Tamas Kerekes presented the technology transfer project "HS-CHAR: High Speed Characterization of Mass Storage Devices", which is being developed together with PCB Design, during the annual TETRAMAX Partners Meeting, held in Aachen on September 26.
TETRAMAX is proving to be a very efficient vehicle to promote small size projects, as Tamas said:
"Let me share you about my experience and consideration about the TETRAMAX projects and in particular about the call related to the bilateral technology transfer.
My company is a small SME working in the semiconductor/electronics industry. We spend more than half of our engineering resources on R&D. Even so, we cannot develop all technology we need by ourselves and we need to access technology of others. Contributions of national and EU funding are extremely useful to support our business growth. There are many calls and opportunities. On the other hand, we don’t have all resources to monitor and select the calls, even less to write many applications (a typical Sunday night task). So we need to focus on the opportunities where either: 1) the success rate is very good and the funded amount is high or: 2) the preparation of the application requires a reasonable amount of work. In both cases, the fast turnaround time (from application to final reporting and cashing) has to be short.
From this point of view, I consider TETRAMAX our best experience:
We have been advised about the opportunity by a TETRAMAX partner, without the need to monitor and study.
The preparation of the application is easy - of course once we have the content. We need to provide only the important data in a condensed way. I think this is a winning approach from the evaluation side as well.
The contracting procedure is easy again.
I warmly suggest TETRAMAX to other SMEs and I hope it will be a long success story!"
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.