The consortium includes partners from ten (10) European countries: France, Germany, Greece, Cyprus, Switzerland, Romania, Norway, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Israel. 

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Institut Mines-Télécom

Institut Mines-Télécom
IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom) is a major science and technology institute and a public institution dedicated to higher education and research. Always attentive to the economic world, IMT combines strong academic and scientific legitimacy with a concrete presence alongside companies. It offers training in engineering and management up to PhD level, and focuses on the major transformations of the 21st century: digital technologies, the environment and energy, industry and education. The IMT schools are ranked among the leading graduate schools in France.

The department involved in the project is the cybersecurity group at Télécom SudParis, one of the schools affiliated with IMT. The group is active in many aspects of cybersecurity, including privacy and protection of personal data, cybersecurity for critical infrastructures, networks and protocols security, and attack detection and mitigation. The group has participated in many collaborative projects at the French and EU level and coordinated several EU projects.

Role in the project

IMT will act as the coordinator of the HEIR project. As such, it will provide support to the HEIR partners for their activities inside the project. On the research standpoint, IMT has been investigating network security and the Internet of Things, developing expertise in anomaly detection for these environments. It also has activities related to training through a labelled cybersecurity curriculum, that will leverage the results of HEIR to provide training to engineers and personnel in the health sector. We have opened in 2019 a specific track for digital training in the healthcare sector, where the training program focuses on the needs of hospitals and care centers to develop the appropriate digital training program for both master students and professionals.

The Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), established in 1983, is the largest Greek State R&D Centre. FORTH hosts six major Research Institutes. The Institute of Computer Science (ICS) has established an internationally acknowledged excellence in conducting basic and applied research, developing applications and products, and providing services.
Role in the project

FORTH will bring in the project innovative solutions regarding the threat classification, anomaly detection, vulnerability analysis and monitoring. It will support on adapting security components suitable to HEIR ecosystem. In addition, FORTH will role the stakeholders’ engagement and ecosystem building between CERTs and healthcare providers. Finally, FORTH will contribute and support on the legal and regulatory aspect of the HEIR platform.


AEGIS IT RESEARCH UG is a research and development company based in Germany developing and managing innovative IT solutions for numerous business sectors. It is based on a highly effective professional team consisting of talented researchers and top-class IT experts from all over the world. This team empowers the company with a strong, diverse skillset which helps AEGIS offer innovative products and high-tech business solutions to the market. AEGIS’ main areas of expertise include Forensic Digital Investigations, adaptive Big Data visualization systems, Geographical Information Systems, secure embedded platforms, access control and network security systems, privacy preserving systems, enterprise web applications and all the lifecycle of IT systems (design, development, deployment, optimisation and maintenance).

Role in the project

AEGIS will bring in the Interactive Forensics module within the frame of HEIR project. Provision of this tool will help in meeting the goals of the HEIR project and open the way for the commercialization of a real-time forensics’ visualization product. AEGIS will lead the WP4 coordinating the activities related to the design and the implementation of the HEIR observatory and the delivery of the 2nd layer of visualization of the HEIR system. Meanwhile will participate in various activities foreseen within WP1; WP2; WP3.

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Founded in 2011, Internet of Things application and Multi-Layer development (ITML) provides novel, tailor-made software solutions based on a variety of technologies, such as big data analytics, advanced data mining and machine learning. ITML’s vision is to deliver products and services close to the real customers and market needs, ultimately improving the user experience and the access to technology. ITML solutions cover a very wide range of applications, including e-shops, e-learning, Business Process Management (BPM), or any other customized application. framework in HEIR project by leading the WP5 and the Tasks 6.2; Task 6.3 as well as will be involved in WP1 and WP2 activities.

Role in the project

ITML will provide to the project research facilities including a fully – equipped lab for carrying out simulations and testing for visualisation tools. In addition to that, there are facilities available for lectures, presentations and seminars to be carried out as training procedures. Finally, infrastructures to host the main project’s online presence channels (e.g. website) are also available.



Stelar Security Technology Law Research UG
Stelar Security Technology Law Research UG (haftungsbeschränkt) is an organisation established in Hamburg (Germany) that aims to promote education and research through the implementation of research projects and scientific courses and the award of research contracts. In particular, the organisation is specialised in the “privacy by design” approach to new security technologies and other ICT. STELAR was founded as a spin-off of an integrated project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Science within its Framework Programme Research for Civil Security.

