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The Innovation Company | Date: 2017-03-15

Disclosed is a podded all-direction pump-jet vector propeller, comprising a controller (1), a suspension arm (2), a motor (3) which is fixedly provided below the suspension arm (2) and is electrically connected to the controller (1), and an impeller (5) provided on an output shaft (4) of the motor (3), wherein the upper end of the suspension arm (2) is connected to a 360 degrees steering engine (6) in a driving manner, and the 360 degrees steering engine (6) is electrically connected to the controller (1). The vector propeller can be applied in the technical field of vessel vector propellers, and has the advantages of a simple structure, flexible dismounting and mounting, high degree of integration, high safety performance, and flexible and diverse controls, and can improve the work efficiency effectively.


Disclosed is a fuel-electric hybrid power driving and management system, which enables fuel and electricity power to be reasonably and automatically switched and which is energy saving and environmentally friendly, and an unmanned vessel. The driving and management system comprises a fuel driving system and at least one electric driving system, wherein the fuel driving system comprises an electronically controlled switch of a fuel engine, the fuel engine, a fuel supply tank and an electronically controlled throttle; and the electric driving system comprises a primary battery pack, a motor and a speed regulating device. The system further comprises a control system and a power management system, wherein the power management system, the speed regulating device, the electronically controlled switch of the fuel engine, and the electronically controlled throttle are all electrically connected to the control system, and the electronically controlled switch of the fuel engine, the fuel engine, the electronically controlled throttle, and the primary battery pack are all connected to the power management system in an electronically controlled manner. The unmanned vessel comprises a hull, both sides of the hull are respectively provided with an impeller which is mounted by a pod, and a communication system is used for communicating with a ground base station.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ICT-2013.1.3 | Award Amount: 4.21M | Year: 2013

A new class of enterprise systems, proactive enterprises, that will be continuously aware of that what might happen in the relevant business context and optimize their behavior to achieve that what should be the best action, are emerging nowadays. ProaSenses core goal in this context is to pave the way for an efficient transmission from Sensing into Proactive enterprises. By being one of early adopters in this shift from a reactive to the proactive computing, we expect that the results from this project will have a considerable impact on developing new class of systems that will be in essence of a world where it is possible to prevent problems or capitalize on opportunities before they even occur. Beside scientific and technical excellence, several other mechanisms will be applied for ensuring such an impact.\n\nThis will be achieved through the adoption of the Observe-Orient-Decide-Act (OODA) loop of situational awareness and development of corresponding technologies supporting a scalable, distributed architecture for the management and processing of big-data that will eventually enable continuous monitoring and the need for service adaptation and propose corresponding changes in an (semi-) automatic way. Key innovations include novel approaches for scalable storage and access to sensed data; development of smart sensing services, services for anticipation management, approaches for probabilistic stream processing and goal-driven Complex Event Processing. The project will validate the ProaSense approach in two key areas: proactive manufacturing in the area of production of lighting equipment, and proactive monitoring services within the oil and gas sector.\n\nA consortium of 2 large industry partners, 1 SME and 5 research organizations from 6 European countries provides the necessary technological and scientific competencies and assures the exploitation of the developed technology.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: FI.ICT-2011.1.8 | Award Amount: 17.36M | Year: 2013

FI-STAR will establish early trials in the Health Care domain building on Future Internet (FI) technology leveraging on the outcomes of FI-PPP Phase 1. It will become self-sufficient after the end of the project and will continue on a sustainable business model by several partners. In order to meet the requirements of a global Health industry FI-STAR will use a fundamentally different, reverse cloud approach that is; it will bring the software to the data, rather than bringing the data to the software. FI-STAR will create a robust framework based of the software to data paradigm. A sustainable value chain following the life cycle of the Generic Enablers (GEs) will enable FI-STAR to grow beyond the lifetime of the project. FI-STAR will build a vertical community in order to create a sustainable ecosystem for all user groups in the global Health care and adjacent markets based on FI-PPP specifications. FI-STAR will deploy and execute 7 early trials across Europe, serving more than 4 million people. Through the trials FI-STAR will validate the FI-PPP core platform concept by using GEs to build its framework and will introduce ultra-light interactive applications for user functionality. It will pro-actively engage with the FI-PPP to propose specifications and standards.FI-STAR will use the latest digital media technology for community building and will proactively prepare for Phase 3 through targeted elicitation of new partners using open calls. Finally, FI-STAR will collaborate with other FI-PPP projects, through the mechanisms in place, by actively interacting with all necessary bodies. FI-STAR is a unique opportunity for implementing Future Internet Private-Public Partnership in the Health Care domain, by offering to the community standardised and certified software including a safe, secure and resilient platform, taking advantage of all Cloud Computing benefits and guaranteeing the protection of sensitive and personal data travelling in Public Clouds.


Patent
The Innovation Company | Date: 2015-02-11

A composite laminate includes two composite layers, at least one metal mesh of high strength and high capability of absorbing impact energy, and multiple unidirectional fibrous layers, wherein the metal mesh and the unidirectional fibrous layers are disposed between the two composite layers. By adding the metal mesh to a composite laminate for making parts, such as front forks, frames, and seat posts of bicycles, an interlocking structure can be formed in the composite laminate. Due to the metal mesh having high strength and toughness, a part being formed of the composite laminate will have a high strength and an enhanced impact resisting capacity and thus can be prevented from brittle fracture. Furthermore, with the metal-reinforced composite laminate, a failure of the part can be warned at an earlier time, so that the part can be prevented from catastrophic damages, thus ensuring safety for users.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: FCT-05-2014 | Award Amount: 4.91M | Year: 2015

