Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) is a dynamic, innovative, public institution, dedicated to research and teaching that keeps strong ties with the social environment in which its activities are performed and, simultaneously, has an important presence abroad. Today, over 39,000 members integrate our academic community: 35,000 of these are students, 2,387 are teachers and 1,593 belong to administration. UPVLC includes 15 faculty centres: ten schools, three faculties, and two higher polytechnic schools (Alcoy and Gandia), and five associated institutions. UPV contribution to PIXEL will come from the Distributed Real Time Systems Lab (DRTSL) which belongs to the Communications Department. The department is composed of several research groups whose activities include a big number of fields within ICT, such as: Internet of Things, mobile communications, distributed real time systems, or broadband networks. You can see a short UPV presentation here.

PRODEVELOP, S.L. is an SME employing 80 engineers most of them computing, telecommunication, industrial and cartography engineers, located in Valencia, Barcelona and Algeciras, Spain, with more than 20 years of experience. PRODEVELOP is specialized in consulting, development, deploying, and operating solutions for the port and public bodies sectors. Its main focus is on geospatial solutions based on free and open source software and on the Internet of Things realm. The research lines at PRODEVELOP include Internet of Things, interoperability of sensor systems through SWE (Sensor Web Enablement), geoprocessing services, embedded software, geospatial technologies in mobile, desktop, Web and service environments, and modelling software system. PRODEVELOP is a leader of Port Management Solutions at an international level. Besides, PRODEVELOP offers solutions related to geospatial technologies and services, precision agriculture, Smart Cities or Spatial Data Infrastructures. PRODEVELOP provides consultancy for many departments of the Valencia Regional Government on software development and systems administration.
XLAB is a Slovenian R&D focused SME, with a strong commercial background. XLAB Research group is recognized as one of the strongest computer science research teams outside the academic world in Slovenia. It employs 30+ people; a quarter with a Ph.D. and the vast majority with M.Sc. or B.Sc. degrees. XLAB as a whole employs 59 people and closely collaborates with 45 external experts, providing the whole company with access to more than 100 experts in the fields of computer science, mathematics, and electronics as well as design and marketing. XLAB Research has been highly active in EU FP6, FP7, and H2020 projects (more than 30 all together and counting), either as a participant (WP or task leader) or coordinator (MIKELANGELO, ICT-07-2014), focusing on cyber security, high performance computation, data analytics, cloud, and IoT.
Insiel, originally established in the 1970’s to develop and implement a complete information system for the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region (http://www.insiel.it), is entirely owned by the Friuli-Venezia Giulia Regional Authority, has more than 700 employees and is among the most important ICT companies operating in the Italian public sector. Insiel is in charge of the design, development, assistance and maintenance of the whole Regional Information System, that includes: Local Administration as Municipalities, Provinces, Public Bodies, Central Regional Administration, Healthcare systems (Hospitals, Territorial Health Structures, Welfare Structures). The main focus of the IT projects of the company is the realization of innovative solutions to facilitate and rationalize the communication and cooperation and to promote the efficient exchange of services among various domains. Insiel has great experience in designing, implementing and deploying complex IT architectures that integrate heterogeneous systems and/or open to interoperate with other systems, with applications in the fields of eGovernment and eHealth as well as in environmental, territorial and mobility management.

Created in 2014 and supported by Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, CATIE (Centre Aquitain des Technologies de l’Information et Électroniques) is a center for technologic transfer specialized in digital technologies. With a mission to provide support for Nouvelle-Aquitaine’s companies in the process of adopting and integrating digital technologies, it completes regional initiatives by focusing on the transfer needs.

CATIE has a multidisciplinary approach and focuses on SME’s needs through three fields of action : human factors and cognition, information technology (including Big Data and Artificial Intelligence) and digital systems (electronical, software and industrial dimensions).

CATIE’s missions are achieved through research and transfer programs, but also through the implementation of technological plateforms. There are currently three of them : 6TRON to support companies in the development of IoT solutions, HUBCHAIN to reach a better understanding of the blockchain technology and SNASA to spread knowledge on numerical simulation.

Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with annual sales of 41 billion euros and has 150,000 employees worldwide at 31 December 2014, including 100,000 employees in France. Present in 32 countries, the Group has a total customer base close to 236 million customers at 31 December 2014, including 200 million mobile customers and 36 million broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies. The network of Orange Labs, comprising 3,600 researchers and engineers distributed in 17 locations on four continents (8 in France and 9 in Europe, America, Africa and Asia) is the global innovation arm of the Orange Group. Orange Labs embody the Group’s ambition to place customer-focused innovation at the centre of its strategy. Orange Labs are the main source of innovation for the Group, with more than 7,500 patents filed to date. They mostly supply the corporate innovation pipeline with short to mid-term projects, while maintaining a significant share of more long-term research projects. Orange Labs are currently involved in more than 100 collaborative research projects, a quarter of which are FP7-ICT. Each Orange Lab site maintains strong relationships with its own regional research & industry environment in order to capture technological advances and changing usage patterns around the world, delivering products and services that are best adapted to countries and lines of business targeted by the Orange Group. Orange Labs will bring to the project both the strong theoretical competences of a research team and the technical competences and operational support of a leading telecommunications operator, with a strong and long-standing experience in the IoT/M2M domain, which has been identified as one of the main group-wide targets of investment and growth.

