systems Engineering (DIS) of UoN is involved in scientific and educational activities in various fields of Information Technologies. Since 2000, the involvement of DIS in cooperative EU R&D projects is carried out through CINI (Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica). CINI is a consortium of 30 Italian Universities involving their Computer Science and Computer Engineering research groups. It was established in 1990 as a non-profit organization to foster the co-operation of Italian computer scientists and engineers in nation-wide and international projects in the area of computing and data communication. The consortium operates under surveillance of the Ministry for University and Research (MUR); it receives support from MUR and from the Ministry for Industry.
Technische Universität München (Germany)
The Technische Universität München (TUM) has earned an outstanding international reputation from research collaborations with more than 140 partner universities, and its involvement in 119 FP6 projects, 420 projects financed by the German Federal Ministry of Science and in 17 special research programs financed by the German Research Association (DFG).
The Department of Informatics (TUM) is one of the largest and most well-equipped computer science departments in Germany. TUM’s Department of Informatics has a long tradition of industry collaboration and currently has many industrial research links with a large number of companies. The “Robotics and Embedded Systems” group in the Department of Informatics has developed a broad range of technologies that are ideally suited for use in security applications. It concentrates on cognitive systems and cognitive robotics, encompassing a comprehensive area of topics ranging from sensor models, by way of individual sensor processing entities (e.g. for high-speed face tracking) to high-level cognitive skills for navigation, adaptation, and machine learning.
Honeywell, spol. s r.o. (Czech Republic)
Honeywell International is a diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services, controlling technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. The security business is an important part of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions (ACS). Honeywell builds integrated security solutions that are specifically designed to meet the unique requirements of various users in sectors like airports, seaports, governmental facilities, manufacturing industry or utilities.
Honeywell Prague Laboratory (HPL) – part of the technology branch of Honeywell– is an R&D organization involved in continuous enhancement of the portfolio of products, services and technologies developed within ACS. Research work of the group covers design and implementation of specifically focused decision support applications for the process industries (energy, oil & gas, refining, chemicals) and buildings, as well as areas of video signal processing, scene understanding, and behaviour analysis.
Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial (Spain)
The National Institute of Aerospace Technology (INTA) is a Public Research Body of the Ministry of Defence of Spain, a non-profit organisation specialized in aeronautics and space research and technological development. The Institute provides technical assessment to Administration Authorities and to national industry in the aerospace field. The Institute activities cover three main aspects: R&D activities of Defence interest, as established in the R+D Guideline Plan of the Ministry; R&D activities in the civilian sector, like technologies coming under the domain of the R&D plan of the Ministry of Defence, the National plan of R+D+I, and the Framework Programmes of the European Union and finally activities as testing, experimentation, certifying and technical assistance in the national and international domains.
Fundación para el Conocimiento madrimasd (Spain)
Created in 2003, the Fundación para el Conocimiento madri+d (Fmi+d) was established under the motion of the Government Council of the Community of Madrid (General Directorate of Universities and Research. DGUI) to manage and develop a number of programmes included in the Madrid R&D Regional Plan. Fmi+d is a non-profit organisation with three major units: 1) European Research Area office, 2) Knowledge Transfer office and 3) University Spin-offs and Technology-based Entrepreneurship office. Fmi+d broad objectives are the promotion of scientific quality research; the coordination of actions with universities and research institutions and of scientific research and technology development activities with regional, national and international organisations/institutions and the development of a framework to encourage the creation of companies from research, development and demonstration projects. Fmi+d is also co-founder of the Madrid ICT-Security Cluster, which incorporates institutions, large companies, SMEs, users, universities and research centres, aiming to promote economic growth and high tech jobs in order to improve competitiveness through cooperation and innovation.
SELEX Elsag (Italy)
SELEX Elsag is the Finmeccanica centre of excellence for the design and production of systems, services and solutions in automation, security, transport, defence & space, and information technology. Building on the integration of Elsag and Datamat in 2007, Elsag Datamat is a company in Finmeccanica group, one of the world's leading industrial conglomerates. The offering in automation, security, transport, defence & space and information technology draws on expertise acquired in major projects of vital importance for "system Italy!
PNO Consultants S.A. (France)
PNO France, headquartered in Paris, is a private company specialized in operational support and management in the field of technology innovation and research, realized also through the optimal usage of public funding.
Part of the PNO group, Europe’s leading technology transfer and grants consultancy, with 450 employees and presence in 14 countries, PNO France has been established in 2007 and has supported hundreds of project in the field of ICT and security, for all kind of companies, from technological start up’s to large industry.
PNO France is involved in multiple, highly valuable national partnerships and networks: AFDEL (French Association of Open Source Software), FIEEC (French Federation of Electronic and Electrical Industries), ASCOFI (French Association of Innovation Management and Funding Companies), and several French Competitiveness Clusters in various innovative fields (ICT, new material, …)
PNO France is in partnership with Microsoft for, among other activities, the management of the EUGA programme (European Grant Advisor), supporting Microsoft partners (mainly start up‟s and SME‟s) in identifying and capturing grants and incentives.