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SECTION ONE
UBIWHERE
Message from the CEO
Ubiwhere - Who We Are
Organogram
Values
Events
Where We Are
Products and Solutio...
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UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 4
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UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 20155
8 years of Ubiwhere’s history. 8
years of achievements and, most
imp...
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UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 6
Born at Aveiro University Business Incubator
(IEUA) in September, 2...
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UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 20157
ORGANOGRAM
IMPROVEMENT
& QA
DEVELOPMENT
& QC
ADMINISTRATIVE
SERVICES...
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UBIWHERE’S VALUES
REPRESENT THE
PRINCIPLES THAT
GUIDE ITS ACTIVITY
...
SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE
UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 20159
EVENTS
JAN
Connected Smart Cities
Conference, Brussels;
BETT Show, L...
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WHERE
WE ARE
Is strengthened and firmly
consolidated since the
foun...
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UBIWHERE'S INNOVATION LAB
Sanjotec, Rua de Fundões 151
3700–121 S. ...
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Products and
Solutions
//MARKETS
SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE
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The successful
exploitation of
innovative ideas
comes from our
abil...
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NET.MEDE PRO@ANACOM
FIWARE
The Net.mede Pro is a platform for moni...
UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201515
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UMETER
The uMeter QoS is a Quality of Service (QoS)
Measurement Sys...
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The two project partners (Université Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC)...
UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201517
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SONATA
The SONATA project is an EU-funded project (Horizon
2020) an...
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Our company is
committed to create
smart solutions for
smart citie...
UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201519
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The project consists in the development of a 4th
generation bike sh...
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CO-FUNDED:
A mobile semantic application which suggests points of
...
UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201521
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SAID - FP7
The SAID - Smart Water Management with Integrated
DSS (D...
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LIVIN’X
Livin’X is a revolutionary tool that recommends
you the be...
In recent years,
information systems
have revolutionized
the Tourism industry.
Recognizing the potential of this market,
w...
Its aim is the Research & Development of technological
solutions, creating custom products that will confer
greater capaci...
SOBOTO
The travel space has been steadily growing for years, with over
40% of all travelbookings in Europe made online tod...
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This project was developed in order to offer to
Aveiro’s Municipal...
The competitive and
challenging
environment of our
solutions, allied with
our work in different
sectors has given us
the a...
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CO-FUNDED:
The Prio Webapp allows customers to save
time and money...
UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201529
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EDUWALL
Dorothy - Cargo Bikes is a tool that consists in
helping pe...
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ACCOMPLISHED GOALS IN 2015
COMMERCIAL PURPOSES
In 2015, our commer...
UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201531
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INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE
WE HAVE BEEN PRESENT IN +10 EVENTS, NAMELY:
...
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CONSORTIA
SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE
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rprobe supports the latest digital TV broadcast
standards: DVB-T, D...
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The consortium’s main purpose is to create
desirable and livable p...
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Zenithwings, Ltd. is
a Portuguese
technology
consulting company
spe...
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ÅRØ Consulting is
specialised in individual
consulting, helping yo...
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Oakreative is a full service Digital Agency that
integrates strateg...
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THE
ARMY
The success of organisations is in
its human capital. Wit...
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CUSTOMERS
In the extremely competitive market we live in
today, ach...
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RESEARCH
AND
INNOVATION
RESEARCH TOPICS
SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE
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SMART CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
Cities worldwide are facing diverse ch...
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FUTURE INTERNET AND
NEXT-GENERATION
NETWORKS
The incredible speed ...
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QUALITY
ASSURANCE
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QUALITY ASSURANCE
Quality has been a strategic strength at our com...
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CMMI-DEV LEVEL 3
CMMI stands for “Capability Maturity Model
Integra...
CORPORATE SOCIAL
RESPONSABILITY
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CORPORATE
SOCIAL
RESPONSABILITY
We aspire to be a promoter of sustainable
development in the societ...
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SUITING THE
FUTURE:
THE COMPANY
STRATEGY
We are redefining the future with innovative
products, ac...
KEY
PERFORMANCE
INDICATORS
“I must thank and honor the efforts of all
those who contributed to the attainment of
the targe...
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TURNOVER
AND GROWTH
IN 2015
Despite the strongly recessive
context of the domestic market,
we man...
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UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201551
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EMPLOYEES
409
2014
529
2015
Applications
RECRUITMENT
17
2011
SOC...
UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201553
We like to thank our customers and
partners the confidence shown during 2015.
Thank also ou...
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The technological company release projects and solutions with the latest updates and evolutions, among the financial results of 2015 related to turnover and growth, as well as the general performance, namely to research and innovation, quality assurance and corporate social responsibility.

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  2. 2. // CONTENTS
  3. 3. SECTION ONE UBIWHERE Message from the CEO Ubiwhere - Who We Are Organogram Values Events Where We Are Products and Solutions - Markets 1. Telecom and Future Internet 2. Smart Cities 3. Tourism 4. Taylor Made Projects Accomplished Goals in 2015 International Presence SECTION TWO COMPANY STRATEGY Consortia Partners Research and Innovation Quality Assurance Corporate Social Responsability Suiting the Future: The Company Strategy SECTION THREE FINANCIAL INFORMATION Key Performance Indicators
  4. 4. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 4
  5. 5. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 20155 8 years of Ubiwhere’s history. 8 years of achievements and, most important, 8 years of success. 2015 was a challenging year and a remarkable time in our company. With a big ambition of doing better everyday, we will maintain our strategy and focus aligned with our competences to research and develop bleeding edge technologies, innovate in every project and create out-of-the-box intelectual property. At the end of this year, we continue to prosper with a turnover performance reaching a value of +1M¤, which lead to an EBITDA of 48%. Looking at our growth over the last few years, I can say that I am extremely proud of what we have achieved, and even more excited looking forward to a promising future. Since we work in various sectors of activity, we know that tecnology companies always need to be envolved and need to know so much more than just technology itself. For our company, it’s crucial to know our customers’ needs and understand every single detail in each area. With new partnerships and new projects in all sectors, we continued to invest in the development, design and implementation of innovative solutions, always with high economic, scientific and technological potential. R&I continues to be very important to us, delivering the solutions that the market needs to succeed. We will continue to foster a culture of innovation and creativity, because our ability is to imagine and develop new tools for dynamic and challenging environments. I would like to thank and honor the efforts of all those who contributed to the attainment of the targeted objectives. Our employees are what make this company greater and all together we are confident with the next year to pursue our targeted goals. We wish you to keeping up with us. Best regards, Rui A. Costa MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
  6. 6. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 6 Born at Aveiro University Business Incubator (IEUA) in September, 2007, Ubiwhere was a dream came true of 3 young and enthusiastic Telecommunications Institute researchers in partnership with PT Inovação, thriving for making the difference and using technology to improve population’s quality of life. In eight years a multidisciplinary team was built, with skills acquired as a result of the constant headhunting in different environments- either in academic or industrial context - in order to pursuit innovation and entrepreneurship, vital to a company that always wanted to be known for its innovative solutions creation, inside and outside of Portugal. With a specific customers portfolio, from National Goverment to the majors telecom operators (such SONAE and PT Inovação), Ubiwhere’s work has been noticed among these last years specially on R&I European Projects, experience of the three founding partners, Since the beginning, we counted, with specialised know-how on high-tech products and services in areas such as telecommunications and next generation networks. Research&Innovation and user-centered solutions have been the hallmark of our growth, reflecting our culture of technology and shared ideas. We research and develop bleeding edge technologies, design state-of-the-art solutions and create valuable intellectual property to be an international reference in Smart Cities, Telecom & Future Internet. UBIWHERE WHO WE ARE TO IMPROVE PEOPLE’S LIVES BY DEVELOPING USABLE TECHNOLOGIES. TO BE AN INTERNATIONAL REFERENCE IN SMART CITIES AND FUTURE INTERNET. RESEARCH AND DEVELOP BLEEDING EDGE TECHNOLOGIES, DESIGN STATE- OF-THE- ART SOLUTIONS AND CREATE VALUABLE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.
