LINKS Foundation is a non-profit Institution operating at a national and international level carrying out applied research in the sectors of engineering and architecture, thus focusing both on information and telecommunication and on territorial and environmental sciences.
The mission is to boost the interaction between research and the business world towards the internationalization of the local socioeconomic system, promoting, conducting and strengthening innovation, research processes and the technology transfer.

CEA is a public multidisciplinary research organization whose research fields range from nuclear industry to biosciences and fundamental physics. It is made of several research centers located in France. CEA represents: 15024 employees, 2.7 B Euros budget, 1689 patents registered or active, 1300 contracts signed with industry, 83 new companies created since 1984 in high technologies sectors, 9 research centers. ( In HORIZON 2020, CEA is already involved in more than 100 projects.

University Grenoble Alpes (UGA) was born January 1st, 2016, as a result of a merger of Grenoble‘s three universities: Joseph Fourier University (UJF), Pierre Mendes France University (UPMF) and Stendhal University. UGA is a research-intensive university in an international and high tech environment. With 80 laboratories in different disciplines as Mathematics, Sciences and Technologies of Information and Communication; Chemistry, Biology, Health; Physics of Particles, Astrophysics, Geosciences, Environment and Ecology; Physics, Engineering, Materials; Legal, Political and Economic Sciences, Territory Sciences, Sociology and Management; Arts, Literature, Languages, Humanities, Cognitive and Social Sciences, is involved in 18 projects under H2020 program and with a large experience in European framework programs.

Paremus, headquartered in the UK, is a market leader in delivering a next generation autonomic distributed runtime, the Paremus Service Fabric, for service oriented traditional, modular and microservice-based applications to run across federated Cloud and Edge / Fog Computing environments. Applicable for the enterprise and IoT the Service Fabric was the first in a new era of standards-based, adaptive, dynamic, model driven application runtimes that leverages the open standards provided with OSGi™ technology. The Service Fabric provides a multi application, multi tenant, solution that makes it easy and quick to deploy applications and extremely simple to operate, maintain and evolve these applications and the runtime itself. Founded in 2001 by senior technologists from the investment banking industry Paremus is funded by private investors and continues to innovate to disrupt the status quo of the traditional vendors.

Improving Metrics is an IT services SME born in 2011 and specialized in data analytics, data quality and business optimization. We provide our clients with practical and useful knowledge focusing on the collection, processing and analysis of users’ behavioural data. We work with international companies and we also develop our own Machine Learning applications. 

STMicroelectronics is an independent worldwide broad-range semiconductor supplier and it is ranked in the top semiconductor companies in the world with a turnover of 6.97 billion USD in 2017. ST has 11 main production sites, 7 Advanced R&D centers and 39 design and application centers, with more than 43000 employees over the world. ST is present in 35 countries with 79 sales offices. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people’s life.

Siemens AG (headquartered in Berlin and Munich) is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering. Operating in the fields of automation, digitalization and electrification, Siemens holds leading market positions in all its business areas. The company has roughly 348,000 employees – of which 114,000 or 33% 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 almost 170 years, Siemens stands for technological excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. In fiscal year (FY) 2015, Siemens had revenue with business in more than 200 countries of €75.6 billion.

Eclipse Foundation Europe GmbH is the European subsidiary of the Eclipse Foundation established to help support and develop the large and growing Eclipse open source community in Europe. Eclipse is a global open source community with over 350 projects, more than 1400 committers, over 260 member organizations supporting the operation of the Foundation, and with an estimated 5 million active developers using Eclipse. Half of the Eclipse user community is located in Europe and half of the member companies are based in Europe.

Founded in 1977, IDATE is one of Europe‘s foremost market analysis and consulting firms, whose mission is to provide assistance in strategic decision-making for its clients in the Telecom, Internet and Media industries. IDATE is a SME based in Montpellier, France, with 50 employees. IDATE provides to its customers a vision of the future digital technology developments and their impacts in terms of business activities for both ICT and non-ICT (vertical) players.

Cassidian Cybersecurity SAS – Airbus CyberSecurity (AIRBUS) is a subsidiary of Airbus Defence & Space providing high grade cyber-security services and solutions for private and public actors, including governments, companies and critical infrastructures. Besides its mission to protect Airbus Group, Airbus CyberSecurity has acquired a strong experience on military and national security projects. Airbus CyberSecurity is one of the trusted security actors selected by the French national authority for information security (ANSSI) to provide labelled security services to the French national-critical infrastructures (Opérateurs d‘Importance Vitale). With 2 other main facilities in the United Kingdom and Germany, Airbus Cybersecurity is by design a European player, capable to enforce standardization of cybersecurity solutions at multi-domestic level.

Robotnik started its activity in 2002 and is currently a leading company in the European service robotics market. Robotnik is specialized in: Robotics product manufacturing and reselling (mobile robot platforms, mobile manipulators, arms, hands and humanoids) Robotics R&D and Engineering projects:

  • Service Robotics Applications: i.e. development of robots for performing autonomous tasks for the well-being of humans or machines, excluding manufacturing.
  • UGV Engineering: specific unmanned ground vehicle engineering.

Robotnik is an SME and its team is formed by 30 persons including engineers and R&D team.

EMALCSA is a water management company in the northwest of Spain with 110 years of operation history, and 100% of public capital. EMALCSA covers the whole water cycle and its core business is the production and supply of drinking water and waste water treatment, ensuring compliance with legal, contractual, regulatory environment, moral and ethical.

Kentyou is a startup company that has been created out of 7 years of research and development, big part funded by European research projects. BRAIN IoT project is a great opportunity for Kentyou to exploit those European Commission funded results and apply them in the project’s specific needs as the Edge node of the BRAIN-IoT platform. BRAIN-IoT is a key opportunity for Kentyou to integrate the sensiNact platform with other component, extending its scalability, deployability and demonstrating the value of our approach on critical use cases such as Robotics or Critical Water Infrastructure. Kentyou will integrate those features into sensiNact’s open core platform. The core of the platform, associated tools and a set of connector services will be provided as open source, while Kentyou will commercialise value-added services on top of the platform, build specific connector services, provide increased scalability, performance and security, as well as enhanced data analysis tools.