Creating the ARTEMIS Innovation Environment

The background of the ARTEMIS Working Groups goes back to the first ARTEMIS Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) issued in 2006. The holistic approach of the SRA to R&I in Embedded Intelligent Systems also required the support of activities outside the range of what could be executed in the R&I projects. Therefore the SRA identified several objectives that were essential to ‘Make it Happen’, as the chapter title was named. To implement such activities, the ARTEMIS Industry Association Steering Board decided to establish the following Working Groups:

Working Group Chair(s) Starting year
Strategic Research Agenda Patrick Pype 2007
Standardisation Josef Affenzeller 2008
Success Criteria & Metrics Patrick Pype 2008
SME involvement Pedro Ruiz 2009
Tool Platforms Werner Damm 2009
Education and training Erwin Schoitsch 2009
Centres of Innovation Excellence Jerker Delsing 2009
Repository Matias Vierimaa 2011
From IoT to SoS Paolo Azzoni 2018
These Working Groups have actually added much value to the ARTEMIS programme, since they create the ARTEMIS Innovation Environment.

The most important achievements of the Working Groups have been published in the ARTEMIS Magazines, such as introductions of the labelled Centres of Innovation Excellence, directly resulting from the Working Group CoIE activities. The Working Groups' successes can also be found below.

Another result is the concept of ARTEMIS Innovation Pilot Projects, a new and innovative concept in project definition, created by the Working Group SRA.

If you are interested in joining the working groups, please contact the ARTEMIS-IA office.

The achievements of the ARTEMIS Working Groups

In the ARTEMIS Book of Successes, the most important achievements of the Working Groups were presented. The achievements of the Working Groups are considered by the outside world as programme level achievements, unique to ARTEMIS. This demonstrates that the Working Group activities have been and still are essential contributions to the success of ARTEMIS.

Some of the major achievements of the Working Groups are:

WG Tool Platforms

  • created labelling criteria with an application procedure.
  • The CESAR Tool Platform was labelled in 2012.
  • New Tool Platforms are being scouted.


  • created labelling criteria with an application procedure.
  • Three CoIEs have been labelled: EICOSE (2011), ProcessIT.EU (2011) and ES4IB (2011).
  • A new CoIE on Smart Cities is in the early stage of the project proposal process at this moment.

WG Success Criteria & Metrics

  • created a set of metrics and success criteria and organised two enquiries (2010 and 2012).
  • The results were published in two reports, issued in 2011 and in 2013.
  • A third enquiry was created and executed in 2014.

WG Standardisation

  • Has delivered a Standardisation Agenda (SA) through the FP7-CSA project “PROSE”.
  • Has run the project CP-SETIS, a project under Horizon2020 from 2015 to 2017.
  • CP-SETIS created the Interoperability Coordination Forum (ICF) that started as regular activity in 2017.

WG Repository

  • a first Repository prototype was demonstrated at the Co-Summit 2012 and further development took place in 2013 and 2014.

WG Strategic Research Agenda

  • Has delivered a pan-European ARTEMIS Strategic Research Agenda in 2006, 2011 and 2016. This SRA is a tool to realise the industry-driven, long-term vision of the ARTEMIS European Technology Platform.