Ontotext Begins the Work on the PLANET Research Project

Sirma AI, trading as Ontotext, starts working on a new EU-funded project that uses disruptive technologies to assess the impact of emerging global trade corridors on the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T)

Sofia/Bulgaria Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Project PLANET, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, began on 1 June 2020 and will end on 31 May 2023.

PLANET aims to address the challenges of assessing the impact of emerging global trade corridors on the TEN-T Network, ensuring effective connectivity and sustainability of the European Global Network.

The project will demonstrate emerging concepts and technologies including IoT and blockchain, in three real-world EU-global corridors.

Research and development in the project will focus on two key areas:

  • A geo-economics approach to model and explore the dynamics of emerging trade routes on TEN-T and on logistics infrastructure and operations, and
  • Enabling an EU-Global network through demonstration of disruptive concepts and technologies (IoT, Blockchain and PI, 5G, 3D printing, autonomous vehicles / automation, hyperloop) which can shape the future and address the shortcomings of an EU-global trade network.

PLANET will also set up three Living Labs, in order to analyse global flows, infrastructure use, and how the particular global corridor can be integrated with the TEN-T. The Living Labs will also explore innovative ways to coordinate complex supply chains through multimodal corridors involving private and public stakeholders.

Ontotext is one of 33 partners in the PLANET project and will lead the task Connectivity Infrastructure Components of Work Package 2 “Cloud-based Open EGTN High-level ICT Infrastructure Architecture & Connectivity Infrastructure”. Ontotext will also be highly involved in installation and technical validation of the PLANET Cloud-based Open EGTN Infrastructure in the three Living Labs.

PLANET has started with a virtual kick-off meeting on the 17th of June where the consortium partners were introduced and the project work packages were outlined.

Learn more about the PLANET project!

For more information, contact Doug Kimball, Chief Marketing Officer at Ontotext