VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center (VIF) has positioned itself as an independent, international platform for research and development in the automotive industry. It addresses the gap between academic research and the needs of industrial R&D departments. VIF strives for full vehicle analysis using a multi-disciplinary approach and offers services and conducts research in various areas, including Virtual Engineering, Vehicle E/E and Software etc.

AVL is the world’s largest privately owned company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. AVL was founded in 1948, and has currently more than 8600 employees worldwide, with the headquarter located in Graz, Austria, and a global network of about 45 representations and affiliates worldwide.

FTW is a nationally leading and internationally acclaimed centre for research and development of technologies for future communication systems. FTW concentrates on research and development of theories, algorithms and processes for the intelligent management of future communication systems under real-time conditions. FTW closely cooperates with partners from industry and academia and has a solid track record of participating in more than 20 European projects under FP5, FP6 and FP7.

NXP-AT: NXP Semiconductors provides high performance mixed signal and standard product solutions that leverage its leading RF, analogue, power management, interface, security and digital signal processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.36 billion in 2012.

NXP Semiconductors Austria GmbH is the global competence center for secure contactless communication, with 400 experts supporting the automotive and identification business of NXP.

The Institute of Electrical Measurement and Measurement Signal Processing (EMT) belongs to the Faculty of Electrical and Information Engineering of Graz University of Technology. Fundamental and applied research at the Institute is performed to a great extent in cooperation with international industrial and scientific partners in the fields of automotive electronics, sensors and vehicle component modelling, process measurement and condition monitoring, model-based measurement and simulation, image processing and image based measurement as well as digital signal processing

The Institute of Smart System-Technology (IST) belongs to the Faculty of Technical Science at Universität Klagenfurt. Fundamental and applied research at the Institute is performed to a great extent in cooperation with international industrial and scientific partners.

The Institute for Communications Engineering and RF-Systems (NTHFS) at the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Linz, Austria, is working on wireless sensor networks, concepts and circuits for radar sensors and mm-wave sensors up to 170 GHz, radar-based localization systems, architectural concepts for multi-band/multi-mode capable transceivers for cellular communication systems, and signal processing for radar sensing and wireless communications.


Flanders Make VWZ was founded in 2003 by AGORIA, the Belgian technology industry federation, and leading machine builders in Flanders. Flanders Make VWZ currently counts a total of 22 industrial member companies and 3 associated members. The core competence is mechatronics that combines mechanics, electronics and software in an optimal way to make products more flexible, more intelligent, and more productive. The core business is the definition and execution of applied research programs and projects targeting the market of machine builders and mechatronic system suppliers.

SIRRIS, the joint research centre for the technology industry in Belgium, is a private collective research centre founded in 1949 by Agoria, the multi-sector federation for the Belgian technology industry. SIRRIS has about 2500 member companies, which range from small and medium-sized businesses to multinational companies (>95% SME’s), active in 13 technological sectors including Information & Communication Technology. Its mission is to improve the competitiveness of its member companies through technology and innovation. SIRRIS has currently 140 employees focusing on knowledge acquisition (applied research) and knowledge transfer (industrial projects).

iMinds is an independent research institute bringing together companies, authorities, and non-profit organizations to join forces on research projects. iMinds unites more than 1000 researchers from several research groups belong to Flemish universities, each group specialized in one or more of the basic competencies of iMinds. In this project, iMinds-IBCN/UGent (Internet-Based Communication Networks and Services group of Ghent University) participates, as well as iLab.o, our test and experimentation platform that performs Living Lab research.

Siemens Industry Software NV is a leading provider of test and mechatronic simulation software and engineering services in the automotive, aerospace and other advanced manufacturing industries. As a business segment within Siemens PLM, Siemens Industry Software NV provides a unique portfolio of products and services for manufacturing companies to manage the complexities of tomorrow’s product development by incorporating model-based mechatronic simulation and advanced testing in the product development process. Siemens Industry Software NV tunes into mission-critical engineering attributes, ranging from system dynamics, structural integrity and sound quality to durability, safety and power consumption. Siemens Industry Software NV employs 1234 highly-skilled people worldwide (365 in Belgium).

Wholly owned by Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands, WOOX Innovations ( specializes in the development, distribution and marketing of a wide range of consumer electronics products. The company’s products – audio, headphones, video, home cinema, multimedia, home communications and accessories – reflect an ongoing commitment to meaningful innovation in connected entertainment. WOOX holds leading market positions under the Philips brand in key categories including audio systems, docking stations, sound bars, headphones and connected audio.

