Videos and Webinars related to the SAE Initiative and its Aligned Projects

SAE Initiative

Easily explained: What is the SAE initiative and Digital Innovation Hubs

SAE general information:

DIH Day 2019:

Max Lemke, EC:

Rainer Günzler, SAE:

Nicole Müssigmann (Ministry of Baden-Württemberg):

Meike Reimann, SAE:

Stephan Karmann, SAE:

Mayte Carracedo, I4MS:

Gennadi Schermann, DIZ:

Julia Mohrbacher, Digihub Südbaden:

Simon Herrlich, Digital Mountains:

Pierre-Damien Berger, MinaSmart:

How to make investors falling in love with your company

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Impressions of the EPoSS Annual Forum 2018 in Thessaloniki, Greece

EPoSS as a European network of companies, research organisations and universities aims to promote the research topic “smart systems” and foster its related initiatives in Europe. Strategic research agendas as result of EPoSS working groups influence directly numerous open calls.

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Aligned Projects

SMARTER-SI – Smarter Access to Manufacturing for Systems Integration

The ultimate goal of SMARTER-SI was to test a new concept for small lot production, the so-called Cooperative Foundry Concept. During previous research, all involved RTOs have built components as parts of systems, i.e. building blocks, which are available and characterised by their high Technology Readiness Level (TRL). By combining these building blocks in so-called Application Experiments (AEs) innovative Smart Systems which serve SMEs’ needs are created.

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Success Stories

TETRAMAX Technology Transfer Experiment – NoxBox

NOx emissions are an invisible health hazard causing effects as e.g. asthma.

The up to date used large and expensive stations to detect NOx  are replaced by an innovative hand held and easy to use solution:

A low power, low cost device to monitor gas concentration in combination with a smart phone.

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TETRAMAX Technology Transfer Experiment - CARROTS

“Carrots” funded as TETRAMAX-BILATERAL-TTX-1: Cooperative ARchitecture for gaRdening with Open moniToring Systems.

Tomappo is a digital gardening assistant enabling anyone to grow their own vegetables. Within Carrots, Lifely’s social sensors will be customized for use with Tomappo. This will add new dimension to Tomappo leading to a better product for users and new revenue stream for company receiving technology, while also benefit the owner of the technology by providing a new use-case for their sensors.

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EuroCPS: Nestwave (Improved localization)

As the Internet of Things continues its rapid rollout across much of the globe,

geolocation and indoor positioning have become among the IoT’s most-used features.

One challenge to this optimistic outlook is that IoT devices require small batteries that

can supply power for 10 years or more, and current GPS solutions are particularly

power hungry. In addition, GPS fails to operate reliably indoors or in dense urban

environments. The main barriers for accurate 4G-based positioning have been

inaccurate antenna databases, non-synchronized networks, distortions due to Non-

Line-of-Sight (NLOS) radio propagation and, of course, high power consumption.

Current 4G positioning is only accurate to 20-200m, and still requires full-feature 4G/5G

chipsets that are too expensive and too high power for the majority of IoT applications.

The Ultra Low Power Geolocation for IoT project (ULPGP5) project team recognized the

need for a multi-signal receiver that combines GPS and 4G signals with cloud offloading to achieve low-power, high accuracy

indoor/outdoor positioning. Unlike other solutions, the detected 4G signals are not limited to the typical low-accuracy approach

of using the 4G base station cell ID. The team’s multi-pronged approach achieved high location accuracy: five-to-40 meters

typically, and within 70 meters in very challenging environments, such as underground parking garages. This solution is based on

advanced signal processing, and the prototype used an off-the-shelf software defined radio (SDR).

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EuroCPS: TelLab (Detection of water pollution)

Many of Europe’s rivers, lakes and groundwater reservoirs are still threatened by municipal, agricultural and

industrial waste. Researchers have struggled to develop an

affordable, accurate water-monitoring system that can detect elevations of

nitrate and phosphate and report test results in real time. While hand-held

sensors and water-monitoring devices have been developed, autonomous devices

that can save data to the cloud through an Internet of Things (IoT) platform, allowing

remote access to results, are not yet available. Through the EuroCPS project, TelLab

responded to these challenges with Aquamonitrix, a portable lab-on-a-chip system for

monitoring surface-water and industrial effluents. It measures pH, nitrate, nitrite,

phosphate and ammonia simultaneously in real-time, while controlling data acquisition and data processing and delivery to the

cloud, which allows remote access to real-time results from any smartphone, tablet or PC.

