IRISS - Implementation of Research and Innovation on Smart Systems Technologies
IRISS is a Coordination and Support Action that receives funding from the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement No. 287842. It involves 16 contractual partners - all of which members of the European Technology Platform EPoSS - and a number of Associated Partners. It covers the whole value chain from researchers to end-users. The start date was October 1, 2011. The project duration is 24 months.
Europe benefits from leadership across a breadth of industries including automotive, avionics, information and communication technologies, medical equipment and industrial automation. Incorporated Smart Systems, including smart components (and in the future Micro-Nano-Bio Systems) often provide the key technical features for the competitiveness of products in these sectors.
The objectives of IRISS are to hedge and extend competitive advantages of European industry in order to make Europe number one in the world in Smart Systems research and production. Therefore this coordination and support action focuses on improvements of the European innovation system in the Smart Systems sector, which comprises
The innovation focus of IRISS is to identify, examine and recommend ways to gain a European advantage in smart, integrated products and systems, with an emphasis upon engaging with user communities – in particular:
IRISS Structure and Work Packages
The work in IRISS is organized in 7 thematic work packages.
Work Package 2 targets coordination and interaction of national and EU R&D programmes in the area of Smart Systems Integration (SSI). It is led by IKERLAN.
Work Package 3 on cooperation between the actors along the value chain of Smart Systems Integration with a focus on SMEs and including a study on value creation of Smart Systems in Europe is led by Starlab.
Work Packages 4 and 5 aim at take-up of Smart Systems by relevant industrial sectors. WP4 focuses on manufacturing - both manufacturing of Smart Systems and the use of Smart Systems for manufacturing and is led by STM. WP5 is on Smart Systems in health and beyond with a special focus on Micro-Nano-Bio Systems. WP leader is Sorin.
Work Package 6 under the leadership of Siemens covers roadmapping exercises linking application requirements with SSI needs and the identification of new research needs.
Work Package 7 concentrates on stimulation of international cooperation and is led by Hitachi.
The above work packages are further supported by Work Package 8 on infrastructure, engagement and dissemination. This work package, which is led by coordinator VDI/VDE-IT, has a strong focus on activities that target until now SSI unaware stakeholders and user communities.
|Project Title||Implementation of Research and Innovation on Smart Systems Technologies|
|Funding Scheme||Coordination and Support Action|
|Start Date||1 October 2011|
|End Date||30 September 2013|
|Project Cost||2.1 million €|
|Project Funding||1.5 million €|
||VDI|VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
|Contact Person||Petra Weiler
Tel: +49 30310078161
Fax: +49 30310078225
||VDI/VDE INNOVATION + TECHNIK GMBH
||ARTS & SCIENCE||United Kingdom|
||COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES||France
||AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS||Spain
||CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA||Italy
||CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT||Switzerland
||FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.||Germany
||HITACHI EUROPE LIMITED||United Kingdom
||HAHN-SCHICKARD-GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANGEWANDTE FORSCHUNG E.V.||Germany
||PARAGON ANONYMH ETAIREIA MELETON EREVNAS KAI EMPORIOU PROIGMENHS TEXNOLOGIAS||Greece
||SORIN CRM SAS
||STARLAB BARCELONA SL||Spain
||THALES COMMUNICATIONS & SECURITY SA||France
In addition to the 16 Contractual Partners, all of which are EPoSS members, IRISS involves a number of Associated Partners that support the project by providing input to the work packages and feedback on the work performed by the consortium.
Coordinator and contact: VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH, Petra Weiler, firstname.lastname@example.org