GRENOBLE, France – March 27, 2015 – CEA-Leti, coordinator of the pan-European consortium EuroCPS, today announced that the 15 partners have set up the goals of their collaborative project to establish a network of design centers to help SMEs and large companies develop innovative products for emerging Internet of Things (IoT) markets. The group will use proven cyber-physical system (CPS) platforms and working with research technology organizations (RTOs) or technology transfer-oriented university institutes who cluster a wide spectrum of technical and application knowledge to support innovation.
Funded by the European Commission, the three-year, €9.2 million project is designed to help innovators (SMEs and large companies) overcome barriers they face when entering new markets because they lack both knowledge of the value chain and the skills to master the entire design process from ideas to products. To that end, EuroCPS partners will provide technical expertise, coaching and access to advanced industrial CPS platforms to get innovators up to speed on the innovation ecosystem of “smart” products by facilitating access to the latest technologies and their implementation. In the process, it will offer all the necessary expertise and competencies to provide innovators from any sector with a smooth path to building innovative CPS-enabled systems. It also will tap existing regional ecosystems in several countries to bring the full value chain – from hardware/software platforms to cyber-physical systems – to high value-added products and services.