Information Technologies Institute (ITI) was founded in 1998, as a non-profit organization, under the auspices of the General Secretariat of Research and Technology of Greece, with its head office located in Thessaloniki, Greece. Since 2000, it is a founding member of the Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), also supervised by the Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology.
CERTH/ITI is currently one of the leading Institutions of Greece and is conducting basic and applied research in established and emerging areas in the fields of Informatics, Telematics and Telecommunications. It is one of the largest IT research centers in Northern Greece with well-organized facilities, highly qualified personnel and a reputation as a top-level research IT institute in Greece and abroad, with long experience in numerous European and national Research and Development (R&D) projects.


Research Partner

Institute for BioEngineering of Catalonia (IBEC) (www.ibecbarcelona.eu) is a research institute covering most bioengineering fields, from basic research to medical applications, aiming to act as an international reference in this field. The Institute was created in 2005 by the University of Barcelona (UB), the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), and the Government of Catalonia, with the aim of developing multidisciplinary research of excellence in biomedical engineering while becoming the technological counterpart to hospitals, biomedical research centres and universities in the area. IBEC hosts around 200 researchers and technicians, which are part of its own staff or are associated to the UB and UPC or coming from different recruitment programs of research staff (e.g. ICREA and others). This institution gathers all the expertise in bioengineering and nanotechnologies as applied to life sciences in the Barcelona area. In this sense, IBEC belongs to the “Centres de Recerca de Catalunya (CERCA)” and thus the program is encouraged by the Government of the Generalitat of Catalonia which promotes the increased performance of public and private investment, the impact of research, the interaction between different research centers and universities and especially the improvement in management and technology transfer.
Moreover, as a research centre recently awarded with the prestigious Severo Ochoa Excellence Award by the Spanish Ministry. IBEC is also member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST, http://bist.eu/). BIST is a multidisciplinary research institute formed by the alliance of seven top research centers in Barcelona committed to creating a collaborative environment of multidisciplinary scientific and training excellence. IBEC has substantial experience with the coordination, participation, administration and valorization of EU-funded research. IBEC has participated in more than 30 EU research projects, including 12 ERCs projects, and has been involved in coordination actions such as EURONANOBIO, Nano2market or the High-Level Group on Key Enabling Technologies on Nanobiotechnology, in addition to be Core member of the EIT-Health initiative. In addition, it is worth to mention that on April 16th 2015 IBEC has been awarded the “HR Excellence in Research” award from the European Commission, which reflects its commitment to continuously improve HR policies in line with The European Charter of Researchers and The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
Within IBEC, the “Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems (SPECS)” group led by Paul Verschure is a multidisciplinary research group and its mission is to understand mind, brain and behaviour through constructing synthetic perceptive, emotive and cognitive systems. SPECS performs interdisciplinary research in the domains of technology, cognitive science and humanities, and has a long-standing tradition in the domains of computational neuroscience, cognitive science and interactive systems. SPECS works on the neuronal, psychological and computational principles of perception, emotion, cognition and behaviour. The basic knowledge gained in these studies is transferred to a new class of real-world artefacts ranging from robots, interactive installations and computer games to intelligent buildings and mixed reality interactive media. The corner stone of SPECS’ work on the biological principles underlying perception, cognition and behaviour is provided by the Distributed Adaptive Control (DAC) architecture. DAC is a series of robot-based neuronal models of learning and problem solving, developed over the last 15 years and constitutes an evolving candidate theory of general intelligence and cognition. DAC has become a standard in the field of artificial intelligence and behavior based robotics. DAC can account for aspects of human cognition that are usually only addressed with top-down symbolic models.
The group currently consists of more than 30 members (Director, Senior Researcher, 5 Post-Docs, 8 Doctorate students, Senior Project Manager, 3 Research assistants, 3 Laboratory technicians, and more than ten master students and other collaborators).

Contact details:
Prof. Paul F.M.J. Verschure: pverschure@ibecbarcelona.eu
Dr. Anna Mura: amura@ibecbarcelona.eu
Dr. Vicky Vouloutsi: vvouloutsi@ibecbarcelona.eu


Research Partner

Technical University of Munich is consistently ranked the top academic and research institution in Germany in several independent rankings. One of the missions of the University is to boost interdisciplinary research between engineering, medicine, and humanities. The Chair of Automatic Control Engineering (LSR) employs about 30 academic, technical, and administrative staff members, and the department of electrical engineering where LSR resides hosts 24 professors and more than 200 staff members. LSR has broad experience in control of mechatronic and robotic systems, with a strong forces on complex robotic systems such as humanoid walking machines, intelligent mobile robots with arms, multi-fingered robotic hands and complex kinaesthetic feedback systems as part of multimodal human-system interaction. LSR’s main research fields are control, human-system interaction, robotics, haptics, mechatronics, control theory, and multimodal telepresence systems.

