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  • ResponSEAble Project: Four years to understand how the Ocean is important

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    The Responseable project has ended and this final video sums it up. What we hope is that, thanks to the ocean literacy initiatives carried out also by CSP – Innovazione nelle ICT, people have been helped to better understand what they really can do and how they can change their behavior.
    Because, in the end, what matters is the Ocean.

  • CSP at A&T event with Smart-Space project

    By Eleonora Panto in News on

    CSP presents the Smart Space project at the A & T event in Turin from 13 to 15 February 2019.

    The EXPO includes 20,000 square meters of exhibition halls, thousands of innovative technologies, solutions, events, case studies and influential experts made available to visitors. Two large screens are dedicated to the most complete Industry 4.0 Conference Program organized in collaboration with authoritative partners.

    At Booth EB04 it will be possible to get more information about the project and to see some prototypes realized by CSP for indoor and outdoor monitoring systems with IoT solutions.

    The project and the opportunities offered to SMEs will also be presented during the seminar  on 14 February at 2.50 pm in the Competence room – Progettazione # 1

    If You want to reserver your place  at the seminar and/or require an appointment  to visit us at the fair, please check  this page on the A & T website

    Looking for meet you there!

  • SMART SPACE: Transnational Open Call for Experts

    By Eleonora Panto in News on

    SMART-SPACE is an Interreg Alpine space funded project aiming at fostering digitalization processes in Alpine Space SMEs thus tackling economic, social and environmental challenges in Alpine Space SMEs and societies. The goal of the SMART-SPACE project is to promote an innovative environment in the processes of Smart factories, Industry 4.0, and digitalization as well as to stimulate introduction of these processes. The most important part of SMART-SPACE is to implement and test developed approaches in real life environments stimulating digitalization processes and transnational approaches.

    The main purpose of the pilot activities related to the introduction of digital transformation is using the developed toolset to support digitalization processes and promote the knowledge on specific digital matters (IoT, Clouds, Big Data, Robotics, 3D Printing, etc), with the focus on overall change in business models, processes, productivity, logistics and improved customer relationship in companies.

    Thus, this transnational call is aimed at involving a large pool of experts interested in fostering collaboration to support digitalization processes in SMEs in all involved regions. The experts will benefit from mentoring and collaboration opportunities with the Alpine space SMEs based also on available partners’ renumeration capabilities.

    Please send your applications by 1.4.2019 at the latest but as early as possible, in order to be involved from the very start. Please note that the call is restricted to Alpine space and Baden-Württemberg region and that the preference is given to the institutions with an academic focus.

    Link to the online form

  • A learning game for ocean literacy and education to sustainability

    By Eleonora Panto in News on

    How much plastic is discharged every day in the ocean? What does eutrophication mean? Why are the sandy beaches increasingly smaller? And what can we do to improve the health of the marine environment? Knowing the answers to these questions means to become  “ocean literate”.

    Those who live far from the sea may not be aware of the impact that our daily choices have on the marine ecosystem and we may not know how much the sea, which covers about 70% of the globe, contributes to our wellbeing by regulating the climate and providing oxygen and nourishment.

    Contributing to the increase of this awareness is the goal of the ResponSEAble, funded by the European Union, in the framework of the European Horizon2020 program. The project team composed of 15 partners from all over Europe, after a phase of analysis and study that allowed to identify, where to intervene to fill the knowledge gap in the European population, designed and implemented various communication tools and media.

    These tools are films, cartoons, interactive panels, interviews with scientists, interactive maps to facilitate a systemic approach to these problems, using a framework that allows to understand the complex system of relationships between human activities and the sea, webinar to get in touch Direct with European experts: the next one will take place on December 6th on the subject because it is necessary that the policymakers also know the sea. All these materials are accessible from the site.

    It has been shown that play is an effective tool in behavioural change and is in fact successfully used in healthcare: for this CSP, in collaboration with all partners and the 3×1010 agency, has created an interactive game for kids and adults to facilitate the understanding of these complex phenomena.

    The game is free, without advertising and does not collect personal data and is available in the stores for Android e IOS (iPhone/iPad).

