CEA is a public multidisciplinary research organization whose research fields range from nuclear industry to bio- sciences, fundamental physics, and information and communication technologies. It is made of several research centres located in France. CEA represents 16110 employees, 4.4 B€ budget, 1689 patents registered or active, 1300 contracts signed with industry, 178 new companies created since 1972 in high technologies sectors, and 9 research centres.
Within CEA’s Technological Research Division, the CEA List institute carries out ambitious research on intelligent digital systems. Its R&D programs focus on major economic and social challenges, encompassing advanced manufacturing (robotics, virtual & augmented reality, nondestructive testing, vision), embedded systems (computing architectures, software and systems engineering), and ambient intelligence (sensors, instrumentation & metrology, communication & sensory interfaces, data processing & multimedia).
Over 60 researchers at CEA List focus on solving software-related security challenges, designing new and innovative solutions with their partners from academia, to anticipate on forthcoming attacks and to provide technological solutions to make smart digital services more secure. Together they support the industrial competitiveness of the French ecosystem with ambitious technology transfers in the fields of transports, defence and security, manufacturing, energy and health.
CEA will be responsible for coordinating COLLABS, dealing with all aspects of day-to-day project management (including project and financial control and resource monitoring and reporting, risk management and contingency actions) and for achieving a common scientidfic and technical direction within the project to ensure successful achievement of the project objectives on time and within budget. As such, CEA will be leading WP8 (Project management) and specifically T8.1 (Project quality planning) and T8.2 (Day-to-day management, project & financial control and resource monitoring), while it will contribute to T8.3 (Innovation management).
In terms of technical contribution, CEA coordinates and develops the Frama-C platform in order to handle the analysis code-level vulnerabilities and security analyses. Its activities will be involved in finding solutions to security problems specific to security-critical software for collaborative manufacturing environements. Thus, CEA will develop dedicated plug-ins to analyse the security properties inherent to the applications of the project. Accordingly, CEA will contribute to setting the scene for the technology convergence and COLLABS architecture definition (T1.3) and ethics considerations (D1.4); this will be realised through the investigation of the cybersecurity and privacy technologies to be leveraged and advanced within COLLABS (T1.1) and the identification of threats and adapting security security components to real-life industrial manufacturing (T1.2). In addition, CEA will lead the specification of the experimentation protocol for the real-life industrial pilots (T1.4), while it will contribute to the efficient execution of the demonstrators (T6.1) and the evaluation and impact analysis (T6.3). Finally, CEA will participate in activities targeting the sustainability, communication and exploitation of the COLLABS’s outcomes, such as market definition and analysis (T7.1), dissemination and communication activities (T7.2) and exploitation activities (T7.3).
Infineon Technologies AG designs, develops, manufactures, and markets semiconductors and system solutions worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Automotive, Industrial Power Control, Power Management & Multimarket, and Digital Security Solutions.
The Automotive segment offers automotive microcontrollers for powertrain, safety, and driver assistance systems; 3D ToF, magnetic, and pressure sensors; discrete power semiconductors; IGBT modules; industrial microcontrollers; power and radar sensor integrated circuits (ICs); transceivers; and voltage regulators for use in assistance and safety systems, comfort electronics, and powertrain and security products.
The Industrial Power Control segment provides bare dies, discrete IGBTs, driver ICs, IGBT modules and stacks, and silicon carbide MOSEFTs and modules for electric vehicle charging stations, energy distribution, home appliances, industrial drives, industrial robots, industrial vehicles, renewable energy generation, and traction.
The Power Management & Multimarket segment offers control ICs, customized chips, discrete lowvoltage and high-voltage power MOSFETs and driver ICs, GPS low-noise amplifiers, MEMS and ASICs for pressure sensors and silicon microphones, radar sensor ICs, RF antenna switches and power transistors, silicon carbide diodes, and transient voltage suppressor diodes for use in cellular infrastructure, electric vehicle charging stations, DC motors, various components, Internet of Things, LED and conventional lighting systems, mobile devices, and power management.
The Digital Security Solutions segment provides contact-based, contactless, dual interface, and embedded security controllers for authentication, automotive, government identification document, healthcare card, Internet of things, mobile communication, payment system, mobile payment, ticketing, access control, and trusted computing applications.
Infineon Technologies AG is headquartered in Munich, Germany.
IFAG brings to the project its strong state-of-the-art hardware security expertise to develop holistic end-to-end Industrial IoT networks. With a scalable portfolio, IFAG hardware security allows the implementation of a strong security concept in every element of the network: for simple sensor nodes to complex gateways, routers and cloud computing servers. As such, IFAG will participate in the investigation of the cybersecurity and privacy technologies to be leveraged and advanced within COLLABS (T1.1) and the identification of threats and adapting security security components to real-life industrial manufacturing (T1.2). Besides supporting the integration of the company’s security ICs, IFAG will develop novel use-cases in the Blockhain ecosystem to facilitate efficient and cost-effective transactions and the deployment of secure smart contracts among different industries and manufacturers.
