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Grain Cloud aims to increase traceability in agriculture

The magazine Jordbruksaktuellt, Sweden’s largest independent industry magazine in agriculture, published an article about GrainCloud, a new project funded by the Swedish Board of Agriculture via the innovation support EIP-Agri. The consortium, including CNet, consists of seven partners with expert expertise together with the company Skandia Elevator in Arentorp who will develop a solution to meet higher demands from the market on transparency in the value chain of the future and the need to increase food safety on grain-based food through traceability.

The digital storage facility of the future will be able to automatically keep track of the amount of grain that has been taken in from fields, where it is stored, how it has been stored and for how long. It will also be able to track maintenance needs before malfunctions occur and assist farmers with service reminders, says Joakim Larsson, CEO and co-owner of Skandia Elevator. Grain Cloud is primarily designed for new facilities but will also be able to be integrated into older machine systems.

Peter RosengrenGrain Cloud aims to increase traceability in agriculture

EFPF Open Call

The European Factories Platform (EFPF) in conjunction with the European Commission is delighted to inform you that their €2.5mil Euro Manufacturing and Industry4.0 Open Call is now open for submissions on www.f6s.com/efpf.

The European Factory Platform (EFPF) project team invites you to submit a bid for a share of EFPF’s €2.5million EC H2020 Open Call. European SMEs, software developers, tech companies and manufacturers can be funded to create, test, validate and/or integrate innovative tools / services / applications / solutions / platforms for Industry4.0. You can find out more about this EC/EFPF funding opportunity on www.efpf.org/funding-call or by watching our Promo Video below.

EFPF Industry4.0 Open Call
Total available funding €2.5million
Funding range per project €50,000 – €150,000
Call Launch October 19th 2020
Call Close February 19th 2021
Call Close September 2021
Sub-project Duration 6, 9 or 12 months
Sub-project Types Type 1: Develop digital manufacturing applications and services
Type 2: Validate/test EFPF platform and services in digital manufacturing domains
Type 3: Integrate 3rd Party applications, services and/or platforms with EFPF
Target Audience EU SMEs (including micro-SMEs)
EU technology providers and software developers (including start-ups)
EU manufacturing and logistics companies (any size)
EU Research Institutes and Universities
Number of projects funded 15 to 20
More Information www.efpf.org/funding-call
Online Submission www.f6s.com/efpf

Peter RosengrenEFPF Open Call

IoTBridge in media

IoTBridge and their activities for IoT-based solutions for bridge monitoring and maintenance are gaining interest in the trade press. The e-magazine Underhållsdagarna has published an article about the project. For more details follow this link to the article:

Peter RosengrenIoTBridge in media

CheckHealth publishes new web site for LinkWatch

Today www.linkwatch.se is available. LinkWatch is a secure remote monitoring platform for health data collection, including FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources) care plans, wireless devices for vital signs monitoring, smart wearables for behaviour monitoring and intelligent digital assistance supporting patient self-assessments. It helps care organisations to efficiently manage the care of patients with chronic conditions. CheckHealth is a MedTech company focused on developing and marketing products and services for remote care and patient data collection. CheckHealth is a subsidiary of CNet. Read more at www.checkhealth.se

Peter RosengrenCheckHealth publishes new web site for LinkWatch

IoTBridge in the media

In its latest issue, the prestigious journal Stålbyggnadsnytt published an article about IoTBridges monitoring solution on Västerbron in central Stockholm. IoTBridge is focused on developing and marketing products and services for Bridge Health Monitoring using IoT and AI technologies. IoTBridge Sweden is a subsidiary of CNet. Read more at www.iotbridge.se.

Peter RosengrenIoTBridge in the media

IoTBridge wins new infrastructure project

The Swedish government is currently investing huge amounts of financial resources to renew critical infrastructures and to cover the management of these structures until 2030. IoTBridge has been appointed as the coordinator of the project iBridge. Together with the Swedish Road Administration and the City of Stockholm IoTBridge will investigate new technological possibilities and develop solutions for next-generation bridge management and maintenance methods.

IoTBridge is focused on developing and marketing products and services for Bridge Health Monitoring using IoT and AI technologies. IoTBridge Sweden is a subsidiary of CNet. Read more at www.iotbridge.se.

Peter RosengrenIoTBridge wins new infrastructure project

SDK4ED implemented in CNet Group

The vision of the SDK4ED (Software Development ToolKit for Energy Optimization and Technical Debt Elimination) project is to minimize the costs, the development time and the complexity of low-energy software development processes by providing tools for automatic optimization of multiple quality requirements.

Access to SDK4ED has now been distributed internally at CNet to CheckHealth, where the SDK4ED tools provide a technical solution to ensure the required quality demands as specified in current tenders for medical device systems in which CheckHealth participates. The CNet group of companies will use SDK4ED tools to ensure product quality, efficient energy usage and management of design decisions. With a growing number of products and large code base, we believe SDK4ED can provide real benefits to our software development lifecycle.

Peter RosengrenSDK4ED implemented in CNet Group

EFPF open call for experiments

The European Factory Platform – EFPF has allocated 2.5 Million Euro to provide Financial Support to third parties for open experimentation over the federated
EFPF. The call opens in September 2020:

  • Funding per experiment: 50.000€ – 150.000€
  • Duration: 6 months – 12 months
  • Time period for experiments: Sept 2021 – Aug 2022

The open call for experimentation supports two types of experiments:​

  • Experiments for the development, testing, validation or utilization of digital manufacturing applications and services:
    • Applications and validation of EFPF solutions in real-world digital manufacturing and supply chain scenarios.
    • Development of new tools or solutions, either by using the
      EFPF SDK or combining functionalities of
      EFPF solutions.
  • Experiments for the enhancement of
    EFPF ecosystem through the integration of innovative solutions:
    • Integration of 3rd applications in the
      EFPF federation.
    • Integration of 3rd party platforms in the
      EFPF federation through agreements on security framework, providing
      EFPF users with wider access to smart factory and digital manufacturing solutions.

For more information visit the EFPF Call.

Peter RosengrenEFPF open call for experiments

2nd EFPF Review a full success

EFPF is a federated smart factory ecosystem and a digital platform that interlink different stakeholders of the digital manufacturing domain. The
EFPF platform offers unified access to a vast number of interoperable tools and services that include among others digital solutions for factory connectivity, distributed workflow design & execution, distributed production planning, shop-floor monitoring & alerting, digital twins, risk management and data analytics. The platform is based on common interoperability standards and security protocols, which allow seamless interactions and data exchange between multiple tools and service while preserving security and privacy concerns. The platform enables users to utilize innovative functionalities, experiment with disruptive approaches and develop custom solutions to maximize connectivity, interoperability and efficiency across the supply chains.

The second review for the EFPF consortium was a complete success, despite the limitations and requirements that a global pandemic brings with it. The project convinced in the evaluation with good progress and good cooperation.​ Now in the final stage, we continue with the blockchain pilots and start opening the platform for open-call experiments between September 2020 and August 2021. More information about the call and the achievements is available on the project’s website:

Peter Rosengren2nd EFPF Review a full success