Only one year after its launch the ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking (JU) has published its second Call for proposals. With € 105 million public funding from the European Commission and the participating Member States and at least a € 105 million contribution from industry and research organisations the Call should generate an activity of more than € 210 million. The ARTEMIS JU, a Europe-wide public-private research partnership, addresses embedded computer systems that – while running almost unnoticed by users – improve the performance of all kinds of machines: from cars, planes and phones, to factories, washing machines and televisions.

"The Call for proposals launched on the 5 March confirms that ARTEMIS has consolidated its key role for European research in the area of embedded computing systems", said José Cotta, interim Executive Director of the ARTEMIS JU. "The close and unique collaboration between industry and public authorities is bearing its fruit. ARTEMIS proves that a new way of managing industrial research programmes in Europe is possible by pooling resources from Member States and the Commission and by engaging industry in the process."

98 % of computing devices are embedded in all kinds of electronic equipment and machines. Computers are now present in everyday devices like mobile phones, credit cards, cars and planes or places like homes, offices and factories. Over 4 billion embedded processors were sold last year and the global market is worth € 60 billion with annual growth rates of 14 %. Forecasts predict more than 16 billion embedded devices by 2010 and over 40 billion by 2020. These are the facts that underline the importance of the ARTEMIS initiative and the potential impact the results can have on European competitiveness.

The second call for proposals follows the successful first ARTEMIS call 2008 that supports 12 Projects starting from 1st January 2009. The second call is open to all relevant participants. Proposals should be collaborative with at least 3 independent participants from 3 ARTEMIS Member States. Proposals should be focused on industrial research and technology development in an application context.

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