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Reducing Environmental Footprint through transformative Multi-scale Aviation Plannin

Project Motivation

In today’s world that climate change is a major threat, the need to assess and minimise the environmental impact of our activities become evident. Aviation is a major contributor to the emitted greenhouse gases and the rapid rising of urban air mobility will only add to this problem. For this reason, there is a need to create a management system that will optimise trajectories. Optimising trajectories will not only help reduce the environmental footprint of aviation and urban air mobility, but also will have a financial benefit. At the same time, while more and more vehicles move through the air, the impact of the noise they produce, on both community and wildlife remains understudied. Both for emissions and noise, the natural air flows play also a big part.  RefMap aims to address these issues through the development of a transformative digital technology platform that allows quantifying the environmental footprints associated with multi-scale aviation using big data and AI.

Project Ambition

RefMap aims to revolutionise the aviation industry by developing a comprehensive approach to improving air traffic management, reducing environmental footprint, and assessing and minimising the noise impact of drones on communities and wildlife. The project utilises cutting-edge technologies, including deep learning techniques, HPC auto-tuning, and GPU acceleration, to accurately predict flow patterns, optimise drone trajectories, and conduct high-fidelity simulations. To ensure ethical data acquisition, the project also prioritises cyber security and decentralised data management.

Beyond technology, RefMap also has a holistic view of aviation business models and aims to align aviation needs with stakeholders’ needs to extrapolate the business value of green technology. By promoting green management practices, RefMap demonstrates how green technologies can benefit all aviation stakeholders, from airlines and airports to communities and wildlife. RefMap’s ambition extends beyond developing an air quality model; it also includes developing a flight dynamic model that can handle high-density aircraft scenarios, optimising commercial flight trajectories to reduce environmental impact, and minimising the impact of drone noise on populated areas through noise generation and perception optimization. The project also seeks to create a drone noise impact assessment approach for wildlife and provide guidelines to minimise the impact of drone noise on both communities and wildlife.

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RefMap use cases

RefMap tool will have an impact on the service offer of aviation operators active in the large scale, such as airlines and small scale, such as drone operators. This tool will enable the provision of new and environmentally-optimal services in the small scale and the optimisation of current aircraft operations. The stakeholders involved and benefited from the outcomes of RefMap are: airlines, drone operators, airports, regulators and policy-makers. The services that are envisioned to be enabled through our technology in the RefMap project are briefly described in the following use cases:

  • Use cases in large scale (airlines and airports)
  • Use cases in small scale (urban air mobility)

How does Future Needs participate?

Future Needs leads the following activities:

  • Project Branding, Dissemination and Communication activities
  • Clustering with relevant projects and ATM/U-space stakeholders

Future Needs also leads the “Development of the RefMap services and the new European businesses they enable” work package which aims to:

  • Validate the potential of RefMap analytics, simulations and platform and define the MVP based on user needs
  • Define and validate the new business models that the RefMap analytics will enable

Funding

The funding of the project comes from HORIZON-CL5-2022-D5-01-13

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Reducing Environmental Footprint through transformative Multi-scale Aviation Plannin

Project Motivation

In today’s world that climate change is a major threat, the need to assess and minimise the environmental impact of our activities become evident. Aviation is a major contributor to the emitted greenhouse gases and the rapid rising of urban air mobility will only add to this problem. For this reason, there is a need to create a management system that will optimise trajectories. Optimising trajectories will not only help reduce the environmental footprint of aviation and urban air mobility, but also will have a financial benefit. At the same time, while more and more vehicles move through the air, the impact of the noise they produce, on both community and wildlife remains understudied. Both for emissions and noise, the natural air flows play also a big part.  RefMap aims to address these issues through the development of a transformative digital technology platform that allows quantifying the environmental footprints associated with multi-scale aviation using big data and AI.

Project Ambition

RefMap aims to revolutionise the aviation industry by developing a comprehensive approach to improving air traffic management, reducing environmental footprint, and assessing and minimising the noise impact of drones on communities and wildlife. The project utilises cutting-edge technologies, including deep learning techniques, HPC auto-tuning, and GPU acceleration, to accurately predict flow patterns, optimise drone trajectories, and conduct high-fidelity simulations. To ensure ethical data acquisition, the project also prioritises cyber security and decentralised data management.

Beyond technology, RefMap also has a holistic view of aviation business models and aims to align aviation needs with stakeholders’ needs to extrapolate the business value of green technology. By promoting green management practices, RefMap demonstrates how green technologies can benefit all aviation stakeholders, from airlines and airports to communities and wildlife. RefMap’s ambition extends beyond developing an air quality model; it also includes developing a flight dynamic model that can handle high-density aircraft scenarios, optimising commercial flight trajectories to reduce environmental impact, and minimising the impact of drone noise on populated areas through noise generation and perception optimization. The project also seeks to create a drone noise impact assessment approach for wildlife and provide guidelines to minimise the impact of drone noise on both communities and wildlife.

https://futureneeds.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Refmap_grp_edited-scaled-e1679304471525.jpg

RefMap use cases

RefMap tool will have an impact on the service offer of aviation operators active in the large scale, such as airlines and small scale, such as drone operators. This tool will enable the provision of new and environmentally-optimal services in the small scale and the optimisation of current aircraft operations. The stakeholders involved and benefited from the outcomes of RefMap are: airlines, drone operators, airports, regulators and policy-makers. The services that are envisioned to be enabled through our technology in the RefMap project are briefly described in the following use cases:

  • Use cases in large scale (airlines and airports)
  • Use cases in small scale (urban air mobility)

How does Future Needs participate?

Future Needs leads the following activities:

  • Project Branding, Dissemination and Communication activities
  • Clustering with relevant projects and ATM/U-space stakeholders

Future Needs also leads the “Development of the RefMap services and the new European businesses they enable” work package which aims to:

  • Validate the potential of RefMap analytics, simulations and platform and define the MVP based on user needs
  • Define and validate the new business models that the RefMap analytics will enable

Funding

The funding of the project comes from HORIZON-CL5-2022-D5-01-13

Project Facts

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Reducing Environmental Footprint through transformative Multi-scale Aviation Plannin

Project Motivation

In today’s world that climate change is a major threat, the need to assess and minimise the environmental impact of our activities become evident. Aviation is a major contributor to the emitted greenhouse gases and the rapid rising of urban air mobility will only add to this problem. For this reason, there is a need to create a management system that will optimise trajectories. Optimising trajectories will not only help reduce the environmental footprint of aviation and urban air mobility, but also will have a financial benefit. At the same time, while more and more vehicles move through the air, the impact of the noise they produce, on both community and wildlife remains understudied. Both for emissions and noise, the natural air flows play also a big part.  RefMap aims to address these issues through the development of a transformative digital technology platform that allows quantifying the environmental footprints associated with multi-scale aviation using big data and AI.

Project Ambition

RefMap aims to revolutionise the aviation industry by developing a comprehensive approach to improving air traffic management, reducing environmental footprint, and assessing and minimising the noise impact of drones on communities and wildlife. The project utilises cutting-edge technologies, including deep learning techniques, HPC auto-tuning, and GPU acceleration, to accurately predict flow patterns, optimise drone trajectories, and conduct high-fidelity simulations. To ensure ethical data acquisition, the project also prioritises cyber security and decentralised data management.

