Open Date
1 Nov 2023 (9:00 CET)
Close Date
10 Jan 2024 (17:00 CET) CLOSED
Open Call
Type of actions funded
Development of Virtual Objects, Composite Virtual Objects (including the Digital Twin concept), and generic IoT enablers.
Average Value
EUR 76k
Eligible organisations
Individual industrial entities, such as SMEs (including startups) and Midcaps.
Average duration
6 months for the implementation
Number of grants awarded
Open Call Coordinator
  • Diana Järve, FundingBox
  • Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, National Technical University of Athens
  • Symeon Papavassiliou, National Technical University of Athens

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NEPHELE enables the efficient, reliable and secure end-to-end orchestration of hyper-distributed applications over programmable infrastructure that is spanning across the compute continuum, removing existing openness and interoperability barriers in the convergence of IoT technologies against cloud and edge computing orchestration platforms
Main goal
Design and build a virtual object software stack that will tackle IoT interoperability and convergence challenges in the compute continuum and develop synergetic orchestration mechanisms that can manage distributed applications in the continuum.
Main outputs
  • Virtual Object software stack for virtualization, openness and interoperability of IoT devices
  • A synergetic meta-orchestration framework for managing the coordination between cloud and edge computing orchestration platforms
Link to open call
NEPHELE 1st open call
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List of winners


Magos Virtual Object


Is a digital twin of the human hand. The project leverages Magos gloves, renowned for their advanced reliability in finger tracking and haptic feedback. They will provide additional functions to the VO Stack that moderns training in critical industries such as surgical and cockpit pilot.


EV Parking Stack

Parity Platform P.C.

Will extend VOStack and add new VOs and CVOs required to manage vastly heterogeneous devices in the vertical Electric Vehicle Parking/Charging Businesses.


Agritech Oracle


Is a solution designed to optimize irrigation procedures. The project uses CRITERIA, an open-source, agro-hydrological model that simulates one-dimensional water flow in different weather and plant conditions.


Climate Optimization & Outstanding Living


Aims to realize a software/hardware solution capable of precisely controlling the internal conditions of each room optimizing energy consumption for cooling/heating and maximising indoor comfort for occupants.


Security and Intelligence for Retail Environments

Caboto SRL

Envisions a sophisticated security system dedicated to big-box retailers, employing a network of fixed IoT sensors and an autonomous LiDAR-equipped wheeled robot to detect and relay information on potential anomalies.


Humane virtual object development via wearables

Thingenious PC

Aims at developing the (c)VOs of human beings exploiting data originated by wearable devices (e.g. smartwatches).


Towards Semantic Interoperability for the VOStack*

Digiotouch SARL

Will develop semantic interoperability for VOStack for improved remote healthcare services. Due to the heterogeneity of medical equipment, the EHRs are not semantically interoperable.


Virtual Object Factory for building digital twins


Is helping cities to face today's environmental, economic and social challenges by providing them digital twin-based solutions in smart mobility, smart buildings, smart energy, environmental monitoring, etc.