Here is the list of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) and Competence Centers (CCs) that are part of Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) cluster projects. SMEs and third parties can use the list to identify suppliers for technologies and testbeds in the domain of Cyber-Physical Systems, Advanced Computing, Smart Systems Integration, and Organic and Large Area Electronics.
Below one can search the list for specific technology partners throughout Europe based on their domain. Moreover, by choosing one more information about the partner as well as the contact data will be presented.
|DIH\CC Name||Category / Domain||Services||Country||Cluster Project|
|ONERA||Autonomous Systems (Vehicles, Robotics)||Technology||France||CPSE Labs|
|LAAS-CNRS||Autonomous Systems (Vehicles, Robotics)||Technology||France||CPSE Labs, gateone|
|Newcastle University||Smart Cities||Technology||UK||CPSE Labs|
|fortiss||Digital Manufacturing||Technology||Germany||CPSE Labs, FED4SAE|
|Indra Sistemas||Smart Cities||Technology||Spain||CPSE Labs|
|Technical University Madrid (UPM)||Smart Cities||Technology||Spain||CPSE Labs|
|OFFIS||Autonomous Systems (Vehicles, Robotics)||Technology||Germany||CPSE Labs|
|KTH Royal Institute of Technology||Autonomous Systems (Vehicles, Robotics), Smart Health, Digital Manufacturing||Technology, Testbed||Sweden||CPSE Labs, FED4SAE|
|BioSense Institute||Agrifood||Technology, Living Lab Testbed||Serbia||Diatomic|
|Instituto Pedro Nunes||Smart Health||Technology||Portugal||Diatomic|
|Fraunhofer IPA||Smart Health||Technology||Germany||Diatomic|
|Libelium Comunicaciones Distribuidas SL||Sensors||Technology||Spain||Diatomic|
|Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA)||Smart Health, Smart Cities, Sensors||Technology, Testbed||France||FED4SAE, Smartees, EuroCPS, gateone|
Intel Ireland Research and Innovation Limited
|Smart Health, Smart Cities, Digital Manufacturing||Technology||Ireland||FED4SAE, EuroCPS|
|ST-F (STMicroelectronics)||Sensors||Technology||France||FED4SAE, EuroCPS|
|ST-I (STMicroelectronics s.r.l.)||Sensors||Technology||Italy||FED4SAE|
|Thales||Aerospace , Security, Defense||Technology||France||FED4SAE, EuroCPS|
|AVL List GmbH||Autonomous Systems (Vehicles, Robotics)||Technology, Testbed||Austria||FED4SAE, EuroCPS|
|Digital Catapult||Smart Cities||Testbed||UK||FED4SAE, EuroCPS|
|Fraunhofer IISB||Smart Health||Technology, Testbed||Germany||FED4SAE, EuroCPS|
|CSEM (CENTRE SUISSE D’ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA)||Autonomous Systems (Vehicles, Robotics), Smart Health, Sensors||Technology||Switzerland||FED4SAE, Smarter -SI, gateone|
|AMG Technology Ood||Technology||Bulgaria||Tetramax|
|Ruhr University Bochum||Germany||Tetramax|
|Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya||Spain||Tetramax|
|Control Data Systems Srl||Romania||Tetramax|
|Chalmers University of Technology||Sweden||Tetramax|
|Delft University of Technology||Netherlands||Tetramax|
|The University Of Edinburgh||UK||Tetramax|
|Fundingbox Accelerator Sp||Poland||Tetramax|
|IT4 Innovations National Supercomputing Center||Czechia||Tetramax|
|Institut Jozef Stefan||Slovenia||Tetramax|
|Universita di Pisa||Italy||Tetramax|
|Tallinn University of Technology||Estonia||Tetramax|
|Tampere University of Technology||Finland||Tetramax|
|Think Silicon||Low Energy Computing||Technology||Greece||Tetramax|
|Technical University of Munich||Germany||Tetramax|
|FER, University of Zagreb||Croatia||Tetramax|
|ZENIT, Zentrum für Innovation und Technik in NRW||Germany||Tetramax|
|Brno University of Technology||Czechia||Tetramax|
|The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)||Digital Manufacturing||Technology||UK||Smartees|
|Blumorpho||France||FED4SAE, Smartees, gateone|
|TNO (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research)||Autonomous Systems (Vehicles, Robotics), Digital Manufacturing||Netherlands||Smartees|
|VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland||Autonomous Systems (Vehicles, Robotics), Digital Manufacturing||Technology||Finland||Smartees, gateone|
|EURECAT Technology Centre||Autonomous Systems (Vehicles, Robotics), Digital Manufacturing||Technology, Testbed||Spain||Smartees|
|Fraunhofer Institute FEP||Autonomous Systems (Vehicles, Robotics), Agrifood||Technology, Testbed||Germany||Smartees|
|IMEC||Autonomous Systems (Vehicles, Robotics), Smart Health, Digital Manufacturing, Smart Cities||Belgium||Smartees|
|EBN Innovation Network||Belgium||Smartees|
|High Tech NL||Autonomous Systems (Vehicles, Robotics), Agrifood, Smart Health||Technology||Netherlands||EuroCPS|
|Luleå University of Technology||Technology||Sweden||EuroCPS|
|UNIBO – Università di Bologna||Technology, Testbed||Italy||EuroCPS|
|CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH||Sensors||Technology||Germany||Smarter -SI|
|IK4-Ikerlan||Digital Manufacturing||Technology||Spain||Smarter -SI, gateone|
|Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien e.V. (IPHT)||Smart Health||Technology||Germany||Smarter -SI|
|Swerea IVF AB||Digital Manufacturing||Technology, Testbed||Sweden||Smarter -SI|
|Tyndall National Institute||Sensors||Technology, Testbed||Ireland||Smarter -SI, gateone|
|Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS)||Sensors||Technology||Germany||gateone|
The Office National d’Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales is the French national aerospace research centre. It is a public establishment with industrial and commercial operations, and carries out application-oriented research to support enhanced innovation and competitiveness in the aerospace and defense sectors.
The Laboratory for analysis and architecture of systems is a laboratory depending from the Centre national de la recherche scientifique.
Newcastle University has international reputation for model-based design in dependable embedded systems and systems of systems (SoSs). They also has a strong emphasis on cross-disciplinary research to tackle issues of urban sustainability. Computer scientists work alongside researchers from related disciplines which form the Digitally Enabled Urban Sustainability cluster of collaborating laboratories.
fortiss is a research institute associated with the Technische Universität München. fortiss’ mandate is to facilitate research and technology transfer in software-intensive systems and services, thereby triggering future ready innovation. In this role, fortiss acts as a technological think tank, bridging the notorious gap between fundamental research in academia and its fruitful implementation in an industrially and commercially feasible context. In its position fortiss prepares advanced fundamental research results for practical use, but also identifies problems and challenges in industry and communicates them for resolution by academia. fortiss pursues applied and market-oriented research in the field of Cyber-Physical Systems and Services, with a special focus on the automotive industry, industrial automation, smart energy systems and future public administration and governance. fortiss is home to a number of living and experience labs, which include a prosumer-based smart microgrid, a plug’n’produce automation lab, and a robotics lab
Indra Sistemas, S.A. is a Spanish information technology and defense systems company. Indra is listed on the Bolsa de Madrid and is a constituent of the IBEX 35 index. Indra is organized around three business areas: information technologies, simulation & automatic test equipment, and defense electronic equipment. Indra Sistemas as a large engineering company, is involved in different initiatives around smart cities and has promoted the Sofia2 platform.
