MegaMart2 Project Partners

Read about all the MegaMart2 participants grouped in our 6 national clusters

CZECH REPUBLIC CLUSTER

Brno University of Technology

Research
It is the second largest technical university in the Czech Republic. It comprises 8 faculties with more than 23,000 students and 3,000 staff members. The Faculty of Information Technology (FIT) provides education in the Bachelor and Master Study programs in Computer Science and Engineering and the Doctoral study program in Information Technology. Research activities include embedded intelligence, runtime analysis, cyber physical systems, model-based validation, hardware-accelerated image and video processing, human-computer interaction, distributed and parallel systems, and knowledge technologies. 

CAMEA, spol. s r.o.

Industry
CAMEA, spol. s r.o. (Ltd.) (CAM), is the Czech market leader in the development and production of embedded systems for specialised applications in traffic monitoring and industrial quality control. The company was founded in 1995 as a private company with Czech ownership. It currently employs over 40 people out of whom over 30 are working in the research and development areas. The company is active in the development of automated code generation for the particular domain of image processing and computer vision and model-based run time methods for  sensors and signal processing devices, hardware-accelerated high-performance computing, and their large-scale deployment in traffic monitoring and enforcement.

SPANISH CLUSTER

Atos Spain S.A.

Industry
ATOS is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

University of Cantabria

Research
UCAN is the public University of the Autonomous Region of Cantabria, Spain. While created in 1972, it today has over 12,000 students and over 1,250 research and teaching staff. The UCAN is one of the best-rated universities in Spain and has been recognised as an International Excellence Campus by the Spanish Government.

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Research
A state-of-the art technological university with a highly innovative learning model, providing a benchmark for quality in both teaching and R&D. This is the philosophy of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC, Open University of Catalonia), created in 1994 as one of the world’s very first completely online higher education establishments and that currently has more than 50,000 students. The UOC’s core goal is to be the university of the knowledge society, promoting innovative education, personalized learning, technological leadership, R&D work on the information society and e-learning and the dissemination of knowledge. More on the team site, its modeling blog (and for Spanish readers, the Ing de software one).

IKERLAN S. Coop.

Research
IK4-IKERLAN is a private non-profit Technological Research Centre in the north of Spain. It is the key technological RTD actor within the Mondragon Group, Spain´s tenth-largest industrial corporation. Its 250 employees provide advanced technology transfer to industry IK4-IKERLAN is part of IK4 research alliance with 1400 people. IK4-IKERLAN works closely with companies to improve their competitiveness, through the application of technological knowledge in mechatronics, energy and advanced manufacturing. Typical projects involve interdisciplinary work from different knowledge areas to face complex problems.  As a centre of excellence in the transfer of technology, more than 800 R&D projects were completed so far in cooperation with companies where advanced manufacturing played a central role.

Fent Innovative Software Solutions

SME
FentISS is a technological company experienced in partitioned systems, for real-time and critical embedded applications. The use and development of embedded systems is a growing trend in critical ones. Therefore, partitioned systems as a solution to raise safety and security in these embedded systems are having good acceptance in the market. FentISS’ hypervisor, XtratuM, has been developed to reach that market of embedded systems, where the requirements from the point of view of security, dependability and reliability are mixed.

FRENCH CLUSTER

Softeam

Industry

SOFTEAM is a private software vendor and engineering company with about 930 employees and about €82M in revenues. SOFTEAM headquarters are based in Paris. The main subsidiaries are in Saint Quentin en Yvelines, Rennes, Nantes, Toulouse and Sophia Antipolis. SOFTEAM develops three main activities: (1) CASE tool editing with “Modelio” UML Editor and Tool set, which has been on the market since 1992; (2) Consulting: As a provider of object-oriented methodology, and as an active OMG contributor; (3) Training: SOFTEAM provides training in related technical areas (languages, techniques, tools) and in methodological areas. SOFTEAM solutions and services are used in many industrial domains including: aerospace & defence, energy, automobile, telecommunications, banking & insurance.

Thales

Industry
THALES (THA) is a world leader for mission critical information systems, with activities in three core businesses: aerospace (with all major aircraft manufacturers as customers), defence, and security (including ground transportation solutions). It employs 68000 people worldwide (50 countries). It provides its customers with all the key functions in the critical information loop, from detection and processing to transmission and distribution. THA develops its strategic capabilities in component, software and system engineering and architectures through its R&D organisation. Designing and developing the mission/safety-critical information systems that underpin the company’s leadership in aerospace, defence and security markets calls for comprehensive expertise in increasingly sophisticated technologies and the ability to integrate these technologies with large-scale software driven systems.

