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Brief Biography of Partner

XLAB is a global IT solutions company focused on remote desktop (ISL Online), management and automation of hybrid infrastructure (XLAB Steampunk), and data analytics, building on breakthroughs of its own research team. Since 2001, and in a team of 100+, XLAB has become recognized as a highly professional technology innovator, betting on the power of open source, open exchange of ideas, and teamwork.


Long track involvement in EU research and innovation programmes places XLAB among the Top 50 SMEs in terms of Horizon 2020 signed grants and at the 1st place among SMEs in Slovenia. XLAB Research was established in 2003 for the purpose of both basic and applied research, development of complex software, knowledge dissemination and technology transfer to other XLAB departments and products. It has become one of the strongest computer science research teams outside the academic sphere in Slovenia. Substantial contributions to 50 EU research projects have earned XLAB a prestigious responsibility of coordinating two of them – XLAB was the first Slovenian coordinator of a Horizon 2020 project. Working hand in hand with many research institutions, universities and research departments around the world, XLAB is renowned for leading projects throughout all development phases.

Partner’s Role in the SUNRISE project

Within SUNRISE, XLAB is coordinating the development of a two-stage, multi-modal, multi-purpose, continuous and cost-effective physical infrastructure inspection solution. Satellite imagery will serve as non-invasive and continuous monitoring of the physical infrastructure, with UAVs offering a targeted, localized area-focused monitoring of regions, flagged by either satellite-based monitoring or manual intervention.

XLAB is also supporting the development of two other solutions, namely the development of a tool for a robust, adaptable AI-based anomaly detection, and a tool for data-driven energy demand prediction.

XLAB also acts as a data manager for the entire project consortium.