Vilnius Gediminas Technical University

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Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitetas , also known as VGTU, is a public university in Vilnius, Lithuania. Founded on 1 September 1956, the university was first a Vilnius-based evening division of the Kaunas Polytechnic Institute. It currently has 10 faculties, 14 research institutes, 33 research laboratories, and 2 research and 4 training centers. According to the QS World University Rankings, VGTU is in the top 4 percent of world universities. QS has given VGTU five stars in teaching, facilities, and innovation. Measuring student mobility in the ERASMUS exchange program, VGTU is the most popular university in Lithuania for foreign students. Wikipedia.

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Vilnius Gediminas Technical University | Date: 2015-06-24

The present invention relates to inertial air cleaning equipment in which particulates are separated from the air stream under the action of centrifugal forces. The invention provides a cylindrical multi-level multi-channel cyclone-filter consisting of plurality of cyclones arranged in a single casing one above the other and inter-joined by a common tangential air inlet and a central air outlet. Every cyclone is equipped with internal quarter-rings with adjustable spacing at the ends. Quarter-rings have openings equal to the one third of their area and plates associated therewith and bent outwards at an angle of 515 in the direction of the dusty air flow. A double conical hopper is arranged at the bottom of the casing of the cyclones.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-CA | Phase: SST.2010.2.1-3. | Award Amount: 3.95M | Year: 2012

The BESTFACT objective is to develop, disseminate and enhance the utilisation of best practices and innovations in freight logistics that contribute to meeting European transport policy objectives with regard to competitiveness and environmental impact. BESTFACT builds up on the work of BESTUFS, PROMIT and BESTLOG and integrates four interrelated areas of the key freight logistics challenges the European Union is confronted with and creates coherence with the key actions of the Freight Logistics Action Plan: urban freight, green corridors and co-modality, transport related environmental issues and eFreight. BESTFACT will establish a robust and replicable methodology for collecting and processing best practices. Best practice is understood as the combination of three dimensions: (1) the identification, evaluation and prioritising of relevant business cases. (2) the credible knowledge management of best practices and (3), the utilisation and implementation within existing or new industrial realities. The BESTFACT best practice methodology comprises a three-level approach that includes the set up of a comprehensive best practice inventory for which 160 cases will be analysed providing a general description. 60 in depth surveys will be made including a detailed analysis of the best practice cases. The development of best practices will be addressed in 5 best practice implementation actions stimulating modal shift on company or regional level, co-operation among stakeholders or the introduction of best practices into administrative procedures. Practical best practice handbooks as well as research and policy recommendations addressing new and additional policy tools will be provided. BESTFACT will organise 12 cluster workshops and 3 conferences. Furthermore, a comprehensive knowledge management will be established to enlarge the knowledge basis and simplifying access to best practice. BESTFACT will be a neutral and open platform for any interested party.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: INCO.2013-1.6 | Award Amount: 335.55K | Year: 2013

CASCADE aims to provide the foundation for a future INCONET programme targeting South Asian Countries, which will promote bi-regional coordination of Science &Technology (S&T) cooperation, including priority setting and definition of S&T cooperation policies. The objectives of CASCADE, as an 18-month supporting action, are to: compile a regional position paper that identifies global challenges and research priorities; map and develop an inventory of national and regional stakeholders related to global challenges; and, raise awareness on research & innovation priorities for fostering cooperation and towards building mutual understanding on how to address common global societal challenges. CASCADE targets & has the participation of all South Asian countries specified in the Call: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The project comprises five work packages (WP). WP1 will, coordinate the delivery of project outputs, ensure achievement of anticipated outcomes, and develop and manage project infrastructure. WP2 will produce national (Afghanistan, Bangladesh,Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) and regional (Southern Asia) position papers providing a consensus on the key societal challenges in the region linked to Horizon2020. These papers will be used as the basis for WP3: the identification and mapping of key national and regional stakeholders that can influence and address these societal challenges. WP4 will engage these key stakeholders, raise awareness of the potential for EU-Southern Asia cooperation, and stimulate their participation in Horizon 2020. WP5 will use the position papers from WP2 and stakeholder maps from WP3 to compile a policy brief with recommendations to the European Commission on how to promote bi-lateral cooperation with Southern Asia with a view to tackling key societal challenges of mutual interest. WP5 will also promote Southern Asian contacts among major European stakeholders.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: MSCA-NIGHT-2016 | Award Amount: 140.41K | Year: 2016