    The aim of the game is to conquer all the stages of the game by solving the quizzes presented in the five Stories. You navigate the archipelago and overcome various challenges, related to the health of our ocean and the connected value chain. In the journey, you can get more points and rest a bit with some mini-games. Once you have completed all the challenges of the game, you will be able to take a selfie and it will be published on the starting screen of the game: it will be the way to show your commitment safeguarding our Ocean.

    The game lends itself very well to personal use at the same time as a teaching resource in the classroom, for example, discussing materials and questions.

    For further information contact eleonora.panto@csp.it

  • THE4BEES’ final event – #Usersfirst – Tuesday 23 October, 2018 – Turin

    By Eleonora Panto in News on
    Tue 23 October 2018Turin

    USER’S ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES for energy sustainability, indoor comfort and health
    Lessons learned from THE4BEES project: a transnational perspective

    An interactive workshop with Institutions, Energy managers and Decision makers. THE4BEES EU project’s International Partnership will present results of 3 years of co-creation with final users, with the slogan “Energy is consumed by people rather than by buildings”.

    THE4BEES builds on the hypothesis: Energy is consumed by people rather than by buildings. Although most of the strategies to achieve energy efficiency in buildings focus on technical mitigation measures, to reach the ambitious goals on Low Carbon set by the EU, both structural and soft approaches have been considered complementarily across the Alpine Space. THE4BEES focuses on the behavioral changes of users in public buildings needed to achieve reduction of energy consumption. Changes are originated by an increased awareness of the issue and the use of innovative ICT applications developed by a transnational ecosystem. The applications have been used by the target groups in the demonstration sites (schools, houses, offices) to encourage behavioral changes for energy efficiency and carbon footprint reduction. 

    THE4BEES final event will be organized jointly by CSI Piemonte, Lead Partner, and all THE4BEES international partnership to present and collect feedback on possible and effective strategies to involve users for energy sustainability, indoor comfort and healthier living spaces.

    More info on the draft program

    Join  the event

  • New Article from COEGSS project: GSS and HPC

    By Eleonora Panto in News on

    Another article, written in collaboration with CSP,  from COEGSS project, the European consortium of scientific institutions, supercomputing centres, businesses and NGOs that helps modern societies in addressing global challenges.

    In this article, you can find an explanation of how the methodology of complexity and ABM model could be applied with HPC.

     

  • HackaTown: The IoT Interoperability Hackathon

    By Eleonora Panto in News on

    We are glad to invite you to participate to the HackaTown: The IoT Interoperability Hackathon

    HackaTown is looking for creative teams to design innovative web or mobile applications during a unique two-day hackathon event, collocated with the IoT Solutions World Congress 2018 in Barcelona Oct 17 – 18, 2018.

    Two European research projects working on IoT interoperability, symbIoTe and BIG IoT, have partnered together to provide this exciting opportunity for IoT enthusiasts and creative applications developers to use several interoperable IoT platform and technologies so as to implement and improve smart services and applications. The hackathon consists of two challenges, one from each project.

    The symbIoTe challenge is looking for mobile/web applications or Cloud-based services that will use the symbIoTe libraries to create cross-domain added-value offerings on top of the available symbIoTe-enabled interoperable IoT platforms and their available sensors and actuators. You will get access to 5 categories of IoT resources, all located in the same virtual city, the symbCity: Smart Home/Residence, Smart Campus, Smart Stadium, Smart Yachting, Smart Mobility. You can build your applications from scratch or extend existing IoT applications with interoperability and cross-domain features.

    The BIG IOT challenge will provide technologies and mobility & environmental data to allow you to hack and play with parking, cars, environmental sensors, bicycles to develop a sustainable and efficient way to live and travel in a smart city. You will get access to BIG IoT Marketplace and API for the development of new applications/services based on existing BIG IoT offerings and/or for the integration of data/services and development of new applications and services in the following domains: Smart Mobility & Environment and Travelers experience & Eco-route.

    View full rules

    Register  via Devpost to receive important hackathon updates, find teammates and submit your entry
    Submissions are already open – hurry up, limited place available

  • ResponSEAble Webinars: registrations are open

    By Eleonora Panto in News on

    How can we encourage European to take a closer interest in their seas and to treat them with greater respect?

