EUROPEAN DYNAMICS is part of the TwinERGY project towards an intelligent interconnection of prosumers in positive!

The TwinERGY project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. TwinERGY project targets to enable essential changes on how citizens and communities consume energy by empowering them to track their energy use and to proactively participate demand response programmes. The active engagement of consumers within local communities will allow them to participate in energy trading amongst them via local market schemes.

TwinERGY envisions to propose the Digital Twin intelligence for optimising demand response for residential buildings while having a positive impact on the well-being of consumers and on their ordinary activities. The Digital Twin technology relies on creating a digital copy of a physical asset, process or system. Connecting a physical asset with its Digital Twin enables testing new ideas or model scenarios in real time without interrupting the physical asset operations and users’ practices.

 

EUROPEAN DYNAMICS participates in the European Commission funded project “OneNet” (One Electrical Network Infrastructure for Europe)

EUROPEAN DYNAMICS participates in the European Commission funded project “OneNet” (One Electrical Network Infrastructure for Europe) launched in October 2020 to tackle the challenges posed to TSOs, DSOs, and Consumers in the European electricity market.

The project OneNet (One Network for Europe) is funded through the EU’s eighth Framework Programme Horizon 2020. It is titled TSO – DSO Consumer: Large-scale demonstrations of innovative grid services through demand response, storage and small-scale (RES) generation and responds to the call “Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future (LC)”.

While the electrical grid is moving from being a fully centralized to a highly decentralized system, grid operators have to adapt to this changing environment and adjust their current business model to accommodate faster reactions and adaptive flexibility. This is an unprecedented challenge requiring an unprecedented solution. For this reason, the two major associations of grid operators in Europe, ENTSO-E and EDSO, have activated their members to put together a unique consortium.

Under the leadership of Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT) and its Center for Digital Energy, the project OneNet aims at developing and demonstrating the key instruments for a European approach to energy flexibility. Many projects addressed this issue in the past, but OneNet’s scope and size are unparalleled with a total budget of over 28M Euro.

The key elements of the project are:

  • Definition of a common market design for Europe: this means standardized products and key parameters for grid services which aim at the coordination of all actors, from grid operators to customers;
  • Definition of a Common IT Architecture and Common IT Interfaces: this means not trying to create a single IT platform for all the products but enabling an open architecture of interactions among several platforms so that anybody can join any market across Europe; and
  • Large-scale demonstrators to implement and showcase the scalable solutions developed throughout the project. These demonstrators are organized in four clusters coming to include countries in every region of Europe and testing innovative use cases never validated before.

OneNet is an open project; it will benefit from cascade funding from the European Commission, and from the addition of new members to the consortium in the coming three years.

OneNet calls for the creation of a unified vision for Europe’s electricity market to which operators, consumers and stakeholders across Europe are urged to contribute.  To this end, throughout the project duration and afterwards, the project will develop and maintain the open forum initiative “GRIFOn”, a platform to freely discuss results with all relevant stakeholders external to the project and collect their feedback.

Original Grant Patent IT System for the Government of Hong Kong

EUROPEAN DYNAMICS was awarded a contract for the supply of the Original Grant Patent IT System for the Intellectual Property Department (IPD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The project concerns the design, supply, delivery, installation, commissioning, implementation, nursing and 10-year system support and maintenance of the Original Grant Patent IT System (OGPIS). The OGPIS is based on ED’s electronic Intellectual Property System (eIPS) and implements the newly introduced Patent regulations which include the introduction of an “original grant” patent (OGP) system in Hong Kong, while retaining the initial re-registration system and refining the short-term patent system.

The implementation stage was successfully concluded and the OGPIS system is in operation since December 2019.

EUROPEAN DYNAMICS coordinates a blockchain-based knowledge management software ecosystem for the Next-Generation Internet

EUROPEAN DYNAMICS selected by the European Commission to coordinate the co-design, development and implementation of the Horizon 2020 ONTOCHAIN project, a blockchain-based knowledge management software ecosystem for the Next-Generation Internet.

The ONTOCHAIN research and innovation action is part of the European Next Generation Internet (NGI) initiative to re-shape the Internet into a more human-centric network focusing on values of privacy, collaboration and diversity. The Semantic Web and associated services now make it possible for people from all over the world to participate in the generation and use of knowledge like never before. And this knowledge represented in a machine-readable format is now being served to end-users and application developers through simple interfaces. However, the way it is generated, curated and stored raises concerns. In particular, the number of these Internet-based services is so small that they have become increasingly influential in the past decades. This concentration of information into the hands of a few widely used services, makes citizens everywhere at risk of being presented partial or biased information reflecting the viewpoint of their provider.

To face this threat, Semantic Web and blockchain will be combined to provide a trusted knowledge backbone for Internet users. Our trusted knowledge software ecosystem will be built by a large, open body of European stakeholders, supported by the ONTOCHAIN consortium that will follow agile software development methods. European innovators will be invited in the co-creation process via three successive open calls:

  • Call #1: Research –Stakeholders from different vertical sectors will be invited to produce functional and technical specifications for the ONTOCHAIN framework.
  • Call #2: Foundations –Experts and enthusiasts will be invited to build components of the ONTOCHAIN framework, guided by real use-cases and results produced during the first year.
  • Call #3: Application & Experimentation – Building on results from the first two calls, practitioners will be invited to implement real-world technical solutions and business applications contributing to a sustainable and democratic ecosystem.

