Cooperation

Within its framework and its diversity of competence fields and activities, EPoSS collaborates with different industry associations and technology platforms. The goal of this cooperation is to work on common objectives and strategies on the one hand and on the other hand to reach mutual benefits by advertising news and events to the broader audience.

Usually the cooperation is based on a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which is typically valid for the period of one year. After this period the agreement has to be renewed. Other forms of collaboration do exist. For further information regarding the different forms of collaborations, please contact the EPoSS office.

Information on the respective organisations and nature of cooperation are provided in detail below.

AENEAS

 

EPoSS is closely working together with AENEAS in the context of the Joint Undertaking ECSEL as part of the Private Members Board.

AENEAS is an industry association, established in 2006, providing unparalleled networking opportunities, policy influence and supported access to funding to all types of R&D&I participants in the field of micro and nano-electronics enabled components and systems.

Common documents

2012 - First common Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) in preparation of the industrial strategy for ECSEL Joint Undertaking

2014 - SRIA is for the first time elaborated into a Multi-Annual Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (MASRIA) for ECSEL Joint Undertaking

2015 - MASRIA for ECSEL Joint Undertaking

2016 - MASRIA for ECSEL Joint Undertaking

2018 - First ever common Strategic Research Agenda spanning the entire electronic components and systems (ECS-SRA) value chain. This common framework for Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) identifies key research priorities, technology challenges and application areas to foster Europe’s transformation into a digital society, and to deliver societal and economic value. The ECS-SRA incorporates the work of over 200 experts and feedback from the ECS community gathered at the European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems 2017 (EFECS 2017) held in Brussels in December 2017. This will be a living document, fine-tuned annually and subject to a major review every three years.

For further information visit the AENEAS website.

 

AIOTI

 

AIOTI (Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation) aims to strengthen the dialogue and interaction among Internet of Things (IoT) players in Europe and to contribute to the creation of a dynamic European IoT ecosystem to speed up the take up of IoT.  AIOTI provides recommendations for future collaborations in the Internet of Things Focus Area of the 2016-2017 Horizon 2020 programme.

Several partners of EPoSS are also partners in the AIOTI initiative.

ARTEMIS-IA

 

EPoSS is closely working together with ARTEMIS-IA in the context of the Joint Undertaking ECSEL as part of the Private Members Board.

ARTEMIS - Industry Association strives for a leading position of Europe in Embedded Intelligence. The multidisciplinary nature of the membership provides an excellent network for the exchange of technology ideas, cross-domain fertilisation, as well as for large innovation initiatives.

Common documents

2012 - First common Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) in preparation of the industrial strategy for ECSEL Joint Undertaking

2014 - SRIA is for the first time elaborated into a Multi-Annual Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (MASRIA) for ECSEL Joint Undertaking

2015 - MASRIA for ECSEL Joint Undertaking

2016 - MASRIA for ECSEL Joint Undertaking

2018 - First ever common Strategic Research Agenda spanning the entire electronic components and systems (ECS-SRA) value chain. This common framework for Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) identifies key research priorities, technology challenges and application areas to foster Europe’s transformation into a digital society, and to deliver societal and economic value. The ECS-SRA incorporates the work of over 200 experts and feedback from the ECS community gathered at the European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems 2017 (EFECS 2017) held in Brussels in December 2017. This will be a living document, fine-tuned annually and subject to a major review every three years.

For further information visit the ARTEMIS-IA website.

EPSI

 

The European Platform for Sport Innovation (EPSI) is a networking organization which focuses on innovation in the areas of physical activity related to sport, leisure and health. EPSI strives for a more innovation-friendly environment for the EU sports industry, in order to stimulate technological innovation and to set up businesses with a focus on innovative technology. EPSI and EPoSS cooperate most specifically in the domains of Internet of Things, Smart Cities and Wearables

For further information visit the EPSI website.

ERTRAC

 

ERTRAC is the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council. It is the European technology platform which brings together road transport stakeholders to develop a common vision for road transport research in Europe.

You can download here the European Raodmap Electrification of Road Transport and ERTRAC-EPoSS Strategy Paper 2009.

For further information visit the ERTRAC website.

ESTHER

 

The European initiative ESTHER (Emerging Smart Technologies for Healthcare) has been working to define a roadmap to foster cross-KETs cooperations in Healthcare, thereby submitting a set of three criteria to the EC that would define a strategic HealthTech programme:

  • to accelerate the development of multi-KETs solutions,
  • to develop the full potential of digital Health and foster translation,
  • to advance integrated global medical and hospital solutions for a continuum of care.

EPoSS is associated to the ESTHER initiative through the formal link established with the NOBEL CSA and its role as an Associated Partner.

 

ETIP SNET

 

ETIP SNET

European Technology & Innovation Platforms (ETIPs) have been created by the European Commission in the framework of the new Integrated Roadmap Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) by bringing together a multitude of stakeholders and experts from the energy sector.

For further information visit the ETIP SNET website.

ETPN

 

The European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine (ETPN) is a similar initiative to EPoSS, led by industry and set up together with the European Commission, specifically addressing the applications of nanotechnology to achieve breakthroughs in healthcare.

Nanomedicine exploits the improved and often novel physical, chemical and biological properties of materials at the nanometer scale. Nanomedicine has the potential to enable early detection and prevention, and to essentially improve diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of diseases.

MNBS

 

Micro-Nano-Bio Systems (MNBS) are integrated Smart Systems, engineered and enabled at micro or nano scale that depend upon, contain or interact with biochemical processes, bio materials or living organisms. Since MNBS are driving the convergence of microelectronics technology, micro engineering, nano materials, surface and biochemistry, while operating at the cutting edge of life sciences, bioengineering and physiological science; these systems are opening new roads to deal with major societal challenges. Major application fields for MNBS are Health and Well-Being, Agriculture, Food, Environment as well as Safety and Security.

Since its early days, EPoSS has supported activities in MNBS, and has been closely cooperating with the MNBS community and the European Commission, providing input to consultations, publishing white papers, organising proposers’ days and brokerage events, and co-organising biennially its EPoSS Annual Forum with the MNBS Concertation and Consultation Workshop. It has also set up a dedicated Working Group “Applied MNBS”.

For further information visit he MNBS website.

SmartGrids

 

The European Technology Platform (ETP) for the Electricity Networks of the Future (SmartGrids) is a European Commission initiative that aims at boosting the competitive situation of the European Union in the field of electricity networks, with particular focus on smart power grids. EDSO has strong links to the ETP, with both organisations playing an unofficial advisory role to the other.

The ETP represents all European smart grid stakeholders, and its establishment was first suggested by industrial stakeholders and the research community during the first International Conference on the Integration of Renewable Energy Sources and Distributed Energy Resources (IRED) in December 2004. The EC’s Directorate General for Research launched the ETP SmartGrids in 2005. Until mid 2009, the role of the ETP was to set out the vision and strategy for the development of Europe’s electricity networks of the future. Since then, its role is to accompany the deployment of this strategy and to update the strategic research agenda to reflect new realities.

WssTP

 

WssTP and EPoSS have many water-related objectives in common. They agreed in 2016 to coordinate activities for advancing the respective fields of interest of the two organisations, namely, developing new technologies through enhancing new application opportunities of Smart Systems. This happens by introducing Smart Systems in the domain of various fields of the water sector, striving to overcome barriers to compel the use of new digital systems and developing new appropriate systems for water sector needs. Strategic and strong development of European water as well as environmental research and innovation for the benefit of an effective, smart and competitive public and private water sector and water-dependent industrial sectors is the first priority of this collaboration.

For further information visit the WssTP website.