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H2020 Projects

The H2020 Program sustains projects along the innovative chain and wants to organize the fundings in favor of growth. This Program is based on three priorities : Scientific Excellence, Industrial Primacy and societal challenges.

INSA beneficiary

INSA Rennes as beneficiary

DROP IT

DROP-IT proposes to use flexible substrate inkjet deposition technology for optoelectronic and photonic applications by exploiting the significant potential of lead-free perovskite-based materials.
The technology studied in the DROP-IT project is planned for the long term in the fields of photovoltaics, lighting and integrated photonics. In particular, the project proposes innovative developments in manufacturing processes (Roll-to-Roll inkjet printing) adapted to lead-free perovskite-based materials. These developments will be essential to target manufacturing techniques: (i) large-scale, (ii) sustainable and (iii) low-cost.


DROP-IT relies on an interdisciplinary consortium with complementary expertise to achieve these objectives. The team of the Institute FOTON hosted at INSA Rennes will use its simulation skills (DFT, or empirical) in the field of perovskite-based materials and hetostructures, and also in tasks related to the analysis of experimental results.

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Themes : Materials science, materials engineering, condensed matter physics

Laboratory : Institut FOTON

Fundings : European Commission by H2020 Program

Coordinator : UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA

Participants : UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA (Espagne), UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA (Espagne), UNIVERSITAT JAUME I DE CASTELLON (Espagne), EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH (Suisse), FUNDACJA SAULE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (Pologne),  SAULE SP ZOO (Pologne), AVANTAMA AG (Suisse), INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE RENNES (France)

Principal Investigator for INSA Rennes : Laurent Pedesseau

Overall Budget : 3,5 Millions d’€

Budget for INSA Rennes : 387 875€

Duration : 36 months from 01/11/2019

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IMAGINE

Today's robots are good at executing programmed motions, but they do not understand their actions in the sense that they could automatically generalize them to novel situations or recover from failures.

IMAGINE seeks to enable robots to understand the structure of their environment and how it is affected by its actions. "Understanding" here means the ability of the robot (a) to determine the applicability of an action along with parameters to achieve the desired effect, and (b) to discern to what extent an action succeeded, and to infer possible causes of failure and generate recovery actions.
This scientific objective is pursued in the context of recycling of electromechanical appliances.

> www.imagine-h2020.eu

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Themes: Digital Technologies/Robotics
Laboratory: IRISA
Fundings: European Commission by H2020 Program
Coordinator: UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Participants: GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS, KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE, INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE RENNES, AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS, BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI, ELECTROCYCLING GMBH
Principal Investigator for INSA Rennes: Maud Marchal
Overall Budget: 3,8 Millions d’€
Budget for INSA: 628 550€
Duration: 50 months from 01/01/2017

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CERBERO

ICT is embedded and pervasive into our daily lives. The notion of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) has emerged: embedded computational collaborating devices, capable of controlling physical elements and responding to humans.

The Cross-layer modEl-based fRamework for multi-oBjective dEsign of Reconfigurable systems in unceRtain hybRid envirOnments (CERBERO) project aims at developing a design environment for CPS based of two pillars: a cross-layer model based approach to describe, optimize, and analyze the system and all its different views concurrently; an advanced adaptivity support based on a multi-layer autonomous engine.

> www.cerbero-h2020.eu


 

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Themes: Electronics and Telecommunications
Laboratory: IETR-IMAGE équipe Vaader
Fundings: European Commission by H2020 Program 
Coordinator: IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Participants: UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SASSARI, THALES ALENIA SPACE ESPANA, SA, UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI, INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE RENNES, UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID, UNIVERSITA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA, ABINSULA SRL, AMBIESENSE LTD, NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BV, CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Principal Investigator for INSA Rennes: Daniel Ménard
Overall budget: 5 Millions d’€
Budget for INSA Rennes: 348 125€
Duration: 36 months from 01/01/2017

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EURHISFIRM

EURHISFIRM designs a world-class research infrastructure (RI) to connect, collect, collate, align, and share detailed, reliable, and standardized long-term financial, governance, and geographical data on European companies.

The RI provides the tools for long-term analysis highlighting the dynamics of the past and the way those dynamics structure our present and future.

EURHISFIRM develops innovative models and technologies to spark a “Big data” revolution in historical social sciences and valorize Europe’s cultural heritage.

In this project, INSA Rennes-IRISA works on building a document recognition system using Artificial Intelligence to extract high-quality data from historical serial printed sources: stock exchange yearbooks and price lists. Due to the large variety of documents, a flexible and easy-to-adapt document recognition system must be designed. The system is therefore based, in interaction with experts on those historical sources, on a modelling of knowledge not only at the page level, but also at the collection level. Thus, redundancies between pages are used to make the system more reliable and reduce manual corrections.

