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The EkoSmart program consortium consists of 25 partners from various fields:

  • two research institutions (Anton Trstenjak Institute of gerontology and intergenerational relations and Jožef Stefan Institute),
  • five faculties at two universities (UL – Faculty of Electrical Engineering, UL – Faculty of Computer and Information Science, UL – Faculty of Sport, UL – Faculty of Medicine, and UM – Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science),
  • five other public institutes (University Clinic Golnik, National Institute of Public Health, University Medical Center Ljubljana, URI-Soča, Adolf Drolc Healh Care Centre),
  • ten small and medium sized enterprises (Cosylab, Alpineon d.o.o., Elgoline d.o.o., Inova IT d.o.o., Marand d.o.o., Nela razvojni center d.o.o., RC IKTS d.o.o., Robotina d.o.o., SRC sistemske integracije d.o.o., Špica International d.o.o.), and
  • three large companies (Iskra d.d., Medis d.o.o., Telekom Slovenije d.d.).

The partners are carefully selected based on their complementary expertise, competence, experience and leadership in respective areas. They have extensive international experience and references. Their successful cooperation and mutual understanding is the guarantee their coordination will be smooth and well functioning. Such a consortium is capable of not only executing the program to a high quality standard, but is able to ensure that the developed systems and services truly come to life as final products. The results of the project will benefit all participating partners, with the SMEs and large companies understandably playing a central role.

The inclusion of research institutions, faculties and other public institutes has enabled effective use of research facilities and access to cutting-edge knowledge and recent research and development achievements. Imitating the best practices will improve the organization of research and development activities in economy and bring it closer to the market. Innovation driven enterprises will make technological and other solutions easier to introduce into practice. The results of the program will enable companies, engaged in global supply chains, to increase the proportion of high-tech products in total exports.

EkoSmart is a multidisciplinary program requiring different research, development and technical knowledge, a good understanding of specific areas of expertise and activities, as well as interaction with potential users. The consortium took a balanced approach to including both top knowledge and practical experience and understanding of the requirements of end-users of new and advanced solutions in the field of health, mobility and healthy lifestyle, and integration of different areas into a common smart city ecosystem.

Marand d.o.o., the leading partner: Important in the development of enterprise information systems, especially in healthcare. The company offers a central healthcare platform based on open data standards and allowing interoperability of health systems as well as of a smart city in general.

Alpineon d.o.o.: Knowledge of sensor technologies; a sensor for detecting vehicles on the road.

Cosylab: IS development for managing proton cancer treatment processes; integration with the open healthcare platform.

Elgoline d.o.o.: Development of high-tech printed circuit boards and sensors; development of advanced equipment for scientific purposes.

Inova IT d.o.o.: Development of platform for obtaining and processing sensor data obtained from transportation vehicles; integration with the smart city platform.

Anton Trstenjak Institute of gerontology and intergenerational relations: Research and development of modern intergenerational and gerontology programs in the field of e-prevention; introduction of new programs into different local environments; testing of e-homecare prototypes.

Jožef Stefan Institute: Knowledge and research in the field of ambient intelligence, intelligent agents and multi-agent systems, speech and language technologies and machine learning; analysis of sensor data; design of smart city ecosystem; experience developing data and service platforms; incremental learning; finding a balance between inhomogeneous systems; fall detection system; various ECG devices and accompanying algorithms; system for the treatment of patients with syncope.

Iskra d.d.: Development of a system for automation of road traffic control and management; global provider of industrial solutions and electrotechnical products in the fields of energy, telecommunications and transport.

University Clinic Golnik: Expert knowledge in the field of patient care with lung diseases and allergies; clinical immunology; introduction of new diagnostic and therapeutic methods.

Medis d.o.o.: Development and distribution of innovative medicines, medical supplies and equipment.

National Institute of Public Health: Coordinator and provider of solutions in the field of health and of platform solutions.

Nela razvojni center d.o.o.: Research and development of new methods of measurement, certification, calibration, and testing.

RC IKTS d.o.o.: Experience with the development of ICT solutions for raising awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyle for a variety of target users; their solutions are successfully promoted in the world.

Robotina d.o.o.: Sensor technology; smart buildings; development; international marketing;  control technology applications.

SRC sistemske integracije d.o.o.: A leading Slovenian company for information technology in health care provides access to databases in health care institutions and is crucial for the integration of new solutions into existing IT systems.

Špica International d.o.o.: A leading Slovenian provider of software, systems and solutions for supply chain management, logistics and automatic identification.

Telekom Slovenije:  A comprehensive provider of communications services in Slovenia, a leader in the introduction and integration of new generations of mobile and land communications and multimedia content; system integration; cloud data management; e-care services; model design of integrated telemedicine treatment and care of chronic diseases.

UL – Faculty of Electrical Engineering: Research, development, pilot integration and testing of ICT-based fields of health care, telemedicine applications and services, the Internet of Things (IoT), user-oriented design and human-computer interaction; design of security and trust system based on decentralized blockchain technology.

UL – Faculty of Computer and Information Science: Knowledge in the field of big data, data merging and integration, information systems design, data mining, processing of complex events, ambient intelligence and interoperability at technical and semantic levels; natural language processing.

UL – Faculty of Sport: Knowledge and research skills in the fields of psychology, kinesiology and economics of healthcare, diagnosis of active living and well-being; development of measuring instruments for the identification of needs, well-being and motivation for changes in life.

UL – Faculty of Medicine: Transfer of key skills relating to medical care and state of technologies in healthcare.

UM – Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science: Development of algorithms and applications using artificial intelligence methods; a significant contributor to data analysis methods.

University Medical Center Ljubljana:  Development and introduction of new knowledge and new methods of treatment into practice; development of medicine, nursing and midwifery care, medical rehabilitation, highly specialized laboratory activities, and other sciences.

URI – Soča: Knowledge of biomechanics, kinesiology and engineering; development of new technologies and rehabilitation programs associated with neurological rehabilitation of movement using rehabilitation robotics; development of tools allowing rehabilitation in the homes of users (telerehabilitation).

Adolf Drolc Health Care Centre: Reference family medicine clinic; an important stakeholder in the development of products and services in RDP4.