Beyond technology, RefMap also has a holistic view of aviation business models and aims to align aviation needs with stakeholders’ needs to extrapolate the business value of green technology. By promoting green management practices, RefMap demonstrates how green technologies can benefit all aviation stakeholders, from airlines and airports to communities and wildlife. RefMap’s ambition extends beyond developing an air quality model; it also includes developing a flight dynamic model that can handle high-density aircraft scenarios, optimising commercial flight trajectories to reduce environmental impact, and minimising the impact of drone noise on populated areas through noise generation and perception optimization. The project also seeks to create a drone noise impact assessment approach for wildlife and provide guidelines to minimise the impact of drone noise on both communities and wildlife.

https://futureneeds.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Refmap_grp_edited-scaled-e1679304471525.jpg

RefMap use cases

RefMap tool will have an impact on the service offer of aviation operators active in the large scale, such as airlines and small scale, such as drone operators. This tool will enable the provision of new and environmentally-optimal services in the small scale and the optimisation of current aircraft operations. The stakeholders involved and benefited from the outcomes of RefMap are: airlines, drone operators, airports, regulators and policy-makers. The services that are envisioned to be enabled through our technology in the RefMap project are briefly described in the following use cases:

  • Use cases in large scale (airlines and airports)
  • Use cases in small scale (urban air mobility)

How does Future Needs participate?

Future Needs leads the following activities:

  • Project Branding, Dissemination and Communication activities
  • Clustering with relevant projects and ATM/U-space stakeholders

Future Needs also leads the “Development of the RefMap services and the new European businesses they enable” work package which aims to:

  • Validate the potential of RefMap analytics, simulations and platform and define the MVP based on user needs
  • Define and validate the new business models that the RefMap analytics will enable

Funding

The funding of the project comes from HORIZON-CL5-2022-D5-01-13

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HPC and Big Data Technologies for Global Challenges

Project Objectives

HiDALGO2 will concentrate on the following conceptual aspects:

  1. Technological
  2. Multidisciplinary
  3. Socio-scientific
  4. Teamworking

They are extremely important to follow the work programme and fulfil general recommendations. HiDALGO2 is going to implement a rich set of functionalities, services, model adaptations, co-design benchmarks as well as actively work on establishing collaboration with other projects, initiatives and communities. In order to achieve the relevant impact for the project and measure its success, four above-mentioned categories have been detailed by a set of specific objectives.

Project Ambition and Novelty

The goals and ambitions of the HiDALGO2 project go far beyond the current state of knowledge and application possibilities, exploring areas that have not been explored so far. Thanks to HiDALGO2, it will be possible to make a qualitative change allowing us to look at the current state of knowledge of the analysed problems from a new perspective. Through the progress achieved in the project, we expect a qualitative leap in terms of scale, resolution and accuracy of the results obtained. This can be compared to using a microscope with much higher magnification to study extremely small organisms. Something that was previously invisible to the researcher suddenly becomes available and allows you to understand the essence of things.

Maturity of the Proposed Solution

The potential of scalability is diverse across use cases. The first reason for this is that they come from different fields and are based on completely different computational models. Secondly, they also use various frameworks to conduct calculations, which translates into achieved results. The level of maturity is different, resulting either from the development time or the resources devoted. Most importantly, all pilot applications have great potential for scalability development based on the software and implemented models. Lastly, HiDALGO2 inherits the legacy of the HiDALGO project by continuing the work started under this project.

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How does Future Needs participate?

Future Needs contributes in the following Work Packages of the HiDALGO2:

  • Project Management
  • Centre Operation, Dashboard and Service Offering

On top of that, we lead the Work Package “Outreach, Awareness and Impact Creation”. Work package’s objective is oriented on maximizing the impact of the project and ensuring proper communication and dissemination of the project results/offerings and subsequently to raise awareness to the scientific and societal stakeholders. Another key aspect is to ensure the sustainability of the project results once the project is over in correlation with the individual and joint exploitation intentions of the partners. A key objective of this work package is on community building activities, which already started successfully in HiDALGO, but will be significantly expanded in the successor project, e.g. through a dedicated EU Clustering event. With respect to training activities, the goal is to build a centre for knowledge, experience and expertise exchanging ideas on development of novel/adapted solutions to tackle Global Challenges and to further advance the uptake of Exascale in this domain at European scale.

Thus, this work package will spread the knowledge on efficient utilisation of relevant implementation methods and deployment on current and future HPC and AI infrastructures.

Link with other actions

HiDALGO2 is highly ambitious and in order to achieve its maximum potential it is linked with various other actions with collaboration agreements, specifically the following:

  • Plasma Exascale-Performance Simulations CoE – Pushing flagship plasma simulations codes to tackle exascale-enabled Grand Challenges via performance optimisation and codesign, Plasma-PEPSC, 101093261, funded by EUROHPC
  • BioExcel Centre of Excellence for Computational Biomolecular Research, BioExcel-3, 101093290, funded by EUROHPC
  • Center of Excellence for Exascale CFD, CEEC, 101093393, funded by EUROHPC
  • Coordination and Support for National Competence Centres and Centres of Excellence on a European Level Phase 2, CASTIEL 2, 101102047, funded by EUROHPC
  • Centre of Excellence in exascale-oriented application co-design and delivery for multiscale simulations, MultiXscale, 101093169, funded by EUROHPC
  • Center of Excellence for Exascale in Solid Earth – Second Phase, ChEESE-2P, 101093038, funded by EUROHPC
  • Center of excellence for weather and climate phase 3, ESiWACE3, 101093054, funded by EUROHPC
  • European Centre of Excellence for Engineering Applications on HPC and associated technologies, EXCELLERAT P2, 101092621, funded by EUROHPC
  • Materials design at the eXascale, MaX, 101093374, funded by EUROHPC
  • Scalable Parallel and distributed Astrophysical Codes for Exascale, SPACE, 101093441, funded by EUROHPC

Funding

The funding of the project comes from HORIZON-EUROHPC-JU-2021-COE-01-02

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HPC and Big Data Technologies for Global Challenges

Project Objectives

HiDALGO2 will concentrate on the following conceptual aspects:

  1. Technological
  2. Multidisciplinary
  3. Socio-scientific
  4. Teamworking

They are extremely important to follow the work programme and fulfil general recommendations. HiDALGO2 is going to implement a rich set of functionalities, services, model adaptations, co-design benchmarks as well as actively work on establishing collaboration with other projects, initiatives and communities. In order to achieve the relevant impact for the project and measure its success, four above-mentioned categories have been detailed by a set of specific objectives.

Project Ambition and Novelty

The goals and ambitions of the HiDALGO2 project go far beyond the current state of knowledge and application possibilities, exploring areas that have not been explored so far. Thanks to HiDALGO2, it will be possible to make a qualitative change allowing us to look at the current state of knowledge of the analysed problems from a new perspective. Through the progress achieved in the project, we expect a qualitative leap in terms of scale, resolution and accuracy of the results obtained. This can be compared to using a microscope with much higher magnification to study extremely small organisms. Something that was previously invisible to the researcher suddenly becomes available and allows you to understand the essence of things.

Maturity of the Proposed Solution

The potential of scalability is diverse across use cases. The first reason for this is that they come from different fields and are based on completely different computational models. Secondly, they also use various frameworks to conduct calculations, which translates into achieved results. The level of maturity is different, resulting either from the development time or the resources devoted. Most importantly, all pilot applications have great potential for scalability development based on the software and implemented models. Lastly, HiDALGO2 inherits the legacy of the HiDALGO project by continuing the work started under this project.

https://futureneeds.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/20230125_135100-scaled-e1676651740999.jpg

How does Future Needs participate?