Accordingly, IFAG will lead the corresponding tasks which are associated with blockchain-based smart contracts (T3.2) and the PKI mechanism (T3.3). IFAG will be the main responsible for the delivery of the COLLABS Level-1 security package for securely connected object, and thus will lead WP4, exploiting its significant expertise in security at the edge (leader of T4.1), while it will also be leading the effort towards the delivery of functionalities related to Remote Attestation and Secure C&C execution on IIoT Devices (T4.2). Finally, IFAG will participate in activities targeting the sustainability, communication and exploitation of the COLLABS’s outcomes, such as market definition and analysis (T7.1) and dissemination and communication activities (T7.2) and exploitation activities (T7.3), as well as it will be involved in the day-to-day management of the project (T8.2).
Sphynx Technology Solutions AG is based at Zug, Switzerland and has also offices in Cyprus and London. The company offers products and solutions, and consulting services, in the areas of cyber intelligence, analytics, incident response, assurance and certification. The technologies offered by Sphynx include sophisticated event processing and analytics, security monitoring and testing, intrusion detection, fraud management, and incident response. Sphynx deploys off-the-shelf hardware components along with its custom software to provide tools such as its analytics engine, a threat-monitoring platform and a security audit and certification platform. Via its consulting services, Sphynx has expertise in providing customized solutions depending on client needs as well as more general training on analytics, security assessment and certification and cyber intelligence.
STS will serve as the innovation manager of the COLLABS project and as such it will be leading T8.3. STS brings into the project its platform for security assurance and certification. This platform enables clients to realize security assessments, based on industrial and international standards (e.g., cloud, network, smart metering standards), through the use of tool supported continuous monitoring and testing. The solution makes use of industrial strength tools including vulnerability and penetration testing tools, and open source solutions. Furthermore, it enables the configuration of security assessment, reporting and certification to the needs of different stakeholders ranging from senior management to external auditors and regulators.
Accordingly, STS will be leading the effort towards designing, implementing and integrating an identity management solution to address the IIoT challenges (T5.1 and T5.4), and will take part during the continuous integration process towards a stable and reliable solution for any end-to-end Industrial IoT environment (T5.3). STS will participate in the specifications of the COLLABS architecture (T1.3), the tools and methods for secure data sharing (T2.1), the comprehensive access control (T3.1) and confidential data discovery (T3.4). It will lead the task related to trustworthiness of data flows (T2.2). STS will also be leading the exploitation, standardisation and commercialisation activities within COLLABS (T7.3, T7.4 and T7.5), while it will contribute to dissemination and communication activities of the COLLABS’s outcomes (T7.2).
Finally, STS will be involved in the day-to-day management of the project (T8.2).
Dating back to 1222, the University of Padua (UniPD) is one of the leading Universities in Italy and has a long tradition of scientific excellence. UniPD offers its students 32 departments, 37 doctoral degree courses and 44 research and service centres across the spectrum of sciences, medicine, social sciences and humanities, with about 2,300 professors and researchers employed. UniPD participated in 196 European Research projects within the 7th Framework Programme and in about 40 projects from other EU funds, accounting for more than 70 Million Euro. It currently manages 75 Horizon 2020 actions for a total budget of 26 Million Euro. UniPD has specific expertise on the management of European projects: it coordinated 40 FP7 projects and it has suitable structures and resources dedicated to this end; in particular, the International Research Office is a reference point for departments and research centres that intend to apply for EU funds for research projects.
The work will be carried out within the Department of Mathematics, which provides scientific and technical expertise in Computer Science and Mathematics, and in particular by its internal “Security and Privacy Research Group (SPRITZ)”, an internationally established research group founded by Prof. Mauro Conti in 2011.
With respect to the Research Pillars identified for COLLABS, the research carried out by the SPRITZ group will focus mostly on System Security and partially also on Privacy (e.g., Social media, Biomedical data privacy) and Software Security (e.g., malware, ICN) issues of current and future technologies and is related to the project scope. Additionally, UniPD will investigate new technologies to provide an automated device (IIoT) security through scalable and low-cost remote attestation techniques. Accordingly, UniPD will contribute to setting the scene for the technology convergence and COLLABS architecture definition (T1.3); this will be realised through the investigation of the cybersecurity and privacy technologies to be leveraged and advanced within COLLABS (T1.1) and the identification of threats and adapting security security components to real-life industrial manufacturing (T1.2).
