H2020-786727-FINSEC (https://www.finsec-project.eu/): FINSEC develops, demonstrates and launches to the market an integrated, intelligent, collaborative and predictive approach to the security of critical infrastructures in the financial sector. It introduces, implements and validates a novel reference architecture for integrated physical and cyber security of critical infrastructures, which enables handling of dynamic, advanced and asymmetric attacks, while at the time ensure financial organizations compliance to security standards and regulations. In this way, FINSEC will provide a blueprint for the next generation security systems for the critical infrastructures of the financial sector. INNOV is involved in the development of the Dashboard where the Cyber-Physical Threat Intelligence information is visualized to the end-users (security officers). It has also an active role in the data/semantic modelling tasks of the project, as well as in the development of the marketplace of security solutions of the project, which is available at: https://finsecurity.eu/.
eInfrastructure Reflection Group Support Programme6
The project is a Coordination and Support Action that is co-funded by the EC as part of the H2020 program (Grant number 823761). The project starts on the 1st of January 2019 and ends on the 30th of June 2022 (duration 30 months)
e-IRGSP6 will provide the core services to the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG). The project will support e-IRG in its activities producing high-level policy recommendations towards the implementation of EOSC, EDI and the e-Infrastructure Commons overall. The activities include the operation of the secretariat, i.e. organization of e-IRG and outreach events and provision of secretarial support to e-IRG, its Chair and Executive Board. The provision of editorial support during the preparation of policy documents, as well as the support to e-IRG working groupsand task forces are also vital services needed by e-IRG. The communication and lie-IRGSP6 will provide the coreservices to the e-Infrastructure Reflection Group (e-IRG). The project will support e-IRG in its activities producing high-level policy recommendations towards the implementation of EOSC, EDI and the e-Infrastructure Commons overall.
INNOV-ACTS LTD will provide assistance to the e-IRG Chair and board and the hosting country of the EU presidency for the organization of delegate meetings and workshops. It will also be highly involved in the creation of policy documents of e-IRG towards the implementation of EOSC, EDI and beyond, and will support the dissemination and outreach activities of the project.
Grant Agreement ID: 823761
H2020-833017-SecureGas (https://www.securegas-project.eu/): The project focuses on the 140.000Km of the European Gas network covering the entire value chain from Production to Distribution to the users, providing methodologies, tools and guidelines to secure existing and incoming installations and make them resilient to cyber-physical threats. Three business cases, addressing relevant issues for the Gas sector andbeyond (e.g. oil), have been identified so that to ensure the delivery of solutions and services in line with clear needs and requirements, focused on: risk-based security asset management of gas transmission and distribution networks; impacts (economic, environmental and social) and cascading effects of cyber-physical attacks on interdependent and interconnected European Gas grids; integrity and security, through the operationalization of resilience guidelines, of strategic installations across the EU Gas network. SecureGas tackles these issues by implementing, updating, and incrementally improving extended components, integrated and federated according to an High-Level Reference Architecture built upon the SecureGas Conceptual Model, a blue print on how to design, build, operate and maintain the EU gas network to make it secure and resilient against cyber-physical threats. INNOV is involved in the development of the service components, as well as in the implementation activities related to the project's innovative tools for information sharing to public and civil bodies. It is involved in the implementation of the tool for one of the project's business cases as well as on the certification mechanisms related to safety and security standards. INNOV leads the project's standardization activities and represents the project in CEN.
