Each year the Board Support Group together with the Steering Group, nominates three or four outstanding ITEA projects for the ITEA Awards of Excellence. With these ITEA Award of Excellence, we aim to highlight concrete examples of best practices by acknowledging outstanding achievements – high-level technical contributions based on true international collaboration that lead to significant results and thus further promote the programme and its goals.
Below you can find the list of all ITEA award-winning projects.
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Patient-care Advancement with Responsive Technologies aNd Engagement togetheR
PARTNER was selected, amongst others, because the ITEA Board particularly appreciates the strong potential impact of the project for the partners business. The integration of medical data has been demonstrated in different use cases and shown that it can highly facilitate the patient and the clinicians life.
BIM in the City
BIMy was selected, amongst others, because the ITEA Board particularly appreciates its innovative approach in coupling Building Information Modelling and Geographic Information Systems to create new business opportunities. It has been able to demonstrate the benefit of these new technologies with very concrete examples with several use cases.
A new Interface Standard for Integrated Virtual Material Modelling in Manufacturing Industry
VMAP was selected, amongst others, because we particularly appreciate your effort to create a vendor neutral standard for the Computer Aid Engineering data storage and transfer. The project has been able to demonstrate the benefits of the approach on several use cases and to convince outside the consortium the CAE stakeholders to adopt the proposed standard.
EMPHYSIS – Embedded systems with physical models in the production code software
EMPHYSIS was selected, amongst others, because we particularly appreciate your overall achievements in terms of innovation, business opportunities and standardisation. Your approach has been successful to provide significant gains for the development of embedded systems and to create a new standard.
Public Safety and Crisis Management Service Orchestration
PS-CRIMSON delivers full-scale solutions to merge dynamic 2D and static 3D data in a smart-city platform for situational awareness. PS-CRIMSON is awarded for its worldwide level of exploitation and unique business partnerships.
Platform for Application and Infrastructure Flexibility in Cyber-Physical Systems
Flex4Apps is another ITEA success story on the important topic of the full digital loop offering monitoring and analytics of modern systems made available to companies of any size (SME to large enterprise). The ITEA Board appreciated its hyperscale and microcare abstraction.
Engineering Tool Chain for Efficient and Iterative Development of Smart Factories
ENTOC has developed a seamless engineering tool chain for manufacturing equipment in complex production plants to increase efficiency, maturity and innovation. This project impressed the ITEA Board on the level of innovation that was deployed in this project.
Media Orchestration - Sensor to Screen
MOS2S is a multimedia project which developed new ways of engaging audiences for new entertainment experiences but also to enhance our E-Democracy. MOS2S deserved the award for its societal innovation and exploitation.
React to Effects Fast by Learning, Evaluation, and eXtracted InformatiON
Reflexion scored at a level never achieved before in ITEA, with the highest possible score on both Innovation and Business impact! The project was selected, amongst others, because The ITEA Board particularly appreciates the different cases of full digital loop from the design, instrumentation of products and services, data acquisition, data analysis to the feedback provided to the design team. This is actually the full path of digitalisation that ITEA is fighting for.
Open Cyber-Physical System Model-Driven Certified Development
The OPENCPS project was selected, amongst others, because it is unique in dealing with the complexity of large Cyber-Physical Systems. The use of open standards and open-source solutions to integrate different kind of models to design complex CPS, will democratise the usage of modelisation, especially for SME's. The good examples of exploitation, in particular with Saab and Siemens, are impressive.
Advanced Co-simulation Open System ARchitecture
The ACOSAR project was selected, amongst others, because of its excellent achievements on Co-Simulation, which is very innovative and will have a high impact on the automotive market. It is impressive how it managed to standardise the Distributed Co-Simulation Protocol under the roof of the Modelica Association. The ITEA Board also appreciates its communication efforts, in particular via their newsletter.