Future Needs contributes in the following Work Packages of the HiDALGO2:

  • Project Management
  • Centre Operation, Dashboard and Service Offering

On top of that, we lead the Work Package “Outreach, Awareness and Impact Creation”. Work package’s objective is oriented on maximizing the impact of the project and ensuring proper communication and dissemination of the project results/offerings and subsequently to raise awareness to the scientific and societal stakeholders. Another key aspect is to ensure the sustainability of the project results once the project is over in correlation with the individual and joint exploitation intentions of the partners. A key objective of this work package is on community building activities, which already started successfully in HiDALGO, but will be significantly expanded in the successor project, e.g. through a dedicated EU Clustering event. With respect to training activities, the goal is to build a centre for knowledge, experience and expertise exchanging ideas on development of novel/adapted solutions to tackle Global Challenges and to further advance the uptake of Exascale in this domain at European scale.

Thus, this work package will spread the knowledge on efficient utilisation of relevant implementation methods and deployment on current and future HPC and AI infrastructures.

Link with other actions

HiDALGO2 is highly ambitious and in order to achieve its maximum potential it is linked with various other actions with collaboration agreements, specifically the following:

  • Plasma Exascale-Performance Simulations CoE – Pushing flagship plasma simulations codes to tackle exascale-enabled Grand Challenges via performance optimisation and codesign, Plasma-PEPSC, 101093261, funded by EUROHPC
  • BioExcel Centre of Excellence for Computational Biomolecular Research, BioExcel-3, 101093290, funded by EUROHPC
  • Center of Excellence for Exascale CFD, CEEC, 101093393, funded by EUROHPC
  • Coordination and Support for National Competence Centres and Centres of Excellence on a European Level Phase 2, CASTIEL 2, 101102047, funded by EUROHPC
  • Centre of Excellence in exascale-oriented application co-design and delivery for multiscale simulations, MultiXscale, 101093169, funded by EUROHPC
  • Center of Excellence for Exascale in Solid Earth – Second Phase, ChEESE-2P, 101093038, funded by EUROHPC
  • Center of excellence for weather and climate phase 3, ESiWACE3, 101093054, funded by EUROHPC
  • European Centre of Excellence for Engineering Applications on HPC and associated technologies, EXCELLERAT P2, 101092621, funded by EUROHPC
  • Materials design at the eXascale, MaX, 101093374, funded by EUROHPC
  • Scalable Parallel and distributed Astrophysical Codes for Exascale, SPACE, 101093441, funded by EUROHPC

Funding

The funding of the project comes from HORIZON-EUROHPC-JU-2021-COE-01-02

Project Facts

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HPC and Big Data Technologies for Global Challenges

Project Objectives

HiDALGO2 will concentrate on the following conceptual aspects:

  1. Technological
  2. Multidisciplinary
  3. Socio-scientific
  4. Teamworking

They are extremely important to follow the work programme and fulfil general recommendations. HiDALGO2 is going to implement a rich set of functionalities, services, model adaptations, co-design benchmarks as well as actively work on establishing collaboration with other projects, initiatives and communities. In order to achieve the relevant impact for the project and measure its success, four above-mentioned categories have been detailed by a set of specific objectives.

Project Ambition and Novelty

The goals and ambitions of the HiDALGO2 project go far beyond the current state of knowledge and application possibilities, exploring areas that have not been explored so far. Thanks to HiDALGO2, it will be possible to make a qualitative change allowing us to look at the current state of knowledge of the analysed problems from a new perspective. Through the progress achieved in the project, we expect a qualitative leap in terms of scale, resolution and accuracy of the results obtained. This can be compared to using a microscope with much higher magnification to study extremely small organisms. Something that was previously invisible to the researcher suddenly becomes available and allows you to understand the essence of things.

Maturity of the Proposed Solution

The potential of scalability is diverse across use cases. The first reason for this is that they come from different fields and are based on completely different computational models. Secondly, they also use various frameworks to conduct calculations, which translates into achieved results. The level of maturity is different, resulting either from the development time or the resources devoted. Most importantly, all pilot applications have great potential for scalability development based on the software and implemented models. Lastly, HiDALGO2 inherits the legacy of the HiDALGO project by continuing the work started under this project.

https://futureneeds.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/20230125_135100-scaled-e1676651740999.jpg

How does Future Needs participate?

Future Needs contributes in the following Work Packages of the HiDALGO2:

  • Project Management
  • Centre Operation, Dashboard and Service Offering

On top of that, we lead the Work Package “Outreach, Awareness and Impact Creation”. Work package’s objective is oriented on maximizing the impact of the project and ensuring proper communication and dissemination of the project results/offerings and subsequently to raise awareness to the scientific and societal stakeholders. Another key aspect is to ensure the sustainability of the project results once the project is over in correlation with the individual and joint exploitation intentions of the partners. A key objective of this work package is on community building activities, which already started successfully in HiDALGO, but will be significantly expanded in the successor project, e.g. through a dedicated EU Clustering event. With respect to training activities, the goal is to build a centre for knowledge, experience and expertise exchanging ideas on development of novel/adapted solutions to tackle Global Challenges and to further advance the uptake of Exascale in this domain at European scale.

Thus, this work package will spread the knowledge on efficient utilisation of relevant implementation methods and deployment on current and future HPC and AI infrastructures.

Link with other actions

HiDALGO2 is highly ambitious and in order to achieve its maximum potential it is linked with various other actions with collaboration agreements, specifically the following:

  • Plasma Exascale-Performance Simulations CoE – Pushing flagship plasma simulations codes to tackle exascale-enabled Grand Challenges via performance optimisation and codesign, Plasma-PEPSC, 101093261, funded by EUROHPC
  • BioExcel Centre of Excellence for Computational Biomolecular Research, BioExcel-3, 101093290, funded by EUROHPC
  • Center of Excellence for Exascale CFD, CEEC, 101093393, funded by EUROHPC
  • Coordination and Support for National Competence Centres and Centres of Excellence on a European Level Phase 2, CASTIEL 2, 101102047, funded by EUROHPC
  • Centre of Excellence in exascale-oriented application co-design and delivery for multiscale simulations, MultiXscale, 101093169, funded by EUROHPC
  • Center of Excellence for Exascale in Solid Earth – Second Phase, ChEESE-2P, 101093038, funded by EUROHPC
  • Center of excellence for weather and climate phase 3, ESiWACE3, 101093054, funded by EUROHPC
  • European Centre of Excellence for Engineering Applications on HPC and associated technologies, EXCELLERAT P2, 101092621, funded by EUROHPC
  • Materials design at the eXascale, MaX, 101093374, funded by EUROHPC
  • Scalable Parallel and distributed Astrophysical Codes for Exascale, SPACE, 101093441, funded by EUROHPC

Funding

The funding of the project comes from HORIZON-EUROHPC-JU-2021-COE-01-02

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ENsuring Secure and Safe CMD Design with Zero TRUST Principles

Aligned with the guidelines of the Cybersecurity Act and the existing guidance on cybersecurity for medical devices, ENTRUST envisions a Trust Management Architecture intended to dynamically and holistically manage the lifecycle of connected medical devices, strengthening  trust and privacy in the entire medical ecosystem. 

What is the objective of the ENTRUST project?

The main objective of ENTRUST is to ensure end-to-end trust management of medical devices including formally verified trust models, risk assessment process, secure lifecycle procedures, security policies, technical recommendations, and the first-ever real-time Conformity Certificates to safeguard connected medical devices.

What is the aim of the ENTRUST project?

ENTRUST will leverage a series of breakthrough solutions to enhance assurance without limiting the applicability of connected medical devices by enclosing them to cybersecurity features. The project will introduce a novel remote attestation mechanism to ensure the device’s correct operation at runtime regardless of its computational power; will be efficient enough to run in also resource-constrained real-time systems such as the medical devices.

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Which needs does ENTRUST address?