NXP-BE: NXP Semiconductors is a large semiconductor company with an annual turnover of 4.3 Billion $. NXP is market leader in the market of identification and security IC’s. In Belgium NXP has a large research center in different areas. One of these is the Center of Competence of Security & Authentication, which supports all businesses within NXP on security aspects and which develops both hardware & software secure elements.

Dana Holding Corporation is a world leader in the supply of driveline products (axles, driveshafts, and transmissions), power technologies (sealing and thermal-management products), and genuine service parts for light- and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers. The company’s customer base includes virtually every major vehicle manufacturer in the global light vehicle market, commercial vehicle market, and off-highway markets.


Ouman is a building automation system vendor. Ouman has a primary role as a co-developer of the secure, cost effective and easy to install and maintain WSN based building controlling system. They participate especially in building automation domain and will coordinate one demonstration. Ouman will utilize the DEWI architecture in big buildings and in private houses to get the savings in energy costs. Ouman will also be one important partner in exploitation of the DEWI results into the market.

Silverskin Information Security is a SME focusing on information security and business assurance. Silverskin has vast experience in development and audit of information security management models, technical controls and governance processes for external and internal corporate customers. Silverskin supports high individual competence among employees: all key staff members are multi-certified by GIAC, ISACA and/or ISC2.

Centria is a University of Applied Science with 50 people international research laboratory which has focus in wireless applications for machines and systems. In this focus energy saving of cities is one important application area. Centria addresses the gap between academic research and the needs of industrial companies. Centria aims at establishing an iterative architecture development approach which takes into account also the existing systems of the companies and gives better possibilities to go to business and thus also for SMEs to join the EU projects.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is a globally networked multi-technological contract research organization. VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services. We enhance our customers’ competitiveness, thereby creating prerequisites for society’s sustainable development, employment, and wellbeing. Through its international scientific and technology network, VTT can produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, create business intelligence and value added to its stakeholders. VTT is a part of the Finnish innovation system under the domain of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. VTT is a non-profit-making research organization

Lassila & Tikanoja is a leading facility services provider in Finland founded in 1905. L&T services consists of environmental services, industrial services, facility services and renewable energy sources. In facility services L&T provides cleaning and support services and maintenance of properties and technical systems. In 2012 L&T had a total of 8962 personnel at the end of the year. L&T has a very strong drive towards providing energy efficient and sustained development.


With a staff of approx. 2000 people, the Technological Research Division of CEA is one of the major applied research laboratories in Europe. One of its main vocations is to help companies to increase their competitiveness through innovation and research-to-industry technology transfer. Within CEA-Tech, the Communicating Systems Laboratory (LSC) researches into and develops innovative wireless IP networking technologies for machine-2-machine communications, including wireless sensor networks. The Software Security Laboratory (LSL) is focused on the verification & validation of software components.

TCS is a leader in the defence and security segments with 13 B€ of yearly sales and 67000 employees. TCS is offering dual systems (civilian, defense) where crucial properties related to the safety, the security and usual applications are to be combined and must be managed the proper way to guarantee the efficiency, the trustworthiness and the reliability of these critical systems: border surveillance, avionics, UAV, governmental or police communication devices, secured networks.

Valeo is a French automotive components manufacturer. It designs, manufactures and supplies electronic solutions for the connected car, from wired to long range wireless connectivity. Its product portfolio is structured around 3 product lines: Body Controllers, Access Electronics and Telematics. It is one of the key players in the field of keyless access (Smart Passive Entry Passive Start) with product and system experience since 2000 and a large product portfolio (Handle switch Units, Proximity Sensor Units, Controllers, Keys, …) already deployed on several car manufacturers like Renault, Peugeot, Honda, Ford, Toyota, …

Airbus DS SAS is part of the Defence & Security Systems (DS) Division of EADS. The Business Unit goal is to create complete communication and information systems solutions including platforms and to provide the means of implementing these solutions. With its systems competencies, DCS fulfils all customer requirements in the areas of Air and Naval Defence, Information Superiority, advanced Command, Control and Communication (C3I) systems, Professional Mobile Radio (PMR) and Homeland Security.


Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is a publicly funded Higher Education Institution in the South of Ireland. CIT is the largest of Ireland’s Institutes of Technology outside Dublin. The Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research at CIT conducts research in hardware and software technologies for wireless networked embedded systems with emphasis on wireless sensor and actuator networks, wireless vehicular networks, and embedded systems integration. In these areas, it is involved in a number of key national and EU funded projects.