Contact details:
Lehrstuhl für Steuerungs- und Regelungstechnik
Technische Universität München
Theresienstr. 90
80333 München

Tel: +49 89 289 28396
Fax: +49 89 289 28340

e-mail: lsr@ei.tum.de



Comau is a worldwide leader in manufacturing flexible, automatic systems and integrating products, processes and services that increase efficiency while lowering overall costs. Headquartered in Turin, Italy, with an international network that spans 17 countries that employ more than 9,000 employees, Comau uses the latest technology and processes to deliver advanced turnkey systems that consistently exceed the expectations of its customers. Comau specializes in body joining & assembly, powertrain machining & assembly, robotics and maintenance, as well as advanced production systems and environmental services for a wide range of industrial sectors. The continuous development of its products and services enables Comau to lead the automation industry in meeting the unique requirements of each customer, and through all phases of the project - from design, implementation and installation, to production start-up and maintenance services.

Facilities and equipment
Comau facilities include specific areas for processes testing, as well as a robotics laboratory with a wide range of innovative robot types, covering all payload categories and applications.
RoboLab: An INDUSTRIAL ROBOTICS LABORATORY where students and experts can work together on the development and testing of new products and applications in order to turn research results into exploitable products and services.
Joining & Assembly Lab: An INDUSTRIAL LABORATORY where COMAU engineers works on a variety of complex technical challenges in the field of Joining and Assembly Technologies to provide education and technical support for development of new assembly solutions.
Controls Engineering Lab: Development and testing of applications in order to turn research results into exploitable products and services. Up to 5 working places, with more than 5 PLCs connected, including Safety + Process components, multivendor equipment, one fixed HMI.


Research Partner

TECNALIA is the leading private and independent research and technology organisation in Spain and one of the largest in Europe, employing 1,300 people (219 PhDs). The whole team has one GOAL: to transform knowledge into GDP, meaning wealth to improve people’s quality of life by generating business opportunities for industry. TECNALIA is committed to generate major impacts in economic terms, by means of innovation and technological development, addressed by 5 business divisions, covering economic sectors of Building Technologies, Energy and Environment, Industry and Transport, Health and ICT.
It is a key agent in the ERA - European Research Area, participates in the governing bodies of several European Technology Platforms and partners. It is a member of EARTO and of EUROTECH, linking together the most important research centres in Europe. TECNALIA has been granted over 396 patents and promoted more than 30 spin-off companies.
The project will be carried out by the eServices Unit of the ICT Division. This unit is focused on creating richer content on any device, with natural and multisensorial interactions, with ubiquitous, mobile and personalized access in a more social and participatory context. The eServices unit contributes with technology to ensure that digital service providers get enthusiastic consumers through a unique experience: interaction systems human-machine, virtual and augmented reality, social platforms and front-ends for mobile services and automatic management of digital and audio-visual content. TECNALIA has a new laboratory, called “Human Factors & User Experience LAB”, where we have integrated physiological sensors and technologies for monitoring human behaviour and thus, designing better human-centered products and services.

Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Bizkaia
Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700.
E-48160 Derio (Bizkaia)

Telephone: +34 902.760.000
e-mail: sara.sillaurren@tecnalia.com
Internet: www.tecnalia.com



