Project is funded by the EU European Commission Research and Innovation
programme Horizon 2020 under Grant Agreement No 763805.
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InnoITeam project was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and is coordinated by Kaunas University of Technology.
The first phase of this project will run from September 2017 to August 2018 and will consist in preparing a comprehensive business plan for the establishment of a new Lithuanian Centre of Excellence in IoT Science and Technology.
This InnoITeam Centre of Excellence will be created by a consortium of five successful partners - three from Lithuania and two from Sweden:
● Kauno Technologijos Universitetas (Coordinator)
● Vilniaus Gedimino Technikos Universitetas
● Valstybes Imone Registru Centras
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Committed to Excellence in IoT Science and Technology
GOAL / MISSION / VISION
to become a leading and self-sustaining Centre of Excellence in the Baltic Sea Region, leveraging the knowledge, experience and resources of its participating national institutions and advanced partners in IoT for Smart Living Systems. This will be achieved through explicit research and innovation topics:
User interface and interaction design approaches for Smart Environments based on IoT;
Cybersecurity aspects in the Smart Environments based on IoT;
Data analysis and visualization approaches for data intensive IoT environments;
Cognitive IoT technologies for smart home environments.
to be responsible for implementing and distributing scientific knowledge in the IoT field:
to provide international and interdisciplinary leadership in the Baltic sea region;
to create and transfer advanced knowledge, technology and integrated solutions for the megatrend of Internet of Things along with the related activities in related ICT areas;
to foster talents of a new generation of innovation-oriented researchers and professionals;
to promote further enactment and involvement in IT sector for those in common businesses and households.
in a long term period:
to become the leading provider of innovative technologies for IoT and Big Data for the improvement of the growing technological personal and industry needs in Europe;
to consolidate research and development, education and training, and networking and promotion resources activities in Information and Communications Technology (ICT);
to coordinate, integrate and support research excellence and innovation development in Lithuania, the Baltic Sea region, and Europe;
to support researchers, academics, industry partners and entrepreneurs in the field of ICT, particularly in the IoT, to produce innovations beneficial for the society and economy of Lithuania and beyond.
The second phase of InnoITeam project
October 14, 2018
After successful completion of the first phase of InnoITeam project, the focus of the scope of the project has been developed and refined to suit the needs of the current situation. New goals of becoming a center of excellence for the Internet of Things and Financial technologies have been defined.
To achieve these goals, project InnoITeam is moving to the second phase, in which, with support from research organizations and governmental bodies, the center of excellence will be established.
ESOF 2018 (EuroScience Open Forum)
July 09, 2018
InnoITeam Centre of Excellence was presented in ESOF 2018 (EuroScience Open Forum) which was held on Toulouse, France, from 9 till 14 July 2018.
EuroScience Open Forum 2018 is dedicated to scientific research and innovation and offers a unique framework for interaction and debate for scientists, innovators, policy makers, business people and the general public.
The link to the conference can be found here: https://www.esof.eu/en/
The World Conference on Intellectual Capital for Communities (14th Edition) „Safe and ethical cyberspace, digital assets and risk: How to assess the intangible impacts of a growing phenomenon?“
June 13, 2018
Organised by the European Chair on Intellectual Capital, the University Paris-Sud and UNESCO‘s Intergovernmental Information for All programme (IFAP), June 14, 15.
The InnoITeam was introduced at the World Conference on Intellectual Capital for Communities UNESCO headquarters, Paris. The ongoing initiative to establish IoT Centre of Excellence attracted interest from European policy makers and academics as important for the Baltic Sea region. In order to achieve the best results Europe has a goal to integrate such Centres of Excellence into the joint European infrastructures.
Issues of the impact of transformational technologies on the development of society as well as increasing risks of cybersecurity, big data management, tendencies of platformisation and similar were in the spotlight among the key topics discussed at the conference.
