AGAUR Project 2010 involving the Generalitat de Catalunya (Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris I de recerca) electricity infrastructure within Inforegión.

The project consisted of the design, development and integration of a network management platform of sensors and information. Main objectives were the optimisation of urban management, but also aimed to provide as much information as possible, through the use of open interfaces enabling the development of innovative applications by third parties.

The other project partners were:


SISCLAP Proyecto Salud


The SISCLAP project’s objective is to obtain an SCP, which achieves capitation payment models, adjusted for the risk level of the beneficiaries of a health service. Thus it is intended to improve the efficiency of resources, reducing use and consumption and the differences between budgets and expenditure. As an added value seeks to improve the access of users of increased risk to the most efficient and necessary.

The SISCLAP project is basically based on the application of algorithms and predictive models (using artificial intelligence) for segmenting all patients operated on supercomputing infrastructure with a focus on improving the efficiency of the Spanish health system. This improvement will be through three related levels, which ordered from micro to macro: Professional Management, Strategic Management and Organization and Financing of health centres, and budget allocation of healthcare providers.


The “Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo” of Spain, within the “Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008-2011”, has funded the project SISCLAP.


SISCLAP consortium has been formed by:

  • FlowLab
  • Baladona Serveis Assistencials
  • Fundación Parque Científico de Murcia



Reference number : TSI-020100-2011-193


proyecto BATTMAN proyecto


Research Project funded by ACC10 consortium of Catalonia.

The project’s objective was to advance the methods and techniques for the manufacture of electric vehicle batteries.

The other project partners were:


Grupo AIA participated in the development of intelligent algorithms for the management and control of battery charge.

The project was developed between 2009 and 2011.

REDES 2025

REDES 2025 proyecto


This project involved the configuration of R + D required for transmission and distribution networks in 2025.

The consortium was led by FUTURED, a Spanish association of companies involved in the electricity sector. The consortium consisted of 70 companies and research institutions whose research related to the electricity sector.

Grupo AIA’s role in the project was the development of an optimisation algorithm for energy storage, taking into account the different storage technologies (batteries, pumped hydro). The goal was to store the surplus of renewable energy and use it optimally.

The project ran from 2009 to 2010, with a possible extension to 2012.

Antonio Trías, co-founder of Grupo AIA, has been granted the U.S patent AGORA

Antoni Trías Bonet, the co-founder of Grupo AIA, has been granted the U.S. patent AGORA. AGORA is a new-generation Grid Management System (GMS) with intelligent observation features, built on a non-iterative breakthrough patented innovation load flow algorithm, HELM, that always provides the correct solution (if an operational physical solution exists), even near voltage collapse. The result is a robust set of tools to keep the network state even under the most difficult operational conditions.

Antoni Trías explains in an interview how the new HELM system provides all power flow calculations and accurate real-time PV and QV curve generation, performs reliable contingency analysis and support simulation in real-time.


IRRIIS proyecto europeo


The overall functioning of public life and economic and social development depends on critical infrastructures (ICs) such as electricity or telecommunications networks. The European project IRRIIS (“Integrated Risk Reduction of Information-based Infrastructure Systems”) focused on protecting these infrastructures.

The extensive use of information and communication technologies (ICT) has been extended to other infrastructures, being more and more intelligent, interconnected, complex, interdependent, and therefore vulnerable.

IRRIIS increased the reliability, survivability and resilience of these structures and:

  • Determined a set of requirements from both the public and private scenarios based on detailed data analysis.
  • Developed MIT (Middleware Improved Technology), a collection of software components that facilitate communication between different infrastructures and suppliers. Supporting recovery actions and increasing service stability in case of critical situations, MIT components substantially improve the safety of large critical infrastructures.
  • Built SimCIP (Simulation for Critical Infrastructure Protection), a simulation environment for controlled experimentation with a major focus on interdependency in ICs. The simulator is used to increase understanding of the ICs and their interdependencies, identifying potential problems and developing appropriate solutions to validate and test the MIT components.


The other project partners were:

  • Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (Germany)
  • Ente per le Nuove Tecnologie, l’Energia e l’Ambiente (Italy)
  • Supériere Ecole Nationale des Telecommunications (France)
  • Siemens AG (Germany)
  • Telecom Italia SpA (Italy)
  • Centre for Software Reliability at City University London (United Kingdom)
  • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (Switzerland)
  • Alcatel Lucent (France)
  • The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (Netherlands)
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Finland)
  • Advanced Industrial Systems Ltd. (Malta)
  • Red Eléctrica of Spain (Spain)
  • Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (Germany)
  • Distribuzione ACEA SpA (Italy)

Grupo AIA’s role was to provide consulting expertise in the electricity network in order to build a coherent model of failure analysis.


The project was developed between 2006 and 2009.

NeoPolar, Grupo AIA ´s new cash management product launch

AIA launches NeoPolar, its new cash management, and monitoring system. NeoPolar and PolarWEB technologies can reduce costs by 40% and guarantee cash supply by 99,7%. This new product is AIA´s revolutionary product due to its performance, and easy installation and implementation in the platform, reducing cash management personnel costs and improving branches ATMs cash supply ratio.


Interdependencies Electrical Infrastructure Vulnerabilities Risk Reduction

This project involved the development of a control system to manage European infrastructure vulnerabilities for electricity exchange.

The other partners of the project were:

• Red Electrica España (Spain) (Project Leader)
• CESI (Italy)
• EMS (France)
• University of Milan (Italy)
• University of Liege (Belgium)
• University of Genova (Italy)
• di Trasmissione Gestore Nazionale della Rete SpA (Italy)

The objective of Grupo AIA in the project was the construction of an estimator simulation cooperative state model using the non-iterative loadflow method for estimating the state (which allowed the design of an early version of hierarchical state estimation AGORA).

The project was developed between 2001 and 2002