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2024-02-29
TVS at R&I European Networking event: Navigating through the DPP Revolution

Technovative Solutions LTD (TVS) recently participated in the "Successful R & I in Europe 2024: 11th European Networking Event" at Düsseldorf, Germany, held on February 14-15. Salauddin Sohag (Head of Product-TVS) took the stage on day one of the event in 'Cluster 4: Digital Technologies' to present an insightful session on "Digital Product Passport (DPP)" where he discussed TVS's groundbreaking R&D efforts on DPP and its contribution to the Horizon Europe Projects [JIDEP](https://www.jidep.eu/), [RESTORE](https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101138775), [ALABAMA](https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101138842), and BASE. In this interview with [Salauddin Sohag](https://www.linkedin.com/in/ACoAAAdsL78B-Hzu9vHp0wFftpqHOIO04bYGCvs), we unravel the acumen shared during his session and formulate the implications of TVS's endeavors in the realm of research and innovation. Join us as we explore the intersection of technology, collaboration, and innovation that defines TVS's journey towards shaping the future of digital transformation. **TVS: What were the main discussion points of the event that should be highlighted?** **Salauddin Sohag:** The R&I European Networking event aims to bring together a diverse array of industry experts and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to explore potential collaborations. A significant portion of the event was dedicated to networking and discussions surrounding both current and future funding opportunities. From the perspective of TVS, I would mention, our primary objective was to advocate for and increase awareness of the Digital Product Passport (DPP) initiative, as well as our contributions in this domain. The event featured presentations from EU policymakers, the European Innovation Council, and other noteworthy projects spanning Digital Technologies, Industrial Technologies, Health, Energy, Mobility, and more, which sparked meaningful discussions. This gathering emphasized the crucial role of cross-sector collaboration in nurturing innovation and advancing our endeavors in digital transformation. **TVS: What was the contribution of TVS to the event?** **Salauddin Sohag:** TVS proudly contributed to the event by securing one of the opening slots to present on the topic of Digital Product Passport (DPP). Our presentation outlined the environmental and social challenges stemming from linear consumption models and the European Union's regulatory responses. We introduced DPP, detailing its benefits, implementation timeline, and its impact on various stakeholders. We highlighted how businesses can prepare for these changes and the support TVS can provide, including our work on Battery and Material Passports, and our proactive preparations for categories like textiles, consumer electronics, and furniture expected to be regulated by 2030. ![Sohag R&I 3_resized.jpg](https://upload-media.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/Sohag_R_and_I_3_resized_b893295b45.jpg) _Photo: "On the first day, TVS had a booth where I engaged with numerous interested parties."_ On the first day, TVS had a booth where I engaged with numerous interested parties. It was evident that the concept of DPP was still a novelty to many, leading to a significant interest that at times, resulted in queues of people waiting to discuss potential collaborations. This interaction underscored the market's need for guidance and the opportunities for TVS in leading these transformative efforts. The enthusiasm continued into the second day, with companies from Israel, Austria, Turkey, and Germany seeking us out for discussions, demonstrating the global relevance and potential of our work at TVS. **TVS: How do you perceive the role of collaborative events like the European Networking Event in fostering innovation and knowledge exchange in the field of digital technologies?** **Salauddin Sohag:** TVS, with its commitment to innovation, is well-positioned to drive forward-thinking solutions in spaces like these. We aim not only to adapt to the changing landscape but to lead by example, demonstrating how technology can be harnessed for more efficient and sustainable outcomes. ![EU Personnel.jpeg](https://upload-media.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/EU_Personnel_f40ebc094c.jpeg) _Photo: Keynote speech_ Collaborative events such as the European Networking Event play a crucial role in fostering innovation and facilitating knowledge exchange in the rapidly evolving digital technology sector. These gatherings offer invaluable opportunities for organizations to showcase advancements, while also scouting for potential partnerships, cutting-edge technologies, and innovative ideas that could shape the future. The rapid rate of innovation in digital technology entails industry participants to consistently expand their horizons beyond their immediate networks. Thus engaging in such events ensures that we aren't confined within a limited ecosystem rather are exposed to a plethora of diverse perspectives and methodologies within the same industry. Furthermore, by engaging with a broad spectrum of industry experts, startups, and technology pioneers, we not only share our own insights but also absorb new ideas, fostering an environment where innovation thrives through shared knowledge and collaborative efforts. **TVS: Can you provide a brief overview of what the Digital Product Passport (DPP) entails and its significance in the current digital landscape?