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EPoSS LogoEPoSS, the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration, is an industry-driven policy initiative, defining R&D and innovation needs as well as policy requirements related to Smart Systems Integration and integrated Micro- and Nanosystems. EPoSS is contributing to EUROPE 2020, the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade, to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy..

A group of major industrial companies and research organizations (see EPoSS Members) from more than 20 European Member States intend to co-ordinate their activities in Smart Systems Integration. A main objective is to develop a Vision and to set-up a Strategic Research Agenda on Innovative Smart Systems Integration.

EPoSS brings together European private and public stakeholders in order to create an enduring basis for structuring initiatives, for co-ordinating and bundling efforts, for setting-up sustainable structures of a European Research Area on Smart Systems Integration. EPoSS embraces all key players, public and private, in the value chain so as to

  • provide a common European approach on Innovative Smart Systems Integration from research to production outlining the key issues for a strategic European innovation process,
  • define priorities for common research and innovation in the future,
  • formulate commonly agreed road maps for action (updating, assembling and completing existing material and approaches) and provide a strategic R&D agenda, and
  • mobilise public and private human, infrastructural and financial resources.
The initiative is of immediate importance in view of defining research and technology priorities for the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7), and its successor programme "Horizon 2020" - the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, for raising more critical mass and resources and for coordinating between different initiatives (national, regional, EUREKA, European public funding, and industry).
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