RTDI is a private company funded in 2008. RTDI offers two different services. Firstly, it offers consultancy services specialised on technology brokering, R&D integral management, IPR management, Exploitation planning for innovative solutions, Business and Investment plans. RTDI serves clients from a variety of industrial sectors, mainly ICT, Chemistry and Energy. Secondly, it works in the area of robotics and software developments, introducing innovative R&D software based on artificial intelligence into other ICT products.
It holds a vast network of collaborators at national and international level in the above areas, being energy efficiency and ICT the most relevant for the company. The network of collaborators of RTDI includes universities, research centres, regional development agencies, national and regional ministries, energy efficiency advisory boards…
Very important to HOLA Cloud, RTDI holds the Presidency of EARIT (The European Association for Research in Information Technologies), a non-for profit association result of the FP7 HOLA! Project6 for which RTDI acted as project technical coordinator. HOLA was a Coordination Action addressing to support FP7 projects in the area of Cloud Computing and the so called Internet of Services (IoS). During the project, different dissemination and promotion campaigns, as well as workshops and international conferences were successfully organised. These included the annual organization of the well-known “Internet of Services Collaboration Days”7 from 2011. The project finished late 2012, and EARIT has taken its results from there, giving them sustainability and, at the same time, increasing the scope of support action to IoS projects.
The Association aims at supporting European ICT businesses in the development of innovative ICT solutions and services through R&D and a clear orientation to market. The legal constitution of EARIT is expected for June 2013 and it is expected its support for the actions foreseen in STORM. RTDI will act as channel of this support, apart from our involvement in other activities.
Apart from HOLA, RTDI has experience also in the participation and coordination in other international collaborative projects, including 2 FP7 STREPs, 2 FP7 CSA, 2 CIP-PSP Pilot B projects, several projects in Research for the benefit of SMEs, 2 Eurostars, plus a few more national ones.
Role in the project
RTDI will be the coordinator of HOLA Cloud as well as the leading partner in sustainability and exploitation aspects of the project. ASI will also participate as “channel” of EARIT’s support to the project. Finally, it will support the organization of the Scientific Conference, in particular the Hackademy serving SMEs.