Research & Development

We participate in international R&D projects


109 partners from 19 countries work together to examine methods, concepts and technologies for service-oriented architecture and electronic components for the Industrial Internet of Things. EUR 106 million is the total project budget. Almost half of it is funded, partly by the EU, partly by ECSEL Joint Undertaking and the national authorities of involved countries. The project will run until the end of April 2020. Grant agreement No 737459.

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arrowhead tools

Arrowhead Tools has a budget of EUR 91 million and 81 European participants from, among others, the automotive, mining, electronics and software industries. Among the companies are Volvo Truck Company, Bosch, Philips, Mondragon and Infineon. Arrowhead Tools is funded by the participating companies and ECSEL-JU, a public-private partnership for electronic components and systems within EU Horizon 2020. Grant agreement No 826452.

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AFarCloud has a budget of EUR 16.6 million and 59 participants from 14 countries. AFarCloud will provide a distributed platform for autonomous farming that will allow the integration and cooperation of agriculture Cyber Physical Systems in real-time in order to increase efficiency, productivity, animal health, food quality and reduce farm labour costs. The project has received funding from the ECSEL Joint Undertaking (JU). Grant agreement No 783221.

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The future is digital industry

Our main focus is the utilization of emerging technologies in production automation and supply chain transformation to meet Industry 4.0 challenges.

The concept of connectivity underlying Industry 4.0 can be defined as Industrial Internet of  Things (IIoT). It refers to networks of machines (e.g. manufacturing equipment) and connected products, relying on machine-to-machine (M2M) communication using standardized protocols.

R&D&I Opportunities

Our R&D&I partners