The deadline is fast approaching for the 2011 ARTEMIS initiative, which is designed to encourage proposals for collaborative research within and across Europe for embedded systems. The eligibility criteria demand a consortium across several member states, and support the involvement of universities to attract funding. The total grant package since 2008 has exceeded €20M for UK partners.
The Technology Strategy Board [TSB], who operates the scheme, has presented new initiatives to support UK research and development, including technology and innovation centres. The TSB may look to streamline their focus, away from the multifaceted strands of electronics, photonics and electric systems, and towards embedded systems as a technology that spans all of their current sectors. A group of embedded systems associates in session addressed the need for nurturing the next generation of embedded systems engineers.
Meanwhile, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), one of Europe’s largest graduate recruitment programmes, also have an upcoming deadline for a technological scheme. Firms have until 15 September to apply with research and development projects that require both the involvement of a research institution, and the recruitment of a graduate, for which a percentage of the cost is available.