Smart cities, decarbonization, 5G connectivity, sustainable mobility, big data, machine learning, computer vision and augmented/mixed reality are some of the technological areas highlighted in this year of 2019 in CCG – Centro de Computação Gráfica, to meet the innovation needs of institutions.
Speaking in innovation is no longer a cliché and has become a reality. Research and development is nowadays an indispensible component in companies and organizations.
Among the several innovative projects to be carried out in 2019 by the CCG, and among the various technological solutions developed for companies and organizations, four projects for 2019 stand out: a project for each of the four applied research domains of the CCG.
UMC: BUILD project
In the urban and mobile computing domain of the CCG, João Moutinho, development coordinator, selected for 2019 the BUILD project, by its impact, in the areas of smart cities, sustainable mobility and decarbonization.
BUILD is the key project of the Municipality of Braga for urban intelligence. It marks the beginning of the path towards an increasingly intelligent Smart City.
BUILD is focused on the decarbonization problem and will be executed in a limited area of the urban perimeter of the city of Braga.
However, from the laboratory of Urban Innovation that will be created, will result in measures that will extend to all the city and possibly to other cities. The CCG, through its Urban and Mobile Computing (UMC) domain, will be the technical coordinator of the activities and will proceed to the development of tools to support active citizenship, urban mobility and communication to citizens.
2019 will thus be marked as the year in which all this began and where the next steps will be taken towards the next phase of urban intelligence initiatives.”
PIU: 5G-Mobix project
In the group of perception, interaction and usability of the CCG, Carlos Silva, development coordinator, highlighted the 5G-Mobix project for its pioneering in the fields of 5G connectivity and connected and automated mobility.
In 2019, PIU will kick off with the 5G-Mobix project, where it will have the opportunity to become a pioneer in researching the impact that 5G technology will have on its users.
The PIU will be the main promoter of the project for the area of human factors, being the leader of the task where the European acceptance/acceptability studies of 5G-powered technology and use cases will take place. The PIU will also contribute to the studies of the social and economic impact of adopting 5G technologies in the road context.
This project will be extended by 2021 and will be an opportunity for the PIU team to conduct their assessments at sites as diverse as the Greece-Turkey and Portugal-Spain 5G corridors and the pilot areas of Berlin, Versailles, and Espoo.”
EPMQ: Analytical Laboratories 4.0project
Ana Lima, development coordinator of the EPMQ – IT Engineering Process Maturity and Quality domain, mentioned the Analytical Laboratories 4.0 (AL4.0) project amongst the multiple projects developed in this team. This project is working on big data components and machine learning to increase organizational efficiency and to lead companies towards the Industry 4.0.
This project aims to: Increase efficiency making an optimized use of human resources and lab equipment in an Industry 4.0 framework; perform robust and resilient planning and scheduling to manage laboratories; automate laboratory tasks, and create an information system based on big data warehouse and machine learning.”
CVIG: Intelligent 4D Moulds project
In the computer vision, interaction and graphics domain, Nelson Alves, CVIG project manager, highlighted the Intelligent 4D Moulds (I4DM) project, that works with computer vision, augmented/mixed reality, automation and control components.
The I4DM project will develop technological solutions highly challenging and disruptive for the mold industry.
With market liberalization and increasingly aggressive competition, production processes will inevitably have to be optimized at various levels, with a notable reduction in production time and the costs inherent in various interventions to adjust and fine-tune molds in production.
Through the development of immersive solutions, based on Augmented Reality, it will be possible for the different actors in the process to gather, discuss, share information and follow all stages of the process in a natural way, exploring the concept of telepresence. In this way, communication will be facilitated and the number of trips and interactions reduced. The entire process of negotiation, management and follow-up with the client will also be facilitated and optimized.”
Due to the innovative nature and the expected results, these are 4 projects with the signature of the CCG not to lose sight of in 2019.
More information on developing projects can be found online at the projects section of the CCG website.