Consortium as a whole
The PLATOON Consortium is composed by 20 partners from 9 European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, and Switzerland) that will work on the different WPs and tasks ensuring a successful achievement of PLATOON results. The PLATOON consortium has been selected in order to conform to the following criteria:
- Adequate level of manageability.
- Balanced consortium between industry, academia, energy sector and legal advice.
- Relevant expertise in European research and innovation programmes and strong presence and knowledge in energy and ICT sectors.
- Trans-European dimension.
The PLATOON partners are:
ENGIE is a world-known enterprise and one of the major utility companies in Europe and is committed to taking on the major challenges of the energy revolution, towards a world more decarbonised, decentralised and digitalised. ENGIE will be the project coordinator. The proven experience of ENGIE in the different sectors of the energy industry and its principal role in national and international forums makes it the perfect candidate to lead the project and achieve the maximum impact.
ENGIE Lab CRIGEN is the corporate centre of the ENGIE Group for R&D and high-level expertise dedicated to new energy sources (hydrogen, biogas and LNG), energy use in cities, buildings and industry of tomorrow, and emerging technologies (computer sciences and AI, robots and drones, nanotechnologies and sensors). ENGIE Lab CRIGEN conducts operational R&D projects and develops pilots for the Business Units, corporate entities of ENGIE or external customers, in an effort to master tomorrow’s technologies, bring them to maturity, and prepare the Energy Transition.
Fundacion TECNALIA Research & Innovation
TECNALIA Research and Innovation is a private, non-profit, applied research centre of international excellence with a strong market orientation aiming at achieving the major impact in economic terms, through the innovation and technological development.
TECNALIA will be the scientific coordinator of the PLATOON Project and it will help ENGIE in the Technical Management.
University of Bonn
The University of Bonn is considered to be one of Germany’s and Europe’s most important institutes of higher education.
The University of Bonn will be responsible for implementing the developed reference architecture into a reference platform by integrating already existing blocks from BDI and newly developed components that are developed by other PLATOON partners, as part of the project.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems is one of the most renowned artificial intelligence and data science research institutions, with an extremely strong track record in data mining, machine learning, semantic technology and information retrieval research, and its applications to big data analytics, enterprise information integration and media analytics, supported by professional software engineering and project management.
Fraunhofer IAIS will particularly be involved in the setup of a data governance framework and the design and implementation of the data marketplace environment for PLATOON stakeholders.
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A. is currently the first IT group in Italy, among the top 10 IT groups in Europe, with around 10,300 employees and over 50 branch offices in Italy, Belgium, Republic of Serbia, Latin America and USA.
ENGINEERING will coordinate the definition of the reference architecture and supporting all the activities related to interoperability and standardisation.
University of Brussels
The University of Brussels has an extensive track record in the development of novel condition monitoring and design validation methodologies for rotating machines and structures. One of the main research tracks focuses on combining vibration approaches with machine learning techniques for early stage failure detection.
The University of Brussels will lead the Large Scale Pilot Implementation and Validation. Specifically, VUB will lead the task for defining the common implementation and validation plan for all the pilots and also the task for large-scale pilot for Predictive Maintenance for Wind Farms.
Institut Mihajlo Pupin
The Institute Mihajlo Pupin is a leading Serbian R&D institution in information and communication technologies, the largest and oldest in the whole South Eastern Europe.
The Development of complex cutting edge Supervisory, Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Systems and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) for the energy sector are the core research activities of the Institute Mihajlo Pupin.
GIROA S.A., as member of VEOLIA Group, is an energy and environment management services company. It is also dedicated to perform heating and cooling installations and maintenance, conservation and adaptation of buildings and complexes of different nature, in order to improve their comfort, performance and security.
Giroa-Veolia will be responsible for the pilot Energy Efficiency and Predictive Maintenance in the Smart Tertiary Building Hubgrade. It will participate in the PLATOON reference platform specification tasks, and also in the development of the end use of energy specific analytical toolboxes, providing their on-field ESCO experience in the operation and maintenance of the energy infrastructures in tertiary buildings.
SISTEPLANT is an industrial engineering and software developer company and is the Spanish leading company in the software and consultancy in the area of Lean Manufacturing. SISTEPLANT offers and implements solutions relating all industrial aspects: manufacturing strategies and organisation as agile manufacturing, process improvement and automation, industrial software, new industrial plants lay out, handling and warehouses, TPM, among others.
SISTEPLANT will have their main role as provider of the ‘Maintenance Management System’ software (PRISMA) as well as adapting and developing the software to the needs of the pilot Energy Efficiency and Predictive Maintenance in the Smart Tertiary Building Hubgrade.
SAMPOL Ingenieria y Obras S.A.
SAMPOL Ingeniería y Obras S.A. is a private industrial company specialised in installation of electrical infrastructures and energy services. The company provides integrated project management in energy services.
