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Project description

Making it simple to connect devices

Tens of billions of devices are connected to the Internet of Things (IoT), and the number of connections is growing every second. Information is being constantly sent and received from one smart device to another. Based on cutting-edge technologies such as software-defined networking (SDN), multiple-access edge computing, and virtualisation for next-generation IoT, the EU-funded TERMINET project will develop a novel next-generation reference architecture. Its main aim is to simplify the connection of a vast number of different devices through a flexible SDN-enabled middleware layer. To improve supply chain processes, the project will design an IoT-driven decentralised and distributed blockchain framework within manufacturing. TERMINET’s approach will be tested in real-life situations such as energy, smart buildings, smart farming, healthcare and manufacturing.

Objective

The vision of TERMINET is to provide a novel next generation reference architecture based on cutting-edge technologies such as SDN, multiple-access edge computing, and virtualisation for next generation IoT, while introducing new, intelligent IoT devices for low-latency, market-oriented use cases. TERMINET’s primary intention is to bring (more efficient and accurate) decisions to the point of interest to better serve the final user targeting at applying distributed AI at the edge by using accelerated hardware and sophisticated software to support local AI model training using federated learning. Our solution aspires to reduce the complexity of the connecting vast number of heterogeneous devices through a flexible SDN-enabled middleware layer. It also aims to design, develop, and integrate novel, intelligent IoT devices such as smart glasses, haptic devices, energy harvesting modules, smart animal monitoring collars, AR/VR environments, and autonomous drones, to support new market-oriented use cases. Great expectation of the proposal is to foster AR/VR contextual computing by demonstrating applicable results in realistic use cases by using cutting-edge IoT-enabled AR/VR applications. By designing and implementing an IoT-driven decentralised and distributed blockchain framework within manufacturing, TERMINET aims to support maintenance and supply chain optimisation. Our solution intends to apply a vertical security by design methodology by meeting the privacy-preserving and trust requirements of the NG-IoT architecture. To foster standardisation activities for the IoT ecosystem, TERMINET will provide novel disruptive business models. For the evaluation of its wide applicability, TERMINET will validate and demonstrate six proof-of-concept, realistic use cases in compelling IoT domains such as the energy, smart buildings, smart farming, healthcare, and manufacturing.

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Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-20

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2020-1

Coordinator

PANEPISTIMIO DYTIKIS MAKEDONIAS
Net EU contribution
€ 889 500,00
Address
PARKO AGIOU DIMITRIOU 1
501 00 KOZANI
Greece

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Region
Βόρεια Ελλάδα Δυτική Μακεδονία Γρεβενά
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 889 500,00

Participants (26)