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The SEN project is a R&D project in the scientific areas of information technology, medical sciences and social sciences, aimed at the design of technology for the development of educational tools for children with special needs, and the provision of new services in the social-health areas. In this context it incorporates augmented reality tools with information systems and mobile technology, with clinical knowledge and methodologies.
In most European countries the legislative framework foresees education specialized support for pupils identified as having permanent Special Educational Needs based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) .
ICF envisages the pursuit of the following objectives regarding the functionalities to be achieve by these children with special needs, in order to maximize the levels of activity and social participation: strengthening an inclusive school model; assign certification of skills for children and young people with SEN, for their future integration into the labor market; reinforcing the need to increase the level of activity and participation, despite the limitations of students with SEN.
In this context, the selection of activities for curriculum development is essential, and for many authors one of the most important aspects, has it should address to different operational strategies of the teacher and the consequent theoretical framework. Zabalza  states that "any activity can be analyzed from the perspective of its validity (congruence regarding the objectives, if the desired aim is achieved), meaning (if the activity itself is really relevant, if it is worth to do what the activity implies) and functionality (if it is feasible from the perspective of the situation or conditions that must be performed and compatible with the other components of the educational process)". As regarded by Landivar , “with the development of evolutionary psychology it was found that a child learns best by doing, but in the case of children with difficulties it seems that we can say that s/he «only learns by doing»”.
Thus, under this project the consortium intends to address the education needs of children and young people with one of the following disabilities: trisomy 21 (Down syndrome); autism spectrum; mild or moderate intellectual disability (mental impairment).
Typically, this group of disabilities leads to cognitive deficiencies and attention deficits. It is the consortium’s intention to evaluate and address the evolution of perceptual areas, motor, verbal, other cognitive areas, and affection-social areas.
At this point the consortium has identified and established cooperation agreements with institutions, and clinical and educational staff, working with children with special educational needs from the school clusters Diogo Cão (Vila Real, Portugal) and João de Araújo Correia (Peso da Régua, Portugal). Other partners to be approach include the Portuguese nonprofit association “Differences” that supports children with this type of needs, and also provides support to their families.
The choice for this group of disabilities is justified by the following reasons. Children with trisomy 21 are usually very communicative, facilitating the “communication” aspects and the “try to understand the whys” by the research and development team. On the other side, one of the very pronounced characteristic features in children classifiable as belonging to the autism spectrum group is precisely the difficulty of communicating with other humans (e.g., teacher, colleagues). In this case, the literature seems to predict that these children and young people can greatly benefit from a learning space where interaction with other humans is reduced to a minimum. The group is completed by integrating children with mild or moderate intellectual disability, providing us a range of issues that will help us better understand how these children interact with the world and which technologies and interfaces best suit their needs.
Thus, in this context, the project aims at developing and integrating a set of intelligent tools to support specialized education that will:
i) Develop, implement and test an immersive, contextualized and controlled learning environment;
ii) Develop, implement and test an algorithm capable of “learning” the profile of each user/child, based on its responses, its mistakes, right answers, response time, number of tries, rate/percent of execution, etc.;
iii) Develop, implement and test a sensory component that will allow inferring the degree of concentration and involvement of the user/child, based on its facial expressions, eye movements, drowsiness, etc.
iv) Develop, implement and test accessible contents, specially adjusted to the disabilities profiles listed above;
v) Integrate and develop interfaces, both immersive and mobile (2D smartphones, tablets, etc.) suitable for the profile of the child’s disability mentioned above.
Advanced Manufacturing is the crosscutting Key Enabling Technology that is going to transform all manufacturing sectors, towards a ‘Competitive Sustainable Globalization’, addressing grand Socio-Economic and Environmental challenges of our times.
Manufacturing is the most important source of economic development and growth and its economic importance goes far beyond its contribution to GDP. Around 1 in 10 (9.8 %) of all enterprises, in the EU-27’s non-financial business economy, were classified as manufacturing in 2010, a total of 2.1 million enterprises. Manufacturing accounts to 80% of the total EU exports and the EU in 2012 had a trade surplus of 365 billion € in manufactured products. The manufacturing sector employed 30 million persons in 2012 and generated 1.760 billion € of value added. By these two indicators, manufacturing was the second largest of the NACE sections within the EU-27’s non-financial business (“real”) economy in terms of its contribution to employment (22.6 %) and the largest contributor to non-financial business economy added value, accounting for more than one quarter of the total (26.8 %). Additionally, there are many peripheral services dependent from manufacturing which trigger additional occupation. Moreover, the manufacturing industry accounts for 80 % of private Research & Development expenditure and European industry is a world leader in several manufacturing sectors, e.g. mechanical engineering, with a 37 % global market share.
