Thirty-four project outlines were submitted in ITEA 3’s most recent call, representing 4619 person/years and involving partners from 22 different countries. The project participants include for the first time Canadian and Taiwanese entities.
According to ITEA 3 Vice-Chairman Philippe Letellier, some other important trends to observe are:
· A significant involvement of France and Turkey and an important contribution of Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Spain, Romania and Belgium to the projects;
· and a continuously growing involvement of SMEs in manpower.
Software Engineering, Health & Wellbeing, Smart Industry, Surveillance and Security remain important topics, while Smart Cities and the Internet of Things, which have been growing over the past few years, are still representing a significant number of proposals. Retail and agriculture are two new important topics in this call and are, according to Letellier, indicative of a new direction for ITEA projects, with more focus on traditional industries that are now being impacted by the digital transition.
Twenty-one project proposals have now been invited to prepare a Full ITEA 3 Project Proposal (FPP) by 11 February.