The Technical University of Madrid or sometimes called Polytechnic University of Madrid is a Spanish university, located in Madrid. It was founded in 1971 as the result of merging different Technical Schools of Engineering and Architecture, originating mainly in the 18th century. UPM, the largest Technical University in Spain, contributes not only in those information technologies required to create smart cities including internet of the things (IoT), semantic modelling, cloud services, or autonomic computing, but also with a cross disciplinary perspective present in initiatives such as the City of the Future or the Campus of the Future.
OFFIS provides research and prototype developments for companies and institutions – and this at the highest international level. Energy, Health, Manufacturing and Transportation – these are the application-oriented research and development divisions that are now the OFFIS structure. The divisions are pervaded by the knowledge gained from the different fields of technology.
KTH in Stockholm is the largest, oldest and most international technical university in Sweden, and frequently ranked as one of the 10 leading European Technical Universities. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all the branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management and urban planning. KTH is organized in 10 schools; Multidisciplinary Centres provide cross school collaboration and with external stakeholders. KTH is particularly strong in Cyber-Physical Systems, as manifested by its research centers on Autonomous systems, Control and Communications, Embedded systems, and in various application related domains such as transportation, health and manufacturing. KTH has set up strategic collaboration partnerships with industry such as ABB, Ericsson, SAAB, Sandvik and Scania, and with public bodies such as Stockholm city and Stockholm community council. KTH is a partner in EIT Digital, one of the European Knowledge and Innovation Communities, in the ARTEMIS Industrial Association and ECSEL. KTH is represented in the consortium through the following two groups:
Mechatronics and Embedded Control Systems with expertise in CPS, systems engineering and CPS eco-
Integrated Product Development, with expertise in innovation, management and organization for product
Category / domain: Autonomous Systems (Vehicles, Robotics), Smart Health, Digital Manufacturing
Cluster project: CPSE Labs, FED4SAE
E-mail: Fredrik Asplund
INTRASOFT International is a leading European IT Solutions and Services Group with strong international presence and expertise, offering innovative and added-value solutions of the highest quality to a wide range of international and national public and private organizations. The company employs more than 1,700 highly-skilled professionals located in numerous countries.
More than 500 organizations in over 70 countries worldwide (Institutions and Agencies of the European Union, National Government Organizations, Public Agencies, Financial Institutions, Telecommunication Organizations, and Private Enterprises) have chosen the company’s services and solutions to fulfill their business needs.INTRASOFT International is a subsidiary of the ASE-listed INTRACOM Holdings, one of the largest multinational technology groups in SE Europe, with more than 35 years of experience and possesses a successful track record of delivering very large and complex IT systems, especially for the public sector. Through its continuous investment over the years it has earned a place among the primary IT services suppliers for EU institutions and bodies (Commission, EU Parliament, European Investment Bank etc.), but also among the public sectors of its global markets. Others markets sectors include the banking sector, transportation, telecommunications, and the healthcare sectors.
The Research and Innovation Development (RID) Department at INTRASOFT International works in close collaboration with other INTRASOFT teams, to bring technological and business innovation within the Group. The company continuously monitors new technological trends where RID is dealing with the development and assessment of innovative pre-industrial products and services.
As a Centre of Excellence for advanced technologies in sustainable agriculture and food security, BioSense conducts multidisciplinary research in the fields of micro and nanoelectronics, communications, signal processing, remote sensing, big data, robotics and biosystems. BioSense advances and integrates all that ICT can offer today – nanomaterials, low-cost miniature sensors, satellite imaging, robotics, big data analytics – to provide as much information as possible to the agricultural sector, support the development of sustainable agriculture and enable production of safe and healthy food for future generations. Through many projects, such as FP7 FRACTALS, H2020 KATANA and H2020 IoF2020, close collaboration with the SMEs ecosystem was established, which enlarged the capacity of the Institute as business accelerator. Currently, BioSense institute is involved in 15 H2020 projects.
Synelixis is a high-tech SME that delivers solutions for precision agriculture, energy efficiency, warehouse automation and advanced networking. By utilizing modern software technologies, hardware installation and open platforms, Synelixis engineers are able to ensure an optimized solution that fulfils the project requirements. Synelixis Solution technology superiority is a result of extensive R&D activities. Synelixis’ personnel brings with it extensive research background, working for more than 20 years, in the RACE I & II, ACTS, ESPRIT and IST European frameworks in numerous projects and long co-operations with well renowned companies in EU and USA.
The product-oriented core competencies of Synelixis include expertise in embedded systems and electronics integration targeting primarily Internet of Things solutions for resource and energy monitoring in agri-fields, business and homes environments. Moreover, Synelixis product portfolio includes SynField, a product (consisting of in-house hardware and software development) that targets precision agriculture, allowing the gathering of sensing values, processed/stored in cloud environment and providing a user friendly web interface to end-users for visualizing relevant information.
Category / domain: Agrifood
Cluster project: Diatomic
E-mail: Theodore Zahariadis
Founded in 1991 as an initiative by the University of Coimbra, Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN) – Association for Innovation and Development in Science and Technology – is a non-profit private organization fosters innovation and transfer of technology between university and industry; Co-founder of the Ageing@Coimbra Reference Site EIP-AHA; Associated partner of EIT Health; Actively involved in AAL activities;
Contribute to the transformation of the business environment and organizations in general, promoting a culture of innovation, quality, rigor and entrepreneurship, built on a solid university/enterprise relationship and operating in three fronts that reinforce and complement each other:
– Research and technological development, consultancy and specialized services;
– Business and idea incubation;
– Highly specialized training and dissemination of science and technology.
Fraunhofer is the largest research organization for applied research in Europe. Its research fields are orientated towards man’s needs: health, safety, communication, mobility, energy and the environment. With over 1000 employees and an annual budget of over 60 million euros, Fraunhofer IPA is one of the largest institutes within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. More than one third of its budget originating from projects to improve industrial manufacturing processes through Industrie 4.0 technologies and lately to improve product capabilities by equipping them with additional software services.
The 13 departments of Fraunhofer IPA are supplemented by six business units: Automotive, Machinery and Equipment Industry, Electronics and Microsystems, Power Industry, Medical Engineering and Biotechnology as well as Process Industry. This structure enables us to help our practice partners improve their market position as well as support their market entry into new application fields.
Category / domain: Smart Health
Cluster project: Diatomic
E-mail: Dr. Ahmad Issa
Founded in 2014, in Novi Sad, Serbia, InoSens is an innovation driven consultancy focused on value creation in the agrifood value chain.