Created in 1996 with the ambition to invent, develop and offer innovative products blending both real and virtual worlds for critical mission planning, training and assistance, DIGINEXT is internationally recognized for its capacity to innovate, its excellence, its responsiveness as well as for both the quality and performance of the very high-tech products it develops for the Industrial, Security, and Defence sectors. With a workforce of approximately 250 persons, most of them being doctors, engineers or sector experts, the company achieved a 24M€ turnover in 2017, of which 30% have been made abroad. It regroups today the product and RTD teams of its mother company, CS Group, which is a major European software services and system Integration Company. Among several other distinctions, the company received one of the 12 “Innovation Stars of Europe” awarded by the French Ministry of Research in December 2014. The Guardian listed DIGINEXT’s CHESS project in the top 10 global R&D initiatives that are changing the world of culture in 2014. DIGINEXT’s projects have also been selected by the European Commission in the top 50 and top 10 FP7 projects presented at its Innovation Convention 2011 and 2014. The company benefits from a combination of high level technical expertise in the fields of critical interactive software systems, embedded electronics, and mechanical hardware. It takes advantage of this unique profile with an organization divided in three divisions contributing to the presence of the company in its markets:
• Simulation and Mixed Reality Systems for planning, training and support to operations;
• Geolocation and Navigation Systems;
• Tactical data links and Location Based Services.
DIGINEXT provides its systems to prestigious organizations such as Airbus, PSA, Renault, EDF, CEA, Technicatome, CNES, ESA, RATP, SNCF, STIB, Alstom Transport, Thales, Sagem, RTM, NATO, Civil Security, Police forces and ministries of Defence all over the world, DGA, Nexter, DCNS, IBM, etc. Its business development is supported by intense R&D activities to which the company allocates up to 20% of its turnover. Since its creation, DIGINEXT has been involved or is still involved, as a co-ordinator or as a partner, in multiple EC funded projects (e.g. RANGER, MATHISIS, EMOTIVE, CRISS, MAGELLAN, VASCO, eVacuate, INDIGO, CRIMSON, CHESS, V-City, ESS, BESST, WAVE, INSCAPE, V-Planet, V-Man, VISTA, VISICADE, VISIONS, IERAPSI, DIVERSITY, STARMATE, IRMA, CAVALCADE, etc.) that have produced most of the products the company is currently commercially exploiting. DIGINEXT's Simulation & Mixed Reality Division has been created in 2010 from CS' Group Virtual Reality (VR) Department. Created as soon as 1994, this group was one of the industrial pioneers in the field of interactive 3D visualisation, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and simulation. After 15 years of incubation within CS, this department has gained the critical size and maturity to continue its development with full autonomy in the frame of DIGINEXT. This division regroups today 90 PhDs and engineers specialised in Mixed Reality systems. It is among the world's top ranking RTD industrial centres with internationally acknowledged experts, and results presented in the most prestigious journals and conferences (including SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, IEEE VR, and others). It provides world-class expertise and industrial references in the following fields:
• 3D computer graphics, virtual, augmented and mixed realities;
• Serious games, interactive storytelling;
• Situational awareness & common operational picture including 2D/3D cartography and geographic information systems;
• Live, virtual and constructive simulation.

Contact : h2020@diginext.fr


Research Partner

GAIKER Technology Centre, located in the Scientific and Technological Park of Bizkaia (Spain), is devoted to the up-take of own knowledge and to the development of new technologies that are later transferred to customers coming from sectors such as the Pharmaceutical Industry, Chemical Industry, Human and Animal Health, Engineering and Consultancy Firms, Public Administrations, Automotive Industries, Construction, Packing and Packaging or Home Appliances, amongst others.

From 1985, the Centre has carried out more than 2,000 R&D Projects related to its Knowledge Areas: Biotechnology, Environment and Recycling, and Plastics and Composites. Besides its activity in R&D, GAIKER offers to its customers Advanced Technological Services, Analysis and Tests and Technological Dissemination Services.

GAIKER, which at present counts on 87 employees, was awarded in 2008 by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) with the “Prize Winner” for the best European organisation in “Management for Process and Facts”. The quality of its management based on the EFQM model has also meant other recognitions for the Centre which place it as a reference point on this matter.

GAIKER Technology Centre
Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Ed. 202
48170 Zamudio (Bizkaia)

Telephone: +34 946002323
e-mail: mark@gaiker.es
Internet: www.gaiker.es


Research Partner

The multidisciplinary Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) was created in 2003 as an independent entity within the Faculty of Law & Criminology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). With more than 47 researchers at all levels of experience, LSTS has become a prominent European research institute in the area of technology regulation. LSTS has a well-established reputation in research concerning privacy and data protection, an area where the work done by LSTS researchers is highly influential. Other research areas at LSTS concern the impact of technologies and surveillance on fundamental rights in the Information Society, Intellectual property rights as they relate to the use of ICTs, the changing nature of law (digital legal theory) and the role of law in relation to science, technology and politics. LSTS researchers operate the Brussels Privacy Hub (www.brusselsprivacyhub.org), an internationally focused privacy research centre and the Privacy Salon, an NGO aiming at public awareness of privacy and other social and ethical consequences of new technologies. As part of the LSTS, researchers also operate the Brussels Laboratory for Data Protection & Privacy Impact Assessments, or d.pia.lab (http://dpialab.brussels), which connects basic, methodological and applied research, provides training and delivers policy advice related to impact assessments in the areas of innovation and technology development. Whilst legal aspects of privacy and personal data protection constitute our core expertise, the Laboratory mobilises other disciplines including ethics, philosophy, surveillance studies and science, technology & society (STS) studies. Predominantly the Laboratory’s knowledge and expertise will be utilised in the project. LSTS and its staff have wide experience with conducting research projects of both a basic and an applied nature. To the extent needed, the core team can also draw upon the expertise of further staff members as well as the general resources of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Role in the project:
VUB is leading tasks T2.1: “TARES framework”, T2.2: “Impact assessment” and T2.4: “Continuous legal/ethical monitoring and review”.



