"DISTRIBUTED ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND VIRTUAL POWER PLANT USING AN ICE WAREHOUSE NETWORK”
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
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"
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
APA SP. Z O. O. IMPLEMENTS A PROJECT FUNDED WITH EUROPEAN FUNDS: "MULTIMEDAL PLATFORM FOR MONITORING PAIN IN REHABILITATION".
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
"DEVELOPING ON THE ROAD OF ADVANCED R&D WORK OF ENERGY OPTIMIZATION PLATFORM FOR BUILDINGS COOPERATING WITH THE BMS SYSTEM, ACCORDING TO ISO 50001”
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
APA SP. Z O.O. IMPLEMENTS A PROJECT CO-FINANCED UNDER THE SILESIAN VOIVODESHIP REGIONAL OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR 2014-2020 (EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND) ENTITLED: "DEVELOPMENT THROUGH R&D OF A MANUFACTURING OPTIMIZATION PLATFORM NAZCA 4.0"
The project will be implemented in the period from 1.07.2020 - 30.06.2022 in the Silesian Province. The aim of the Applicant is to develop a platform that will allow to collect, analyze in real time and effectively use in production management the streams of information coming from the sensors of production machines, which have not been analyzed and used so far. The project includes industrial research and development work, which will result in technology at the ninth level of technological readiness. The platform offered in SAAS (software as a service) system will be dedicated to companies from the SME sector, mainly medium-sized enterprises. By implementing the platform in the production plant, companies will achieve a number of benefits: increase in efficiency up to 60%, reduction of energy consumption at the level of 10-40%, reduction of failure frequency up to 90% with low implementation costs compared to competitive solutions (reduction by 65%).
Project value: PLN 3 538 532.62
European Funds contribution: PLN 2 419 848.07
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"