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PoRoLog (Poly Robots for Logistics) is a Technology Transfer Experiment of the DIH-squared project, that aims to provide the BleuJour company warehouse with a modular robotic solution in order to manage flows of pallets and parcels. This will be done by implementing the M3-Cooper robotic solution developed by MecaBotiX. The high level control is being developed by Ortelio and its Noos Open control platform.


L-CASHE (Low-code application development for smart home environments) project is a European funded project that focuses on the development of a cloud-based platform for low-code application development, evaluation and monitoring of IoT and CPS applications. The project is being implemented under the SMART4ALL H2020 2nd KTE programme by Ortelio Ltd and the Robotics4All group of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH).

The main goal of the L-CASHE project is to provide a clean and straightforward Domain-specific Language (DSL) for the definition of goal-driven applications which will be able to be expressed using simple textual and graphical semantics. Furthermore, proper code generators are integrated with the low-code platform, to transform input application models to output source code.


Funded under the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, the PERSEO Innovative Training Network will train Early Stage Researchers on Personalized Robotics as Service Oriented applications, responding to emerging challenges concerning the need for robot behaviour with a high level of personalisation.

The aim of PERSEO is to have a cloud repository of robot behaviours that allows an easy personalised configuration approach. This requires the investigation of different robot capabilities to adequately understand and model the human–robot interaction and adapt the robot’s behaviour to the context. Hence, researchers in computer science, philosophy, and psychology will study how robotics technology can be personalised on the physical, cognitive and social levels.

Ortelio will be employing a PhD candidate in the context of PERSEO, who will work on cloud enabled robot autonomy through a cloud-based, GPU compatible SLAM library.


Funded under the Horizon 2020 “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport” Programme, the NOESIS project identified the critical factors/features which lead to the successful implementation of Big Data technologies and services in the field of transport and logistics with significant value generation from a socioeconomic viewpoint.

This was achieved through the examination of areas and contexts throughout Europe, in which ICT investments and exploitation of data are implemented. The impact of Big Data was evaluated in a series of transportation use cases (Big Data in Transport Library) by developing and applying a ‘Learning framework’ and a Value Capture mechanism which will estimate the expected benefits and costs.

Ortelio was the project coordinator of NOESIS, being involved in all key phases of the project, and leading the development of the Big Data Decision Support tool for identifying the underlying patterns of “successful” applications of Big Data in transport.


newbits_logoFunded under the Horizon 2020 “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport” Programme, the NEWBITS project aim was to provide a deep understanding of the changing conditions and dynamics affecting Collaborative Intelligent Transport System innovations. 

NEWBITS fosters a business ecosystem approach for C-ITS which acknowledges the context of economics of networks by introducing a higher conceptual level than that of individual organisations, focusing at how organisations create value within the context of the networks in which they interoperate. 

Ortelio is the project coordinator of NEWBITS, being involved in all key phases of the project, and leading the innovative business modeling implementing a Value Network Analysis (VNA) approach.


Funded under the Horizon 2020 “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport” Programme, the AW-Drones project aims to facilitate the on-going European Union regulatory process for the definition of rules, technical standards and procedures for drones.

AW-Drones will provide a knowledge-base of “best practices” to support the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)’s regulatory process, and contribute to the identification and validation of a well-reasoned set of technical standards for operations, appropriate for all relevant categories of drones. The standards will be presented into an easy-to-navigate knowledge platform, open to all stakeholders.

Ortelio is involved in all phases of the project and is responsible for developing the AW-Drones knowledge platform.


Funded under the Interreg Europe programme, the “PLASTECO” project in line with the “European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy”, will support participating territories to take the steps necessary for a transition towards a “new plastics economy”. Ortelio participates in the assessment of territorial-specific economic and social barriers against more sustainable plastic consumption and production patterns, as a subcontractor of the Stara Zagora Regional Economic Development Agency in Bulgaria.


Funded under the Interreg ADRION programme, the “TOUREST – Tourism water management for sustainable ADRION coastal areas” project aims to provide the means to manage environmental risks linked to tourism activities in Adriatic-Ionian territories by supporting the diffusion of sustainable water management in the tourism sector and stimulating the vibrant involvement of public authorities and the tourism sector. Ortelio participates in the development of an action plan for public authorities and tourism stakeholders, and will produce a report on evidence gathered for the development of the SWOT analysis on the adoption of water efficiency solutions for the Adriatic-Ionian macro-region, as a subcontractor of the Laboratory for Telecommunications Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Slovenia.


