Projects

Over the years, Tech has been conducting cutting-edge research projects that has led to great impacts on businesses and science at large. Those projects also enabled Tech to establish strong collaboration platforms with new global industries and form new strategic partnerships. The list of these projects are described below.

Speech Xrays

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Multi-channel biometrics combining acoustic and machine vision analysis of speech, lip movement and face, funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Scheme (total funding €4.1M)
The SpeechXRays aims to develop and test in real-life environments a user recognition platform based on voice acoustics analysis and audio-visual identity verification. The vision of the SpeechXRays project is to provide a solution combining the convenience and cost-effectiveness of voice biometrics, achieving better accuracies by combining it with video, and bringing superior anti-spoofing capabilities.

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SMILE

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SMart mobILity at the European land borders, funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Scheme (total funding €5M).SMILE proposes a novel mobility concept that addresses the aforementioned challenges by designing, implementing and evaluating in relevant environments prototype management architecture, for the accurate verification, automated control, monitoring and optimization of people' flows at Land Border Infrastructures. It leverages the capabilities of the smart mobile devices in biometric control for secure and trusted authentication, and elaborates on their exploitation as part of a multimodal biometric verification process that supplements / complements existing approaches.

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Sphinx

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Universal Cyber Security Toolkit for Health-Care Industry, funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Scheme (total funding €5M). SPHINX aims to introduce a Universal Cyber Security Toolkit, thus enhancing the cyber protection of Health IT Ecosystem and ensuring the patient data privacy and integrity. SPHINX toolkit will provide an automated zero-touch device and service verification toolkit that will be easily adapted or embedded on existing, medical, clinical or health available infrastructures, whereas a user/admin will be able to choose from a number of available security services through SPHINX cyber security toolkit. The SPHINX toolkit will enable service providers to specify complete services and sell or advertise these through a secure and easy to use interface.

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FORTIKA

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Cyber Security Accelerator for trusted SMEs IT Ecosystems, funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Scheme (total funding €4M). FORTIKA aims to minimise the exposure of small and medium sized businesses to cyber security risks and threats, and help them successfully respond to cyber security incidents, while relieving them from all unnecessary and costly efforts of identifying, acquiring and using the appropriate cyber security solutions. The project will adopt a security by design hybrid approach that adequately integrates hardware and software with business needs and behavioural patterns at individual and organisational level to: introduce a hardware-enabled middleware security layer as add-on to existing network gateways.

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Energy Shield

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Integrated Cybersecurity Solution for the Vulnerability Assessment, Monitoring and Protection of Critical Energy Infrastructures funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Scheme (total funding €7.4M)
The EnergyShield project The EnergyShield project will develop an integrated toolkit covering the complete EPES value chain (generator, TSO, DSO, consumer). The toolkit combines novel security tools from leading European technology vendors and will be validated in large-scale demonstrations by end-users. The EnergyShield toolkit will combine the latest technologies for vulnerability assessment (automated threat modelling), monitoring & protection (anomaly detection and DDoS mitigation) and learning & sharing (security information and event management). Project duration is 36 month.

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FARCROSS

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FAcilitating Regional CROSS-border Electricity Transmission through Innovation, funded by the European Commission Horizon 2020 Scheme (total funding €10M). FARCROSS aims to boost Europe security of electricity supply by improving European cross-border electricity interconnections and integrating more renewable energy sources into the national grids. The project will engage major stakeholders of the energy value chain and demonstrate integrated hardware and software solutions that will facilitate effective crossborder electricity flows and regional cooperation. The project will promote state-of-the-art technologies to enhance the exploitation/capacity/efficiency of transmission grid assets, either on the generation or the transmission level. Project duration is 48 month.