Furthermore, UniPD will contribute to the statistical analytics and machine-/deep learning on shared data (T2.4) and will support the development of assurance, privacy and accountability tools (T5.1) and all efforts towards the integration of all components into a stable and reliable solution (T5.3). In addition, UniPD will contribute to the efficient execution of the demonstrators (T6.1).
UniPD has a strong presence in the scientific community and as such it will lead the dissemination and communication activities of the COLLABS project (T7.2). UniPD will plan and organiSe different types of dissemination activities, with the goal of sharing novel research results from the project with (i) the scientific community, (ii) collaborators from industry, (iii) students, and (iv) the general public. UniPD will also participate in exploitation activities (T7.3) and in the day-to-day management of the project (T8.2).
Established in 1991, the Harokopio University of Athens is a non-profit, public, higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Athens. HUA is a small (enrollment range: ~2,000 students) focused, coeducational higher education institution. HUA offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, bachelor degrees in several areas of study. HUA has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The university also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services. According to a study conducted by the National Documentation Centre, HUA is one of the four Greek Universities that have been continuously publishing work that is highly acknowledged and dispose impact levels that lie beyond the world’s average.
The department of Informatics and Telematics (DIT) is the fourth and most recently (2006) established department of the University. The mission of the department is to promote Computer science, primarily in the areas of network-centric systems and e-services, so as to provide students with the theoretical and practical skills and competences, which are necessary for the design, development and delivery of technical solutions, in all fields of ICT. The department also conducts basic and applied research in all areas relevant to ICT funded either by international institutions or the Greek state. DIT has participated in various funded R&D collaborative projects from institutions such as the EC, Qatar National Research Fund, EEA grants as well as projects funded by the private sector. The members of DIT participating in this project are all involved in research related to software engineering, especially in the development of scalable web and mobile apps as well as large scale data analysis and management.
The participating HUA team belongs to the iThink Lab which is a mission-driven research unit aiming to improve the effectiveness and impact of research and consultancy initiatives to the society and businesses.
HUA brings strong expertise in Machine Learning and Big Data analysis along with engineering skills to transform data science findings into services. HUA has developed a set of tools for Anomaly Detection in Trajectories that will be leveraged in the frame of COLLABS. As such, HUA will lead T2.1 related to tools and methods for secure data sharing and the statistical analysis and machine-/deep learning on shared data (T2.4), while it will contribute to efforts towards the development of machine learning-based cognitive security framework (T2.3). HUA will also participate in the development of the PKI mechanism (T3.3), the implementation of security and trustworthiness at the edge (T4.1), and the threat detection and mitigation services (T4.3). Finally, HUA will participate in activities targeting the dissemination, communication (T7.2) and standardisation (T7.4) of the COLLABS’s outcomes, while it will be involved in the day-to-day management of the project (T8.2).
The Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), established in 1983, is the largest Greek State R&D Centre. FORTH hosts six major Research Institutes. The Institute of Computer Science (ICS) has established an internationally acknowledged excellence in conducting basic and applied research, developing applications and products, and providing services. FORTH, besides its pioneering contributions in the sector of Information and Telecommunications Technologies in Greece, cooperates, in the context of European and international collaborative R&D programmes, with universities, research centres and other organisations at national and international level, thus contributing to the exchange of scientific ideas and the creation and transfer of new technologies.
The research directions at ICS take into consideration the state of the art, international trends, research and technological challenges worldwide, as well as the national needs of the public and private sectors. FORTH represents Greece in the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM), an organisation dedicated to the advancement of European research and development in the areas of information technology and applied mathematics. FORTH has adopted an evolving strategy towards promoting the commercial exploitation of R\&D results by providing services, licensing specific products to industrial partners, contracting with industrial partners to jointly develop new products, and participating in start-up / spin-off companies and joint ventures. FORTH has played a major role in the development of the Science and Technology Park of Crete (STEP-C). From a research and development (R&D) perspective ongoing efforts focus on: information systems; data and knowledge-based systems; information retrieval, including content-based approaches; image processing and pattern recognition; computer vision; sensor technologies; robotics; machine learning; digital communications; network management; computer systems and networks; computer architectures; microsystems; VLSI design; computer aided design; human-computer interaction; virtual reality; universal access and usability; information and communication technologies in Healthcare; assistive technologies for people with disabilities; Web systems and technologies; embedded systems; and GRID and large-scale computing. Regarding innovation and technology transfer activities, FORTH has established a separate unit called PRAXI. PRAXI Network is offering its technology transfer, high added value innovation support and internationalization/partnering services throughout Greece by operating offices in three large cities of the country and having established strategic partnerships with key local, regional and national stakeholders.
