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EPoSS Newsletter 2/2015 - EPoSS Annual Forum 2015


22 September 2015

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Dear EPoSS Newsletter Subscribers, 

This edition of the EPoSS Newsletter is dedicated to the upcoming Joint Event "EPoSS Annual Forum 2015 & MNBS 2015", to be held at imec in Leuven, 12-15 October 2015, with

  • The EPoSS General Assembly & Annual Forum 2015 “State of the (Sm)Art: Smart Systems Responding to Demand Side Requirements”,12-13 October 2015
  • MNBS 2015 “Translate Technologies into Competitive, Validated and Manufacturable Products to Impact Quality of Life”, 14-15 October 2015

Please note that:

In addition, we would like to invite you to

Last but not least, at the end of this newsletter you will find additional News Items and Event Announcements that are relevant for the Smart Systems Integration community, and that we pre-selected for your convenience.

Enjoy the reading, and see you in Leuven!

News Items related to the EPoSS Annual Forum 2015, ICT 2015 and SSI 2016

Only 3 weeks to go: Register NOW for the Joint Event "EPoSS Annual Forum 2015 & MNBS 2015" Only 3 weeks to go: Register NOW for the Joint Event "EPoSS Annual Forum 2015 & MNBS 2015"
The event will take place in Leuven, Belgium, 12-15 October 2015. The Motto of the EPoSS Annual Forum 2015 is “State of the (Sm)Art: Smart Systems Responding to Demand Side Requirements”. That of MNBS 2015 is “Translate Technologies into Competitive, Validated and Manufacturable Products to Impact Quality of Life”.
EPoSS Annual Forum 2015 & MNBS 2015: Programme now available! EPoSS Annual Forum 2015 & MNBS 2015: Programme now available!
The event will take place in Leuven, Belgium, 12-15 October 2015.
EPoSS Working Groups organise sessions at EPoSS Annual Forum 2015 EPoSS Working Groups organise sessions at EPoSS Annual Forum 2015
The EPoSS Working Group Sessions will take place on the first day of the Joint Event "EPoSS Annual Forum 2015 & MNBS 2015", in the afternoon of 12 October 2015. The Working Group Sessions are open to all registered participants.
EPoSS Annual Forum 2015 free of charge for students and young researchers EPoSS Annual Forum 2015 free of charge for students and young researchers
This dedicated support for students and young researchers is part of a series of support activities for the coming generation of Smart Systems engineers.
Join EPoSS@ICT 2015: 3 Interactive Networking Sessions & Booth in EC Village Join EPoSS@ICT 2015: 3 Interactive Networking Sessions & Booth in EC Village
ICT 2015 will be held in Lisbon, 20-22 October 2015. EPoSS and its strategy project EXPRESS co-organise three interactive networking sessions on Smart Systems Integration on 22 October 2015, and have a booth in the EC Village.
SSI 2016: Call for Papers now open SSI 2016: Call for Papers open until 5 October 2015
The Call for Papers for SSI 2016, International Conference and Exhibition on Integration Issues of Miniaturized Systems, is open until 5 October 2015. SSI 2016 is part of the activities of EPoSS. The event will take place in Munich, 9-10 March 2016.

Further relevant News Items

Draft versions of Horizon 2020 work programmes for 2016-2017 now available Draft versions of Horizon 2020 work programmes for 2016-2017 now available
These documents are being made public just before the adoption process of the work programme to provide potential participants with the currently expected main lines of the work programme 2016-2017. They are not yet endorsed by the Commission and they do not in any way prejudge the final decision of the Commission.

Augmented SRA of the European Smart Systems Integration Ecosystem Augmented SRA of the European Smart Systems Integration Ecosystem
The "Augmented Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of the European Smart Systems Integration Ecosystem" takes as a basis the 2013 version of the EPoSS roadmaps and SRA and the Smart Systems part of the ECSEL MASRIA, and consolidates these with roadmaps and SRAs of European Technology Platforms (ETPs), clusters and other networks. It gathers the links between the EPoSS SRA and other platforms as opportunities to build bridges, and to encourage collaboration. The outcome is an augmented SRA, covering the application and sectoral view, the functional view, and the technological view.
EPoSS Roadmap "Smart Systems for Automated Driving" now published EPoSS Roadmap "Smart Systems for Automated Driving"
The European Roadmap „Smart Systems for Automated Driving” was edited by the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EPoSS).
Opportunity for SMEs: How to gain access to "smart products" Opportunity for SMEs: How to gain access to "smart products"
How can SMEs benefit from modern micro-technologies? How can these systems be manufactured economically in quantities of only some hundreds or thousands? And how can enterprises in one European country gain access to the required know-how only provided in another European country?
Launch of the European Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) Initiative Launch of the European Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) Initiative
SAE is supporting product and service innovation through digital technologies. Clustered in four projects with a total budget of 25M€, 23 of Europe’s leading competence centres in the components and systems value chain across 11 Member States will start from January 2015 to support 100 user-supplier experiments with 200 SMEs and mid-caps. Currently, Smart Anything Everywhere constitutes projects selected under ICT1 and ICT2 of Work Programme 2014/15. EPoSS is represented in this initiative through the Innovation Action SMARTER-SI: Smarter Access to Manufacturing for Systems Integration
EURIPIDES²: Autumn 2015 Call for Proposals EURIPIDES²: Autumn 2015 Call for Proposals
Deadline for PO submission is 25 September 2015. Deadline for FPP submission is 24 November 2015.
Andrea Cuomo became new Chairman of the Governing Board of ECSEL Joint Undertaking as of 4 June 2015 Andrea Cuomo became new Chairman of the Governing Board of ECSEL Joint Undertaking as of 4 June 2015
Andrea Cuomo is Executive Vice President, Advanced Systems Technology (AST) and Special Projects, and has held this position since January 2012. He also serves as Chairman of the Board at 3Sun, ST’s photovoltaic joint venture with Enel Green Power and Sharp.
EPoSS / KTN Brokerage Workshop on IoT Large Scale Pilots: Presentations now available EPoSS / KTN Brokerage Workshop on IoT Large Scale Pilots: Presentations now available
The workshop was held in London, 26 June 2016. The presentations given as well as the technology and partner offers and requests that were on display during the day are available for download on the EPoSS website.

