The M2MGrids project aimed at creating enablers
for a dynamic cyber-physical information ecosystem
that would interoperate in real time with the business
processes of companies with real-life objects, people
and things. M2MGrids focussed on major disruptions in
targeted energy and mobility domains. The disruption
in the energy domain was related to operating models
and the high cost of peak hours in energy grids. To make
more efficient use of the energy grid, there needed to
be a flexible and automated means by which to control
both consumption and generation between multiple
energy stakeholders and prosumers. The inability of
multiple stakeholder systems to exchange information
in dynamic situations (such as in a traffic accident) was
leading to disruptions in the mobility domain.
The project developed a horizontal M2MGrids architecture
framework, with a set of novel horizontal capabilities related
to information models, algorithmic operation, stream
processing, communication overlays, security, and specific
capabilities of horizontal platforms that enable embedded
products to be part of the cyber-world. These novel
capabilities were evaluated in the energy flexibility and
traffic accident use cases.
The demonstration of the energy flexibility use case
included an evaluation of the World Wide Streams (WWS)
horizontal service platform developed by Nokia Bell Labs.
In the demonstration, WWS acted as a key horizontal
enabler for a set of energy flexibility services interacting
to balance the power level and reduce the peak loads
in the distribution grid. The demonstration of the traffic
accident use case included an evaluation of the virtual CPS
communication hub, realised by VTT, which enables mobile
embedded products and services of multiple stakeholders
to horizontally interact and exchange information in a
controlled and secure way.
The Nokia World Wide Streams (WWS) platform, as
matured for distributed multi-actor automation scenarios
in M2MGrids, is now enabling a Nokia Enterprise business
unit product, and is regularly used in customer trials. The
Nokia Enterprise TEPS (Transport, Energy and Public Sector)
segment sales unit promotes WWS as an enabler for flexible
launching of services as part of segment solution toolkits.
The knowledge developed by Empower IM has led to
activities for preparation of national infrastructure for
energy flexibility in Finland targeted to new flexibility
markets with national TSOs and local DSOs of the energy
Bittium created a Medical Analysis cloud (‘MA-Cloud’)
solution, which was the basis for Bittium’s neurology
businesses in the Medical business area, enabling quick
measurement in field conditions as well as in hospitals, thus
making the treatment process of the patient faster.
Tracker developed a low-power development platform for
new products, applications and services for monitoring,
tracking and control in M2MGrids. The platform led to the
development of the Tracker Artemis product, the world’s
first 4G IoT dog tracking collar, which is now generally
Technolution developed a sensor prototype for sensing
power quality as well as congestion analysis and prediction
in M2MGrids, which led to the Technolution LS/MS sensor
product, which is now offered in different markets for nonintrusive,
cost-effective and high-quality sensing.
For Slimmer AI (formerly Target Holding) the knowledge
developed during the project has boosted the development
of new, AI-powered forecasting and balancing solutions.
Arcelik was first to introduce new, automated demand/
response compatible household appliance products.
KoçSistem enabled energy management of adaptive
demand-supply household and industry devices as well as
energy grid adaptive demand-supply gateways. Eteration
developed a Complex Event Processor that manages realtime
events within big data according to the execution plans.
The M2MGrids project contributed strongly towards shifting
from vertical use towards more horizontal capabilities in
the IoT product development. It also contributed to the
development of smartness and interoperability for CPS.