Better Effectiveness aNd EFficiency by measuring and modelling of Interventional Therapy
BENEFIT was selected because of the advanced patient models and associated enhancement in diagnosis quality and productivity and the ability to measure and gather quantitative data before/during/after the clinical treatment and prepare it for decision support. There were 8 patents applied and the project had very realistic use-cases. Finally, the unique impact on the market was very impressive with 13 fast exploitation results by Elekta (already 50+ ICON GammaKnife products sold), Philips and Quantib, CE and FDA approvals for new products, incredible growth of companies like FEops (from 3 FTEs -> 20 FTEs) or Quantib who secured €4.5mln of fresh capital to support Quantib with her international scale-up ambitions.
Future Unified System for Energy and Information Technology
From the proposal stage of the FUSE-IT project, the partners bet on a revolutionary way to look at the security access business, breaking the silos between energy management and security itself. The ITEA Board is very proud the FUSE-IT project delivered its promise and opened the door for new business for the involved companies. The project was far forward-thinking! Important results from the FUSE-IT project were the patented authentication for very slim IoT, the security for applications collecting IoT data, the advanced micro-grid technologies and the integration of these different technologies.
Collaborative City Co-design PlatfOrm
The C3PO project was selected, amongst others, because of the impressive results on smart city solutions using new technologies and integration of multiple ontologies thus avoiding potential silos which were one of the key pain points resulting from the ITEA Smart City customer workshop. Also the involvement in several city trials was highly rated as were the different new visualisation concepts (Transportable Immersive 3D Cave, AR and VR applications). The impact on the market was incredible with a new company (FCG City Portal Ltd Finland) and a very large number of new products pushed by the different partners.
Identity, Doc, Exchange, Authentication 4 Systems Worldwide Interconnections of Frequent Travelers
The IDEA4SWIFT project was selected, amongst others, because of its revolution on the control gate design, the level of integration of multi-biometric systems and the level of efficiency of the algorithms in terms of recognition and speed. Furthermore the ITEA Board was impressed by its social impact speeding up the flow and increasing the level of security an the dissemination of its results in a world premiere in Singapore.
System of Real-Time Systems
SoRTS demonstrated minimally invasive, image-guided intervention and treatment for cancer. SoRTS showed a unique, deep and strong partnership between Elekta and Philips with the rest of the consortium. SoRTS has outperformed in all the dimensions of the project. It delivered a unique innovation to synchronise imaging and radio therapy with some world-first real-time demonstrations and designed and executed a strong strategic dissemination targeting the different stakeholders (strikingly, eight iconic hospitals worldwide are now already equipped). It managed to mobilise all companies at every level to be strongly involved and thus ensure exploitation of the project results. The CEO of Elekta announced during a capital investment meeting the sales target of these new products.
Test methodology for virtual commissioning based on behaviour simulation of production systems
AVANTI came up with a Smart manufacturing solution, with virtual commissioning to facilitate components-based engineering in a virtual orchestration of physical properties. The project has a direct impact on the organisation of industrial plants in all application domains: the AVANTI project has resulted in an efficiency improvement of 25-30 % in production preparation. Already at the final review stage of the project, Daimler had 30 persons working with the tools that resulted from the project. Katron introduced a virtual commissioning simulator as a product, EKS introduced a virtual commissioning test generation and execution tool, and Moventas introduced a process simulation tool for wind turbine gearboxes. You also managed to produce two contributions to the standard AutomationML. Not only did AVANTI have a direct impact on improving the final quality of the product, it also accelerated production by reducing production/testing time, and ultimately boosted the overall productivity.
Smart Energy Aware Systems
SEAS proposed an interoperability solution to deploy micro grids at both the production and consumption level. This is a significant response to the green energy transition, which requires such a level of interoperability to fully open up the value chain to numerous new players. During the SEAS project partners designed a very innovative architecture allowing free interoperability, for multi-constructor legacy as well as future innovations and different kind of business models, based on an advanced dynamic ontology. The consortium has been able to create immediate success stories (energy optimisation for different cities). Furthermore, it defined strong commercial targets for the actors of the project. SEAS has got its first recognition at standardisation level. A European association has been announced to ensure the follow-up of this project.
My Mobile and Smart Health Care Assistant
SMEs make up half of the manpower of all ITEA projects, so the ITEA Board is proud that SMEs are also among the success stories to receive an award. The partners in the MoSHCA project developed mobile health assistants for different applications, in particular rehabilitation and epilepsy. The SensiStep delivers real-time information about the strain a patient places on his/her leg while performing an exercise. For Epilepsy MoSHCA developed signal processing to analyse and classify sounds to detect the low signal which indicates the onset of an epilepsy attack. MoSHCA is a project by SMEs and led by an SME that has resulted in a long list of innovations and immediate impact on the market.
Attack Detection And Countermeasures Simulation
ADAX focussed on Attack detection and counter-measures simulation. It shortened time to respond and optimise cost of counter-measure and reduced the false alarm from 10% to less than 1%. Furhtermore, they increased the detection rate from 65% to 99% and reduced the decision-making time from 1h to 3mn and the cost of counter-measure from 270K€ to 100K€
These innovation results create a unique selling proposition resulting in some impressive fast exploitations.
A Reconfigurable Surveillance System with Smart Sensors and Communication
Reconsurve developed a reconfigurable and scalable maritime surveillance framework with multi-modal smart sensors. This responds to a societal demand to master the maritime surveillance for the interest of the population.
Reconsurve pushed innovations like: Situational Awareness component to decreases the overload on operators as well as captains and UAV integration into the maritime domain. To push these innovations they have involved end-users like the Turkish and French coast guards, from the beginning. Their role has been divers: definition of suspicious behaviour, identification of operational needs, prioritisation of the project objectives, approving the system design, participating to project meetings including coordination and review meetings, and in particular, hosting a Turkish full scale demonstration which was conducted in Antalya, Turkey. The ITEA Board is convinced that their user focus has been the root of the success of the project.
HPC is the universal tool for scientific discovery and engineering. It requires quicker processor power than standard processors roadmap. The path is on heterogeneity with GPU and many core. H4H enhanced the State of the Art on several dimensions:
1) Provided more dense computing power with less energy consumption and more efficient cooling
2) Provided appropriate programming models and guidelines/best practices
The results are a set of impressive fast exploitation, like the launch of Bull Sequana - the 1st range of Exascale ready supercomputers and different optimisation tools and simulation have taken advantage of the H4H architecture. They show a worldwide business impact map which cover all the continents.
Safe Automotive soFtware architEcture
TheSAFE project provided an architecture description language, a set of tools and some methods and application rules. SAFE’s involvement in Standardisation bodies has been tremendous: some of the authors of ISO26262 took part in the project and through the first WW implementation SAFE pushed some requests to reformulate the norm. Beside this major involvement SAFE has also impacted EAST-ADL, AUTOSAR, EICOSE, and OMG ensuring some coherence between these different standards taking advantage of its key position in ISO26262.
Extendable Architecture and Service Infrastructure for Cloud-Aware Software
In front of the diversity of deployed cloud offers, the EASI-CLOUDS project developed a whole chain for cloud federation including simple application development tools. EASI-CLOUDS proposed some tailored SLA facilities. All these developments enabled new business models via real-time rating, charging and revenue sharing. With this award, the ITEA Board recognises the EASI-CLOUDS results in fast exploitation with your 4 products: SaaS edition, including SLA negotiation, demonstrated between Amazon, CloudWatt, Numergy on use cases like Cloud-based brain image processing, on-demand photo stitching. The Hybrid Cloud edition. The Broker edition, demonstrated on the use case in evaluating game server performance. The Federation edition, completed by 3 added services: Cloud development tools, Billing as a Service and Security as a Service, all of which has led to a set of fast exploitations.
Patient Friendly Medical Intervention
MEDIATE changes life in the operating room ensuring a unique screen for all the enhanced modalities used in parallel. MEDIATE is a good example of a project delivering innovation: you have already filed 10 patents and few others are on the way. The project had an impact on standardisation with IEC/ISO on MR imaging and extension of the DICOM standard for surgical planning and navigation. Furthermore, the ITEA Board was impressed by its business impact.
