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Research and Development at BlueSoft

As system integration, Cloud, Big Data, AI and Machine Learning experts, we take part in initiatives of the EU and the National Center for Research and Development, believing in the global trend of Circular Economy.

 

   

The European Commission’s stance

On 2 July 2014, the European Commission published the Communication “Towards a thriving data-driven economy”, in which it presented the growth of Big Data as a source of opportunities to create new workplaces and achieve economic growth. According to the Commission, strategic cooperation in the form of a Public-Private Partnership plays a key role in the development of data-driven society and stimulating the best practices in the context of building a data-driven economy. In reference to this fact, a sufficiently well-determined Public-Private Partnership would be the most effective way to implement the Horizon 2020 programme in the area of Big Data, particularly in what concerns the desired scale of influence, engaged resources and importance of long-term engagement.

Current conditions

By 2020, the Internet of Things will influence the economy through 34 billion of devices distributed in the sectors of city infrastructure, transportation, smart houses, industrial systems, healthcare and the military. The touch point of the digital and the physical world triggers a great potential in the industry, which can be used in order to achieve a competitive, viable and resource-efficient economy.

Polish IoT market value (milions USD)

*IDC Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide, November 2016

The size and dynamics of the growth of Polish IoT market segments

*IDC Poland Internet of Things Market 2016-2020 Forecast

The ongoing Fourth Economic Revolution leads to new initiatives, such as the 5G mobile network, which enable implementing efficient and flexible solutions to support endless numbers of diverse devices, bringing us closer to the vision of a sustainable Circular Economy.

Research and development programmes in which we participate:

HORIZON 2020

Horizon 2020 is the largest European Union programme concerning scientific research and innovation so far. Its aim is to bring about world-class science and technology in Europe. The result of the programme should be an increase in the number of breakthrough achievements and discoveries by transferring exceptional ideas from laboratories to the market. The programme combines scientific opportunities, a leading position in the industry and social challenges. It is also seeking to reduce barriers to the development of innovation and to facilitate cooperation between the public and private sector in order to tackle the challenges facing the society.

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SEMIoTICS: Smart End-to-end Massive IoT Interoperability, Connectivity and Security

Call: H2020-IOT-2017

Duration: 36 months (01/2018 – 12/2020)

Budget: 4,995,915 €

SEMIoTICS aims to develop a pattern-driven framework, built upon existing IoT platforms. One of the main aims is  to enable and guarantee secure and dependable actuation and semi-autonomic behaviour in IoT/IIoT applications. Dynamic and self-adaptable monitoring mechanisms supporting integrated and predictive monitoring will meet current challenges of IoT domain. SEMIoTICS will address one of the biggest challenges of today’s world which is providing end-to-end security, privacy, accountability and user control (across 3 layers: things’, network and IoT platforms).

The practicality of the SEMIoTICS approach will be validated using three diverse usage scenarios in the areas of renewable energy (addressing IIoT), healthcare (focusing on human-centric IoT), and smart sensing (covering both IIoT and IoT); and will be offered through an open API.

Thanks to BlueSoft expertise, we are responsible for framework architecture design, system integration & API design along with cloud&IoT platforms integration.

Consortium Partners:

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (Germany)

Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece)

Centre Tecnologic De Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (Spain)

Sphynx Technology Solutions AG (Switzerland)

Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica SPA (Italy)

STMicroelectronics SRL (Italy)

Universitat Passau (Germany)

IQuadrat Informatica SL (Spain)

BlueSoft Sp. z o.o. (Poland)

CE-IoT: A Framework for Pairing Circular Economy and IoT: IoT as an enabler of the Circular Economy and circularity-by-design as an enabler for IoT

Call:  H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017

Duration: 48 months (07/2018 – 06/2022)

Project budget: 1.692.000 €

The CE IoT project facilitates  interplay between Circular Economy and IoT. Core focus and benefit will be development of novel circular economy business models and service supply chains to unlock CE-IoT synergies in order to generate direct value for customers/end-users. Design of open, circular-by-design IoT architecture, where “smart” IoT objects (e.g., sensors, devices, systems and components) are integrated in the IoT ecosystem through patterns will maximize IoT resource and data harvesting in a new breed of circular-bydesign IoT ecosystems.

Big Data and Machine learning along with cloud and architecture competencies are the key areas where BlueSoft contributes to the project.

Consortium Partners:

Ecole Nationale Des Ponts et Chaussees (France)

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge (UK)

Cablenet Communication System LTD (Cyprus)

Nodalpoint Systems Ltd. (Greece)

Deloitte Bedrijfsrevisoren (Belgium)

BlueSoft Sp. z o.o. (Poland)

IDEAL-CITIES: Intelligence-Driven Urban Internet-of-Things Ecosystems for Trustworthy and Circular Smart Citiesfor IoT

Call: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017

Duration: 48 months (07/2018 – 06/2022)

Project budget: 1 155 474,00 PLN

The project focuses on developing an open modular platform for building adaptive Internet-of-Things and Participatory Sensing (IoTPS) based Smart City applications. One of the paramount aspect of the framework is Big Data analytics and Cloud services support. Such an approach will contribute to the city’s circular economy by optimizing resource utilization and extending the lifecycle of the IoT-enabled devices through intelligent asset management.  IDEAL-CITIES outcomes will increase urban life quality, safety and inclusivity by enabling citizens and authorities to produce and exchange contextualised distributed intelligence and information in real-time, in a trustworthy and sustainable manner.