EpiSensor is a privately owned SME. It is a leading provider of wireless energy monitoring systems that uniquely combines reliability, ruggedness, and interoperability to systematically improve energy performance, lower energy costs, and reduce environmental impact. The EpiSensor wireless energy monitoring system uses advanced wireless self-healing mesh networking technology to collect data from wireless nodes.


EDI is a public research institution founded in 1960. It has more than 80 researchers working on innovative technologies in the fields of electronics and computer science. Main fields of competence are signal processing, biometrics, hardware and software prototyping, wireless sensor networks, embedded devices, computer vision, precise timing. Expertise of EDI can be complemented by its close collaboration with local universities and research institutions. There are several laboratories within EDI

IMCS was established in 1959 as Computing Centre of research character. The staff of IMCS consists of 150 researchers, engineers and software developers. For all these years the Institute has played the role of an incubator for rearing of leading specialists in Computer Science and Mathematics in Latvia. The main activities of IMCS are research and development of Internet technologies and their applications, system modeling and design, simulation of physical and technological processes, natural language processing, real time systems, theoretical investigations in mathematics, bioinformatics, quantum computing etc. IMCS is a member of ARTEMISIA. Currently IMCS is participating in ARTEMIS project R3_COP.


NXP-NL: NXP Semiconductors provides high performance mixed signal and standard product solutions that leverage its leading RF, analogue, power management, interface, security and digital signal processing expertise. These innovations are used in a wide range of automotive, identification, wireless infrastructure, lighting, industrial, mobile, consumer and computing applications. A global semiconductor company with operations in more than 25 countries, NXP posted revenue of $4.36 billion in 2012.

The department Corporate Research & Development includes about 3.500 employees and focuses on innovation leading to successful product developments in the various business lines

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands is a global leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, delivering products, services and solutions through the brand promise of “sense and simplicity. With sales of EUR 24.7 billion in 2012, the company is a market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring systems, energy efficient lighting solutions, personal care and home appliances, as well as consumer electronics. In close cooperation with the Philips businesses, the Philips Research organization generates options for new and improved products and processes and produces important patents in many fields.

Philips Lighting is one of the 3 business sectors of Philips, besides Philips Healthcare and Philips Consumer Lifestyle. In the lighting domain Philips is the clear market leader. In order to prepare itself for the advent of LED technology, which will disrupt the lighting world, its focus is shifting from the supply of lighting components to the delivery of lighting solutions. In order to speed up this process over the recent years Philips Lighting acquired a substantial amount of leading luminaire companies, being active in the both in the professional as well as in the consumer segment. Key products: Livingcolours, Cosmopolis outdoor lighting, Colour Reach Powercore architectural lighting, Lexel LED Down Light Module, master LED energy savers.

Imec Netherlands is an independent research center and together with TNO one of the pillars in the Holst Centre. Its research focuses on the next generation of wireless autonomous transducer solutions. Imec Netherlands research bridges the gap between fundamental research at universities and technology development in industry. Imec Netherlands has as an objective to be an “international center of excellence”, to reinforce the local industry, and to collaborate intensively with local universities.

The Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) was established in 1956, and is ranked among the top universities in Europe. The TUE is world-leading having the best industry collaborations, and has strong links with European and Dutch industries, including the semiconductor industry, with partners at different positions in the value chain (manufacturing, IP houses, system houses, EDA tooling, and applications), consumer electronics industry, personal and institutional health care industry, etc.


The Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (ETI) is the largest faculty at the Gdansk University of Technology (GUT). It currently comprises 16 Departments with 3500 students enrolled in first, second and third-cycle (doctorate) studies. The ETI Faculty has had the highest category in scientific research since 1992 according to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education classification system. ETI is the most important partner for Interizon – the largest ICT cluster in Poland (134 companies and 22k total employment).

SiGarden SA is a manufacturer of innovative industrial tablets, computers and modules dedicated to work in harsh conditions. An important feature of our products is the possibility of far-reaching adjustment of their characteristics and parameters for specific customer requirements. The Company also provides services in the design and construction of electronic hardware for specialized industrial applications

SpaceForest Ltd. is a company based in Gdynia, Poland, founded in 2010. We create and commercialize new ideas and specialize in artificial intelligence (AI) and video recognition (VR) used in the optimization of industrial processes. We work in a variety areas of engineering related to Electronics, IT, Research Rocketry.

Our strongest asset is a highly educated and experienced staff graduated in IT, Electronics and Telecommunications Sciences, holding master’s and doctorate degrees.

Vemco is a leading supplier of electronic ICT systems. Vemco is a software and hardware developer and a system integrator which develops turnkey systems based on Automatic Identification and Automatic Data Capture processes. In order to manage the whole systems and integrate sub-systems Vemco manufactured and developed its own software – ACCARD+ Vemco designs, supplies, integrates and installs complete enterprise class solutions at customers’ premises.