InoSens brings substantial experience to the diversified agricultural sector, which we have developed by bridging the gap between Information Communication Technology with the Agricultural Sector. We are actively engaged in pan-European Horizon2020 Projects, as well as in consulting with companies in both Europe and the Middle-East on implementing precision agriculture technology and sustainable agricultural business models. Moreover, InoSens has a keen understanding in many critical agricultural issues and challenges farmers face when seeking to grow and elevate their farming performances.
The company heavily relies on various co-development methodologies, adapted in-house to the specific characteristics of the agrifood sector. InoSens builds on key accounts from the agrifood sector and maintains strong and lasting alliances with complementary players (e.g. hardware vendors, agronomists, food scientists, etc.).
Category / domain: Agrifood
Cluster project: Diatomic
E-mail: Grigoris Chatzikostas
Libelium Comunicaciones Distribuidas (Libelium) is an SME that is closely located and related to the University of Zaragoza. Since its origin in 2006 as a Spin Off company from this University, Libelium has been recognized as an innovator company by all institutions within the Spanish Government.
Libelium designs and manufactures hardware technology for the implementation of wireless sensor networks so that system integrators, engineering and consultancy companies can implement reliable solutions to end users within the minimum time to market. Libelium SME’s core competence is the development of tiny, powerful and ultra-low maintenance, highly robust wireless sensor nodes. Our technology is present in more than 45 countries worldwide, with a community of developers of more than 2000 members and 15000 sensor nodes sold.
Major application areas of Libelium SME lie in the complex perception tasks where Libelium SME also develops system, firmware and application logic. Libelium SME’s product line also covers hardware modules for sensor system and high-efficient network protocols. Libelium SME systems are used in a variety of settings both in industry and academia (e.g. SmartSantander project, Telefonica, Acciona, Vodafone, AT&T, Fraunhofer Institute, University of Cambridge, IBM, etc).
Libelium SME will actively take part in the research and development of new wireless sensor devices to collect data for the project purposes. The Libelium SME team concentrates more than ten years of practical experience in the development and deployment of wireless sensor networks.
Category / domain: Sensors
Cluster project: Diatomic
E-mail: Rubén Hermoso Diez
CEA is the French Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives). It is a public body established in October 1945. The CEA is active in three main fields: Energy, information and health technologies, defence and national security. In each of these fields, the CEA maintains a cross-disciplinary culture of engineers and researchers, building on the synergies between fundamental and technological research. CEA has a workforce of around 15,000 employees.
Within the CEA Technological Research Division, institutes lead research in order to increase the industrial competitiveness through technological innovation and transfers. Two institutes, CEA-LETI and CEA-LIST, within CEA Technological Research Division will contribute to EuroCPS. CEA-LETI & CEA-LIST gather more than 2000 people focusing on many different applied research domains like RF, digital and SoC design for image processing, design environment and embedded software, or wireless communication measurement, test and design, including antennas. Researchers perform work for both internal clients and outside customers. Specifically, the embedded systems research covers architecture and design of systems, methods and facilities for software and system dependability, and intelligent vision systems.
With the strong project-centred culture of its researchers, engineers and technicians, CEA-LETI & CEA-LIST are able to perform research work in partnership with the major industrial players in the nuclear, automotive, aeronautical, defence and medical fields and thus investigate and develop innovative solutions corresponding to their requirements. CEA teams have worked as partners with numerous university laboratories, engineering schools and other research establishments on collaborative research projects.
Intel Corporation is the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker. Intel mission is to constantly push the boundaries of innovation in order to make people’s lives more exciting, more fulfilling, and easier to manage. It’s not just about making technology faster, smarter, and cheaper — it’s about using Intel technology to make life better, richer and more convenient for everyone it touches. Intel offers various products, giving customers the flexibility to create advanced computing and communications systems and products.
Intel is committed to investing in world-class technology development, particularly in the design and manufacture of products based on silicon technology. Our goal is to have Intel technology touch everyone on Earth. The company’s research and development expenditures in 2014 alone totalled $11.5 billion. In addition, Intel’s global investment organization, Intel Capital which is one of the largest venture capital organizations in the world, seeks out and invests in promising technology companies. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than $11.5 billion in more than 1,458 companies in 57 countries. In 2015 Intel Capital invested $514 million in 143 investments.
Intel R&D / Innovation in Europe is driven by a network of research, product development and innovation labs spanning the region as well as a variety of Intel business units. Intel Labs Europe (ILE) was formally established as means of coordinating activities across this diverse and extensive network, and to strengthen and improve Intel’s alignment with European R&D. Today consists of more than 50 locations employing more than 5,000 R&D professionals. Intel in Leixlip comprises of a number of research labs including the IoT System Research Lab and the Cloud and Services Lab (CSL), Quark Solution Group, Nanomaterial research and high volume manufacturing. Intel in Leixlip also manages Cities research which is also carried out at the Intel Collaborative Research Institute (ICRI) located in London. Please visit www.cities.io for further information.
Category / domain: Smart Health, Smart Cities, Digital Manufacturing
Cluster project: FED4SAE, EuroCPS
STMicroelectronics is an independent worldwide broad-range semiconductor supplier and it is ranked in the top ten semiconductor companies in the world with a turnover of 6.90 billion USD in 2014. ST has 11 main production sites, 7 Advanced R&D centers and 39 design and application centers, with more than 43000 employees over the world. ST is present in 35 countries with 79 sales offices. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people’s life.
The Company has particular strengths in Multimedia, Power, Connectivity and Sensing technologies and its sales are well balanced among the industry‘s major sectors and products : Analog, MEMS & Sensors (14 %), Automotive (25 %), Industrial & Power Discrete Products (25 %), Microcontrollers, Memory & Security (24 %), Digital (Includes Imaging Business) (12 %). ST is among the world leaders in many different fields, including semiconductors for industrial applications, inkjet print heads, MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for portable and consumer devices, microcontrollers and smartcard chips, automotive integrated circuits, computer peripherals and wireless.
STMicroelectronics draws on a rich pool of chip fabrication technology, including advanced CMOS, mixed-signal, analog and power processes, and is a partner of an international alliance for the development of next-generation CMOS technologies. ST operates a world-wide network of front-end (wafer fabrication) and back-end (assembly, test and packaging) plants. ST’s main wafer fabs are presently located in Agrate Brianza and Catania (Italy), Crolles, Rousset and Tours (France), and in Singapore. ST plays a key role in Europe’s advanced technology research programs such as H2020, Eureka and ECSEL.
ST-F will push forward its own Silicon & STM32 platforms to explore new eco-systems driven by innovative SMEs and challenging applications, suitable to penetrate new potential markets in the next future.
STMicroelectronics is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies with net revenues of US$ 6.90 billion in 2015, serving more than 100,000 customers worldwide. Offering one of the industry’s broadest product portfolios, ST serves customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions by leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength.
ST is increasingly focusing its R&D and Marketing efforts on:
Smart Driving, enabled by digitalization and electrification
The Internet of Things, including portable and wearable systems as well as smart home, city, food & farming, and industry applications.
The Sense and Power segment encompasses MEMS and sensors, smart power, power discrete, and advanced analog products. The Automotive portfolio covers all key application areas from powertrain, car safety and ADAS to car body and infotainment. The Embedded Processing Solutions include microcontrollers, digital consumer and imaging products, and digital ASICs.
ST products are found everywhere nanoelectronics makes a positive and innovative contribution to people’s lives: from power management and energy savings to trust and data security, from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, industrial power and smart factory, in the home, car and office, at work and at play. Since its creation, ST has maintained an unwavering commitment to R&D and has established a strong culture of partnership and through the years has created a worldwide network of strategic alliances with key customers, suppliers, competitors, and leading universities and research institutes around the world. Almost 20% of its employees work in R&D and product design and in 2015 the Company spent about 21% of its revenue in R&D. STMicroelectronics was one of the first global industrial companies to recognize the importance of environmental responsibility and, over the past 15 years, the ST’s sites have received more than 100 awards for excellence in all areas of Sustainability, from quality and product responsibility to corporate governance, social issues, employee health and safety, and environmental protection.
Thales is a world leader for mission critical information systems, with activities in 3 core businesses: aerospace (with all major aircraft manufacturers as customers), defence, and security (including ground transportation solutions). It employs 68000 people worldwide (50 countries). It provides its customers with all the key functions in the critical information loop, from detection and processing to transmission and distribution.
Thales develops its strategic capabilities in component, software and system engineering and architectures through its R&T organization. Designing and developing the mission-critical information systems that underpin the company’s leadership in aerospace, defence and security markets calls for comprehensive expertise in increasingly sophisticated technologies and the ability to integrate these technologies with large-scale software driven systems. Most Thales R&T programmes are shaped by the direct requirements of the company’s operating divisions and aim to give them the keys they need to set them apart from the competition and further improve their performance in increasingly aggressive markets.
Thales SA is involved in the FED4SAE project through its corporate research centre, the Thales Research & Technology centre from Palaiseau (France) near Paris, located since 2006 on the campus of the Ecole Polytechnique engineering school, close to CEA.
Thales Research & Technology employs 220 full-time staff, and some 40 doctoral students and 50 outside researchers are present on site. Research comes under following main headings. Hardware systems and components research includes microwave systems for land-based, naval and airborne radars and electronic warfare, optronics systems for detection and countermeasures, and security systems to protect people and property.
The “Critical and Embedded Systems” Laboratory of Thales Research & Technology, managed by Philippe Bonnot, works on advanced architectures and development tools for processing solutions in the different application domains of the THALES Group, including different levels of criticality (up to DAL-A for avionics and SIL4 for rail), and mixed criticality.
AVL LIST GmbH is the world’s largest privately owned and independent company for the development of powertrain systems as well as simulation, instrumentation and test systems. AVL has about 3450 employees in Graz (over 2400 graduated engineers) and a global network of 65 representations and affiliates resulting in more than 8050 employees worldwide. AVL ́s Powertrain Engineering division activities are focused on the research, design and development of various powertrains in the view of low fuel consumption, low emission, low noise and improved drivability. The Advanced Simulation Technologies division develops and markets the simulation methods which are necessary for the powertrain development work. The Instrumentation and Test Systems division is an established manufacturer and provider of instruments and systems for powertrain and vehicle testing including combustion diagnostic sensors, optical systems as well as complete engine, powertrain and vehicle test beds. AVL supplies advanced development and testing solutions for conventional and hybrid vehicle components and systems like simulation platforms, development tools and system integration tools.
As engineering partner of leading OEMs throughout the world, AVL is constantly seeking for new capabilities and their exploitation. AVL is continuously carrying out research and technical development in the field of advanced automotive powertrains including e-mobility. AVL is active in many European interest groups like ARTEMIS and EPOSS, ERTRAC, EARPA, EGVI, FCH , etc. Since Framework Program 3 AVL has participated in more than 150 European RTD projects as partner as well as coordinator.
The Digital Catapult is a UK-based not-for-profit research and development organisation. It is focused on the digital data value chain and next generation communication. One of the Digital Catapult’s four focus areas is Building IoT and next generation connectivity labs and Demonstrators which aligns perfectly to EuroCPS. The Digital Catapult builds platforms for SMEs to innovate on at speed and with less risk, enabling new digital products and services can be accelerated to market. The strategy is to work on projects that deliver openly accessibly platforms, resources and capabilities that enable innovation. The Catapult supports organisations by providing facilities, expertise and by bringing partners and consortiums together to Collaborate, Unlock and Accelerate SME products to market. The Digital Catapult operates an Innovator Centre, a space which is dedicated for innovators, businesses and academia to showcase their products and connect and collaborate.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB conducts applied research and development in the field of electronic systems for application in, e.g., electric mobility or energy technology. In this connection, the IISB extensively covers the complete value chain from basic materials to entire power electronic systems.
With its two business areas, semiconductors and power electronics, the institute provides innovation and solutions in materials development, semiconductor technology and manufacturing, devices and modules, vehicle power electronics, energy electronics, and energy supply systems. This is supplemented by broad activities in reliability, simulation, characterization, and metrology.
The headquarters of the IISB is located in Erlangen. The institute has two branches in Nuremberg and one in Freiberg. As one of the 67 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the IISB does contract research for industry and public authorities. Moreover, it closely cooperates with the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and is a member of the “Energie Campus Nürnberg” (EnCN). The IISB has about 200 employees plus numerous students working as research assistants. The institute is equipped with high-class laboratories, such as a test center for electric cars and an application center for DC grid technology. Together with the University, it operates 1500 m2 of cleanroom area for semiconductor technology on silicon and silicon carbide.
The IISB is a close partner for national and international industry. It’s main objective is to provide excellent research to its customers and to set technological benchmarks as one of the leading research institutions in electronic systems.
Category / domain: Smart Health
Cluster project: FED4SAE, EuroCPS
E-mail: Dr. Markus Pfeffer
CSEM is a private nonprofit Swiss organization for research and innovation. Supported by the Swiss Confederation, our mission is to enhance the competitiveness of industry by developing new technology platforms and transferring it to the industrial sector.
Our operation is based on five strategic programs:
Microsystems (Design & process Integration & packaging)
Systems (Scientific instrumentation, Medical device technology, Automation)
Photovoltaics & Energy Management (Crystalline Silicon & metallization , Modules & System integration, Thin film coating & devices, Printable photovoltaics, Energy Management)
Ultra-Low-Power Integrated Systems (System-on-chips, Wireless, Vision)
Surface Engineering (Nanotechnology, biotechnology, printable electronics)
CSEM plays a key role in the innovation value chain, by narrowing the gap between fundamental research and industrialization. By expanding CSEM’s knowledge and adapting it to industrial needs, new products are brought to market and new ventures are created. CSEM works with a wide range of stakeholders, from startups to SMEs and large organizations.
Our services include contract R&D, strategy and innovation consultancy, development of specific business solutions for several Industrial Sectors (Space & Scientific Instrumentation, Watchmaking, Health & Lifestyle, Communication & Semiconductor, Energy & Environment, Automation & Control, Aeronautics, Transport & Security).
