The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector has a significant weight of the economy at world, EU and Wallonia scales. This sector evolves very quickly and the Internet of tomorrow is a key element in the EU economic strategy. IDEES FEDER project portfolio aims to advance ICT solutions developed in Wallonia to better serve the local economy based on the future Internet.
IDEES stands for The Internet of Tomorrow for the development of Companies, Economy and Society (Internet de Demain pour développer les Entreprises, l'Economie et la Société in French) and groups for interleaved projects.
- The first project concerns the Technological Foundations needed for future Internet. Based on major progresses made in Cloud Computing, Big Data and the Internet-of-Things (IoT), the objective is to improve them in order for companies to take them up more easily.
- The goal of the second project is to implement Co-Innovation Processes with companies in order to accelerate the adoption and optimize the benefit of these technologies, within relevant sectors.
- The third project deploys Pilot Projects within specific sectors in order to validate the benefit of these new technologies, in several configurations.
- Finally, a Demonstration Area is implemented in order to inform about the research context, to ease interactions and experimentation, and showcase the developed technological capabilities and research results.
The contribution of UCLouvain Electronic Circuits and Systems (ECS group) to IDEES portfolio is in the Technological Foundations project and focuses on the study, model and implementation of smart objects and smart sensors for th IoT. Specific attention is devoted to model and reduce their power consumption, study the sustainability aspects and emerging paradigms such as edge computing and embedded machine-learning.