There is a need for targeted design and development of Medical Device – specific defensive mechanisms that occurs from: 

  • The absence of a holistic security and privacy solution throughout the entire lifecycle of a heterogeneous medical device
  • The lack of a trust establishment mechanism among all the stakeholder in the healthcare supply chain
  • The absence of formal verification approaches for medical devices
  • The absence of runtime assurance for the connected medical devices
  • The lack of cyber security culture and visibility in healthcare domain

What is the role of Future Needs? 

Future Needs leads the Dissemination, Communication, Exploitation and Impact Creation work package, where it will create an Open-Source Roadmap. Furthermore, Future Needs leads the tasks for Data Management, Legal and Ethical Compliance of the project and the task Shaping the Ethical & Legal Dimension of Trust Management in Next-Generation of smart connected medical devices in which will conduct an ethical analysis.

Funding

The funding of the project comes from HORIZON-HLTH-2022-IND-13-01.

Project Facts

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01234567890Years

ENsuring Secure and Safe CMD Design with Zero TRUST Principles

Aligned with the guidelines of the Cybersecurity Act and the existing guidance on cybersecurity for medical devices, ENTRUST envisions a Trust Management Architecture intended to dynamically and holistically manage the lifecycle of connected medical devices, strengthening  trust and privacy in the entire medical ecosystem. 

What is the objective of the ENTRUST project?

The main objective of ENTRUST is to ensure end-to-end trust management of medical devices including formally verified trust models, risk assessment process, secure lifecycle procedures, security policies, technical recommendations, and the first-ever real-time Conformity Certificates to safeguard connected medical devices.

What is the aim of the ENTRUST project?

ENTRUST will leverage a series of breakthrough solutions to enhance assurance without limiting the applicability of connected medical devices by enclosing them to cybersecurity features. The project will introduce a novel remote attestation mechanism to ensure the device’s correct operation at runtime regardless of its computational power; will be efficient enough to run in also resource-constrained real-time systems such as the medical devices.

https://futureneeds.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/pexels-rfstudio-3825539-scaled.jpg

Which needs does ENTRUST address?

There is a need for targeted design and development of Medical Device – specific defensive mechanisms that occurs from: 

  • The absence of a holistic security and privacy solution throughout the entire lifecycle of a heterogeneous medical device
  • The lack of a trust establishment mechanism among all the stakeholder in the healthcare supply chain
  • The absence of formal verification approaches for medical devices
  • The absence of runtime assurance for the connected medical devices
  • The lack of cyber security culture and visibility in healthcare domain

What is the role of Future Needs? 

Future Needs leads the Dissemination, Communication, Exploitation and Impact Creation work package, where it will create an Open-Source Roadmap. Furthermore, Future Needs leads the tasks for Data Management, Legal and Ethical Compliance of the project and the task Shaping the Ethical & Legal Dimension of Trust Management in Next-Generation of smart connected medical devices in which will conduct an ethical analysis.

Funding

The funding of the project comes from HORIZON-HLTH-2022-IND-13-01.

Project Facts

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0123456789001234567890Countries
01234567890Years

ENsuring Secure and Safe CMD Design with Zero TRUST Principles

Aligned with the guidelines of the Cybersecurity Act and the existing guidance on cybersecurity for medical devices, ENTRUST envisions a Trust Management Architecture intended to dynamically and holistically manage the lifecycle of connected medical devices, strengthening  trust and privacy in the entire medical ecosystem. 

What is the objective of the ENTRUST project?

The main objective of ENTRUST is to ensure end-to-end trust management of medical devices including formally verified trust models, risk assessment process, secure lifecycle procedures, security policies, technical recommendations, and the first-ever real-time Conformity Certificates to safeguard connected medical devices.

What is the aim of the ENTRUST project?

ENTRUST will leverage a series of breakthrough solutions to enhance assurance without limiting the applicability of connected medical devices by enclosing them to cybersecurity features. The project will introduce a novel remote attestation mechanism to ensure the device’s correct operation at runtime regardless of its computational power; will be efficient enough to run in also resource-constrained real-time systems such as the medical devices.

https://futureneeds.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/pexels-rfstudio-3825539-scaled.jpg

Which needs does ENTRUST address?

There is a need for targeted design and development of Medical Device – specific defensive mechanisms that occurs from: 

  • The absence of a holistic security and privacy solution throughout the entire lifecycle of a heterogeneous medical device
  • The lack of a trust establishment mechanism among all the stakeholder in the healthcare supply chain
  • The absence of formal verification approaches for medical devices
  • The absence of runtime assurance for the connected medical devices
  • The lack of cyber security culture and visibility in healthcare domain

What is the role of Future Needs? 

Future Needs leads the Dissemination, Communication, Exploitation and Impact Creation work package, where it will create an Open-Source Roadmap. Furthermore, Future Needs leads the tasks for Data Management, Legal and Ethical Compliance of the project and the task Shaping the Ethical & Legal Dimension of Trust Management in Next-Generation of smart connected medical devices in which will conduct an ethical analysis.

Funding

The funding of the project comes from HORIZON-HLTH-2022-IND-13-01.

Project Facts

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BeNe U-space Reference Design Implementation

Just as U-space has specifically been designed as an enabling framework to facilitate scalable VLOS and BVLOS drone operations in even the most congested airspaces and over all types of environments, the BURDI project has been specifically designed to enable a speedy yet all-encompassing real live reference implementation of this U-space framework in Belgium, endorsed by one of its neighbouring countries. The BURDI project will be implemented mainly around the three main civil controlled airports in Belgium: Brussels, Antwerp and Liège, complemented with a zone East of Antwerp currently tagged as Helicopter Training Area.

BURDI project has been specifically designed to enable a speedy yet all-encompassing real live reference implementation of this U-space framework in Belgium.

What is the main objective of the BURDI project?

The objective of the BURDI project is to implement a “full” U-space airspace concept in several environments (including controlled airspace and urban environments (UAM)) and to demonstrate its sustainability and socio-economic value for the drone services sector, driven by the safe and secure enablement of drone operations in complex and dense traffic conditions, including manned aviation activities. The BURDI program contributes to the Horizon Europe sector fostering development of decarbonised modes of transportation. The aim of the BURDI project is to establish multiple U-space airspaces implementations throughout the Belgian FIR.

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How will the BURDI project contribute to the efficiency objectives of the trans-European transport network?

1. The BURDI project will use cost-efficient application of innovative technology for execution of essential activities in safety and security domains. These will cover inspection of critical infrastructures like the Port of Antwerp.
2. It will establishing the connection with other transportation mode ensuring the sustainable (decarbonised) delivery for the last kilometers.
3. It will get rid of existing bottlenecks due to ground traffic jam to deliver a payload, especially if there is a priority in support of medical operations, developed and datasets – to be scaled up in BURDI project.

What is the role of Future Needs?

Future Needs leads the data protection and data management plan of the BURDI project, participates in communication and dissemination activities and leads the ATM and U-space capacity assessment. Furthermore, at the topic of social acceptance & multilevel governance, Future Needs along with Airbus and the cities of UIC2 participating in the Advisory Board of the project, will evaluate the social acceptance and the multilevel governance of U-space implementation, especially in the UAM environment by using the UAM Smart indicators developed by our company in frames of the ongoing SAFIR- Med SESAR JU H2020 project (they will fine tuned and validated). Lastly, in the same topic, Future Needs will execute regular market surveys and ad-hoc analyses and then, it will elaborate a cost efficiency report and the business sustainability plan of the effective U-space services provision.

