The ECSEL-JU programme started with the merge of the previous ARTEMIS-JU and the ENIAC-JU in June 2014 and will finish in 2024. Three industry associations (including ARTEMIS Industry Association) represent actors from the areas of Micro-/Nanoelectronics, Embedded Intelligent Systems, and Smart Systems. The ECSEL-JU programme features innovation and competitive projects in several key application areas and crucial key enabling technology areas (essential capabilities).
Strategic decisions are made by the ECSEL Joint Undertaking Governing Board, comprising private members (ARTEMIS Industry Association, AENEAS and EPoSS), participating states and the European Commission. R&I funding decisions are based on independent expert evaluation and synergies with national priorities, and are made by the Public Authorities Board, comprising representatives of the participating states and associated countries and the European Commission.
The cooperation with the European Technology Platforms (ETPs) AENEAS/ENIAC and EPoSS started officially in 2012. At the request of the European Commission, a common high level SRIA (Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda) was written together with AENEAS (ENIAC ETP) and EPoSS ETP, to outline a common view of the electronic components and systems industry in Europe. Based on this SRIA, the European Commission developed ideas to create an integrated successor under Horizon 2020 of both the ENIAC and ARTEMIS Joint Undertakings, also integrating the EPoSS ETP into this overall Joint Undertaking in the domain of electronic components and systems. This ECSEL-JU has been established by Council Regulation on 27 June 2014. Today, the three associations together are closely cooperating as private partners in this ECSEL-JU, a 5 Billon Euro R&I initiative under the umbrella of Horizon2020.
Another example is the Private Member Board of the ECSEL-JU. This is a cooperation between the ECSEL Joint Undertaking, AENEAS, ARTEMIS Industry Association and EPoSS, contributing to establish a strategy for the upcoming ECSEL Calls.
A long lasting cooperation between ARTEMIS Industry Association and ITEA started already with the back-to-back ITEA Symposium / ARTEMIS Autumn event of 2008. Since there is a large common industry community in both programmes, this co-organised event became a success and was successively integrated into a two-day Co-Summit in 2010. Today, we can look back on six successful Co-Summit events, of which the last three attracted between 650 and 700 participants, showing the relevance of the event for both programmes. A similar common bi-annual event is currently under construction and will premiere in 2017.
Another continuous cooperation with ITEA was started in 2011 under the name “High level Umbrella”, where the positioning of both programmes was documented. In 2012 a shared Vision2030 was written, looking 20 years ahead. In 2013 this Vision2030 was extended with an economic outlook on the impact of software and embedded systems on industry in Europe. This cooperation between ARTEMIS and ITEA was from its beginning strongly supported by the Public Authorities of the participating countries.
ARTEMIS Industry Association co-established the ARTEMIS-ITEA Coordination Committee (AICC), to maintain a continuous open dialogue with the EUREKA ITEA cluster, which has already resulted in:
ARTEMIS Industry Association is one of the founding members of AIOTI, the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation. Since IoT is one of the focus areas of ARTEMIS-IA, becoming member of AOITI was a logical step to broaden our community's possibilities for networking and R&I within the IoT area.
The Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) was initiated by the European Commission in order to develop and support the dialogue and interaction among the Internet of Things (IoT) various players in Europe. The overall goal of the AlOTI is the creation of a dynamic European IoT ecosystem to unleash the potentials of the IoT.
ARTEMIS is a European Technology Platform which is established by the European Commission and executed by the Industry Association. European Technology Platforms (ETPs) are industry-led stakeholder fora recognised by the European Commission as key actors in driving innovation, knowledge transfer and European competitiveness.
The ARTEMIS ETP develops research and innovation agendas and roadmaps for action at European and national level, to be supported by both private and public funding. ARTEMIS-IA mobilises stakeholders to deliver on agreed priorities and share information across the EU. By working effectively together, ARTEMIS-IA also helps to deliver solutions to major challenges of key concern to citizens such as the ageing society, the environment and food and energy security.
ARTEMIS-IA often assists the commission in organising events (Road2CPS day & Co-summit) and promoting Embedded Intelligence projects.
CyPhERS: Cyber-Physical European Roadmap and Strategy. CyPhERS was a 20-month Support Action co-funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme. The CyPhERS project aimed at combining and expanding Europe's competence in embedded and mobile computing and in control of networked embedded systems. The main objective of the project was to develop a European strategic research and innovation agenda for cyber-physical systems (CPS) to ensure Europe's competitiveness in this emerging field. The project results are published in a final document: Integrated CPS Research Agenda and Recommendations for Action.
HiPEAC: European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation. HiPEAC's mission is to steer and increase the European research in the area of high-performance and embedded computing systems, and stimulate cooperation between a) academia and industry and b) computer architects and tool builders. HiPEAC is financed through three consecutive collaborative projects from the European Commission. It was announced in August 2015 that HiPEAC will continue under H2020 as Support Action. In 2016, ARTEMIS-IA office became member of HiPEAC.
Road2CPS is a support action project and due to the similarities in its research activities in the area of Smart Cyber-Physical Systems, it is an excellent cooperation partner for ARTEMIS-IA. Road2CPS was involved in the brainstorm phase of creating the ARTEMIS Strategic Research Agenda for 2016, which was released in April that year. Furthermore, Road2CPS and ARTEMIS co-organised events and sessions based on Cyber-Physical Systems.
Road2CPS is a 24-month coordination and support action, co-funded under the European Community's H2020 Research and Innovation Programme in the area of Smart Cyber-Physical Systems. The project aims to carry out strategic action for future CPS through roadmaps, impact multiplications and constituency building. The project's partners dedicate themselves to identifying the gaps of current research and bridging the efforts, analysing future research priorities and business opportunities, and bringing the relevant stakeholders together to facilitate mutually beneficial collaborations between them. The project will not only build a constituency united by the commonly faced challenges, but will also create a joint action plan for the future development of CPS.
Cooperation is one of the focus points of ARTEMIS Industry Association, which was established by companies that decided to cooperate on bringing the message of the need for more structural R&I on Embedded Intelligent Systems to a larger scale.
Of course, the whole ARTEMIS model is based on gaining impact of Embedded Intelligent Systems on a European level through cooperative R&I projects.
A new tri-partite cooperation model was the foundation for Industry, European Commission and the European countries to leverage the efforts by a unified pan-European strategy for Embedded Intelligent Systems R&I.
One of the underlying strategic approaches was “think big” to gain “impact” with the target to create sustainable impact of the programme for Europe and the European industry.
Based on this approach, ARTEMIS and ARTEMIS Industry Association started to build large projects, culminating in later calls to ARTEMIS Innovation Pilot Project, huge projects with an approximate target size of 100 partners/100MEuro.