** **Salauddin Sohag:** Digital Product Passports (DPP) are innovative tools designed to aggregate and disseminate comprehensive product data across its entire lifecycle, showcasing a product's sustainability, environmental impact, and recyclability features. DPP aims to enhance product sustainability by offering detailed insights across various categories such as general information, labels & certifications, carbon footprint, supply chain due diligence, materials & composition, as well as circularity & resource efficiency, among others. Taking the example of DPP implementation for batteries within the electric vehicle (EV) industry, we can anticipate comprehensive data collection spanning the entire supply chain—from miners and refiners to EV producers and recyclers. This data, accessible via a QR code on the battery, promises to revolutionize transparency by ensuring that only pertinent information is shared with specific users, thereby addressing privacy and data relevance concerns effectively. The introduction of DPP marks a significant stride towards resolving the longstanding challenges of transparency and traceability in production industries. By facilitating informed decision-making across the value chain, DPP emerges as a critical tool in advancing the principles of the Circular Economy and sustainability. It does so by enabling efficient management of waste flows and optimizing end-of-life treatment processes, thereby underscoring its pivotal role in the current digital landscape's push towards environmental stewardship and economic resilience. **TVS: In your opinion, what are the emerging trends or future directions in the realm of digital product management and documentation, particularly concerning Digital Product Passport (DPP)?** **Salauddin Sohag:** DPP initiative is to unlock significant opportunities for existing businesses and pave the way for new entrants by fostering innovative business models centred around sustainability. One of the most notable trends facilitated by DPP is the enhancement of collaboration and transparency within industries, such as the automotive sector. Driven by EU regulations, DPP is enabling unprecedented collaboration across the supply chain, from miners to recyclers. This collaboration is crucial for facilitating easier recycling, reuse, and remanufacturing processes, thereby enhancing consumer engagement through readily accessible product data. An initiative like Catena-X exemplifies the move towards secure and standardized data exchange, addressing long-standing challenges in data security and privacy. Furthermore, the integration of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning into DPP platforms is set to revolutionize the way businesses approach sustainability. By analysing comprehensive lifecycle data, these technologies can uncover insights into environmental impacts, optimize material use, and drive sustainability improvements across product lines. Looking forward, the potential for DPP to serve as a catalyst for innovation extends beyond compliance. It is shaping up to be a key enabler of the circular economy, pushing industries towards more sustainable development models. As technological advancements continue to evolve, we can expect DPP to become an integral part of digital product management, setting new standards for environmental responsibility and resource efficiency across multiple sectors. **TVS: How do you see TVS contributing to the advancement and widespread adoption of Digital Product Passport (DPP) in the future?** **Salauddin Sohag:** TVS is strategically positioned as a pivotal player in the development and adoption of the Digital Product Passport (DPP), particularly within the realm of the Battery Passport. As the exclusive technology provider for the Battery Passport for Resilient Supply Chain and Implementation of Circular Economy (BASE) project, TVS is spearheading efforts that have secured nearly €8 million in funding from the European Union. This emphasizes not just the importance of the project, but also accentuates the innovative capabilities of our technology in fostering sustainability and enhancing efficiency. ![RESTORE KOM 240118- WP4-1-images-14.png](https://upload-media.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/RESTORE_KOM_240118_WP_4_1_images_14_e970e4c4a8.png) _Fig: A glimpse of TVS's R&D efforts on DPP and its contribution to the Horizon Europe Projects_ Our strategic partnerships with leading entities in the automotive and battery sectors, such as Ford, Mercedes-Benz, and the FIAT Group, amplify our influence and operational capabilities. These exclusive negotiations place us at the industry's forefront, enabling us to shape the future of DPP implementation. Moreover, our collaborative network, which includes Beeplanet, Aspilsan Energy, Navtek, and the European Lithium Institute, enhances our industry connections and knowledge base. Our anticipated formal association with the Global Battery Alliance and the Battery Pass consortium will further integrate us with key players like the BMW Group, VW Group, and LG. This expansion is crucial for broadening our impact and facilitating the global adoption of DPP. TVS is committed to ensuring that our DPP solution is adaptable and ready for implementation across various company operating models and legacy IT infrastructures before the designated deadline. This solution-oriented approach is designed to address the diverse needs of our partners and clients, ensuring seamless integration and adoption of DPP technologies in their operations. **About the conference:** For the eleventh time, the conference invited researchers from all over the world to find new research and innovation (R&D) partners for [Horizon Europe](https://research-and-innovation.ec.europa.eu/funding/funding-opportunities/funding-programmes-and-open-calls/horizon-europe_en) projects. During the events since 2009, many productive and lasting contacts have been established between researchers and entrepreneurs from NRW and other parts of Europe at this R&I Networking event. This year, about 300 participants from more than 20 countries attended the event, and about 100 presenters demonstrated their projects. Participants were invited to give a short presentation of ideas and/or results with a focus on Horizon Europe calls, where a budget of approx. € 95.5 billion is available up until 2027. The conference invites researchers and entrepreneurs from North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) and other European regions to find new research and innovation (R&I) partners for Horizon Europe projects. The event addresses universities, research institutes, and companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, to become involved in established and new technology networks between researchers, entrepreneurs and multipliers related to Horizon Europe.