A French marine & coastal consultancy services company for the development, the preservation and the restoration of sensitive coastal areas. Creocean helps public & private sectors improving their knowledge and management efficiency of the coastal & marine environment by providing high value science-based services, using the latest technology and methods available. It provides a global approach to integrate the environmental component into the development projects: [1] Marine habitat mapping / Sensitivity mapping and Marine biodiversity studies, [2]  Environmental Baseline Studies (EBS) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), [3] Mitigation measures & Ecological compensation, [4]  Monitoring and Coastal Zone Management, [5] Research & Development

The Faculty of Medicine (MedRi) of the University of Rijeka (UoR) (MEF) is the largest faculty within the University of Rijeka. It has 42 departments and the Center for Proteomics, comprising in total 400 researchers and 170 technical and administrative personnel. MedRi attracts external funding from national (84) and international sources (19), including projects funded under the FP6 and FP7 programmes of the European Commission, HHMI and NIH R01. Internationally MEDRI is recognized as one of the leading scientific institutions in Croatia. The Department of Environmental Medicine has all the necessary state-of-the-art equipment for performing physical, chemical and biological analyses of different environmental compartments and matrices (air, water, wastewater, waste etc.) and has extensive experience in planning, monitoring the state of the environment as well as addressing environmental and health risks.

SDAG is the company that manages, on behalf of the municipality of Gorizia, the intermodal and logistic premises located in Gorizia, on the border between Italy and Slovenia. The system is placed at the meeting point between several traffic axes, to and from the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, in proximity of the Eastern Adriatic ports system and Trieste Airport. Through the new A34 motorway (Villesse-Gorizia), the system is directly connected to the Italian motorway network both westwards (Venice – Milan – Bologna), and northwards (Austria and Bavaria). The H4 motorway Razdrto-Vtojba connects the terminal with the major Slovene roads towards Ljubljana.

SDAG logistic complex includes the Truck Terminal, the S.Andrea Frontier Station and the Intermodal Terminal and covers a surface of 600,000 square metres, offering a wide range of services to logistics and transport sector. In particular, the Truck Terminal has been set up to fulfil the function of a service centre for goods, for the storage and the consolidation of loads, while the S.Andrea frontier station constitutes a modern and well equipped system for offering stop-over services to heavy traffic. The Intermodal Terminal is located on the Gorizia-Nova Gorica international line, connecting Gorizia railway station to Vrtojba railway station; it comprises approximately 38,500 square metres of paved, fenced and well-lighted yards, equipped with a security system to monitor entries and exits. Five internal railway tracks totalling an operational linear length of over 1,750 metres connect with the 3,000-square-metre intermodal warehouse, equipped with a 25-ton bridge crane and 5-ton fork-lifts. You can see a short into here.