The LT2016 Researchers Night projects for 2016 and 2017 will take place in major Lithuanian cities, i.e. Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, Siauliai and Moletai, as well as in rural areas. The project aims to enhance public recognition of researchers and their work through bringing scientists and public closer to one another and thus increasing an understanding of the impact of researchers work on citizens daily life as well as encouraging young people to choose careers in science and research. Both events will offer a broad range of varied activities addressing all categories of the public at large, regardless of age and scientific background, i.e. notably: Meetings and activities together with researchers; Lectures, discussions; Visits to open laboratories; Real life observations and experiments; European corners; Various contests, games, exhibitions, movie and online broadcast watching. All the activities planned will actively involve researchers and will offer a balanced combination of serious activities and funny ones to be attractive for the general public. Activities will be hosted in labs, lecture halls, meeting places, cafes, while in the rural areas they will take place in schools or public spaces. Some activities conducted in the main sites will be broadcasted online. Common concept for the Night in 2016 and 2017 will be Learning about Technology Futures. Therefore activities of Researchers Night projects in 2016 will be organised with focus on Virtual Reality thus building foundations for the Night in 2017 which will focus of science futurity or Futures of technologies. Both events will be finalised with the grand event unifying different fields - music, science and cinema. We expect at least 500.000 people made aware of the Researchers Night and its objectives through the awareness campaign and 11.500 direct attendees to the various events planned in 2016 as well as in 2017.


Patent
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University | Date: 2015-01-21

The invention relates to biofilters with biologically activated material, specifically - for biofilters for removing volatile organic compounds, for example, acetone, butanol, toluene, xylene, styrene, butyl acetate, phenol, formaldehyde, etc. from air or gas. The purpose of the invention is to improve the structure of the treatment device, to expand operation possibilities, to increase air treatment efficiency and to reduce costs. A biofilter-adsorber with a capillary charge humidification system, having a polluted air supply duct, filtering charge, humidification system, ventilator blowing polluted air into the filter, systems of maintaining temperature in the biofilter-adsorber is characterised in that the device charge consists of plurality of vertical tubes 20 with porous or perforated walls filled with wood or activated coal granules of 2.0 - 6.0 mm in diameter, mixed with thermally modified wood fibre at the ratio 10:1. Tubes 20 are placed in lines I, II, III, IV, etc., distances between the tubes are 1.0 - 2.0 mm, the lines are installed at the angle of 30 - 45 with regard to the polluted air movement direction, and the distance between the lines does not exceed a tube radius. The tubes at 1/3 of their height from the bottom are submersed in activated liquid, in this way causing capillary humidification of the filtering section.


Patent
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University | Date: 2016-09-28

A vertical biofilter-adsorber of a present invention characterizes in a filtering system arranged within the biofilters housing (11) consisting of a plurality of vertical tubes (9) having solid water impermeable walls made preferably of plastics, filled in with the filtering charge and sealed between upper and lower plates (10) with upper and lower ends of tubes left open and with their lower ends being immersed in activated water (14) at 10-15% of their length; perforated air distributor (19) for supplying the polluted air to the biofilter, arranged in a water tank, placed under the filtering system and connected to a polluted air inlet (1); external tank (17) for automatic replenishment of activated water (14) in a biofilters tank. The biofilter of such structure ensures that all polluted air flow supplied from the bottom of the biofilter is evenly distributed over the entire volume of the tank (15) with activated water and passes from the bottom to the top through all tubes (9) filled in with the filtering charge, the latter being capillary humidified with activated water (14).


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CSA-SA | Phase: AAT.2013.7-4. | Award Amount: 605.20K | Year: 2013

The BEWARE project has set a mission to increase the participation of the aeronautical organisations in Framework Programme which are not yet involved at the level of the size of their respective aeronautics sector. The general objective of the BEWARE project is to support potential coordinators and potential partners in future R&D projects in the field of Aeronautics and Air Transport of Horizon 2020 in identifying innovation opportunities and building international teams and consortiums. In order to achieve this objective and to create significant impact, the BEWARE project maps aeronautical competences in at least ten aerospace regions in Europe; organizes three workshops and three plant and factory tours to meet top-level contractors in European aerospace industry, creates an Aerospace Springboard in Eastern European countries; structures at least one innovation chains based on Key Enabling Technologies and identifies at least five potential project consortia in aeronautics through an extension of the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership. The BEWARE consortium connects leading aerospace clusters and support organisations in Western Europe (France, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain and Italy) with quickly evolving aerospace clusters and strongholds in Eastern Europe (Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Baltic States). Thus, the BEWARE project creates the necessary conditions for utilizing the existing and emerging potential in the field of Aeronautics and Air Transport for a continuous and sustainable contribution in European aerospace programmes and projects. To achieve maximum results and extend the duration of expected impacts, the BEWARE project strives towards an ideal state, where an evolvement of new partnerships between aerospace actors from Eastern and Western European countries will not depend on additional EU financing as a main prerequisite to start their collaborative projects in the field of Aeronautics and Air Transport.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: MSCA-RISE | Phase: MSCA-RISE-2014 | Award Amount: 796.50K | Year: 2015