2024-02-15
Albatross 6th General Assembly held in Turkey

Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS) is leading the project's ‘Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainability’. This pivotal role underscores TVS's commitment to driving sustainable practices within the electric vehicle industry. The development of a battery passport will be one of the extra miles of the project that TVS is developing. The 6th General Assembly meeting of the [Albatross Project H2020](https://www.linkedin.com/company/h2020-albatross-project/) was held on 1-2 February in Amsterdam. Individual members from the [consortium](https://albatross-h2020.eu/members) attended the two-day meeting and workshop. The [FEV Turkey](https://www.fev.com/en/) hosted the 6th General Assembly, along with the training on Battery Management Systems (BMS) for the partners. Partners contributed to the program with their latest achievements and planning on first day of the meeting. Technical discussions focused on the integration phase were mostly conducted on the second day. Dr M A Hye Chowdhury (Lead Technologist) presented Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS)'s latest activities in detail regarding the ALBATROSS project, gave an overview of the technical activities, and discussed upcoming deliverables and answered the queries of fellow participants. ![20240201_154506.jpg](https://upload-media.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/20240201_154506_25f8c7a1d0.jpg) TVS is leading ‘Life Cycle Analysis and Sustainability’ of the project. This pivotal role underscores TVS's commitment to driving sustainable practices within the electric vehicle industry. The key deliverables of the package include the economic and environmental impact of a novel approach, the development and population of the database, the development of a knowledge-based engineering (KBE) design automation system for eco-design and the development of sustainability mode. The development of a Battery passport will be one of the extra miles of the project that TVS is developing. **About the project:** Advanced Light-weight BATteRy systems Optimized for fast charging, Safety, and Second-life applications (ALBATROSS) address the needs of the European Electric and Hybrid-Electric passenger vehicle market by overcoming driver concerns relating to battery range and anxiety, cost, long-term reliability, and excessive charging times. ALBATROSS will develop an integrated approach based on smart batteries combined with lightweight designs. For more information about the project: [https://albatross-h2020.eu/](https://albatross-h2020.eu/) _This project has received funding from the European Union's H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 963580._

