On the initiative of the ARTEMIS-IA Presidium, a workshop was held on 10 June 2016 in Brussels, for which industrial ETP’s, associations, and alliances were invited that are (partly) active in the field of embedded systems related to digital innovation. The main goal of this workshop was/is, to inform each other what they are doing and to have an open discussion to explore options for information exchange. Meike Reimann from Steinbeis in Germany was hired as an independent moderator. ARTEMIS-IA is very happy that participants from 13 industry organisations decided to attend this event.
All participants were asked to prepare inputs from their organisation by a template and to provide their inputs in advance to prepare the workshop contents and discussion. The main questions to be answered in these preparations were:
As introduction to the workshop, Jan Lohstroh sketched the landscape of Digitisation, as seen from the ARTEMIS-IA perspective. Then all participants introduced their organisations briefly. The morning sessions ended by a round-table on problems and solutions statements. Some of the most frequently heard are:
In the afternoon, a discussion was held around the question of what is to be achieved from cooperations, from four identified viewpoints; community building, information exchange, reaching a critical mass and cross-cutting interests. The meeting decided that a follow-up event is needed to have a next-level discussion and to define concrete actions. Some remarks made by the participants in a closing round on their opinion on this workshop were: