Development and Implementation of Decentralised Solar Energy-Related Innovative Technologies for Public Buildings in the Mediterranean Basin countries.
The project in brief
The rise in energy demand has aggravated the dependence on fossil fuels imports of most of the Mediterranean countries. With a forecasted increase by 70% in energy consumption over the next 20 years, there is an urgent need to secure alternative energy sources especially for buildings - commercial and residential - which share of total energy used is higher than 40%, i.e. superior to the industrial or transport sector.Within this complex energy scenario, DIDSOLIT-PB aims to implement small-scale solar systems for public premises including innovative solutions such as photovoltaic glass-substitute sheets, solar cooling or photovoltaic coverage of buildings roofs and car parks shady-covers. Technology transfer and design of dedicated financing instruments will also be addressed by the project.
IRIDA Labs participates in the H2020 R&D project – Borealis
Irida Labs kick-started EU-project Borealis which is funded in the context of Horizon 2020 (H2020), the €80 billion European Union Research and Innovation programme.
Borealis aims to build a 3A energy class Flexible Machine for the new Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing on next generation of complex 3D metal parts.
Irida Labs, which participates in this 16-partners consortium as a sole provider for computer vision software solutions, foresees to gain significant experience in the field of industrial manufacturing enhancing this ways its Industrial Machine Vision product portfolio.
This is the second funding that Irida Labs receives on the field of industrial machine vision after the EU project White’R which is funded in the context of the 7th Framework Program.
Noesis - Development of a silicon transceiver compliant with G.hn technology
Noesis Technologies is pleased to announce that its project for the development of a silicon transceiver compliant with G.hn technology has been awarded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology under the call of the Development Program of Industrial Research and Technology.
G.hn is a new networking standard that enables the unification of home wiring existing infrastructure (power-line, coaxial, copper wires) in order to support delivery of a wide variety of content including HD video, IPTV, Voice over IP, broadband data etc. The G.hn technology can support rates up to 3 Gbps also enabling interconnectivity among networking devices. Market research analysis forecasts more than one billion G.hn nodes to be launched annually rendering G.hn technology the technological lever for the creation of a massive market of next generation networking products.
‘This award is a clear recognition of our technological expertise and our ability to deliver highly innovative and state-of-the-art telecom products’ stated George Krikis, Founder and Managing Director of Noesis Technologies.
Think Silicon - Multicore and multithreaded 3D Graphics Processing Unit for mobile/embedded devices
This project aims in the design of a novel multicore 3D Graphics Processing Unit (Think3D) and its associated software that would allow the efficient rendering of multimedia content on mobile platforms under tight power constraints. Think3D focuses on the acceleration of graphics applications based on the OpenGL|ES 3.0-Khronos standard, on video decoding according to H.264/MPEG4/VC7 standards and on supporting general processing workloads via the OpenCL programming model that forms the base for future standards focusing on embedded computer vision and augmented reality applications. Think3D is built using the Nema ultra-threaded processor (up to 128 simultaneous threads) designed by Think-Silicon that offers low cost implementations as enabled by the adopted power-conscious hardware-software co-design methodology. Scaling Think3D to a large number of Nema cores (64/128+) requires also a scalable on-chip communication fabric that would connect efficiently the processors and the on-chip memory system. Additional communication-related performance improvements are expected by the novel memory management methodology that removes redundant traffic thus saving both precious on-chip bandwidth and power. Agility and flexibility are required to differentiate companies from the competition because time to market combined with the right and unique features are often the critical factor that determines success. Think3D platform is a novel IP subsystem that addresses the needs of multiple closely related markets (3D graphics, video decoding, computer vision and augmented reality) since it provides the necessary computation capabilities and the needed programmability to cover many application domains with the same hardware platform. This reusability and programmability property offers three distinct advantages: (a) reduced time to market allowed by simple domain-specific customizations of the Think3D platform (b) amortized per-application design cost (c) place Think-Silicon in head-start of the emerging era of heterogeneous computing that is expected to dominate the embedded systems market.
Edynamics – Nimbus+
Edynamics participates in the Project called Nimbus+ awarded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology under the call of the Development Program of Industrial Research and Technology. Water resources proper management is nowadays an environmental issue of major importance, as the climate change has affected the water resources map of Southern Europe. The quality and quantity of urban water resources is going to puzzle all those involved in water management in the following years. Edynamics Company in collaboration with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, developed an interesting proposal. This proposal is about the industrial research and experimental development of a platform of products called Nimbus+, consisting an integrated technology providing optimized application of sanitation in urban drinking water networks. The idea was welcomed by the local municipalities and the company's experience in the area of water treatment lead to the conclusion that a low-budget water sanitizing could be massively produced, and hold a competitive position in the market.
The proposed Nimbus+ product is an embedded low-consumption system, connected to the sanitizing pumps of any tank, drilling or spring. It will be able to communicate over Cellular network (3G/GPRS) with a remote online server, where there will be a database and software, providing end-user with Cloud Services. Thus, the user will be able to optimize the sanitization procedure, through customized software, keeping the chlorinate of the water in proper levels. The goal of optimized water sanitization will be achieved by creating curves by software, collecting data in any individual source of water throughout the year. This data will be analyzed and then compared to the real-time levels of residual chlorine, pointing out the correct operation of the pumps, so as to gain optimized water sanitation.
Regions for Green Growth – R4GG
Patras Science Park (PSP) participates in the European Project “Regions for Green Growth – R4GG” whose main objective is to equip the partners with regional policy instruments, mechanisms and approaches to improve access to finance and speed up investments in sustainable energy projects. The project is financed by INTERREG IVC Funding Program with a total budget of €2.090.576,58. Lead partner is from Holland while the others come from Holland, Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Bulgaria, Spain, Great Britain, Greece and Romania.
To learn more about the project, please browse at: www.regions4greengrowth.eu
Patras Science Park (PSP) participates in the European Project “Smart Europe” which considers that smart and targeted regional policies can be designed to boost employment in innovation-based sectors with a substantial impact on the local economy. The project aims to deliver concrete proposals on specific fields of interest, addressing decision makers and key stakeholders.
The project is financed by INTERREG IVC Funding Program with a total budget of €1.858.015,54. Lead partner is from Holland while the others come from Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Finland, Spain, Great Britain, Norway, Greece and Romania.
To learn more about the project, please browse at: www.smart-europe.eu