The Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) is one of the largest research centers of Greece. FORTH has been ranked the 12th place in the 4th FP7 Monitoring Report of the 20 research organizations with the highest numbers of participations in FP7 signed grant agreements during the period 2007-2010. The Institute of Computer Science of FORTH, has a relatively long history and recognized tradition, 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 ICT.

Ecole National des Ponts et Chaussees (ENPC) aka Ecole des Ponts ParisTech was created in 1747 to train highly-specialized engineers. Among the top 3 leading French engineering grandes ecoles it is also the leader of executive education via its Business School (Europe, Africa and Asia) and a second subsidiary, Ponts Formation Conseil (technical continuing education especially in France), as well as a wide range of highly-specialized master’s programs. ENPC is part of several leading French academic consortia including ParisTech, Paris-Est, Paris School of Economics, Paris Sciences et Lettres. Domain-specific expertise includes sustainable development, energy transition (alternative & renewable energy), big data, applied math, civil & large-scale engineering, material sciences, public policy, economics, finance, urban transport, design thinking, business and management.

Bournemouth University (BU) is a major higher education and research institution in UK, and is currently in the top 500 of world universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012). In IDEAL-CITIES BU participates with the Department of Computing & Informatics and more particular with the Cyber Security and SMART research groups. The Department of Computing has 37 academic members (full/ Associate professors, Senior Lecturers, and lecturers) and over 50 PhD students. The Department of Computing conducts research on a cyber security covering all domains with a special focus on communication security, system security, IoT security, digital forensics and data analytics. Members of the Department have received an extensive recognition by being involved in international impact activities such as being the Lead Editor of the ITU-T Recommendation on “Requirements and Functional Architecture of IoT-related Crowdsourced Systems”.

BlueSoft delivers IT bespoke solutions for companies around the globe – affecting millions of people since 2002. From our HQ in Poland and office locations in the US and the UK, we cater bespoke solutions to enterprises across multiple industries. BlueSoft employs engineers at heart who understand customer’s business. Besides bespoke solutions, BlueSoft offer cloud enablement, consultancy services, data solutions, system integrations, DevOps and digital transformation, outsourcing, and much more with our team of 800 highly qualified engineers. BlueSoft masters over 200 technologies and with system integration as its core competence from an historical perspective, it excels at approaching challenges from a holistic point of view.

DGS is a private group which operates in the ICT industry since 1997, providing high-tech, value-added business solutions, combining a strategic vision related to business goals, with a technology-based innovative soul. The ability to operate according to a bimodal approach allows DGS to deliver competitive and valuable solutions, in terms of cost containment, time-to-market and customization. From strategic consulting to infrastructure management, the group’s offer is targeting Large Customers, covering the entire ICT value chain: planning, design, development, integration, implementation and maintenance of complex infrastructures, based on all the major technologies on the market.

Nodalpoint Systems is an Oracle Platinum Specialized Partner focusing on designing, implementing and delivering solutions using the Oracle technology portfolio and Oracle Reference and Enterprise Technology architectures. Nodalpoint Systems’ services delivery organization focuses on operating focused, cohesive teams of experienced consultants and implementers that can support the full technology project lifecycle. Our team members deeply understand both the organizational and technological challenges involved in the balanced compilation and therefore successful adoption of SOA / BPM architecture and technology in both Cloud and On-Premise Environments. Nodalpoint has built a dedicated Big Data and Predictive Analytics team of professional Data Scientists & Big Data Engineers, with both solid theoretical background (PhD level, several academic publications) and hands-on experience in the related tools & technologies. The team is currently developing innovative solutions in the areas of large-scale recommended systems and deep learning applications in medical imaging.