Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
The Italian National Research Council (CNR) is the main public research organization of Italy. The CNR consists of about 100 different research institutes that span from human sciences to engineering sciences.
The security group of the Institute of Telematics and Informatics (IIT-CNR) in Pisa runs research and development activities in cyber-security. The group consists of about 25 persons, ranging from researchers to Ph.D. students and software engineers.
In the Internet sector, IIT represents the Italian Registry in charge with the registration and management of domain names within the country code top level domain “it” (ISO 3166). Due to this activity, IIT interacts with around 1400 Italian and foreign Internet Service Providers.
As part of the CNR, the security group has a significant expertise on cloud security, usage control and distributed security in general. Specifically, the group developed several technologies for Data Sharing Agreements managements as well as advanced usage control techniques. They currently lead the FP7 funded Network of Excellence of Engineering Secure Software and Systems (NESSoS). Moreover, they coordinate the CNR Interdepartmental Security Project, for the prevention of any action that may be harmful to society, humans, and organizations in Italy, with special emphasis to cyber security and critical infrastructure protection.
These researchers are (or have been) involved, with several roles, in national and European projects FP6-FP7: among the other, NESSoS, Aniketos, Coco-Cloud, CAMINO, Connect, Contrail, SESAMO, Consequence, Sensoria, S3MS, GridTrust. They are also active in EIT ICT Labs projects and leading some security activities.
Centria University of Applied Sciences
Centria Cyber Security Laboratory is a closed and secure research and test environment. We have secure remote access and necessary software and devices to detect deficiencies.
Virtualization allows adjustable hardware, operating system and environment configurations and can be combined with real hardware for testing purposes if necessary.
Thorough lab testing reveals possible issues whether they are software or hardware related. Laboratory is also fully equipped for wireless network testing including all common wireless protocols. We also provide on-site vulnerability testing for discovering insecure or inefficient network solutions.
Centria Research & Development is a research unit of Centria University of Applied Science. There are about 70 people working in Centria research teams of different expertise. There are about 115 R&D projects ongoing each year, currently with 26 international projects underway. The aim of Centria R&D is to develop the expertise for the companies and organizations, in order to enhance their activities and competitiveness. The goal is to both provide and create new knowledge, skills and technologies for the local businesses and industries. In this project the ICT teams working with SW development, wireless communication and sensor-related technologies are heavily involved.
The current research areas consist of cyber security and artificial intelligence and harvesting, sensoring and communications and IoT solutions and platforms. Typical application areas are in public communication networks, animals, vehicles, buildings and industrial business cases.
Centria teams have solid experience in executing international projects. Especially piloting and building of functional technology demonstrations in real-life context have received attention and satisfied feedback throughout the years.
Centria act as a country coordinator and will be responsible at the international cooperation between Finnish and international partners. Centria has coordinated earlier international projects, such Celtic+ CyberWI.
RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden
RISE – Research Institutes of Sweden is the largest public-sector research institute in Sweden, with about 2800 employees, 30% of whom are PhDs. RISE is an independent state-owned research institute offering unique expertise for future-proof technologies, products and services.
In international collaboration with companies, academia and the public sector, RISE contributes to a competitive business community and a sustainable society.
The RISE Cybersecurity Unit involved in this project is the largest public-sector cybersecurity research group in Sweden, and focuses on the following areas of expertise: Secure System Design, IoT Security, Communication Security, Access Control, Cloud Security, Software Security, and Secure Virtualization and Trusted Computing.
In the area of communication security, the Cybersecurity Unit actively shapes the security of the next generation of network infrastructures, as well as of novel authentication and authorization protocols. This has covered different application and technological areas, and especially Internet of Things, Wireless Sensor Networks and Critical Infrastructures.
Outcomes from these activities include Open Source SW releases, several patents, an extensive collection of publications in renowned international venues, as well as contributions to international standardization bodies, especially in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
Ericsson is one of the leading providers of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to service providers. We enable the full value of connectivity by creating game-changing technology and services that are easy to use, adopt, and scale, making our customers successful in a fully connected world.
Ericsson Research is the central research organization within Ericsson. Our mission is to provide Ericsson with advanced system concepts, technology and methodology and to secure long-term competitive product positioning.
Security is one of the research areas within Ericsson Research hosting the key personnel from Ericsson contributing to this project. Ericsson Research’s work to develop a secure 5G system standard is described here:
F-Secure is a Finnish cyber security and privacy company based in Helsinki, Finland. The company has 20 country offices and a presence in more than 100 countries, with Security Lab operations in Helsinki, Finland and in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The company’s turnover was over 190m euro in 2018. The company develops and sells antivirus, password management, endpoint security, and other cyber security products and services.
With Radar Managed Services vulnerability scanning and Rapid Detection Service as flagship products, the company continues to expand into the corporate market.
Intel Deutschland GmbH
In 1976 Intel established its first office in Munich, Feldkirchen, which became the headquarters of Intel Deutschland GmbH. Today the city is home to around 3,500 employees working around Munich.