  7. 7. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 20157 ORGANOGRAM IMPROVEMENT & QA DEVELOPMENT & QC ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES FINANCIAL CONTROL LEGAL HUMAN RESOURCES IT SERVICES RESEARCH & INNOVATION SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MARKETING UI/UX DESIGN COMMUNICATION
  8. 8. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 8 UBIWHERE’S VALUES REPRESENT THE PRINCIPLES THAT GUIDE ITS ACTIVITY AND RELATIONSHIP WITH ALL ITS PARTNERS, CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES. 1.AMBITION FOR GOALS 2.INNOVATION & CREATIVITY IN CREATING VALUE 3.RESPONSIBILITY 4.SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 5.RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT VALUES Our aspiration is to do better and more every day, setting objectives and challenges that stimulate our expertise, so that we can achieve our main goals rapidly and success- fully. Keeping that in mind, our goals are SMART- Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-focused and Time-bound. Our sustainable development has leading us to ensure continuity and growth of our business. We recog- nise that this growth must be both inclusive and environmentally sound to reduce poverty, build prosperity for today’s population, and meet future generations needs. We want to help deliver immediate and long-term prosperity. With that in mind, we create value in everything we do and everyday always with respect to our public’s interests. We are committed to provide a quality service in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy work- place for our employees and minimises our potential impact on the environment. We keep environmental impact within acceptable limits through good methods, such as seeking to reduce the amount of energy and water used as much as possible; performing business electronically (web-based product demonstrations, e-mails, phone and conference calls); distributing our software electronically to avoid the need to print manuals, etc.; waste materials are recycled (paper, plastic, glass, etc.); and cleaning materials used are as environmentally friendly as possible. We aim to review our environmen- tal policy at least on an annual basis to improve our performance and quality. Innovation allied with Creativity is the essence and the source of our strategy. Every day we develop new and bright ideas, always trying to explore new tools and resources. The main purpose is to provide new, better and valuable products to our customers, and design the most advanced technology and intellectual property to create added value. We foster a culture of respect to our society, employees, customers, partners, suppliers and competitors. We draw both our professional and personal relationships by principles of integrity, honesty, transparency, confidentiality and liability. We are committed to follow the best practices in Social Responsi- bility in order to make the manage- ment in social, environmental and energy terms more effective and efficient.
  9. 9. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 20159 EVENTS JAN Connected Smart Cities Conference, Brussels; BETT Show, London; CMMI Dev L3 Appraisal; FEB Smart Cities Action Clusters - Integrated Infrastructures & Processes, Brussels; Green Business Week - National Week for Green Growth, Lisbon; MAR ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium, Kuala Lumpur; Lisbon Summit, Lisbon; Mobile World Congress, Barcelona; Net Futures Conference, Brussels; Connected Smart Cities and FIWARE Accelerators, Brussels; APR International Forum of Intelligent and Sustainable Communities, Braga; Parkex, Birmingham; 3 European projects approved for UW: Flexmeter, Sonata and Selfnet; MAY Metropolitan Solutions, Germany; Release of 2014 Annual Report; JUN Broadcast Asia, Singapore; IoT Week, Lisbon; European Conference on Networks and Communications, Paris; SEP International Broadcasting Convention, Amsterdam; OCT Innovate, Connect, Transform (ICT), Lisbon; NOV Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona; CONCRETA, Porto; IoT Standardisation and Architecture, Brussels; NIST Global City Teams Challenge, Washington D.C.; DEC 9th Congress of the Portuguese Committee of URSI -''5G and the Internet of the future'', Lisbon; IEEE World Forum on IoT, USA; FIRE Forum, Brussels. 2015
  10. 10. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 10 WHERE WE ARE Is strengthened and firmly consolidated since the foundation in September, 2007. Our of ces are located in Aveiro, São João da Madeira and Coimbra. That’s why the strategic location of our of ces has ensured a close relationship with the academic world, holding Master’s Internships and project developments with the most prestigious national universities. The cities of Coimbra and Aveiro, aside from other cultural and leisure attractions, are known worldwide for its universities. Aveiro We have our headquarters in Aveiro since September, 2007. The existence of a cluster of Telecommunications in Aveiro, conducive to the establishment of strategic partnerships and synergies, was decisive in the choice of Aveiro for our headquarters. The proximity of the Institute of Telecommunications of Aveiro pole, the headquarters of PT Inovação, SA and Nokia Siemens Networks pole, were also important in this choice. The highly engaging entrepreneurial spirit in the city, Inova-Ria association, the support of the Unit of Technology Transfer from the university of Aveiro and the University of Aveiro Business Incubator (IEUA) were also essential. São João da Madeira In October, 2008, we stablished our presence in São João da Madeira. S. João da Madeira (SJM) is a small council of 8 km2, located in the Northern Region of Portugal, which is part of the Entre Douro e Vouga sub-region, located 40 km from oporto. The industrial council has one of the highest rates of enterprises per square meter at a national level, and has been decisive for us to take this big step towards Coimbra We have a new office in Coimbra since September, 2013. We decided to have a new office and the best place to be in 2013 was the city of Coimbra. The entrepreneurial spirit in the city, the University of Coimbra and its transfer of technology, the industrial poles in the city, namely the Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN), named in 2010 as the best incubator in the world and the Coimbra iParque were our growth in Portugal. In October 11th, Aníbal Cavaco Silva participated in the inauguration of our Innovation Lab in São João da Madeira by experiencing our applications. Created by us in 2011, UbiLL working as a platform for exchanging user-driven innovation practices in Ubiquitous and Invisible Computing technology. essential to nominate Coimbra to be the city for our new office. With this new facilities, we intend to be closer to the University community and also to our new partners.