The Distributed Computing Systems (DCS) laboratory from the Institute of Computer Science (FORTH-ICS) will contribute to the project. FORTH-ICS is one of the six institutes of FORTH, has a relatively long history and recognized tradition, since its establishment in 1983, in conducting basic and applied research, developing applications and products, providing services, and playing a leading role in Greece and internationally, in the fields of Information and Communication Technologies. Its activities cover important research and development areas, taking into consideration new perspectives, emerging fields of research and technological challenges worldwide.
FORTH’s role in the project will be in line with the organisation’s significant expertise in mature, operational as well as state of the art cyber-security techniques and good practices, including hardware-enabled security assurance, security monitoring, security assessment and incident response. The strong involvement in both research- and industry- focused projects, as well as the pertinent services provided by FORTH (e.g. via FORTHcert) provide thorough and up-to-date knowledge on current and emerging cyber-security threats faced by ICT systems of organisations of various sizes (from Critical Infrastructures to SMEs). The above will allow FORTH to provide valuable input and enhance COLLABS Secure Execution Environment (Security Monitoring, Assurance and Testing tools).
Accordingly, FORTH will lead the investigation of the cybersecurity and privacy technologies to be leveraged and advanced within COLLABS (T1.1) and will contribute to the specification of the experimentation protocol for the real-life industrial pilots (T1.4). In addition, FORTH will contribute to the design and implementation of a secured digital sypply network (WP2), specifically through enabling tools and methods for secure data sharing (T2.1), trustworthiness of data flows (T2.2) and distributed anomaly detection for Industrial IoT (T2.5). Moreover, FORTH will offer solutions for confidential data discovery (T3.4) and will build tools and technologies for providing a secure execution environment (T4.1), while also contributing to the development of mitigation and immune reaction mechanisms across different layers (T4.3). In WP5, FORTH will contribute to the development of tools to achieve assurance, privacy and accountability in all Industrial IoT processes (T5.1). The technological achievements of WPs 2-5 will be aligned with the experimentation protocol of the project in T6.1. Finally, FORTH will participate in dissemination and standardisation activities (T7.2 and T7.4), and the essential day-to-day management of the project (T8.2).
United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) serves as the company’s innovation hub supporting the development of new technologies and facilitating the transfer of technology and capabilities across United Technologies Corporation (UTC). UTC is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries. Concerning building systems, UTC business units include Otis elevators and escalators as well as UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems, and building automation and controls. The company’s aerospace businesses are UTC Propulsion & Aerospace Systems, which includes Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and Collins Aerospace systems . UTRC engages with UTC business units and external research organizations globally to pursue research and develop innovative technologies that meet/anticipate marketplace needs.
Founded in 1929, UTRC is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut (U.S.), with an office in Berkeley, California, and research and development centres in Shanghai (China), Rome (Italy) and Cork (Ireland). The Advanced Laboratory on Embedded Systems S.r.L. (ALES) is a wholly owned Italian company of United Technologies Holdings Italy S.R.L, and official site of UTRC in Italy, with offices in Rome and Trento. ALES, for more than a decade, has been one of the leading research institutes in Europe on methodologies for the design and verification of embedded systems, with key contributions on contract-based design, hybrid system modelling and analysis, virtual testing and platform-based design. The technology, knowhow and mission of ALES is to create a strategic technological development presence in EU to bring model based design methods and technologies in EU UTC products development, to ensure highest products quality. In 2017, Europe accounted for 29% of UTC revenues and a significant share of its manufacturing and design activities.
UTC is a leading manufacturing company for the aerospace industry and the technologies developed in the current proposal will provide significant business value and market opportunity. UTC objective is to to expand and further improve current practices in the manufacturing design, production and commissioning for all UTC manufacturing plants starting from its participating factories of Pratt&Whitney in Poland.
Such project presents a key enabler for ALES’s core research mission in support for UTC’s digital transformation.
In this proposal ALES will contribute in two roles: (1) as use case provider (bringing a use case from Pratt & Whitney) and (2) as technology provider (hardware security solutions, blockchainbased supply-chain assurance, secure execution environments).
In particular, ALES will act as a proxy between Pratt & Whitney and the COLLABS consortium to (1) bring requirements and concrete scenarios to demonstrate the COLLABS technology under real-world conditions and (2) support validation of effectively increased security levels, practical usability, no interference with factory operations and performance, potential uptake by P&W factories.