Website for European Startups launched Website for European Startups launched
Startup Europe has just launched a brand new website, a single-entry-point portal entirely dedicated to European tech startups with the mission of uniting their ecosystems. Startup Europe aims to strengthen the business environment for web and ICT entrepreneurs so that their ideas and business can start and grow in the EU.
Current cohort of SSI Erasmus Mundus MSc students looking for organisations hosting their master thesis Current cohort of SSI Erasmus Mundus MSc students looking for organisations hosting their master thesis
The Joint International Master in Smart Systems Integration covers all important aspects of Smart Systems Integration. It is conducted over four semesters, where the students spend one semester at each of the three partner universities. The fourth semester is devoted to the master thesis in the framework of an industry project. The students are looking for hosting organisations for the period of April-November 2016. EPoSS members are particularly invited to participate as hosts.
EuroTraining - Access to training in the areas of smart integrated systems, embedded systems and micro-/nanoelectronics EuroTraining - Access to training in the areas of smart integrated systems, embedded systems and micro-/nanoelectronics
EuroTraining is an FP7 Coordination and Support Action with the aim of providing a European Training Infrastructure facilitating the provision of high calibre training across Europe.

 Upcoming Events

MNE 2015: Micro and Nano Engineering
The event will take place in The Hague, 21-24 September 2015.
AAL Forum 2015
The event will take place in Ghent, 22-25 September 2015.
CEN-CENELEC StandarDays
This two day information session is aimed at newcomers to European standardization, as well as those who would like to understand the CEN and CENELEC systems better. It will take place in Brussels, 22-23 September 2015.
EU Brokerage Event on Key Enabling Technologies in Horizon 2020
The event will take place in Strasbourg, 1 October 2015.
ESWEEK 2015: Embedded Systems Week
The event will take place in Amsterdam, 4-9 October 2015.
Semicon Europa 2015
The event will take place in Dresden, Germany, 5-8 October 2015.
ARTEMIS Technology Event
The event will take place in Turin, 6-7 October 2015.
EPoSS Annual Forum 2015 & MNBS 2015
The EPoSS Annual Forum will for the second time be a joint event with the MNBS Consultation and Concertation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio Convergence Systems. The event will take place in Leuven, Belgium, 12-15 October 2015.
ETP Nanomedicine Annual Event 2015
The event will take place in Dublin, 12-14 October 2015.
Tyndall Technology Days 2015: Integrated ICT - Shaping the Industrial Internet
The event will take place in Cork, 14-15 October 2015.
Public-Private Partnerships Info Day
The info day will take place in Brussels, 16 October 2015.
ICT 2015 Innovate, Connect, Transform
The event will take place in Lisbon, 20-22 October 2015.
SSIS 2015: Smart Systems Industry Summit
The event will take place in Flanders, 20 October 2015.
HealthyIoT 2015: 2nd International Conference on IoT Technologies for HealthCare
The event will take place in Rome, 26-27 October 2015.
MikroSystemTechnik-Kongress 2015
The event will take place in Karlsruhe, 26-28 October 2015. The conference language is German.
Info Day on the Horizon 2020 Work programme 2016-2017 'Smart, green and integrated transport'
The info day will take place in Brussels, 5 November 2015.
Forum be-flexible 2015
The event is organised by EPoSS member Fraunhofer EMFT. It will take place in Munich, 17-18 November 2015. 
Standarization in Horizon2020 - Webinar
The webinar will take place on 17 November 2015.
European Nanoelectronics Forum
The event will be held in Berlin, 1-2 December 2015.
SSI 2016: International Conference and Exhibition on Integration Issues of Miniaturized Systems
The event is part of the activities of EPoSS. SSI 2016 will take place in Munich, 9-10 March 2016. The Call for Papers is open until 5 October 2015.
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