  11. 11. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201511 UBIWHERE'S INNOVATION LAB Sanjotec, Rua de Fundões 151 3700–121 S. J. da Madeira (Portugal) UBIWHERE'S R&D CENTER Miradör Business Center Rua Cristóvão Pinho Queimado 79 3800–012 Aveiro (Portugal) UBIWHERE'S CREATIVITY LAB Rua Pedro Nunes IPN - Incubadora, Escritório 2.18 3030–199 Coimbra (Portugal)
  12. 12. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 12 Products and Solutions //MARKETS
  13. 13. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201513 The successful exploitation of innovative ideas comes from our ability to imagine and develop new tools for dynamic and challenging environments. The telecommunications industry operates in a rapidly evolving environment with numerous challenges and opportunities for service providers. With an ear towards clients and an eye for innovation, we offer a vast portfolio of products, services and SaaS for the Telecom and Future Internet sectors. From Brazil and Africa, to Europe and the Asia-Pacific our solutions are spread all over the world and the last results speak for themselves. 1. TELECOM AND FUTURE INTERNET
  14. 14. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 14 NET.MEDE PRO@ANACOM FIWARE The Net.mede Pro is a platform for monitoring the quality of service for Internet access provided by an ISP in a region or country, based on a system of open participation, able to extract metrics based on a set of tests performed by the end-users in residential environment. This platform allows any citizen with Internet access to evaluate in a simple, safely and accurately way a set of technical parameters related to the service provided by the end user ISP. Therefore, the end-user is able to measure the real speed of his internet connection on his PC, smartphone and tablet. The end-user is also allowed to consult his history of conducted tests and to compare the obtained results with the internet speed connection contracted with his operator. Subsequently, the Net.mede Pro ensures that responsible companies will provide a service that fulfils at least the minimal requirements in terms of quality and monitoring of signal. The FIWARE platform provides a powerful set of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that ease the development of Smart Applications in multiple vertical sectors. This platform plays a significant role in our Smart City strategy, playing the part of the standardisation layer that brings all its Smart Cities’ solutions and data sources together. FIWARE has allowed Ubiwhere to set up a sophisticated Smart City infrastructure powered by standards and interoperable at its core. With the support of Ubiwhere, Porto has been a pioneer city adopting FIWARE standards and together have developed the interfaces bringing access to real-time, contextual environmental data from 75 fixed and mobile units (monitoring stations) located across the city.
  15. 15. UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201515 SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UMETER The uMeter QoS is a Quality of Service (QoS) Measurement System for Internet access provided by an ISP in a region or country. As a crowdsourcing data, QoS platform allows the user to see the aggregated results in his and other ISP in his street, city or country. In the telecom’s regulators perspective, this platform provides a real sense of the quality of the service provided by the ISP to their customers, while still allowing a more effective oversight over the competitive market in the Internet area. Customer Self-care and Administration Web platform: Differential access profiles; User connection history (with KPI); Comparison between customers' Internet connections and equivalent ISP services in their area; Proprietary mechanism to identify the uniqueness of an Internet access; Generation of statistical reports; Application for desktop (Windows, MAC OS and Linux) and mobile devices (Android and iOS); Measure of the following network indicators: Latency, jitter (packet delay variation) and pack loss; Download/upload speed; Net neutrality; Traffic shaping; Web page access and load time. WMAN_NG Metropolitan and universally accessible communication infrastructure that holds very low energy consumption requirements and low bitrate. The infrastructure enables the implementation of M2M services, which typically demand high network coverage. The main challenge of the project is to determine the adequate level of commitment in terms of the network infrastructure that would enable both universal coverage and low energy consumption from the endpoints. Objectives: Investigate the possibility of creating a connection between communication infrastructures currently available, with minimal addition of new access points and with a particular focus on energy saving of endpoints in order to create an access network with the appropriate level of capillarity. CO-FUNDED: CO-FUNDED:
  16. 16. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 16 The two project partners (Université Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC) and Ubiwhere) will develop the uMeter’s capabilities in order to allow its services to be commercially deployed for use in 4G and eventually, in the near future, 5G environments. The goal of FLEXMETER is to collect more specific and reliable measurements, targeted at mobile communications and LTE in particular, since the LTE testbeds enable us to alter the characteristics of the wireless environment, so we can remotely test our product in different 4G environments.Through examination of the experiment results and the monitoring of its deployment on the testbeds, we will be able to analyze areas in which testbed SFA and OMF control systems can be ameliorated. Furthermore, the project partners intentions are to provide feedback regarding the current uMeter infrastructure while simultaneously improving the commercial uMeter solution. The FLEXMETER is a co-financed european project that will deploy the uMeter a Quality-of-Service Internet access software, on the LTE platforms offered by the FLEX project. SELFNET - H2020 The SELFNET is an european project that consists in a network management framework to achieve self-organizing capabilities in managing network infrastructures by automatically detecting and mitigating a range of common network problems that are currently still being manually addressed by network operators, thereby significantly reducing operational costs and improving user experience. SELFNET is designed within this economic and business context to substantially reduce operational costs of network operators by automating a significant number of current labour-intensive network management tasks. CO-FUNDED: CO-FUNDED: FLEXMETER - FP7
  17. 17. UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201517 SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE SONATA The SONATA project is an EU-funded project (Horizon 2020) and part of the 5G-PPP initiative. The innovative project has a 30 month workplan, recently started in July 2015. SONATA is a highly collaborative effort, with 15 partners representing telecom operators, manufacturers, system integrators, service providers, SME developers, research and academic institutes (such as ATOS Spain SA, Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo S.A.U., PT Inovação e Sistemas SA, British Telecom PLC, NEC Europe Ltd, iMinds VZW, Thales Communications and Security SAS, and many other renowned companies from Europe). SONATA addresses the significant challenges associated with both the development and deployment of the complex services envisioned for 5G networks and empowered by the SDN (Software Defined Networking) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) technologies. SONATA targets both the flexible programmability of software networks and the optimization of their deployments. The project will support network function chaining and orchestration, make service platforms modular and easier to customize to the needs of different service providers, and introduce a specialized DevOps model for supporting developers. Sonata main goals are: Reduce time-to-market of networked services: SONATA streamlines development with abstract programming models, SDK and a DevOps model that integrates operators, manufacturers and third-party developers; Optimize resources and reduce costs of service deployment and operation: SONATA orchestrates complex services to connectivity, computing and storage resources, and automatically re-configures running services; Accelerate industry adoption of software networks: SONATA supports the full service lifecycle: development, testing, orchestration, deployment, management and operations, and will define a roadmap for uptake of its results towards stakeholders' larger transition to SDN/NFV. SONATA - H2020 The Widemonitor is a R&D co-funded project developed by the Ubiwhere, Wavecom and IT- Institute of Telecommunications’ consortium. This project aims