ISA Energy Efficiency is a SME dedicated to the energy, water and environment sectors. Its mission is to support its customers – residential, business and utilities – in the increase of their efficiency in the management of the energy resources, making their lifestyles, their homes and businesses more sustainable. ISA Energy Efficiency develops and implements integrated monitoring, alarm, control and management software solutions. The remote monitoring solutions developed and implemented by ISA Energy are comprehensive and tailored to the needs of the customer.

Critical Materials S.A. is a high-tech SME company providing technology and efficient products for monitoring, diagnosis, prognosis and management of the structural integrity of critical components and materials for the Aerospace, Defence and Energy industries. CMT positions itself as an enabling technology provider for the “nervous system and bio-brain” of critical applications of advanced materials, providing a SHM platform for structural systems health management: PRODDIA® (

The School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto – ISEP), is a public higher education and research institution, one of the largest schools of engineering in Portugal (6000 students), with leading departments and research units in the areas of, among others, computer science and engineering, electrical and electronics engineering and mechanical engineering. The work in DEWI will be done by ISEP’s research unit CISTER (, a top-ranked Portuguese Research Unit, which focuses its activity in real-time and dependable embedded computing systems and is currently one of the leading European research units in the area.

GMV is a privately owned technological business group with an international presence. Founded in 1984, GMV offers its solutions, services and products in very diverse sectors: Aeronautics, Banking and Finances, Space, Defense, Health, Security, Transportation, Telecommunications, and Information Technology for Public Administration and large corporations.


ACCIONA Infrastructures is a leading European construction company constructing and managing buildings and civil infrastructures under the sustainability principles. It has an international presence in more than 30 countries and its total turnover in 2011 was about 3,5billion€, employing by 14.000 people. The company is now a leader in R&D and innovation and is ranked among the leading construction companies in the world recognized for its practice of implementing the most advanced and innovative techniques and technology, selectively incorporating those most suitable for each individual project.

Softec Internet is the world leader in APS development (Application Packaging Standard), which is a connector that allows all types of applications to communicate with different cloud delivery systems. The company has a cloud application marketplace with a pay-per-use platform, which makes the market accessible to those companies that do not want to make a big investment initially, by providing a low-risk option with minimal time to market. Softec Internet is one of Parallels’ main partners worldwide for the deployment and configuration of cloud platforms with Parallels Automation technologies.

Adevice is a Spanish SME, which acts as a provider of smart electronic systems for automation using wireless sensor networks with applications to industrial sectors including transport. Adevice develops its own electronic systems, including wireless sensor networks, providing comprehensive and customer specific solutions.

ETIC-Embedded Technologies Innovation Center (ETIC) is a private non-profit research center created to promote ICT technologies among industries working on different domains. The main aim of ETIC is to strengthen the economy by supporting other companies in creation, development and validation of new products based on ICT technologies. ETIC’s mission is to generate economy development by means of ICT technologies and to promote the creation of new businesses by the development of new products, services and apps.

Fagor Electronica began manufacturing circuits for the telecommunications industry in1965. Over the years, its innovative products combined with extensive business experience has enabled it to continue developing and expanding its now impressive range of products (automotive, aeronautic, white line, renewable energies..).

TECNALIA RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (TECNALIA – ) is the largest private non-for-profit R+D+i entity in Spain with a staff of over 1.400 employees, a turnover of almost 116 million Euros, 172 projects in FP6 (29 as coordinators), and 229 projects in FP7 (51 as coordinators). Tecnalia has 7 Business Divisions: Energy & Environment, Industry & Transport, ICT-European Software Institute, Health, Sustainable Building, Innovation Strategies and Technological Services.

IK4-TEKNIKER is a private non-profit research organization founded in 1981 that counts with over 250 researchers and a turnover of about 21 M€ in 2012. It is member of the IK4 Alliance, made up of 9 technological centers, that counts with over 1400 professionals and an Annual R&D&I income of about 106 M€ in 2012. IK4-TEKNIKER’s mission is to help the industrial sector to increase its innovative capacity by means of generating and applying technology and knowledge in order to be more competitive. IK4-TEKNIKER became member of the Steering Board of ARTEMIS Industry Association Presidium in 2010 and in 2011 it was promoted to the Presidium

HI Iberia Ingenieria y Proyectos SL is an application development SME founded in 1999 of around 210 employees. HI Iberia develops applications for distributed environments and embedded SW for Telecommunications systems (BS) and Sensor networks SW. The R&D department has interest in Safety applications, Embedded Systems, Intelligent Transport Systems, e-Health and ambient assisted living. The company is currently participating in more than a dozen FP7, Artemis and AAL running projects.

