About ITEA

ITEA is the EUREKA Cluster programme supporting innovative, industry-driven, pre-competitive R&D projects in the area of Software-intensive Systems & Services (SiSS). SiSS are a key driver of innovation in Europe’s most competitive industries, such as automotive, communications, healthcare and aerospace.

Our vision

There is a wide consensus that change and disruption will be permanent features in society from now until 2030, with the way of living and doing business becoming fundamentally different from what it is today. In 2030 the world population will reach the magic number of 8 billion people, only 23% of whom will live in Europe and the Americas, so it is important to adopt a global view. In positive terms, this development should be seen as ‘8 billion opportunities’.

Digital Technology has a major role to play in mastering the changes. And it is within this domain of Digital Technology that ITEA is addressing innovation in Software, IT Services, Internal IT and Embedded Software, collectively denoted as ‘Software innovation’. For Europe, an industry strong in Software Innovation is a prerequisite for maintaining global competitiveness and in securing high-value jobs in Digital Technology and in other, more traditional industries that are dependent on Digital Technology.

Our mission

ITEA stimulates projects in an open community of large industrial players, SMEs, universities, research institutes and user organisations. As ITEA is a EUREKA Cluster, the community is founded in Europe based on the EUREKA principles and is open to participants worldwide.

ITEA’s mission is to be the recognised partner for European industry, optimising support for companies and R&D actors active in ITEA projects in the area of SiSS, thus making best use of funding made available by the ITEA supporting countries.

Dynamic approach

The current and third instalment of the ITEA programme, ITEA 3, is built upon the rich heritage of ITEA 1 and 2. Based on this heritage, several improvement priorities were set for ITEA 3, offering an even more dynamic approach. ITEA 3: 

  • Represents an agile organisation with a Quality Management System in place to ensure adaptability to the forthcoming changes in industry. As of 1 April 2017, this QMS is ISO 9001:2015 certified (by DEKRA).
  • Created a living roadmap to support the launch of new ITEA projects as a continually updated baseline for innovation.
  • Has a global approach to research and innovation in cooperation with the EUREKA Network.
  • Is including customers and end users in its software innovation projects.
  • ITEA 3 has a restructured annual Call calendar to be able to achieve a 10-months period from project idea to project start.

 Further information on the ITEA Call process can be found in Participate in ITEA · Call process

ITEA ambitions

In a nutshell ITEA focuses on:

Innovation
Innovation
Business impact
Business impact
Fast exploitation
Fast exploitation
Seizing the high ground
Seizing the high ground
To ensure that European industry continues to be at the leading edge worldwide
Happiness
Happiness
For the community and the added-value of project results to improve the lives of end-users

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