The BME Department of Electron Devices (DED) is a worldwide renowned educational and research centre in microelectronics with special focus on Smart Systems integration and Multiphysics design and characterization. Its reputation in this field was fostered by participation in many international projects (more than 20 European projects), several of them concluded in spinoff companies. As such, BME DED has maintained excellent relationship with SMEs for decades, both in terms of creating spin-offs and supporting other SMEs with industrial R&D. The best known among them is the thermal design company MicRED is today a part of Mentor Graphics. Another enthusiastic team of researchers at the department formed the core design team of the first Hungarian picosatellite MASAT and later they span out as C3S (Complex Systems and Small Satellites) Ltd, which became an important player of the Central-European space technology sector, and as such, they are another success story of the department’s spin-off activity. Related to microfluidics, a new R&D field of the department a new spin-off, SpinSplit LLC was created recently.
In the last decade within the framework of the national projects TERALED and KOZLED the department supported local SMEs in their R&D activities leading to successful new products in solid-state lighting. The same kind SME support activity is continued as the department is one of the CPS/IoT design centers of H2020 EuroCPS project. In this framework the department provides coaching support for several SME projects from Hungary and from abroad.
Category / domain: Sensors
Cluster project: EuroCPS, FED4SAE, Tetramax
E-mail: Béla Fehér
University of Cantabria will be represented in the FED4SAE project by the Network Planning and Mobile Communications Laboratory. It has around 20 members, with 9 permanent staff. The group has a strong background in the participation in various European projects and collaborative initiatives. In this sense, and related to the main topics to be tackled within the project, it is worth highlighting the technical management that Prof. Luis Muñoz (head of the group) has undertaken for the SmartSantander project. In this sense, the access and exploitation of the SmartSantander platform is guaranteed through the lifetime of the project.
With regards to the topics that will be exposed in the scope of this project, UNICAN presents a great expertise in the following areas:
Protocols and architecture design and implementation for mobile communication networks, gathering a huge experience in routing algorithms and MAC layer behaviour for these different mobile technologies.
Context management and context-aware solutions from network to application level, through the implementation of different schemes, based on the provided information, to manage the access to the network
Middleware platforms for sensor networks and other mobile technologies, in order to uniform and homogenize the access to subjacent sensor technologies from the upper layers.
Internet of Things, including deployment and installation issues, as well as the management of the whole network, the execution of different researching experiments and the provision of several services to the citizens.
Contactless communication technologies, such as RFID, NFC, MIFARE and its evolution DESFire, applied to smartcard solutions and NFC-based mobile environments.
The relevance of the research activities of the Group is supported by the intense and successful participation in different research programmes, both with national (CENIT, INNPACTO, PSE) and international public scope (FP5, FP6, FP7, H2020), as well as private funding, bringing about the establishment of a number of collaborations with the industry, fostering the university-industry couple, key factor to reach the quality within the R&D/Innovation activities. In this line, UNICAN has collaborated with different financial entities in the deployment of payment and mobile-payments system both using e-Purse mechanisms and EMV credit/debit.
AMG Technology Ltd. is an independent small
enterprise founded in 2007. Company team
members have over 140 man-years of experience in
semiconductor manufacturing technologies on
silicon; design & technology development of
The Ruhr-University Bochum (German: Ruhr-Universität Bochum, RUB), located on the southern hills of central Ruhr area Bochum, was founded in 1962 as the first new public university in Germany after World War II. Instruction began in 1965.
The Ruhr-University Bochum is one of the largest universities in Germany and part of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the most important German research funding organization.
The Technical University of Catalonia, currently referred to as BarcelonaTech and commonly named just the UPC, is the largest engineering university in Catalonia, Spain. It also offers programs in other disciplines such as mathematics and architecture.
Founded in 1994, Control Data Systems SRL (CDS) is a privately owned technology company located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. CDS is a developer of wireless products and technologies for industrial applications in areas such as aerospace, oil & gas and environmental monitoring. The company focuses on developing specialized, standards based components, such as 802.15.4 and IPv6 enabled radio modems and wireless routers that bring industrial Wireless Sensor Networks into the Internet of Things. The radio modems and wireless routers designed by CDS are sold through a network of OEM partners and as such adhere to the standards and regulations required by the main industrialized regions of the world (Europe, Americas, Japan) in terms of safety and electromagnetic compatibility.
Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and offers education in technology, science, shipping and architecture with a sustainable future as its global vision. Chalmers is well-known for providing an effective environment for innovation and has 13 departments. Graphene Flagship, an FET Flagship initiative by the European Commission, is coordinated by Chalmers. Situated in Gothenburg, Sweden, Chalmers has 10,300 full-time students and 3,100 employees.
Delft University of Technology is a public legal entity in accordance with the Higher Education and Research Act (WHW). The main tasks include providing scientific education, conducting scientific research, transferring knowledge to society and promoting social responsibility. The university has been designated as a ‘public benefit institution’.
The University of Edinburg, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s ancient universities. The university has five main campuses in the city of Edinburgh, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university. The university played an important role in leading Edinburgh to its reputation as a chief intellectual centre during the Age of Enlightenment, and helped give the city the nickname of the Athens of the North.
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Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer a wide range of courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains. We are also the first European university in the Songdo Global University Campus in South Korea.
Inria, the French research institute for digital sciences, promotes scientific excellence and technology transfer to maximise its impact.
It employs 2,500 people. Its 200 agile project teams, generally with academic partners, involve more than 3,000 scientists in meeting the challenges of computer science and mathematics, often at the interface of other disciplines.
Inria works with many companies and has assisted in the creation of over 160 startups. It strives to meet the challenges of the digital transformation of science, society and the economy.
Cluster project: Tetramax
E-mail: Timothy Bourke
IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center (IT4Innovations) is part of VSB-Technical University of Ostrava. The first Anselm supercomputer, with its theoretical peak performance of 94 TFLOPs, was installed in temporary containers in May 2013. Currently ranking 87th most powerful supercomputer in the world, Salomon was put into operation in July 2015. Since the summer 2015, both supercomputers have been installed in the new IT4Innovations building in the Poruba campus. Besides operating the supercomputers, IT4Innovations is a representative of excellent research in IT area, particularly in the field of supercomputing (i.e. High Performance Computing). IT4Innovations is a research centre with strong international connections. Since its foundation in 2011, IT4Innovations has been a member of PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe), a prestigious pan-European research infrastructure, where it represents the Czech Republic. Moreover, IT4Innovations is also involved in the European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing (ETP4HPC), which is focused on defining the research priorities in the area of supercomputing in Europe.
The Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The staff of more than 960 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering.
The subjects concern production and control technologies, communication and computer technologies, knowledge technologies, biotechnologies, new materials, environmental technologies, nanotechnologies, and nuclear engineering.
The mission of the Jožef Stefan Institute is the accumulation – and dissemination – of knowledge at the frontiers of natural science and technology to the benefit of society at large through the pursuit of education, learning, research, and development of high technology at the highest international levels of excellence
The University of Pisa is an Italian public research university located in Pisa, Italy. It was founded in 1343 by an edict of Pope Clement VI. It is the 19th oldest extant university in the world and the 10th oldest in Italy.
Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), the only technological university in Estonia, is the flagship of Estonian engineering and technology education. Here the synergy between different fields (technological, natural, exact, economic and health sciences) is created and new ideas are born. TalTech is to become one of the leading technological universities in the Baltic Sea region.
Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences constitute the Tampere university community. Our community was created at the beginning of 2019, when the University of Tampere and Tampere University of Technology were merged establishing the new foundation-based Tampere University that maintains close ties with Tampere University of Applied Sciences.
Think Silicon was founded in 2007 with the vision to provide high performance – low power Graphics IP semiconductor modules.
Think Silicon S.A. is a privately held Limited Company founded in 2007, located in Patras,Greece (HQ), Toronto, Canada (Business Development & Marketing office), and San Jose, CA, USA (Sales office). Think Silicon is specialized in developing and licensing high performance graphics IP technology for ultra-low power and area limited digital devices for world wide semiconductor technology customers. Signed IP licenses representing the core business model of Think Silicon with future royalty streams.
Currently, Think Silicon is the only no compromise graphics solution for cost sensitive / battery-powered products offering System on Chip optimized GPU & Display Controller “cores”
This allows products which deliver Low System Power, Low System Cost, and High Performance
Moving from the mobile world to the rising IoT/ Wearable era, requirements are changing rapidly. Devices like smartwatches, glasses, patches or even smart clothes are equipped with displays and require high quality graphics. The main challenge in these new devices is the battery life and how to make them to last more than one day without searching for wall plugs and charging stations.
Think Silicon’s solutions uniquely enable cost sensitive products to have “smartphone like” graphical user interfaces and/or ”gaming class” graphics speed.
Wearables: sports bands, smart watches, AR/VR, medical
Low cost mobile phones: feature phones, low end smartphones
Other: home automation, home appliances, office equipment
Category / domain: Low Energy Computing
Cluster project: Tetramax
E-mail: Georgios Keramidas
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe’s top universities. It is committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence. Moreover, TUM regularly ranks among the best European universities in international rankings.
FER is one of the most important scientific institutions in Croatia, and, according to the European Commission data, FER is at the top in Croatia in terms of attracting EU projects.
ZENIT GmbH, founded in 1984, is a Public Private Partnership with around 60 employees.
We pave the way and help you gain a foothold in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), one of Europe’s leading regions.
As a competent partner in a number of European support networks, helping local organisations enter markets abroad and assisting their foreign counterparts in NRW is our business. We are your best port of call for all transnational activities.
ZENIT is owned by the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, a consortium of banks and an association comprising some 180 enterprises. On behalf of EU, national and regional bodies, we provide services for the benefit of companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as universities and research institutions. Our clients come from NRW, throughout Germany and abroad.
Cluster project: Tetramax
E-mail: Bernd Janson
Brno University of Technology is a university located in Brno, Czech Republic. Being founded in 1899 and initially offering a single course in civil engineering, it grew to become a major Czech university with over 24,000 students enrolled at 8 faculties and 2 university institutes.
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is a UK based technology innovation centre and the process arm of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Established to support the UK process manufacturing industry, CPI collaborates with universities, SMEs and large corporates to help overcome innovation challenges and develop next generation products and processes.
Operating across a broad range of technologies, we support our partners at every step of the way. From concept to market, business support to technology development and scale up to supply chain intervention, we are here to help at every stage.
CPI has dedicated national innovation centres which have been established to support industrial biotechnology and biorefining, printable electronics, biologics and formulation which underpin major markets such as healthcare, electronics, food and drink, aerospace, automotive, materials and energy.
BLUMORPHO accelerates innovation in reducing technical, market and financial risks.
BLUMORPHO is a private innovation and business accelerator. It drives innovation by bringing its understanding of economic and industrial challenges and its global connections to the smart solutions ecosystem. Unlike incubators or accelerator programs that invest in promising startups, BLUMORPHO focuses on reducing the technological market and financial risk of adopting innovation. Through its Fast Track Open Innovation service, it facilitates the cross-border discovery of radical innovations and tests their market feasibility for industrial firms seeking new ways to create value at low risk. Through its lean innovation service, it provides innovation providers with resources to swiftly move from product concept to product demonstrator, thus enabling the innovation provider and its lead customers to reach quicker ‘Go/No go’ product development decisions.
BLUMORPHO links innovation providers with private investors in providing them with the relevant support to reach the expected maturity by private investors.
BLUMORPHO uses a sophisticated set of algorithms to manage its marketplace ‘Offer-Match-Demand’ exchange process, which stores today a portfolio of 200 innovations, 42,000 corporate contacts, 7,400 startups, 200 clusters and more than 300 investors and business angels, as well as 20 years technology and market know-how. The Marketplace is evolving and increasing daily. It covers more than 24 vertical businesses and covers the full value chain.
BLUMORPHO is a private Innovation Hub connecting innovation stakeholders at Pan European and global level in focusing on businesses and value creation opportunities.
BLUMORPHO has been created based on results of the COWIN project (CSA – FP7) dedicated to support the commercial exploitation of FP6 and FP7 research projects results.
BLUMORPHO is part of the Yole Développement group. Yole Développement is a recognized strategic and marketing consulting company active in semiconductor, photonics, microelectronics, advanced packaging. BLUMORPHO is a demonstration of European projects’sustainability. The company was founded after the success of the COWIN Coordination and Support Action funded by FP7 to accelerate the technology transfer of research results by the European industry. Géraldine Andrieux was coordinator of COWIN and became Founder and CEO of BLUMORPHO.
TNO is an independent research organisation. We believe in the joint creation of economic and social value. We focus on transitions or changes in five social themes:
Industry, for a strong, internationally competitive business community.
Healthy Living, for a fit, healthy and productive population.
Defence & Security, for decisive action in an uncertain world.
Energy, for faster progress towards a low-carbon energy system.
Urbanisation, to innovate for dynamic urban regions.
Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. We develop knowledge not for its own sake, but for practical application.
TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way.
Category / domain: Autonomous Systems (Vehicles, Robotics), Digital Manufacturing
Cluster project: Smartees
E-mail: Gosse VUIJK
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), is an impartial non-profit Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) with the mission to support economic competitiveness, societal development and innovation.
To contribute to EU goals for 2020 and beyond, VTT works in synergy with the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy, with regional innovation networks throughout Finland and with numerous European platforms and partnerships.
VTT is organised around three main areas: Knowledge intensive products and services, Smart industry and energy systems, and Solutions for natural resources and environment. However, all VTT activities are characterised by genuine trans-disciplinary and cross-sectoral approaches and the daily project work is planned and implemented within multi-year, coordinated programmes.
VTT’s Pilot centres:
– BIORUUKKI (bio, process and forest technology with 9 pilot facilities for the whole value chain of bioeconomy, circular economy and cleantech)
– SMACC (Smart Machines and Manufacturing Competence Centre: Digital Factory, Robotic Village, Digital Systems, Material Insight and Smart Machines)
– MICRONOVA (large semiconductor manufacturing cleanrooms and processing, testing and characterization of micro and nano-electronic devices)
– PRINTOCENT (printed intelligence pilot manufacturing)
EURECAT is the major Technology Centre of Catalonia, in Spain, and the result of the integration, since the 1st May 2015, of the most important Catalan technology centers: Ascamm, Barcelona Media, BDigital and Cetemmsa. Furthermore, along 2016 two more technology centres have joined EURECAT: Technological Center of Nutrition and Health (CTNS) and Technology Center of Composites (CETECOM).