ClearSy System Engineering

SME
Established in January 2001 ClearSy System Engineering (CSY) is a SME specialised in the development of safety critical software and systems mainly in the railways. CSY has developed or contributed to a number of CASE and engineering formal tools and also provides dedicated tools like supervision (SCADA), simulation, and diagnosis software. Engineering activities include: The realisation of worldwide projects committed to achieving results in the design and/or validation of systems and software and a technical support activity in the fields of formal methods and operational safety. CSY engineers are skilled in various engineering domains (systems, mechanics, electronics, software, operational safety) and apply IT tools and an electronic laboratory to create prototypes and conduct trials. Collaborations with laboratories and industrial partnerships ensure the production of the various systems components (sensors and interfaces).

ARMINES

Research

ARMINES (www.armines.net) is a private non-profit research and technological organisation (RTO) funded in 1967 at the instigation of its partner engineering schools, the Ecoles des Mines network. ARMINES currently shares 48 Joint Research Units (Common Research Centres) with its partner schools, where each legal entity, either private or public, provides personnel, investment and operating resources for common research purpose. Under the supervision of the French Ministry for Productive Recovery, ARMINES is bound by French government-approved agreements to its partner schools of the Ecoles des Mines network: Paris (Mines ParisTech), Albi-Carmaux (Mines Albi-Carmaux), Alès (Mines Alès), Douai (Mines Douai), Nantes (Nantes IMT Atlantique) and Saint-Etienne (Mines Saint-Etienne). ARMINES also collaborates with ENSTA ParisTech. Nantes IMT Atlantique is the center involved in this project.

Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour

Research
The “University of Pau and the Adour Region” is a multi-site university localized in the south west of France where more than 11 000 students are studying various disciplines. Its computer science laboratory, the LIUPPA, is composed of 33 permanent researchers and teachers.  The LIUPPA, mainly through its MOVIES team, has a strong experience on Software Engineering and Model-Driven Engineering. Its areas of research notably deal with software architecture, software adaptation, software requirements, system engineering or model-based software development. The MOVIES team conducts academic researches but also in collaboration with the industry through various projects, consulting or PhD supervisions. It is member of the Aerospace Valley World Competitiveness Cluster of the South-West region of France

Smartesting Solutions & Services

SME
Established in January 2015 by the acquisition of the technologies of the former company Smartesting, Smartesting Solutions & Services SAS (SMA) is a model-based testing technology provider focused on technical areas such as IT systems, electronic transactions, security components, embedded systems and distributed systems. SMA has developed a cutting edge technology to provide smart testing tools to validate, among others, complex and embedded systems. The interests in relation to the MegaM@Rt project is to extend this technology to address online testing at runtime. The current staff is 10 including R&D and professional services. SMA headquarter and R&D are located in Besancon (France) with business location in Paris.

ITALIAN CLUSTER

Tekne

Industry

TEKNE s.r.l. is a medium size enterprise, present in Italy with around 80 employees (main sites Chieti, Guastalla (RE), Poggiofiorito (CH)). TEKNE is a reliable and qualified partner in design and production of custom electronic systems, advanced technological solutions and systems, military and industrial vehicles. Founded in 1990, TEKNE offers his clients a 20-year-experience in the field along with the passion of young and prepared technicians.  TEKNE provides technological solutions designed for several markets such as Civil security, mobility and terrestrial transports, Protection and surveillance of critical infrastructures, Wire harnesses, patch boards and electromechanical systems, Lifting machineries, Defense systems and solutions and Special purpose military and industrial vehicles.

Università degli Studi dell’Aquila

Research
The University of L’Aquila is one of the most prestigious universities in the central Italy, whose origins can be traced back to 1464. In 2012, the University of L’Aquila has restructured its teaching and research facilities, opening seven new Departments which promote, coordinate, organize and carry out research and academic teaching. International research at the University of L’Aquila has achieved great successes over the last few years, particularly with respect to European funding. The UNIVAQ team involved in the MegaM@Rt project belongs to the Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics (DISIM, http://www.disim.univaq.it) and to the Center of Excellence DEWS (Design methodologies of Embedded controllers, Wireless interconnect and Systems-on-chip, http://dews.univaq.it).

