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Subsidies

Investment in innovation

Subsidies and grants create investment opportunities in innovation, thanks to which APA has the chance to open new chapters in building and industrial automation. Below we present information on ongoing projects.

EU
Project title

An innovative platform for remote care (telecare) and monitoring of people who are dependent and under care. It is supported by contactless devices monitoring selected health parameters [PatientMonit].

Project description

This project is primarily geared to develop, through industrial studies and experimental development work, a new product, which is an innovative platform for telecare and monitoring of dependent persons and care recipients. The platform will be supported by non-contact devices that monitor selected health parameters. The platform will, wirelessly and anonymously, detect dangerous situations to provide improved security, as well as systems for monitoring the care recipient's daily activities, and for reporting on the improvement or deterioration of their physical condition. The applicant intends to incorporate the project outcome into their own business operations through direct sales of the developed outcome as its own product offering and in a licensing model. As such, the project will contribute to the development and increased competitiveness of the Silesian province.

Project value: PLN 2,304,752.93
Value of EU funding: PLN 1,332,077.09

Project title

"PROMOTION AND INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION OF PRODUCTS FROM APA SP. Z O.O."

Project description

The goal of the project is to promote the Polish Economy Brand by means of products (and services) of the APA Company that are competitive with products from the same industry found on the international market. The project results will include:
- new foreign trade contracts signed by an internationalization-supported enterprise,
- increased export volume from the sales of products subject to the project and the Applicant's total export volume, which will allow further development of the Applicant's R&D activities and expansion into new overseas markets.

The results obtained will be used towards:
- carrying out further foreign expansion, continuing promotional activities including new ones, in line with the knowledge acquired while working on the project,
- implementing the knowledge of the specific needs of selected markets into subsequent versions of the product,
- enhancing brand recognition and strengthening its position on selected foreign markets.

Project value: 131,220.00 PLN
Value of European Funds: 78,732.00 PLN

Project title

"DISTRIBUTED ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND VIRTUAL POWER PLANT USING AN ICE WAREHOUSE NETWORK”

Project description

Electricity storage is currently one of the biggest challenges for power systems in the world. In the following years, a very high increase in demand for this type of services is forecasted, mainly due to the change in the model of electricity production from the classical one based on professional energy into distributed systems based on unstable renewable energy sources. Ensuring the stability of this type of system requires the search for new solutions allowing to equalize the instantaneous values of energy demand and production. The project aims to develop technologies for storing electricity in a distributed cold battery network. Energy recovery from heat to electricity will occur by reducing the demand for electricity - shutting down chillers during the period in which they would normally have to work at full power. To this end, an IT system will be developed that will create a virtual power plant based on a network of distributed cold accumulators connected with refrigeration units. In order to achieve high efficiency of such a constructed virtual power plant, an innovative refrigeration device containing an innovative cold battery will be developed worldwide. New design solutions of this device ensure efficient work and competitive cost of cold production. The proposed solution fits very well with current market trends: it will increase the efficiency of electricity use by taking over the surplus of Renewable Energy Sources in the energy network and will allow mass cooling to individual and institutional customers at very competitive prices. The solution has a new dimension in the world.

Project value: PLN 9,829,179.41
Contribution of European Funds: PLN 7 674 236.47

Project title

APA SP. Z O. O. IMPLEMENTS A PROJECT FUNDED WITH EUROPEAN FUNDS: "MULTIMEDAL PLATFORM FOR MONITORING PAIN IN REHABILITATION".

Project description

The main goal of the project is to design and develop a telemedicine platform that monitors the intensity of pain, which makes it possible to identify critical moments for the patient's functional state. Equipping a physiotherapist or doctor with such information can be an extremely valuable indicator in the etiology of abnormalities, which may lead to overloading. This form of monitoring the intensity of pain ailments finds its analogy in pressure-type Holter or ECG devices that allow to indicate critical moments for the patient's functional state.

Project value:  1 376 798,00 zł
Contribution of European Funds: 1 226 000,00 zł

Project title

A CONSORTIUM COMPOSED OF: SILESIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND APA SP. Z O.O. IMPLEMENTS A PROJECT CO-FINANCED BY THE EUROPEAN FUNDS UNDER THE NAME: "CLOUD-BASED EEG ANALYSIS USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE"

Project description

The project will translate novel deep learning and EEG signal processing methods into commercial solutions for new medical applications. A foundation for cloud-based EEG data analysis will be developed, enabling broad application of advanced bio-signal analysis methods. Neurodegenerative changes, including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, will be predicted, and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) will be monitored. Signal processing and machine learning methods will allow to preprocess the data on low-cost, mobile hardware and compress the signals to send them to a central server. This will provide medical solutions for HIE screening and enable the offering of cloud solutions for EEG signal analysis. The project will contribute to the new use of EEG as an affordable, safe and non-invasive tool, from unsupervised 24/7 monitoring of newborns to assessment of neurodegenerative changes and rehabilitation in the patient's home.

Project value: PLN 1 334 250.00
European Funds contribution: PLN 1 231 652.00

Project title

"DEVELOPING ON THE ROAD OF ADVANCED R&D WORK OF ENERGY OPTIMIZATION PLATFORM FOR BUILDINGS COOPERATING WITH THE BMS SYSTEM, ACCORDING TO ISO 50001”

Project description

The main goal of the project is to create a building energy optimization platform compatible with the BMS system, in accordance with the ISO 50001 standard, intended for residential and service construction, in which sensors and intelligent construction systems are installed. The developed solution will be compatible with systems based on the BMS (Building Management Systems) environment. As part of this project, it is planned to conduct industrial research and experimental development, which will result in an innovative product. The applicant plans to implement the project results into their own business through sales in the SAAS model (software as a service) together with an analytical service. The project will contribute to the development and increase of competitiveness of the Śląskie Voivodeship.

Project value: PLN 2,380 341.04
Contribution of European Funds: PLN 1 489 847.87

Project title

INFORMATION

Project description

We would like to inform you that APA sp. z o.o. obtained funding for the Project from POIR funds - under measure 3.4 working capital grants of the Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020"

Project title

"GRANTING SUPPORT TO FOSTER COOPERATION"

Project description

The economic mission to Norway is designed to promote APA products (and services) competing with products from the same industry on the international market.

Value of funding from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 and the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism 2014-2021: 4,000 euro


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