Funding

The funding of the BURDI project comes from ERDF I3 – Innovation Investments Strand 2a – GREEN – 2021 (I3-2021-INV2a-GREEN)

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BeNe U-space Reference Design Implementation

Just as U-space has specifically been designed as an enabling framework to facilitate scalable VLOS and BVLOS drone operations in even the most congested airspaces and over all types of environments, the BURDI project has been specifically designed to enable a speedy yet all-encompassing real live reference implementation of this U-space framework in Belgium, endorsed by one of its neighbouring countries. The project will be implemented mainly around the three main civil controlled airports in Belgium: Brussels, Antwerp and Liège, complemented with a zone East of Antwerp currently tagged as Helicopter Training Area.

BURDI project has been specifically designed to enable a speedy yet all-encompassing real live reference implementation of this U-space framework in Belgium.

What is the main objective of the BURDI project?

The objective of the BURDI project is to implement a “full” U-space airspace concept in several environments (including controlled airspace and urban environments (UAM)) and to demonstrate its sustainability and socio-economic value for the drone services sector, driven by the safe and secure enablement of drone operations in complex and dense traffic conditions, including manned aviation activities. The BURDI program contributes to the Horizon Europe sector fostering development of decarbonised modes of transportation. The aim of the BURDI project is to establish multiple U-space airspaces implementations throughout the Belgian FIR.

Drone, Unmanned copter flight, pilot flying drone

How will the BURDI project contribute to the efficiency objectives of the trans-European transport network?

1. It will use cost-efficient application of innovative technology for execution of essential activities in safety and security domains. These will cover inspection of critical infrastructures like the Port of Antwerp.
2. It will establishing the connection with other transportation mode ensuring the sustainable (decarbonised) delivery for the last kilometers.
3. It will get rid of existing bottlenecks due to ground traffic jam to deliver a payload, especially if there is a priority in support of medical operations, developed and datasets – to be scaled up in SmartVitiNet.

What is the role of Future Needs?

Future Needs leads the data protection and data management plan of the project, participates in communication and dissemination activities and leads the ATM and U-space capacity assessment. Furthermore, at the topic of social acceptance & multilevel governance, Future Needs along with Airbus and the cities of UIC2 participating in the Advisory Board of the project, will evaluate the social acceptance and the multilevel governance of U-space implementation, especially in UAM environment by using the UAM Smart indicators developed by our company in frames of the ongoing SAFIR- Med SESAR JU H2020 project (they will fine tuned and validated). Lastly, in the same topic, Future Needs will execute regular market surveys and ad-hoc analyses and then, it will elaborate a cost efficiency report and the business sustainability plan of the effective U-space services provision.

Funding

The funding of the project comes from ERDF I3 – Innovation Investments Strand 2a – GREEN – 2021 (I3-2021-INV2a-GREEN)

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Smart and Sustainable Drone-assisted Viticulture Excellence Network

Viticulture worldwide faces a dual challenge: the effects of the Climate Change (CC) and the preparation of vine growers to employ new technological solutions to face the upcoming changes and emerging needs. Interactions between plant resistance traits and abiotic stress tolerance may represent the most substantial impact of climate change on plant productivity. What’s more, a study of Eurostat reveals that 67% of the pesticides in Europe are used in viticulture. This is where SmartVitiNet comes in, to offer solutions for precision viticulture that can be an alternative, ensuring continued crop health monitoring, timely and targeted interventions.

Viticulture faces the challenge of Climate Change (CC) effects and the preparation of vine growers to employ new technological solutions to face these changes and emerging needs.

Which are the main objectives of SmartVitiNet?

SmartVitiNet project aims at the following four general objectives:

– To create an accessible and affordable integrated solution for viticulture to be used both by vineyard owners themselves and agricultural policy makers. 

-To connect policy makers, academia and technology actors with the viticulture community in a sustainable way with the aim to make innovative technologies accessible for the highest number of wine-growers. In order to improve the existing business ecosystem of the agricultural sector, SmartVitiNet will establish a Competence Centre for precision viticulture. 

-To create more business potential in the area of precision agriculture. 

-To strengthen the competitiveness of national wine producers. It will enhance and build a competitive edge by developing and adopting new and better ways of growing grapes and making wines and especially for less developed regions of the partners’ countries – Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain. 

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What is the role of Future Needs?

Future Needs will lead the dissemination and exploitation activities of the SmartVitiNet project and will facilitate the requirements analysis and the architecture design

Future Needs’ team is experienced in user experience, service design, communication and business development, thus it is responsible for the dissemination of project achievements  and the establishment of the exploitation strategy for further commercialization of SmartVitiNet project’s results. Furthermore, Future Needs will co-develop the SmartVitiNet Decision Support System (DSS) and will create the definition of the Minimum Viable Product. Finally, it will lead the community piloting in Cyprus.

SmartVitiNet will benefit furthermore by Future Needs’ established knowledge and expertise gained during another equivalent ongoing project run in collaboration with other partners. This is the Oenobotics project (funded under an Open call of the H2020 AgroboFood project) that will provide its results – prototypes developed and datasets – to be scaled up in SmartVitiNet.

Which are the advantages of precision viticulture?

One of the most powerful tools in precision viticulture is the use of remote sensing through its ability to rapidly provide a synoptic view of grapevine shape, size and vigor over entire vineyards. Its potential for improving viticultural practice is evident by the relationships that are known to exist between these canopy descriptors and grape quality and yield. Sensors are starting to provide literally granular data points on soil conditions, as well as detailed info on wind, fertilizer requirements, water availability and pest infestations, which in addition to aerial images captured by unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) which can patrol fields, can alert vine-growers to crop ripeness or potential problems and provide early warnings of deviations from expected growth rates or quality. Individual plants can be monitored for nutrients and growth rates. Furthermore, the introduction of automation in agriculture has profound impacts on most aspects of farming.

Given that the average area per holding in Cyprus and Greece is 0.55 hectares and in Portugal 0.9 hectares, vineyards of these countries are ideal candidates for drone remote sensing use. In France, there are many bigger vineyards but there is a significant amount of smaller vineyards as well.

Funding

The funding of the project comes from ERDF I3 – Innovation Investments Strand 2a – GREEN – 2021 (I3-2021-INV2a-GREEN)

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Smart and Sustainable Drone-assisted Viticulture Excellence Network

Viticulture worldwide faces a dual challenge: the effects of the Climate Change (CC) and the preparation of vine growers to employ new technological solutions to face the upcoming changes and emerging needs. Interactions between plant resistance traits and abiotic stress tolerance may represent the most substantial impact of climate change on plant productivity. What’s more, a study of Eurostat reveals that 67% of the pesticides in Europe are used in viticulture. This is where SmartVitiNet comes in, to offer solutions for precision viticulture that can be an alternative, ensuring continued crop health monitoring, timely and targeted interventions.

Viticulture faces the challenge of Climate Change (CC) effects and the preparation of vine growers to employ new technological solutions to face these changes and emerging needs.

Which are the main objectives of SmartVitiNet?

SmartVitiNet project aims at the following four general objectives:

– To create an accessible and affordable integrated solution for viticulture to be used both by vineyard owners themselves and agricultural policy makers. 

-To connect policy makers, academia and technology actors with the viticulture community in a sustainable way with the aim to make innovative technologies accessible for the highest number of wine-growers. In order to improve the existing business ecosystem of the agricultural sector, SmartVitiNet will establish a Competence Centre for precision viticulture. 

-To create more business potential in the area of precision agriculture. 

-To strengthen the competitiveness of national wine producers. It will enhance and build a competitive edge by developing and adopting new and better ways of growing grapes and making wines and especially for less developed regions of the partners’ countries – Greece, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain. 

Senior well-dressed winemaker walking on the vineyard, checking the ripeness of the white grapes on a sunny morning

What is the role of Future Needs?