ALES will perform two roles:
a. Tools and methods for design and verification of trust assurance mechanisms for data security (T1.3) (hardware security, trusted execution environments, communication protocols, data sharing and access control policies). As such, ALES will be involved in tasks T2.1, T2.6, T3.2 and T3.3;
b. Model-based dynamic risk assessment and impact modeling for improved situational awareness and support to real-time incident response. As such, ALES will be involved in tasks T4.1, T4.2, T5.1 and T5.4
a. Definition of a use case and its operational requirements (T1.1), analysis of the identified cyber-security threats (T1.2), coordination of demonstration scenario setup (T1.4), definition of key measures of improvement for validation (T6.3), in collaboration with EU UTC factories (Pratt&Whitney);
b. Host a demonstration setup (T6.1), collaborate with partners for realisticinfrastructure/experiments setup and execution and validate results and feasibilitycollecting feedback from P&W factories (Leader of T6.2).
ALES will be also involved in the Dissemination (T7.2) Standardisation (T7.5) and alliance building activities (T7.5), as well as in the Project Management activities (T8.2).
Thales is one of the world’s leading providers of mission-critical systems for security, defense and aerospace. With over 71000 employees in 50 countries, Thales annual revenue is over €12 billion with over 18% devoted to R&D and 25000 researchers working on cutting-edge technologies. Leveraging a global presence and spanning the entire value chain, from prime contracting to equipment, Thales plays a pivotal role in making the world a safer place. THALES SIX GTS FRANCE SAS (TSG) revenues exceed 1 billion Euro with 6.900 employees. TSG addresses every activity related to telecommunications: wireless communications, IP networks, satellite communication, net-work administration and security. TSG has a long experience in very large Information systems and secure infra-structures for systems and networks, including Internet and Intranets. TSG also develops a full range of telecommunication and cloud platforms and components, a range of high-performance security products and has a deep skill in secure telecommunications and information systems for public and governmental organizations, or emergency services. Advance studies of TSG is made of a set of applied research laboratories working conjointly and involved in cutting-edge projects. ThereSIS laboratory representing advance studies in the COLLABS project covers four areas of expertise namely: AI & autonomy, data science, connectivity and Cybersecurity. ThereSIS is also in charge of transferring technological results (e.g. building blocks) to Thales Business lines.
TSG brings to the project its expertise in strong authentication and authorization models, network management, mitigation strategies and formal validation of resilience with regard to threat awareness. Accordingly, TSG will act as leader in two WPs: WP2 (A secure digital supply netwrok in collaborative manufacturing environments) leading T2.5 relevant to distributed anomaly detection for Industrial IoT, and WP3 (Resilience in a smart factory) leading T3.1 relevant to comprehensive access control.
TSG will contribute in T1.1 towards identifying The cybersecurity and privacy technologies to be leveraged and advanced within COLLABS, while it will also participate in the efforts towards the delivery of the blockchain – based smart contracts of COLLABS (T3.2), threat detection and mitigation (T4.3) and assurance, privacy and accountability in all Industrial IoT processes (T5.1).
TSG will also be contributing to the dissemination and communication activities of the COLLABS’s outcomes (T7.2), and it will be involved in the day-to-day management of the project (T8.2).
Siemens AG (headquartered in Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering. Operating in the fields of automation, electrification and mainly also digitalization, Siemens holds leading market positions in all its business areas. The company has roughly 379,000 employees – of which 41,000 were newly hired in FY18 and of which 117,000 or 31% (newly 4,700) are based in Germany – working to develop and manufacture products, design and install complex systems and projects, and tailor a wide range of solutions for individual requirements. For more than 171 years, Siemens stands for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. In FY18, Siemens had revenue with business in more than 200 countries of €83.04 billion. In FY17, arising from Siemens software and digital services alone, €5.2 billion could be achieved (e.g. via MindSphere), making it a growth rate in this area of 20%. Innovation is Siemens’ most important growth and productivity driver. In FY18, the company invested €5.6 billion – 6.7 percent of its total revenue – in research and development (R&D) to stay at the forefront of technological progress. With plans for further raising these spendings in FY19, this means a growth rate of spending of 40%+ compared to FY14. Today the company employs some 43.400 researchers and developers as well as 10.900 apprentices and students in dual study programs, who work on innovations that secure existing business and open up new markets. Collaborations are an indispensable mean of developing strategically important technologies. By discussing, sharing, and implementing ideas with scientists from outside the company, especially with 25 preferred universities and numerous research centers, Siemens researchers keep abreast of the latest findings resulting from fundamental and applied research all over the world.
Siemens’ patent portfolio in 2018 consists of 63,800 patents worldwide, with 3,850 patent applications and 7,300 inventions. According to statistics for patent applications from 2015, Siemens was number five in Europe, ranked number six in Germany and 33 in the U.S. With over 8,100 employees worldwide (FY17), Corporate Technology (CT) plays a key role in R&D at Siemens. In research centers located in many different countries, CT works closely with the R&D teams in the Siemens´ Divisions. Corporate Technology is networked to facilitate efficient collaboration between its various sites around the world and with the rest of the Company. Its principal research operations are in close proximity to worldwide business activities and technology hotspots: Germany, the U.S., Austria, Russia, India, China and UK are among the most important sites. Establishing own research centers is combined with an intensive cooperation with top universities – in total 25 preferred university partners. This allows responding quickly and precisely to the demands of the customers and to provide solutions that meet local needs.
