INDRA SISTEMAS, S.A.

INDRA is the leading Spanish Information Technologies company, with revenues of 2,167 M€. INDRA is now the reference Spanish company in Information Technologies, and comprises over 29.000 professionals in 17 countries. INDRA is organised around six business areas:

 

· Public Administration and Healthcare

· Finance and Insurance

· Energy and industry

· Defence and Security

· Telecom and Media

· Transport and Traffic

 

Innovation is the basis of INDRA’s strategy, which has been reflected in the quality of solutions and services developed by the professionals who form part of INDRA and the internal progress of its organisation. Investment in R&D&i forms an essential part of corporate innovation processes. This investment effort was reflected by INDRA’s position of third place in Spain in every sector within the European ranking of the 1,000 highest investors in R&D.

A large part of INDRA’s innovation activities relate to specific projects clearly designed to meet emerging technological demands from final users. The company therefore participates in many institutional initiatives to support R&D&i, both in Spain (such as the PROFIT programme sponsored by the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade) and abroad (the EU’s Framework Programme for R&D&i). The significance of innovation for INDRA’s business in a global market generates the need for collaboration with many corporations and institutions. In this respect, universities are key innovation partners. Moreover, INDRA has alliances with the most important technological suppliers like Google, Oracle, SAP, SUN, HP, IBM, Microsoft, etc.

 

References of INDRA:

· In Spain:

- 1st in: Defence and Security

Transport and Traffic

Telecom and Media

Public Administration

- 3th in: Finance and Insurance and Utilities

- 2nd in: Outsourcing, AM and BPO

 

· In the world:

- Leader in Air Traffic and Electoral Processes.

- European leader in Simulation and Automatic Test Systems (SIM/ATS).

- European leader in Eurofigther systems.

- 2nd in Europe in Aircraft self-protection systems.

- In USA, INDRA is the only one prime contractor (no American) for the U.S. Navy

overseas in SIM / SAM.

· One third of global air traffic is managed by countries that use our air traffic management

systems.

· Some major subways from the world, including Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Shanghai, Athens

and Santiago de Chile, employing their ticketing systems.

 

Relevant skills/experience/technologies: 
Within eHealth and eInclusion domains, we provide software development and consulting services to our clients for developing information systems on hospital management, doctor and nursery care management, RIS and PACS systems and social welfare systems for elderly and disabled people, having our own portfolio of products and services for out-of-the-box solutions too.

Our R&D efforts concentrate in helping us to integrate the use of new and disruptive technologies and multimodal advanced interfaces in our software development products: this includes expert systems and AI, mobility, virtual and augmented reality, biosensors, ambient intelligence and wearable and pervasive computing. We rely on our own resources and long term relationships with academic institutions and industrial partners to take part in major projects regarding those research fields.

 

Role in the project:  
As the work package leader for the Smart House and Sensors, Indra will drive the specification of standards and compatible sensor solutions, the design of the middleware for the integration of the smart house and the sensors including interfaces for smart house applications. We will contribute our expertise in the area of mobile and networking infrastructures and platforms, as well as in the development of proof-of-concept application and dissemination activities.

 

Interest in project results:
The main interest in the project results relies in its ability to help us to create sustainable competitive advantage for our software products and developments, by increasing their capabilities (functionality, interaction models) and by widening their target set of users.

Published January 12, 2007

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