Industrial Pilots

The consortium will implement and integrate the i3-MARKET backplane in three industrial domains (Industrial pilots), which will examine the viability of the implementation, test its reliability and validate whether it’s scalable in real industrial environments.

Industrial Pilot #1 Automotive Sector

Marketplace for Car Manufacturing Data Partners (led by Atos)

In the data world of the automotive sector, Atos maintains the AGORA data marketplace which will be integrated into the i3-MARKET backplane. AGORA brings data supply and demand together and provides the possibility of efficient matchmaking through an open and brand-independent platform.

It acts as a marketplace operator between original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Cross-sectorial Service Providers through a harmonised (standardised) Common Vehicle Information Model (CVIM) that removes all brand-dependent data formats, thereby unlocking the potential of vehicle data.

Currently, the volume of data in AGORA amounts to around 4,000,000 data-packages indexed from bill of materials (BOMs) from at least three different manufacturers (VW, Renault and Fiat).

i3-MARKET will allow automating the generation of metadata descriptions about the parts included in the extensive list of BOMs. It will expand the marketplace’s functionality to increase its robustness, integrate security and privacy protection and work towards the improvement of scalability.

In addition, the i3-MARKET solution will advance smart contracting between the parties involved in the data value chain; from the owners of the vehicle to the car manufacturers, the marketplace and service providers. B2B or B2B2C scenarios will be set-up.

It is expected that with the inclusion into i3-MARKET, AGORA will face a 20% increase in vehicle owners offering vehicle data to service providers and a 10% reduction of running vehicle time. This could have an impact on multiple factors such as environmental protection and help the forecast and management of traffic jams. In addition, a 30% increase in the volume of data and contracts managed by AGORA marketplace is expected.

Industrial Pilot #2 Intelligent Manufacturing Sector

Marketplace for Industrial IoT Data Partners (led by SIEMENS)

SIEMENS is a large corporation with manufacturing companies (MANU-Co.) and thousands of customers of their products on one hand, as well as suppliers on the other. Thus, it will offer its own data on a single data space or marketplace supplied by i3-MARKET. In this pilot, the protection of sensitive industrial information is the key. Therefore, the i3-MARKET solution should enable SIEMENS to explicitly consent to who can get access to its operational data, and also withdraw that endorsement at any time. In addition, i3-MARKET will allow the marketplace (or data space) used by SIEMENS to function as a broker of metadata information and to establish dynamic and secure contracts in order to allow the flows of encrypted data.

The foreseen data volume currently is 5 billion inputs from different suppliers’ transactions. The pilot will pave the ground for giving SMEs and large industries access to industrial metadata via a subscription model, while at the same time reducing the risks of unauthorised industries (i.e. lease and supply industries) when passing information to unauthorised supplier and manufacturers SMEs.

Therefore, it is expected that with i3-MARKET, a) the volume of offers from different provider industries will increase by 30%, b) the number of suppliers and manufacturing providers will define a competing pricing model that will bring a revenue of 20% to each subscription in the marketplace, and c) the timeliness and cost-efficiency of the manufacturing process will result in a 10% risk reduction.

Industrial Pilot #3 Healthcare and Wellbeing Sector

Marketplace for Human-Centric Sensing and Computing (led by IBM)

IBM providers various elderly care solutions and products which, among others, enable health insurers to prevent their customers from dangerous accidents, property developers with smart buildings to earn ongoing services revenue, and healthcare providers to implement telemedicine and in-home health care. Thus, this pilot leverages IoT technologies to address patients’ and relatives’ needs while protecting autonomy, privacy, safety, and focuses on enabling well-being in a cost-efficient manner.

The pilot will bring data from stakeholders already collaborating within the context of the ActivAge LSP project, using the marketplace of the ActivAge IoT Ecosystem Suite (AIoTes). The goal is to increase demand by payers, providers and users, and to intensify the offer of solutions by industry, SMEs and financial services. In addition, the pilot will integrate the Internet of Bodies platform to allow new use cases to be designed and built at a lower cost and faster than currently possible. The pilot will also pave the road for facilitating SMEs’ access to industrial metadata via a subscription model while reducing the risks of access by unauthorised industries.

It is foreseen that in this pilot, i3-MARKET will: (a) allow a 30% increase in the volume of offers from different providers, b) provide a revenue 20% to each subscription in the marketplace by defining competing pricing; c) improve the timeliness and cost-efficiency of the manufacturing process by at least 10%.