to develop a radio spectrum monitoring system, covering a wide range of frequencies, corresponding to the spectrum where 90% of wireless communications are supported. The need for higher spatial resolution in the spectral monitoring, which arises from the fact that communications, the particular area of coverage at high frequencies, are making increasing spectral reuse and channel with a high density of radio transmitters, requires that any monitoring system makes available spectrum probes, installed in large quantities, in a tight space matrix, keeping system costs (prices per probe) compatible with the budgets of regulatory and supervisory bodies. The collected measurements are stored in a centralized, multi-tenant with high availability and able to handle high volumes of statistical data, enabling: sorting, searching, graphs, statistics and alerts.The regulator must have an effective intelligence on the collected data. The communication parameters/measurements collected to the centralized database should be easy, economical and safe, using the Internet and ensuring the security of data sent. The operational management of remote devices, for support and maintenance, must be simple and fluid. The measurement bandwidth should be as broad as possible, covering bands from 30MHz to 6GHz (UHF and microwave), more relevant in wireless emissions, and where the monitoring network with high spatial resolution has advantage (higher up) to identify and measure emissions that mitigate a lot from distance, preventing its monitoring of otherwise than in proximity. The probes should be easy to install in a wide range of scenarios: urban, semi-urban or rural; a logic of monolithic installation, not dependent on the existence of utility power distribution and characteristics that minimise vandalism or theft. WIDEMONITOR CO-FUNDED: CO-FUNDED:
  18. 18. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 18 Our company is committed to create smart solutions for smart cities in areas such as mobility, tourism, energy and efficient resource management. Cities worldwide are facing diverse challenges to demonstrate its commitments to environmental and social demands. The growing concern to find the right balance between urban development needs and global environmental updates challenges our company to create smart solutions for smart cities in areas such as mobility, tourism, energy and efficient resource management. We embrace interoperability, Open Data and smart cloud-based services as fundamental components of what we do. These principles are reflected in the R&I projects that we are developing, as well as in our Smart Cities products and services. 2. SMART CITIES
  19. 19. UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201519 SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE The project consists in the development of a 4th generation bike sharing system and all the surrounding systems, including management system, management of advertising, a mobile application and a website for sharing and disseminating routes experienced by users themselves. The project aim is to develop an electronic device to be used on bicycles, allowing the lock/unlock and the location of the bike at any time (in a remote way). Associated with the device we developed a software management tool, publicity and interaction with users, a mobile application for smartphones, and a model of urban application in different scenarios. Its main features are: Advanced Technology: The technological base of this project is state of the art. Through GPS we can locate each bicycle at any time. It’s unlocked with a card, mobile app or sms; Effectiveness of Costs: With flexible stations, the system is cost effective; User friendly: You can leave your bicycle close to your destination, and you can rent a bicycle in multiple ways; Flexibility: It's easy to grow, change or enlarge, enabling you to meet the demand or punctual fluctuations; Easy location: Each bicycle is GPS locatable, and the system manager can restrict the renting areas to only allow the user to leave the bicycle at authorized areas; Safety: Each bicycle will alert the system and sound alarms in case of damage, theft or inappropriate use; Interativity: The system provides you with useful and targeted information. It can suggest interesting nearby places and routes through a context-aware user interface. SMART BIKEEMOTION CO-FUNDED: Social network for sports professionals and fans. Allows to find other players and sports venues all over the world, enables users to schedule sport events, invite participants and share results with Playnify. It integrates such features as: 1. Find players with similar sports preferences and time availability; 2. Find sports venues anywhere in the world; 3. Create teams; 4. Schedule and manage sports events quick and easy; 5. Share your sports activity on Facebook. In order to enrich the user experience and make the main features available wherever the user is, we have developed the platform for web and mobile devices (iOS and Android). PLAYNIFY
  20. 20. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 20 CO-FUNDED: A mobile semantic application which suggests points of interest based on users interests. Objectives SEMA aims to add a semantic layer to the PP’S 1 - One Stop Transport, providing three major gains: 1. Semantic enrichment of data in order for the remaining PPS’s can enjoy richer data in terms of information; 2. Management of Artificial Selective Attention – the adequacy of the data to the user’s context, so information and services can be driven accordingly to the user profile; 3. A semantic layer about the PPS 1 data so all other PPS’s can take advantage of semantic interoperability between all data. SEMA The EMBERS project is an european co-funded R&D project developed by Ubiwhere, UPMC (Université Pierre and Marie Curie), Inria, Fraunhofer FOKUS and Technische Universität Berlin. Ubiwhere's main objective for EMBERS is the development of a Mobility Backend-as-a-Service for Smart Cities, interoperable via Open APIs using interfaces compliant to one M2M, ETSI M2M, FIWARE NGSI and OMA LWM2M. The EMBERS project will offer to firms, start-ups and freelancers the tools they need to build their business. EMBERS will provide open interfaces and simple SDKs ready to use, such as: Traffic: EMBERS will give you access to real-time information about the vehicles travelling the streets of your city through open M2M interfaces; Parking: EMBERS won’t let you waste time assembling a server for real-time parking events, since it provides you with standardized interfaces on Mobility data; Routing: EMBERS will allow you to benefit from an intelligent and reliable engine that offers you the best path, based on the vehicle attributes, street properties and road events; Environment: EMBERS will provide you access to free libraries and SDKs that allow you to readily obtain air quality measurements from your city in your new application. EMBERS - H2020 CO-FUNDED:
  21. 21. UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201521 SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE SAID - FP7 The SAID - Smart Water Management with Integrated DSS (Decision Support System) project is a Research and Technological Development project carried out under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). The need for providing high quality water to citizens and to reduce damages caused by floods and droughts has motivated our company to embrace a new challenging project focused on developing a software-based decision support system. The objective of the SAID project is to involve end-users and SMEs in improving the production and deployment of smarter water management systems throughout Europe. The project is focused on the deployment and evaluation of a complex demonstrator, in the south of Spain, which represents many similar basins in Europe. It is based on cutting-edge DSS technologies in four areas: flood control (including the optimization of dam management), water quality, energy production and energy consumption. CO-FUNDED: The Water Consumption App is a free mobile app that allows to Águas do Porto customers to monitor their water consumption and receive several informations and alerts. This app also allows residents to compare their water consumption with others’ based on profiles. The Ubiwhere’s partnership with the Porto Water Supply Company collects data from more than 20,000 sensors allowing monitoring and advising for water consumption. The main goal of Water Consumption App is to help Águas do Porto customers to make an efficient water consumption and its key features are: Analytics: analysis of the water consumption evolution; Alerts: water leakage alerts; Comparisons: family consumptions’ comparisons; Saving Tips: tips for water consumption reduction; Water Quality: drinking water quality and bathing water quality. SMART WATER CONSUMPTION APP FOR ÁGUAS DO PORTO
