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Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze

Short description

The Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) is the executive body responsible for economic, financial and budgetary policy, planning of public investments, coordinating public expenditure and verifying its trends and tax system. In addition, MEF plays a central role in the IT enhancement process of the Italian public sector, and has participated in several projects funded by the European Commission, such as PoSeID-on, SUNFISH, INTERLINK and ETAPAS. 

Role in the project

As Project Coordinator, MEF will lead WP1 “Project Management” and will be responsible for the overall coordination of the activities, including quality assurance, risk monitoring, control of the project scheduling and progress, support to decision-making, financial and administrative coordination. Furthermore, MEF will lead Use Case 1 “Edge-decentralized data management” based on the NoiPA platform. The use case aims to validate the GLACIATION output by improving data movement and service delivery through edge technology. MEF will also contribute to project’s dissemination and communication activities.

Country
Italy

Dell Technologies

Short description

Dell Technologies (Dell) serves a key role in providing the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information. Dell Technologies enables their enterprise customers’ IT and digital business transformation through trusted hybrid cloud and big-data solutions, built upon a modern data centre infrastructure that incorporates industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage, networking, IoT and cybersecurity technologies.

Role in the project

Technical & Scientific Coordinator, Work Package Leader, Task Leader, Use Case Provider, Technology Researcher

Country
Ireland

Hiro Microdatacenters B.V

Short description

HIRO builds the next-generation edge data center technologies; the necessary hardware and software services stack to support the challenges of Big Data, ML/AI and Business Intelligence applications. HIRO delivers 'Edge as a Service' built from open source and custom built microservices deployed on high density, resilient, energy efficient edge data centers. 'Edge as a Service' allows platforms and applications to be more lightweight, focussed, and interoperable across the edge. 

Role in the project

Implementation of Glaciation in HIRO edge software stack and cognitive engine.

Country
Netherlands

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universitaet Hannover

Short description

Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) is a public research university located in Hanover, Germany. Founded on 2 May 1831, it is one of the largest and oldest science and technology universities in Germanywith more than 25000 enrolled students. It has nine faculties which offer 190 full and part degree programs in 38 fields of study.

Role in the project

Work Package Leader

Country
Germany

The Lisbon Council For Economic Competitiveness Asbl

Short description

The Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal asbl is a Brussels-based think tank and policy network.

Established in 2003 in Belgium as a non-profit, non-partisan association, the group is dedicated to making a positive contribution through cutting-edge research and by engaging political leaders and the public at large in a constructive exchange about the economic and social challenges of the 21st century.

Role in the project

LC will lead WP8 for dissemination, communication and exploitation and will also contribute for T7.3 in WP7.

Country
Belgium

Università degli Studi di Milano

Short description

Established in the 1930s, the Università degli Studi di Milano counts more than 60.000 students and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in all areas. The Computer Science Department actively performs research in most areas of computer science and technology and offers degrees in Computer Science and Technology as well as Computer Security.

Role in the project

UNIMI will contribute to the development of GLACIATION data protection techniques in WP4, also leading the work on policy model and language (T4.1) and on data sanitization (T4.3).  UNIMI will also contribute to the work in WP2, WP3, WP6, and WP8, also  leading the task on dissemination (T8.1).

Country
Italy

Università degli Studi di Bergamo

Short description

UNIBG is a public university in the Bergamo province, a major industrial area in Italy. The university has 25000 students, and 8 departments. DIGIP is the department involved in GLACIATION. UNIBG and DIGIP have been partners in many previous European projects.
 

Role in the project

The UNIBG team leads WP4 "Protection Techniques" and also contributes to WP1, WP2, WP6, WP7 and WP8.

Country
Italy

Geie Ercim

Short description

ERCIM is the European host of W3C and provides expertise in standardisation and AI

Role in the project

ERCIM provides expertise for the use of web technologies, knowledge graphs, AI and architecture of decentralized systems. ERICM will also help with the creation and standardisation of the needed vocabularies and ontologies

Country
France

Eurecom

Short description

Grand ecole and research institute in the Sophia Antipolis tech valley in the south of France pursuing cutting-edge research on Data Science, Security, and Communication Systems.

Role in the project

Dr. Raja Appuswamy from the Data Science department leads WP5 in Glaciation

Country
France

Sap Se

Short description

As a market leader in enterprise software, SAP turns businesses into intelligent, sustainable enterprises. Our applications and services enable business and public customers across 25 industries globally to operate profitably and adapt continuously. With a global network of customers, partners, and employees, SAP helps the world run better and improve people’s lives.

