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Workshop results: Fostering Innovation for Cyber-Physical Systems, Advanced Computing and Manufacturing

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Over 170 participants took part in the workshop organized on 19-20 February 2014, in Brussels. The objective of this event was to explore the new innovation measures under the LEIT-ICT and LEIT-FoF Work Programmes 2014/15 of Horizon 2020 in the domains of Smart Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS – ICT1) , Low Power Customised Computing (ICT4), and ICT for Manufacturing (FoF9).
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The workshop was organised in two independent sessions. Focus of Session 1 of the workshop "New innovation measures under Work Programme 2014/15" was on two new types of innovation measures called for in the above topics:
1. Platform and ecosystem building
2. Networks of competence centres supporting experiments

Focus of Session 2 of the workshop "Exploring the regional dimension" was on potential opportunities for linking EU activities to regional clusters and ecosystems and for combining EU Framework Programme funded research and innovation activities with smart specialisation activities under structural funds.

The workshop was a very well-focused event on the above mentioned innovation measures. In all of the planned innovation activities, European competence centres with leading expertise in the addressed technologies, any key enabling technologies, and/or important application areas – traditional ones and emerging ones – are expected to have a key role as the motor behind the initiative. These competence centres were among other participants from industry and public authorities, the key target audience of the event. Around 60 presentations on ideas and competences has been made during the brokerage session.

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You can find more information on our activities on Cyber-Physical Systems, Advanced Computing and Manufacturing here.