Covert evidence gathering has not seen major changes in decades. Law enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are still using conventional, manpower based techniques to gather forensic evidence. Concealed surveillance devices can provide irrefutable evidences, but current video surveillance systems are usually bulky and complicated, are often used as simple video recorders, and require complex, expensive infrastructure to supply power, bandwidth, storage and illumination. Recent years have seen significant advances in the surveillance industry, but these were rarely targeted to forensic applications. The imaging community is fixated on cameras for mobile phones, where the figures of merit are resolution, image quality, and low profile. A mobile phone with its camera on would consume its battery in under two hours. Industrial surveillance cameras are even more power hungry, while intelligent algorithms such as face detection often require extremely high processing power, such as backend server farms, and are not available in conventional surveillance systems. Here we propose to develop and validate a novel, ultra-low-power, intelligent, miniaturised, low-cost, wireless, autonomous sensor (FORENSOR) for evidence gathering. Its ultra-sensitive camera and built-in intelligence will allow it to operate at remote locations, automatically identify pre-defined criminal events, and alert LEAs in real time while providing and storing the relevant video, location and timing evidence. FORENSOR will be able to operate for up to two months with no additional infrastructure. It will be manageable remotely, preserve the availability and the integrity of the collected evidence, and comply with all legal and ethical standards, in particular those related to privacy and personal data protection. The combination of built-in intelligence with ultra-low power consumption could help LEAs take the next step in fighting severe crimes.


This invention relates to catalyst compounds and the synthesis and applications useful in olefin metathesis reactions. The catalyst compounds of the invention are represented by the formula (I): wherein M is a Group 8 metal; X^(1 )and X^(2 )are anionic ligands; L^(1 )and L^(2 )are neutral two electron donor ligands. The present invention also relates to an easy applicable catalyst synthesis and the application in different olefin metathesis processes, e.g. Reaction Injection Molding (RIM), process to make -olefins from fatty acid ester, e.g. methyl oleate.


Patent
The Innovation Company | Date: 2016-08-17

A composite laminate includes two composite layers, at least one metal mesh of high strength and high capability of absorbing impact energy, and multiple unidirectional fibrous layers, wherein the metal mesh and the unidirectional fibrous layers are disposed between the two composite layers. By adding the metal mesh to a composite laminate for making parts, such as front forks, frames, and seat posts of bicycles, an interlocking structure can be formed in the composite laminate. Due to the metal mesh having high strength and toughness, a part being formed of the composite laminate will have a high strength and an enhanced impact resisting capacity and thus can be prevented from brittle fracture. Furthermore, with the metal-reinforced composite laminate, a failure of the part can be warned at an earlier time, so that the part can be prevented from catastrophic damages, thus ensuring safety for users.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENV.2013.WATER INNO&DEMO-1 | Award Amount: 10.04M | Year: 2014

European water utilities face many problems related to their 3,5 million kms of distribution networks. Large parts of water distribution networks have to be rehabilitated requiring investments of 20 billion/year. Prioritization and optimization of investments is needed urgently. In many countries, water quality needs improvement in order to reduce health risks and resources for water production and distribution must be used more efficiently. The European Innovation Partnership on Water has established priority areas related to the challenges in water supply distribution networks, focusing on resource efficiency, Smart Water Management and decision support systems. Although the technology components for Smart Water Management are available, the route to application is still uncertain. The main hurdles are: lack of integrated and open solutions; difficulty to comply with user and integration requirements; lack of clear and validated business cases for solutions; lack of business intelligence awareness and lack of political and regulatory support. Project aims 1) To integrate and demonstrate 12 innovative solutions 2) To demonstrate 4 integrated solutions 3) To establish and guard integration and standardisation aspects 4) To establish business cases, deployment potential and market uptake routes Solution This project will overcome the hurdles by developing and demonstrating in 4 important Smart Water Management themes (water quality management, leak management, energy optimization and customer interaction). 12 innovative theme oriented solutions and 4 integrated (technological, financial, ICT, organisation, management) solutions will be demonstrated at 4 well-scaled and real-life demonstration sites in France, United Kingdom, Spain and The Netherlands. These solutions will be tested, validated and evaluated and business cases will be generated. Consortium 12 innovative SMEs, 3 water utilities, 3 research institutes, 1 company and 2 platform organisations.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: SEC-2011.5.3-4 | Award Amount: 4.22M | Year: 2012

ADVISE aims to design and develop a unification framework for surveillance-footage archive systems, in an effort to deal with the increasingly critical need to provide automated and smart surveillance solutions. This need arises due to the continuous growth of surveillance systems in scale, heterogeneity and utility. There are two major obstacles: the variety on the technical components of the surveillance systems, producing video repositories with different compression formats, indexing systems, data storage formats sources, and the fact that such a system should take into careful consideration the legal, ethical and privacy rules that govern surveillance and the produced content. Towards both, ADVISE has been formed by experts on both technological and legal, ethical, privacy aspects, with valuable experiences in the Security field. To further ensure the applicability of the proposed system, ADVISEs consortium includes some major European security agencies, while will be in collaboration with plenty other through its Advisory Boards. In terms of implementation, the ADVISE system will be split into two major components. The first will be performing the semantically enriched, event based video analysis, which will offer efficient search capabilities into video archives and sophisticated result visualisation. The second will enforce the legal, ethical and privacy constraints that apply to the exchange and processing of the surveillance data. Towards interoperability, the exchanged content and the associated metadata will be transformed into a common format. A Dedicated ADVISE Engine will be develop per peer authority in order to efficiently deal with each peer authoritys technical and Legal/Ethical/Privacy specificities. The components of ADVISE, after negotiating all relevant legal, ethical and privacy constraints, will be able to help the law enforcement authorities fight against crime and terrorism via efficient evidence mining into heterogeneous video archives

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