> eurhisfirm.eu

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Themes: Recognition of digitized serial historical document collections
Laboratory: IRISA
Fundings: European Commission by H2020 Program
Coordinator: ECOLE D'ECONOMIE DE PARIS
Participants: Universiteit Antwerpen, Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universitat Frankfurt am Main, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wroclawiu, The Queen's University of Belfast, Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen – Knaw, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Université de Rouen Normandie, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes, Gesis Leibniz-Institut Fur Sozialwissenschaften

Principal Investigator for INSA Rennes: Bertrand Couasnon

Overall budget: 3,4 Millions d’€
Budget for INSA Rennes: 215 000€
Duration: 36 months from 01/04/2018

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XP-RESILIENCE

It has been demonstrated the tremendous impact of natural hazards, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, flooding, etc, which triggered technological accidents, referred to as natural-technological (NaTech) events.

The NaTech problem is quite relevant as up to 10% of industrial accidents, involving the release of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives (CBRNE) substances, were triggered by natural hazards.

The main objectives of XP-Resilience is to develop state-of-the-art modelling tools and protection (base isolator) systems based on metamaterial for the analysis and disaster reduction of Complex Engineering Systems such as industrial plants subjected to exceptional loading (earthquake, Tsunami and fire). The project involve 14 ESR (Early Stage Researcher), 2 of them are allocated to INSA Rennes-LGCGM. INSA Rennes-LGCGM is in charge of the development of macro-element for soil-structure interaction for deep foundation systems and pipe/elbow finite elements for the full nonlinear analysis of energy infrastructures.

> www.facebook.com/XpResilience

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Themes: structural engineering
Laboratory: LGCGM
Fundongs: European Commission by H2020 Program
Coordinator: UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Participants: PANEPISTIMIO PATRON ; UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL SANNIO ; UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI ; POLITECHNIKA SLASKA ; UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI ROMA TRE ; INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE RENNES ; ARCELORMITTAL BELVAL & DIFFERDANGE SA ; COLUMBIAN CARBON EUROPA SRL ; VCE VIENNA CONSULTING ENGINEERS ZT GMBH
Principal Investigator for INSA Rennes: Mohammed Hjiaj
Overall Budget: 3,4 Millions d’€
Budget for INSA Rennes: 525 751€
Duration: 48 months from 09/01/2016

 

 

INSA third party

INSA Rennes as third party

INSA Rennes, because of the involvment of its employees can be also involved in european projects without being beneficiary but just in being third party to another entity which is the beneficiary.

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CROWDBOT

CROWDBOT will enable mobile robots to navigate autonomously and assist humans in crowded areas. Today’s robots are programmed to stop when a human, or any obstacle is too close, to avoid coming into contact while moving. This prevents robots from entering densely frequented areas and performing effectively in these high dynamic environments.

CROWDBOT aims to fill in the gap in knowledge on close interactions between robots and humans during navigation tasks. The project considers three robotic platforms: a semi-autonomous wheelchair, the commercially available Pepper robot andthe under development robot cuyBot. CROWDBOT gathers the required expertise to develop new robot capabilities to allow robots to move in a safe and socially acceptable manner

The work of INSA Rennes-IRISA rely on the semi-autonomous and social navigation of a wheelchair in a crowded space, as well as on human-robot interactions.

> project.inria.fr/crowdbot

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Themes: Assistance and service robotics, human-robot interaction, navigation
Laboratory: Inria/IRISA
Fundings: European Commission by H2020 Program
Coordinator: INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
Beneficiary whose INSA Rennes is the Third Party: INRIA
Duration: 42 months from 01/01/2018

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H-REALITY

“Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth” (Margaret Atwood), yet digital content today remains focused on visual and auditory stimulation. Even in the realm of VR and AR, sight and sound remain paramount. In contrast, methods for delivering haptic (sense of touch) feedback in commercial media are significantly less advanced than graphical and auditory feedback. Yet without a sense of touch, experiences ultimately feel hollow, virtual realities feel false, and Human-Computer Interfaces become unintuitive. Our vision is to be the first to imbue virtual objects with a physical presence, providing a revolutionary, untethered, virtual-haptic reality: H-Reality.

The result will be a sensory experience where digital 3D shapes and textures are made manifest in real space via modulated, focused, ultrasound, ready for the untethered hand to feel, where next-generation wearable haptic rings provide directional vibrotactile stimulation, informing users of an object's dynamics, and where computational renderings of specific materials can be distinguished via their surface properties.

> www.hreality.eu

 

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Themes: Digital Technologies / Robotics

Laboratory: IRISA

Fundings: European Commission by H2020 Program

Coordinator: THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

Beneficiary whose INSA Rennes is the Third Party: CNRS

Duration:36 months from 10/01/2018