On 4-5 December, the ITEA & ARTEMIS Co-summit 2013 was held in the Scandic Infra Business Center in Stockholm, Sweden. This was the 6th edition of the Co-summit, organised by ITEA – the EUREKA Cluster on software-intensive systems and services – and by the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking on embedded systems. This year's Co-summit featuring international keynote speakers, a high level panel discussion, an inspiring project exhibition including speakers’ corners fuelled by the project teams themselves, was dedicated to: Software innovation: boosting high-tech employment and industry.
In European industry, the employment situation is becoming more and more related to high-education jobs, for example in the fields of research, innovation, sustainable production, transportation, logistics and services. Software and software innovation play a dominant role in such areas. The ICT industry as well as ICT-enabled innovation in non-ICT industries and services make an increasingly important contribution to the growth of developed economies. Advanced automation is key to strengthening European manufacturing industries, enabling Europe to counter the employment shift to low-wage countries. The transnational innovative projects in ITEA and ARTEMIS are a significant factor in propelling Europe to boost its high tech industry and its employment to keep Europe prosperous.
During the entire Co-summit, visitors were able to roam around the project exhibition and share insights with key representatives from more than 80 leading European R&D&I projects. Both ITEA and ARTEMIS projects and their results were showcased in terms of innovation, business impact and exploitation. This year, the exhibition included a special focus area with projects related to the topic of 'Smart Cities'.
Did you attend the ITEA & ARTEMIS Co-summit 2013 in Stockholm? Or were you unable to join us, but you would like to know what to expect from a Co-summit? In our three-minute video you will be able to get a good impression of what it is all about towards the next Co-summit in Berlin in 2015!
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