Future Needs will lead the dissemination and exploitation activities of the project and will facilitate the requirements analysis and the architecture design

Future Needs’ team is experienced in user experience, service design, communication and business development, thus it is responsible for the dissemination of project achievements  and the establishment of the exploitation strategy for further commercialization of project’s results. Furthermore Future Needs will co-develop the SmartVitiNet Decision Support System (DSS) and will create the definition of the Minimum Viable Product. Finally, it will lead the community piloting in Cyprus.

SmartVitiNet will benefit furthermore by Future Needs’ established knowledge and expertise gained during another equivalent ongoing project run in collaboration with other partners. This is the Oenobotics project (funded under an Open call of the H2020 AgroboFood project) that will provide its results – prototypes developed and datasets – to be scaled up in SmartVitiNet.

Which are the advantages of precision viticulture?

One of the most powerful tools in precision viticulture is the use of remote sensing through its ability to rapidly provide a synoptic view of grapevine shape, size and vigor over entire vineyards. Its potential for improving viticultural practice is evident by the relationships that are known to exist between these canopy descriptors and grape quality and yield. Sensors are starting to provide literally granular data points on soil conditions, as well as detailed info on wind, fertilizer requirements, water availability and pest infestations, which in addition to aerial images captured by unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) which can patrol fields, can alert vine-growers to crop ripeness or potential problems and provide early warnings of deviations from expected growth rates or quality. Individual plants can be monitored for nutrients and growth rates. Furthermore, the introduction of automation in agriculture has profound impacts on most aspects of farming.

Given that the average area per holding in Cyprus and Greece is 0.55 hectares and in Portugal 0.9 hectares, vineyards of these countries are ideal candidates for drone remote sensing use. In France, there are many bigger vineyards but there is a significant amount of smaller vineyards as well.

Funding

The funding of the project comes from ERDF I3 – Innovation Investments Strand 2a – GREEN – 2021 (I3-2021-INV2a-GREEN)

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Digital Technologies Acting as a Gatekeeper to information and data flows

Which issues of today’s digital world does TANGO address?

In today’s world, digital services are becoming more and more a commonality in people’s daily lives. Ongoing digital transformation and data management is taking place across the majority of industrial sectors. Organizations have been collecting a plethora of data about their customers as well as their businesses. Intellectual property (IP) is an essential motor driving innovation, competitiveness, and the growth of businesses and the economy. However, all this digital overflow is largely susceptible to theft and breach of citizens’ privacy. The associated costs related to citizens’ privacy both from the users’ side and the organizations side are huge, creating an imperative need for digital solutions that will ensure users privacy. All aforementioned issues are addressed by our project TANGO.

What is the aim of the TANGO project?

The aim of the TANGO project is to use digital technologies as a gatekeeper to information and data flow. TANGO will leverage the power of emerging and digital technologies to improve the privacy and user-experience for citizens, to protect intellectual property, reduce costs and improve productivity for companies, and to address key bureaucratic and administration challenges for public organizations including embassies. It will provide a solution within the transport, e-commerce, finance, public administration, tourism and industrial domains supporting numerous beneficiaries across Europe.

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What are the main characteristics of TANGO’s novel platform?

TANGO project will introduce a novel and holistic platform for user-friendly, secure, trustworthy, compliant, fair, transparent, accountable and environmentally sustainable data management (data handling, processing, communicating and storage). Distributed and privacy preserving data collection, processing, analysis, sharing and storage in a green manner, are key elements of the platform. Security and trust will be at the core of the platform.

How does Future Needs participate?

Future Needs participates in various Work Packages of the TANGO project: “Project and Technical Management”, “Requirements, Specifications & Reference Architecture” (we will identify the gaps in distributed data management, extract the user requirements translating them into functional for the design of the overall architecture), “User Interfaces and Platform Integration”, “Pilot Demonstration and Validation Campaigns” and “Dissemination, Communication and Exploitation” (more specifically “Market Analysis and Business Modeling”). During the implementation of the latter, Future Needs along with other partners will ensure wide communication and scientific dissemination of the innovative TANGO results to the research, academic, and international community. Moreover, Future Needs will work towards the efficient exploitation and business planning of the TANGO concepts and tools to various domains, with the aim of identifying end users and potential customers.

Funding

The funding of the project comes from  HORIZON-CL4-2021-DATA-01-01.

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Digital Technologies Acting as a Gatekeeper to information and data flows

Which issues of today’s digital world does TANGO address?

In today’s world, digital services are becoming more and more a commonality in people’s daily lives. Ongoing digital transformation and data management is taking place across the majority of industrial sectors. Organizations have been collecting a plethora of data about their customers as well as their businesses. Intellectual property (IP) is an essential motor driving innovation, competitiveness, and the growth of businesses and the economy. However, all this digital overflow is largely susceptible to theft and breach of citizens’ privacy. The associated costs related to citizens’ privacy both from the users’ side and the organizations side are huge, creating an imperative need for digital solutions that will ensure users privacy.

What is the aim of the TANGO project?

The aim of the TANGO project is to use digital technologies as a gatekeeper to information and data flow. TANGO will leverage the power of emerging and digital technologies to improve the privacy and user-experience for citizens, to protect intellectual property, reduce costs and improve productivity for companies, and to address key bureaucratic and administration challenges for public organizations including embassies. It will provide a solution within the transport, e-commerce, finance, public administration, tourism and industrial domains supporting numerous beneficiaries across Europe.

data management

What are the main characteristics of TANGO’s novel platform?

TANGO will introduce a novel and holistic platform for user-friendly, secure, trustworthy, compliant, fair, transparent, accountable and environmentally sustainable data management (data handling, processing, communicating and storage). Distributed and privacy preserving data collection, processing, analysis, sharing and storage in a green manner, are key elements of the platform. Security and trust will be at the core of the platform.

How does Future Needs participate?

Future Needs participates in various Work Packages of the project: “Project and Technical Management”, “Requirements, Specifications & Reference Architecture” (we will identify the gaps in distributed data management, extract the user requirements translating them into functional for the design of the overall architecture), “User Interfaces and Platform Integration”, “Pilot Demonstration and Validation Campaigns” and “Dissemination, Communication and Exploitation” (more specifically “Market Analysis and Business Modeling”). During the implementation of the latter, Future Needs along with other partners will ensure wide communication and scientific dissemination of the innovative TANGO results to the research, academic, and international community. Moreover, Future Needs will work towards the efficient exploitation and business planning of the TANGO concepts and tools to various domains, with the aim of identifying end users and potential customers.

Funding

The funding of the project comes from  HORIZON-CL4-2021-DATA-01-01.

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Digital Technologies Acting as a Gatekeeper to information and data flows

Which issues of today’s digital world does TANGO address?

In today’s world, digital services are becoming more and more a commonality in people’s daily lives. Ongoing digital transformation and data management is taking place across the majority of industrial sectors. Organizations have been collecting a plethora of data about their customers as well as their businesses. Intellectual property (IP) is an essential motor driving innovation, competitiveness, and the growth of businesses and the economy. However, all this digital overflow is largely susceptible to theft and breach of citizens’ privacy. The associated costs related to citizens’ privacy both from the users’ side and the organizations side are huge, creating an imperative need for digital solutions that will ensure users privacy.

What is the aim of the TANGO project?

The aim of the TANGO project is to use digital technologies as a gatekeeper to information and data flow. TANGO will leverage the power of emerging and digital technologies to improve the privacy and user-experience for citizens, to protect intellectual property, reduce costs and improve productivity for companies, and to address key bureaucratic and administration challenges for public organizations including embassies. It will provide a solution within the transport, e-commerce, finance, public administration, tourism and industrial domains supporting numerous beneficiaries across Europe.

data management

What are the main characteristics of TANGO’s novel platform?