H2020-856632- INFINTECH (https://www.infinitech-h2020.eu/): INFINITECH is a joint effort of global leaders in ICT and finance towards lowering the barriers for BigData/IoT/AI driven innovation, boosting regulatory compliance and stimulating additional investments. It provides: 1) Novel BigData/IoT technologies for seamless management and querying of all types of data, interoperable data analytics, blockchain-based data sharing, real-time analytics, as well as libraries of advanced AI algorithms. 2) Regulatory tools incorporating various data governance capabilities and facilitating compliance to regulations. 3)Nine novel and configurable testbeds & sandboxes, each one offering Open APIs and other resources for validating autonomous and personalized solutions. The project's results are validated in the scope of 14 high impact pilots providing complete coverage of the sectors, including Know Your Customer (KYC), customer analytics, personalized portfolio management, credit risk assessment, preventive financial crime analysis, fraud anticipation, usage based insurance, agro-insurance and more. INFINITECH will establish a market platform that will provide access to the project's solutions, along with a Virtualized Digital Innovation Hub (VDIH) that will support innovators (FinTech/InsuranceTech) in their BigData/AI/IoT endeavors. INNOV-ACTs role is focused on the development of the blockchain infrastructure of the project, as well in the provision of training services for AI and blockchain in digital finance.
H2020-872570-KYKLOS 4.0 (https://kyklos40project.eu/): KYKLOS4.0 will demonstrate, in a realistic, measurable, and replicable way the transformative effects that CPS, PLM, LCA, AR and AI technologies and methodologies will have to the Circular Manufacturing (CM) Framework. To this end, KYKLOS 4.0 will (1) perform large-scale piloting in 7 pilots to demonstrate the technical, environmental and economic viability of KYKLOS 4.0 Ecosystem to reshape intra-factory processes and services, (2) show KYKLOS 4.0 value in terms of operational efficiency improvements by at least 15%, (3) deliver resources reusable solutions (second use of material, part and components reuse) for the whole manufacturing sectors, (4) ensure scalability for future scale of novel CM technologies and services at least at the level of year 2024, (5) engage over 100 key European industry actors, (through open calls and workshops) (6) transfer knowledge and technology to increase use of KYKLOS 4.0 Ecosystem to at least 50%, (7) strengthen the position of EU CM technologies providers and sector fostering a market share of up to 12% (8) pursue a strong plan for sustainability by incubating at least 3 post-project replication sites, (9) mobilize additional sector investments of at least 6 times the EC contribution.
H2020 – 871536 – PLEDGER (http://www.pledger-project.eu/): PLEDGER aims at delivering a new architectural paradigm and a toolset that will pave the way for next generation edge computing infrastructures, tackling the modern challenges faced today and coupling the benefits of low latencies on the edge, with the robustness and resilience of cloud infrastructures. The project will deliver a set of tools and processes that will enable a) edge computing providers to enhance the stability and performance effectiveness of their edge infrastructures, through modelling the overheads and optimal groupings of concurrently running services, runtime analysis and adaptation, thus gaining a competitive advantage b) edge computing adopters to understand the computational nature of their applications, investigate abstracted and understandable QoS metrics, facilitate trust and smart contracting over their infrastructures and identify how they can balance their cost and performance to optimise their competitiveness and monitor their SLAs. By providing this toolset, the project will allow also third parties to act as independent validators of QoS features in IoT applications, enabling new decentralised applications and business models, thus filling a large gap in the emerging edge/IoT computing market landscape. The project validates its results through three use cases which are very relevant for the innovative edge/cloud computing concepts it plans to introduce: namely in manufacturing, mixed reality and smart cities application domains.
THREAD is “Extending and Enhancing Research and Development Activities”. The project is funded by Cyprus’ Research Promotion Foundation under the RESTART program. The project starts on the 1st of December 2019 and ends on the 30th of November 2022 (duration 36 months).
THREAD aims at elevating and enhancing the research and development activities of INNOV-ACTS by extending the number of proposals submitted and ensuring their high quality. Drawing on the need of INNOV-ACTS to elevate its proposal preparation procedures and enhance its network, the THREAD project encapsulates set of activities that will support INNOV-ACTS to fulfil these objectives. In particular, THREAD project supports the need to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of proposal preparation procedures, as its activities aim at the development of a database of research calls, the branding of the company with respect to the different fields of research, the development of useful templates and the transfer of know-how between team members. Along the same lines, THREAD encapsulates a set of activities that are expected to boost INNOV-ACTS outreach and synergies, including the frequent blogging of INNOV-ACTS staff members on the company’s website, the preparation of research papers and participation in local and international networking events.
Grant Agreement ID: 0916/0112