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EuroCPS: Wireless P2P technologies (Smartphone Functionality in harsh environment)

Wireless   technologies   such   as   3G   and   4G   networks   have   dramatically   enhanced

communication between people around the world–except for those living in remote or

undeveloped areas where advanced digital services are unavailable. In response to the

demand  for  ubiquitous  smartphone like  communication,  Wireless  P2P  Technologies

AB  (WP2P)  is  developing  affordable,  license free  and  digital  two way  radios  for

wideband long distance communication in areas without cell phone infrastructure.

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EuroCPS: Hipperos (High-performance multicore mixed critically platform)

Combining several applications, with different criticality and safety requirements, demanding high performance on multicore embedded boards, while satisfying strict hard real time constraints remains a very difficult challenge. Solving this challenge would allow manufacturers to put more functionality on a single board, thus achieving much more efficient designs in terms of weight, footprint and power and, therefore, costs.

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EuroCPS: exa informatics (Collecting personal data)

IBT3, Innovation branding through IoT, aims to create a platform by which personal data in public places (including privately owned venues such as malls, concert venues, aiports etc) can be collected with consent. Increasingly applications are collecting data from personal devices in public spaces from personal devices without the knowledge of the owner of the device. By providing a means by which users can consent to data collection this project presents a method by which data can be collected in public environments within a trusted way. Reducing the risk of data misuse ranging from personal data harvesting to identity fraud all of which can damage the reputation of the space in which the data was collected.

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FED4SAE: Spectrox (smart medicine)

Skin cancer is responsible for 1 death per hour which accounts for more than 50% of all cancers combined. SpectroX project will exploit a multispectral camera which will able to reveal and capture information rich images, both in and under the skin, beyond the capability of the human eye. With the additional aid of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deep learning technology, this will allow for an instant and automatic evaluation of the underlying skin conditions. FED4SAE project will significantly benefit and accelerate the efforts of the company to commercialize and reach the market earlier. The collaborative network within the FED4SAE apart from the technological support of CSEM and Intel also provides Althexis with the business support from Blue Morpho. This gives the opportunity for the the company, during the development of the proposed system, to continuously improve company commercialization and marketing strategy.

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FED4SAE: Specificity (Smart environment)

Smart Cities need a complementary and reliable solution to extend current network of weather stations with a fine grain monitoring based on cost-effective, reliable and trustable air quality stations. Current solutions are very expensive and not offering a suitable data quality due to cross-sensitivity, fatigue and lack of extended calibration processes. For that reason Specificity will offer a high accuracy to measure in a precise way and in real time the air quality in the different points of the city innovating in new advanced processing capabilities for analogue signals with STM and innovations in calibration processes for gases with Fraunhofer. Thereby, cities will be able to obtain reliable air quality data to carry out informed decision-making for promoting a better quality of life, mobility plans, and vision for the city sustainability. The final product as outcome of the project will manage to unify the physical world (device) with the virtual world (platform) as a Cyber Physical System (CPS). The results will be integrated in the Smart Spot product, adding the intelligence and algorithms to enable a new standards of data quality, reliability, trustability and specificity capabilities from gas sensors.

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An artificial intelligence that enhances videos locally to limit internet traffic ties to streaming

To enhance Artomatix platform, developing AI to automate 3D art graphics primarily in video games but also applicable for video and films:

  • to achieve high quality streaming video while increasing the compression rate and decreasing the resolution of the source stream.
  • Potential to massively reduce global internet traffic benefitting the World at large.

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Real-time 3D scanning system for Accessibility diagnosis of cities for Wegoto Lab-track soution

To develop an integrated system that will enhance the current  complement today WEGOTO Lab-Track solution:

a trolley used to collect data in pathways to later perform accessibility analysis and itinerary planning for people with different profiles and (dis-)abilities in the context of soft-mobility.

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Development of a new low consumption and autonomous soil humidity sensor based on capacitance measurement for fast network sensor deployment

To develop a CPS for soil moisture monitoring  being totally autonomous, with no need for external data logging, energy supply or exernal communication devices, to be used as a drilling tool.

