Sept. 19, 2017

The TETRAMAX project has kicked off!

With its kick-off meeting on 19 September in Aachen, TETRAMAX (TEchnology TRAnsfer via Multinational Application eXperiments) has now been officially launched! 22 partners from all over Europe gathered here and joined forces to become the leading competence center network for customized and low-energy computing and boosting innovation in European industries.

TETRAMAX focuses on the domain of customized low energy computing (CLEC) for Cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things within the framework of the European "Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE)" initiative. This new initiative builds on the successful TETRACOM project, which focused on encouraging researchers to use technology transfer to commercialize their results.

The project aims to ignite innovation by stimulating, organizing and evaluating different kinds of technology transfer experiments (TTX). These experiments will connect SMEs and mid-caps with international academics, resulting in low-risk industrial adoption of novel computing technologies. Building and leveraging a European CLEC competence center network will increase the exchange of technologies and solutions, hence increasing TTX opportunities. By providing sufficient seed funding, TETRAMAX will enable self-sustainability of the EU network of competence centers.

In the long term, TETRAMAX will be the trailblazer towards a reinforced, profitable, and sustainable ecosystem infrastructure, providing CLEC competence, services and a continuous innovation stream at European scale, yet with strong regional presence as preferred by SMEs.

Project coordinator Prof. Rainer Leupers clearly defines the immediate ambition of TETRAMAX: “Supporting 50+ industry clients and 3rd parties in the entire EU with innovative technologies, leading to an estimated revenue increase of 25 Mio. € based on 50+ new or improved CLEC-based products, 10+ entirely new businesses/SMEs initiated, as well as 30+ new permanent jobs and significant cost and energy savings in product manufacturing.”

More information in German: Tetramax_DE


TETRAMAX is a Horizon 2020 innovation action within the European Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) initiative in the domain of customized and low-energy computing for Cyber Physical Systems and the Internet of Things. As a Digital Innovation Hub, TETRAMAX aims to bring added value to European industry, helping to gain competitive advantage through faster digitization. The project partially builds on experiences with the TETRACOM project during 2013-2016. TETRAMAX was launched in Sep 2017 and runs until Dec 2021.