The third meeting of the Centre of Excellence in IoT Science and Technology (InnoITeam)
June 10, 2018
InnoITeam partner meeting was held on June 11th, 2018. Final issues of the first stage were discussed during this meeting, as well as opportunities to go in to the next phase. Additionally, guests from research funding agencies in Sweden presented opportunities to finance research, needed by the state.
Several important presentations were made during this meeting. Swedish Knowledge Foundation (KKS) – presentation by Olle Vogel. Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) – presentation by Olof Lindgren. Urban ICT arena – IoT perspective – presentation by Claus Popp Larsen (RISE).
7th World Conference on Soft Computing (WConSC’18)
May 28, 2018
InnoITeam Centre of Excellence was presented in 7th World Conference on Soft Computing which was held on 29-31 May 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.
The main objective of 7th WConSC’18 is to present the latest research and results of scientists related to Soft Computing, Fuzzy Logic& Fuzzy Sets Uncertainty in Cognition, Graphical Models, Knowledge Acquisition, Information Fusion and Aggregation, Knowledge Representation, Ontologies, Decision Support, Cognitive Modeling, Game Theory, Multi-Criteria Decision Making, Granular Computing, Computing with Words, Human-Centric Computing, Rough Sets, Evolutionary Computation, Neural Networks, Hybrid Architectures.
InnoITeam in Eureka Innovation Days 2018 in Helsinki
May 21, 2018
InnoITeam Centre of Excellence was presented in the Eureka Innovation Days 2018 which was held on 22-24 May 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.
The main objective of Eureka Innovation Days 2018 was to present the latest information related to the Smart Mobility, Smart Health, Smart Energy and Smart industry.
The InnoITeam Working Group Meeting in Vilnius
April 24, 2018
An InnoITeam project partner meeting was held at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University on April 25th. During the meeting, the partners have discussed the strategic aspects of the project continuity. The main topics were the application fields of the research, possible strategic partners and products that are to be developed based on the knowledge gained during the research process.
The second meeting of the Centre of Excellence in IoT Science and Technology (InnoITeam)
April 12, 2018
The second meeting of the Centre of Excellence in IoT Science and Technology (InnoITeam) was held on 12-13 April in the Birštonas, Lithuania.
The meeting of scientists from Lithuania (Kaunas University of Technology, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, State Enterprise Centre of Registers of Lithuania) and Sweden (Research Institutes of Sweden) plays an important role not only on the establishment of the Centre of Excellence in IoT Science and Technology (InnoITeam) in the Baltic region countries but also in further collaborative efforts between the two Baltic region countries (Sweden and Lithuania).
Several important topics were discussed during this meeting. There are four main directions for research and innovations that will be covered by InnoITeam: User interfacing and interaction design approach for Smart Environments based on IoT; Cybersecurity aspects in the Smart Environments based on IoT; Data analysis and visualization approaches for data-intensive IoT environments and Cognitive IoT technologies for Smart Home Environments. Partners have different level of experience in each topic. Therefore, it was important to discuss the mobility strategy for the PhD students and researchers working with InnoITeam. Different global and local funding schemes and scholarships, which are available now (and expected to be open in the future) in both partner countries.
An important role of the InnoITeam project plays the preparation of valuable marketing plan. Different funding schemes for the competence center were analyzed. In addition, the strategy for further collaboration and growth of the number of partners, collaborating with the consortium on research and innovation projects were discussed sharing the experience from previous successful projects. The InnoITeam should be open for collaboration with local and foreign universities and research centers, local and international companies and it’s representatives to stay current and competitive center of excellence.
InnoITeam Centre of Excellence in the 110th IEEE Region 8 Committee Meeting
March 09, 2018
InnoITeam Centre of Excellence was presented in the 110th IEEE Region 8 Committee Meeting which was held on 10-11 March 2018 in Athens, Greece.
IEEE Lithuania Section considers the establishment of InnoITeam as priority project, which is alignment with the Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialization (RIS3). The Centre‘s of Excellence InnoITeam strategic research and innovation topics are: User interfacing and interaction design approaches for Smart Environments based on IoT; Cybersecurity aspects in the Smart Environments based on IoT; Data analysis and visualization approaches for data intensive IoT Environments; Connected Living. The Centre of Excellence will focus its research and innovation activities on Smart Living and IoT applications, especially in ICT-based technologies.