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FED4SAE: Surewash

SureWash hand hygiene guidance and measurement system over the sink

To develop a SMART SINK that improves hand hygiene in healthcare and food preparation:

  • To  measure the completeness of hand washing by healthcare and kitchen staff & to warn them if they miss any part of their hands.
  • If a part is missed , to provide instructions on how to improve their technique

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FED4SAE: Immersive4Learning

Intelligent Virtual reality system for personalized learning and training in the enterprise and formal education domains

Immersive4Learning is a virtual-reality based, personalization-focused tool for creation of VR applications for enterprise training and education sectors

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Monitoring applications exploiting on-board motorbike’s multiple transceivers

To implement a novel connectivity architecture with regards to electric two-wheelers, with the aim of increasing the service offer within the whole value chain of electric motorbikes, starting from vehicles to the riders.

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Predictive control system to maximise lifetime of hybrid fuel cells

To embed Genport’s electrochemical model in order to provide Smart Diagnostics Capabilities of the Li-ion battery module into Hybrid Fuel systems, targeting in a larger objective  to extend lifetime of hybrid power sources operating in micro-grids beyond the state of art.

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Protolab: Development of a smart sensor kit for monitoring of scoliosis treatment braces

Protolab aims at developing an innovative plug & play wearable sensor kit for monitoring the pressure inside scoliosis braces, improving the compliance with medical prescriptions and boosting the patient active participation in order to reach satisfying results from the care treatment. Digitization will boost the development of automated analysis to frequently check treatment progresses, while the availability of gathered data will allow the use of predictive algorithms to favour rapid intervention in case of wrong trends, thus favouring the active participation of the patient to the care treatment.

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Smart-Tunnel: Improving automatic incident detection in tunnels

Neural networks have shown excellent performance in computer vision related tasks. Thus, the new AID system design will utilise neural networks to achieve the desired goals. By augmenting the current AID solution, it is anticipated that the final system will be able to outperform the current system, detecting and tracking the movement of the various vehicle types or pedestrians with higher accuracy and better performance.

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OTA Airtech: Artificially Intelligent Rainwater Management Technology

Rainwater management systems are dual-purpose solutions; providing water efficiency benefits as well as stormwater management services with associated monetary, energy and carbon cost savings for both consumers and utilities. OTA utilise state of the art IoT technologies, which incorporate Predictive Analytics & Artificial Intelligence (AI) with the latest water management and engineering practices. Our vision is to deliver systems that are low-cost, reliable and scalable across global markets

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Safecility: Automated sensor solutions for statutory building compliance testing

Safecility digitises the antiquated emergency lighting testing process seen within industry. Safecility replaces human input with wireless sensors which automate scheduled testing and stream the data to asset managers via a software platform.

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Nanoleak: Development of a smart sampling device based on NANOhole LEAKs for analytical instrumentation

Miniaturize and digitalize the gas sampling using combination of Nano Electro Mechanichal System (NEMS) and computing power which will lead to high resolution gas analyzer, multigas detectors, innovative GC-MS portable with electronic control and management signal that can be fully integrated on a chip structure. The application will allow the industry to minimize the risk of introducing NEMS in the device and to have up to date integrated calculation capacity on board (STM32).

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Bettair: Mapping Urban Air Quality In High Resolution

Bettair® is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) that permits, for the first time, to map air and noise pollution in cities on a previously unimaginable scale based on a large deployment of outstandingly accurate gas sensors by using an advanced post-processing algorithm. The information provided by the bettair® platform allows cities to implement appropriate urban plans to enhance the air quality and to make smart and better decisions to mitigate air pollution.

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Artal: Time4Sys for system architects

Bringing the power of timing analysis techniques directly into the system architect environment in order to help them to validate the design of their real time systems in early phase of development. The solution extends the Capella system architecture environment and allows to define real time properties and constraints on the system in the early steps of design. Based on this information, the system architect can then launch analysis and simulations that validate the design and prove that the performance requirements will be met.

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Alitec (optolight): Real-time, automated light type monitoring and optimal control in horticulture

Despite the scientifically proven relevance of diffuse sunlight for crop production improvement, commercial light sensing technologies do not allow to effectively and affordably implement an automated control of shadings systems in horticultural practices. For this reason, the shading process is not optimized, and so is the production. To fill this gap, Alitec are integrating a cyber-physical system gathering real-time information about the type of sunlight available in greenhouses under continuously changing irradiation conditions, and providing input for controlling shading screens so as to optimize crop growth.

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Sunstone WeaRTLS: Integration of wearable sensors and a real-time localization system for Industry4.0 applications