The CT organization provides expertise regarding strategically important areas to ensure the company’s technological future, and to acquire patent rights that safeguard the company’s business operations. Against the background of megatrends such as climate change, urbanization, globalization, and demographic change, CT focuses on innovations that have the potential to change the rules of the game over the long term in business areas that are of interest to Siemens.
CT covers a wide range of technology fields including the subject areas materials and microsystems, production methods, security, software and engineering, power engineering, sensors, automation, medical information systems and imaging methods, information and communication technologies, the extraction and processing of raw materials, and off-grid power generation. So called SMART (“Simple, Maintenance-friendly, Affordable, Reliable and Timely to market”) solutions implement new technologies in a manner that renders them competitive in low-price markets.
SAG will provide technologies, and partial solutions to the “Framework for Workflow-driven Security” for collaborative manufacturing, and as such, it will lead T2.6 and contribute to T2.1 and T2.2. This framework will allow its users to organise production processes across companies in a secure and resilient manner. It will both facitlitate security of supply chains and compliance of the manufacturing process.
Moreover, SAG will contribute to the Use Case Scenarios “Digitalised Manufacturing Compliance (Factory Level)” and “Securing the Value Stream and Infrastructure” by ALES. SAG will also revise proposed solutions of the participants (T1.2 and T1.3) and evaluate them according to the requirements that will be defined within the project and based on the experimentation protocol for the real-life industrial pilots (T1.4). SAG will also support all efforts towards the integration of all components into a stable and reliable solution (T5.3).
Finally, SAG will participate in activities targeting the sustainability, communication and exploitation of the COLLABS’s outcomes, such as market definition and analysis (T7.1), dissemination and communication activities (T7.2), exploitation activities (T7.3), standardisation activities (T7.4) and commercialisation activities (T7.5), while it will be involved in the day-to-day management of the project (T8.2).
Royal Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare and Consumer Lifestyle. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2018 sales of EUR 18.1 billion and employs approximately 77,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries.
At Philips, we strive to make the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation. Our goal is to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025. Philips Consumer Lifestyle wants to grow to become a key player in health and wellbeing by constantly delivering relevant and meaningful innovations. Our key strategic advantage is a combination of our global strong brand, our insights in wishes and needs of people, our extraordinary expertise on technology and design combined with the numerous collaborations with our distribution channels, partners and supply chain.
Philips Consumer Lifestyle in Drachten develops a wide range of innovative products like OneBlade shavers, rotary shavers, beard trimmers, hairdryers, female epilators, vacuum cleaners, SENSEO® coffeemakers and Wake-up Lights. Philips Drachten employs 2000 people, amongst which 600 developers with 35 different nationalities. Philips Drachten is world leader in mass production of rotary shaving devices, occupying over 50% marketshare of a € 1 billion market. For more than 60 years we have been manufacturing shaving systems in our factory in Drachten. In 2016 PHILIPS launched the Philips OneBlade, the biggest innovation in male grooming since the razor. PHILIPS Drachten is the manufacturer of the shaving element of this revolutionary device.
PCL will be one of the end-users in the project providing a use-case as well as a related pilot environment to test solutions developed as part of the COLLABS project. The Philips use case revolves around an IT solution that is capable to protect the manufacturing IT network from threats that arise from unmanaged machine networks in the factory. The anticipated solution is flexible, scalable and, in comparison to the solutions available today, still easily managed. Moreover, the solution protects the manufacturing IT network by prevention against as well as detection of threats. As such, PCL will lead WP6 (Real-life industrial demonstrations in smart manufacturing) and the task associated with the pilot evaluation and impact analysis (T6.3). Furthermore, Philips will contribute to the project by providing the end-user requirements (T1.2, T1.3) and contributing to the experimentation protocol for its use case (T1.4).
PCL will also contribute to the efficient execution of the Philips use case (T6.1, T6.2), providing input, guidance, feedback and early testing of the project’s technologies. Finally, PCL will participate in activities targeting the sustainability, communication and exploitation of the COLLABS’s outcomes, such as market definition and analysis (T7.1) and dissemination and communication activities (T7.2), as well as the essential day-to-day management of the project (T8.2).
