Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e)
TU/e is a leading international university worldwide, specializing in engineering science & technology, contributing to progress in technical sciences through excellent teaching and research, the development of technological innovations and as a result to the growth of welfare and well-being. TU/e has around 3000 employees, 240 professors, 8100 students, 1160 PhD students, 25,000 graduate engineers, 1200 graduate technological designers and 2300 PhDs.
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven)
KU Leuven is a full university with 16 faculties organized in 3 groups: Humanities and Social Sciences; Science, Technology & Engineering; and Biomedical Sciences. It is Belgium’s oldest and largest university with more than 41.000 students (2012-2013), 6700 researchers and an annual research budget of 365 Meuro (2011‐2012). (These numbers reflect the situation before the integration of the University Colleges on October 1th, 2013). With 350 FP7 contracts (2/7/12), incl. 43 ERC grants, KU Leuven is ranked the 5th resp. 8th university in Europe. Circuits and MEMS research at the KU Leuven is concentrated in the research unit MICAS in the Department of Electrical Engineering – ESAT at the Faculty of Engineering Sciences.
Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen)
RWTH Aachen University is one of Germany’s leading universities of technology founded in 1870. It offers degrees in the different engineering areas, natural sciences, and medicine as well as in humanities, business and economics. It is renowned for its strong orientation towards industrial applications and has a leading position among German universities in third party research funding for many years already. In the excellence initiative of the German Federal and State Governments, RWTH Aachen was selected as University of Excellence and awarded – after thorough evaluation by renowned international scientists - funding of three research clusters, one of them being a cluster with focus on mobile communication technology (UMIC).
The Institute of Communications Technologies and Embedded Systems (ICE) is part of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at RWTH Aachen and is jointly directed by Prof. Gerd Ascheid (Chair for Integrated Signal Processing Systems) and Prof. Rainer Leupers (Chair for Software for Systems on Silicon). The institute is structured into three tightly connected research groups (algorithms, architectures, and tools), thus, covering all major aspects of system design. The major share of ICE’s funding are research grants (DFG, EU, etc.) and funds from partners in industry.
INnovation Center for Advanced Sensors and Sensor Systems (INCAS3) (project partner till December 2016)
INCAS3 is a private, non-profit research institute that performs fundamental and applied research in the fields of sensing and monitoring. Next to research activities INCAS3 is heading the INCAS3 group, which is constituted by companies active in the fields of remote environmental monitoring, micro sensor applications, big data and radiation sensing. INCAS3 strategic research is determined by the input of daughter companies hereby linking INCAS3 R&D and requests from industry and society and facilitating the R&D transfer to market.
Antea Nederland BV (Antea) (partner from april 2017)
Antea Group is, under the earlier name Ingenieursbureau Oranjewoud B.V., founded in 1951 and is one of the largest and most diversified independent consulting and contracting companies, offering a wide range of services in urban and rural development in the Netherlands and abroad.
Antea Group is active in the fields of environment, infrastructure, urban planning and water. By combining strategic thinking and multidisciplinary perspectives with technical expertise and pragmatic action, we do more than effectively solve client challenges; we deliver sustainable results for a better world. By understanding today, we are improving tomorrow.
University of Groningen – Campus Fryslân (RUG) (partner from april 2017)
RUG/CF is a unique Faculty dedicated to the multidisciplinary study of scientific questions connected with social and economic themes relevant to the province. The core philosophy of the Faculty involves connecting regional themes with interdisciplinary global issues. In practice, the Faculty will teach students to apply theoretical knowledge of societal issues playing out at a global level to real-world regional cases. RUG/CF is composed of three components: a University College (Bachelor’s level), a Master’s College (Master’s levels), and a Graduate School (Doctoral level).
Vrije Universiteit van Amsterdam - Comptational Intelligence Group (VU) (partner from November 2017)
Ever since it was founded in 1880, VU Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society. What matters is not just the acquisition of a greater depth of knowledge, but also a wider one. We ask and expect our students, researchers, PhD candidates and employees to look further – to look further than their own interests and their own field, and further than what is familiar and further than the here and now.
University of Trento (UNITN) (partner from February 2018)
UNITN is a medium-sized university constantly ranked among the best Italian Universities: as first in the general ranking of Censis compiled for la Repubblica 2016-2017 and in the 201-250 group of institutions according to the THE - Times Higher Education Rankings 2016-2017. This result is due, in particular, to the University’s ability to finance itself, its success in scientific research, its ability to look towards Europe and the world, and to the satisfaction of the students. It currently has about 16.500 students and is organized in 14 departments/Centers, 15 doctoral degree courses, 15 Bachelor and Master Degree Courses taught in English, 5 Erasmus Mundus action 1 & 2 and 7 research and service centers across the spectrum of sciences, social sciences and humanities, with more than 600 professors and researchers employed.
The Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) was established in January 2002. Since then, it has grown to more than 40 faculty members and is hosted 200 full-time Ph.D. students and 100 research staff, soon becoming recognized as the top computer science department in Italy. Over time, DISI has consolidated as an international and multi-cultural working environment, hosting a EU Marie Curie Chair in Networking and Security, a EU Erasmus Mundus Masters in Informatics (jointly with the Universities of RWTH Aachen and Edinburgh) and holding a formalized long-term collaboration with Indian Universities and Research Centers.