2024-02-08
SEHRENE: EC’s latest Electro-Thermal Energy Storage solution

Acknowledging the necessity of shifting to renewable energy, the SEHRENE project attempts to bridge a crucial gap in Europe's energy system: medium and long-duration storage capacity. SEHRENE project is focusing on introducing its cutting-edge Electro-Thermal Energy Storage (ETES) solution ### SEHRENE: an overview The European Commission's ambitious Net Zero Industry Act, which aims to manufacture 40% of Europe's strategic energy technologies in Europe by 2030, has set the stage for the **S**tore **E**lectricity and **H**eat fo**R** climat**E** **N**eutral **E**urope (**SEHRENE**) project. Acknowledging the necessity of shifting to renewable energy, the SEHRENE project attempts to bridge a crucial gap in Europe's energy system: medium and long-duration storage capacity. Although there has been a lot of progress in recent years with short-duration energy storage solutions that can handle daily peak demands, longer-duration storage has not received as much attention. SEHRENE project is focusing on introducing its cutting-edge **Electro-Thermal Energy Storage (ETES)** solution. To address the technological obstacles impeding the effectiveness of current ETES approaches, SEHRENE's proposal is centered around a disruptive architecture. SEHRENE's ETES is expected to outperform conventional storage technologies with round-trip efficiencies of 80–85% by optimising the efficiency of both "power-to-heat" and "heat-to-power" conversions. The SEHRENE ETES system comprises a **High-Temperature Heat Pump (HT HP)**, a **Thermal Energy Storage (TES)** unit, and an **Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC)** for converting stored heat back into electricity. This integrated approach ensures reversibility and enables storage durations **6-12** times longer than conventional batteries, with low **Levelised Cost of Storage (LCOS)** ranging from 80 to 137€/MWh. Moreover, SEHRENE boasts several environmental and practical advantages, including high recyclability, geographical independence, and plug-and-play integration. Its flexibility to store electricity and waste heat, coupled with stable performance over 20-30 years, positions it as a versatile solution for various use cases across industries. The project's roadmap includes the development of an integrated TRL5 experimental prototype of the ETES and digital twins for three distinct use cases relevant to energy-intensive industries (EII), distribution system operators (DSO), and renewable energy (RE) producers. Additionally, a **Decision-Support System (DSS)** tool will be provided to facilitate industrial uptake and investment in ETES demonstrator projects. #### Role of TVS in the Project TVS will play a crucial role in the SEHRENE project by contributing expertise in **Environmental Performance Analysis** **{Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)}**, and **Decision Support Systems (DSS)**. Specifically, TVS is tasked with developing LCA models for key components of the Electro-Thermal Energy Storage (ETES) system, namely the high-temperature heat pump (HP), Thermal Energy Storage (TES), and Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC). These models, created using SimaPro commercial software and following established international standards, will assess the sustainability of the ETES from cradle to grave, providing valuable insights into its environmental impact. Furthermore, TVS is responsible for conducting comparative environmental performance analyses of the SEHRENE ETES against state-of-the-art (SoA) energy storage options such as lead-acid and Lithium-ion batteries. This analysis, facilitated by data sharing among project partners, will help evaluate the environmental advantages of the ETES and its suitability for different integration scales and industrial applications. Technovative Solution Limited (TVS)'s expertise in developing decision support systems (DSS) is instrumental in the project's objective of enabling feasibility studies for ETES deployment across various industrial settings. By leveraging their proficiency in techno-economic-environmental performance analysis, TVS will contribute to developing a DSS that provides optimal specifications for ETES implementation tailored to diverse storage requirements and integration scales. This DSS will aid stakeholders, including grid operators, energy-intensive industries (EIIs), and renewable energy (RE) producers, in making informed decisions regarding ETES adoption. The SEHRENE Project aligns with the EU's circular economy and net-zero concepts by prioritising resource efficiency, promoting renewable energy integration, providing extended storage durations, ensuring economic viability, offering versatile and decentralised solutions, and incorporating comprehensive life cycle assessments to minimise environmental impact. These aspects contribute to the EU's broader goals of achieving a sustainable, circular, and net-zero economy. #### SEHRENE kick-off meeting The two-day SEHRENE project kick-off meeting was successfully held on 24-25 January 2024 at CEA, Grenoble, France. Representatives from all the 11 partners joined the meeting in person or remotely. The kick-off meeting outlines key agreements and commitments among project stakeholders. The resolution covers aspects such as project overview, roles and responsibilities, timeline and milestones, budget and financial management, risk management, ethical considerations, communication and dissemination, intellectual property and data sharing, and project monitoring and evaluation. It establishes a framework for collaboration, ensuring clarity on objectives, timelines, and expectations. The representatives of the project consortium formally agreed to provide a solid foundation for the successful implementation of the project. The next consortium meeting is a meeting of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) and will be held remotely in month four. Technovative Solution Limited (TVS) will lead the work package 6,’ Sustainability analysis and DSS’, and followed by the kick-off, TVS is now building a team to start work on the WP6. The first TVS deliverable is due in the month twenty. TVS's contribution to the SEHRENE project lies in their specialised knowledge and capabilities in life cycle assessment (environmental impact analysis), and decision support system (DSS) development. Therefore, their expertise will help evaluate the sustainability of the ETES, comparing it with existing energy storage options, and providing guidance for its successful implementation across industrial sectors. _SEHRENE project is being funded under the subtopic: Development of novel long-term electricity storage technologies, within the Horizon Europe program (HADEA) with Project ID-101135763._