SAM will participate in the pilot Electricity Grid Stability, Connectivity and Life Extension.
TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, University Library
The TIB – Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology, University Library is a public-law foundation of the Federal State of Lower Saxony. It assumed responsibility for operating the German National Library for technology, architecture, chemistry, information technology, mathematics and physics as well as the University Library for Leibniz Universität Hannover.
The Knowledge and Tech Transfer Department of TIB (TIB-KTT) will lead the communication and dissemination tasks to circulate the outcomes and results of PLATOON across different scientific communities and stakeholders. Also, TIB-SDM will lead the technical tasks required to support the integration of heterogeneous data sources and semantification of Big Data on demand.
Politecnico di Milano
Politecnico di Milano is a scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers. The University has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with business and productive world by means of experimental research and technological transfer.
Based on its experience, Politecnico di Milano will be deeply involved in the definition tasks, specifying technological and functional requirements and in the demonstration phase installing and running the pilot Energy Management of Microgrids.
The Municipality of Rome is a commune, i.e. local public government. It represents a population of 2.800.000 inhabitants. It administers the territory of the city of Rome extending over an area of 1.285,31 sq. km. The competences of the Municipality cover, among others, mobility and transport, social inclusion and protection, environment, protection of cultural heritage, tourism, schools and educational services, vocational training and job placement.
Roma Capitale is involved mainly in the tasks on “Energy System Management challenges” and in the tasks addressed to the “Large Scale Pilot Implementation and Validation”.
Poste Italiane S.p.A.
Poste Italiane is Italy’s largest service provider and has the most employees of any company in the country.
Poste Italiane will be mainly involved in the pilot Advanced Energy Management System and Spatial (multi-scale) Predictive Models as end-user implementing it and defining evaluation and validation requested activities.
Mandat International is a foundation and research centre with strong expertise in ICT and Internet of Things technologies, personal data protection, cybersecurity, smart cities, and standardization. It also gathers complementary expertise in international law, sustainable development and economics.
As a legal service expert MI will lead all the task related to legal aspects providing expert support to the rest of the partners.
FundingBox Accelerator Sp. z.o.o.
FundingBox Accelerator is a Polish non-profit private entity supporting, promoting and launching technological & innovative ‘scale ups’ (startups and tech SMEs) initiatives in Europe.
FundingBox will be responsible for the cascade funding mechanism and Open Call preparations, management and follow-up. It will also coordinate the execution of the community building activities, more specifically setting up the community portal, coordinating the growth hacking activities, Ambassadors Programme and Supportive Partners Programme.
INDRA Soluciones Tecnologías de la Información, Minsait
Minsait – An INDRA Company is a subsidiary 100% owned by the INDRA Company, and it is a leading global consulting and technology company, and the technology partner for the core business operations of its clients’ businesses throughout the world. The company provides a comprehensive range of high added-value proprietary solutions and cutting-edge services in technology, and a singular culture of reliability, flexibility and adaptability to the needs of its customers.
INDRA-Minsait will lead the business models and exploitations tasks where it will leverage its large market experience as ICT provider for multiple sectors to guide and help the consortium to exploit the project results. IND will also participate in the definition, configuration and deployment of advanced predictive monitoring and performance monitoring analytic functions.
ComSensus is a high-tech SME that focuses on the development of highly customised products and solutions for remote monitoring and control, predominantly for the energy sector.
ComSensus participates to the project as provider of technical solutions related to measurement hardware devices and data analytics software applications, with the focus on the local processing of raw data in the edge. In this respect, the company leads the tasks on distributed edge-cloud computing and migration of services through the computing resources in the run-time.
Cluster Energía – Basque Energy Cluster
The Cluster Energía – Basque Energy Cluster is a non-profit private industry-driven organisation that is intends to promote cooperation between the different stakeholders in the energy value chain in the Basque Country as a way to improve its competitiveness, meeting the needs and common interests of representative groups.
The Basque Energy Cluster will be mainly involved in the communication and dissemination activities, with special focus on the task related to industrial dissemination, which will be led by the Cluster. In addition, Basque Energy Cluster will contribute to the identification of the energy system management challenges and the business case definition, to the validation of the pilots from the industrial/business perspective and to foster networking and ecosystem building activities involving the energy stakeholder community.
Universal Device Gateway Alliance
Universal Device Gateway Alliance is a non-for-profit organisation gathering several research partners engaged in the development of the Universal Device Gateway (UDG) control and monitoring system. The UDG control and monitoring framework enables multi-protocol interoperability and integration for the Internet of Things, as well as large scale IoT deployment, integration and management.
UDG Alliance will contribute to the data exchange requirements of PLATOON, develop open APIs for interoperability as well as participate on the establishment of an energy marketplace.