LONDON The ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking (JU) today (Feb 26) launched its 2010 call for R&D proposals which should generate an R&D activity in excess of 200 million.
The ARTEMIS JU, a Europe-wide public-private research partnership,' addresses embedded computer systems from cars, planes and phones, to factories, washing machines and televisions.
"Despite the aftermath of the financial crisis, the close and unique collaboration between industry and public authorities is bearing its fruit," said Eric Schutz, Executive Director of the autonomous ARTEMIS-JU. "ARTEMIS proves that a new way of managing industrial research programmes in Europe is possible by pooling resources from Member States and the Commission and by engaging industry in the process."
Dr Klaus Grimm, President of ARTEMIS Industry Association and Chair of the ARTEMIS-JU Governing Board, added "It's the third time a combined effort with companies, research institutes and SMEs together with the EU and national public funding authorities. In ARTEMIS we have a common strategic research agenda, developed in both a top-down and bottom-up approach, integrating all potential stakeholders."
The second call for proposals in 2009 resulted in 13 high-end research projects starting early this year. This call follows the successful first ARTEMIS call 2008, that supports 12 projects that started in January 2009.
Participant have to collaborate with at least 3 independent entities from 3 ARTEMIS Member States. It uses a 2-step approach: a mandatory but non-gating project outline, followed by a full project proposal. The proposals should be focused on industrial research and technology development in an application context.
To help companies with the preparation of their project outlines, ARTEMIS-JU and ARTEMIS-IA (the industry association that supports R&D actors within the ARTEMIS JU, and also defines the work programme) organize information and matchmaking days around Europe.
The next information day takes place on March 1 in Nuremberg in association with the ARTEMIS Spring Event. Tis will be followed by events in Rome on Mar 5, Paris on Mar 9 and Den Bosch, the Netherlands on Mar 16.
Deadline for non-gating project outlines is March 26 with formal feedback by the end of May with informal feedback 2 weeks earlier.
The deadline for full project proposals is Sept 1 with formal feedback by the end October and negotiations completed by mid December so that projects can start early 2011.
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