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Safer Autonomous Systems

Objective

Autonomous systems offer humankind tremendous opportunities, like freeing us from mundane tasks, carrying out risky procedures and generally giving us more time to enjoy the things we like doing. However, we lack trust in many forms of autonomous systems: partly this is human nature, but primarily because these systems, such as self-driving cars, have not demonstrated their safety credentials. Only by making these systems safer can we expect their widespread acceptance. The Safer Autonomous Systems (SAS) ETN is about getting people to trust these systems by making the systems safer. In order to achieve this objective and to train a group of highly skilled, responsible, future innovators, we will bring together 15 early-stage researchers (ESRs) to investigate new forms of system-safety engineering, dependability engineering, fault-tolerant and failsafe hardware/software design, model-based safety analysis, safety-assurance case development, cyber-security, as well as legal and ethical aspects. SAS will actively research the development of safer autonomous systems at multi-nationals like Bosch, but it also wants to stimulate the development of new safety designs, modelling and assurance techniques by involving the ESRs in SMEs and, potentially, their own start-ups. To help the ESRs put what they have learned during their research and S/T training into practise in their future careers, they will also receive soft-skills training to help them communicate effectively at all levels and become sought-after recruits. SAS is closely aligned with the high-priority areas of the EU, addressing many Horizon 2020 thematics, e.g. Industrial Leadership (Advanced manufacturing and processing), Societal Challenges (Smart, green and integrated transport; Secure, clean and efficient energy) and Excellent Science. But the most important output of SAS will be 15 well qualified people who have been trained to tackle many of the problems now being faced by European industry.

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 025 280,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 212 690,24
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 549 604,08
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 505 576,80
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Robert-bosch-platz 1
70839 Gerlingen-schillerhoehe

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Ludwigsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HORIBA MIRA LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 303 172,56
Address
Watling Street
CV10 0TU Nuneaton

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Region
East Midlands (England) Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire Leicestershire CC and Rutland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RH MARINE NETHERLANDS BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 265 619,88
Address
Jan Evertsenweg 2
3115 JA Schiedam

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Groot-Rijnmond
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (10)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

PORTABLE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
66 Pairc Chuiminn Kilcumin
V93V6K4 Killarney Kerry

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Southern South-West
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Haagsteeg 2
6708 PM Wageningen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

EQUINOR ASA
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Forusbeen 50
4035 Stavanger

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Region
Norge Vestlandet Rogaland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

Naïo Technologies SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
12 Avenue De L’europe
31520 Ramonville Saint Agne

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Route De Bayonne 316
31060 Toulouse

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Region
Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Fenchurch Street 71
EC3M 4BS London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Abbey Road Whitley
CV3 4LF Coventry

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SICK AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Erwin Sick Strasse 1
79183 Waldkirch

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Freiburg Emmendingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CNH INDUSTRIAL BELGIUM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Leon Claeysstraat 3 A
8210 Zedelgem

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Brugge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT KAISERSLAUTERN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Gottlieb Daimler Strasse
67663 Kaiserslautern

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Region
Rheinland-Pfalz Rheinhessen-Pfalz Kaiserslautern, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00