HIT builds on top of the 20-year experience of a team of researchers, software engineers and ICT professionals. Before the recent establishment of HIT in 2016, this team has led, managed and implemented multiple industrial software development and integration projects as well as numerous national and European collaborative research and development projects.

Current H2020 R&D projects:

  • SerIoT (2017): The SerIoT project will develop, implement and test a generic IoT framework based on an adaptive smart Software Defined Network with verified software, secure routers, advanced analytics, and user friendly visual analytics. SerIoT will optimize the information security in IoT platforms and networks in a holistic, cross-layered manner (i.e. IoT platforms & devices, honeypots, SDN routers and operator’s controller) that will be based both on dynamic and distributed processing of variable complexity by single network components (i.e. IoT platforms, devices and honeypots will perform lightweighted processes while SDN routers will be shouldered with more heavy processes), as well as on a centrally located server/controller that will have the main control of the network and will collect, aggregate and fuse the relevant information. Large-scale pilots will test SerIoT technology in various use cases including intelligent transport and surveillance, flexible manufacturing within Industrie 4.0 and other emerging domains such as food chain & logistics, m-Health (both at Home & in Hospitals business scenarios) and energy (smart grid).Through these technology developments and test-beds, the project will deliver a unique portable software-based SerIoT network that can spearhead Europe’s success in the IoT. In SerIoT project HIT will support the installations and the realization of the large-scale pilot in OASA infrastructure, while it will also lead the activities related to the IoT architectural analysis & synthesis. Additionally, HIT will actively contribute to the development of the services related to the SerIoT warehouse (malicious dataset generation), which will set the basis for additional experiments to be conducted by third parties dealing with security. Finally, HIT will play a significant role and be the leader of the project's Dissemination of Results, Exploitation & Standardization work package and especially of the tasks related to dissemination.

  • RenoZEB (2017): RenoZEB aims to unlock the nearly-zero energy building (nZEB) renovation market by increasing property value through a new systemic approach to retrofitting. This will include innovative components, and processes and decision-making methodologies to guide all value-chain actors in the nZEB building renovation action. RenoZEB will provide cost-effective ‘plug and play’ solutions for a large-scale deep nZEB rehabilitation schemes, ensuring the integrate-ability of all its components, methodologies, training, guidelines, and demonstration cases. The real and virtual demonstration cases will show and ensure the replicability of the schemes and technical tools to appropriately address the valorisation of the building stock before and after nZEB renovation schemes are applied. This will be achieved through: (a) Innovative, holistic, cost-effective, and fast deep retrofitting b methodologies for nZEB, (b) ICT tools to support the methodology for nZEB renovation, (c) Cost-effective and non-intrusive prefabricated multi-functional modular ‘plug and play’ systems for the renovation of buildings, (d) The transformation of buildings into Active Energy buildings in order to increase the post-retrofitting property value, (e) New collaborative methodologies and decision-making process for selecting the best energy efficient renovation strategy, (f) New drivers of change for the Real Estate Industry creating fresh post-renovated property value schemes, (g) The demonstration of market replicability of the holistic methodology and new technologies through real and virtual demonstration sites, (h) Training and awareness of the value chain to boost the nZEB market. RenoZEB addresses all the relevant aspects from the call, but also many of the issues expressed in the work programme. RenoZEB will provide cost-effective plug&play solutions for a large scale deep NZEB rehabilitation schemes, ensuring the integrability of all its components, methodologies, training, guidelines, and demonstration cases (real and virtual) that show and ensure the replicability of the schemes, and technical tools to appropriately address the valorization of the building stock before and after nZEB renovation schemes are applied. In RenoZEB HIT is developing a Building Energy Management System in order to enhance the performance of building renovation measures during the operation of the building, while preserving comfort and hygienic conditions in the indoor environment.

  • SMARTsurg (2017): SMARTsurg aims to design and develop a wearable interface for a surgical system using a) highly dexterous anthropomorphic surgical instruments b) wearable hand exoskeleton with haptic feedback for controlling the surgical instruments, and c) wearable smart glasses for augmented reality guidance of the surgeon based on real-time 3D reconstruction of the surgical field. High dependability will be achieved by utilising real-time dynamic active constraints to the instruments’ motion, in order to restrict it to the safe regions. SMARTsurg developments will employ a user-centred approach for efficient technology adoption and commercialisation. This will be achieved using short prototyping and testing cycles supported by focused end-user and commercial requirements. ΗIT provides its technical expertise in the definition of the conceptual architecture of the SMARTsurg platform and also has the role of the integrator of SMARTsurg system modules, participating in system integration, demonstration and evaluation. Finally, HIT is actively involved in the dissemination and exploitation activities of SMARTsurg, participating in the development of the project exploitation and business plans for scaling-up and commercializing its results.
  • PRODUCER (2017): PRODUCER aims to develop an innovative collection of ICT tools that support various stages of the documentary creation phases, ranging from the user engagement and audience building, to the final documentary delivery. Apart from the key objective of reducing the overall documentary production cost and time, enabling small documentary production houses (SMEs) to increase their market share and competitiveness, PRODUCER would result in: a) providing greater creativity and productivity to documentary creation professionals, stimulated by new production sophisticated tools that enable searching, annotating, editing, personalizing professional and user generated content, b) enhancing viewers‘ experience and satisfaction by generating multi-layered documentaries, and delivering to the viewer personalized services, and c) facilitating the promotion of the documentaries to investors. In PRODUCER, HIT serves as the technology integrator of all system modules and also leads the development of a social media analytics and social media gamification tool, which is based on its own developed User Profiling and Personalization Data Analytics toolset and gamification engine. HIT also assists in the project results dissemination through social media and in the specification of business plans scaling-up and commercializing the PRODUCER platform.