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PRYSTINE

ONGOING

PRYSTINE will deliver fail-operational sensor-fusion framework on component level, dependable embedded E/E architectures, and safety compliant integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches for object recognition, scene understanding, and decision making within automotive applications.

PRYSTINE will realize Fail-operational Urban Surround perceptION (FUSION) which is based on robust Radar and LiDAR sensor fusion and control functions in order to enable safe automated driving in urban and rural environments.

Metis Baltic responsible for dissemination, communication, and exploitation activities.

PHOOTONICS

ONGOING

PHOOTONICS aims at developing innovative, reliable, and cost-effective (in terms of almost zero operational cost and high return of investment) photonic-driven devices for Diabetic Foot Ulcer (DFU) monitoring and management which can be applied for wide use. The project supports two versions:

  • the PHOOTONICS In-Home, used for DFU monitoring by patients and

  • the PHOOTONICS PRO operated by physicians at their premises.

Metis Baltic responsible for dissemination, communication, and exploitation activities.

ADACORSA

ONGOING

ADACORSA is a project to develop sensor and communication technologies for drones, with the strategic aim of:

  • Helping unlock potential in long-range drone operations

  • Contributing to higher public and regulatory acceptance of drone use

  • More robust and reliable technologies and managed functional redundancy

  • Better sensors via fusion and more reliable communications via integration of data links

  • Further strengthen integration of automotive and drone industry

  • World-class sensors from automotive industry

  • Commercial off-the-shelf data communication technologies and services

  • Design for automotive-style efficient production of components and subsystems

Metis Baltic responsible for dissemination, communication, and exploitation activities.

ENDURUNS

ONGOING

ENDURUNS project aims to develop a hybrid AUV (Autonomous underwater Vehicles) powered by fuel cell technology employing H2 as fuel, for extended use in deep seas (months) and multiple missions, encompassing launch and return to base features by airplane, helicopter or ships of opportunity and communication features which will enable mission data transfer and updates on the fly for the unmanned platform. It also be modular for incorporating other surveying capabilities for geophysical studies, fish stock assessment, surveillance, etc. An autonomous surface vehicle will be attached on the AUV on launch and later for recovery, and detached when the AUV goes underwater for survey missions. This surface vehicle will communicate with the AUV and the shore base and relay data back and forth regarding mission updates. The surface vehicle will also be used for geo-tagging the seabed mapping locations of the AUV and operate on renewable energy using solar cells.

Metis Baltic responsible for life cycle assessment and market analysis.

YADES

ONGOING

The YADES’ network aims to use proper modelling tools and methods, innovative technologies (terrestrial and satellite imaging for wide-area inspection, advanced machine learning techniques, etc.) to deliver an integrated platform for resilience assessment of CH areas, addressing multi-hazard risk understanding, better preparedness, faster, adapted and efficient response, and sustainable reconstruction of historic areas. YADES will take into account the local ecosystems in the areas of interest, mapping out their interactions and follow a truly sustainable reconstruction approach at technical, social, institutional, environmental and economic levels. To this end, it will incorporate active communities participation, support new business models based on the concept of a “load-balancing” economy, (using an algorithm that acts like a “reverse proxy”, distributing client traffic across different companies within the same sector) and offer financial risk-transfer tools (parametric insurance, Catastrophe-CAT-bonds) that can ensure the immediate funds’ availability to fuel timely build-back-better efforts.

Metis Baltic responsible for dissemination, communication and outreach activities.

FINISHED PROJECTS

AUTODRIVE

FINISHED

AutoDrive aims for the design of fail-aware (self-diagnostics), fail-safe, fail-operational (HW and SW redundancy) electronic components and systems architecture that enable the introduction of automated driving in all car categories. AutoDrive results will significantly contribute to safer and more efficient mobility. It will raise end-user acceptance and comfort by supporting drivers in highly challenging situations (active safety) as well as in regular driving situations. Combining both will reduce the number of road fatalities especially in rural scenarios and under adverse weather conditions.

Metis Baltic leads dissemination, communication and stakeholder engagement activities.

3CCAR

FINISHED

The 3Ccar project will provide highly integrated ECS Components for Complexity Control in thereby affordable electrified cars. The new semiconductors for Complexity management (Control, reduction) will offer the next level of energy efficiency in transportation systems.
3Ccar’s impact is maximizing pragmatic strategy: Use semiconductor technology innovations to manage functionality & complexity increase. This leads also to cheaper, efficient, robust, comfortable, reliable and usable automotive systems.
One of the mostly expected results of the ‘3CCar’ European project is the development of an electronic embedded system to perform the sensorless temperature measurement of a Li-ion cell, through the electrochemical impedance estimation.

Metis Baltic responsible for dissemination, communication, and exploitation activities. Metis Baltic is also contributing to development of model-based algorithms to determine lifetime and operability status of EV components.