Intel’s largest campus is situated in Neubiberg, Germany, and houses its core business – developing modem technologies and solutions to enable next-generation wireless connectivity. It is also the hub of some of Intel’s transformative businesses – such as autonomous driving. As Germany is home to some of the largest car manufacturers in the world, it makes it the perfect place for employees to work on research and development, and engineering in the automotive space. In 2016, Intel acquired start-up Ascending Technologies, adding drones to the portfolio.
The legal entity participating to this project proposal is incorporated as ‘Intel Deutschland GmbH’, a fully owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation, which is a multinational company that designs, manufactures and sells data centers, computer components, and wireless and connectivity solutions. The products portfolio includes, but is not limited to, microprocessors for different market segments (ranging from data centers in the cloud to low power client devices at the edge of the Internet of Things), programmable logic devices, non-volatile memory devices, and wired and wireless connectivity devices (including those for cellular communications). Intel is currently investing significant resources into standardization, research and development of technologies related to 5G and beyond 5G wireless communication systems.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that very promising new enabling technologies as Multi-access Edge Computing, advanced spectrum management techniques, cloud RAN, Network virtualization function and slicing mechanisms are also in focus. Intel Deutschland is a very active participant at the regional, national and European funding levels, being an active contributor to several collaborative research projects (around twenty in the last five years).
Politecnico di Torino
Established in 1859, POLITO is the oldest technical University in Italy and one of the most prestigious public institutions in Italy for education and research in engineering, architecture and design. Ranking among the first twenty European technical universities, it is globally recognized as a high-quality centre for education and research.
The Department of Control and Computer Engineering in POLITO hosts a strong group of faculty members (including 2 IEEE Fellows) working in the area of embedded system design, with emphasis on power optimization, test, reliability, security and design validation.
Sensative develops and sell sensors, platforms and services for smart buildings, cities and utility companies. The company was founded in 2013 in Sweden and is growing rapidly with global sales targeting a total revenue of 2.5 MEUR 2019.
The main products in our portfolio are Strips, a family of extremely thin wireless IoT sensors with 10 years battery life for buildings and Yggio, the middleware “OS” for smart buildings and cites creating an open horizontal IoT architecture and an open and competitive marketplace for IoT service providers.
Yggio is compatible with EU funded open source standard FIWARE API (NGSIv2) and data model to support the idea of compatibility to support data sharing and service portability.
Sensative is a strong believer of open source and open/horizontal business models. We are supporting growing eco-system of IoT service partners and we are hosting OIL (Open IoT Labs), a 700 m2 large co-working space where Sensative and other IoT companies works together to create IoT products, services and better business together.
Luminem SRLs is a SME, focused on developing opensource solutions and provide consulting and training service on a plethora of different technologies. Its current focus is on foster better software resilience by promoting the use of Rust and showcasing how using it can lead to more predictable results while providing top notch performance.
Riots Global Oy
Riots Global Oy (Ltd.) is an IoT-oriented company from Kempele, Northern Finland. Riots Global Oy designs and manufactures small, interconnecting smart devices to be placed in buildings to monitor and control different aspects and functionalities in the building. Riots’ goal is to bring building automation to the next, simpler level and to enable optimisation, intelligent machine learning, and effective use of big data both in the construction phase of a building as well as through its whole life cycle. Collecting real data from actual buildings combined with the easy and real-time access to that data in a cloud service in order to automate and optimise the buildings’ functionalities in real time makes living and housing more comfortable, sustainable, and ecological – in other words, better and smarter.
Since its establishment in 2015, Riots Global Oy has focused on product development and both widening and strengthening its product portfolio. One of the company’s assets is strong know-how in embedded systems, information technology, and data transfer security. Because the Riots solutions are based on Riots devices creating a local Riots network as well as communicating with other systems and platforms over a variety of interfaces, a high level of security in data transfer within the network has been in the centre of the company’s product development from the beginning.
The Riots solutions (all accessible from the cloud-based user interface) include: heating system control; floor heating control; ventilation system control; room temperature and humidity monitoring; water leak monitoring; apartment-level monitoring of the usage of water, electricity, and energy; access control; lighting control; and building automation interfaces (the Riots system is compatible with several commercial automation systems available).
DoMO is a smart-home-integrated solution that provides smart lighting and shutter control and allows monitoring of the energy consumption of different appliances. In addition, DoMO provides advanced temperature management and alarm systems, multimedia and irrigation control. DoMO makes use of i) cheap non-invasive sensors and actuators that are installed inside the customers’ houses and ii) a number of WiFi gateways where the system intelligence resides. In spite of other commercial smart home systems, DoMO is completely decentralized, tolerant to network partitions and system failures, and completely local (i.e., it has no dependence on the cloud). DoMO provides a B2B fully customizable solution and platform for smart home technicians and installers.
Intelligentsia Consultants Sàrl
Intelligentsia Consultants provides high-quality, knowledge-based consultancy services to support research and innovation in private and public organisations. We have over 20 years’ experience of managing R&D and innovation projects on behalf of universities, public research organisations and private companies.
Our experience of EU funding schemes dates back to the European Commission’s Fourth RTD Framework Programme (1994-1998). During the past 10 years, we have worked on project coordination, project management, dissemination, and/or training across 20 FP7 and 20 H2020 projects spanning a wide range of research topics (e.g. aerospace, agrifood, ICT, nanomaterials and physics).