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SPADE at OpenContinuum’s “Concertation and Consultation on Computing Continuum: From Cloud to Edge to IoT”

OpenContinuum, with the support of Unlock-CEI and SWForum, organized a dynamic event titled “The Concertation and Consultation on Computing Continuum: From Cloud to Edge to IoT” that occurred between May 10th and May 11th at The Claridge in Brussels, Belgium (www.eucloudedgeiot.eu/concertation-and-consultation-on-computing-continuum-from-cloud-to-edge-to-iot/).

The first day of the event was concertation oriented, whereby the invited Horizon Europe RIAs which started in 2023 had the opportunity to pitch their projects and introduce the plans for the future. During the second day, the event shifted to a consultation with the goal of bringing forward thinking for the next Horizon Europe Work Programme (2025-2027).

It was during the latter that SPADE partners from ECLIPSE and TRIALOG played an active part in the event. This occurred under the framework of a 3 minutes pitch session where there was the opportunity to disclose information regarding the potential of drones as multi-purpose vehicles, in addition to their risks and added values.

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SPADE on Open Research Webinars

On April 25th 2023, Aristotelis C. Tagarakis represented SPADE project at a webinar that was conducted as part of the Open Research Webinars series (https://opensourceinnovation.eu/).

Through a selection of state-of-the-art project presentations and demonstrations, this series of webinars introduce software research projects that help shape the future of open-source software and the IT industry. Co-organized by OW2 and the Eclipse Foundation, the webinars focus on international partners leveraging open source in European publicly-funded collaborative research and innovation programs.

This webinar enabled the chance to provide valuable information about SPADE:

  • General description of the project (objectives, mission, consortium partners);
  • SPADE Pilots (forestry, crop production and livestock);
  • SPADE Ecosystem (platform and large scale demonstration);
  • Open Research (open data, open tools, open access publications and open platform);
  • Project results;
  • Next steps
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ECLIPSE Presents SPADE at Embedded World 2023

Nuremberg hosted Embedded World 2023 Exhibition & Conference between 14th and 16th of March providing a valuable opportunity to engage with a large number of experts and qualified suppliers from all over the world aiming to develop ideas and concepts for the future

ECLIPSE Foundation, a partner of SPADE project, presented the project’s scope and main goals at the event. The participation with a SPADE stand enabled to showcase SPADE’s achievements to date and outlined its future goals, highlighting the importance of collaboration and knowledge sharing in advancing drone technology. In fact, learning and engaging other stakeholders in learning about the various impacts and risks of drones as multi-purpose vehicles on the “Farm-to-fork” ecosystems was the main strategy for this event.

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SPLORO introduced SPADE at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023 in Barcelona

From February 27th – March 2nd, 2023Barcelona hosted the largest and most influential connectivity event called Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023, where technology, community, and commerce gathered under one roof. This congress grouped 202 countries and territories represented via 2400 exhibitors and more than 88.500 attendees. 50% were directors and/or senior executives from top global companies, international governments, and businesses in technology.

SPLORO, through Alberto Sierra, a partner of the SPADE project, disclosed information about the project’s scope. He unveiled the project’s ambitious mission, which is to create an intelligent ecosystem through the deployment of UAVs, transforming multiple sectors such as crop production and forestry via multiple variables.

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At FinDrones 2023, SPADE was represented by the University of Oulu

On February 15th-16th 2023, a conference and matchmaking event (Drones in Bioeconomy and Rural Logistics) was held in Salo, Finland. The conference gathered experts in the field of drones that were able to share scientific outcomes and technical challenges associated with their utilization. The participants consisted of representatives from research institutions, end-users of drone services and individuals who apply research findings in practical areas such as agriculture.

Anssi Rauhala from the University of Oulu represented SPADE and introduced the main goals of the project related with the creation of a smart ecosystem that can effectively incorporate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) technologies for various purposes in crop production, forestry, and livestock farming sectors.

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SPADE’s Kick-off meeting

The project’s kick-off meeting took place between 6th and 7th of October, 2022 in Thessaloniki, in Greece. During the first day, the project coordinator, the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), opened the meeting, giving a brief presentation of the project, followed by short presentations of Work Packages (WP) by each leader. After, a session was dedicated to the three pilot cases and another to governance of the project.

This meeting was an opportunity for partners to speak and clarify how they can interact with each other in order to fulfil the project’s goals. SPADE consortium is looking to innovate the use of drones and to impact on new business models, on an updated regulatory framework both at international and national levels, and for improved well-being and safety of the society.