Funded under the Interreg MED programme, the “INHERIT” project aims to alleviate the pressures exerted by tourism economic activities on MED coastal natural heritage areas by enhancing the level of protection through a combination of self-regulation, MED-specific proven policy measures, and transnational cooperation mechanisms. Ortelio participates in the development of an exploratory study on discrepancies in the policies of tourism and natural heritage protection, as a subcontractor of Séneca Foundation – Agency of Science and Technology of the Region of Murcia in Spain.


Funded under the Interreg Europe programme, the “EXTRA-SME’s”project aims to improve policies in order to boost SME competitiveness and extraversion in EU coastal and rural areas where aquaculture is a driver of the regional economy. Ortelio participates in the development of guidelines for stakeholder group meetings, as a subcontractor of the Lapland University of Applied Sciencesin Finland.


The “DeCarb – Supporting the clean energy transition of coal intensive EU regions” project is funded under the Interreg Europe programme. Its objective is tobring together 9 partners (9 countries), to exchange experiences & transfer knowledge on how to transition from the carbon-intensive era towards the clean energy future. It will support regions to secure sustainable development, economic & societal stability, and a role in the 2030 energy mix. Ortelio is conducting a SWOT analysis to determine decarbonisation growth pathways in partners’ territories, as a subcontractor of the House of Energy (HoE) in Denmark.


Funded under the Interreg Europe programme, the “Water reuse policies advancement for resource efficient European regions – AQUARES” project aims to achieve efficient water management through water reuse, profit from the opportunities in the water market, and secure the protection of water bodies. Ortelio will assess current and future technologies in water reuse applications in the agricultural, industrial, urban and recreational sectors, and develop a water reuse technology application guide, as a subcontractor of the Euro-Mediterranean Water Institute (IEA) in Spain.


Funded under the Interreg Europe programme, the INVALIS project “Protecting European Biodiversity from Invasive Alien Species” aims to improve policies on biodiversity and environmental protection, by supporting policy measures for the prevention, early detection, control and eradication of invasive alien species in natural ecosystems. Ortelio is supporting the design and implementation of the project’s online and offline communication strategy, as a subcontractor of the Zemgale Planning Region in Latvia.



Funded under the Interreg Europe programme, the “CONDEREFF – Construction and Demolition Waste Management Policies for Improved Resource Efficiency” project aims to accelerate policy work on the improvement of resource efficiency and introduce green growth opportunities in the countries of the partnership, regarding C&D waste management. Ortelio participates in the development of a methodology to investigate the economic potential of C&D waste and corresponding priority areas for regional C&D recycled materials markets, as a subcontractor of ISW – Institute for Structural Policy and Economic Development in Germany.

CIPTEC_210x150Funded under the Horizon 2020 “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport” Programme, the CIPTEC project aims to bring a new thinking and innovative solutions (service concepts and business models) for public transport, in order to create a favorable environment for public transport growth. CIPTEC will find, analyse and assess the key market and social trends for their potential effect on Public Transport customers and will try to validate and classify the opportunities and threats imply for urban public transport. Ortelio is actively involved in all phases of the project, ensuring that the identified innovative practices will be well branded to find their way to the market.
appskilFunded under the Erasmus+ Programme, the AppSkil project aims at improving the level and quality of education, skills and employment in the mobile apps industry by anticipating the future skills needs and responding to labour shortages. The project forms a European ICT Sector Skills Alliance, which will work to identify the skills most needed but missing from the mobile apps’ labour market and develop a suitable curriculum and online courses to offer industry-specific training to mobile app developers. The Alliance will cooperate with Social Partners, Enterprises, Industry Skills Partnerships, Education Institutions and all the stakeholders of the ICT sector towards the creation and functioning of a European ICT Sector Skills Council. Ortelio is acting as the external evaluator of the project, to examine the extent to which the AppSkil project meets its objectives, and to provide the necessary guidance so that the project achieves the desired impact, as a subcontractor of Coventry University Enterprises Ltd.
rtpaFunded under the Horizon 2020 “Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies” Programme, the project ROUTE-TO-PA combines expertise in the fields of e-government, computer science, learning science and economy and is aiming at improving the engagement of citizens by making them able to socially interact over open data, by forming or joining existing online communities that share common interest and discuss common issues. Ortelio participates in the development and integration of the platform and is responsible for the business and exploitation plan of the project.
mario-logoFunded under the Horizon 2020 “Health, demographic change and wellbeing” Programme, the project MARIO is about managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots. The project specifically addresses the challenges of loneliness, isolation and dementia in older persons through innovative and multi-faceted interventions delivered by service robots. The effects of these conditions are severe and life-limiting. They burden individuals and societal support systems. Human intervention is costly, but the severity can be prevented and/or mitigated by simple changes in self-perception and brain stimulation mediated by robots. In MARIO, Ortelio is developing robotic applications tackling these challenges, by utilizing its cloud based robotics platform.
csm_innogrow_a92a470579Funded under the Interreg Europe programme, the project Innogrow studies regional policies for innovation driven competitiveness and growth of rural SMEs, and offers regional support to engage such SMEs in innovation. Ortelio is supporting actions of the capacity building process of stimulating innovative products development by rural economy SMEs, as a subcontractor of Stara Zagora Regional Economic Development Agency.
csm_gpp4growth_3d3da56d89Funded under the Interreg Europe programme, the project GPP4Growth aims at helping European regions to incentivise eco-innovation and resource efficiency via green public procurement (GPP), i.e. by applying new environmental criteria in public tenders. Ortelio is supporting the design and implementation of the project’s communication strategy, as a subcontractor of the Province of Antwerp.

