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Open virtual neighbourhood network to connect intelligent buildings and smart objects

Objective

The lack of interoperability is considered as the most important barrier to achieve the global integration of IoT ecosystems across borders of different disciplines, vendors and standards. Indeed, the current IoT landscape consists of a large set of isolated islands that do not constitute a real internet, preventing the exploitation of the huge potential expected by ICT visionaries.

To overcome this situation, VICINITY presents a virtual neighborhood concept, which is a decentralized, bottom-up and cross-domain approach that resembles a social network, where users can configure their set ups, integrate standards according to the services they want to use and fully control their desired level of privacy. VICINITY then automatically creates technical interoperability up to the semantic level. This allows users without technical background to get connected to the vicinity ecosystem in an easy and open way, fulfilling the consumers needs. Furthermore, the combination of services from different domains together with privacy-respectful user-defined share of information, enables synergies among services from those domains and opens the door to a new market of domain-crossing services.

VICINITY's approach will be demonstrated by a large-scale demonstration connecting 8 facilities in 7 different countries. The demonstration covers various domains including energy, building automation, health and transport. VICINITY's potential to create new, domain-crossing services will be demonstrated by value added services such as micro-trading of DSM capabilities, AI-driven optimization of smart urban districts and business intelligence over IoT.

Open calls are envisioned in the project to integrate further, preferably public, IoT infrastructures and to deploy additional added value services. This will not only extend the scale of VICINITY demonstration, but also efficiently raise the awareness of industrial communities of VICINITY and its capabilities.

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 224 500,00
Address
Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern
Germany

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Region
Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Kaiserslautern, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 224 500,00

Participants (15)

ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 543 125,00
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 543 125,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ATOS IT SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES SRO

Participation ended

Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Pribinova 19/7828
811 09 Bratislava
Region
Slovensko Bratislavský kraj Bratislavský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 751 875,00
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki

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Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 751 875,00
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 442 887,50
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7k
9220 Aalborg

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Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 442 887,50
GORENJE GOSPODINJSKI APARATI DOO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 231 250,00
Address
Partizanska Cesta 12
3320 Velenje

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Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 231 250,00
ORGANISMOS TILEPIKOINONION TIS ELLADOS OTE AE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 210 750,00
Address
Kifisias 99
151 24 Maroussi

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Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 210 750,00
BAVENIR SRO
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 797 562,50
Address
Jegeho 8
821 08 Bratislava

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Slovensko Bratislavský kraj Bratislavský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 797 562,50
CLIMATE ASSOCIATES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 313 332,50
Address
Westland 1 Martlesham Heath
IP53SU Ipswich

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
East of England East Anglia Suffolk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 313 332,50
INTERSOFT A.S.
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 602 125,00
Address
Florianska 19
04001 Kosice

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Slovensko Východné Slovensko Košický kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 602 125,00
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 352 750,00
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 352 750,00
GNOMON PLIROPHORIKIS AE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 225 000,00
Address
Antoni Tritsi 21
570 01 Pylaia Thessaloniki

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 225 000,00
TINY MESH AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 644 062,50
Address
Elisabeth Von Hubschs Gate 6
1534 Moss

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 644 062,50
HAFENSTROM AS
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 627 812,50
Address
Havnegata 2
8514 Narvik

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Region
Norge Nord-Norge Nordland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 627 812,50
ENERCOUTIM - ASSOCIACAO EMPRESARIALDE ENERGIA SOLAR DE ALCOUTIM
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 393 850,00
Address
Centro De Artes E Oficios, Rua Das Tinas 1 Esq
8970 064 Alcoutim

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Region
Continente Algarve Algarve
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 393 850,00
DIMOS PYLAIAS CHORTIATI
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 138 125,00
Address
Ap Samanidi 21
55236 Panorama-thessaloniki

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Region
Θεσσαλονίκη Κεντρική Μακεδονία Βόρεια Ελλάδα
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 138 125,00