Role in the project

STELAR contributes its extensive expertise in legislation, GDPR, data protection, privacy and fundamental rights management in European innovation projects and research projects on ICT and digital transformation as well as the experience of its main researcher with the European consumer organisation for technical standardization (ANEC) and the European Standardization Organizations CEN, CENELEC and ETSI and the International Standardization Organization ISO concerning security, data protection, privacy and eHealth standardisation.



Sphynx Technology Solutions AG
Sphynx Technology Solutions AG is based at Zug, Switzerland and has also offices in Cyprus and London. The company offers products and solutions, and consulting services, in the areas of cyber intelligence, analytics, incident response, assurance and certification. The technologies offered by Sphynx include sophisticated event processing and analytics, security monitoring and testing, intrusion detection, fraud management, and incident response. Sphynx deploys off-the-shelf hardware components along with its custom software to provide tools such as its analytics engine, a threat-monitoring platform and a security audit and certification platform. Via its consulting services, Sphynx has expertise in providing customized solutions depending on client needs as well as more general training on analytics, security assessment and certification and cyber intelligence.

Role in the project

Sphynx will bring into the project its solution for security assurance and certification. The solution makes use of industrial strength tools including vulnerability and penetration testing tools, and open source solutions. Furthermore, it enables the configuration of security assessment, reporting and certification to the needs of different stakeholders ranging from senior management to external auditors and regulators. In this respect STS will lead the Task 6.1 responsible to provide security assurance to the healthcare stakeholders connected to the HEIR Observatory. Furthermore, will lead the two technical tasks 2.2 and 4.2 and the task 8.1 determining the market context for HEIR results.



Bucharest-based Bitdefender (BD), is a Romanian large company and the creator of one of the world’s fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. The company is an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection since 2001.

Role in the project

In HEIR project, BD team will lead the Tasks 3.1; 3.2 by coordinating the work related to HEIR facilitators and modules as well as will contribute to several tasks in WP3, WP4 and WP5 focusing on the following verticals: HEIR threat detection module, HEIR client’s processing system, vulnerability assessment, visualization of the HEIR results. BD will be also involved in HEIR framework integration activities.


The IBM Haifa Research Lab (IBM) is IBM's largest research laboratory outside of the United States, employing almost 500 researchers. Since its founding in 1972, HRL has conducted world class research vital to IBM's success. R&D projects are being executed today in areas such as Cognitive computing, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Verification Technologies, Telco, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Multimedia, Active Management, Information Retrieval, Programming Environments and Information and Cyber Security. The Cloud Security and Quality Department of the IBM Research Haifa includes researchers in the fields of cyber security and privacy. The Computing as a Service Department develops advanced tools and technologies spanning the entire spectrum of Cloud infrastructure, Functional Verification, Code Analysis, Cyber Security and Compliance.

Role in the project

IBM will bring in the “collaborative privacy-aware framework” tool for sharing and processing healthcare sensitive data. The framework adds a data-protection layer by decoupling the data processing logic from data access logistics, access control, privacy, governance and compliance control. In addition to this, IBM will lead and manage the WP2 related to design and implementation of HEIR facilitators as well as contribute to almost all the tasks of WP3.




Throughout its 40 years of operation, HYGEIA Hospital continues to lead the way, its main objective being to provide top-quality medical services and develop an integrated network of healthcare services in Greece and abroad. Our unwavering priority is to continue to offer top-level healthcare services, in tune with the highest standards worldwide, making HYGEIA Group an innovator in its field, by continuously striving to upgrade its services both in terms of infrastructure and organization. We also ensure that we adopt all the latest technology in medical science, making HYGEIA Group a centre of excellence in Greece and Europe, and assisting it in maintaining its place among the recognized leading institutions worldwide. Our Vision is to be the reference organization for healthcare services in Greece and one of the best hospitals in Europe.

Our Mission is to work consistently and persistently to achieve our vision through:

• Offering top-quality services, accredited by international standards
• Providing continuous education and training to all our clinical staff and other healthcare professionals, including our key business partners
• Investing in new technologies and techniques, based on international best practices and professional standards
• Being an excellent employer to our staff
• Implementing an integrated Social Responsibility Program, through focused actions, assuming responsibility for the market, the environment, our staff and the country

• Disseminating our best practices and know-how, whenever and wherever deemed useful or necessary

Role in the project

Hygeia will validate the HEIR ecosystem in the Hygeia use case. The pilot will focus on the big data management infrastructure including secure data collection, process, exchange and interconnection with the existing Hygeia solutions while taking care of both security and data privacy concerns. Besides, Hygeia will be involved in setting the HEIR Scene by contributing to the experimentation protocol creation as well as supporting activities related to the HEIR product commercialization, exploitation and standardization. In addition, Hygeia will lead task 7.3 by coordinating the work related to the overall assessment and evaluation of the HEIR framework.