  22. 22. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 22 LIVIN’X Livin’X is a revolutionary tool that recommends you the best place to live in a city, based your interests and needs. Its main purpose is to make your life simple. The platform has been developed for Landlords (sale and rent), Real Estate agencies (sale and rent) and Individuals looking to rent a house (rent and buy) and its advantages are: To Real Estate: -A new communication channel to reach target audience; -Supporting tool for customer qualification; -Real time customer information collection and gathering. To End-user: -Simplified process of housing selection; -More personalized approach; -Identify the city neighbourhood most appropriated to your lifestyle. The platform is available from the web so users can come aboard whenever they want and wherever they are. In order to enrich the user experience and make the main features available wherever the user is, we have developed the website as an electronic platform which enables users to browse, search and book accommodation in Lisbon (Portugal). Livin’X proposes a substantially different and innovative approach of competing products, focusing on the user characterisation and crossed information that will lead him to individually use the platform with the individual characteristics of all areas in the city. This crossing will allow Livin’X to identify and list the areas and homes that are most suited to the user's profile, thus helping in gathering and evaluating all criteria for choosing a house. CO-FUNDED:
  23. 23. In recent years, information systems have revolutionized the Tourism industry. Recognizing the potential of this market, we hold the experience and know-how that enables us to provide valuable insight and state-of-the-art solutions to companies operating in this sectors. 3. TOURISM UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201523 SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE
  24. 24. Its aim is the Research & Development of technological solutions, creating custom products that will confer greater capacity for differentiation and competitive positioning of the accommodation of the future units, in a valuable and efficient way. The project encompasses the modernisation of the diversity of communication tools and initiatives as well as the development of smartphone applications, virtual tourist card, and web platforms for tourism products promotion, among other innovative solutions. The project goals are: Portray the portuguese tourism industry sector, particularly the convergence regions of North, Center and Alentejo; Qualify and upgrade the national turistic accomodation units; Present trends and innovations of the turistic sector; Reforce the knowledge about the global tourism evolution; Promote accomodation units internationalisation; Predict new trends and consumer’s behavior; Suggest technological solutions based on I&D pilot projects. This project is being developed for AHRESP (Portuguese Association for Hotels and Restaurants) in cooperation with IDTour (a company that aims to promote research and development of innovative solutions applied to different organizations operating in the tourism industry). ACCOMMODATION OF THE FUTURE ALOJAMENTO DO FUTURO CONCIERGE HOTEL APP FOR TOURISTICS DESTINATIONS CO-FUNDED: SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 24
  25. 25. SOBOTO The travel space has been steadily growing for years, with over 40% of all travelbookings in Europe made online today and a yearly growth rate that is over 17%. SoBo4TourExperiences solves these issues by building upon new and emerging saleschannels, strong and highly dynamic marketing and communication techniques and tools, big data capabilities, and self-adaptive tools that continuously fit customers' and providers' needs by interpreting internal and external sources of data, thus addressing the issues local providers are facing today: How can I acquire more customers?, What do they need?,At what price?, How do I keep customers coming back?, How do I maximise revenue?, How do I benefit from all the information available to improve my business?. The Social Booking System for Tour Experiences is a R&I co-funded project, developed by Ubiwhere, IDTour and University of Aveiro’s consortium. Its aim is to develop a digital platform dedicated to promote and to comercialise touristic experiences. The Soboto’s main objectives are: To create a global brand for reservations of touristic experiences; To create an automated and dynamic management price tool; To develop tools for aggregation and provision of touristic offers; To develop tools for reservations through social media channels; To deploy Social CRM and Automated Marketing mechanisms; To create B2B management tools; To provide B2B’s API; To set up 3 regional pilots; To aggregate the touristic offers of 10 operators; To define a business model and an export concept. CO-FUNDED: UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201525 SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE
  26. 26. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 26 This project was developed in order to offer to Aveiro’s Municipality Environmental Monitoring and Interpreting Center, an interactive application that provides contents about Aveiro’s Lagoon fauna and flora. The available mutimedia content consists in at least 100 information sheets about Aveiro’s biodiversity in PNG, JPEG, GIF, AVI, MP4 and MP3 formats. CMIA CO-FUNDED:
  27. 27. The competitive and challenging environment of our solutions, allied with our work in different sectors has given us the ability to develop a variety of products and services that best suits our customers’ expectations. Since we have a diversified portfolio of solutions for each sector, we also feel the need to embrace other specific projects for specific customers’ needs over the years. 4. TAYLOR MADE PROJECTS UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201527 SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE
  28. 28. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 28 CO-FUNDED: The Prio Webapp allows customers to save time and money. They can: -Find Prio’s fuelling stations; -Get to know Prio’s fuel prices; -Plan the car trip and save fuel; -And get to know where is located the nearest gas distributor. PRIO WEBAPP EDUWALL Eduwall is a co-funded innovation project that consists of a web solution platform targeted to the education sector aiming to virtualize the traditional classroom. It provides a virtual interactive whiteboard that can be used simultaneously by multiple users in real time. It also provides web conference features allowing users to communicate using video and audio while contributing into the same document using the real time collaboration features. This solution provides an adaptative layout allowing users to access it on multiple devices, taking the best of each devices' features. Innovative features: -Real time collaboration; -Communication through instant messaging; -Multi-touch capacity; -Optimised for an “interactive desks” use; -Repository of didactic contents; -Ajustable platform for any device (web, desktop, tablet, smartphone and smart TV).
  29. 29. UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201529 SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE EDUWALL Dorothy - Cargo Bikes is a tool that consists in helping people to deliver goods at the last minute. The user only need to indicate: -The place to collect the package; -The transportation mode that he intends to use; -The time and place where it is supposed do deliver the package. This project was developed in the scope of a major R&D project, the DOROTHY (Development of regional clusters for research and implementation of environmental friendly urban logistics) which mission is to enhance the distribution process of urban goods by reducing the number of vehicles and enhancing environmental standards. The project will help to improve the quality of life in European cities. DOROTHY - FP7 CO-FUNDED: SwissHear is a scientific hearing aid created by professional software engineers in cooperation with academic R&D teams. SwissHear helps in many situations - at home watching TV, at work, in restaurants, movie theaters, concert halls or discussing with friends. SwissHear uses the smartphones’ microphones and earphones, in order to amplify low voices and to soften loud noises, just like a healthy ear. SWISSHEAR A PROJECT FROM A SWISS COMPANY: The CNE is a development project of an informatic solution that aims to produce lists of electoral candidates for any elections that occur in Portugal. The purpose of this informatic solution is to support the management, execution and follow-up of electoral candidates list production in a fast and dynamic way. CNE
