Aalto is the partner responsible for coordination of the project and includes 2 different units: the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, the Department of Electrical Engineering . The Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT is a joint research institute of the two leading research universities in Finland, the University of Helsinki and the Aalto University. HIIT currently has some 170 researchers and staff. and has a strong network of international partnerships with leading foreign research universities and institutions, http://www.aalto.fi/en
Interactive Institute, Energy Design Studio
Interactive Institute in Sweden conducts world leading applied IT research that emphasizes interactivity, design and artistic viewpoints. Since the start in 1998, not only traditional academic research but also exploring borders between art, design, technology, and innovation have characterized the work. The Interactive Institute originated from an initiative from the state-owned Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. The institute is now owned by The Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS group) and are part of Swedish ICT Research. The institute has about 60 employees organized in a number of research studios/groups located in different areas of Sweden. More info: http://www.tii.se/
University of Padova, Department of General Psychology (UNIPD)
UNIPD participates to BeAware through the Department of General Psychology and more specifically through the Human Technology Laboratories (HTLab), directed by Professor Luciano Gamberini. The University of Padova is the second oldest University in the World, and the Department of General Psychology dates back to 1919 with the name of ‘Institute of Psychology’. Public and private institutes such as CIVR and CENSIS usually rank the Department and the Faculty of Psychology at the top national levels, and the University of Padua is ranked 1st since 2000. The research activity of HTLab focuses on psychological and social aspect of human-technology interaction and mediated communication. More info: http://www.unipd.it/en/index.htm
BaseN is a Finnish-based international measurement service provider which is providing large-scale infrastructure measurement and management services. Founded in 2001 by its current CEO Pasi Hurri and other leading Finnish internet pioneers, it grew rapidly both in the domestic and international market. Presently BaseN has its headquarters in Espoo, Finland, and offices in Atlanta, GA, and Amsterdam. BaseN provides linearly scalable measurement solutions based on grid computing. The BaseN Platform is deployed in this project mainly for IP and communication network measurement and management. More info: https://www.basen.net/corporate/
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica is the holding company of the Engineering Group: the largest Italian player in System Integration, counting 6500 employees and consolidated revenues at over 456 Million Euros in 2007. Market leader along the whole value chain of software production: from design, development and outsourcing, through products and vertical proprietary solutions, to IT and strategic consultancy tailored to fit customers’ business models on all markets.
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica has invested about 50 Million Euros on research in the current 2006-2008 three-years period and is founding member and president of the steering committee of the European platform NESSI – Networked and Electronic Software and Services Initiative – and member of the NEM – Networked and Electronic Media – European technology platform.
The main areas of interest of the R&D Department are concerned with Service-Based Software Engineering, Multi-Agents System, Software Architecture, Knowledge Management, and Human-Computer Interaction. More info: http://www.eng.it
Vattenfall Research and Development AB
Vattenfall Research and Development AB (VRD) is the research and development company within the Vattenfall Group. The organization of VRD is divided into four different R&D areas: Generation, Heat & Thermal Processes, Distribution & Communication and Business Environment & Future Systems. VRD conducts research and development for the continuous improvement of performance and environmental properties within generation and distribution of electricity and heat. VRD development activities also cover energy systems in general, which will give Vattenfall’s customers and society reliable and effective solutions. VRD has about 180 employees located in Sweden (Älvkarleby and Stockholm) with branch offices in Berlin, Germany and Fredericia, Denmark. More info: http://www.vattenfall.com/
Enel.si is part of to the ENEL Group and is offering sustainable services, products and integrated solutions for energy efficiency. The focus is on renewable energy sources and the company is the main Italian supplier of photo voltaic installations. As such, Enel.si has become a reference point, both directly and through its franchising network, for companies and private individuals involved in promoting photovoltaic solar technologies and for energy efficiency in general. Enel.si is able to support its clients in every part of the supply chain: consulting, designing, sales, installation and maintenance. In 2006, Enel.si installed solar power systems producing a total of 8.3 MW on behalf of clients in the industrial, domestic and service sectors, equivalent to approximately 40% of the total. More info: http://www.enel/enelsi.it
Intelligence for Environment & Security – IES Solutions Srl (IES)
Intelligence for Environment & Security – IES Solutions Srl (IES) is an Italian SME based in Rome and in Catania. The company focuses on research and its application into real solutions, as the Company’s motto tells: “Turning research into Intelligent Solutions”. The entrepreneurial idea builds on the results of a total of 15 years of experience of the founders in developing technological solutions with a wide domain of expertise: Internet and Wireless Internet applications, GIS applications, Location technologies and Location based services, Earth Observation and sensor data fusion, Communication Technologies. There is a strong synergy between these skills, creating a powerful tool for an SME in implementing the most up-to-date solutions on the hottest trends in web-based Added Value services. IES’ staff (8 people) has a consolidated and proven experience in participating and managing Research Projects on Information Technology funded by the European Commission, where the main line of research is focused on Environment and Safety, with risk management and disaster management as natural application outcome. More info: http://www.i4es.it/