Wellics Limited sparked as an initiative in 2016, when our data analytics and technology backgrounds met our passion for driving balanced lifestyles in the search for wellness. Improving people’s lives through the seamless interaction with technology and data science is what drives us. We make things simple and meaningful to create value.

Our expertise is a blend of software engineering, data analytics, health services and product innovation. Our activities are supported by an extensive network of wellness and health experts and leverages tens of experience-years both in industry and academia. Our products are simple and smart. They provide actionable, personalized insights by integrating data and profiling information through data analytics, mobile applications and a digital marketplace that seamlessly interact to generate value. We serve corporates, researchers, wellness and health experts. Most importantly we serve everyone who takes self-improvement and quality of life seriously and wants a personal digital coach with them at all times.

Role in the project

WEL is going to lead the data protection activity in HEIR and it ig going to develop the patient and informal carer applications. Additionally, it is going to contribute to WP3 (both in platform and analytics task) and to HEIR integration activities as well as actively participate in the dissemination and exploitation activities of the project.



Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust is a large organization within the NHS in the UK. It is based in South West London and covers the borough of Croydon. It is unique in forwards thinking: not only did it become an integrated organization, merging community and acute services, but it is moving to becoming an ecosystem covering all the borough. In this regard the appointment of a joint Chief Executive for acute commissioning Group, as well as for the Trust, means that the organization is responsible for both provision and purchasing of services for the local population of Croydon – some 380,000 individuals.

Also, as part of the One Croydon Alliance, it now works closely with social care within Croydon: to provide a more holistic approach to overall patient care. As part of the NHS mandate to improve patient care, the Trust is involved in large number of research projects, both self-funding as well as grant supported. There is an active R&D office that helps to oversee over 50 open research projects on site. Majority form part of the NHS Clinical Research Portfolio of projects, managed by the clinical research network of south London: Croydon is a member of that network. Furthermore, the Trust has been involved in several high profile Grants: (Welcome as part of the EU FY7 programme, Aegle as part of Horizon 2020 programme; FIT study from Cancer Alliance; Optimal from Innovate UK to name but a few.) The Trust has an active IT department and have, within the previous projects, been involved in the transfer of electronic patient data, as well as Big data analytics.

Role in the project

CUH will validate the HEIR ecosystem via the “Croydon Health Services NHS Trust” use case. Dealing with patient health, CUH is well placed to explore the fruits arising from HEIR. Patient health records, data security and current opt-out processes are the bread and butter of CUH organization. CUH role will be the testbed for the trial of the end results of the HEIR project. Furthermore, as end-users, CUH is ideally placed to aid the dissemination and exploitation of the HEIR success via several research networks and NHS links (Health Innovation network presentations, forums etc.)


Panepistimiako Geniko Nosokomeio Irakleiou - PAGNI (University General Hospital of Heraklion) is the largest hospital facility in Crete and one of the largest public hospitals in the country, with 760 beds and more than 1900 employees. It provides secondary and tertiary health care in the prefecture of Heraklion and also takes referrals from the other prefectures of Crete (Small health centers in the region) and the Aegean Islands including Santorini and the Dodecanese. Due to its geopolitical position PAGNI is the leading provider of highly specialized healthcare services in southern Greece treating more than 430,00 patients in 2017 in its 33 departments and units, many of which are highly acknowledged centers.

Role in the project

PAGNI will be involved mainly in the real environment testing and validation processes. It will also contribute for the healthcare-centric domain analysis and requirements and in the exploitation and dissemination activities.



The Norwegian Centre for E-health Research (NSE) is a Centre at the University Hospital of Northern Norway. The Norwegian competence centre for telemedicine (NST) changed in January 2016 into a national research centre, the Norwegian Centre for E-health Research and was created 1st January 2016, with the objective of contributing to a common national ICT solution for health and care services. Building upon the experiences and achievements of NST through more than two decades, the new research and assessment centre will collect, produce and communicate knowledge required by the authorities to develop a knowledge-based policy on e-health. The Norwegian Centre for E-health Research work with the Norwegian Directorate of E-health and other stakeholders nationally and internationally to find the best e-health solutions for the sector. NSE is a WHO Collaborating Centre. The Centre has an agreement on an action plan (2018-2019) with WHO Euro and this project is relevant for several of the action points in this plan. The research spans these strategic areas: The future of patient records Personal health systems and welfare technology Health data analysis Patient pathways and cooperation models

Role in the project

NSE will be involved in the execution of a Nordic pilot to demonstrate the use of the solutions provided and developed throughout the HEIR project in the context of Diabetes disease. Besides NSE will lead the WP6 by coordinating the HEIR framework demonstration and validation in four HEIR use case scenarios.