  30. 30. SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 30 ACCOMPLISHED GOALS IN 2015 COMMERCIAL PURPOSES In 2015, our commercial purpose was the response to National and International Public Tenders. The aim was to extend our range of clients and portfolio and, at the same time, increase the number of projects. In terms of business development, we were focused on productisation, always taking in consideration our customers’ needs. Evaluating customer’s satisfaction is always crucial for the success and growth of our business and in 2015 we were focused on their evaluation and consequently, their retention. We have been capable of focusing our activities on the market areas that we work for, in order to maximise the overall satisfaction of all our stakeholders. R&I PROJECTS In 2015, we had 6 european projects approved: SONATA, FLEXMETER, EMBERS, SELFNET, SYMBIOTE and SHIELD. HUMAN RESOURCES In 2015, we had 28 employees and around 71% of them had Master’s or PhD degree. Most of our employees are software engineers and at the end of 2015 around 85% of our workforce was male and 15% female. QUALITY Quality has been a strategic strength at our company since our establishment in 2007. In 2015, our company obtained CMMI Level 3, known as the “Defined Level” and it is achieved when an organisation successfully completes a SCAMPI A appraisal, which verifies that the organisation is operating at Level 3. This means that organisation’s engineering processes are defined for process areas such as Decision Analysis and Resolution, Integrated Project Management, Organisational Process Definition, Organisational Training, among others. 28EMPLOYEES 71%MASTER & PHD 8% APPLICATIONS 9ONGOING R&I PROJECTS “LOOKING AT OUR GROWTH OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, I CAN SAY THAT I AM EXTREMELY PROUD OF WHAT WE HAVE ACHIEVED, AND EVEN MORE EXCITED LOOKING FORWARD TO A PROMISING FUTURE”. BY RUI A. COSTA
  31. 31. UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201531 SECTION ONE | UBIWHERE INTERNATIONAL PRESENCE WE HAVE BEEN PRESENT IN +10 EVENTS, NAMELY: PORTUGAL: Green Business Week - National Week for Green Growth; Lisbon Summit 2015; IoT Week Lisbon 2015; Innovate, Connect, Transform (ICT); 1. SPAIN: Mobile World Congress 2015; Smart City Expo World Congress 2015; 2. FRANCE: European Conference on Networks and Communications 2015; 3. BELGIUM: FIRE Forum 2015; Horizon 2020 Calls Info Day; Connected Smart Cities Conference; IoT Standardisation and Architecture; 4. GERMANY: Metropolitan Solutions 2015; 5. USA: IEEE World Forum on IoT; NIST Global City Teams Challenge; 7. 7 UK: BETT Show; Parkex; 6. MALAYSIA: ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium 2015; 8. SINGAPORE: Broadcast Asia 2015. 9. IN 2015 WE HAVE PARTICIPATED IN EVENTS ALL OVER THE WORLD, AND THE COMPANY’S AIM IS TO CONTINUE TO INVEST IN INTERNATIONAL MARKETS AND EVENTS. EUROPE USA ASIA- PACIFIC 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9
  32. 32. SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 32 CONSORTIA
  33. 33. SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201533 rprobe supports the latest digital TV broadcast standards: DVB-T, DVB-T2/Lite and DVB-C. It can collect several DVB-T signal parameters such as, signal level (RSSI), modulation error rate (MER), signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), among other important DVB parameters, showing these ones in real-time or in a statistical way, allowing representation, identification and characterisation. This product ensures that the companies responsible for deploying DTT networks will provide a service that fulfils the broadcast’s signal requirements. The innovative modular solution is based on a high level of engineering expertise, as well as on User Interface (UI) designing, making it effective and user friendly. It also allows the monitoring of other frequency ranges and whose interface can be customised according to the customer s needs. RPROBE The product has two main components: the measur- ing unit (rNode) and the centralised monitoring platform (rcenter): rNode: The easiest way to measure the DVB-T/T2 signal quality parameters and transmit them to the centralised monitoring platform (rcenter) via its 3G interface. rCenter: A cloud based centralised system that gath- ers measurements from rnodes and provides an extensive set of statistics, graphs and reports. It is a powerful database which allows the end-user to select a time frame where he can consult in detail each measure. rInstaller: A full installation wizard that guides the installer and collects data results in an automatic report for each rnode installation process, thus being a priceless tool for large scale implementations. rprobe is a probing platform designed for spectrum sensing applications. It allows operators, broadcasters and authorities to remotely monitor the DVB signal in real time. User rNodeDTT Transmitters rNode rCenter rInstaller
  34. 34. SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 34 The consortium’s main purpose is to create desirable and livable places, bringing together cities and citizens to improve metropolitan life. Creativity, knowledge and innovation are at the core of citibrain’s strategy. Today, the consortium is focused on growth initiatives – Future Internet and Smart Cities - keeping global environment and urban lifestyle in mind. Is a smart city a choice or a necessity for the wellbeing of our entire community? We believe that it’s both a choice and a necessity for our continuity in this planet. With that in mind, citibrain has developed a variety of innovative technologies that will help solving the most common urban problems, such as reducing urban resources and energy use, cutting pollution spikes, monitoring and measuring the quality of a variety of signals, and preparing the community for the future and prosper growth that will lead us to the creation of true smart cities. The solutions have been divided in 5 main sectors. CITIBRAIN citibrain is a consortium which specialises in smart solutions for today’s cities.
  35. 35. SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201535 Zenithwings, Ltd. is a Portuguese technology consulting company specialised in assisting other businesses with their Research and Innovation (R&I) processes and also with their Marketing and Communication strategy. The company’s consultancy services in the EC projects area cover a wide range of activities, including Lobbying and Networking, Business Planning, Proposal Writing and Submission, Contract Negotiations, Project Coordination, Project Results Exploitation, Printed and Digital Project Communications. Thus, in order to pursue its strategic vision, the company is composed by two business areas: ÅRØ Consulting in charge of providing consulting services in EU Funding, R&D and Innovation Management and Intellectual Property Consulting; Oakreative for UI/UX Digital Marketing and Communication. Known for designing innovative and user-centered software, delivering amazing works. PARTNERS
  36. 36. SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 36 ÅRØ Consulting is specialised in individual consulting, helping you to pinpoint the right European Union funding scheme for your R&I ideas. The consulting fuse customers’ passion within a consortium of experienced, valuable and trustworthy partners, performing national and international lobbying and networking to sponsor your ideas. That is why the consulting is connected with prominent representatives of Universities and Research Institutions, Private Companies and Public Institutions. ÅRØ Consulting is committed to provide you with competitive tools to succeed through: -Meeting your idea and performing our best to present an out-of-the-box and creative approach; -Starting with a diagnosis and advising you to take part in the EU R&I funding programme that better suits you; -Connecting you worldwide, promoting synergies and shared initiatives; -Our experience in developing strategies and coordinating proposals and projects. ÅRØ CONSULTING PARTNER FOR: 1. EUROPEAN FUNDING 2. FUNDING ADVICE 3. DIAGNOSE 4. LOBBYING & NETWORKING 5. PROPOSAL WRITING
  37. 37. SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201537 Oakreative is a full service Digital Agency that integrates strategy, design, marketing and cutting edge technology into integrated digital projects. PURSUING EXCELLENCE The dedication to customers shows up in everything the team does.“We set high performance standards and take pride in details, every day, on every project.” THINKING STRATEGICALLY We challenge ourselves to have a global vision, always analysing the audience, goals, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.“We find connections in the latest innovations and trends.” GENERATING POSITIVE ENERGY Positive energy is contagious – so “enthusiasm and passion is in everything we do”. OAKREATIVE SERVICES Oakreative transform ideas into a measurable digital experience. The result? Less problems, more control and an integrated marketing strategy that really works. 1. Digital Marketing; 2. Interactive Experiences; 3. Google Marketing; 4. Social Networks; 5. Mobile Marketing; 6. Branding; 7. I&D Projects Dissemination.