Intelligent Monitoring of Power Networks
There are some societal challenges that have to be solved quickly for the advantage of the global society. Electricity management is one of them as the low cost oil energy era is finishing, the diversity of unpredictable sustainable energy sources (sun, wind, ...) is increasing, the heterogeneity of the production site is growing. In front of this arising complexity, IMPONET proposed an architecture able to ensure command and control of an increasing number of sources of energy, in real time, to serve millions of customers. The IMPONET deliveries demonstrate the feasibility of a new kind of electricity network management. The ITEA 2 Board recognised these results as actually Seizing the high ground for the new required energy distribution networks.
Smart Urban Spaces
The ITEA 2 Board recognised the high quality of the deliverables of the SUS project solving some key points of the smart cities societal challenge. The strong operational involvement of different cities in different countries gives you an opportunity to stick to the user needs. Thus we are not surprised of the tremendous results in fast exploitation and especially the ones in Asia which open opportunities of growth on this strategic market for the different partners.
Open Platform for the Engineering of Embedded Systems
ITEA 2 invest a lot of effort and money on software and system engineering, many tools have been and will be deployed on this topic from different ITEA projects. It is important for the ITEA community to gather these tools and the associated methodologies in a common framework. It is the reason why the ITEA Vice-chairman chosen to award the OPEES project. The results of your project have been important to create this framework and your follow up with this international open framework is a great opportunity for the ITEA Community to take advantage of the different results coming from the different Software and system engineering projects.
User interface eXtensible Mark-up Language
The ITEA community has already taken advantage of UsiXML exceptional state of art on User interface. This first delivery demonstrates how your consortium masters this domain of user interface description language. During the project beyond the quality of your deliveries you have done an incredible effort to have important impact on different standardisation bodies. ITEA2 board decided to award USIXML project for these key results.
Just Explore DImensions
JEDI has created a new project pattern; through intensive participation in DVB standardisation, the consortium was ready for DVB Phase 2 in June 2012. The ITEA board was impressed by the consortium’s world’s first demonstration of end-to-end DVB Phase 2 satellite distribution. The JEDI project delivers BluRay-3D “quality”, or full HD per eye, at broadcast through a user-centric approach to complement the technological and business orientation of the project. The targeted market and fast exploitation cover the value chain from 3DTV content, post processing, encoders, delivery, IPTV, cable and STB to interactive applications, HDMI display port, display and audio.
Do-it-Yourself Smart Experiences
The ITEA Board has been impressed by how the DiY Smart Experiences (DiYSE) project showed the potential of the Internet of Things for and by the end consumer as well the encouragement it gives to the IOT community to look further. DiYSE has delivered a huge quantity of practical results, including security of the contiki OS, a semantic layer to describe the sensors and ensure interoperability, and underlying distributed architecture. The innovation achievements can be measured by the 23 patent submissions made during the project. DiYSE successfully addressed the need for people to accept the adoption of IoT.
From System Modeling to S/W running on the Vehicle
The ITEA board has been impressed by the way in which the MODELISAR project has closed the loop between the Modelica simulation environment and AutoSar, the automotive standard. Dynamic modelling of different software systems can be used together for software, model and hardware-in-the-loop simulation and for embedded software – a sort of plug-and-play approach for components in the simulation framework. More than 30 different tools incorporating the MODELISAR approach are available. Fast exploitation is abundant, from Daimler’s intention to use FMI in future gearbox projects to
TWT’s use of MODELISAR results to address the concept of an all-electric aircraft.
Global standards among real and virtual worlds
The ITEA 2 Board is excited by the Metaverse1 vision of the future and what has been delivered. This project focused on the connection between virtual and real worlds. Among a large number of deliveries there is a generic architecture pushed in MPEG-V, supporting sensor/actuator/robot integration, avatar modelling and hybrid communications. The project has been strongly involved in dissemination with 68 papers, but the most important result is definitively the ISO/IEC 23005 standard ensured through a great involvement of the project in MPEG-V. A set of use cases prefigure future businesses such as virtual travel, serious gaming and virtual presence.