The proposal lies within priority research & innovation topics in EU-Mediterranean cooperation, as highlighted in several past projects and policies reccomendations, i.e. within the MOCO - Monitoring Committee for Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in RTD. International Cluster Cooperation offers opportunities to scal up research and technological potential, enhance competitiveness, support the regional socio-economic development and reinforce the market placement of new, innovative products. These cooperation approaches often fail due to constraints on resources, capabilities, instruments and funding. On the other hand, over 2.000 Clusters only in the European Union covering all sectors and able to realize an intersectorial framework, as well as related clusters and networks in the southern Mediterranean countries, form a great potential for transnational clustering. The EUs framework for state aid defines innovative clusters as follows: Innovation clusters mean grouping of indipendent and innovative start-ups, small, medium and large undertakings as well as research organizations operating in a particular sector and region, and designed to stimulate innovative activity by promoting intensive interactions, sharing of facilities and exchange of knowledge and expertise, and by contributing effectively to technology transfer, networking and information dissemination among the undertakings in the cluster. Taking into account the current socio-economic situations ClusDevMed priority topics are, in particular: - Agribusiness, agro food, food security Energy - Water Core research areas is: Green Tech in the field of Clustering Activities


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: ECSEL-RIA | Phase: ECSEL-01-2014 | Award Amount: 52.90M | Year: 2015

The 3Ccar project will provide highly integrated ECS Components for Complexity Control in thereby affordable electrified cars. The new semiconductors for Complexity management (Control, reduction) will offer the next level of energy efficiency in transportation systems. 3Ccars impact is maximizing pragmatic strategy: Use semiconductor technology innovations to manage functionality & complexity increase. This leads also to cheaper, efficient, robust, comfortable, reliable and usable automotive systems. This strengthens Europe as a whole (OEM, Tier1, Semiconductor) generating economic growth and new jobs in Europe. The impact of 3Ccar is driven vertically by innovations and horizontally enabling growth and deployment in the industry based on what we see as European Values. We recognized that European engineers develop for highest efficiency, convergence and manageable complexity. Our society appreciates long life products to avoid waste. 50 partners and 55 Mio budget give the mass for innovative products such as functional integrated powertrains, smart battery cells with unique selling features allowing Europe to advance to global leadership. An important feature of the project has been the recognition and exploitation of synergies with other EV projects, enabling fast innovation cycles between such aligned projects. With 55 Mio budget and 10 b impact the R&D expenditure ratio is 200 which is 10x higher than the semiconductor average and corresponds to very strong innovation potential which will be translated into automotive and semiconductor industry. The technologies developed in 3Ccar will be commercialized all over the world while giving advantages to Europes OEMs willing to manufacture in Europe. 3Ccar will be involved in standardization needed to ensure that large vertical supply chains can be established. The 3Ccar project shows that collaboration between industry, research institutes, governments and customers is pivotal for excellence in Europe.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: SST.2010.5.2-5. | Award Amount: 5.67M | Year: 2012

The objective of e-Maritime is to make maritime transport safer, more secure, more environmentally friendly and more competitive. For this, e-Maritime must ameliorate complexities that hinder networking of different stakeholders, help to increase automation of operational processes particularly compliance management and facilitate the streaming of synthesised information from disparate sources to assist decision making. The eMar approach will facilitate extensive participation of the European maritime public, business and research community in a knowledge development process leading to the specification of the e-Maritime Strategic Framework. The emphasis will be in multiple iterations across different stages and with different stakeholders. The development of the e-Maritime Strategic Framework will include the following key aspects: a. A number of market surveys to be conducted by a leading company in this field to identify business drivers and requirement priorities of different stakeholder groups b. Stakeholder needs analysis, using knowledge of technology and architectural capabilities from projects such as MarNIS, Freightwise, EFFORTS, Flagship, SKEMA etc to identify new processes and functionalities. c. Identification of implications for standardization and standardisation strategies for areas that cannot be relied upon being developed in other places. d. Measures to address legal and organisational inconsistencies at national and regional levels, human factors and change management issues. e. Interfaces with SafeSeaNet, e-Freight and e-Customs, National Single Windows, Galileo and e-Navigation developments. f. Cost-benefit analysis for new business models (and corresponding legal changes) relying on e-Maritime services.

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