InnoITeam at the European Commission
February 20, 2018
The aim of Romualdas Petraitis visit to Brussels on 21-22 February was the meeting at the European Commission of the Digital Innovation Hubs representatives, who are part of the European Catalogue of DIHs, to discuss how to finance DIHs and how to improve access to finance for the digital transformation of SMEs.
This was the second meeting of a series of the Digital Innovation Hubs Working Group meetings to take place until the next High-level governance meeting with Commissioner Mariya Gabriel in summer 2018.
During the working group meeting, there was given the opportunity to all Digital Innovation Hubs that want to share how they finance their DIHs and which business models they are using, as well as how they support SMEs in accessing finance to transform their business to give a short presentation about it.
Romualdas Petraitis visited Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union and the Lithuanian Research Development and Innovation Liaison Office in Brussels (LINO) where represented the Centre of Excellence in IoT Science and Technology (InnoITeam).
InnoITeam: a solution to stop brain drain?
December 27, 2017
Dr Romualdas Požėra, the Chief Strategic Planning Expert of the Centre of Registers, says that the projects with the aim to pool and retain the highest competencies are becoming more and more important in the country where many discussions are going on about the brain drain.
What was the goal and intentions of the partners?
The project with symbolical title “InnoITeam” has offered a unique opportunity to get familiar with the best practices of Sweden, which is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, in pooling competencies and utilising them not only in the field of research and development but also transferring innovative solutions to business and public sector.
Kaunas University of Technology is the main coordinator of the InnoITeam project where excellence of Kaunas University in the Internet of Things in the Baltic region will be combined with the competencies of other project partners. Vilnius Gediminas Technical University is strong in the field of cybernetics, while the Centre of Registers is the largest keeper of the public sector data. The expertise of Swedish University of Linkoping in the field of data visualization is globally well known; whereas the Swedish Research and Innovation Centre RISE has been proficient in developing and implementing innovations in IT sector. The establishment of such centre of excellence in Lithuania will enable the transition from declarations on innovations to the creation of innovation ecosystem.
Moreover, as I have already mentioned, such projects motivate young people, prevent the brain drain and may also attract the potential of the Lithuanian academic diaspora abroad.
Can you give some examples how the results of this project could serve the public?
The scope of applying the Internet of Things solutions is very wide: from automated production, energy or transportation to public security and healthcare. In general, the intelligent systems analyse our behaviour and changes in environmental parameters, make appropriate decisions on the basis of the obtained results and are able to learn and constantly improve the quality of forecasts. To my opinion, these systems will be the usual thing in future as computers, mobile phones or TV sets today. However, many problems should be solved on the way: in particular, processing of huge data flows, analysis and delivery of results in a human-readable way as well as ensuring of cyber-security. Therefore, artificial intelligence and cognitive computing solutions should be created or have to be adapted for these purposes. In addition, the challenges of personal data protection and certain legal aspects of liability should be also addressed.
How do partners imagine the project progress and organisation?
Although the project is primarily aimed at research and educational activities, it will also bring a significant applied value to the public sector, especially in developing future public e-services.
Already now, we have to focus on digital transformation and a smart public sector, which is based on the efficient personalised public services. This can be achieved by combining or utilising the data, which is our property and which could be the raw material of the future economy.
How can this be achieved?
The activities of the Centre of Excellence will focus on the creation, research and development of a smart environment and service ecosystem in the strategic directions set at the global level: future way of life, work, education and government. Therefore, the understanding and support of the national government authorities is of particular importance when it comes to new international joint study programs, the development of the Internet of Things, the control of urban growth or the resolution of demographic problems using flexible predictive models or cognitive computing.
Why did you get involved in this project? What benefits do you see?