Indra is a global consulting, technology, innovation and talent company. Indra ranks second in Europe by R&D spend, investing close to €550m during the last three years and operates in more than 128 countries and has more than 42,000 employees worldwide, focusing on developing innovative solutions that meet the needs of the most demanding clients.

Instalaciones Inabensa, S.A. (Inabensa),, belongs to the industrial and technological Spanish group Abengoa, which provides solutions for sustainable development, the information and knowledge society and the creation of infrastructures. Inabensa carries out ICT turnkey projects, which cover the whole range of design, deployment, and installation of telecommunications systems, and provides wireless solutions for different applications. Inabensa has experience in the development of communications equipment and devices and through its R&D activities (hardware and firmware development of intelligent sensor devices) is familiar with wireless technologies that can be directly addressed to project DEWI.

ITI is a Private Technological Centre specialized in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Research, Development and Innovation. It develops the research activity in three main areas, Computer Science (Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision, Operations Research, Distributed Systems, Ambient Intelligence and Cloud Computing), Hardware and Communications (Communications, Sensor Networks, Embedded Systems) and Software Engineering (Software Quality, Software Architectures and Development) and has participated in many national and international research projects in these fields, in collaboration with companies and institutions.

IntegraSys, established in 1990, is a Spanish SME engineering company specialized in the design, development and integration of critical software systems in the telecommunication and aerospace domains. The core business activity is the design, development and commercialisation of Operations Support Systems for networks and services management −including QoS, Mobility and Security aspects− based on dynamic and flexible SLA-schemes and policies. The company also develops turn-key measurement systems under computer control in the areas of quality assurance, conformance testing, and satellite signal monitoring and type approval test certification of telecommunications equipment.

Thales Alenia Space España is a company created in 1988 dedicated to the design and manufacturing of spatial flight subsystems and equipment. Thales Alenia Space España is a fully independent operational entity belonging to the Thales Alenia Space Joint Venture. Its main Product Lines are: On-Board Data Handling Units; Systems and Digital Payloads; On-Board TTC and Active RF Equipment; On-Board Passive RF Equipment and Medium Resolution Optical subsystems including Video Processing Electronics.

MONDRAGON Corporation is a cooperatives alliance composed by mutually independent cooperatives which through a voluntary membership establish a coordinated group. These group´s corporative services lay on Mondragon S. COOP, who is also an independent cooperative society. Mondragon S.COOP. leads coordinated research joint agreements in several strategic areas of the Corporation, among which is the Energy Efficiency research unit, as It is the case of this proposal.

Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa JMA S. Coop. (Mondragon University’s Faculty of Engineering) is a cooperative integrated in Mondragon Cooperative Corporation, which is a business group, made of more than 250 companies and entities. The Faculty of Engineering has as relevant role in the corporation as research partner of the companies in the group. The Embedded System Research group has participated in several Artemis projects, such as eDIANA, p/nSAFECER, p/nSHIELD, CRAFTERS and ARROWHEAD.

Ministry for Industry, Energy and Tourism (Spain); National Contract Number: ART-010000-2014-3


Halmstad University (HH) has about 9000 students and 200 faculty members. It has 3 areas of special strength: innovation science, information technology, and health and lifestyle. HH is in this proposal represented by the Centre for Research on Embedded Systems, CERES, which is involved in research in real-time and wireless communication, as well as energy-efficient computer architectures. The CERES researchers in DEWI have a special focus on dependable and real-time wireless sensor networks, as well as energy-efficient sensor nodes.

We specialize in helping companies develop embedded systems for advanced products. We have experts in system design and implementation of hardware and software. Our customers are to be found in many different trades such as tele- and data communication, transport, defense and medical. We strive to always be one step ahead of our customers. Research is important and we have experience from Artemis PaPP & Artemis SMECY.

Volvo Technology AB is the legal entity that represents Advanced technology and Research. Advanced technology and Research is the centre of research, advanced engineering and innovation within the Volvo Group with the mission of the company is to ensure that the Volvo Group stays competitive many years ahead. The mission is accomplished by scouting for new technology, develop new technology and industrializing it so that product development in other parts of the Group (e.g. trucks, construction equipment, buses, etc) can more easily adopt the new technology and exploit it in new products. The company has about 450 employees, where the biggest part is located at Lundbystrand and Chalmers science park in Gothenburg, Sweden. However, the company also has offices in France, USA, India and Japan