Feb. 11, 2019

TETRAMAX workshop at DATE 2019

TETRAMAX is organizing a workshop on: Smart funding for digitization of Europe’s Industry, by Luca Fanucci and Bernd Janson at DATE 2019, March 27, from 11.00 to 12.30, in Florence Italy.

One of the most demanding challenge for Europe’s Industry is to implement information technologies. Besides technical problems during the installation and replacement of analogue processes, digitalization touches the whole process of interaction and exchange in and outside companies.

Threats like hacks with misuse of personal data, system blackouts or lack of qualified IT experts are heavily discussed and prevent many players, especially smaller SMEs, from fostering digitalization so far. But even if all those problems will be solved the question about the contribution of digitalization to CO2 reduction and lower energy consumption is still remaining. New promising innovations like blockchain technologies seem to completely fail at least from the energy saving point of view. To receive solutions for all aspects of digitalization with focus on Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and via the instrument of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) the European Commission started its Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) Initiative to foster transfer from research to business. The Horizon 2020 Innovation Action TETRAMAX is one of them offering smart and individual funding schemes for European university-industry cooperation. The technology transfer concept focuses on direct cooperation – Technology Transfer Experiments (TTX) - 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. Amongst others, the goal is to motivate more stakeholders to engage in international technology transfer and become part of TETRAMAX.

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

  • Rainer Leupers, RWTH Aachen University, Germany - TETRAMAX coordinator
  • Antonio Solinas, Lifely, Italy - TTX 1: Carrots: Cooperative ARchitecture for gaRdening with Open moniToring Systems
  • Davide Rossi, Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy TTX 2: EVERMORE:
  • Per Stenström, Chalmers, Sweden (tbc), coordinator of EuroLab4HPC
  • Bernd Janson, ZENIT GmbH, Enterprise Europe Network, Germany
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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 Aug 2021.