During the first week of October 2016, Almende participated in the kickoff meeting of the vf-OS project, an Horizon 2020 European project, running for the coming 3 years. The vf-OS project aims at the creation of the tooling needed for supporting smart factories, taking an open-data approach to enhance collaboration, efficiency and by effect productivity of the manufacturing industry. Almendes input is centered around service orchestration, personal situation awareness and data portals. It is our ambition to approach these portals in a fully distributed way, in adherence to our core competence on Distributed Intelligent Systems.
Project KRISTINA short-listed for Innovation Radar Prize 2016
Some great news from the KRISTINA project! Our innovation "Web-based platform for supporting virtual agents" has been short-listed for the Innovation Radar Prize 2016 of the Horizon2020 Program! This means that we are considered to be among the top 10 Research and Innovation Actions of the ICT subprogram with respect to the innovation potential.
Today we're hosting the pre-kick-off of our new project: DIGICOR. The consortium, consisting of parties from several European countries, is meeting in De Nieuwe Poort in Rotterdam today, with a lunch accompanied by live piano music. Here's the first group picture. We're looking forward to a good collaboration!
Decentralised Agile Coordination Across Supply Chains - DIGICOR will provide an open platform, tools and services that allow European companies to create and operate collaborative networks across the value chain.
Virtual Factory Open Operating System - The goal of the vf-OS project is to develop an Open Operating System for Virtual Factories, composed by a Virtual Factory System Kernel (vf-SK), a Virtual Factory Application Programming Interface (vf-API) and a Virtual Factory Middleware (vf-MW). An Open Applications Development Kit (vf-OAK) will be provided to software developers for deploying Manufacturing Smart Applications for industrial users, using the Manufacturing Applications Store (vf-mApp) at the Virtual Factory Platform (vf-P).
Open Platform voor Smart data in Combinatie met Holistische Analyse Leidend tot Energie Reductie - Het doel van OPSCHALER is het ontwikkelen van hulpmiddelen voor huishoudens, VVE's, woningcorporaties en gemeentes om op basis van verbruiksdata uit slimme energiemeters en op basis van verbruikersinformatie de werkelijke besparingspotentiëlen in bestaande woningen beter in beeld te krijgen en zo barrières voor investeringen in energiebesparing en energiemanagement weg te nemen.
Smart Grids: Building Energy Management Systems: The Art of Optimizing Energy Supply and Demand for Comfort - Optimizing energy consumption by connecting Smart Grids to Building Energy Management Systems.
Modeling Optimization of Energy Efficiency in Buildings for Urban Sustainability - MOEEBIUS is an answer to H2020-EeB-2015 call in the topic 'new tools and methodologies to reduce the gap between predicted and actual energy performances at the level of buildings and blocks of buildings'.
The new H2020 project will provide an open platform, tools and services that allows European companies to create and operate collaborative networks across the value chain. The project will develop novel collaboration and management concepts and implement into a collaboration platform and related tools for the setup and coordination of the collaboration networks. In particular, the project addresses the integration of non-traditional, small but innovative companies or service providers into the complex supply chain of large OEM. The project will significantly reduce the burden to setup production networks and collaboration between SME, will shorten the needed time to jointly respond to business opportunities and to enter supply chains of large manufacturers and will simplify the management and control of the production and logistics in execution.
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