EURECAT provides the industrial and business sector with differential technology and advanced expertise, it offers solutions to their innovation needs and boosts their competitiveness in a fast-paced environment.
EURECAT combines the experience of over 500 professionals, generating an annual income of €38M.
The new centre serves over a thousand businesses, participates in over 100 national and international R&D&i high level strategic projects, and has 73 international patents and 9 technology-based companies. It is made up of eight centres in Catalonia and one more in Latin America (Brazil).
Category / domain: Autonomous Systems (Vehicles, Robotics), Digital Manufacturing
Cluster project: Smartees
E-mail: Esther Hurtós
The Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP works on innovative solutions in the fields of vacuum coating, surface treatment and organic semiconductors. The core competences electron beam technology, sputtering and plasma-activated deposition, high-rate PECVD as well as technologies for the organic electronics and IC/system design provide a basis for these activities.
Thus, we offer a wide range of research, development and pilot manufacturing opportunities, especially for the treatment, structuring and finishing of surfaces as well as for OLED micro displays, organic and inorganic sensors, optical filters and flexible OLED lighting. The upscaling of technologies to industrial quantities, the integration into suitable plant technology and into existing production processes as well as the possibility of technology transfer and licensing are essential services of our institute. The cost efficiency of a technology for industrial production is always taken into account.
Together with companies, research institutions and public institutions we are working on novel, pioneering technologies within public funded projects of various funding authorities. By this we are continuously enhancing our comprehensive know-how, which sets the basis to support our customers with their research and development projects from the first concept phase up to industrial realization.
Our aim is to seize the innovation potential of the electron beam, plasma technology and organic electronics for new production processes and devices and to make it available for our customers.
Main competences: vacuum coating (PECVD, sputtering, electron beam evaporation) and organic semiconductors (OLED, OLED-on-Silicon, OLED lighting, microdisplays)
Category / domain: Autonomous Systems (Vehicles, Robotics), Agrifood
Cluster project: Smartees
E-mail: Annett Arnold
Imec aims to be the world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. As a trusted partner for companies, startups and academia we bring together brilliant minds from all over the world in a creative and stimulating environment. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of diverse partners across a multitude of industries, we are accelerating progress towards a connected, sustainable future.
EBN is a network of around 140 quality-certified EU|BICs (business and innovation centres, incubators, accelerators and other support organisations) and approximately 100 Associate Members that support the development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs.
EBN is a community of professionals whose day-to-day work guides these businesses to grow in the most effective, and efficient way, delivering sustainable impact.
AMIRES is a consulting company for research, development and innovation projects. Our main strength is the creation of new international sustainable partnerships within innovation focused value chains. Our developed projects remain the main enablers for our industrial clients and their growth and provide the important opportunities for R&D community.
Finepower is a leading sales- and engineering company focused on innovative applications in the field of power electronics. Since 2001 we are acting as a successful and professional partner for our customers and suppliers. By employing newest technologies and innovative solutions we contribute substantially to the reduction of energy consumption and environment saving. Our services are very important to the solution of our customers in the continuously growing market segments. (Automotive, Industry, Renewable energy, Consumer, Telecom). Finepower offers Services in Marketing, Sales and Engineering.
Engineering: Finepower’s versatile team of experienced designers holds significant specific know how and performs the conversation of fastidious technical challenges into solutions. Supported by advanced laboratory equipment and modern hardware and software tools, our engineers can reduce and optimize the design time. Beside the development of power electronic systems, we are also specialized on the design of complex magnetic power components, thermal calculations and electrical simulations.
Marketing & Sales: Our marketing services are based on Finepower’s know how in power electronics and power management applications. Long-time experienced experts elaborate individual solutions for growing the business in the target market segments of our customers and partners. Finepower acts as a representative company for leading manufacturers and suppliers in power electronics. Our powerful and motivated sales force provides the market access for innovative products of our partners. Focussed on the target application we are an appreciated and competent partner for purchase and development.
High Tech NL (HTNL) is a cluster organization aiming to stimulate R&D&I cooperation within the Dutch High Tech industry. Founded, as association, in January 2013, as successor of the Point One association (2008), HTNL relies completely on the member fees. Currently HTNL hosts about 140 members (75 SMEs, 23 Les, 12 KIs and 30 associates). The main technology focus within HTNL includes mechatronics, micro- and nano-electronics and embedded systems with application in markets as semiconductor equipment, semiconductor components and devices, security solutions, healthcare equipment, solar equipment, lighting solutions, printing equipment.
Two main activities form the baseline of HTNL: the Innovation Agenda and the Human Capital agenda. The cluster members are supported through thematic meetings, workgroups, additional network enhancement events and support activities. The Human Capital agenda focuses on a significant improvement of the influx of more and better educated employees into the high tech industry. Within the Innovation agenda internationalization plays an important role, where HTNL guides her members towards regional, national and European collaborative R&D programs (FP7, H2020, ECSEL, ENIAC, ARTEMIS, EPOSS, EUROSTARS etc.) by exploring and showing the way to financial support from governments as well as facilitating entrance by in particular SMEs to such programs
High Tech NL maintains strong relations with both Dutch as (a growing number of) European High Tech cluster organizations in support of her members and to further strengthen the position of the Dutch high tech industry in Europe.
Luleå University of Technology (LTU) is the northernmost University of Technology in Scandinavia, with 1600 employees and 19000 students. At the University, leading edge research is performed in a multiple of disciplines in close cooperation with companies and society. Core areas of research are Mining engineering and metallurgy, Energy technology and renewable energy, High-performance steel, and ICT. LTU has through the centre of Process IT Innovations and the division of EISLAB the links to application users in local industry, as well as high competence in embedded systems.
The strategic concept of LTU ProcessIT Innovations is to bring together the functional process and engineering industry in the region with ICT services in universities and industry. The aim is to reinforce existing primary industries and develop the region’s ICT-industry to an internationally competitive position. From the start in 2005 ProcessIT Innovations has run about fifty projects and preliminary studies. The research has focused on four main fields: measurement systems, control systems, communications systems and interaction systems.
The department of EISLAB (Embedded Internet Systems Laboratory) constitutes a cornerstone in the LTU strength and innovation area “Intelligent industrial processes”. Contributions are also made to “Enabling ICT” and “Smart machines and materials”. EISLAB has been a partner or lead partner in a number of European RTD projects. Through the involvement in ProcessIT.EU, EISLAB has become a strong partner to Artemis, the European embedded system association. In this context EISLAB is the coordinator for the Arrowhead project, an Artemis Innovation Pilot Project in two different areas; AIPP4 that focuses on Production and Energy Systems Automation and AIPP6, Intelligent-Built environment, urban infrastructure for sustainable and friendly cities.
