The innovative project "Pleione: Pleiades Internet of Everything," acronym "Pleione IoE," aims to create a smart city platform that allows sensors, smart devices, and multiple other data sources and subsystems of the city to connect through a common infrastructure, where data is gathered, normalized, and analyzed.
Co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union (ERDF) and by National Resources through the Operational Programme "Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EPAnEK)" of NSRF 2014-2020 under the "Collaborative Innovation Formations (CIF)" call (project code: ΓΓ2CL-0364874).
Specifically, the platform implements a unified management framework with combined city data models, as well as standardized application programming interfaces (APIs), ensuring easy data extraction and integration, while also incorporating the necessary semantics of city services and allowing providers of vertical solutions to develop new "smart" horizontal or vertical urban service applications.
Following this architecture, an information management layer is implemented that originates from multiple sources (Legacy systems, Internet of Things (IoT), web applications, open data, data providers), providing a complete representation of the city's status, while simultaneously eliminating vertical data and application silos. The horizontal platform will operate as a standalone tool for creating, developing, and managing smart cities. It will be a plug-and-play solution for organizations such as municipalities, regions, and government agencies that want to develop smart cities.
It is an innovative intervention that includes the following features:
- Creating a horizontal view of the city - in real-time.
- Decision-making based on "smart data."
- Creating a new "intelligent" service in a short period.
- Allow private entities and citizens to use city data in order to strengthen local communities and the economy. \
- The platform will support the publication of "smart" data to private entities and citizens.
- The platform will be built with "open-source" technologies, enabling our country to adopt an "open" smart city strategy, which acts as a catalyst for promoting collaboration and innovation.
Mobics participates in the development of the vertical Smart and Green Museum solution along with partners ZARIFOPOULOS S.A., C2H Ltd., and the Benaki Museum as a user.
VirTourARt aims at developing a new innovative platform for the development of interactive virtual and augmented reality applications to enhance tourist events, museum spaces, and cultural heritage, art exhibitions, and cultural events with installations and applications that will increase visitation and provide visitors with added value during their tour or participation in activities in corresponding tourist and cultural places of interest. It will also allow remote contact with the space or the event as a complementary approach channel. The Investment Scheme of Cooperation of Mobics, EKETA/IPTIL aims at developing a product and accompanying services that will provide the opportunity for any tourist or cultural actions and spaces entity to incorporate, with a lower cost of implementation and in less time, different types of interactive applications of Virtual or Augmented Reality to enrich the experience of the tourism product it provides.
The project is co-financed by:
Nowadays, special attention is paid in the tourism industry (accommodation, restaurants, activities etc.), to improve the visitor's experience. In particular, gastronomy plays a very important role not only in the visitor’s experience but also in the very first decision for a destination. According to international trends, restaurants need to personalize their services, menus and offers. Such personalization enhances customer experience and gives a sense of exclusivity. Some of the challenges that we address in the proposed project are: a) How to achieve perfect balance between user experience (end customer) and business profitability
through multi-objective optimization techniques; b) How to achieve a quick client segmentation and classification and c) How to achieve accurate menu engineering through a digital menu? The main objectives of the project are to create two reliable and intelligent tools for catering businesses: a) a credible intelligent decision support system to increase their profitability; and b) a "virtual waiter" who will be able to "understand" what to offer to each customer so that he can serve him better and at the same time increase the company's profits. These will be implemented to a large extent with machine learning technologies and techniques and knowledge extraction from data streams. They can be integrated into existing online ordering platforms, POS systems or digital menu applications through well-defined interfaces. The project will also evaluate the effectiveness of the developed methods with real users. The project will be implemented by two small enterprises that have already collaborated in the commercial launch of a digital menu and online ordering platform.
The project is co‐financed by the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE (project code:Τ2EDK-01847).
Demographic developments and ageing of the population in Europe and worldwide affect all economic and social sectors. The 65+ population in Europe is expected to comprise 30% of today’s population in 2060 (160 million people). International research also indicates that senior tourists will amount to 24% of the world market in 2030 and will be a significant factor for tourism development. However, Tourism Industry has not yet included the specific social group in its strategic planning, in a systematic and organized way. The qualitative characteristics and particularities of seniors have not been adequately studied, while new technologies are focused almost exclusively on younger audiences. As a result, tourism enterprises are incapable of responding to the demands and needs of a dynamic segment of experienced and conscious tourists, who have the financial means, the time availability and desire to live a quality, safe, pleasant and complete travel experience. The proposal responds to the demand of the tourism market, which nowadays seeks solutions for the development and offer of new services, focused on the dynamic and ever increasing audience of the elderly.
The subject of the project is the development of an innovative technological platform, which will serve as a dynamic and user-friendly tool for the support of the tourism market, tourism industry entities, Regional and Local Authorities and individual users, aiming to provide:
• solutions for the development and offer of new services, focused on the dynamic and exponentially growing segment of seniors
• the possibility to extend tourist season
• the possibility to record and promote certified infrastructure and services, which will be continuously evaluated by users
• enhancement of the participatory processes and support to the competent authorities in order to take measures and establish criteria for the accreditation of infrastructure and services to seniors.
The development of the platform will be based on thorough social research in Greece and abroad, in order to determine the real needs and demands of the specific social group and successfully respond to them. The innovation of the product lies in its functionality and user-friendliness, its guaranteed usability and holistic approach to the subject, given that it is a comprehensive operating system with scientifically documented content, which is currently unavailable both in the Greek and international market. The project will be jointly implemented by: the Non-Profit Civil Partnership (NPCP) “50plus Hellas”, which has launched significant actions in scientific research for the improvement of seniors’ living conditions, as well as in their education and active involvement (https://www.50plus.gr), MOBICS SA (https://www.mobics.gr/), spin-off of the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), which specializes in the design, development and provision of innovative IT solutions, with an emphasis on interactive applications for the elderly, and TETRAGON SA (https://tetragon.gr/el/), a Creative Industry company with long experience and vast innovative activity in the fields of Tourism and Culture, and thorough research in improving the living conditions of vulnerable social groups. Experience, expertise and complementarity of the partners’ actions guarantee the successful implementation of the research project and its outcomes.
The project is co‐financed by the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE (project code:Τ2EDK-01798).