    • What knowledge do they need?
    • Who needs to know what ? 
    • How we should communicate it?
    • Which conditions for translating “better knowledge” into acts?
    • By generating greater public debate and knowledge, ResponSEAble project, intends to support all sectors of European society to develop a more informed and responsible attitude and help secure healthier and more sustainable seas.We are inviting you to our  series of interactive webinars to discuss how to collectively build effective ocean literacy in Europe!

      Why you should attend?

      The webinars aimed at sharing views , challenges and best practices on ocean literacy in all its dimensions, widening the European community of ocean literacy practitioners.

      If you are

      • Involved in developing communication tools about the marine environment or the sustainable development of maritime sectors
      • Developing strategies for raising awareness for specific target groups on the human-sea interactions;
      • Scientist involved in education initiatives on the sea with educators and civil society organisations, children and youths;
      • Manager, planner, economic actor or concerned citizen interested in “making things better”

      You will have views and questions to share in our webinars in connection with others working on the same challenges. Together, we might discover practical solutions on how to build more effective Ocean Literacy in Europe (and across the Atlantic).

      When it will take place?

      • The webinars will take place every second Thursday of the month (except July and August).
      • Duration of each webinar is 1 hours

      How you can participate?

      Please register at the link below for the webinar you would like to attend. The information about the webinar will be sent to you.

      Save the dates and register!   The first one will take place on June 14th, 2018

    • For more information and subscriptions
  • New articles from COEGSS project: City evolution and Green Growth

    By Eleonora Panto in News on

    CSP collaborated on two new articles from COEGSS project, the European consortium of scientific institutions, supercomputing centres, businesses and NGOs that helps modern societies in addressing global challenges.

    The first article “City: a challenge of the future” uses the complexity approach to predict the evolution of the city – the study uses as a pilot case the city of Paris to analyze the relationships between the decisions on transport infrastructures and prices, specifically, real estate.

    The second article “Green Growth & Electric mobility” investigates the spread of electric vehicles in the global car park to understand the mechanisms that can favor or hinder a transition of sustainability and to explore the potential evolution of the global car park with their implications for growth inclusive green.

    Enjoy the reading!

  • BIG IoT Second Open Call

    By Eleonora Panto in News on

    BIG IoT project, funded by the H2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014 -2020), has reserved a portion of its budget for specific tasks to be carried out by third parties. These third parties are selected by means of two open calls.

    In general, the conditions for participation and funding are those of H2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, as defined principally in Regulation (EC) No 1290/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 [1]

    The call is open to individual European SMEs, startups, companies, universities, research institutes, public agencies, public utilities, publicly owned companies 

    The main objective of the open call is to grow the BIG IoT ecosystem by integrating new IoT platforms and data sources to the BIG IoT marketplace and exploiting existing and new offerings by developing innovative applications and services.

    Proposals should focus on the BIG IoT project domains, i.e. smart mobility and environmental monitoring, and provide description of:

    • Type 1: development of new applications/services based on existing BIG IoT offerings. This kind of proposal only focuses on development of new applications and services using the existing offerings.
    • Type 2: integration of own IoT platforms/services as new offerings on the BIG IoT marketplace and development of new applications/services based on own and/or existing BIG IoT offerings. This kind of proposal foresees both platform integration anddevelopment of new applications and services. Participants are expected to do both activities.

    The total sum of 429.095€ funding is reserved for the second Open Call. The proposals of Type 1 will receive up to 35.000€ and proposals of Type 2 up to 60.000€ funding. Proposals exceeding the maximum budget will be discarded and not considered in the evaluation. Proposals can provide data or services/applications concerning geographical areas other than BIG IoT pilot ones. Nonetheless a minimum of 100.000€ funding pro pilot will be reserved for proposals targeting one of the 3 pilot areas: Barcelona, Northern Germany (Berlin and Wolfsburg) and Piedmont. For further details concerning the pilots’ state of the art, the developed use cases and open call expectations, together with a list of the offerings available in the marketplace, please refer to “BIG-IoT_Marketplace Offerings and Pilot Use cases Overview “ document.

     

    Deadline for the proposals:                            17:00 CET 4th of May, 2018

     

    More info here