Almost 1000 years old, the University of Bologna (UNIBO) is known as the oldest University of the western world. Nowadays, UNIBO still remains one of the most important institutions of higher education across Europe and the second largest university in Italy with 11 Schools, 33 Departments and about 87.000 students. The University is organized in a multi-campus structure with 5 operating sites (Bologna, Cesena, Forlì, Ravenna and Rimini), and, since 1998, also a permanent headquarters in Buenos Aires.
With regard to the capability of attracting funding, UNIBO is very active both at National and European level. At European level, with 91 million Euros from the Seventh Framework Programme and other programs financed by the EU (268 project funded in 2007-2013) UNIBO is the first Italian university for the attractiveness of European funding for research, 31st in the European ranking of institutions of higher education. At National level UNIBO ranks second for competitive research funding from the Italian Government. At the University of Bologna, activities related to European funding programs are supported by the European Research and Innovation Office. With about 30 people, organized in 4 thematic units plus another unit specifically devoted to ERC and Marie Curie programs, the office assists research groups in the whole project lifecycle: networking and lobbying, consortium building, proposal preparation, negotiation and project management. The European Research and Innovation Office steadily cooperates with the Knowledge Transfer Office, supporting the IP protection and exploitation, and the take up and commercialization of project results.
UNIBO is an affiliate partner of the European Institute of Technology KIC EIT ICT Labs. With regard to the international reputation, UNIBO has been awarded the use of the logo “HR Excellence in Research” and is among the top 5 Italian universities in the main International rankings.
UNIBO represents a socio-economic and cultural driving force for the territory it operates in: it is the primary research partner for the Emilia-Romagna region and for the regional branch of “Confindustria”, the Confederation of Italian industry. As part of the Regional High-Technology Network, UNIBO’s Interdepartmental Centre for Industrial Research on ICT (CIRI-ICT) of UNIBO has the mission to develop industrial research on information and communication technologies for sustainable innovation and support the technology transfer of such research towards existing companies and start-ups. The CIRI-ICT aims at bridging the gap between the fundamental research carried on in the University Department and the industrial needs to deliver innovative products to the market of the regional SMEs, with particular focus to foster the application of innovative ICT technologies to the leading industrial sectors of food technology and mechanics of the region. CIRI-ICT already developed several state-of-the-art testbeds, in cooperation with innovative SMEs that demonstrate cutting-edge technologies relevant to the EuroCPS project.
Researchers from CIRI-ICT successfully participated to several EIT ICT Labs technology transfer activities in 2013 in the area of smart energy systems, smart transportation and smart cities. Therefore UNIBO brings to the project a strong link with the Italian node of EIT ICT Labs, a major EU technology transfer initiative.
With a total of 200 employees in southwest Germany at their sites in Stuttgart, Villingen-Schwenningen, and Freiburg, people at Hahn-Schickard carry out applied research and development in microsystems engineering, micro assembly technology, microanalytical systems, medical devices, and information technology. They provide support and guidance for project from the design stage to serial production, react quickly and flexibly to the demands, and work in accordance with industry-compatible, certified processes.
As a non-profit organization, CiS Forschungsinstitut für Mikrosensorik GmbH is an industry-oriented research institution focused on microsensors, microsystem technology and silicon detectors.
Providing mainly application-oriented research and development, CiS serves industrial enterprises and the public sector alike.
Built on more than 20 years of “competence in silicon”, our expertise extends from research to development to series production.
The CiS Forschungsinstitut is an institute affiliated to the Technical University of Ilmenau.
On behalf and supported by Federal and State ministries and offices, advanced research projects are undertaken, which contribute to innovations in the private and public sector.
Recognition as a non-profit organization is the result of a successful R&D strategy focusing on the prompt and non-discriminatory application of project results. Profits are used exclusively for non-profit and charitable purposes. Indeed, all proceeds benefit research and development. Supporting organization of CiS Institut is the association CiS e.V.
IKERLAN is a leading knowledge transfer technological centre providing competitive value to companies. We seek for excellence in R&D&i, thanks to the continuous adaptation to the needs of our customers and the proximity with the business reality. Faithful to our mission, we have been working daily since 1974 to develop solutions that allow our customers to become more and more competitive. We are a cooperative member of the MONDRAGON Company and we are connected to IK4 Research Alliance.
Thanks to a unique cooperation model, which combines technology transfer activities, internal research and training of highly qualified personnel, IKERLAN is currently the trusted technological partner of major companies in the country. To meet our goal, we are structured in three technological specialisation units:
ELECTRONICS, INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
ENERGY AND POWER ELECTRONICS
IKERLAN is a centre that is dynamic and open to the world. We are an agent credited by the Basque Network of Science, technology and Innovation, and we have a major cooperation network integrated by renowned European centres and universities, with which we conduct activities of research and training of researchers.
At the Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz IPHT) in Jena, scientists use light to find solutions to questions and urgent problems in the fields of health, environment, medicine and safety. Under the motto “Photonics for Life”, they research light-based technologies that make our lives safer, healthier and cleaner. Especially in the field of optical health technologies, Leibniz IPHT, in cooperation with partners from research and industry, is specifically promoting translation: the transfer of research results into applicable solutions – from Ideas to Instruments.
RISE Materials and production is a part of the Swedish research institute RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.
RISE division Materials and Production supports innovation and development by new designs, materials, optimised manufacturing methods and corrosion protection.
Our expertise and test facilities can be utilised to improve the performance and reliability of products and to create improved production methods throughout the entire value chain. We strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of Swedish industry and inspire and coach the introduction of digitalisation, sustainability and circular business models.
Tyndall National Institute is a leading European research centre in integrated ICT (Information and Communications Technology) hardware and systems. Specialising in both electronics and photonics – materials, devices, circuits and systems – we are globally leading in our core research areas of:
Smart sensors and systems
Optical communication systems
Mixed signal and analog circuit design
Microelectronic and photonic integration
Semiconductor wafer fabrication
Nano materials and device processing
Central to our mission is delivering economic impact through research excellence. We work with industry and academia to transform research into products in our core market areas of electronics, communications, energy, health, agri-food and the environment. We generate over €30m in income each year with approximately 85% coming from competitively won contracts.
With a network of over 200 industry partners and customers worldwide, we are focused on delivering real impact from our excellent research. Our ambitious five-year strategic plan sets out a clear strategy to create employment and build critical mass within the Irish technology space.
Teesside University is a public university with its main campus in Middlesbrough, Teesside in North East England. It has 18,576 students, according to the 2015/16 HESA student record.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS in Dresden is your access to know-how, expertise and modern R&D infrastructure in the field of optical sensors and actuators, integrated circuits, microsystems (MEMS/MOEMS) and nanoelectronics. The Fraunhofer IPMS is one of 72 institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the leading organization for applied research in Germany, and also in Europe. It is devoted to research of practical utility. Relying on 25,000 employees, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has a research budget of 2.3 billion euros. Around 70 percent of this sum are generated through industrial commissions and publicly financed research projects. The remainder is contributed by the Federal Government and the Länder as basic funding. The Fraunhofer IPMS is part of the Fraunhofer Group Microelectronics (german abbreviation: VµE), and is engaged in various regional and international networks in the filed microsystems and photonics.