SCENE EUROPEAN PARTNERS
The SCENE consortium consists of 3 industry partners: AlmaViva, a large system integrator from Italy, JCP-Connect, a French SME and VisionWare, a Portuguese SME, as well as an academic partner, CEA from France and a Public Transport Company, Azienda Metropolitana Trasporti Catania, from Italy This interdisciplinary consortium brings complementary expertise for the successful commercialisation of SCENE.
VisionWare is the leading Portuguese company in the domain of ICT security, with a strong customer base in the public & private sector, including industry, healthcare, education, finance, defense and police organizations. Furthermore it has a strong implementation in the municipalities in Portugal, in cybersecurity, compliance and GDPR projects. This company has proven itself in the market as a reliable, trustworthy and experienced partner, providing a service framework designed according to international best practices and methodologies of the market, namely ISO 27001, ISO 20000 and COBIT standards. VisionWare’s specialized services covers information systems development, enterprise IT consultancy and IT projects implementation and operation. We are actively committed with several international research and innovation activities, working closely with Universities, developing unique technology in the fields of advanced detection of security incidents, security of critical infrastructures and forensic tools for cybercrime investigations.
Innovation technology, solid skills, unique expertise, a wide network of technological and scientific partnerships, a unified system of international certifications and constant attention to social, energy-saving and environmental responsibility make of AlmavivA the Italian leading IT system integrator since 1969. Research and innovation is strategic for AlmavivA. The main research topics are related to smart cities, transportation, cloud, homeland security, e-health, sustainable mobility, energy, the mobility of people affected by handicap. AlmavivA realizes research activities participating in projects at local, national and European levels, cofinancing in this way research activities, or financing them with equity capital. AlmavivA has signed research partnership with the main Italian Universities and National/International Centers of Research, choosing the best in class, according to the research topics.
JCP-Connect is a French SME created in 2002 with a strong technical experience in audio-visual technology and content delivery solutions. JCP-Connect has contributed to R&D and to standardization in these technologies, through chairmanship of different groups and active participation to several bodies (DVB, DAVIC, ETSI ECCA, and CableLabs). JCP-Connect is involved in FP7( COMBO) and H2020 (CHARISMA, FORENSOR) project related to mobile content delivery and IoT. JCP-C is one of the few SMEs being associate member of EIT Digital (http://www.eitdigital.eu/), and BCOM (regional technology research institute) The company develops since 7 years solutions for content delivery, which has resulted in previous products (Locomotive IP data compression solution) and upcoming products (MoBcache and CAMION). JCP-C team has a long track record of operator network infrastructure design and evolution, as well as municipality network planning, both on consulting part (planning network evolution options for network operator infrastructure and products), and product development side (broadband products for fiber optic, wireless, cable access network).
Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies alternatives (CEA) is a public body established in October 1945. A leader in research, development and innovation, the CEA is active in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. In each of these fields, the CEA maintains a cross-disciplinary culture of engineers and researchers, building on the synergies between fundamental and technological research. Within the technological research division of CEA, the CEA LIST (Laboratoire d’Intégration des Systèmes et des Technologies) is a research institute specialized in smart digital systems. The 700 researchers and engineers from CEA LIST perform research in partnership with the major industrial players in the nuclear, transport, aeronautical, security and defense and medical fields and thus investigate and develop innovative solutions corresponding to their requirements. Activities span from conceptual design of systems to pre-industrial prototypes. CEA LIST promotes technology transfer and encourages innovation, particularly by assisting the emergence of start-up companies.
The Azienda Municipale Trasporti (AMT, the Municipality Transport Company) was founded in 1964 as part of the Town Administration of Catania, with the aim to manage public transportation service. In 2011 the Company has been changed in Azienda Metropolitana Trasporti Catania SpA and the legal form has been changed to a Limited Company, completely owned by the City of Catania.
AMT has about 650 employees (60% drivers, 18% workmen, 12% auxiliaries and 8% clerks). AMT manages 50 bus lines within the town of Catania and bordering municipalities (Aci Castello, S.Pietro Clarenza). The fleet is about 160 buses, 30% of whom based on methane fuel engine. The production is about 8.000.000 km/year, with about 15.000.000 trips.
AMT owns a big bus depot with a workshop equipped with fuel station for diesel and methane and also manages some parking infrastructures: four of these are bordering the city and are used for modal interchange (car/bus), while others are located in the CBD.
AMT is the main company that manages urban transportation in a wide and populous metropolitan area as Catania, that is really affected by traffic congestion due to private vehicles. Moreover, AMT has a complete and fully working system for real-time bus monitoring, and in the last years, it is extending its operating range also to other important services for mobility (e.g. parking areas).
“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement n° 831138”