ITEA 2 (Information Technology for European Advancement) stimulates and supports innovative and pre-competitive R&D projects that will contribute research excellence to Europe’s competitive Software-Intensive Systems and Services (SiSS) sector. SiSS are a vital growth engine for Europe’s economy and a key driver of innovation in Europe’s most competitive industries – such as automotive, aerospace, communications, healthcare and consumer electronics. ITEA 2 and its predecessor ITEA have a proven track record with major achievements and results in these industries.
As a EUREKA Cluster programme, our approach is intergovernmental, bottom-up, market-oriented and industry-driven. Following the EUREKA structure, each ITEA 2 project partner can apply for national funding in their own country – allowing a project idea to attract funding from all participating countries. ITEA 2 is open to partners from large industrial companies and SMEs, as well as research institutes and universities.
ITEA 2 Board members are: Airbus, Alcatel-Lucent, Barco, Bosch, Bull, Daimler, Italtel, Nokia, Philips, Siemens, Technicolor, Telefonica, Telvent, Thales and Turkcell Technology.
The current set of more than 150 projects (ITEA + ITEA 2), with more than 1000 partners from 30 countries, has established a solid basis for further development. Many of these projects have led to the creation of completely new products.
More information, go to: http://www.itea2.org
Kay van Ham-Jeunhomme
ITEA 2 Office
PR & Communications
Tel: +31 88 003 6136
Fax: +31 88 003 6130