TERPSICHORE

FINISHED

TERPSICHORE aims to study, analyse, design, research, train, implement and validate an innovative framework for affordable digitization, modelling, archiving, e-preservation and presentation of ICH content related to folk dances, in a wide range of users (dance professionals, dance teachers, creative industries and general public.
Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) content means “the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith”. Although, ICH content, especially traditional folklore performing arts, is commonly deemed worthy of preservation by UNESCO (Convention for the Safeguarding of ICH) and the EU Treaty, most of the current research efforts are on the focus is on tangible cultural assets, while the ICH content has been overlooked. The primary difficulty stems by the complex structure of ICH, its dynamic nature, the interaction among the objects and the environment, as well as emotional elements (e.g., the way of expression and dancers’ style). The project targets at integrating the latest innovative results of photogrammetry, computer vision, semantic technologies, time evolved modeling, combined with the story telling and folklore choreography.

Metis Baltic responsible for collecting data about the different EU folklore and choreographic analysis, design and modeling.

OPEN SCHOOLS FOR OPEN SOCIETIES OSOS

FINISHED

Our schools should be incubators of exploration and invention. They should be accelerators of innovation. They should promote Open Schooling. School leaders should set a vision for creating learning experiences that provide the right tools and supports for all learners to thrive. Teachers should be collaborators in learning, seeking new knowledge and constantly acquiring new skills alongside their students. A holistic approach to innovation is needed.

An open school is a more engaging environment for learning and makes a vital contribution to the community: student projects meet real needs in the community outside school and draw upon local expertise and experience. And finally: learning in and together with the real world creates more meaning and more motivation for learners and teachers.

Schools will be supported to make vital contributions to their communities,  student projects will meet real needs, they will be presented publicly, and draw upon local expertise and experience.
The school environment will foster collaboration, mentoring, and will provide opportunities for learners to understand and interrogate their place in the world.

Metis Baltic experts acted as educational technology entrepreneurs in the region.

CREATSKILLS

FINISHED

The “CREATEskills” project is designed to develop and implement innovative practices, tools and methodologies in primary schools for the establishment of STEM studio classrooms, improving the quality and relevance of the learning process in primary education, more specifically regarding the attractiveness of STEM subjects. Through hands-on activities and based on the logic of the social learning theory, “CREATEskills” will contribute to the development of the 21st century skills among students. The target group will be primary school students (6-12 years of age), teachers and parents. We would also like to reach out to the wider community, namely science-related Researchers and Organizations, establishing a bridge between schools and work environments.

Metis Baltic was responsible for creating online platform and dissemination activities.

OPEN DISCOVERY SPACE ODS

FINISHED

Open Discovery Space addressed the challenges faced by e-learning in Europe: the interaction between user/learners and platforms, the sharing of resources, the co-creation of resources by communities of teachers, students and their families, and so on. The project developed a platform that offers free access to more than 800,000 educational resources all over Europe. The University of Gastronomic Sciences participated in the project by developing the teaching materials and educational resources based on the research and the critical recovery of the life stories that combine to form the “Granaries of Memory”.

Metis Baltic contributed to education design and evaluation.

SKINDETECTOR

FINISHED

SkinDetector is a smart diagnostic technique and portable equipment system for a more accurate early-stage detection, diagnosis and monitoring of the diabetes mellitus.
SkinDetector system focuses on the area of the human foot and seeks to extract features and parameters relating to the level of tissue damage caused by the microvascular and macrovascular complications of diabetes mellitus. The data will originate from three different sensors, a thermographic camera, a digital dermatoscope and a phased array ultrasonic imaging device i.e. a multi-pronged approach for early detection. In addition to these components, more may be added in order to provide supplementary functions.

Metis Baltic responsible for dissemination, communication and outreach activities.

FEETWELL

FINISHED

FeetWell aimed to create innovative diagnostic and eHealth monitoring system for diabetic foot complications.
In 2014 422 million adults in the world suffered from diabetes, and the increasingly sedentary ways of life will contribute to the “growth” of this disease. Diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs) are one of the most common complications of diabetes, accounting for most of diabetic patients’ hospitalization, and being the direct cause for 50% of all non-traumatic amputations. This also implies substantial healthcare costs: compared with “healthy” diabetic patients, the cost of care for patients with a foot ulcer is 5.4 times higher, and across the EU, ulcer complications’ care adds 7- 10 € billion to direct yearly costs. Early diagnosis can have a significant impact on decreasing the impact of DFUs. However, this is not a simple task, as current methods for the diagnosis of DFUs rely only on foot inspection by doctors and decades-old microbiological techniques. Therefore, there is an urgent need for technologies that enable early diagnosis of DFUs so as to minimise their consequences.

Metis Baltic was responsible for leading the project.

ATHENA

FINISHED

Athena, a novel e-learning platform that supports multiple languages (six at the end of the proposed project and easily expandable to additional immediately after the project lifetime) and device independence (exploiting the wide smartphone basis), supports easy management of large number of training programs addressed to groups of trainees or associations of companies (groups of groups of trainees), enabling significant resource savings as companies can share training costs, supports mapping of training programs to skills according to the European Qualification Framework, facilitating the processes of Human Resource departments and implements a Vocational Training Marketplace that enables the matchmaking among the training interests and training service providers.

Metis Baltic was responsible for designing and developing e-learning platform.