This is an opportunity to participate directly in creating innovations and implementing them. In addition, all this is in perfect harmony with the main mission of the Centre of Registers, i.e. to effectively manage the information resources of the country, thus creating value for members of the public. Given the country’s digitalisation goals, this is an opportunity to increase data dissemination, test, deploy and implement Open Data business models using the data kept by the Centre of Registers. Of course, great attention will be paid to the protection of private information.
The meeting of the Centre of Excellence in IoT Science and Technology (InnoITeam)
November 28, 2017
The meeting of the Centre of Excellence in IoT Science and Technology (InnoITeam) was held on 29 November in the Norrköping, Sweden.
The meeting of scientists from Lithuania (Kaunas University of Technology, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, State Enterprise Centre of Registers of Lithuania) and Sweden (Linköping University, Research Institutes of Sweden) plays an important role not only in advances of the cutting-edge research of Smart Environments and IoT, but also in further collaborative efforts between the two Baltic region countries.
The meeting gave a chance for representatives from both countries to discuss the interface and interaction design approaches for Smart Environments based on IoT; Cybersecurity aspects in the Smart Environments based on IoT; data analysis and visualization approaches for data-intensive IoT environments; cognitive IoT technologies for smart home environments; all of which are crucial elements of economical growth and global positioning in these fields.
Professor Anders Ynnerman (Director Visualization Center, Norrköping, Sweden) provided an opportunity to take a glimpse into the newest information in the field of Scientific Visualization. The cherry on top of the meeting was a tour, organized by Professor Patric Ljung to Visualisation Center.
Centre of Excellence (CoE) in IT Science and Technology for the Internet of Things and Smart Living Systems. InnoITeam Newsletter 1
November 11, 2017
In early September, the first phase of EU project »InnoITeam – Centre of Excellence in IT Science and Technology« started.
Data is new resource, “new oil”, which opposite to natural resources, is increasing exponentially. Integration of different kind of data – media, satellites, sensor/device (IoT), public sector (Open Data), business, scientific - will help to implement holistic approach and will create new services and solutions. High requirements on data quality evidence-based decisions are only as good as the data they operate. New possibilities to generate data, new potential to access data with ease will expose new challenges for Open Data and IoT data – legal, ethical and cybersecurity.
The project was initiated to address and promote growth in several technological sectors in Lithuania and encourage EU teaming in ICT-related research and innovation. The overall objective of the project is to create a new Centre of Excellence (CoE) in IT Science and Technology for the Internet of Things and Smart Living Systems, which will be referred to as “InnoITeam”.
InnoITeam project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and coordinated by the Kaunas University of Technology. The first phase of this project has been started from September 2017 and will end on August 2018. During the first phase, the project team will focus on preparing a comprehensive business plan for the establishment of a new Lithuanian Centre of Excellence in IoT Science and Technology.
Digitalisation is the greatest transformational force of society of today. The demand to reach the digitalisation of the society requires responsible and sustainable solutions. Through the ICT can become a driving force for contributing to social good, the number of challenges has to be faced. Computers are not anymore perceived as distinct technological objects. It is expected that there will be 20.8 billion of connected devices by 2020. Four explicit research and innovation topics will be covered by InnoITeam project: User interface and interaction design approach for Smart Environments based on IoT; Cybersecurity aspects in the Smart Environments based on IoT; Data analysis and visualization approaches for data-intensive IoT environments; Cognitive IoT technologies for smart home environments.
Project mission is to be responsible for implementing and distributing scientific knowledge in the IoT field by providing international and interdisciplinary leadership in the Baltic sea region, create and transfer advanced knowledge, technology and integrated solutions in IoT related ICT areas, foster talents of a new generation of innovation-oriented researchers and professionals and to promote further enactment and involvement in IT sector for those in common businesses and households.
Project is funded by the EU European Commission Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020 under Grant Agreement No 763805.
The project is supported by:
Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania
The Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania
Information Society Development Committee under the Ministry of Transport and Communications
ICT Proposers' Day 2017
November 08, 2017
InnoITeam Centre of Excellence was presented in ICT Proposers' Day 2017 which was held on 9 and 10 November in Budapest, Hungary.