TANGO will introduce a novel and holistic platform for user-friendly, secure, trustworthy, compliant, fair, transparent, accountable and environmentally sustainable data management (data handling, processing, communicating and storage). Distributed and privacy preserving data collection, processing, analysis, sharing and storage in a green manner, are key elements of the platform. Security and trust will be at the core of the platform.

How does Future Needs participate?

Future Needs participates in various Work Packages of the project: “Project and Technical Management”, “Requirements, Specifications & Reference Architecture” (we will identify the gaps in distributed data management, extract the user requirements translating them into functional for the design of the overall architecture), “User Interfaces and Platform Integration”, “Pilot Demonstration and Validation Campaigns” and “Dissemination, Communication and Exploitation” (more specifically “Market Analysis and Business Modeling”). During the implementation of the latter, Future Needs along with other partners will ensure wide communication and scientific dissemination of the innovative TANGO results to the research, academic, and international community. Moreover, Future Needs will work towards the efficient exploitation and business planning of the TANGO concepts and tools to various domains, with the aim of identifying end users and potential customers.

Funding

The funding of the project comes from  HORIZON-CL4-2021-DATA-01-01.

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Automated solutions for sustainable and circular construction and demolition waste management

The ambition of RECONMATIC Project

RECONMATIC project aims to provide solutions that will be easily adoptable by all stakeholders involved in the processes of Construction & Demolition Waste Μanagement (CDW), in order to reach the expected future EU target of high CDW recovery (to be set by EC in 2024 or beyond) and most importantly the status of zero CDW by 2050. This is exactly the ambition of the RECONMATIC project, entirely in line with EU Waste Framework Directives (European Commission, 2019) and the Circular Economy Action Plan (European Union, 2020).

What kind of challenges does RECONMATIC Project face?

The “zero Construction & Demolition Waste Μanagement by 2050” goal faces major challenges that coincide with the ones of RECONMATIC :

  • Fragmentation of the construction sectors and lack of cooperation among the stakeholders.
  • Lack of consideration on how to minimise CDW during the whole life cycle of buildings and infrastructure.
  • Dislike for high-end technologies in the sector and reliance on human- operated machinery or manual work.
  • Slow implementation of digital solutions due to conservatism of both local authorities/investors and construction contractors.
  • Conflicts between legislation requirements and technology readiness of the sector resulting in confusion, and inertia against taking action towards zero waste.
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Which are the main aims of the project?

First, the volume of materials entering the CDW stream has to be minimized and, secondly, CDW has to be treated and better controlled to provide materials for reuse of high value products, with traceability and quality assurance. The envisaged methods and tools will reconcile the different demands on technology, cost, health and safety, sustainability, legislation and business needs of all involved stakeholders. Having developed them, RECONMATIC will proactively disseminate the knowledge and best practice to help different stakeholders in different EU countries, the UK and China to take up the developed solutions of this project and reach high impact.

What does Future Needs lead?

Future Needs leads the dissemination and exploitation activities of the RECONMATIC project for business and education. We have created the project visual identity and applied it to the communication material we designed for it (website, brochure, social media, documents and presentation templates). We also develop the communication strategy of the RECONMATIC  project including one to enable cooperation with other projects and initiatives. Additionally, we will ensure the future exploitation and deployment of the project results and the continuation of the project research and innovation. Finally, we will lead the training activities for the relevant stakeholders and will share the knowledge and outputs of the project to the widest possible target users.

Funding

The funding of the RECONMATIC project comes from HORIZON-CL4-2021-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-11. Specifically it has been funded by the European Union under Grant Agreement No. 101058580 and by the UK Research and Innovation as part of the UK Guarantee programme for UK Horizon Europe participation.​

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Green skills & practices for postal services to implement the European Green Deal

GreenPosts objective is to implement a general concept and approach for postal services’ operations to go green by introducing a mindset of sustainability linked to the transition to a circular and greener economy. GreenPosts project’s specific goal is to capacitate local posts’ staff to change engagement, to develop green skills and foster leadership and creativity via socio-educational and professional development and action.

The GreenPosts project aim is to create training material for posts’ staff on how to put the European Green Deal into practice at the local level, and respect the UN Sustainable Development Goal 13 saying “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts” and SDG 11 saying “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”.

The role of Future Needs in the project

In GreenPosts project Future Needs will support Postal Services from 4 countries in building organisational capacity in Climate Change mitigation and adaptation strategies. Future Needs will also contribute to the improvement and extension of the supply of high-quality learning opportunities for adults, under the perspective of lifelong learning via an Online Training Courses and a virtual Think Tank. In particular Future Needs leads the development of training material on the topic of Green Financial Management and Budgeting.

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What is the aim of the training programme?

The training programme will be piloted in 4 countries and will enable posts across Europe and beyond to:

  • Set a clear, long-term direction with flexibility to adapt to new evidence and circumstances.
  • Provide robust and credible reporting, governance and accountability.
  • Put in place strong local leadership and a more integrated delivery framework.
  • Set incentives for and start practicing sustainable financial management.
  • Make sure everyone plays their part in delivering the improved environment we all want.

GreenPosts is also meant to involve postal office workers in a variety of environmental problems of their local society related to noise or air pollution, waste disposal, consumer education and protection. Furthermore, the activities of GreenPosts offer the opportunity for inter-regional sharing, sustaining the success of the related internal training workshops developed by the partner organisations. Partners will be sharing best practice and information facilitating continuous improvement and effective carbon management and climate change mitigation and adaptation beyond the consortium.

Both the online training developed and the online community established will help the participants to keep up-to-date with science and policy on EU level, as well as to enhance their competences in various sustainability-relevant sectors.

Funding

The funding of the project comes from  Erasmus+ KA220-VET – Cooperation partnerships in vocational education and training,

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Green skills & practices for postal services to implement the European
Green Deal

GreenPosts’s objective is to implement a general concept and approach to greening postal services’ operations by introducing a mindset of sustainability linked to the transition to a circular and greener economy. The project’s specific goal is to capacitate local posts’ staff for change engagement, developing green skills and fostering leadership and creativity via socio-educational and professional development and action.

The GreenPosts project aim is to create training material for posts’ staff on how to put the European Green Deal into practice at the local level, and respect the UN Sustainable Development Goal 13 saying “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts” and SDG 11 saying “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”.

In GreenPosts project Future Needs will support Postal Services from 4 countries in building organisational capacity in Climate Change mitigation and adaptation strategies. Future Needs will also contribute to the improvement and extension of the supply of high-quality learning opportunities for adults, under the perspective of lifelong learning via an Online Training Courses and a virtual Think Tank. In particular Future Needs leads the development of training material on the topic of Green Financial Management and Budgeting.

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The training programme will be piloted in 4 countries and will enable posts across Europe and beyond to:

  • Set a clear, long-term direction with flexibility to adapt to new evidence and circumstances.
  • Provide robust and credible reporting, governance and accountability.
  • Put in place strong local leadership and a more integrated delivery framework.
  • Set incentives for and start practicing sustainable financial management.
  • Make sure everyone plays their part in delivering the improved environment we all want.

GreenPosts is also meant to involve postal office workers in a variety of environmental problems of their local society related to noise or air pollution, waste disposal, consumer education and protection. Furthermore, the activities of GreenPosts offer the opportunity for inter-regional sharing, sustaining the success of the related internal training workshops developed by the partner organisations. Partners will be sharing best practice and information facilitating continuous improvement and effective carbon management and climate change mitigation and adaptation beyond the consortium.

