The competitiveness of future product generations will be based to a large extent on smart integrated systems using the convergence of a whole range of technologies improving the characteristics of the entire product that they are incorporated in. These systems are often very complex, networked, energy-autonomous, miniaturised and reliable. Smart systems integration addresses the trend toward miniaturised multifunctional devices and specialised connected and interacting solutions.
In this context, the ability to miniaturise and integrate intelligence and new functionalities into conventional and new components and materials at competitive cost, together with the globalisation of markets and the ever-faster pace of technological change, are among the most ambitious challenges facing European industry.
Strategic Research Agenda of EPoSS - March 2009
Vision Document – 2006
"Towards a vision of Innovative Smart Systems Integration"
Strategic Research Agenda – 2007
"Implementing the European Research Area for Smart Systems Technologies"
Last updated on: 2011-06-28