“Thessaloniki Port Authority SA”, trading as “ThPA SA”, was established in 1999, upon the conversion of the Legal Entity of Public Law “Thessaloniki Port Authority” into a public limited company. ThPA SA, through a concession agreement with the Greek State, has the exclusive right until 2041, to administer and exploit the Port of Thessaloniki, owned by the Greek State. The port of Thessaloniki is located in the middle of Northern Greece, at the crossroad of the East – West land transportation networks (Egnatia Motorway) and of the South – North land transportation networks (PATHE and Pan-European transportation corridors ΙΧ and ΙV) and is directly connected to them, has an international hinterland and serves the cargos of Northern Greece, the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Western Bulgaria and of parts of Albania, Romania and of the Black Sea countries. It is the main gateway port of Greece, hosts the operation of one of the 27 Free Trading Zones in the European Union, which since 1995, is operated in full harmony with the Customs code of the European Union. The port serves, on an annual basis, about 3,000 ships, 250,000 passengers, 4 million tons of cargo (not including oil and oil products) and 350,000 TEUs containers.
The Port of Piraeus (PPA) the largest port in Greece and one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean, plays a crucial role in the development of international trade as well as the local and national economy. With a history dating from 1924 when major civil works started taking place, Piraeus Port today has a range of activities concerning the Commercial and Central Ports, ship services and real estate development. Piraeus Port connects continental Greece with the islands, is an international cruise center and a commercial hub for the Mediterranean, providing services to ships of any type and size. Today PPA employs more than 1.300 people and annually provides services to more than 24.000 ships. PPA contributes towards the local and national economic growth and is further developed by upgrading both the infrastructure and the services provided. PPA is developing into a modern and dynamic company that provides high quality services, keeps investors satisfied, ensures long-term employment and serves commercial transactions in Greece in favor of the national economy and the consumers in the most efficient way and within the context of the global port industry.
The Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Handicrafts and Agriculture of Gorizia – Special Agency for the Port of Monfalcone is a public equivalent body that was established by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Handicrafts and Agriculture of Gorizia by the art. n. 14 of the Italian law 28 January 1994, n. 84. The ASPM acts as a technical branch of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Handicrafts and Agriculture of Gorizia in promoting the Port and its activities. The Port of Monfalcone is the northernmost port in the Adriatic Sea, it is located on the cross flow between the TEN-T Baltic – Adriatic and the Mediterranean corridors. Thanks to its particular position it’s one of the most interesting gate to and from the central Europe market. The operating area of the Port of Monfalcone has 750.000 squares meters and hosts about 66.000 sq.m of warehouses and sheds and 480.000 sq.m of open customs storage areas, while the commercial wharf of the port is 1.500 meters long and has 9 berths. The port is specialized in general and dry bulk cargo. The main goods handled in the Port of Monfalcone are cellulose, timber, steel products, various bulk minerals, stone products, China clay, coal, grains, cars. The Port of Monfalcone is the centre of a multimodal area that encompasses, within a radius of 25 kilometres, the port, the airport of Ronchi dei Legionari at 5 kilometres, the truck terminal and frontier system of Gorizia located on the Italian-Slovenian border of Gorizia-Nova Gorica at 15 kilometres, and intermodal terminal of Trieste – Fernetti on the border with Slovenia, at 25 kilometres, from the freight yard and the adjacent interport “Alpe Adria” of Cervignano del Friuli at 20 kilometres. Transport by sea, air, road and rail is thus guaranteed in a very closed area that can be well considered as a linking point through the Mediterranean and Far East areas and the European market.
GPMB is located on the Atlantic coast, in the city of Bordeaux (France) where the urban-port integration is crucial. GPMB ranks 7th of French ports and is located on the largest Natura 2000 European estuary. It totals 2% of French maritime traffic, i.e. 8 to 9 Mt/year. Located just outside of Bordeaux, Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine capital whose population will shortly reach 1 million, GPMB is the focal point of a dense network of communication by river and sea, by air, by rail and by road. GPMB is a core port of the TEN-T (Trans-European Network of Transport) and belongs to the Atlantic Corridor. Several European projects have been successfully conducted to improve the maritime transportation and to lower their environmental impacts: TCSO (study of an unique terminal container in Le Verdon), PEEPOS Startup (energy audits within port area), Rail2Bordeaux (works to renew the Ambès railway) or GIRONDE XL (works to accommodate larger ships). GPMB has also developed a Port Community System software called VIGIEsip. VIGIEsip is now used by 15 french ports to get rid of the administrative burden of maritime declarations.

iPEOPLE is a startup company established in London in 2016. We are supporting the Transportation and Logistics sector in two domains.

The first domain focuses on eco-innovation and cost-efficient freight transport, by deploying Light Weight Design Techniques for innovative means of transport. The second domain focuses on enhanced collaboration and integration within the transportation chain, by developing Information Technology products and services for efficient transfer of information throughout the supply chain.

iPEOPLE designs, develops and operates a new type of Intermodal Container and an Innovative IoT Platform for Intermodal Containers & Rail cars Tracing, Monitoring and Analytics. The platform is consisted of a well-designed hardware as well as a user-friendly and efficient software.

The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), founded in 2000, is a leading Research Centre in Greece, also listed among the top 20 EU institutions with the highest participation in competitive research grants. CERTH is conducting specialized basic and applied research and is offering high quality services in several fields. It is a non‐profit private status legal entity, supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs. The Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) is one of CERTH’s five (5) Institutes devoted to the promotion and undertaking of transport research in Greece, Europe and beyond. Its main mission is to provide state‐of‐the‐art research and create innovation in the field of transport at a national, European and international level, addressing issues related to transport policy, planning, management and operations of transport systems and infrastructure for all modes, and covering technology, social, economic and environmental aspects. CERTH/HIT is also involved in training and education activities. It represents Greece in European and international scientific bodies and fora. CERTH/HIT has participated in and led more than 200 research projects and studies since 2000, with several of them focusing on ports (i.e. port centric logistics, port economics, energy and environmental management systems, safety and security in ports), terminals (i.e. marine and inland terminal planning, management and operations, port asset management, yard operations, gate access and operations, IT use and terminal automation), port‐cities (i.e. port‐city relations, land‐maritime interrelationship and accessibility issues, port‐city economic development, cruise passenger mobility) and port-hinterland (i.e. port‐hinterland multimodal connectivity systems, inland terminals planning, management and operations, hinterland connections and port competitiveness).