Funder under the Interreg MED programme, the project Castwater studies sustainable tourism water management in coastal areas of the Mediterranean. Ortelio is conducting an evaluation on the usability, effectiveness and transferability of online monitoring tools towards sustainable tourism management for Public Administrations, as a subcontractor of the Malta Regional Development and Dialogue Foundation.


Funded under the Interreg Europe programme, the project Symbi promotes industrial symbiosis for regional sustainable growth and a resource efficient circular economy. Ortelio supported the organisation of an interregional workshop on industrial symbiosis demonstration projects as a subcontractor of the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Regional Government of Andalucia in Spain.

qtalesFunded under the Horizon 2020 “Content Technologies and Information Management” Programme, the project Q-Tales aims to create a collaboration ecosystem to serve the needs of the European children e-book industry, where European Creative SMEs, Experts and Parents, co-create new and transform existing children literature into high quality e-books & Apps using innovative ICT solutions provided by European ICT SMEs along with a Curation framework provided by European Academic experts in the field of Pedagogy, Children Psychology and evolutionary Psychology. Ortelio is responsible for the design, development and integration of the Q-Tales platform.
metric_logoFunded under the FP7 Transport Programme, the project Metric maps the regional transport innovation capacity and identifies the competitive advantage of regions. Regional innovation roadmaps will be defined, and recommendations on how to support weak regions will be developed. Ortelio is working on the project’s dissemination and branding activities, as a subcontractor of Coventry University Enterprises Ltd.
siva_logoFunded under the South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme, the project SIVA aims at improving the accessibility of South East Europe territories through joint initiatives facilitating the rollout of broadband networks and services. Ortelio is contributing to the development of the methodological framework of the project, and specifically to the development of criteria and indicators for the identification and the collection of relevant good practices, as well as to the development of an action plan. Ortelio is a subcontractor of TECLA – Association for the local and European trans-regional cooperation.
rapp_projectFunded under the FP7 ICT Programme, the project RAPP develops a software platform to support the creation and delivery of robotics applications (RAPPs) targeted to people at risk of exclusion, especially older people. This open source platform will provide an API with functionalities that will enable software developers to create robotic applications for different types of robots. By adding a middleware stack with added functionalities suitable for different kinds of robots, software developers will be using high level commands to access the robot’s sensors and actuators. Ortelio is responsible for specifying the requirements and the architecture of the RAPP platform and for developing the robotics application store (RAPP store) integrating it with the proposed RAPP API.
enorasisFunded under the FP7 Environment Programme, the project ENORASIS develops an integrated Decision Support System for environmentally optimized irrigation management by farmers and water management organizations based on advanced technologies and models. Ortelio participates in the high Level Expert Group of the project, with tasks to review and provide advice on the project activities throughout its duration, support its strategic vision, and consult in the definition of the project outcomes vs. end-users needs, as subcontractor of Draxis Environmental S.A.
secoviaFunded under the South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme, the project Secovia develops common advanced virtual accessibility solutions to support public services. Ortelio is supporting the project’s communication and branding activities, as subcontractor of the Regional Development Agency of Gorenjska in Slovenia.
cyclecitiesFunded under the Interreg IVC, the project CycleCities aims to carry out transfers of experiences and exchanges of good practice among European cities as well as to build up a knowledge capital regarding the integration of cycling into urban mobility management schemes. Ortelio is developing the project’s Quality Management Plan and the Project Communication Plan, as subcontractor of the London Borough of Merton, Morden.