Consortium Partners:

Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece)

Ecole Nationale Des Ponts et Chaussees (France)

Bournemouth University (UK)

Cablenet Communication System LTD (Cyprus)

Nodalpoint Systems Ltd. (Greece)

BlueSoft Sp. z o.o. (Poland)

BIO-PHOENIX

Call: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018

Duration: 48 months (01 Jul 2019 – 31 Dec 2023)

Project budget: €1,324,800.00

The overall aim of BIO-PHOENIX is to create a fundamentally different paradigm of designing and implementing software systems with a bio-inspired, co-DNA based capability for self-organisation and self-reconstruction, resilient to extensive damage. In the long term, this paradigm shift can trigger the development of supporting technologies related to the specification, testing, re-engineering and verification of such systems, as well as specialised platforms for executing co-DNA models on CCI devices with special characteristics (e.g., limited energy and computational capacities). It can also lead to new research and tools regarding the realisation and preservation of quality and security processes in co-DNA based systems, as well as tools and technologies supporting co-DNA based systems in specific domains, as for example, software systems supporting critical infrastructures, emergency response and crisis/disaster management systems, medical systems, and safety-critical systems.

Consortium Partners:

Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece)

Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Greece)

Cablenet Communication Systems LTD (Cyprus)

SPHYNX Technology Solutions AG (Switzerland)

Ecole Nationale Des Ponts Et Chaussees (France)

BlueSoft Sp. z o.o. (Poland)

SmartShip

Call: H2020-MSCA-RISE-2018

Duration: 48 months ( 01 Apr 2019 – 31 Mar 2023)

Project budget: €1,472,000.00

SmartShip aims to bring together Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) of focused Universities, Research Institutions and Companies oriented into the maritime sector in order to build a holistic integrated ICT-based framework for the sustainable, individualized and completely automated energy management of ships. To accomplish this, it will take advantage of all the know-how that the consortium brings to the project referring to ICT technologies such as Data Analytics, IoT exploitation, DSS use, visualization tools, optimization algorithms and tools and Circular Economy approach methods. Smartship aims to offer a multi-layer optimization in the fields of fuel consumption, energy efficiency and emissions control management, in full respect to the implementation of the requirements of maritime sector regulations and taking into account applications of circular economy concepts in the maritime as well. Knowledge exchange between the partners that are already involved in the maritime sector, the ICT technology industry partners and the academia partners is one of the major Smartship’s objectives and will be materialised through corresponding secondments during the whole project’s timeplan. These synergies aim to build stronger collaboration relationships between the partners with respect to their future exploitation beyond Smartship project. Summing up Smartship will capitalise on available COTS technologies and will deliver an ICT & IoT-enabled holistic cloud-based maritime performance & monitoring system, for the entire lifecycle of a ship, aimed to optimise energy efficiency, emissions reduction and fuel consumption, whist introducing circular economy concepts in the maritime field.

Consortium Partners:

Danaos Shipping Company Limited (Greece)

Information Technology for Market Leadership (Greece)

Epsilon Malta Limited (Malta)

Technische Universitaet Braunschweig (Germany)

Harokopio University (Greece)

Ecole Nationale Des Ponts Et Chaussees (France)

BlueSoft Sp. z o.o. (Poland)

The task of the National Center for Research and Development is the management and performance of strategic programmes, scientific research and development work which have a direct impact on the development of innovation. NCRD supports the use of scientific research results in economy, builds awareness of industrial property protection and the possibilities of obtaining an international patent protection. The Center also ensures appropriate conditions for the development of researchers, making it possible to increase their qualifications in entrepreneurship, intellectual property management and research results commercialization.

Innova engine multi

Duration: 11/2017 – 12/2019

Project budget: 1 136 085,60 PLN

Innovative engine for online, cross-platform multiplayer gameplay for mobile games, along with a set of tools necessary for system testing, based on the Entity Component System (ECS).

Funded by the National Center for Research and Development, European Union Regional Development Fund, Operational Programme Smart Growth 2014-2020

Lusscross platform mb

Duration: 11/2017 – 12/2019

Project budget: 1 155 474,00 PLN

Innovative universal system supporting cross-platform mobile gaming in user management and delivery of new content for applications.

Funded by the National Center for Research and Development, European Union Regional Development Fund, Operational Programme Smart Growth 2014-2020nteligentny Rozwój 2014-2020.

Research areas

Big data

Why it matters?

Big Data provides the opportunity to make better decisions – not only in business. In large-scale research, it enables more effective designing of the further development of economy.

Machine Learning

Why it matters?

Machine Learning is a useful tool for the development of Artificial Intelligence. In combination with Big Data, it is a powerful tool which gives us the opportunity to shape our future.

AI

Why it matters?

Artificial Intelligence is a tool which goes beyond the intellectual capacities of people, giving us the opportunity to set and achieve ambitious goals in economic transformation.

Cloud

Why it matters?

The cloud environment perfectly matches the goals of Circular Economy, as it enables departure from producing uncontrollable amounts of documents.

Integration

Why it matters?

Integration is the communicative core of IoT. Without system integration, it would be impossible to create the Internet of Things.