Barcelona, November 2019
At Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), the leading international event for cities, Worldsensing is once again one of the Event Partners, and will exhibit at booth #411. In addition to showcasing how its Internet of Things technology helps build more resilient cities, the Worldsensing Innovation team promotes four projects which are part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
Over ten years ago, Worldsensing set out to develop innovative technology with the potential to overcome global challenges. To stay in touch with the latest trends and technological developments, the company is part of several publicly funded research projects which are conducted in close collaboration with academia and European partners. At SCEWC, booth visitors have the opportunity to learn more about four of them: 5GCroCo, HARVESTORE, mF2C and STOP-IT.
The possibility of providing connected, cooperative and autonomous mobility (CCAM) services in different countries when vehicles traverse various national borders has huge innovative business potential. However, the seamless provision of connectivity and the uninterrupted delivery of services along borders also poses interesting technical challenges. The situation is particularly challenging given the multi-country, multi-operator, multi-telco-vendor, and multi-vehicle-OEM scenario of any cross-border layout.
Motivated by this, 5GCroCo brings together a strong consortium from both European automotive and mobile communications industries, with the explicit support or road traffic authorities and the respective national governments (through letters of support), to develop innovation at the intersection of these two industrial sectors. The aim is to define a successful path towards the provision of CCAM services for cross-border scenarios and reduce the uncertainties of a real 5G cross-border deployment. 5GCroCo aims at trialing 5G technologies in the cross-border corridor connecting the cities of Metz-Merzig-Luxembourg, traversing the borders between France, Germany and Luxembourg. Find out more: www.5gcroco.eu
A breakthrough in micro-energy harvesting and storage technologies is required to cover the increasing demand of autonomous wireless sensor nodes (WSN) for the future Internet of Things (IoT), which is considered one of the five technologies that will change the world by connecting 27 billion devices and generating €2 trillion market by 2025.
The HARVESTORE project aims to power these IoT nodes from ubiquitous heat and light sources by using nano-enabled microenergy systems with a footprint below 1cm3. Using disruptive concepts from the emerging Nanoionics and Iontronics disciplines, which deal with the complex interplay between electrons and ions in the nanoscale, a radically new family of all-solid state micro-energy sources able to harvest and store energy at the same time will be developed. Find out more: www.harvestore.eu
With the number of devices exponentially growing globally, new cloud and fog models are expected to emerge, paving the way for shared, collaborative, extensible mobile, volatile and dynamic compute, storage and network infrastructure. When put together, cloud and fog computing create a new stack of resources, which we refer to as Fog-to-Cloud (F2C), creating the need for a new, open and coordinated management ecosystems.
The mF2C proposal sets the goal of designing an open, secure, decentralized, multi-stakeholder management framework, including novel programming models, privacy and security, data storage techniques, service creation, brokerage solutions, SLA policies, and resource orchestration methods. Find out more: www.mf2c-project.eu
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are an important driver for innovation and Water critical infrastructures (CIs) are essential for human society, life and health and they can be endangered by physical/cyber threats with severe societal consequences. To address this, STOP-IT assembles a team of major Water Utilities, industrial technology developers, high tech SMEs and top EU R&D providers. It organizes communities of practice for water systems protection to identify current and future risk landscapes and to co-develop an all-hazards risk management framework for the physical and cyber protection of water CIs.
STOP-IT solutions are based on: a) mature technologies improved via their combination and embedment (incl. public warning systems, smart locks) and b) novel technologies whose TRL will be increased (incl. cyber threat incident services, secure wireless sensor communications modules, context-aware anomaly detection technologies; fault-tolerant control strategies for SCADA integrated sensors, high-volume real-time sensor data protection via blockchain schemes; authorization engines; irregular human detection using new computer vision methods and WiFi and efficient water contamination detection algorithms). Find out more: www.stop-it-project.eu
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825050.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 824072.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730929.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 740610.
About Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC)
The Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), the leading international event on smart cities will be held in Barcelona, Spain November 19 -21, 2019. More than 25.000 international visitors are expected, along with over 800 exhibitors, high level representatives from more than 700 cities and over 400 speakers from fields that range from technology and smart governance to sharing economy and mobility.
Worldsensing is a widely recognized global IoT pioneer. The Barcelona-based technology provider delivers Operational Intelligence to traditional industries and cities. With over 100 employees and offices in Barcelona, London, Los Angeles, and Singapore, Worldsensing is globally active and has already conducted projects in over 60 countries across 6 continents.