In the current economic and social worldwide context, European manufacturing companies are daily tackling with their competitors in developed as well as emerging and developing economies. Manufacturing enterprises must deal with increasing globalization and cost pressures while achieving at the same time high quality, short time-to-market, more energy and resource efficiency, higher manufacturing flexibility and product enhancement and customization. Beside this, manufacturing is required to increasingly take a human centric approach in which the person must be considered as a fundamental element at all levels and the continuous update of his knowledge and skills. Moreover, manufacturing is asked to be not only competitive but sustainable under an environmental, economic and social point of view. It will therefore have to develop strategies, methods and tools to implement more sustainable production practices - in terms of environmental, economic and social aspects. These systems must evolve in parallel with markets and enabling technologies, using technology as a competitive lever to achieve these goals.
The necessity to achieve substantial transformations of the European manufacturing ecosystems to overcome the analyzed trends, e.g., in GDP share, employment and applications, requires coordinated research, innovation and diffusion efforts deploying key technologies and enablers. The most urgent management challenge of our time is to combine innovation and market needs into one unified system. EU is a major producer of knowledge in advanced manufacturing. Thus, SMART Program shall attend a strong need for exploiting research outputs and enabling technologies to reach faster and successfully to market.
Currently, the manufacturing industry is characterized by a large number of actors, mostly SMEs which are to a large extent uncoordinated; these SMEs find difficulties in getting financial resources in order to improve their product development and manufacturing systems. Finally, SMEs are struggling in bringing their developments to market in an efficient way.
SMART aims at promoting close to market innovative projects, led by industry and aiming at leveling the European industry to innovative products, processes and services.
SMART mission is to boost the competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European discrete manufacturing industries through the promotion of R&D&I in an open community of large industries, SMEs, RTOs, academia and user organizations.
SMART vision is to become the preferred Program for international close to market R&D Advanced Manufacturing projects in Aeronautics, Automotive, Railways, Capital Goods, Consumer Durables and other discrete manufacturing sectors.
We foresee a Europe that bases its industrial strength on cost-efficient, secure, sustainable and innovative manufacturing processes, which settle the pavement to the solutions of future societal challenges (i.e. energy and raw material consumption, environmental footprint, circular economy, aged society, customization) gathered under the Europe 2020 objectives.
This development will build on the current manufacturing sector with its leading capabilities and technologies in simulation, modelling, automation, processing and servitizing.
Advanced manufacturing, smart manufacturing, manufacturing processes, 3D manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing, digital manufacturing, machine tools, inspection and measurement, robotics, automation, metrology, intelligent systems, etc.
Cluster related to any regional programme(s):
Cooperation with MANUNET, an ERANET Program on Advanced Manufacturing will be developed. Both programs address the field of advanced manufacturing and offer complementary opportunities for projects, since MANUNET focuses on SMEs.
Cluster related to any national programme(s):
Several countries have specific R&D Manufacturing program (Industry 4.0, Advanced Manufacturing, etc.). SMART will be cooperating with them through NPCs and NFAs, in order
to find the most efficient complementarity.
Cluster related to any other European programmes, such as COST, European Technology Platforms, JTI, etc.:
Strong cooperation with EFFRA (European Factories of the Future Research Association), will be developed in order to coordinate efforts and strategies. EFFRA is a PPP under the
SMART is well aware of the Research ecosystem and initiatives running in Europe in the field of Advanced Manufacturing and related areas, as explained in the Industrial Vision Statement. SMART will perfectly fit within this ecosystem, being well connected with the rest of the related initiatives, and provide the industry with an additional, complementary mechanism to provide support and funding for industry-driven, close-to-market, international R&D projects in a very flexible way, getting adapted to the rapid changing needs of the European manufacturing industry
TalkHow will be an open IT network allowing data exchange between heterogeneous IT modules that serve today Public Transport. This will allow to dynamically compute total cost of ownership of vehicles. Consortium will deliver a set of open specifications, Partners will enrich their respective functionalities through cross-fertilisation of services, and pilots will prove relevance.
Our project will create a novel technology-based system that will support advertising in a new and more effective way. We will use networking technology to detect user’s location, and for the first time, be able to stream NIVA adverts (Native In-Video Advertising material) that reinforces or is appropriate to the location.
The deliverable at the end of the project will be a novel platform from Mirriad and MOG for advertisers, programme rights holders, distributors and cloud/network providers.
The 1st edition of this European event will provide a platform for a stimulating debate on innovation and digitisation in agriculture and rural areas.
AIS 2017 aims to:
To develop and pilot a plant-wide intelligent Supervisory Process Control System (iSPCS) prototype for controlling large area sputtering plants with multiple sputtering process modules, together with a target user and leading research institutions in their respective fields.
Result: iSPCS prototype validated in operational environment and demonstrated ability to provide long term plant-wide supervisory process control, bridging the existing gap towards the full automation.
Solarus today has a unique patented design of a concentrating Photovoltaic/Thermal solar collector (producing heat & electricity from 1box). This design has been tested successfully and, if produced in large scale, is expected to out-compete other collectors in €/total kWh produced (see annex). The main goals are to finalize the product design so it can be produced in an automated manner and to create the automated manufacturing methods. These are the final steps to reach cost competitiveness