March 15, 2018

See you at DATE next week?

You can join the TETRAMAX workshop on 'Enabling ICT Innovations for European SMEs' , on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 11:30 - 13:00. You can also come by and talk to us at the TETRAMAX booth!

On March 19, DATE 2018 opens the doors to the 21st DATE conference at the International Congress Center in Dresden, Germany.

The 21st DATE conference and exhibition takes place in Dresden for the fifth time - bringing together designers and design automation users, researchers and vendors, as well as specialists in the hardware and software design, test and manufacturing of electronic circuits and systems. DATE puts strong emphasis on ICs/SoCs, reconfigurable hardware and embedded systems, including embedded software.

You can find TETRAMAX there, sharing a booth with HiPEAC and we are also organizing a workshop on Enabling ICT Innovations for European SMEs.

Technology-driven business in Europe fails more often compared to other regions such as the USA and China. Turning results into products is a challenge which starts at the very beginning of an idea for a new technology and obliges researchers to cooperate with business experts and investors. The European Commission started its Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) Initiative to foster transfer from research to business in the areas of Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and via the instrument of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH).

Two SAE Initiative projects will be presented in the workshop session, supported by two speakers from industry presenting their products consisting of programming technology SLX (Silexica) and software for automated driving (BASELABS). The workshop session will introduce the SAE approach and their individual funding schemes for European university-industry cooperation. The technology transfer concept focuses on direct cooperation between universities and SMEs supported by open innovation networks and other stakeholders like investors. The session speakers will demonstrate in a pragmatic way and by use of concrete examples how technology transfer can be initiated and implemented in practice and to overcome the associated pitfalls and use the innovation opportunities. The mix of presentations ensures that both academic and industrial viewpoints and concerns are adequately addressed. The workshop session will hence be of interest to a large audience. Amongst others, the goal is to motivate more stakeholders to engage in international technology transfer.

During the session, SAE representatives will share their experiences and insights as researcher, founder, entrepreneur, investor or consultant.

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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.