2024-01-30
RESTORE kick-off meeting held in Portugal

The “Sustainable Remanufacturing solution with increased automation and recycled content in laser and plasma-based process” (RESTORE Project) kick-off meeting was held on 18-19th January 2024 in Lisbon, Portugal. The meeting was hosted by the [European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting (EWF)](https://www.linkedin.com/company/ewf-european-federation-for-welding-joining-and-cutting/), the coordinator of the project. The RESTORE project aims to offer sustainable by-design remanufacturing processes and materials along with supporting tools for the digitalization of the remanufacturing ecosystem. [Dr Fahim Chowdhury](https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-fahim-chowdhury-35382845/) (Chief Executive Officer) and [Salauddin Sohag](https://www.linkedin.com/in/salauddin-sohag-popm-3bb85635/) (Head of Product) represented Technovative Solutions Limited in the meeting. According to our TVS colleagues, “a key takeaway from this meeting was the general lack of knowledge and curiosity about the Digital Product Passport (DPP). We actively discussed DPP, leaving us optimistic about our partners' eagerness to see its development. For TVS, this underscores our commitment to delivering a state-of-the-art digital passport solution.” ![PHOTO-2024-01-18-16-01-01_2.jpg](https://upload-media.sfo3.digitaloceanspaces.com/PHOTO_2024_01_18_16_01_01_2_70358af8c8.jpg) **Contribution of TVS in the RESTORE Project** [Technovative Solutions LTD (TVS)](https://technovativesolutions.co.uk/)’s contribution to the ReStore Project is vital in each of the phases till the completion of the project. The deliverables include: - Creating a life-cycle assessment (LCA) and Cost modelling tools. - Developing a digital marketplace that combines services and products. - Establishing a blockchain-enabled, ontology-based digital product passport. - Developing the RESTORE platform to integrate LCA, Cost model, Circularity Calculator tool, digital product passport (DPP), and other tools developed by partners in different work packages throughout the project. **About the RESTORE Project:** Remanufacturing is critical for Circular Economies, extending product life, creating jobs and revenue streams, and reducing waste, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions. The main challenges that need to be addressed for successful remanufacturing in an industrial value chain or, more appropriately, the value cycle are related to process, design, and business models. To meet these challenges, RESTORE will offer sustainable by-design remanufacturing processes and materials along with supporting tools for digitalization of remanufacturing ecosystem or value chain. RESTORE is aiming to advance potential service-oriented architecture (SoA) cladding technologies including laser direct energy deposition, plasma transfer arc process for sustainable remanufacturing application. For digitalization, the project is also aiming to develop a platform, which will offer digital technologies and tools, to increase process automation, recipe book and simulation tools for product and process optimisation, decision support framework, ecoDESIGN framework, blockchain-enabled digital product passport, digital marketplace, business model templates, and collaborative spaces that can help to facilitate and streamline the remanufacturing process, providing greater traceability, transparency, and efficiency. **RESTORE Project Consortium:** The digital collaborative space for the project has brought along all relevant actors of the remanufacturing domain under one umbrella to share data and leverage a decision support framework and supporting tool, guiding the optimal remanufacturing of industrial products and components. The consortium members include the [European Federation for Welding Joining and Cutting – EWF](https://www.ewf.be/) (coordinator); [IRIS s.r.l.](https://www.irissrl.eu/en/homepage/); [Fraunhofer SCAI](https://www.scai.fraunhofer.de/en.html); [Aktiebolaget Dalforsan](https://www.dalforsan.se/); [Parida Consulting AB](https://www.allabolag.se/5569984585/parida-consulting-ab); [Navtek Deniz Teknolojisi Anonim Sirketi](https://www.navtek.net/); [Welding Alloys France Sas](https://www.welding-alloys.com/); [Industrialisation des Recherches Sur les Procedes et les Applicationsdu Laser](https://www.irepa-laser.com/); [Gsmc – Inventage](https://www.inventage.fr/); [Flowphys As](https://flowphys.com/); [Aerobase Innovations Ab](https://aerobase.se/); [Endurance Spa](https://www.enduranceoverseas.com/); [Centro Ricerche Fiat Scpa - Centro Ricerche Fiat](https://collaborate-project.eu/partners/centro-ricerche-fiat-scpa/); Phd Controlled Solutions Ab; [Msc Scanning](https://www.mscscanning-technique.fr/); [Eit Manufacturing North Ab](https://www.eitmanufacturing.eu/). _The ReStore Project is funded within the Horizon Europe program (HADEA) with Project ID – 101138775._

