Pathway to Europe
Through its international undertaking, IRT SystemX aims to increase the visibility of its work and expertise as well as contribute to French scientific dissemination and standardization, all the while attracting new skills, new use cases and new sources of funding. The institute’s international outreach draws on the strengths of its national position. SystemX has developed a multi-sector activity based on cutting-edge scientific and technical fields recognized abroad, offering digital environments in response to the current challenges of key topics. SystemX is also keen on developing its international network and participate in calls for projects adapted to evolving international contexts.
In Europe, several structuring programmes have been established to foster research, innovation and development, namely Horizon Europe, which is the EU’s key funding program for research and innovation with a total budget of €95.5 billion.
Horizon Europe consists of 3 pillars. The second pillar, in particular, focuses on collaborative research addressing global challenges and European industrial competitiveness. A cluster of the second pillar is dedicated to Deep Tech, with AI technologies, open source and digital technology at the service of ecological transition. Digitalization is also at the heart of other clusters, namely in connection to health, mobility, and energy.
It is thus only natural for IRT SystemX to contribute to the Horizon Europe programme, given its expertise in applicative fields, its advances in the implementation of digital environments and its mobilization of research engineer talents.
European projects granted
International networks are established in a short and mid-term perspective, which is a key enabler for the construction of international projects on a recurrent basis. Below, a list of the networks in which IRT SystemX is involved:
- Applications: Intelligent Transport Systems, power systems
- Technology: big data, AI, data and robotics, cloud and dataspace
- Standards: telecommunication, systems engineering
- Trustworthy AI
- Academics: AI lab, cybersecurity of critical infrastructure, smart cities
Some of our partners are talking about their collaboration with IRT SystemX :
Professor, TU Delft
What are the scientific challenges that last mile delivery services face today?The practical challenges of city logistics in sustainability terms are obvious for all stakeholders. There are many concerns about traffic congestion, delivery drivers without social security, the lack of safety for cycle couriers, deliveries taking up street space and causing air pollution. Following the pandemic, e-commerce has accelerated, giving rise to new services like instant fulfilment, crowd-shipping, product pick-up and return, and omni-channel delivery. Curbing the negative effects of logistics is very difficult. Problems are all intertwined, there is no single solution, and policy instruments are obsolete or inadequate. The only way forward is to make incremental improvements based on transparent evaluations and an agreement between all stakeholders on innovations.
How did the work carried out in collaboration with IRT SystemX enable you to meet these challenges?In order to solve these issues, SystemX and TU Delft are collaborating to create digital twins of city logistics: decision-support systems that measure problems, interpret them with models and offer community-based management approaches. Together with the LEAD consortium partners, we have developed a flexible digital twin, based on a library of models which can be applied to different types of cities. We are now halfway into the project and will be validating and testing the digital twin on living labs in different cities in Europe, including our local partners The Hague and Lyon. Close
Head of Innovation, Airbus Cybersecurity
What is the aim of the SeCoIIA project?The SeCoIIA project (Secure Collaborative Intelligent Industrial Assets) aims to design the security of the collaborative industrial production systems of tomorrow. It mainly aims to: • Develop and validate systems for simulation, testing and immersive training based on digital twins of the industrial tool, • Develop and validate authentication and encryption technologies applicable to distributed industrial clouds (Cloud Manufacturing), • Create and validate collaborative systems to detect, decide on and respond to industrial security incidents, • Define methods to develop a robust AI, legal liability principles, and digital evidence collection techniques, applicable to the factory of tomorrow, • Demonstrate these key capabilities as applied to the security of several industrial sectors such as aerospace, automotive, naval and robotics.
What has IRT SystemX brought to this European project?IRT SystemX has made a range of contributions with a focus on the technological advances of the project. Firstly, the institute developed digital twins integrated into the Airbus CyberRange tool for testing, training and demonstrating automotive and naval use cases. Secondly, the teams developed attribute-based encryption techniques for use in distributed cloud environments. Finally, SystemX integrated, tested and demonstrated risk scenarios applied to automotive and naval pilot systems.
How do you assess the innovation potential of the attribute-based encryption solution? How could it affect collaborative manufacturing?The attribute-based encryption solution developed by IRT SystemX meets the need to share sensitive information with industrial partners along an extended supply chain. This solution offers considerable advantages: • Encryption and access control at the data point, refined authorisation management in the context of industrial collaboration between players at different privilege levels, • Applicability to distributed cloud environments, no single point of failure, resilience to denial of service attacks and Byzantine fault scenarios, • Security apparatus is scaled and reinforced by user community growth, traceability and auditability of transactions, and compatibility with privacy protection measures. Close
Researcher engineer, IRT SystemX
Use case : Intersection Movement AssistanceIntersection Movement Assist is a use case by IRT System X that utilizes V2V communication to assist vehicles approaching intersections. The application recognizes the presence of other vehicles, calculates their trajectories, and alerts the driver of possible crash zones. It is essential accurate information is exchanged among vehicles and security systems are in place to ensure the messages come from legitimate sources and contain exact data.
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