We believe in technological innovation, and that’s why we dedicate a part of our activity to research and technological development, while participating in several of the most important European projects dedicated to research and development.

Fiona – ITEA 2

FIONA-Framework for Indoor and Outdoor Navigation Assistance, aims to develop a modular framework that supports accessible core functionality of location and indoor and outdoor navigation and to facilitate the development of applications and services based on that framework.

To validate the architecture and to assimilate the requirements, there will be several prototypes aimed at indoor personal navigation via smartphones, and navigational assistance to visually impaired persons.

Led by Robert Bosch GmbH, has the presence of European companies leading in R & D + i in different countries: Germany, Czech Republic, Finland and Spain. FIONA, with a budget of 8.5 million euros was approved in 2012 ITEA2 call. The initiative aims to encourage and support R & D + i that contribute to excellence in research in the field of software systems and services in Europe.

Accurate navigation and localisation information is already seen to be providing great added value for emerging mobile services. The commercial importance of location-based services (LBS) can already be seen, and is forecast to grow substantially over the coming years. The wide coverage and low cost of GPS systems have been critical to this. However, where GPS systems are unavailable (e.g. indoors or urban canyons) or provide insufficient accuracy, the potential for LBS remains relatively untapped. FIONA aims to address some of these issues by developing a modular, accessible framework to support the core functions of localisation and navigation in indoor and outdoor areas as well as facilitate the development of applications and services to be built upon it.

Project website FIONA: http://www.fiona-project.eu

Challenge: Ingeniería inteligente

Partners number: 10

Costs: 5.998 k €

Effort: 63.93 PY

Countries:  Czech Republic,  Germany,  Slovenia,  Spain,  Turkey

Artemis – Copcams (ART-010000-2013-6)

The Cognitive and Perceptive Camera Systems (COPCAMS) has been funded by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain and is based on the most recent advances in embedded computing platforms for design, prototyping and large scale artificial vision testing. Its aim is to exploit the capabilities of a new manycore platform to deliver a new generation of associated vision (smart cameras, gateways) devices, able to extract relevant information from the captured images and react autonomously to the environment interoperating scale distributed manner.

COPCAMS is led by the Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Alternatives Énergies (CEA) and is formed by a consortium of more than 20 organizations from different countries: France, Spain , Poland , Slovenia , Denmark and UK. It has a committed budget of over 30 million euros and includes the participation of CONCATEL Spanish as a strategic partner of the consortium.

COPCAMS is led nationally by Information And Image Management Systems, S.A., , with the participation of leading and experienced companies in the context of research and development: Centre Tecnològic De Telecomunicacions De Catalunya, Iquadrat Informática, S.L., Tecnalia Research & Innovation Y Universidad De Cantrabria Y Tedesys Global, S.L. & Concatel, S.L.

The project has been approved by the Artemis -2012 – 1 call for ARrtemis Joint Undertaking (ArtemisJU), an initiative designed to attract the best research ideas and skills in the field of embedded systems in Europe. Artemis aims to give a solid perspective of what is needed in Europe over the next decade from all players in R&D+i to make Europe a leader in embedded systems.