2024-01-09
JIDEP 1st Review Meeting and 3rd Partners Meeting held in Italy

The first review and third partners' meetings between the Joint Industrial Data Exchange Platform (JIDEP) consortium members were held on November 28 and 29 in Trento, Italy. The meeting was hosted by the [University of Trento](https://www.unitn.it/en), one of the consortium members of the project. Dr Fahim Chowdhury (Chief Executive Officer); [Miah Raihan Mahmud Arman](https://www.linkedin.com/in/raihanarman/) (Chief Technical Officer); Rasel Ahmed (Software Development Engineer); and Sohag Salauddin (Head of Product) represented Technovative Solutions in the meeting. The first day of the partners' meeting included group discussions, analysing activities the consortium had worked on, discussing the results and future planning of the project. The second day included the review meeting with the European Commission Project Officer and independent reviewers where each work package leader presented the progress of JIDEP. The presentation topics included the requirements and architecture; ontology modelling; generic components and business logic; industrial application and validation; tool development and platform integration & demonstration; communication, training, dissemination and standardization; and business modelling and exploitation. Interesting and insightful Q&A sessions and discussions were common at the end of each presentation. **Contribution of TVS in the JIDEP Project** Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS) is developing the Joint Industrial Data Exchange Platform integrated with the material passport, environmental analytical tool, circularity tool, and collaborative space for the automotive, wind energy and e-waste industries. During the review meeting TVS demonstrated the prototype of the JIDEP platform and discussed it’s potential business model. TVS’s CEO Dr. Fahim Chowdhury stated, “JIDEP is not just a platform; it's a catalyst for a connected and data-driven industrial future. By integrating data exchange, circularity calculations, and collaborative features, JIDEP empowers industries to make informed decisions, drive innovation, and shape the future of industrial data.“ **About JIDEP** [JIDEP](https://www.jidep.eu/) (Joint Industrial Data Exchange Platform) is a digital space where industrial data is available for sharing and connecting manufacturers from different sectors into a collaborative, mutually beneficial knowledge and data-sharing relationship. It brings industry-oriented collaborative spaces supported by decentralising blockchain network that will overcome trust barriers, non-repudiation, and self-sovereignty of identities and data ownership. The project adopts a coherent approach to semantic communication between diverse actors, aiming to make direct and indirect contributions to the EU circularity and carbon neutrality goals of 2050. _This project has received funding from Horizon Europe Research and Innovation under grant agreement number 101058732._

2023-12-28
FLUTE-TRUMPET Consortium Meeting and Conference held in Italy

The consortium meeting provided a platform for project partners to gather and discuss the current state of the project, outlining crucial advancements and planning for the next steps. Partners engaged in insightful discussions, fostering collaboration and ensuring alignment with the project's objectives. The [**FLUTE**](https://www.fluteproject.eu/) and [**TRUMPET**](https://trumpetproject.eu/) projects hosted a consortium meeting in Cesena, Italy, accompanied by an insightful healthcare conference from 12-14 December 2023. From clinical, technological, and research domains converged to align strategies, ensuring the project’s seamless progression. The members discussed all the work packages and activities performed in the last six months in the meeting. The consortium meeting provided a platform for project partners to gather and discuss the current state of the project, outlining crucial advancements and planning for the next steps. Partners engaged in insightful discussions, fostering collaboration and ensuring alignment with the project's objectives. They had insightful discussions, encouraging collaboration and ensuring the project's goals were met. Raihan Mahmud Arman (Chief Technology Officer) represented Technovative Solutions Limited in the meeting. In conjunction with the consortium meeting, a captivating conference was also organised on AI in Healthcare in collaboration with the Campus of Cesena at the University of Bologna. The conference, titled “Healthcare Claims Future: Navigating the Landscape of Federated Learning”, was a gathering of professionals, researchers, and experts in healthcare and artificial intelligence. The agenda covered a range of topics, from addressing privacy challenges in collaborative AI model training to exploring the synergy of digital twin and AI applications in revolutionizing healthcare. **TRUMPET Project and contribution of TVS** The TRUMPET consortium will develop a platform based on Trustworthy privacy enhancing technologies for researchers and solution developers. The platform will enable solution developers to create tools for healthcare professionals that allow them to analyze their own patient data and compare it with data from other hospitals and research centers while maintaining patient privacy and anonymity following the GDPR European policy. TVS is responsible for developing a federated AI healthcare platform, which also includes data integration with healthcare premises and machine learning training. _Trumpet project has received funding from a Research and Innovation action activity under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme with Grant Agreement No.101070038_ **FLUTE Project and contribution of TVS** The goal of the FLUTE project is to advance and scale up data-driven healthcare by developing novel methods for privacy-preserving cross-border utilisation of data hubs. Through this project, advanced research will be performed to push the performance envelope of secure multi-party computation in Federated Learning, including the associated AI models and secure execution environments. In accordance with the priorities set by the European Commission, the project will target collaboration, cross-fertilization and synergies with related national and international European projects. TVS is developing the FLUTE Platform, which includes data hub and innovator dashboards; scalability, usability and performance validation; privacy protection strength validation, and documentation and user manual. _FLUTE project has received funding from the Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) Research and Innovation Actions under grant agreement No 101095382._

2023-12-21
Technovative Solutions Limited wins BASE!

