In recent years, CAS Software AG has become the German, market-leading innovator for customer relations management (CRM) for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The company was founded in 1986 by Martin Hubschneider and Ludwig Neer in Karlsruhe. Today, CAS Software AG employs approximately 450 people, 300 of which are employed directly at CAS Software AG. More than 250,000 people, in more than 10,300 companies and organizations, enjoy the benefits of using our software solutions: the best ergonomics, flexible and capable of integrating with existing software, a qualified partner network proven in practice and excellent value for money.
As a customercentric organization that aims to provide flexible and individual solutions to meet diverse customer requirements, CAS is structured as a network company composed of specialized business units, so called SmartCompanies, designed to focus on specific customer groups and industries such as aviation, dealerships, corporate networks, business ecosystems and education establishments.
ICCS is a non-profit private law body associated with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. ICCS was established in 1989 by the Ministry of Education of Greece in order to promote research and development activity in all diverse aspects of computer and telecommunications systems and their applications. The Information Management Unit (IMU) of ICCS will participate in PaaSword. IMU is staffed with three faculty members, seven post-doctoral senior researchers and twelve researchers. The research activities of IMU focus on: cloud computing, cloud service brokerage technologies, service-oriented computing, context-aware recommenders, multi-criteria decision making (MCDM), knowledge and semantic technologies and workflow management. In terms of application domains, our research focuses on: decision support systems, e-business, software engineering and knowledge management. Since its establishment IMU has actively contributed in 30 research and development projects, of which four are currently active. The research work of ICCS is funded by these programs and institutions: the ICT programme of the European Commission; the Operational Program for the Information Society of the Greek Ministry of Economy and Finance; and the research programs of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Greek Ministry of Development.
INTRASOFT International is a leading European IT Solutions and Services Group with strong international presence, offering innovative and added-value solutions of the highest quality to a wide range of international and national public and private organisations. The company employs more than 1,600 highly-skilled professionals, representing over 20 different nationalities and mastering more than 18 languages. With headquarters in Luxembourg, INTRASOFT International operates through its operational branches, subsidiaries and offices in 17 countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Cyprus, Greece, Jordan, Moldova, Morocco, Romania, Palestine, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, UK, UAE, USA and Yemen. More than 500 organizations in over 70 countries worldwide (Institutions and Agencies of the European Union, National Government Organizations, Public Agencies, Financial Institutions, Telecommunication Organizations, and Private Enterprises) have chosen the company’s services and solutions to fulfil their business needs. INTRASOFT International is a subsidiary of the ASE-listed INTRACOM Holdings, one of the largest multinational technology groups in SE Europe, with more than 35 years of experience. Through its continuous investment over the years it has earned a place among the primary Software Application and Integration Services provider for EU Institutions (European Commission, EU Parliament, EUROSTAT, European Investment Bank etc.). INTRASOFT International possesses a successful track record of delivering very large and complex IT systems and has proven expertise in conceptual system architecture and system design, advanced application development and integration services, information portal management and communication services, and project management. It has an extensive and long experience in designing websites (portals and Extranet) for the European Commission and has been involved in marketing and promotional activities in the context of the projects for several years. INTRASOFT’s Software Engineers, Analysts and Programmers keep abreast of all major technology innovations and developments that can add value to our business activities. We are using a series of development platforms, chosen on the basis of their suitability, adaptability, scalability and flexibility, to successfully design and implement custom-built solutions, which meet complex customer requirements under strict Service Level Agreements where applicable. INTRASOFT International has certified its broad range of activities across all its geographic establishments according to: ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management, ISO/IEC 27001:2005 for Information Security Management, ISO 22301:2012 for Business Continuity, ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 for IT Service Management, CMMI® Level 3 (Capability Maturity Model Integration) v1.3, EN15038:2006 for Translation Services, ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management, OHSAS 18001:2007 for Occupational Health and Safety, SA 8000:2008 for Social Accountability, and ISO 29990:2010 for Training Services.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is a higher education and research organisation with about 10.000 employees, 25.000 students, and a total annual budget of about 750 million Euro. It bundles the missions of both precursory institutions: a university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg with teaching and research tasks and a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association conducting program-oriented provident research on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. Within these missions, KIT is operating along the three strategic fields of action of research, teaching, and innovation. In establishing innovative research structures, KIT is pursuing joint strategies and visions. KIT is devoted to top research and excellent academic education as well as to being a prominent location of academic life, life-long learning, comprehensive advanced training, exchange of know-how, and sustainable innovation culture. KIT’s research profile is characterised by a strong focus on energy technology, nanotechnology and materials research, elementary particle and astroparticle physics as well as climate and environmental research. It has significant competencies in the fields of information and communication technologies, mobility systems, optics and photonics, and the inter-relations of humans and technology. KIT builds on the extensive experience its predecessors have gained in EC-funded research from more than 1000 projects up to now.
RISE SICS is a research institute in the most expansive area of industry this century: the total digitalization of products, services and businesses. SICS is in the midst of this revolution, boosting the competitive strength of Swedish industry and the quality and efficiency of Sweden’s public sector. We contribute with cutting edge technology within the fastest growing and most relevant areas for this revolution to happen, including big data analytics, automation, security, and internet-of-things.