Role in the project

SAP’s main activities are the research and design of protection techniques for secure collaborative computation as well as an associated use case for privacy-preserving cross-company analytics.

Country
Germany

University College Cork - National University Of Ireland, Cork

Short description

The university: research, and undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The lab participating in Glaciation: Artificial Intelligence, trustworthy AI, optimisation

Role in the project

Workload placement, data movement, ethical aspects of AI

Country
Ireland

Sogei - Società Generale d'Informatica S.p.A.

Short description

Sogei is a state-owned IT company with over 40 years experience in developing digital services for the Public administration. Over 2,200 people, with consolidated know-how and a strong tendency for innovation, ensure the daily operation of its domains, services, and critical data of strategic national interest with state-of-the-art cyber security and data protection policies.

Role in the project

Sogei will support all the activities within the GLACIATION project, in particular providing the use case for “Edge-decentralized data management” and, together with MEF, will lead activities for use case deployment. ​Its involvement in all technical WP’s will contribute to technical requirements definition and architectural design to achieve the expected project results in line with legal directives, technical constraints and characteristics mandatory for Italian and European Public Administration.​

Country
Italy

Lakeside Labs Gmbh

Short description
Lakeside Labs is a non-profit society for scientific research and further development of self-organizing networked systems based in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee. The aim is to apply and improve methods of self-organization in the fields of IoT, robotics, production and transportati
Role in the project

LAKE will contribute in all tasks of WP3 Kernel architecture and development (T2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4), and it will lead T3.3 in WP3 of AI-enabled data movement Engine and contribute to all the tasks (T3.1,3.2,3.4,3.5,3.6). LAKE will also contribute in T6.2 of WP6 (Edge-Core-Cloud Platform) and in all tasks of WP7 for validation and use cases (T7.1,7.2,7.3). 

Country
Austria

Engineering - Ingegneria Informatica Spa

Short description

Engineering (ENG) is the Digital Transformation Company, leader in Italy and expanding its global footprint, with around 15,000 associates, with over 70 offices spread across Europe, the United States, and South America and global delivery.  The Engineering Group, consisting of over 70 companies in 14 countries, has been supporting the continuous evolution of companies and organizations for more than 40 years, thanks to a deep understanding of business processes in all market segments, fully leveraging the opportunities offered by advanced digital technologies and proprietary solutions.  It

Role in the project

ENG leads the design activities of the distributed architecture of GLACIATION and supports the pilots in requirements analysis. ENG is the leader of WP2 “Kernel Architecture and Development” and contributes with its know-how and technical expertise to different technical tasks in the following WPs:  WP3- AI-enabled Data movement Engine, WP4 - Protection Techniques, WP5 - Energy management techniques and WP6 - Edge-Core-Cloud Platform. ENG is involved in non-technical tasks as well and provides its support in WP1 - Project Management and WP8 - Dissemination, Communication and Exploitation.

Country
Italy

Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich

Short description

ETH Zurich is one of the world's leading universities in science and technology and is known for its cutting-edge research and innovation. It was established in 1855 as the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School, and a century and a half later the university can count 21 Nobel laureates, 2 Fields Medalists, 2 Pritzker Prize winners, and 1 Turing Award winner as alumni, including the great Albert Einstein himself.

Role in the project

ETH will be leading T5.2 in WP5 (Energy management techniques) and contribute in T5.1,5.3,5.4,5.5. ETH will also contribute in WP2 in definition and development of Kernel Architecture (T2.2,2.3,2.4), in WP3 for hardware optimized processing, integration and lab tests (T3.1,3.6), and finally in WP7 (Validation and use cases) in T7.1 and T7.3. 

Country
Switzerland

INDEPENDENT POWER TRANSMISSION OPERATOR S.A. (IPTO)

Short description

IPTO, established under Law 4001/2011, owns and operates the Hellenic Electricity Transmission System (HETS). Focused on ensuring a safe, efficient, and reliable electricity supply across Greece, IPTO upholds principles of transparency, equality, and competition in the electricity market. Committed to sustainable development, IPTO operates under a model that ensures impartial access to the transmission system for all users, striving to be among Europe's most efficient electricity transmission operators.

Role in the project

IPTO will spearhead the fourth pilot, titled "Smart IoT for Enhanced Grid Efficiency and Resilience". This initiative will integrate smart IoT devices into the grid to bridge the gap between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT), enhancing the system's efficiency and resilience. The pilot will focus on optimising data operations from an energy efficiency, green, and privacy preserving perspective in new data centres located in Attica, Cyclades, and Crete. 

Country
Greece