Sadako Technologies is a Spanish start-up founded in 2012 to generate technology for a better World. It has developed cutting-edge AI for the recycling industry.
Sadako Deep Learning algorithms allow machines to detect objects in the very complex waste stream, in real time, today being the eyes and brain of waste robotic sorter Max-AITM, a product of the company Bulk Handling Systems. Through AI, Sadako is expanding the boundaries of what can be recycled cost-efficiently, thus contributing to Circular Economy and Nature preservation.
Sadako received Nvidia inception prize winners in 2016 , has been invested by EIT Innoenergy and has also received EU Horizon20202 funding to its project RUBSEE, extending the artificial intelligence revolution in the waste field beyond sorting.
Contact details: www.sadako.es info@sadako.es
Technical offices: Av. Carrilet, 243, 2º 2ª 08907 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona (Spain)



Robotnik is a company specialized in Mobile Service Robotics and since 2002 has been established as a European reference company in this sector. We offer high-quality services for national and international reach and are certified in:
⇨ ISO 9001:08 Design, manufacturing and commercialization of products and systems based in robotics technology.
⇨ OHSAS 18001 Certification of occupational health and safety management systems.
⇨ UNE 166002:06 R&D Management in the development of robotics projects.
Our main specialities are:
- Manufacturing of mobile robots and mobile manipulators.
- Services : mobile robotics applications for several sectors
(logistics, inspection, defense, among others).


Industry - End User

BIANATT is a company that depollutes and treats Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment. It is affiliated with Appliances Recycling, the Collective Take Back System for WEEE in Greece. The company’s plant and operations are located in the Athens West Industrial Area (Aspropyrgos). BIANATT was established in 2007.In August 2010, ANAMET acquired BIANATT, and became its sole shareholder. The mission of BIANATT is to depollute Electrical and Electronic Equipment Waste, adhering to a high standard of environmental performance, and maximizing financial returns of operations for the benefit of stakeholders and partners. BIANATT, is also offering the service TOTAL ERASE, for electronic and printed data destruction and management of the produced waste created.

Contact (ΒΙΑΝΑΤΤ):
A. Stergiou, Dr. Mining and Metallurgy Engineer, Technical Department Director, ANAMET Group
S. Karamoutsos, Dr. Chemical Engineer, General Manager, BIANATT SA


Industry - End User

Founded in 2000, Interecycling was the first company of Electrical Equipment and Electronic Waste Recycling (WEEE's) of the Iberian Peninsula. The Interecycling is prepared to recycle 9 of the 10 categories of WEEE'S, according to the DL 230/04 of December 10, DL 132/2010 of 17 December, DL 178/2006 of 5 September, DL73 / 2011 June 17 .
In 2006, Interecycling got the three certifications, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and EMAS registration, and in 2011 the Environmental License. Highlighting once again the good practices, it was the first unit of the sector to be distinguished with the certification of these systems.
The Interecycling operates with high standards of quality, service and innovation contributing to a better environment and sustainable development. Through proper recycling of WEEE'S and forwarding of the final products. We have one commitment: to ensure the environment and consumers that the best is truly being done by the best practices available. With full protection of the environment, generating resources and national wealth.
A more sustainable future, start every day, every moment, in every gesture, coming true-so for us and for future generations. Collaborate with us, give your old appliance to authorized operators.
With high standards of quality, service and innovation, working with all persons and entities contributing to a better environment and sustainable development. Through the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE's) and forwarding final products.
Interecycling – Sociedade de Reciclagem, S.A.
Zona Industrial do Lajedo – Apartado 8
3465-157 Santiago de Besteiros
Tondela – Portugal

+ 351 232 857 040
+ 351 232 851 394



Industry - End User

INDUMETAL was established in 1.928 as Industrias Reunidas Minerometalúrgicas, a company related to the mining sector. However, it is in 1.984 when INDUMETAL RECYCLING, S.A appears in the sector, offering a global and sustainable solution for the recycling of different materials.

INDUMETAL is a specialized industry with an extensive experience in the integral handling of WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and complex scrap including: logistic services, on site dismantling of industrial facilities and decontamination and recycling. By means of different mechanical treatments and separation operations, INDUMETAL is able to recover different secondary raw materials such as iron concentrate, aluminium concentrate, copper granules with precious metals, plastics and glass.

INDUMETAL is authorized for the management of Hazardous and non-hazardous wastes and is certified with ISO 9002 and 14001. During 2017, INDUMETAL has been recognized with the Weelabex international Certification granted by WEEELABEX Organisation and the Integrated Environmental Authorization granted by the Basque Government.

Ctra. de la Cantera 11
48950 - Asua (Erandio)
Bizkaia (Spain)
Telephone: +34 94 471 01 65

Contact details

Dorleta Guarde
Responsible of R&D Department
Email: dguarde@indumetal.com

Maider Arieta-araunabeña
Researcher of R&D Department
Email: marieta@indumetal.com