The European Union increases its support to research and development in the ICT sector. The European Commission has launched two major initiatives, the ARTEMIS and ENIAC Joint Technology Initiatives with a specific focus on embedded computing systems and nanoelectronics respectively. In 8 May, 2008 the calls for project proposals for both of the initiatives were published and Turkish institutions can also participate in projects on the mentioned topics and benefit from the EC funding confounding with support of Turkish Scientific Technical Research Organization (TUBITAK).
ARTEMIS ‘Advanced Research and Technology for Embedded Intelligence and Systems’ is the European Technology Platform for Embedded Computing Systems. With 2008 Call for proposals ARTEMIS will support computing projects in embedded technology. ARTEMIS will support projects mainly in 3 research areas: Reference Designs and Architectures, Seamless Connectivity and Middleware, Design Methods and Tools. There are also 8 sub-research areas in which you can prepare projects:
These sub-research areas are:
- Methods and processes for safety-relevant embedded systems
- Person-centric health management
- Smart environments and scalable digital services
- Efficient manufacturing and logistics
- Computing environments for embedded systems
- Security, privacy and dependability
- Embedded technology for sustainable urban life
- Human-centric design of embedded systems
The budget of the ARTEMIS call is €35.1 million for projects that will be funded in this call.
ENIAC Technology Initiative supports industry driven research projects in the field of nanoelectronics. You can propose research projects on the following sub-topics.
- Nanoelectronics for Transport & Mobility
- Nanoelectronics for Security & Safety
- Nanoelectronics for Energy & Environment
- Design Methods and Tools for Nanoelectronics
- Equipment & Materials for Nanoelectronics
The budget of the ENIAC call is €32 million for 2008 projects.
At least three legal entities established in at least three different ARTEMIS/ENIAC member states should form a consortium in order to submit a project proposal. Turkey has not been an ARTEMIS/ENIAC member yet. However, Turkish institutions can participate in the proposed projects. The support for SMEs is 60% of the project eligible costs; the total support for other institutions is 75% of the eligible costs. Artemis Joint Undertaking funds 16.7% of the eligible costs of the project, the rest of the funding is provided by member states. In Turkey, TUBİTAK provides the rest of the funding to Turkish institutions through national support programmes.
The projects will be evaluated in a one-stage submission procedure and the deadline to submit projects for ARTEMIS and ENIAC calls is 3 September 2008. Grant Agreement Negotiations are expected to start in November 2008 for the proposals selected for funding.
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