We are thrilled to announce that Technovative Solutions LTD (TVS) has secured yet another significant Horizon Europe-funded project: BASE-BAttery Passport for Resilient Supply Chain and Implementation of Circular Economy. We are thrilled to announce that [Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS)](https://technovativesolutions.co.uk/) has secured yet another significant [Horizon Europe](https://research-and-innovation.ec.europa.eu/funding/funding-opportunities/funding-programmes-and-open-calls/horizon-europe_en)-funded project: **BASE**! **BASE** stands for the **BA**ttery Passport for Resilient **S**upply Chain and Implementation of Circular **E**conomy. This win takes us a big leap ahead of the recent [European Union](https://european-union.europa.eu/index_en) initiative to boost the growth of the EU battery value chain, given the current status in the industry! **What is BASE?** BASE stands for the Battery Passport for Resilient Supply Chain and Implementation of Circular Economy. The project will be funded under the call ”[HORIZON-CL5-2023-D2-02-03](https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/horizon-cl5-2023-d2-02-03): Creating a digital passport to track battery materials, optimize battery performance and life, validate recycling, and promote a new business model based on data sharing (Batt4EU Partnership).” **Role of TVS in implementing the BASE Project:** TVS is responsible for developing the Digital Battery Passport (DBP) platform in BASE, which will be validated in cross-sectoral applications e.g. road and water-borne transport, and stationary energy storage applications. BASE is a follow-up of the four of TVS’s ongoing EU H2020 and Horizon projects: [Albatross Project H2020](https://albatross-h2020.eu/) (Advanced Light-weight BATteRy systems Optimized for fast charging, Safety, and Second-life applications) - next generation and realisation of battery packs for BEV and PHEV, where we have set up the requirements for the EV battery passport; [JIDEP](https://www.jidep.eu/) (Joint Industrial Data Exchange Platform) - where we are validating the digital product passport (DPP) in the automotive, wind energy and e-waste industries; RESTORE (Sustainable Remanufacturing solution with increased automation and recycled content in laser and plasma-based process) - where we are validating the DPP in the automotive, rail, marine, and steel manufacturing; ALABAMA (Adaptive Laser Beam for additive manufacturing) - where we are validating the DPP in the aeronautical, marine, and automotive industries. This remarkable achievement is a paradigm of our commitment to continuous innovation and sustainability. The project aligns seamlessly with our mission to revolutionize technology, while fostering a circular economy for a greener future. As we embark on this groundbreaking journey, we look forward to contributing to a more resilient and sustainable future. _The project will be funded by the Horizon Europe Framework Programme under the call ”HORIZON-CL5-2023-D2-02-03._

