In 2016 the Institute for Applied Systems Technology Bremen GmbH (ATB) successfully continued its strategy for the implementation of applied research. Among others, the following indicators clearly show the effectiveness of the approach:
- ATB successfully acquired two additional important research projects in the calls of the current EU research framework programme HORIZON 2020. These new projects – CITADEL and SAFIRE – address the topics „Digital Security: Critical Infrastructure Protection” and “Factories of the Future: Cloud-based analysis for the reconfiguration of products and production processes”, which were already explored by ATB in the last few years. This is a clear indication that the approach taken by ATB to define RTD activities, taking into account both industrial needs and advanced technology developments, proves to be appropriate to accomplish ATB’s mission and promises to be well-suited for the current EU programme. Major R&D topics that emerged in the last years – Context Awareness, Mobile & Collaborative Services and Intelligent Middleware as well as Big Data Analytics – continue to be highly relevant for both industrial and research communities.
- ATB successfully acquired and carried out twelve projects directly funded by industry, where the Institute is solving short and medium-term problems of its industrial partners based on advanced application-oriented research such as advanced software engineering methods, innovative knowledge management, Internet-based solutions and mobile services.
- The Institute has successfully continued or started the work on nine research projects in the scope of the previous 7th Research Framework programme of the EU or the latest programme HORIZON 2020. Two projects, namely CREDITS4HEALTH and FInish, have been finalized successfully in 2016.
The research report can be downloaded here.