RISE SICS is non-profit and carries out advanced research in close collaboration with Swedish and international industry and academia. We constantly seek partnerships in which new technology can be turned into smart innovation, giving our customers and partners a competitive edge.
SIEMENS is one of the global leaders in electric and electronic industry, in complex infrastructures solutions and an active provider of sustainable green technologies. The SIEMENS Corporate Technology (CT) division develops hardware and software systems and solutions, as well as a broad range of services for the entire field of information and communication technologies, acting as main driver of innovation inside Siemens. The Romanian branch is represented by SIEMENS CT Romania, with over 250 engineers and researchers. CT has an extensive expertise and experience in a broad area of software development, working for a large variety of sectors like energy, automotive and industrial manufacturing or services, to mention but a few.
Current research capacity and expertise of the Brasov CT department (acting inside Siemens SRL, Romanian house company of Siemens) encompasses fields like constraint-based configurations and schedulers, complex event processing, medical informatics, intelligent networks, sensor networks, data acquisition architectures and future internet technologies, as well as application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design and verification, PCB design and implementation and full capabilities to perform hardware, software and mechanic co-designed solutions. The department acts at the global scale in CT division. Due to this unique position, the group contributes to the large mesh of knowledge of CT experts, with large access to the EU funded projects.
SingularLogic Cyprus Ltd was founded in 1996 in Limassol and provides the Cypriot market with the following IT services:ERP Solutions; Retail Management Systems; Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Solutions; Logistics Warehouse Management; Business Intelligence (BI) Systems; Integrated IT solution for private sector All applications are fully tailored to the Cypriot legislative and taxation environment and meet the special needs and requirements of companies operating in Cyprus or which have international operations but are based in Cyprus. SingularLogic Cyprus’ solutions, services and products are aimed at a wide range of private sector businesses in the industry, retail, import, distribution and service sectors, covering the needs of the local economy, of multinationals with local presence and international range operating in Cyprus. SingularLogic Cyprus has particular experience in designing and offering IT solutions for large companies and industry. For instance, SingularLogic Cyprus installed and provides support for the CompakWin solution at large companies that provide an end-to-end ERP solution for the industry, by incorporating an industrial management module that supports the following functionalities: Planning – Installation Organisation, Material Requirements Planning (MPS – MRP), Costing, Production Capacity Planning, Quality Policy.
SixSq provides cutting-edge cloud technologies that facilitate the effective use of cloud computing in the enterprise. SixSq’s cloud management platform, SlipStream, delivers efficiency savings via automation and self-service IT. SixSq’s turnkey cloud appliance, NuvlaBox, brings together all of these concepts, delivering an easy-to-use, affordable and unique private cloud solution.
SixSq’s active participation in numerous international cloud projects and initiatives has solidified its reputation as a leading European cloud expert. For example, SixSq’s technical leadership in the Helix Nebula initiative, a partnership between big science and cloud providers under the leadership of CERN, ESA and EMBL has been instrumental in establishing an open scientific cloud platform in Europe. The company hosts, manages, and supports the Helix Nebula Marketplace (HNX), which delivers seamless, on-demand and large-scale access to a range of commercial cloud services. Based on SlipStream, the HNX broker also provides automated deployment and management of cloud applications.
SixSq is part of the Rhea Group, a leading supplier of systems engineering services and software solutions to the Aerospace and Security. Their combination of cloud computing and cyber security skills offers outstanding expertise to customers in scientific, government and commercial sectors. Our customers include large and small enterprises that want to use cloud infrastructures effectively, using SlipStream automation to increase the reliability of their application deployments while minimizing the human effort to manage them.
The South-East European Research Centre (SEERC) is an overseas research centre of the University of Sheffield, established as an independent, non-profit legal entity in Thessaloniki, Greece. The centre was founded in 2003, by City College Thessaloniki – the International Faculty of the University of Sheffield in Greece. The public mission of the centre is to support the stable and peaceful development of South-East Europe by conducting pure and applied research in and for the region. Research at SEERC addresses a broad range of topics, organised around three research tracks: i) Enterprise, Innovation & Development, ii) Information & Communication Technologies, iii) Society & Human Development.
UBITECH is a leading, highly innovative software house, systems integrator and technology provider, established to provide leading edge intelligent technical solutions and consulting services to businesses, organizations and government in order to allow the efficient and effective secure access and communication with various heterogeneous information resources and services, anytime and anywhere. UBITECH enables real-time valid information processing and decision-making, the realization of intelligent business environments, and B2B and B2C transactions by providing high added-value business – oriented and –based solutions. UBITECH has been established in Athens, Greece back in 2005, concentrated initially in the Greek and Balkan market and acquiring several EC and national grants for novel R&D initiatives. Currently, UBITECH has extended its operations with targeted international activities through its affiliated companies, subsidiaries and offices in Limassol (Cyprus), Madrid (Spain) and Buenos Aires (Argentina), concentrating mainly in the Spanish-speaking countries of Central and Latin America.