CT Proposers' Day 2017 was focused on the 2018 Calls for Proposals of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme in the field of Information & Communication Technologies and Future and Emerging Technologies (FET).
Centre of Excellence in IoT Science and Technology
October 19, 2017
Lithuania is going to launch the Centre of Excellence in IoT Science and Technology. This will be the first such centre of excellence in Baltic Sea region and will consolidate researchers and institutions from Lithuania and Sweden. The centre will focus on the development of innovations for the Internet of Things and Health Technologies.
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Rytis Maskeliunas (in charge of the project) (received Dr. (Ph. D.) degree in Computer Science field, in 2009) currently works as a professor at Faculty of Informatics, Department of Multimedia Engineering and as a chief researcher at Centre of Real Time Computer Systems, at Kaunas University of Technology...
Prof. Dr. Egidijus Kazanavicius is the director of the Real Time Computer Systems Centre at KTU a board member of the Faculty of Informatics at KTU, Professor at the Department of Computer Science, member of Euro group “Partnership for Innovation”, and scientific coordinator of National Technologies...
Audrone Janaviciute is a lecturer at the Computer Science Department and a researcher at Real Time Computer Centre at the Faculty of Informatics, Kaunas University of Technology. She received her MSc degree in Informatics in 2000 and doctor of Informatics Engineering degree in 2006 at Kaunas University...
Romualdas Požėra is a chief expert on strategic planning at IT centre of State Enterprise Centre of Registers. He received his MSc diploma of physics in 1976 and doctor of semiconductor physics degree in 1983 at Vilnius University. Romualdas Požėra is engaged in SECR activities on public sector digital transformation...
Romualdas Petraitis the strategist, visioner, mentor, consultant, technology transfer expert, initiator and expert of the global projects, initiator and coordinator of academic, business and public sector cooperation, moderator of international events in the area of Digital Economy...
Patric Ljung received his M.S. degree in Information Technology from Linköping University in 2000 and the PhD degree (2006) in Scientific Visualization from the Department of Science and Technology (ITN) at Linköping University.
Prior to his M.S. studies, 1989-1995, he worked with software engineering for...
Arianit Kurti, PhD is a studio director at Interactive Institute Swedish ICT in Norrköping.
Dr. Kurti’s research interests are within the areas of mobile systems and pervasive and ubiquitous computing, especially in exploring the use of contextual information for designing and developing innovative services and applications in specific domains...
Amanda Sundberg, coordinator at RISE Interactive Institute, Norrköping.
Assoc. Prof. Nikolaj Goranin has received a PhD degree at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) in 2010 on the topic of malware evolution modelling by the means of genetic algorithms. Currently he is the Assoc.Prof. at the Department of Information Systems and teaches information technology security, network...
PhD DrSc A. Kaklauskas is a professor at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, in Lithuania; Director of the Research Institute of Smart Building Technologies; Head of the Department of Construction Economics and Property Management; laureate of the Lithuanian Science Prize; member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences...
Artūras Serackis is a professor in the Department of Electronic Systems at VGTU. He received his Bachelor diploma of Electronics Engineering in 2002, MSc of Electronics Engineering in 2004 and doctor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree in 2008 at VGTU. In 2012 he received an Assoc. Professor...
Dr. Justinas Janulevicius has defended his PhD thesis on „Method of Information Security Risk Analysis for Virtualized System“ in 2016 and currently keeps the position of Assoc. Prof. at the Department of Information Systems and position of researcher at the Research Laboratory of Security of Information Technologies...
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Darius Plonis is an associate professor in the Department of Electronic Systems and director of Institute of Telecommunication at VGTU. He received his Bachelor diploma of Electronics Engineering in 2008, MSc of Electronics Engineering in 2010 and doctor of Electrical and Electronics...
Vilma Purienė is a Head of Knowledge and technology transfer centre at VGTU. She has extensive experience in national and international project management, IPR management, R&D commercialisation and innovation scouting. She is an Innovation policy expert and participated in the design and implementation of EU and national...
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