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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 SDNenabled 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.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Paolo Bellavista

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria

University Of Western Macedonia(Greece)

Other Participants:
Schneider Electric Espana Sa (Spain)
Aristotele University Of Thessaloniki (Greece)
Alteruna Ab (Sweden)
Makedoniki Viomihania Galaktos Anonimos Eteria (Mevgal Sa) (Greece)
Logos Ricerca E Innovazione (Italy)
Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)
Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli Irccs (Italy)
MARTEL GmbH (Switzerland)
Intrasoft International S.A. (Luxembourg)
Optinvent SA (France)
Fundació Privada i2CAT, Internet i Innovació Digital a Catalunya (Spain)
Wellness Telecom Sl (Spain)
Innovation Sprint (Belgium)
Incites Consulting Sa (Luxembourg)
Centre For Research And Technology Hellas (Greece)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Spain)
Future Intelligence Ltd (United Kingdom)
Public Power Corporation S.A. (Greece)
American Farm School Post Secondary Educational And Training Association (Greece)
Gioumpitek Meleti Schediasmos Ylopoiisi Kai Polisi Ergon Pliroforikis Etaireia Periorismenis Efthynis-Ubitech (Greece)
Ericsson Telecomunicazioni SPA (Italy)
Eight Bells Ltd (Cyprus)
Sidroco Holdings Limited (Cyprus)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 7.998.285,00
Project Duration in months: 36
Start Date: 01/11/2020
End Date: 31/10/2023

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 957406