University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences (UNSPMF) is an educational and research institution with 5 departments, around 600 employees and 6000 students, comprising education and research in the following disciplines: chemistry, biochemistry, environmental protection, biology, ecology, physics, computer science, mathematics, geography, and tourism. Teaching in academic 2016-2017 was conducted through 47 accredited study programmes and on all three study cycles (bachelor, master, PhD but also vocational and integrated studies). UNSPMF is experienced in managing and implementing both international and national projects, which significantly improved its institutional capacities. The Faculty participates in more than 30 international and around 70 nationally funded projects, therefore proving the capacity to manage and logistically support various project management schemes and demands.
UNSPMF is strategically oriented to EU and other external funding (H2020: currently participating in 3; Interreg IPA CBC programmes; Danube Interreg Translational Programme: currently participating in 1; Erasmus Plus KA1 and KA2 currently participating in 2 Erasmus + KA2 projects and many KA1 projects), trying to fully employ its excellence and results achieved through previous programmess: FP5, FP6, FP7, European Agency for Reconstruction and Development, COST actions, FP7-SEERANET Plus Joint Call, South East Europe Program, Hungary-Serbia IPA Cross-border Cooperation Program, TEMPUS, Erasmus Mundus, Erasmus Plus, together with many bi- and multilateral education and research projects (with Thailand, Italy, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, France, Switzerland-4 projects under SCOPES 2013-2016 program). The research strategy is directed towards internationalization, improving human resources and capacity building. UNSPMF is committed to principles of The European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and is a member of the EURAXESS project thus providing supporting services to researchers wishing to pursue research career in Serbia. Research and teaching staff of the UNSPMF are productive with more than 200 scientific papers annually published in internationalscientific journals. More than a hundred of those are rated as exceptional on SCI list (ranked among the first 50%). An overview of international collaboration/projects is available at: https://international.pmf.uns.ac.rs/international-projects-at-unspmf/.
The Department of Mathematics and Informatics – DMI of UNSPMF hosts the only national center of excellence in mathematics: Center for Mathematical Research ofNonlinear Phenomena , since 2008. In 2012, the Scientific Computing Research Group (SCORG) was established at DMI that conducts research in the area of high performance computing. SCORG has a strong collaboration with institutions with significant experience in the field, including Institute of Physics in Belgrade, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Faculty of Information studies in Novo Mesto, etc. DMI researchers participate in several EU funded international projects in the domains of Internet of Things, Big Data, and high performance computing.
UNSPMF will lead WP1 with the aim to set the sence for the COLLABS project with the collaborative effort of all technology providers and end-users. UNSPMF will contribute towards technology convergence of COLLABS security technologies and COLLABS architecture definition (T1.3); this will be realised through the investigation of the cybersecurity and privacy technologies to be leveraged and advanced within COLLABS (T1.1) and the identification of threats and adapting security security components to real-life industrial manufacturing (T1.2). In addition, UNSPMF will participate in the specification of the experimentation protocol for the real-life industrial pilots (T1.4), while it will contribute to the execution of the demonstrators (T6.1) and the evaluation and impact analysis (T6.3).
Within the COLLABS project, UNSPMF will mainly work on machine learning tools and algorithms for analysis of IIoT data, as well as on hardware development of IIoT devices, and as such UNSPMF will lead T2.3 (Machine learning-based cognitive security framework) and T3.4 (Confidential data discovery). UNSPMF will also contribute to the development of tools and methods for secure data sharing and trustworthiness of data flows (T2.1 and T2.2), as well as to the stastistical analytics and machine-/deep learning on shared data (T2.4). Moreover, UNSPMF will support the main functionalities related to comprehensive access control for the envisioned level-2 security package for resilience in smart factories (T3.1), Security and trustworthiness at the edge (T4.1), remote attestation and secure C&C execution on IIoT devices (T4.2) and threat detection and mitigation (T4.3). Furthermore, UNSPMF will contribute to all tasks of WP5 regarding the identity management solution development and the integration (T5.1-T5.4).
UNSPMF will also participate in activities targeting the sustainability, communication and exploitation of the COLLABS’s outcomes, such as dissemination and communication activities (T7.2), exploitation activities (T7.3) and standardisation activities (T7.4). Finally, UNSPMF will be involved in the day-to-day management of the project (T8.2) and the innovation management (T8.3).
Founded in 2011, Information Technology for Market Leadership IKE (ITML) is a global ICT enterprise headquartered in Athens, Greece. ITML provides novel, tailor made software solutions based on a variety of technologies, such as big data analytics, advanced data mining and machine learning. ITML’s vision is to deliver products and services close to the real customers and market needs, ultimately improving the user experience and the access to technology. ITML solutions cover a very wide range of applications, including e-shops, e-learning, Business Process Management (BPM), or any other customized application.