Both the online training developed and the online community established will help the participants to keep up-to-date with science and policy on EU level, as well as to enhance their competences in various sustainability-relevant sectors.

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Be Well and Green when Digital

The goal of the BeWEEN project is to enhance Digital Education Readiness by building capacity in “healthier and more responsible use of digital technology”. When Digital Safety is discussed by policy makers or schools, the conversation is dominated by cybersecurity issues. The notion of “safety in a digital world” however also encompasses our personal health and the health of our planet. Our BeWEEN project aims to help teachers and students realise this and develop Competences in “Protecting health and well-being” and “Protecting the environment” Competences. These are two competences that are included in the EU Digital Competence Framework (DigComp), but are under-addressed in curricula.

BeWEEN will deliver a robust solution to be readily taken up by High School Teachers and Students to develop key digital Competences under area 4 of DigComp “Safety”, and thus address the associated challenges imposed on youth of the COVID-19 era.

Future Needs participates in the BeWEEN project as a partner responsible for the development of the Training programme material which will be piloted among High School Teachers, enhancing their Digital Education Readiness. Future Needs also leads the development of the BeWEEN Mobile Game which will be promoted to and piloted by youth learners aged 13-21 in 4 European countries.

With this project, BeWEEN partners aim to:

  • Improve the level of key digital competences and skills of High School Teachers and students in Europe and beyond;
  • Impact EU policies concerning the safe and responsible use of digital technology;
  • Promote and strengthen the European lifelong learning area, by contributing to the dissemination, multiplication and replication of this new Training material.
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BeWEEN has a bottom-up approach, involving High School Teachers and students in a comprehensive process covering the components of research and analysis, piloting and evaluation and exploitation & policy making.

During the 24 months of the project’s implementation, partners, participants and potential end-users will embark into a challenging journey that will start with the research of the current needs for the development of competences and mindsets along with the collection of relevant good practices from all over Europe. The findings from this procedure will serve BeWEEN as the basis for the development of the relevant training curriculum for the digital competences of the teachers and its development and piloting. Practice-related activities will then be jointly promoted and supported by piloting actions that will enable participating high schools and educational institutions to exploit the full potential of the BeWEEN project’s results and outputs.

BeWEEN project’s immediate impact goals are:

  • 50 High School Teachers and 50 youth learners to participate in the field research;
  • At least 30 teaching resources to be developed and translated in English;
  • Over 75 High School Teachers to attend online the BeWEEN Training Programme;
  • The BeWEEN Mobile Game to reach over 750 downloads.

Funding

Erasmus+ KA220-SCH – Cooperation partnerships in school education

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Be Well and Green when Digital

The goal of the BeWEEN project is to enhance Digital Education Readiness by building capacity in “healthier and more responsible use of digital technology”. When Digital Safety is discussed by policy makers or schools, the conversation is dominated by cybersecurity issues. The notion of “safety in a digital world” however also encompasses our personal health and the health of our planet. Our project aims to help teachers and students realise this and develop Competences in “Protecting health and well-being” and “Protecting the environment” Competences. These are two competences that are included in the EU Digital Competence Framework (DigComp), but are under-addressed in curricula.

BeWEEN will deliver a robust solution to be readily taken up by High School Teachers and Students to develop key digital Competences under area 4 of DigComp “Safety”, and thus address the associated challenges imposed on youth of the COVID-19 era.

Future Needs participates in the project as a partner responsible for the development of the Training programme material which will be piloted among High School Teachers. Future Needs also leads the development of the BeWEEN Mobile Game which will be promoted to and piloted by youth learners aged 13-21 in 4 European countries.

With this project, BeWEEN partners aim to:

  • Improve the level of key digital competences and skills of High School Teachers and students in Europe and beyond;
  • Impact EU policies concerning the safe and responsible use of digital technology;
  • Promote and strengthen the European lifelong learning area, by contributing to the dissemination, multiplication and replication of this new Training material.
Digital Education Readiness

BeWEEN has a bottom-up approach, involving High School Teachers and students in a comprehensive process covering the components of research and analysis, piloting and evaluation and exploitation & policy making.

During the 24 months of the project’s implementation, partners, participants and potential end-users will embark into a challenging journey that will start with the research of the current needs for the development of competences and mindsets along with the collection of relevant good practices from all over Europe. The findings from this procedure will serve BeWEEN as the basis for the development of the relevant training curriculum for the digital competences of the teachers and its development and piloting. Practice-related activities will then be jointly promoted and supported by piloting actions that will enable participating high schools and educational institutions to exploit the full potential of the BeWEEN project’s results and outputs.

Our project’s immediate impact goals are:

  • 50 High School Teachers and 50 youth learners to participate in the field research;
  • At least 30 teaching resources to be developed and translated in English;
  • Over 75 High School Teachers to attend online the BeWEEN Training Programme;
  • The BeWEEN Mobile Game to reach over 750 downloads.

Funding

Erasmus+ KA220-SCH – Cooperation partnerships in school education

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Creativity Tools for Green Citizenship

Where does the project aim?

Green Artivism project aims to offer young people innovative digital artistic tools in order to help the environmental cause regain momentum – after a halt due to Covid 19 pandemic – though without physical protesting. Following the climate strikes in 2018 by youngsters led by Greta Thunberg, the European Green Deal in 2019 and the core values of European Commission’s new European Bauhaus initiative (January 2021), this project visions to help people achieve a just, local, green, economically viable transition through the use of toolkits for collaboration, community building, participation in democratic procedures, literacy and advocacy.

Art and Green Activism

In which actions will the participants take part?

During Green Artivism project the participants will take part in co-op games, a festival and joint-trainings. Under the dissemination umbrella, short plays will be performed outdoors, posters & comics will be presented in public, short films will be submitted to local festivals. Also, storytelling will be included in local TedX sessions and creative writing posted in local newspapers and EU policy magazines.

Green Artivism addresses to:

  • Youth (aged 16-30 years old).
  • Youth Workers who desire to help the cultural and creative sectors recover from the crisis in terms of green, more digital and resilient recovery.
  • Youth participants, especially those involved with Arts who desire to get informed, trained and well-connected so that they can really make a change.

How will Future Needs participate?

Future Needs will participate at the development and design (structure and functions) of the “CREATIVITY Web-toolkit” in Green Artivism project. This phase incorporates a number of actions, primarily the development of a tool and tutorial named “Storytelling through social media”. The aim is to inspire action with a story and measure impact. Last but not least, Future Needs will lead the development of the “GREEN CITIZENSHIP Workshop” (structure and material development), under which we will perform a number of actions, such as creating the material for the session “Local relevance of EGD for me” and the design of a Virtual Think Tank.

Which are the outcomes of the project?

After participating in the project Youth Workers will be able to replicate the GREEN CITIZENSHIP Workshop and add further material to the Web-toolkit, while youth participants will become Green Artivists and transfer knowledge acquired to peers while stimulating EGD focused active citizenship initiatives.

The long term impact of the project will be: 

To spark and retain interest on Climate Change via a VIRTUAL THINK TANK where young people, youth leaders, youth workers, policy makers and other key actors from different backgrounds will host a dialogue. Participants from Green Artivism project will be able to host their creations, to network, to find collaborators to implement their project ideas, to foster learning and capacity building between locally rooted organizations and individuals and more mature CSOs and NGOS.

Green Artivism will provide fertile ground for interaction and dialogue even (and especially) under the conditions of social distancing and the travel restrictions that Covid 19 imposed. With the finalisation of this project, it is expected that a cycle of empowerment and advocacy will be established, where more and more youth NGOs and participants will be able to join the Green Artivism network and independently express and fight for their environmental rights and for a better future with a strong, healthy and democratic civil society.

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