We are immensely proud of our participation in leading research projects. Through our continuing contribution to the development of cloud technology, we are able to help organizations realize the full potential of the cloud. By partnering with other leading organizations, we ensure our customers benefit from the latest cutting edge technology.
We are excited to announce today our involvement in the Horizon 2020 research project; DICE.
As a subject matter expert (SME), Flexiant has worked closely with many European research projects for the past four years. The European Commission is providing a lot of support and guidance for SMEs and we are really pleased to be part of these cutting edge initiatives.
The EU has clearly recognized that SMEs are the backbone of the European economy. No surprise, when you see that Flexiant and our SME peers account for more than 98% of all enterprises, 67% of employment, and 58% of gross value added across Europe . So we’re preparing to fully engage and focus on taking our innovative ideas to the market via H2020.
There have been several positive changes for SMEs taking part in H2020. Flexiant welcomes these changes and believes H2020 can expand on our previous success in the FP7 program by broadening our knowledge and experience and our exploration of market opportunities. In brief, the most welcome changes for SMEs in H2020 include:
The S-CASE project kicked off in Thessaloniki late last year with Flexiant providing cloud expertise and the infrastructure to underpin the project itself.
At its heart, S-CASE can be seen as a ‘search engine for developers’ to help save time with the goal of saving money – it is as simple as that.
In more detail though, the team plans to create a software prototype that significantly reduces development time by creating a rapid prototyping realm aimed at automating solutions for the extraction of system specifications and low-level architecture. This ‘S-CASE Realm’ plans to automate solutions for the discovery and synthesis of composite workflows of software artefacts from distributed open source and proprietary resources that fulfil the inserted system requirements in the best possible way.
This is the first of a series of Horizon 2020 blogs where we look at how the EU’s latest Research and Innovation is developing, how Flexiant will get involved and how other organisations can benefit from Horizon 2020.
‘The Power of Three’
It’s well known that a triangle is the strongest shape; their ability to bear large loads and withstand strong forces makes them ideal as a building block. It’s no surprise then that the EC has decided to underpin Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever in such a manner. Flexiant has a long and proven track record of innovation and this is supported by our collaboration with European partners in a variety of research projects. Horizon 2020 promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts through turning great research ideas into realistic, commercial strategies.
Let’s start by taking a look at the Three Pillars that make-up the Horizon 2020 landscape.
Today we announced our involvement in the multi-national FP7 MOVESMART project to provide the cloud infrastructure and orchestration platform for the research consortium.
MOVESMART aims to provide route mapping and flexible personal mobility services using a set of crowd-sourcing tools for collecting real-time information by multimodal travelers. At the core of MOVESMART is a hierarchical urban-traffic infrastructure that is hosted and maintained by cloud architecture. The project will enhance transport integration by working with electric car manufacturers, service providers and public authorities to create workable examples of the technology in two major cities with different profiles in terms of size and complexity of their transport network. Using real-time personalized mobility services based on crowd-sourced information from travelers, MOVESMART will gather anonymous data using either mobile data or via simple portable devices.