  38. 38. SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 38 THE ARMY The success of organisations is in its human capital. With that in mind, we provide our employees with the best working conditions which enables them to ensure mutual fidelity in relationships, and the adoption of non-discriminatory employment practices. In this area, are considered aspects related to the conditions of employment, health, hygiene and safety at work. No less important are issues related to valuing people, particularly in terms of vocational training, skills development and careers. In performing its duties, our employees should be responsible and cooperative, favouring good environment, respect and good personal relationship, with colleagues or with superiors, and these with their subordinates. In their professional relationship, they should promote the exchange of information and cooperation and foster team spirit. We also expect their contribution to the generation of decisions, be supportive with the decision-maker, assume their responsibilities and maintain their solidarity in implementing the same. 1. EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND WORKPLACE DIVERSITY All employees within the company are treated equally and not disadvantaged by prejudices. The best person for a job or a promotion is the person who earns that position based on his qualifications, experience, knowledge and work performed. We value a non-discriminatory behaviour, condemning any form of discrimination, whether on grounds of race, ethnicity, sex, age, disability, religious belief, political opinion or affiliation, any form of sexual or psychological harassment, verbal or physical conduct of humiliation, coercion or threat. 2. ENGAGEMENT The employees engagement in the companies they work for are very important to achieve new and better results/goals throughout the years. It is known that a employee performs a better work when motivated and engaged with the company values and culture. 3. TRAINING We value our employees’ skills, since they are the most important resource that we have in the company. Training and career improvement is very important for us and we preserve that right to all of us. Taking in consideration that everyone has specific needs in terms of their roles in the company, if each employee feels the need for a specific training that is not in the roadmap of trainings, all their necessities are heard, matter for us and if we see that it is important, both for them and for the company, they are free to go and share the knowledge with the other colleagues after. 4. TEAM BUILDING AND TEAMWORK We have a strong focus on the talent, inspiration, energy and passion of our people, since these capabilities are what drives us forward. We believe that motivating our workers lies in team building activities that generate a sense of belonging and improves the way people interact and work together. In 2015 we had our 8th anniversary, and the Christmas dinner. We also celebrate our ubibirthdays throughout the year. To keep creative dynamic we gather one ubibreakfast per month, that is a kind of a brainstorming session, where everyone gets to know the work in progress and contribute with ideas and suggestions for the improvement sessions. It is also at this time that new employees present themselves to their new colleagues.
  39. 39. SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201539 CUSTOMERS In the extremely competitive market we live in today, achieving and keeping clients are the biggest challenges that companies face. We need to have best-of-breed resources to recognise, distinguish and interact with our customers. We value our customers’ needs and want to be where and when we are most needed. We deliver the best solutions for our customers always on time, on budget and on schedule. PARTNERS Partnerships and businesses are always hand in hand. Having a partnership can help in several ways. One partner may have one set of talents and the other may have another set of talents and if combined, the success of the business will be even more effective regarding the share of knowledge, ideas and synergies. Our partners are very important for the success of our business, which allows us to offer the best solutions for our clients. With that in mind, we maintain a proficient relationship with all interested parties, establishing a relationship based in principles of trust and transparency, which will help in the contribution of a win-win logic for both the company and partners development. SUPPLIERS Our suppliers play an important role in our work and performance. With that responsibility in mind we have signed the “Punctual Payment Commitment to Suppliers” letter. This way, we are compromised with our suppliers to: 1. Give clear and precise instructions so that payments are made until the date of invoice payment; 2. Find the necessary means and funding for the payment; 3. Request the suspension of this commitment whenever (internal or external reason) it cannot be fulfilled.
  40. 40. SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 40 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION RESEARCH TOPICS
  41. 41. SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201541 SMART CITIES AND COMMUNITIES Cities worldwide are facing diverse challenges to demonstrate its commitments to environmental and social demands. The growing concern to find the right balance between urban development needs and global environmental updates challenges our company to create smart solutions for smart cities in areas such as mobility, tourism, energy and efficient resource management. We embrace interoperability, Open Data and smart cloud-based services as fundamental components of what we do. These principles are reflected in the R&I projects that we are developing, as well as in our Smart Cities products and services. RELATED PROJETS SAID | Umeter | FIWARE | Accomodation of the Future | Smart BikeEmotion | SEMA | Soboto | Embers | Smart Water Consumption APP | Livin’x. CONNECTED SMART OBJECTS AND PEOPLE Connected Smart Objects are having a great impact on society and business. Internet brought life to everyday objects connected over fixed and wireless networks extending interaction to anywhere, anytime. Therefore, a new generation of permanently connected people arises as a result of constant technological advances. The close monitoring of technological advances and strong engineering background enabled us to develop several key competences in IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine-to-Machine) technology, Embedded Systems and Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of People and Internet of Everything. RELATED PROJETS Umeter | Smart BikeEmotion | Playnify.
  42. 42. SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 42 FUTURE INTERNET AND NEXT-GENERATION NETWORKS The incredible speed at which Communication and Networking technologies have advanced is undeniable. Future Internet and Next-Generation Networks have made a decisive impact on networked applications and services by introducing new challenges and opportunities in terms of scalability, flexibility, security and mobility. As a result, our portfolio of solutions is quite vast, and ranges from areas such as QoS (Quality of Service) and QoE (Quality of Experience), Opportunistic Networks, Indoor and Outdoor Positioning Systems, Networking Convergence and Future Internet Services. RELATED PROJETS Umeter | Net.Mede Pro | FLEXMETER | SELFNET | Widemonitor | SONATA | WMAN_NG. CONTENT TECHNOLOGIES AND CONNECTED MEDIA Content Technologies and Connected Media have turned the traditional publishing processes into a new digital publishing age. The use of technology to create, convert, publish and manage contents brings real benefits in time, flexibility and scalability. Our vast portfolio of mobile applications for the mass market includes multiple mobile apps for such areas as Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, Context-aware, Semantics, Real-Time Collaboration, Advanced User Interface, Gesture-based Recognition and Natural User Interfaces. We are constantly taking on new challenges on the mobile computing front. RELATED PROJETS Accomodation of the Future. DATA ANALYTICS, OPEN DATA AND INTEROPERABILITY The increase of data interoperability through new and innovative approaches is one of the current technological challenges. Interoperability removes barriers to data sharing acting as the contact point between systems and applications. We deliver efficient and accurate solutions to improve the performance of your business and your management processes. Furthermore, we have strong competences in Data Mining and Business Intelligence, Open Data, Open Access and Linked Data, Information Management and Interoperability, Decision Support Systems and Predictive Analytics. RELATED PROJETS FIWARE.
  43. 43. SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201543 QUALITY ASSURANCE
  44. 44. SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 44 QUALITY ASSURANCE Quality has been a strategic strength at our company since our establishment in 2007. Our strategy has a deep focus on improving our internal processes in order to increase cost efficiency and provide quality products and services to meet and surpass our clients’ expectations. For that purpose, we have kept a continuous bet on the market’s best practices for Quality Assurance and have been awarded with quality certifications such as ISO 9001 and CMMI-DEV. ISO 9001 ISO 9001 is the International Standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS). It recognises our company ability to offer products and services that meet all customers’ requirements. We are acknowledged as a client-focused company - driven by a strong leadership, based on consistent management processes and valuing continuous improvement. The ISO 9001 standard has eight quality management principles, such as Customer focus, Leadership, Involvement of people, Process approach, System approach to management, Continual improvement, Factual approach to decision making, Mutually beneficial supplier relationships, and these principles are Ubiwhere’s focus. CMMI LEVEL 3 CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) is a process improvement approach that provides organisations with the essential elements of effective processes, which will improve their performance. CMMI-based process improvement includes identifying our organisation’s process strengths and weaknesses and making process changes to turn those weaknesses into strengths. We were the youngest Portuguese company to reach CMMI Level 2 and are continuously working on our processes to soon get to Higher Maturity levels. CMMI Level 3 was reached in 2015 and it was a very important step for our commitment to product quality, production efficiency and the ability to reduce associated costs. NP 4457 NP4457 (Portuguese Norm for Research, Development and Innovation) specifies the requirements for a R&D and Innovation Management System in order to help organizations develop and implement a RDI policy that increases efficiency and effectiveness within an innovation context. SCRUM METHODOLOGY In the area of Project Management we have also been carrying out the Scrum Methodology. This methodology is focused on individuals and interactions, being an interactive agile software development framework for the management of product development. It is intended that it enables teams to be self-organised by encouraging a close online collaboration of all team members with the help of daily face-to-face meetings that will be essential for the team to work as a unit to reach a common goal.
