Network

Tampere University of Technology

Participant role: Academic Beneficiary
Country: Finland
Project contact: Prof. Atanas Gotchev

Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts research in the fields of technology and architecture and provides higher education based on this research. The University combines a strong tradition of research in the fields of natural sciences and engineering with research related to industry and business. The University’s leading-edge fields of research are signal processing, optics and photonics, intelligent machines, biomodelling and the built environment. The University is a sought-after partner for collaborative research and development projects and a fertile breeding ground for innovation and new research- and knowledge-based companies. TUT is one of Finland’s most international universities. At TUT, there are about 10,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students, about 1500 of them are international students. TUT has a staff of 2,000 of which 150 are professors, and its total budget was about 155 M€ in year 2013. TUT is holder of the HR Excellence in Research Logo.

The Department of Signal Processing (DSP) is one of the world’s prominent research organizations in the field, unifying signal processing algorithms with bioinformatics, telecommunications, and networked multimedia. The heart of DSP’s expertise is a thorough knowledge of signal processing algorithms including transform-based and compression, audio, image and video analysis, computational imaging, and biomedical signal processing. More than 180 people work there. The faculty consists of about 25 people from which 10 are professors and four hold tenure track positions. The department is highly recognized internationally by its participation in numerous international projects and research actions.

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University of Zagreb

Participant role: Academic Beneficiary
Country: Croatia
Project contact: Prof. Sven Lončarić

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing is the largest technical faculty and leading educational and R&D institution in the fields of electrical engineering, information and communication technology and computing in the Republic of Croatia.

The Image Processing Group (IPG) was founded by Prof. Sven Lončarić. The group conducts research in theory and applications of image processing, pattern recognition and computer vision in various areas including biomedical imaging and image analysis, visual inspection, and automotive applications. The main research problems include image feature extraction, image segmentation, image registration, and motion analysis.

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Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Participant role: Academic Beneficiary
Country: Italy
Project contact: Dr. Marco Carli

The research activities are conducted within the Applied Electronic Section of the Department of Engineering. We are involved since 2000 in the definition of new metrics for assessing the quality of multimedia data, images, videos, and light field data. The research has evolved towards the quality of experience assessment of multimedia services, considered as "the overall acceptability of an application or service, as perceived subjectively by the end-user“-ITU-T Rec. P.10/G.100. Moreover, other skills of the team are related to the biomedical field. Specifically, the study of human response to different stimula from a physiological point of view is addressed.
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Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Participant role: Academic Beneficiary
Country: Norway
Project contact: Assoc. Prof. Karin Laumann

The Department of Psychology is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Technology Management at NTNU. It is an international arena for research and education in Psychology covering a variety of disciplines such as Cognitive, Biological, Personality, Developmental and Social Psychology. The Department currently has about 90 employees, of which approximately 75 are scientific positions and teaches more than 1300 students.

The Center for Safety and Human Factors is a center within the Department of Psychology. Human factors use psychology to design products and create work environment that improves productivity and safety.

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MÄLARDALEN UNIVERSITY

Participant role: Academic Beneficiary
Country: Sweden
Project contact: Assoc. Prof. Elisabeth Uhlemann

Mälardalen University focuses on applied research and education in close cooperation with industry. The School of Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDT) hosts the research profile Embedded Systems (ES) with 35 professors, 75 senior researchers and 75 PhD students. ES is the leading group in Sweden in embedded systems related research, which is organized in 14 mutually supportive and cooperating groups, and focuses on themes such as (i) Industrial software engineering including technology and processes for complex products, (ii) Embedded Systems Software Engineering, (iii) Design methodologies for real-time dependable systems, (iv) Static analysis of software (v) Design methods, architectures and communication for embedded systems.

In ImmerSAFE mainly the following three research groups are involved: Data Communication (Uhlemann), Safety-critical Engineering (Gallina), Ubiquitous Computing (Lindell).

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Leonardo S.P.A.

Participant role: Non-Academic Beneficiary
Country: Italy
Project contact: Dr. Francesco Vinelli

Leonardo (former Finmeccanica) is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in the Aerospace, Defence and Security sectors. Headquartered in Italy, the company employs more than 47,000 employees worldwide. Leonardo has offices and industrial plants across 15 countries, with a strong presence in Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States and Poland, and strategic partnerships in the most important high potential international markets.

The Security & Information Systems Division (2800 employees) is a world leader in safety-through-technology, providing tailored solutions for customers in public administration, public safety and security, critical infrastructure, services, transport, large companies, post and logistics. With experience in information technology, communications, automation and physical and digital security, the Division generates synergies by joining its expertise, processes and technology across these areas. Competitive solutions and services, including integrated systems, are available to support territory security and control, for public and private critical infrastructure protection and for the security of major events. The offer also includes integrated networks and secure communications that enable reliable and efficient information management. These are ideally suited for public safety and security organizations, emergency services, civil protection agencies and transport infrastructures. Finally, with a significant track-record in providing advanced systems and control centers for the management and control of air and maritime traffic, the Division is a leader in the field.

