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EPoSS Newsletter 3/2010

20 December 2010

Christmas 2011

Contents of this Issue

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

In the past 12 months EPoSS has again proven to be an efficient and trend-setting technology platform. Thanks to your involvement and extraordinary commitment, EPoSS has grown not only in terms of members but also in terms of influence. Your engagement helped to make EPoSS the most active and visible ETP in the European research arena. The platform is closely associated with activities in major research areas such as Green Cars, Internet of Things, Health and Ageing or sustainable production.

One major event in 2010 was the election of Dott. Carmelo Papa, Executive Vice President and General Manager of STMicroelectronics, as the new EPoSS Chairman. Carmelo Papa took over the position from Dr. Klaus Schymanietz, Senior Vice President of EADS Germany, who acted as Chairman of EPoSS since 2006. Further to the Chairman, five Vice Chairmen were selected by the members to represent EPoSS and support the Chairman. The new board has been appointed to lead the platform for the coming two years.

In 2010 EPoSS organised and contributed to a number of successful events, among others the SSI 2010 in Como, the AMAA 2010 in Berlin, the ETP conference in Brussels, the EPoSS Proposers’ Day and Green Cars Strategy event in Berlin, and the EPoSS Annual Forum in Lisbon. Last but not least EPoSS members were very successful in recent calls and a large number of projects initiated by EPoSS members were successfully launched in 2010.

In view of the upcoming next Research Framework Programme FP8, and with Smart Systems being one of the key enablers in many relevant industrial sectors, the coming year will no doubt be equally exciting for EPoSS and the Smart Systems community. We are looking forward to the SMART SYSTEMS INTEGRATION 2011 in March, the AMAA 2011 in June and to the next EPoSS Annual Forum that will take place in Barcelona in October 2011.

We would like to thank you again and wish you and your family
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The EPoSS Office team
Wolfgang Gessner
Petra Weiler, Annette Schostak, Idoia Valencia, Sebastian Lange, Gereon Meyer

New EPoSS Chairman, Carmelo Papa of STMicroelectronics, and five Vice Chairmen elected

EPoSS members elected a new Board at this year's General Assembly in Lisbon on 7th October 2010. The new Board is made up of the Chairman and five Vice Chairmen.


EPoSS Award for former EPoSS Chairman Dr. Klaus Schymanietz

Access to the files is however restricted to EPoSS members and participants of the Proposers' Day.


EPoSS Annual Forum 2010: Presentations available!

All presentations are available for download at the EPoSS website.


The Economist: Special Report on Smart Systems

According to the report, Information-technology firms have identified Smart Systems as the next big thing.


Interim Evaluation of the Seventh Framework Programme - Report of the Expert Group

The interim evaluation of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) was carried out by a group of independent, international experts and supported by an extensive base of evaluation evidence, including studies and statistics.


EPoSS Sessions at SSI 2011

The SSI 2011 conference on 22-23 March 2011 in Dresden is part of the activities of EPoSS. EPoSS is organising two special EPoSS sessions on the first day of the conference.


SSI 2011: Programme now available

The SSI 2011 conference will be held in Dresden on 22 - 23 March 2011.


AMAA 2011: Call for Papers published

The AMAA 2011 "Smart Systems for Electric, Safe and Networked Mobility" will take place in Berlin, 29-30 June 2011. The event is jointly organised by EPoSS, ICT4FEV and VDI/VDE-IT.


Communication on Commission's Approach to Industrial Policy

Commission Communication COM(2010)614 "An Integrated Industrial Policy for the Globalisation Era - Putting Competitiveness and Sustainability at Centre Stage"



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