Security policies in multi-domain environments
The ITEA 2 Board is impressed by the innovation and fast exploitation in MULTIPOL. This project was dedicated to a key topic for the future of our companies: safe access to business applications across organisations balancing security and agility. MULTIPOL delivered a full authorisation chain with out-of-band and runtime policy mechanisms to solve the challenge of easy multi-domain access-rights management. Business potential and fast exploitation are high – such as the legal enquiry use case of Cassidian or the new identity and access manager offer of Evidian with some positive first customer feedback.
Ubiquitous M2M Service Networks
The ITEA 2 Board recognises the value of the UseNet challenge to free the machine-to-machine (M2M) market from the fragmented vertical business syndrome through an open architecture. The great innovation of this project is the M2M Internet; separating M2M services from M2M infrastructures drastically increases the size of the potential market for M2M deployments. UseNet has delivered an open architecture and has been very active in the new ETSI M2M TC standard. Highlights among the many exploitation cases include fast exploitation of the Ouman centralised remote control service system for building automation, Fagor monitoring of domestic appliances, Bull and Thales tracking and geo-localisation of vehicles and ALU 5580 Home Network Manager evolution.
Collaborative Aggregated Multimedia for Digital Home
The ITEA Board appreciates the content-delivery framework developed in CAM4Home allowing users and contents providers to deliver rich multimedia experiences. Its ‘create-once, deliver-anywhere’ approach enables ubiquitous access to any contents on any device through all networks. Key innovations comprise the metadata framework, an open service platform and domain-specific devices such as content analysis, adaptation and delivery through heterogeneous networks. Exploitation includes: online gaming with Facebook-like updates, games ratings and new friend notifications; improved management of live webcasts; and live sports-events production with automated media asset management for the 2012 London Olympics.
Parallel Programming for Multi-core Architectures
The ITEA 2 Board is impressed by the innovation and fast exploitation in PARMA which developed advanced technologies to exploit multicore architectures for high-performance computing (HPC). This led to substantial improvements in applications such as virtual prototyping to reduce costs and accelerate design. Exploitation includes: the bullx HPC platform, partly optimised in ParMA, named as the world’s best supercomputer by HPCWire;– the UNITE development tool package includes a full set of interoperable tools for advanced debugging and analysis; and RECOM simulation software already used for an automatic 3D combustion-optimisation simulator.
European Sensor Network Architecture.
The ITEA Board recognises the important role that ESNA is playing in the Internet of things with business-oriented wireless-sensor network applications using a standard architecture and proof-of-concept implementations. ESNA offers an impressive balance between advanced technological innovation – including the world’s smallest implementation of IPV6 and optimisation of radio communications between devices to reduce energy use – and a business-oriented approach to defining applications. Exploitation includes the GAIA sensor node for precision agriculture in Spain, a spin-off to target energy monitoring and management in construction and ABB’s use of sensors in process control.
Browsing Through Smart Objects Around You.
The ITEA 2 Board appreciated the usage orientation of SmartTouch: touching and interacting. By promoting near-field communications (NFC) technology in many different applications, such as ticketing, the home and e-health, the consortium succeeded in rapid exploitation of the research results. Examples include Gemalto, which provided the world’s first commercial NFC SIM based mobile contactless system already deployed on a large scale in Taiwan, a Nokia NFC mobile phone, public-transport ticketing in Frankfurt and the Touchatag ALU spin-off. The consortium has also made an impressive dissemination effort (350 publications).
Service-Oriented Device & Delivery Architectures
The ITEA 2 Board is convinced of the great step forward achieved by the SODA project on the way to achieving the web of objects. The consortium was able to embed web services in €5 devices. This integration led to a significant reduction of time to market for innovative services. It also succeeded in promoting Devices Profile for Web Services (DPWS) as an OASIS standard and delivering different implementations. This project belongs to a family of successful projects leading to the web of objects with a strong impact on the partner product lines.
Electronic Protocols Application Software.