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CrossControl AB

Participant role: Academic Beneficiary
Country: Sweden
Project contact: Mr. Markus Wallmyr

CrossControl provides Human-machine interaction and control system solutions to industrial vehicle OEMs and system suppliers in a number of industries world-wide, including agriculture, cargo, construction, forestry, marine, mining, rail and utility. In 2015 the business employed 200 people with operations in China, Finland, Germany, Sweden and the United States.
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Xylon d.o.o.

Participant role: Academic Beneficiary
Country: Croatia
Project contact: Mr. Davor Kovačec

Xylon is an electronic company focused on design of optimized IP cores for Xilinx All Programmable devices and design services that lower production costs and improve efficiency of electronics designers. The company was founded in 1995, and since then it has grown into a prominent provider of intellectual property in the fields of embedded graphics, video and vision. Xylon is a Premier Member of the Xilinx Alliance Program.
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Beneq Oy

Participant role: Academic Beneficiary
Country: Finland
Project contact: Dr. Emma Salmi

Beneq operates in three key areas:

  • Thin film deposition equipment
  • Coating services
  • Electroluminescent displays.

Beneq has staff of more than 120 persons and a global sales network with permanent presence in China, Finland, Germany and the U.S. as majority of products are exported. Beneq Group turnover was 20.5 MEUR in 2015. 8.9 MEUR came from ALD equipment and services and 11.6 MEUR from electroluminescent display.

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VTT Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

Participant role: Partner Organisation
Country: Finland
Project contact: Dr. Nadezhda Gotcheva

VTT is the leading research and technology company in the Nordic countries. Our 2600 experts provide services for both private and public sectors. VTT Group turnover is approximately EUR 270 million yearly. VTT’s activities are focused on three areas: Knowledge intensive products and services, Smart industry and energy systems, and Solutions for natural resources and environment. VTT has 70+ years of experience in addressing the needs of industry and society. VTT has participated in more than 1000 European R&D Framework Programme projects within various thematic programmes.
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Academy of the National Fire Corps (Istituto Superiore Antincendi)

Participant role: Partner Organisation
Country: Italy
Project contact: Cmd. Stefano Marsella

The National Fire Academy (Istituto Superiore Antincendi - ISA) is an institute that organises training and information programs for officers of the National Fire Corps, and offers seminars and conferences open to the public with the participation of national and international organisations in the field of security and rescue in case of fires. The Institute is engaged in training staff belonging to the operational, technical and administrative body of the National Fire Brigade.

The Institute is also home to technical and scientific events and dissemination on topics related to rescue in emergency scenarios, fire prevention and all other areas under the competence of the  National Fire Corps and of the Department of firefighters, public rescue and civil defence of the Ministry of Interiors.

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Forum for Intelligent Machines ry

Participant role: Partner Organisation
Country: Finland
Project contact: Mr. Antti Siren

FIMA is a network for mobile work machine manufacturers, specialist companies, system integrators and research institutes. It promotes and outlines research and product development in the field in accordance with this industry’s needs. The focus of FIMA’s research is applied basic research. The main purpose is to improve the productivity and safety of work machines and to generate new solutions and increased level of automation. This is done through its objectives: connecting first-class partners and specialists, outlining and financing joint research based on industry needs, providing knowledge to support strategic decision making, benchmarking the latest technology and promoting the benefits of work machine industry in allocation of public funding and roadmapping.
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Accelopment AG

Participant role: Partner Organisation
Country: Switzerland
Project contact: Dr. Jeanette Müller

Accelopment AG provides professional services to universities and companies across Europe for the management of research and innovation projects and the communication, dissemination and exploitation of their results. Our highly qualified staff (11 employees) has specific expertise in Horizon 2020 and previous Framework Programme projects, especially in the areas: Life sciences, Energy and ICT. ACCEL is currently a partner or subcontractor for project management, public engagement and project dissemination, and exploitation in more than a dozen EU funded projects, including several ETNs.
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University of Helsinki

Participant role: Partner Organisation
Country: Finland
Project contact: Prof. Mikko Ritala

With more than 36,000 students and 8,400 employees, UHel is the largest university in Finland. Its Department of Chemistry is the leading Finnish teaching and research unit in chemistry and consists of three research programs. In Materials chemistry, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) is an important research topic and is used among other things to create rugged, thin film electroluminescent displays. The ALD group is a globally leading developer of new ALD precursors and processes and is leading the Finnish Center of Excellence in ALD.
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ImmerSAFE (Project number 764951) is funded under the H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017 call and is part of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions — Innovative Training Networks (ITN) funding scheme.