AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE INTEC) was founded in 1988 and is today one of the leading European institutes of applied research in renewable energy and resource efficiency. In the three target group areas “Buildings”, “Cities & Grids” and “Industrial Systems” as well as three technological working groups “Renewable Energies”, “Thermal Storage” and “Water and Process Technologies”, the R&D projects carried out range from basic research projects to the implementation of demonstration plants.

AT&S is the European market leader and one of the world’s leading manufacturer of high-value printed circuit boards and IC substrates. AT&S industrialises leading-edge technologies for its core business segments Mobile Devices & Substrates as well as Automotive, Industrial and Medical. AT&S has a global presence. AT&S’s broad portfolio of technologies allows it to provide cutting edge, user-orientated solutions – from prototypes to printed circuit boards for rapid application in industrial manufacturing – acting as a one-stop-shop.

For more than 20 years, Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences (FHV) is active in research. The Research Center Digital Factory Vorarlberg is specializing in various areas of industrial digitalization. Relevant expertise includes the development of cloud platforms, optimization of manufacturing plans and ontologies for distributed manufacturing, the augmentation of Digital Twins with data driven intelligence for controller model derivation, data analysis for process optimization, anomaly detection or prediction or intelligence in
SCADA systems.

The aim of the Center for Secure Energy  Informatics (CS) at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences is the development of technological methods for smart grid security and privacy. One of the goals of the CSE is to establish and implement a comprehensive security framework in the smart grid, with a special focus on the user domain.

The Institute for Software Technology (IST) of Graz University of Technology is playing an active role within the international research community due to its participation in various national and international research projects (such as the Austrian Science, the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Horizon 2020). The Institute focuses on areas such as optimization of industrial problems, intelligent systems, artificial intelligence, combinatorics and complexity theory and model-based testing. The IST will bring in know-how to the flagship project especially in terms of applying dynamic optimization methods for energy related application.

The Institute of Interactive Systems and Data Science (ISDS) from Graz University of Technology address a wide range of computer systems characterized by significant amounts of interaction and modalities between humans and the computer. The group’s focus is especially on the design, development and evaluation of applications, games, virtual and augmented reality experiences to support experiences with a purpose such as educational and training setups.

Eberle Automatische Systeme was founded in 1997 and has since been continuously expanded. Eberle employs around 35 proven specialists from the fields of electrical engineering, mechatronics and computer science. In the course of the three-year FFG project Eberle Automatische Systeme developed a simulation tool for digital twins and virtual commissioning. This know-how in the field of simulation and virtual commissioning will be the basis for the presented flagship project.

The “Chair for Energy Network Technology” (Lehrstuhl für Energieverbundtechnik, EVT) primarily works on projects aiming at solving problems related to public energy supply as well as industrial processes. The EVT will bring know-how in the fields of data acquisition and analysis into the flagship project. Experience in process technology, modelling and simulation as well as optimization of complex energy systems, such as hybrid networks or large industrial building complexes as well as electrical driven processes, strengthens their role in the project.

The core competence of ENERTEC is planning and optimising energy-related systems. During the optimisation process plants and systems are analysed in detail based on measurement data, documentation and on-site visits as well as simulations if applicable. If it is necessary measurements can also be performed by ENERTEC. Based on this the energy demand of industrial processes is defined.

Schmoll Maschinen GmbH is a global player and supplier of machine tools and mass production solutions for electronic and micro structuring applications with more than sixty years of engineering experience. Schmoll Maschinen GmbH is a producer of factory automation with various process machines. The solution portfolio covers all performance relevant steps for mechanical and innovative laser micro machining, and is complemented by automation technology.

Energy Expert Software Applications (ENEXSA) offers technical consultancy for all types of electrical and thermal power generation processes. A team of highly qualified and experienced engineers supports the flagship project most effectively and develops the most competitive solution that meets the project’s requirements. ENEXSA has vast know-how in the field of process modelling and simulation and concentrates on consultancy and software systems for the power and energy-intensive process industries.

Bravestone was founded in 2002 and is a software developer situated in Graz, with its main expertise in advanced information analysis and archiving. Their aim is to cover the complexity of analysis algorithms from background processes, so users can access with a high usability via means of web applications or mobile devices. Bravestone developed a universal data mining web-based platform, which uses a distributed analysis and storage Hadoop grid for parallel computing of text and graphic analysis. Based on those results the system supports the users by its interaction with the platform.

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