The ITEA 2 Board recognised the key added value of the EPAS project on innovation and standardisation of card-payment protocols. The project consortium delivered an acquirer protocol, a retailer protocol and a terminal management protocol. The major result is that this is the first card-payment protocol to become an ISO 20022 standard. This topic and the associated results have such societal and business importance that the consortium decided to set up an ad-hoc structure EPASOrg, to maintain the standard and support implementations in the context of the Single Euro Payments Area.
Autonomic network for SOHO users. Pervasive computing for digital homes
On the special recommendation of the ITEA 2 Vice-chairman, the ANSO project receives this exceptional one-off award for its contribution to achieving the ‘Web of Objects’. In combination with a number of other ITEA projects, such as SIRENA and SODA, it paves the way for a new revolutionary systems architecture that can be the basis for a complete new business in the near future.
Model driven approach to Real-Time Embedded System Developement
The ITEA 2 Board was impressed by the major achievements of the MARTES software-engineering project. The model-based MARTES methodology managed to address business risks, new systems domains and increasing complexity of embedded systems to boost productivity of embedded-systems product development. A major achievement of the project was the new approach that allows for interoperability between different software-engineering and development tools. This major breakthrough supports small European tool providers in expanding the use of their dedicated tools and their customer base.
Locale Mobile Services
The ITEA 2 Board is enthusiastic about the excellent innovations achieved in the LOMS project. The project consortium managed to overcome the existing barriers between network operators, service operators and (local) service providers to simplify the creation of a wide set of new services for mobile users. The LOMS platform and the open-source tools, together with the new intermediate roles, provide the opportunity for a large group of local service providers to generate dedicated services easily for their local mobile customers, as was shown by several impressive real-life demonstrators.
Trust For All
The ITEA Board was convinced that the Trust4All project as the last in a sequence of consecutive projects had delivered a solid, flexible and trustworthy architecture for embedded systems in several domains. The results had already been successfully exploited in several new product concepts and services. A major recognition of the successful outcome of this project was the major contribution to eight parts of ISO/IEC 23004 (M3W), which was published as an international standard at the end of 2008. This standard was considered for application in ITU IPTV and MPEG MXM.
High definition TV for Europe
The ITEA 2 Board is convinced that this project has paved the way for the widespread introduction of high-definition TV in Europe. The consortium, which includes the major European representatives of the whole distribution chain, deployed and demonstrated a full HDTV distribution network from producers to broadcasters, via transmission operators and three different distribution channels, to the final customers. The focus of the HD4U project on the MPEG4 AVC HD standard will give Europe a major lead over other systems that are currently operational in the rest of the world.
The ITEA 2 Board is enthusiastic about the excellent achievements of the AMEC project. The project consortium showed in a convincing way how, in the near future, people’s lives in their connected homes will be eased by the support of an ambient ecology of products, services and content that are adaptive and intuitive to use. The results of this project will lead to a new generation of exciting products and services designed by European companies as was demonstrated at the 2006 Internationale Funkaustellung (IFA), Europe’s major consumer electronics fair.
Agile software development of embedded systems
The ITEA 2 Board was impressed by the results of the Agile software-engineering project. By using 64 industrial case studies, the consortia proved that the Agile software-engineering methodology can lead to massive improvements. This methodology resulted in high-quality software developed in shorter times for lower costs then was ever possible before with traditional software-engineering techniques. Several partners and their customers were convinced of the benefits and have already introduced the method in their organisations.
Service Infrastructure for Real-time Embedded Networked Applications
The members of the ITEA Board recognised SIRENA as a key project impacting large areas of embedded and distributed systems. It shows that a general model for building distributed applications over the Internet can be implemented efficiently on micro devices for real-time command and control systems such as in factory automation, automotive and consumer electronics. It thus provides a very promising bridge between web-based and ambient computing solutions and will position Europe at the forefront of innovations in the latter domain.
Test & Testing Methodologies for Advanced Languages
The members of the ITEA Board considered TT-Medal as an excellent example of an efficient and effective project leading to impressive results with high potential for European industry.
Embedded Electronic Architecture
Context Aware Environment for Ambient Services
Platform for Enhanced Provisioning of Terminal-independent Applications