LONDON Interested, a collaborative research project intended to bring embedded systems development tools together from European vendors, to create tool chains, is set to get a total of 5.4 million euro (about $6.9 million) of funding towards the cost.
The total budget of 7.4 million euro (about $9.5 million), according to Eric Bantegnie, CEO of Esterel Technologies SA (Elancourt, France), who coordinates up the project. The tax payers' contribution to the project therefore represents 73 percent of the total.
The three-year project began on Jan. 1, 2008 and has therefore been running for 14 months and has 22 months left to run.
The participants include: AbsInt Angewandte Informatik GmbH (Saarbrucken,Germany), Artisan Software Tools Ltd. (Cheltenham, England), Commissariat ŕ l’Energie Atomique (Grenoble, France), Esterel Technologies, Evidence Srl (Pisa, Italy), Symtavision GmbH (Braunschweig, Germany), Sysgo AG (Klein Winternheim, Germany), TTTech Computertechnik AG (Vienna, Austria) and Unis AS (Brno, Czech Republic). The project also includes European companies representing developers of embedded systems in various domains; Airbus, Commissariat ŕ l’Energie Atomique, Magneti Marelli, Siemens Mobility Division and Thales.
Interested has a web-page at http://www.interested-ip.eu