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Industrial Embedded Systems

Objective

Main objective of the project is to support the promotion and the introduction of existing and emerging technologies related to Open Source operating systems and software, in non-consumer applications within embedded networked approaches in European industrial companies. The aim is at contributing to strengthen their competitiveness by taking advantage of the applicability of an innovative utilisation of an established technology in several different industrial sectors. Key elements of the project are1) to establish a pan-European network of organisations with a proved experience in technology transfer programmes to select and support the realisation of a number of real business cases industrial User Experiments; 2) to provide the network with the necessary experience to realise the appropriate material for the exploitation of the results as well as for the promotion of the projects replication and the consequent diffusion of the technologies proposed. Main objective of the project is to support the promotion and the introduction of existing and emerging technologies related to Open Source operating systems and software, in non-consumer applications within embedded networked approaches in European industrial companies. The aim is at contributing to strengthen their competitiveness by taking advantage of the applicability of an innovative utilisation of an established technology in several different industrial sectors. Key elements of the project are1) to establish a pan-European network of organisations with a proved experience in technology transfer programmes to select and support the realisation of a number of real business cases industrial User Experiments; 2) to provide the network with the necessary experience to realise the appropriate material for the exploitation of the results as well as for the promotion of the projects replication and the consequent diffusion of the technologies proposed.

OBJECTIVES
General objectives are: i) to promote the use of existing and emerging technologies, specifically Open Source OS and software, in applications with TCP\IP network facilities developed by European enterprises; ii) to stimulate the wider adoption of the promoted technology in organisations by the dissemination of best practice information related to these companies' experiences; iii) to generate direct economic benefits for the supported enterprises by developing improved and more competitive products, and by replicating this economic benefit in other organisations stimulated to adopt embedded Opens Source OS. Specific aims are at a) helping the User Organisations involved in overcoming all the barriers to adoption commonly shared at a European level; b) creating a strictly inter-related consortium able to provide guidance and monitoring in the innovation process; c) create a real success stories portfolio to validate the advantages of the technologies proposed and spread the experience gained.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
INES is composed by a consortium of 4 support centres, called TEC (Technology Expertise Centres) from four European countries and 13 user organisations (User companies). The project work will consist in the realisation of 13 User Experiments (UEs - each one included in this proposal as a self-contained work package) and in the implementation of a strong dissemination activity able to provide an effective demonstration of the impact of the innovative technology introduction. The UEs are all real business cases in which new methodologies and techniques for the users are introduced through Embedded Internet Networking microelectronic technologies. Before this proposal submission, TECs have already carried out a proactive action to inform potential industrial users on the selected technology, realised specific Feasibility Studies and Business analysis of the economic impact. During the work on progress, the integrated and cross-border structure of TECs will provide an efficient support and reference to the involved companies, as well as guidance, monitoring, training and results exploitation to ensure an effective and successful Know-how transfer. At the end of each project, the "Best Practice" experience gained will be extracted to realise a reference material to be re-used in further internal and external exploitation of the results. The Project co-ordinator (providing the single administrative entity for the consortium and ensuring for the project excellence) and ITG (INES Task Group, the decision making structure of the project, composed by 4 members, one for each participating TECs) will be in charge of the Management and Operative tasks. Greatest advantage will be taken from the European extension of the consortium, by maintaining a strict link between the different partners and constantly exchange information and experience. Moreover, a specific effort will be devoted to external networking activities enhance the European added value of the project.

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CONSORZIO ROMA RICERCHE
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