Co-ordinating Strategic Initiatives on Embedded
Systems in the European Research Area

The European project COSINE aims to enhance the impact of European RTD strategies in the area of Embedded Systems. Embedded Systems are a key driving innovation factor in industry sectors such as consumer electronics, automotive, or aerospace where Europe has a leading position. National European policy makers have recently created a collection of scattered national RTD initiatives for Embedded Systems.

COSINE is designed to overcome their current fragmentation. It will create synergy amongst its participants in providing focus and strategic guidance to their programmes, improve co-operation among the relevant players and enhance the co-ordination of the initiatives.

COSINE will achieve these goals by improving contacts of Embedded Systems programme managers and policy makers.

COSINE will also focus on future strategies for Embedded Systems RTD programme activities in Europe based on integrating existing background studies, fill in gaps in the existing material, and compare it to extra-EU activities.

COSINE aims at devising a medium-term plan for enhanced co-operation of national activities and supports the design of policies for Technology Platforms. It will design and implement joint pilot programmes for trans-national activities to support RTD in the Embedded Systems domain. COSINE is a highly focused strategic initiative to contribute to the development of next generation technologies and tools for modelling, implementation, and operation of next generation HW/SW systems embedded in intelligent devices.

Please, do not hesitate to contact Jiri Kadlec for more information.

Acronym: COSINE
Name: Co-ordinating Strategic Initiatives on Embedded Systems in the European Research Area
Project No.: 004225
Call: FP6-2003-IST-2 (Specific Support Action)
Consortium: eu|te|ma Technology Management - coordinator, Austria
BMVIT (Ministry for Transport, Innovation, and Technology), Austria
DLR (Deutsches Luft- und Raumfahrtzentrum), Germany
VINNOVA (Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems), Sweden
ESI (Embedded Systems Institute),The Netherlands
UTIA (Institute of Information Theory and Automation AS CR), Czech Rep.
NKTH (National Office for Research and Technology), Hungary
MIN (Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce), Spain
IWT (Institute for the Promotion of Innovation by S&T in Flanders), Belgium
ISERD (Israel Europe R&D Directorate for FP6), Israel
TEKES (National Technology Agency of Finland), Finland
Duration: 15 January 2005 - 14 April 2007

Project presentations

Project has been presented during
  • 16th IFAC World Congress in Prague, July 4 - 8,2005, at UTIA & IDEALIST booth (project presentation)
  • 3rd Annual ARTEMIS Conference in Graz, 23-24 May 2006, at UTIA booth