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Itea 3 - european leadership in software-intensive systems and services

Itea 3 is the follow-up of the successful eureka clusters itea and
itea 2. Itea 3 is essential to secure and enhance the position of
european industry in software-intensive systems and services.

The ITEA 3 application is based on 4 documents: 1. This ITEA 3 application form 2. The ITEA White Paper: “12 years of ITEA. Achievements & results of the EUREKA programmes ITEA & ITEA 2” (http://www.itea2.org/12_years_itea) 3. ITEA Roadmap for Software-Intensive Systems & Services, edition 3 (http://www.itea2.org/itea2_roadmap_3) 4. Joint Task Force document ITEA-ARTEMIS: “ITEA and ARTEMIS: two instruments for industry driven innovation based on ICT” (http://www.itea2.org/publication/download/publication/625) There is clear need for ICT R&D to respond to trends and challenges in three different directions:  Society: healthcare and well-being, sustainability, security, mobility, knowledge-based society, virtualization of communities, urbanisation  Business & economy: globalisation, service economy  Technology: massive scalability - cloud computing, web of objects, future internet ICT is being applied successfully in many economic and societal key areas. ICT can create new markets for established parties and opening existing markets to new players. ICT is an innovation driver touching many key areas and driving innovation. However this driver cannot run on its own. To maximise the use of ICT, it should not only be applied intelligently but should also be fuelled by research and development of innovative applications. Research should push the innovative applications and the application fields should pull to get the right research results. To keep Europe ahead in the global market, the establishment of ecosystems involving large companies, SMEs and academia is essential. Funded co-operative R&D projects, by their neutrality, offer the environment to create confidence and build such alliances. Public investment in research is an important instrument to support this. EU governments fund a smaller share of ICT R&D in relation to total public funding for R&D compared with the USA. In 2007, 6% of total public funding for R&D in the EU (€5.3 billion) went to the ICT sector, while it was close to 9% in the US (€10.4 billion) (http://ipts.jrc.ec.europa.eu/publications/pub.cfm?id=3239). According to the Digital Agenda of the European Commission, Europe needs to double its public spending on ICT R&D at EU and member state level by 2020 and also create the best conditions for the private sector to do the same. The ITEA 3 programme is ready to address new challenges and to strengthen its economic impact, particularly by encouraging rapid exploitation of research results, and is committed to:  Pave the way towards societal computing by addressing key societal issues such as health, wellbeing, energy, transport, knowledge and education;  Respond to the generalisation of connectivity by addressing the challenge of massive scalability – such as cloud computing, the web of objects and mobile phone deployment in the developing world;  Support European industry in providing the market with end-to-end solutions including both products and services;  Contribute ICT-based innovations to ensure the competitiveness of jobs and businesses;  Address greater sustainability and efficient use of scarce resources such as energy, water and radio frequencies. Concrete improvements considered for ITEA 3 compared to ITEA 2 are:  Further reduced time between first proposal and project start,  Structural link with national competence clusters (e.g. Poles de Competitivite),  Business driven expansion of geographic scope (e.g. Egypt),  Improved and more dynamic road-mapping process,  Structural link with other programmes and initiatives (e.g. EUREKA Programmes, ARTEMIS, EIT ICT Labs and National Programmes). ITEA 2 Board statement on the need for ITEA 3 At the meeting in Brussels on December 7, 2010, the companies represented in the ITEA 2 Board have re-confirmed their position as stated in the DC-Board meeting of May 6, 2009 in The Hague as follows. As a EUREKA cluster, ITEA 2 is industry-driven, bottom-up, flexible and market-oriented. It covers the very important area of software-intensive systems and services, for which the competitiveness of jobs and European businesses requires a strong support for innovation from both industries and member states. Business-oriented innovation is THE focus of ITEA. ITEA and ITEA 2 have demonstrated efficiency based on a strong and open community, an efficient process, quality in innovation and time-to-market. ITEA 2 supports the creation of collaborative partnerships across the value chain as required for successful innovation. The programme has shown over the last 12 years to be able to build a large community across small and large companies, knowledge institutes and geographies. This is an essential component of advantageous European cooperation, on top of the national, often tax incentive based, schemes. In the ITEA “Golden Book”, the main successes based on approximately 20,000 person years of collaborative R&D effort have been highlighted. The EUREKA framework with its ITEA 2 cluster programme is a unique mechanism that supports innovation partnerships in which competitive advantages can be developed in international partnerships between large industries, SMEs, universities and research institutes. All this will still be true beyond the last call of ITEA 2 in 2013. In order to secure continuity in our business needs, the industries want to guarantee continuity through the establishment of ITEA 3. The ITEA programme will continue to adapt itself to the increasing demands of the competitive environment. Investments for this improvement will only pay off under a perspective of a future ITEA. Therefore, European industry hopes to see the ITEA 3 label granted in 2011. The companies represented in the ITEA 2 Board and the companies that join as founding companies for ITEA 3 are committed to the continued success of the ITEA programme, and to contribute to its continuous improvement in good cooperation with the Public Authorities and with other organizations and programmes (PdCs, European and JU programmes, EUREKA clusters, etc.). Improvement priorities for ITEA 3 will be agreed with the Public Authorities, and already introduced and tested in ITEA 2 as much as possible, to make ITEA 3 as strong as possible.
Acronym: 
ITEA 3
Project ID: 
7 632
Start date: 
01-01-2014
Project Duration: 
96months
Project costs: 
3 000 000 000.00€
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Raising the productivity and competitiveness of European businesses through technology. Boosting national economies on the international market, and strengthening the basis for sustainable prosperity and employment.