2023-12-13
TRUMPET-FLUTE platform development synchronization meeting

A team from The National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (Inria), France recently visited the Technivative Solutions Limited (TVS) office in Manchester, UK for a meeting about the TRUMPET and FLUTE projects platform development synchronization on November 20. A team from [The National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (Inria)](https://www.inria.fr/en), France recently visited the [Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS)](https://technovativesolutions.co.uk/) office in Manchester, UK for a meeting about the [TRUstworthy Multi-site Privacy Enhancing Technologies (TRUMPET)](https://trumpetproject.eu/) and [Federate Learning and mUlti-party computation Techniques for prostatE cancer (FLUTE](https://www.fluteproject.eu/)) platform development synchronization on November 20. Both Inria and TVS are consortium members of TRUMPET and FLUTE Projects. Both these projects have received funding from the European Commission’s Horizon Europe programme. [Jan Ramon](lhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOtwm0Vug8U), Senior Researcher, [Leonard Deroose](https://www.linkedin.com/in/l%C3%A9onard-deroose/), R&D Machine Learning Engineer and[ Quentin Sinh](https://team.inria.fr/defrost/team-members/quentin-peyron/), Research Scientist from INRIA attended the meeting at the TVS premise. [Ashadul Hoque](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSkGbCN1DDQ), Lead Technologist, and [Miah Raihan Mahmud Arman](https://www.linkedin.com/in/raihanarman/) (Chief Technical Officer) from Technovative Solutions Limited were present during the discussion. **TRUMPET Project and contribution of TVS and INRIA:** The [TRUMPET consortium](https://trumpetproject.eu/members/) will develop a platform based on Armoured Federated Learning for researchers and solution developers. The platform will enable solution developers to create tools for healthcare professionals that allow them to analyze their own patient data and compare it with data from other hospitals and research centers while maintaining patient privacy and anonymity in accordance with GDPR European policy. **TVS** is responsible for developing a federated AI healthcare platform, which also includes data integration with healthcare premises and machine learning training. **INRIA** is contributing in the development of privacy-enhancing technology and to the development of privacy metrics. _Trumpet project has received funding from a Research and Innovation action activity under Horizon Europe Framework Programme with Grant Agreement No.101070038_ **FLUTE Project and contribution of TVS and INRIA:** The goal of the multidisciplinary FLUTE project is to advance and scale up data-driven healthcare by developing novel methods for privacy-preserving cross-border utilisation of data hubs. Through this project, advanced research will be performed to push the performance envelope of secure multi-party computation in Federated Learning, including the associated AI models and secure execution environments. In accordance with the priorities set by the European Commission, the project will target collaboration, cross fertilization and synergies with related national and international European projects. **TVS** is developing the FLUTE Platform, which includes data hub and innovator dashboards; scalability, usability and performance validation; privacy protection strength validation, and documentation and user manual. **INRIA** is the coordinator of this project. An important technical contribution concerns improving the scalability of multi-party protocols in the context of machine learning, e.g., exploiting data sparsity. _This project has received funding from the Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON) Research and Innovation Actions under grant agreement No 101095382._

2023-12-05
TVS Team visits Mercedes-Benz Türk Factory

Mercedes-Benz Türk (MBT) had recently arranged a business-to-business (B2B) meeting and factory visit on October 19 on its premises in Istanbul, Turkey. The agenda was to discuss their recent research and development (R&D) activities and..... [Mercedes-Benz Türk (MBT)](https://www.mercedesbenzturk.com.tr/) had recently arranged a business-to-business (B2B) meeting and factory visit on October 19 on its premises in Istanbul, Turkey. The agenda was to discuss their recent research and development (R&D) activities and future collaboration prospects with [Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS)](https://technovativesolutions.co.uk/) and with five other international organisations, of which some are operating in Turkey; the [University of Surrey](https://www.surrey.ac.uk/) (UK), [Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology](https://www.list.lu/) (Luxembourg), [Turkish-German University](https://www.tau.edu.tr/en) (Turkey), [Oyak Renault Cars ](https://www.renaultgroup.com/en/our-company/locations/bursa-oyak-plant-2/)(Turkey), and [Panasonic Electronics](https://holdings.panasonic/global/) (Turkey). The meeting included a brief on the EU’s [ESCALATE Project](https://www.escalate-eu.com/) of which MBT is one of the collaborative partners; and an introduction to the [UYAM Surface Research Center](https://eu.immib.org.tr/en/proje/uyam-international-center-for-surveys-and-innovation/). Each organisation also presented its R&D activities and upcoming initiatives and prospects for collaborative works in the future. On behalf of Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS), Dr M A Hye Chowdhury (Lead Technologist) and Dr M Azizur Rahman (Associate Director, Technical) attended the meeting and presented Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS)'s recent R&D activities regarding the [ALBATROSS](https://albatross-h2020.eu/) Project. Particularly, the development by TVS of the novel Battery Passport and Digital Product Passport, for the EU-funded [ALBATROSS](https://albatross-h2020.eu/) project, fascinated the participants. In this project, Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS) is working on the economic and environmental impact of a novel approach, the development and population of the database, the development of a knowledge-based engineering (KBE) design automation system for eco-design, and the development of sustainability mode. The development of a Battery passport is undoubtedly going to be one of the milestones of the project that Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS) is developing for the Albatross Project, TVS members mentioned. Technovative Solutions Limited (TVS)’s wide range of experiences in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) across several industrial domains with special consideration on circular economy and contribution to the [Net Zero mission](https://technovativesolutions.co.uk/news/geothermal-energy-mission-towards-the-net-zero) were also highlighted in the meeting. _The Albatross Project has received funding from the European Union's H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 963580._

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