ITML particularly delivers solutions through (a) bilateral projects with private industry, (b) Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), (c) EU and beyond-EU funded projects, and nationally-funded projects. It has active participation in numerous H2020 projects as technology provider and system integrator in the fields of:
The primary competence of ITML relies in the design and development of software prototypes based on technologies that include machine learning algorithms, advanced data mining techniques, data aggregation and data analytics in IoT systems, as well as visualisation tools; all of which are applied in different operational domains, such as energy, logistics, health, education, maritime, and security.
ITML comprises numerous selected, internationally recognized and multi experienced electrical and computer engineers, who have been conducting research, at worldwide level, for several years in areas related to the design, management and performance evaluation of high-speed telecommunication networks and services, security and transportation, energy efficiency, serviceoriented architectures, business process management, e-government, e-commerce applications, and software engineering. Moreover, ITML has a team of technical project managers and software engineers who are experts in the software development process and in the validation of the scientific results produced in the context of R&I.
In the COLLABS project, ITML will lead the design and implement the threat detection and mitigation services (T4.3) specified during the technology convergenve stage (T1.3), and the integration of the distinct services of the cybersecurity framework. As such, ITML will be the leader of WP5 and will be specifically responsible for the continuous integration towards the end-to-end cybersecurity framework (Leading T5.2 and T5.3 and contributing to T5.1 and T5.4). Inaddition, ITML will contribute to the deployment, validation and demonstration of the developed platform, tools and services in the real-life industrial demonstrations (T6.2).
Together with all technology providers, ITML will contribute to setting the scene for the technology convergence and COLLABS architecture definition (T1.3) and the specification of the experimentation protocol for the real-life industrial pilots (T1.4).
Moreover, ITML will collaborate with other partners (UNSPMF and HUA) to deliver the machine learning-based and AI framework and functionalities of the Level-3 security package (T2.3 and T2.4).
Finally, ITML will participate in activities targeting the sustainability, communication and exploitation of the COLLABS’s outcomes, such as market definition and analysis (T7.1) and dissemination and communication activities (T7.2) and exploitation activities (T7.3), as well as T7.1 leadership. ITML will be involved in the day-to-day management of the project (T8.2).
Group Renault is a French multinational automobile manufacturer established in 1899. The company is present in 134 countries and has sold 3.9 million vehicles in 2018. The company produces a range of cars and vans, and in the past has manufactured trucks, tractors, tanks, buses/coaches and autorail vehicles.
Groupe Renault has 39 manufacturing facilities (21 in Europe) and 5 dedicated R&D centres spread across 18 countried worldwide. Todate, Groupe Renault employes 183,002 employees. In FY17, Groupe Renault had a revenue from business €57.419billion.
Renault Group is part of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance, which had become the world’s biggest seller of light vehicles.
Renault is known for its role in motor sport, particularly rallying, Formula 1 and Formula E.
REN will enable the Renault Use Case and relevant scenarios in the context of the manufacturing industry: supply chain and manufacturing. Accordingly, REN will contribute to the project by providing the end-user requirements (T1.3) and leading the experimentation protocol for its use case (T6.1). In addition, REN will support the framework deployment and execution in the Renault pilot (T6.2) and will evaluate the outcomes and analyse the pilot impact (T6.3).
REN will also support effort towards the implementation of distributed anomaly detection functionalities for Industrial IoT (T2.5), the development of the PKI mechanism (T3.3) and the remote remote Attestation and Secure C&C execution on IIoT Devices (T4.2), while it will also support the integration of all components into the final solution (T5.4). Finally, REN will participate in activities targeting the dissemination, communication (T7.2) and commercialisation (T7.5) of the COLLABS’s outcomes, while it will be involved in the day-to-day management of the project (T8.2).
Moreover, REN will create, within its’ pilot, an Industry 4.0 Experimentation Lab, reproducing real manufacturing plants, where REN will validate and evaluate the solutions developed under COLLABS in a real-world collaborative manufacturing environment as described above. Furthermore, REN will maintain this experimentation lab past the end of the project. The lab will serve as a platform where REN partners (SMEs, Universities, industrial partners, etc.) can develop, experiment and validate novel manufacturing security products and services (see Obj.4; KPI-4.4; WP6, Task 6.3; more details about the lab are available in Sect.3.4 and in Section 4). On top of that, REN will also investigate the possibility to demonstrate some of the use cases in real plants towards the end of the project. REN will setup a dedicated infrastructure, isolated from REN network, to experiment the results of the COLLABS project and to demonstrate real use cases for manufacturing or supply chain. This Industry 4.0 Experimentation Lab will take part of the global and long-term strategy of REN cybersecurity Group and will help creating collaborations between academics and industrials. To reproduce a real plant architecture, REN will invest in ICS/SCADA, IT, OT and networks equipment’s while allowing external access for partner development and integration