BRIDGES aims to support and boost the pan-European interactive technologies industry and contribute to “bridging” the gap between interactive technologies and industry, through the development of a holistic solution for (remote and co-located) group interactions in room-scale immersive mixed reality (or eXtended Reality - XR) environments that blend the physical and virtual space. The BRIDGES solution is based on an existing Immersive DeckⓇ platform, which will be further enhanced and developed into a turn-key product with widespread applicability that may act as a stimulus for the uptake of interactive technologies by industry. BRIDGES will focus on the areas of training and informal learning, culture, and entertainment, as it is widely recognized that immersive XR is an extremely promising tool for the enhancement of the user’s experience in these areas, and an optimal medium for achieving enhanced performance, engagement, a high level of effectiveness, and the transfer of skills and knowledge into the real world. To ensure widespread uptake, we will carry out extensive and comprehensive studies to validate the proposed solution in the real world settings of two major international airports in Germany and Greece for training firefighters and first responders, and in a highly visited informal educational and cultural center/museum in Greece, for enhancing the learning and recreational experience of visitors. The extensive validation effort undertaken by BRIDGES is expected to lead to the short-term commercial deployment of the BRIDGES end-results in the specific domains addressed by the project pilots, but also to provide replicability recommendations and scale-up guidelines for deploying the resulting XR platform in other industrial and entertainment domains, in the longer term.
FASTNet belongs to working area WA5, addressing topic WA5.1 Fast-track innovation and uptake for capacity on demand and dynamic airspace and focusing on future data services and applications for airport and network. FASTNet proposes solutions that contribute to the evolution of ATM aviation into an integrated digital ecosystem characterised by distributed data services. This project aims at further enhancing the airports and network integration in tactical, pre-tactical and strategic planning through the development of the following two solutions: - Solution 1: Enhanced AOPs-NOP Tactical planning, with the inclusion of an “airport-to-airport(s)" AOP to AOP collaborative planning process and the use of artificial intelligence. The solution aims to extend the consolidated Demand and Capacity Balancing (DCB) process amongst airports and NM. In this context, it will include an “airport-to-airport(s)” collaborative planning process, prior to the “airport-to-network” process, for performance benefits of all connected airports and the network, such as improved punctuality, optimized use of ground and airspace capacity, thus leading to higher network efficiency. - Solution 2: AOP-NOP Strategic and pre-tactical planning. This solution aims to extend the timeframe of the AOP-NOP integration, focusing on the strategic (from months in advance until D-7) and pre-tactical (D-7; D-1) planning phases to ensure a smooth transition towards tactical phase with reduced adjustments. Both Solutions 1 and 2 involve the extension of state-of-the-art technologies to integrate new datasets available at local level, such as local restrictions, pre-tactical flight information and strategic local information in order to enrich DCB information and ensure efficient planning from the strategic phase.
The European aviation industry needs to leverage the surge of multi-source and multi-lingual data streams to gain augmented intelligence on its status quo and open up a wide spectrum of unprecedented services for the whole ecosystem (airlines, airports, passengers, service providers, manufacturers, local authorities, etc.). ICARUS will build a novel data value chain in the aviation-related sectors towards data-driven innovation and collaboration across currently diversified and fragmented industry players, acting as multiplier of the “combined” data value that can be accrued, shared and traded, and rejuvenating the existing, increasingly non-linear models / processes in aviation. Using methods such as big data analytics, deep learning, semantic data enrichment, and blockchain powered data sharing, ICARUS will address critical barriers for the adoption of Big Data in the aviation industry (e.g. data fragmentation, data provenance, data licensing and ownership, data veracity), and will enable aviation-related big data scenarios for EU-based companies, organizations and scientists, through a multi-sided platform that will allow exploration, curation, integration and deep analysis of original, synthesized and derivative data characterized by different velocity, variety and volume in a trusted and fair manner. ICARUS will bring together the Aerospace, Tourism, Health, Security, Transport, Retail, Weather, and Public sectors and accelerate their data-driven collaboration under the prism of a novel aviation-driven data value chain. Representative use cases of the overall domain’s value chain include: (I) Sophisticated passenger handling mechanisms and personalised services on ground facilities, (II) Enhanced routes analysis of aircrafts for improved fuel consumption optimisation and pollution awareness, (III) More accurate and realistic prediction model of epidemics, (IV) Novel Passenger experiences pre-in- and post-flight.
Organisations across the sectors significantly benefit from digital transformation to support evolving business models, services and customer experience. Despite the benefits of digital infrastructure adoption, there are numerous security challenges that could pose any digital disruption and risks for the critical service delivery and overall business continuity. There is a need to understand the overall digital infrastructure context and analyse and predict the possible threats and incidents in real-time so that quick and accurate responses can be taken into consideration for ensuring resilience of service delivery. Additionally, collaborative response and sharing of threat intelligence information is necessary to create overall awareness and increase the response capability of all stakeholders within the ecosystem. CyberSecDome will integrate advanced virtuality reality (VR) to extend the capability of the security solutions aiming to enhance security, privacy and resilience of the Digital Infrastructure. The project will consider AI-enabled security solutions to provide a better prediction of cybersecurity threats and related risks towards an efficient and dynamic incident management and optimise collaborative response among the stakeholders within the Digital Infrastructure ecosystem. CyberSecDome project is built on a collaboration of 15 organisations from 6 EU member states (IT, DE, IE, SE, EL, CY) and 2 affiliated countries (UK, CH), which is composed by 5 industrial partners, 6 scientific partners and 5 SMEs. The project will be coordinate by MAGGIOLI SPA.