On 26 February 2014, the ITEA 3 launch event in Germany took place at the „embedded world – Exhibition & Conference“ in Nuremberg. The event was hosted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the ITEA Office.
Erasmus Landvogt, Head of Unit 514: IT-Systems, and Rudolf Haggenmüller, Chairman of the ITEA Board, welcomed the participants of the launch event. In his opening speech, Erasmus Landvogt underlined the importance of information technologies, especially software-intensive systems, as drivers for innovation in Europe. ITEA 3 is an excellent example for facilitating and enhancing European research collaborations in this field.
Rudolf Haggenmüller also highlighted the value of software innovation and development to building a stronger European industry and a more sustainable society - ITEA 3 will be revolutionarily different from earlier ICT research and innovation programmes.
Invited speakers from the ITEA 2 projects MODELISAR, VERDE, and openETCS presented their experience in co-operation with European partners within ITEA. The participants also gained information about strategic alignment of research funding in Germany as well as about the rules and criteria for ITEA 3 project organisation and funding.
The kick-off event was accompanied by a poster session of numerous completed and running ITEA 2 projects. Finally, the event ended with a networking session where participants took the opportunity to exchange experiences and to discuss ITEA 3 project ideas and consortia.
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