As a part of the EPAnEK 2014-2020 Operational Programme (Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship, Innovation), BiDaCUs is a 28-month research project launched in March 2018.
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”.
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.
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.
EUROPEAN DYNAMICS was awarded by the Publications Office of the EU a contract for the support, maintenance and evolution of the EUR-Lex IT system and portal (https://eur-lex.europa.eu), containing the entire European Union legislation, European treaties and case law related to the application of EU law. EUR-Lex is one of the most visited European Commission portals, containing more than 1 million documents in all the official EU languages and with about 5 million visits monthly. A search engine in all the European languages is available.
EUROPEAN DYNAMICS developed the first EUR-Lex service in the year 1997. This is a continuation of a previous contract, also delivered by EUROPEAN DYNAMICS.
The FARCROSS is an R&D project financed by the European Commission under H2020. To achieve its energy goals, EU needs to establish a geographically large market by initially improving its cross-border electricity interconnections. A geographically large market, based on imports and exports of electricity, could increase the level of competition, boost the EU’s security of electricity supply and integrate more renewables into energy markets.
Electricity should, as far as possible, flow between Member States as easily as it currently flows within Member States, so as to increase sustainability potential and real competition as well as to drive economic efficiency of the energy system. To this end, FARCROSS aims to address this challenge by connecting major stakeholders of the energy value chain and demonstrating integrated hardware and software solutions that will facilitate the “unlocking” of the resources for the crossborder electricity flows and regional cooperation. The project will promote state-of-the-art technologies to enhance the exploitation/capacity/efficiency of transmission grid assets, either on the generation or the transmission level. The hardware and software solutions will increase grid observability to facilitate system operations at a regional level, exploit the full potential of transmission corridors for increased electricity flows that will facilitate transition to flow-based regional market coupling, consider cross-border connections and their specific ICT and grid infrastructure, planning to use a wide-area protection approach to ensure the safe integration of renewable energy sources into the grid, mitigate disturbances, increase power system stability. An innovative regional forecasting platform will be demonstrated for improved prognosis of renewable generation and demand response and a capacity reserves optimization tool will be tested to maximize cross-border flows. The non-harmonization of national regulation will be studied and measures will be recommended to avoid distortion of the technology benefits.
EUROPEAN DYNAMICS offered as part of its social responsibility plan, EUR 100.000 to support actions for the treatment of patients infected with the COVID-19 virus against the COVID-19 epidemic. The group follows the evolution of the epidemic and remains ready to undertake additional actions in due course.
EUROPEAN DYNAMICS takes the opportunity to thank its staff all over the world, who cooperated for the successful implementation of the group’s Business Continuity Plan.
EUROPEAN DYNAMICS was awarded two important contracts by EMSA concerning the support and further development of the Central Organisation Database (COD), the Central Locations Database (CLD) and the European Index Center (EIC) of the SafeSeaNet (SSN) system.
SSN is a vessel traffic monitoring and information system enhancing maritime safety, port & maritime security and marine environment protection. COD and CLD are central databases containing information related to public and private organisations involved with SSN. EIC is a central module of SSN, which locates and retrieves information on vessels.
EUROPEAN DYNAMICS is a strategic IT partner of EMSA.
The FORESIGHT project is financed by the European Commission under H2020. It aims to develop a federated cyber-range solution to enhance the preparedness of cybersecurity professionals at all levels and advance their skills towards preventing, detecting, reacting and mitigating sophisticated cyber-attacks. This is achieved by delivering an ecosystem of networked realistic training and simulation platforms that collaboratively bring unique cyber-security aspects from the aviation, smart grid and naval domains. The proposed platform will extend the capabilities of existing cyber-ranges and will allow the creation of complex cross-domain / hybrid scenarios to be built jointly with the IoT domain. Emphasis is given on the design and implementation of realistic and dynamic scenarios that are based on identified and forecasted trends of cyberattacks and vulnerabilities extracted from cyber-threat intelligence gathered from the dark web; this will enable cybersecurity professionals to rapidly adapt to an evolving threat landscape.
The EU Delegation to Moldova and the Ministry of Finance in Moldova, entered into an agreement with EUROPEAN DYNAMICS (ED), to re-design and develop MTender, a reliable, secure and highly configurable Electronic Procurement platform to support the management of all public procurement processes automating all national processes and the requirements of Contracting Authorities.
The system to be deployed shall cover the full e-procurement cycle, including procurement planning and aggregation of plans. It will also comprise e-contracting, e-ordering, e-invoicing and payment, as well as monitoring planning, procurement and contract execution adhering to the Open Contracting Data Standard principles.
ED shall also ensure that all public procurement stakeholders are capacitated and trained to use the new e-procurement system.