ARTEMIS aims to build a self-sustaining Innovation Environment for European leadership in Embedded & Cyber-Physical Systems “to establish a new holistic approach to research, technology development, innovation and skill creation by improving the linkages between the three parts of the knowledge triangle education, research and innovation”. Education and Training (E&T) is a crucial factor in maintaining leadership and competitiveness.
The E&T Working Group is part of the overall ARTEMIS vision to achieve a self-sustaining Innovation Environment for European leadership in Embedded Systems (ES) / Cyber-physical Systems (CPS) in a world flooded by intelligent ES/CPS for the benefit of mankind. Its mission is to enable long-term sustainability of this Innovation Environment by:
The ARTEMIS E&T WG plans to fulfil its mission by addressing “embracing activities” within ARTEMIS and in context of ECSEL. Such activities include contributing to the ARTEMIS SRA (ECSEL SRIA and MASRIA) and E&T relevant aspects of Work Programmes (e.g. requirements for proposals, evaluation criteria) as well as cooperating with other ARTEMIS WGs and initiatives or programmes (particularly EIT ICT-Labs, CoIEs), concerning educational aspects and utilising the possibilities of funded support for roadmap activities in ECSEL or Horizon 2020. The WG will address particularly approaches to involve elements of the whole E&T chain that are not sufficiently addressed by existing networks and will link up with and tap into projects and their innovation activities.
There is a good chance for our WG in ECSEL since this topic is NOT covered by the other industrial associations in ECSEL: AENEAS and EPoSS. Combining hardware, software and smart systems integration will provide a broader basis to reach “critical mass”. This holistic approach to systems engineering is an ideal education & training target!
An important issue is the ECSEL-JU Research and Innovation Activities Plan (RIAP), Annex 2 currently being discussed, where Education and Training is addressed under “Innovation Context” to “build self-sustaining innovation ecosystems for European leadership in Embedded Systems”, and “Innovation Environment” under “General Requirements for the Evaluation” that states “…the proposals should describe their organisation and contribution to overcome the gap between the theory of academic education and the practice in industrial application”.
The report 2013 to the ARTEMIS Steering Board included:
The next meetings of the E&T WG will cover the most important issues addressed in the strategy part of the E&T WG (starting at the ARTEMIS Spring Meeting 2014, covering a period until 2016):