The comprehensiveness of ASSIST-IoT objectives requires collaboration of a European expert Consortium in every area of the automotive industry, transport and logistics, and labour risk management, to analyse problems and already available technological products, human-centricity, data integration and communication, IoT platforms and global ICT solutions, from industry, SMEs, end-users, academia and public authorities. The Consortium has been judiciously composed to ensure quality of envisioned solution with an adequate level of manageability. The 15 ASSIST-IoT partners, from 7 European countries are a well-balanced mixture between stakeholders (TL, MOW, S21SEC), RTOs (UPV, SRIPAS, CERTH, ICCS, CIOP), industry (FORD, NEWAYS, KONE), SMEs (PRO, INFOLYSiS, TWOT) and telecom operators (ORANGE). Consortium combines expertise required to create, evaluate and promote innovative, transferable and sustainable results (see, also, Section 4). ASSIST-IoT will be coordinated by UPV that is highly experienced in administrative and financial management of large research, EU-funded projects, and related dissemination activities. Overall technical project management will be executed in cooperation with SRIPAS, a leading Polish research institute, with expertise in key pillars of the proposal. Note that UPV and SRIPAS have successfully collaborated in the past (INTER-IoT action).
Several ASSIST-IoT Consortium partners have a large expertise in successfully running R&D projects, acquired through participation in previous and ongoing European and national R&D programs, mainly H2020 ICT, SEC or MG programs, and previously in FP6/FP7. Moreover, each partner has a clear role that fits together with others and covers full spectrum of expertise and knowledge required to achieve all ASSIST-IoT goals and objectives, specially in the context of three pilots run by interested industrial entities whose contribution will be essential to action success.
Academic partners will be focused on assessment and transferability of action results, together with more academic evaluation. Whereas, business modelling and exploitation will be led by industrial partners and SMEs that can bring developed solutions directly to the market. Explicit involvement in the Consortium, with great importance for success of the action, are stakeholders that will lead pilot deployments, and demonstrate and validate impact, and provide crucial feedback to core results. To ensure that stakeholder requirements and experiences with ASSIST-IoT approach are adequately included in the development process, the Consortium use an iterative evaluation process. Transfer of knowledge beyond the test sites and replication into other sites is ensured by involvement of all partners in other projects, and other verticals, and new cross-domain environments.
ASSIST-IoT consortium is presented in the following table:
|Participant No.||Participant organisation name||Part. short name||Country|
|1(Coord.)||UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA||UPV||Spain|
|3||SYSTEMS RESEARCH INSTITUTE POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES||SRIPAS||Poland|
|4||ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS||CERTH||Greece|
|7||CENTRAL INSTITUTE FOR LABOUR PROTECTION – NATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE||CIOP||Poland|
|8||MOSTOSTAL WARSZAWA S.A.||MOW||Poland|
|10||INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS||ICCS||Greece|
|11||KONECRANES FINLAND CORP||KONE||Finland|