As a decentralized ontology service, ONTOCHAIN will ensure trust in data and will create novel business models that fairly remunerate information and service providers with a massive impact on various application domain such as finance, energy, social networking and fact-checking, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing and many more.

EUROPEAN DYNAMICS was awarded a contract by FRONTEX, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency

EUROPEAN DYNAMICS was awarded a framework contract by FRONTEX for the provision of software development and maintenance services supporting joint operations with European Union member states at European borders, as well as administrative tasks.

The technological landscape of FRONTEX comprises Microsoft-based information systems (.NET, SharePoint, MS-SQL) in an Azure environment and ESRI (ArcGIS) products. Major information systems under this contract support FRONTEX operations, such as screening, debriefing, identification and fingerprinting of migrants as well as forced returns of people who cannot legitimize their stay within the EU.

EUROPEAN DYNAMICS is part of the SHOP4CF R&D project, concerning Connected Factories

The SHOP4CF R&D project is financed by the European Commission under H2020. It aims to find the right balance between cost-effective automation, repetitive tasks and involve the human workers in areas such as adaptability, creativity and agility where they create the biggest added value. Moreover, it also aims to pursue the highly-connected factory model to reap the benefits of all the data generated within the factory. Tapping into those data streams and human capital requires creating favorable technological, economical and societal conditions. SHOP4CF will do so by relying on the following:

  • A platform developed on an open architecture encompassing technologies based on RAMI 4.0 and FIWARE Technologies which can support humans in production activities and providing basic implementation as a free, open-source solution. Including 30 components developed within SHOP4CF project by top RTOs from all over Europe.
  • Implementing pilots acting as the testing facilities and seeds for adoption of the platform. 4 large scale pilots lead by industrial leaders in Europe and 30 FSTP Pilots selected through 5 competitive open calls that will receive technical, business and access to investment support.
  • A marketplace as one-stop-shop for SMEs (developers and end users) to access essential services for digital transformation including business modelling, technical support, access to skills and finance.
  • Building a vibrant and growing community around the platform necessary to create the adoption critical mass.
  • Leading pre-standardization activities in the areas of collaborative robotics, AGVs and use of IoT devices on the shopfloor. SHOP4CF will continue its operations with a self-sustainable non-profit association with members all over Europe that could be integrated with the one created by DIH2 project. SHOP4CF will demonstrate that public funded research can help SMEs & Mid-Caps achieve digital excellence and global competitiveness through adopting advanced robotics solutions in human-centric digitalization.

BiDaCus – A Big Data Analytics platform for e-Customs and e-Taxation!

As a part of the EPAnEK 2014-2020 Operational Programme (Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship, Innovation), BiDaCUs is a 28-month research project launched in March 2018.

EUROPEAN DYNAMICS has been awarded a World Bank funded Framework Agreement to implement e-Government Procurement to 35 Nigerian States

The Kaduna State of Nigeria, acting as Lead Purchaser of the all Nigerian States, has awarded to EUROPEAN DYNAMICS (ED) a World Bank sponsored framework agreement for the gradual implementation of ED’ e-PPS Electronic Procurement platform throughout 35 States of Nigeria. Each State shall enter into a separate contract with ED and will implement a dedicated instance of e-PPS for all its public procurement procedures.

The States, through the deliberations at the Nigeria Governor Forum (NGF), have decided to embark on the deployment of a centralized Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) e-Procurement solution across the states and for this reason they have selected ED and its line of Electronic Public Procurement products and services.

The Framework Agreement is an important element of the World Bank’s States Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Program for Results (PforR) initiative and in particular towards “improved procurement practices for increased transparency and value for money”.

RESIST – The RESilient transport InfraSTructure to extreme events!

As a part of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, RESIST is a three-year research project launched in September 2018, consisting of 17 partners from 9 countries.

EUROPEAN DYNAMICS is part of the iProduce R&D project concerning Factories of the Future

The iProduce R&D project is financed by the European Commission under H2020. Democratized innovation holds undeniable promise for European producers, but the integration with corporate innovation practices is in its infancy. While the interest is real, it is still neither easy nor efficient for producers –especially SMEs to benefit from collaborative production. The iPRODUCE project takes well proven concepts and approaches (from DIY manufacturing, FabLabs, Makerspace), and aims to upscale them through innovative technology solutions and to install them in well-connected multi-stakeholder ecosystems under an umbrella concept of collaborative Manufacturing Demonstration Facilities (cMDF)”.

A social-manufacturing platform enables multi-stakeholder interactions and collaborations to support user-driven open-innovation and co-creation. At the heart of the iPRODUCE platform is an open digital space supported by a set of innovative tools that cover matchmaking, secure interactions, generative product design, process orchestration, agile prototyping, usability evaluations and lifecycle management. These technical tools are complemented with a strong social component that aims at easing the notorious hardship of engagement with makers and aim to open up to new maker segments, while we improve on SoA tools for Lead User Innovation identification.