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TETRACOM News August 2015

Dear colleague,

The TETRACOM project has been running for two years and, thanks to its unique approach to academia-industry technology transfer, is by now a well-established entity in the European computing systems project landscape. This has been reconfirmed also by a very successful 2nd project review meeting that took place in May 2015 in Oslo in conjunction with the HiPEAC CSW.

TETRACOM has been co-funding 30+ Technology Transfer Projects (TTPs) so far, and a lot of of tangible impact has been generated, e.g. in the form of new or improved products, revenue increases, and/or newly created jobs in European ICT industries.

I´m particularly grateful to Eva Haas from RWTH Aachen for efficiently managing all financial and legal TTP matters, thus contributing much to the project success.

The TETRACOM team stays highly motivated, and we are looking forward to receiving your TTP proposals in the 3rd and final call, opening on Aug 15, where another 350k EUR will be granted for outstanding transfer activities.

Next to this, you are cordially invited to participate to other project activities, like the upcoming TETRACOM main workshop (see below).

Hope to see many of you on Sep 23 in Milano!

Rainer Leupers
RWTH Aachen University

New Call for Technology Transfer Projects is open

The third call for Technology Transfer Projects (TTPs) was launched on 15 August 2015. Submit your TTP Proposals before 1 October 2015. Proposals selected for funding will be notified in December 2015. A funded Technology Transfer Project (TTP) can typically last 3-12 months, and the total budget can span from 20k to 200k EUR, of which TETRACOM can pay up to 50% (10k to 100k EUR).

For more information and submission of projects, visit the TETRACOM website.

TETRACOM Workshop in Budapest

A HiPEAC & TETRACOM Workshop on “Building Partnerships” was organized at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), on June 22, 2015. The workshop intended to offer a face-to-face meeting opportunity for HiPEAC and TETRACOM representatives, the local HiPEAC members and other professionals interested in cooperation possibilities with the HiPEAC Network of Excellence and the TETRACOM project.

TETRACOM course top-rated activity at the ACACES summer school!

Koen Bertels, TETRACOM partner, gave a course titled 'From Solo Performance to a Symphonic Orchestra' during the ACACES2015 Summer School from July 12-18, 2015, in Fiuggi, Italy. The course consisted of basics of business plans, financial planning and marketing essentials. It ended with a detailed discussion of the HBS business case : Bang Networks : the first customer

The ACACES2015 participants gave the TETRACOM course a score of 4.85/5 making it one of the highest-rated activities of the entire summer school.

TETRACOM Workshop On Transfer to Industry and Start-ups

The fourth TETRACOM workshop will take place on Wednesday September 23rd during the HiPEAC Computing Systems Week in Milano. The TETRACOM workshop will present some of the highlights of the TETRACOM project. So far, 31 TTPs have been funded by TETRACOM (on a total of 80+ submitted). Some of them will present their outcome at the workshop. Frank Gielen from iMinds, Belgium, Matthias Weiss from Intel Mobile Communications Technology Dresden, Max Lemke from Complex Systems and Advanced Computing, DG Connect,  and 9 other speakers will share their view and experiences.

More info on the workshop page.

The workshop is free, but registration is required.