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  • Published on 18 Oct 2012
  • Project News

ARTEMIS projects IoE and Pollux were selected for 'Made in Europe'!


Made in Europe

The EU projects ARTEMIS IoE, ARTEMIS POLLUX and ENIAC E3Car were part of the exhibition ”Made in Europe – ICT building blocks tackling societal challenges” from 8 to 10 October 2012 at the European Parliament in Brussels.
The cluster of ARTEMIS and ENIAC projects IoE/POLLUX/E3Car was selected by the European Commission (EC) as one of 9 projects out of 500 to present their results at the “Made in Europe” exhibition from 8 to 10 October 2012 at the European Parliament in Brussels. The selected projects presented how the commercial exploitation of ICT research can make a difference in our lives.
Moreover, the about 200 members of the ITRE (Industry, research and energy), TRAN (Transport), ENVI (Environment & public health) and BUDG (Budget) committees of the European Parliament were invited for a guided tour of around 20 minutes.

 The E3Car, POLLUX and Internet of Energy projects all aim at increasing the efficiency and usability of electric vehicles to enhance their sustainability and efficiency to offer clean and safe transport options. The projects created the framework for cooperation that covers the area of embedded systems based on advanced semiconductor technology and sharing the understanding of fundamental architectures and topologies while providing a real pan European platform for electric mobility.

 To meet these objectives, the three projects are carrying out the following work:

  • Developing an integrated dynamic network infrastructure interconnecting the energy network and the Internet to optimize the distribution and consumption of electrical energy and allowing packages of energy to be dispatched when and to where it is needed;
  • Developing  networked embedded system architectures for electric vehicles;
  • Applying advanced semiconductor components to the power conversion, power management and power distribution networks of such vehicles.

 “Made in Europe” is a unique event organised at the European Parliament which focuses on how research contributes to real-life health, sustainability and mobility applications and services. The exhibition was opened by European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes, Commissioner for the Digital Agenda in the evening of 8 October 2012. Neelie Kroes, on the occasion of the opening of the 'Made in Europe' event at the European Parliament had the following comments on her blog: 

"Yesterday I was at the European Parliament – opening an exhibition to showcase the great projects the EU has been funding in the area of mobility, health and sustainability. Looking at those projects fills me with hope about the difference tech can make to our futures. Investing in research is a great way to boost growth; and ICT investment is among the most productive there is. But these new technologies would not just boost our economy: they would build a better society, and help governments offer better services at less taxpayer cost."

The two days following the opening festivities on the 8th of October, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) got individual guided tours through our ICT building blocks and got hands-on experiences of the research that is done in Europe.