Haraldsplass Deaconess Hospital
Haraldsplass Deaconess Hospital is the second largest hospital in Bergen and treats approximately 14,500 inpatients and 15,800 outpatients annually. One of the departments at Haraldsplass is the Norwegian Quality Improvement of laboratory examinations (Noklus). The key personell in this prosject works in this department. NOKLUS is a national non-profit organization. We aim to ensure that all laboratory examinations that are ordered, performed and interpreted will safeguard the patients’ needs for investigation, treatment and follow-up.

Noklus offers services to all Norwegian GP surgeries, hospital laboratories, nursing homes and other health care institutions. Noklus is also responsible for the development and day-to-day running of the Norwegian Diabetes Register for Adults. The Norwegian Diabetes Register for Adults is a Medical National Quality Register. Its main aim is to improve the quality of treatment for people with diabetes. The Register also provides data for research on diabetes and diabetes-related conditions. The Register collects data from general practitioners, specialists and hospital outpatient departments.

Role in the project

NOKLUS will mainly participate in the Nordic pilot demonstration and validation activities. In respect to this NOKLUS will contribute to the WP1 by structuring the HEIR experimentation protocol as well as WP6 by supporting in HEIR framework deployment and real-life demonstration.



Siemens SRL SIEMENS is a global powerhouse in electric and electronic industry, a world leader in complex infrastructures solutions and an active provider of sustainable green technologies. Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) develop hardware and software systems and solutions, and a broad range of services for the entire field of information and communication technologies, acting as main driver of innovation inside Siemens.


SIEMENS CT Romania is a Romanian branch of these activities. CT has extensive expertise and experience in all areas of software development, working for a large variety of sectors like energy, mobility and industrial manufacturing or services to mention but a few. Current research capacity and expertise of the department in Brasov (acting inside Siemens SRL, Romanian house company of Siemens) encompasses fields like Data Analytics and Monitoring, Constraint-Based Configurations and Schedulers, Complex Event Processing, Remote Diagnostics Systems, Data Acquisition Architectures and Future Internet Technologies. The department acts at the global scale in Siemens Corporate Technology division, the core technological house of the corporation. 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 where Siemens CT already contributes. From the local group perspective, the expertise offered is centered around some main research cores: Knowledge-based systems (with a strong focus on Constraints Based Systems and the mix with Semantic technologies), Event Processing and Event-Driven Architectures, Internet of Things in complete stack from device enablement and security, middleware up to predictive analytics, Multi-Agent Systems, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Computing and Networking technologies, embedded systems, Intelligent Energy Grid Management or Cities Infrastructures.

Role in the project

SIE will contribute Security and Privacy components that will offer different type and level of authorizations to people accessing data tied to any objects/devices. SIE will test its security and privacy tools with the highly sensitive data of the health sector. Besides SIE will lead the task related to HEIR appregator (T4.4) and will contribute to the creation of HEIR 1st and 2nd layers of services and visualisations, as well as integration and realization of HEIR framework. SIE will be also involved in HEIR sustainability, exploitation and standardization activities


Technische Universiteit Delft
Technische Universiteit Delft (TUD), also known as TU Delft, is the oldest and largest Dutch public technological university. It is located in Delft, Netherlands and is consistently ranked as the best university in the Netherlands. As of 2020, it is ranked by QS World University Rankings among the top 15 engineering and technology universities in the world. TUD participation will be through the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS), and more specifically, the department of Intelligent Systems (INSY). The three disciplines in the EEMCS play a pivotal role in tech-driven innovation. Mathematics, one of the pillars of every technological science, provides the intellectual and professional tools that are the basic equipment of every engineer. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science together alone account for 80% of the ICT research at TU Delft. With the combined power, knowledge and facilities, EEMCS works to manage and solve the social problems of today and those anticipated in the future. INSY, on the other hand, integrates fundamental research, engineering and design in the interlocking fields of data processing, interpretation, visualisation and interaction using model- and knowledge-based methods and algorithms. The research is inspired by challenges from the domains of consumer electronics and entertainment, cultural heritage, social media, medical and health sciences, security and privacy, and safety and incident management. The department underpins the EEMCS thematic research lines Data Science, Safety & Security, and Health & Wellbeing.

Role in the project

TUD will bring to the HEIR project its expertise in threat identification and mitigation techniques, network security and security assurance. As such, TUD will exploit its research experience in cybersecurity.