TETRAMAX: improving technology transfer in ICT at European level

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The kick-off meeting of TETRAMAX (TEchnology TRAnsfer via Multinational Application EXperiments) was held on 19 September. Tetramax is a European project in which Data Management Group (DAMA UPC) participates, led by RWTH Aachen University. The aim of the project is to implement the European initiative "Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE)" in the area of ICT technologies, particularly those aimed at the internet of things, to drive innovation by promoting technology transfer experiments.

TETRAMAX will focus on three principal areas of activities. First, a range of cross-border “application experiments” will be promoted, organised, co-funded and assessed. These will connect SMEs, financial entities and international universities, to facilitate the low-risk corporate adoption of novel computing technologies. This will provide "added value developed in the EU" for new users and to the main ICT markets, through innovative technologies. These experiments will be set up as bilateral, cross-border projects, technology transfer projects that involve the entire value chain including launching the product on the market, and entrepreneurial projects.


Secondly, a new European competence centre network will be created and developed to offer technological brokerage, one-stop shop assistance and training in IoT technology. The construction of this network will promote the exchange of technologies and solutions, and will open up new technology transfer solutions. These centres will evolve in a natural way to create regional digital innovation hubs.

In the project’s third main area of activity and through the provision of sufficient funding, TETRAMAX can enable long-term self-sustainability throughout the EU competence centre network. The result will be a reinforced, profitable ecosystem infrastructure, providing knowledge, services and a continuous innovation stream at European scale, yet with strong regional presence.

The project has a budget of 7 million euros and a duration of 4 years. The consortium is formed of 22 partners from 28 EU countries.



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