Our approach

Take a look at the different work packages of the HRADIO project:


1. Management

WP1 is focused on the general project and consortium management tasks common to funded projects. The HRADIO project includes a large amount of contributions from different partners and many
individual activities regarding R&D, financial and administrative terms, that will require a close coordination. Dedicated administering tasks, the use of an online collaboration platform and conscientious project and performance monitoring and constant quality control will ensure an optimal project coordination and collaboration between all involved partners. Regular project meetings and progress reports will keep track of the project’s progress.


2. Broadcaster and consumer Use-Cases, evaluation and requirements

The aim of work package 2 is to lay the foundation for the project by defining use cases, resulting requirements and evaluation methods. In WP2 the HRADIO partners will conduct intensive research in new hybrid radio services and service scenarios. Potential new radio services and pilot scenarios will be evaluated and analysed. The result will form the base for the editorial and technical requirements
for the work in WP3 and WP4 and for the business models to be formularised in WP6.


3. Hybrid Radio Services Client and Backend implementations

The work achieved in WP2 will deliver a comprehensive set of technical requirements based on the use cases and their requirements analysis, which the HRADIO system has to provide to application developers. Within WP2, we will establish the initial system architecture of the HRADIO system, which will then be refined into a detailed specification of HRADIO APIs that form the basis of the work in WP4 (Hybrid Radio pilot scenarios development).


4. Hybrid Radio pilot scenarios development

Work package 4 deals with all tasks related to the preparation of the actual piloting activities, which will be carried out in WP5. The work is split into four tasks. The first task deals with the creation of compelling scenarios for the piloting activities. Next, user interfaces for the pilots will be created, first prepared as mock-ups created through co-creation workshops in task 4.2, and then implementing them within task 4.3. Finally, the user interfaces will be integrated with the technologies developed through the work in WP3, resulting in integrated prototypes which are ready to validate through piloting activities in WP5.


5. Pilots execution and evaluation 

In WP5, all intermediate prototype user tests will take place as well as the planned HRADIO pilots in Germany (RBB) and Belgium (VRT). Part of the HRADIO pilots will also be the distribution of the HRADIO clients either over the projects website or via platforms such as the Google PlayStore. The HRADIO Clients as well as the basic functionality of the HRADIO communication network and the privacy-preserving data mining and sharing features will provide a radio listening experience beyond today’s state of the art in radio devices. On top of that the execution of the broadcast partners’ novel social radio applications will finally demonstrate the unique and holistic approach to hybrid radio. 


6. Innovation, Dissemination, Communication and Exploitation

The main goal of WP6 is the exploitation of the project's results. Throughout the duration of the project, the WP will support partners’ activities that promote the results of the project, align standards
with technologies used by the HRADIO's platform and client, and exploit the resulting product. In particular, WP6 will support the creation of an Advisory Board and the organization of a HackDay to
introduce developers to HRADIO technologies, contributions to standards, most notably to specifications that let applications take control of the radio tuner and associated logic (TV Control API
in W3C and RadioWEB in RadioDNS), the identification of new business models that the project enables, and exploitation activities of project partners.