  45. 45. SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201545 CMMI-DEV LEVEL 3 CMMI stands for “Capability Maturity Model Integration” and is a model that provides appraisal and training for process improvement in organizations. The CMMI version 1.3 contains three areas: services (CMMI-SVC), acquisition (CMMI-ACQ) and development (CMMI-DEV). The CMMI area that we work for was CMMI-DEV, a model used for process improvement in organizations that develop products. CMMI for Development contains practices that cover project management, process management, systems engineering, hardware engineering, software engineering, and other supporting processes used in development and maintenance. Ubiwhere reached CMMI-DEV Level 3 that includes the following Process Areas: - Decision Analysis and Resolution (DAR), - Integrated Project Management (IPM); - Organizational Process Definition (OPD); - Organizational Process Focus (OPF); - Organizational Training (OT); - Product Integration (PI); - Requirements Development (RD); - Risk Management (RSKM); - Technical Solution (TS); - Validation (VAL); - Verification (VER).
  46. 46. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 46
  47. 47. SECTION TWO | UBIWHERE CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY We aspire to be a promoter of sustainable development in the society where we live and work. Our commitment to corporate social responsibility enhances our core values, includes social personal and community level concerns, particularly as it relates to labour practices, interaction with the community and connection to higher education institutions. Our vision includes an active participation in the fundamental issues of the environment in which we operate, as well as a relentless pursuit in improving the well-being of our community, contributing decisively to environmental, economic and social sustainability. We have signed the Declaration of Principles of RSO PT Network (Network of Corporate Social Responsibility) which is the basis for our work towards a better world and better policies. The network is composed of organisations and individuals interested in promoting Social Responsibility, assuming these as part of the solution to problems from the perspective of joint and shared responsibility. BUSINESS ETHICS The Code of Conduct and Ethics is applied to all employees in the company, regardless their employment status and hierarchical position. Throughout the company we respect all laws and regulations applicable to our business; we develop a great relationship with the media, ensuring complete, consistent, accurate, transparent, and timely information, with full respect for the duty to inform. Our relationship with customers, suppliers and other entities are conducted with transparency, credibility, responsibility, confidentiality, and reliability, actively combating all forms of corruption, both active and passive. Among other responsibilities that we all have within the company that can be seen in our Code of Conduct and Ethics, our daily attitude is an essential part of our culture and one we want to construct and consolidate. ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY Today we want to work in environmentally sustainable companies and initiatives in all our business activities. We are looking systematically to contribute with our business performance, for sustainable development and for the preservation of the environment, focusing in the application of clean techniques, environmental monitoring and energy rationality. To help support the environment, we provide various options for the disposal of waste materials in all our offices, with specific systems for recycling paper, plastic, glass and more. Among other initiatives we have a responsibility of gathering caps for people in need, and we also like to incentive our employees to use an environmentally friendly transport (train, bicycle, and walk). UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201547
  48. 48. SECTION THREE | UBIWHERE SUITING THE FUTURE: THE COMPANY STRATEGY We are redefining the future with innovative products, accelerated performance and people, technology and the right processes to meet our customers wherever they are today and take them where they need to go tomorrow. Despite the adverse economic conditions prevailing in 2015, the year proved to be extremely important for us, regarding the strategies pointed out by the Administration, noteworthy: -A strengthening of profitability not only by way of an increased focus on more profitable business areas, and also by way of a better cost optimisation; -Strict management, making the balance between investments, particularly in international expansion. In this context we are focused on: -Continue to invest in international promotion of the solutions/products of the company; -Continue to focus on two strategic areas for the company – Smart Cities and Communities, and Future Internet & Telco; -Bet more and more in Nearshore services, taking into account the development of customised solutions based on technology; -Strengthen the commercial team and align all departments. We will continue to give priority to strategic guidelines to ensure the promotion of continued growth in the medium and long term. With all this in mind, in 2016, one of our main purposes is to continue our path towards internationalisation as well as continuing to grow step by step to a promising future, dedicated to the reliability and excellence of our solutions. UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 48
  49. 49. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS “I must thank and honor the efforts of all those who contributed to the attainment of the targeted objectives.” Rui A. Costa SECTION THREE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201549
  50. 50. SECTION THREE | UBIWHERE TURNOVER AND GROWTH IN 2015 Despite the strongly recessive context of the domestic market, we managed to stabilise our turnover in 2015.This result confirms the strategy followed by the company to establish itself as a provider of service excellence in ICT. Given that we began operations in September 2007, the amounts recorded in several years show a significant growth of the company. We now expect a favourable trend in the coming years resulting from income derived from business carried out in international markets. Our culture helps us to adapt to the most demanding environments and to better understand our clients’business requirements. Our ambition is to invest, financially and intellectually, where and when our contribution is most needed. Our EBITDA and EBIT have kept the good values in 2015. UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 50 + 1M€ TURNOVER + 0,5M€ NET EARNINGS + 0,5M€ EBITDA
  51. 51. SECTION THREE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201551 1 090 340,89¤1 086 310,91¤ 1 003 009,58¤ 869 368,68¤ 532 652,13¤ 319 397,60¤ 294 173,44¤ 120 168,81¤ 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ECONOMIC INDICATORS TURNOVER 498 828,85¤ 402 708,78¤ 373 000,00¤ 293 922,32¤ 193 051,89¤ 116 691,07¤ 90 341,38¤ 35 888,97¤ 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 NET EARNINGS 31% 31% 37% 36% 35% 37% 37% 46% 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 NET MARGIN
  52. 52. SECTION THREE | UBIWHERE UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 2015 52 EMPLOYEES 409 2014 529 2015 Applications RECRUITMENT 17 2011 SOCIAL INDICATORS 100% 100% 100% 93% 94% 90% 79% 86% 7% 6% 10% 21% 14% 6 2007 28 2015
  53. 53. UBIWHERE | ANNUAL REPORT 201553 We like to thank our customers and partners the confidence shown during 2015. Thank also our strategic partners for their active collaboration on common projects, as well as the ability to create new business. And thank to all employees for the performance achieved in 2015, and for supporting the achievement of the strategic measures implemented. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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