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TETRACOM News January 2016

Dear colleague,

This newsletter provides you with some information on two major project milestones in late 2015. First, a large-scale technology transfer workshop has been organized, embedded into the HiPEAC Computing Systems Week in Milano. Second, the 3rd open call for Technology Transfer Projects (TTPs) has been concluded, now co-funding another 16 highly focused bilateral academia-industry partnerships.

The 2016 project activities begin with managing the synchronous kick-off of the 16 new TTPs. TETRACOM will soon have 34 formal project partners (8 founding partners plus 26 TTP partners), and it coordinates 49 individual TTPs in total. While certainly imposing a few management challenges, these high numbers clearly indicate TETRACOM´s wide acceptance in our community.

Another major activity will be the TETRACOM poster session at the HiPEAC Conference during Jan 18-20. Our ambition is to have all 49 TTPs represented by one poster, showing TTP motivations, solutions and impacts at a glance, thus providing a perfect TETRACOM “view from the top”. If you plan to come to Prague, please use the opportunity to discuss 1:1 with the individual TTP partners about their experiences and innovations.

I wish you a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you in the beautiful capital city of CZ soon!

Rainer Leupers
RWTH Aachen University
TETRACOM Coordinator

Results of the third call for TTPs

The third call for Technology Transfer Projects (TTPs) for transferring university-based technology to a partner company having operations in Europe, closed on September 30, 2015.

A total of 33 proposals were submitted from 13 different European countries. In total, the proposals requested around 1M Euros TETRACOM funding, complemented by a similar amount of matched funding from the respective industry partners (mainly SMEs).

Based on the results of external reviews, the TETRACOM Steering Committee selected 16 proposals for funding, subject to contractual agreement.

A provisional budget of 428.016 € was allocated for the accepted proposals. The TTPs will start as soon as possible.

For more information, visit the TETRACOM website.

TETRACOM workshop on September 23, 2015 in Milano

The TETRACOM workshop took place on September 23, 2015 in Milano, Italy. In total, 56 participants from 35 institutions in 14 countries registered for the workshop. The workshop consisted of three keynotes and eight presentations about successful TTPs. The workshop demonstrated that small scale technology transfer can boost European academia-to-industry technology transfer (TT) in all domains of Computing Systems. More information on the workshop page.

Learn more about the results of TETRACOM

TETRACOM currently runs, or has completed, 49 individual Technology Transfer Projects (TTPs). The three open calls for TTPs received 107 TTP proposals, with an overall acceptance rate of 36%. The average co-funding of TTPs by TETRACOM is around 25k Euro, but there is considerable variance. TETRACOM systematically analyses the impact of the TTPs and has established a dedicated page on its website with more info about this: TETRACOM impact analysis

TETRACOM Workshop On Transfer to Industry and Start-ups

The fifth TISU workshop will take place on Tuesday January 19th during the HiPEAC Conference in Prague. The workshop will present some of the highlights of the TETRACOM project. A selected number of the 49 TETRACOM TTPs will present their outcome during the workshop.

More info on the workshop page.

The workshop is free, for attendees of the HiPEAC conference.

TTP Poster Session

TETRACOM is organizing a poster presentation with all (concluded and ongoing) TETRACOM TTPs at the HiPEAC conference in Prague on January 19, 2015 during the Industrial Exhibition of the conference. It is an ideal opportunity to get an impression about the impact of small scale technology transfer projects as pioneered by the TETRACOM project.