Intecs Solutions SpA

Industry Intecs SpA (www.intecs.it), founded in 1974, provides innovative software&hardware technology, engineering services and products for dependable safety- and mission-critical electronic systems. Intecs Solutions is a company part of the Intecs  Group which addresses activities related to the design and development of applications, tools, software, hardware components and products for Aerospace, Defense, Transportation, Telecommunication and Smart Systems markets in cooperation with major European and Italian Industries, Organizations, Universities and Research Centers.

Ro Technology srl

SME

Ro Technology was born in January 2011. Today is an innovative company where you can meet the professionals with decades of experience and young talents who are eager to realize their academic experiences. Together we are sharing the enthusiasm for research and technological innovation. Ro Technology designs, develops and validates applications, tools, firmware and hardware components for Aerospace, Smart cities and Transportation markets. Such experience has been acquired through a well-established co-operation with most of the major Italian and European electronic industries, the development of products, and the participation in several research projects and other European or national organizations: since its inception participates in European research projects. 70% of its employees have extensive experience in teaming up with international research teams, industries and small companies.

FINNISH CLUSTER

Åbo Akademi University

Research

Åbo Akademi University offers both undergraduate and graduate studies and extensive research opportunities to some 7000 students on three campuses. Åbo Akademi University has an acknowledged position at the forefront of research in such areas as biosciences, computer science, democracy, human rights, material sciences, process chemistry and psychology. The research project will be carried out within the Computer Engineering (CE) subject at the Faculty of Science and Technology and the Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS).

AinaCom Oy

Industry
AinaCom Oy is a service provider company providing ICT-services and solutions for corporate customers, mainly to SME-segment with national focus. The service portfolio covers all types of telecom services, data connections & networks, cloud based solutions and data center services. We aim to provide our customers easy to acquire, use and modify types of services that improve the productivity of businesses and drive the possibilities to adapt new ways of working (e.g. time and place become irrelevant). AinaCom employs approximately 80 persons working full time. The company has operations on three locations in Finland: in Hämeenlinna, Espoo and Turku.

Space Systems Finland Ltd.

SME

Space Systems Finland Ltd. is a software engineering company specialised in high-reliability, mission-critical and safety-critical systems. SSF provides services for industry leading customers in space, defence, nuclear, medical and machinery. SSF has supplied high-reliability software solutions for many of Europe’s most ambitious space missions since 1989. The company operates in domestic and European markets, but also has activities in the US and Asia. Space Systems Finland is active in the fields of system and software design and development, testing and validation, quality, system studies and consultation, auditing of software products and projects. SSF has expertise in on-board software, embedded hard real-time software, and ground processing software. Space Systems Finland is an ISO 9001:2008 certified organisation. The company has a total number of 80 full-time employees at its own service. 

Nokia Networks

Industry
Nokia Siemens Networks Oy is a leading global enabler of communications services with more than 60,000 people in over 150 countries. Nokia Networks’ net sales totalled EUR 10.7 billion in 2014. Research and development expenses EUR 1.13 billion 10.5% of net sales. World radio market shares: Nokia is reported at 16.3% market share. We are committed to innovation and sustainability and offer a complete portfolio of mobile and converged technology as well as professional services including consulting and system integration, network implementation, maintenance and care, and managed services. 

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Research
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. is a non-profit limited corporation.  VTT is a multi-technological research organisation providing high-end technology solutions and innovation services. From its wide knowledge base, VTT can combine different technologies, create new innovations and a wide range of world-class technologies and applied research services, thus improving its clients’ competitiveness and competence. Through its international scientific and technology networks, VTT can produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, and create business intelligence and value added for its stakeholders. VTT’s activities are focused on three areas: Knowledge intensive products and services, Smart industry and energy systems, and Solutions for natural resources and environment.

Conformiq Software Oy

SME

Conformiq Software Oy is a Finnish company owned by Conformiq, Inc in the Silicon Valley. Company’s R&D facilities are in Finland. The company specializes in software tools for model-based automated test design for mainly functional conformance testing. Established first in 1998 and privately held, Conformiq is a leading software technology company, focused on test automation, functional testing and software quality. With Conformiq’s products the users are be able to improve software development efficiency, decrease costs and achieve higher quality in their software development organization. Conformiq has taken an approach to model based testing technology, which enables end-to-end test automation in software development lifecycle. With high level of test automation and low test maintenance, Conformiq solutions enable in-sprint test automation in agile software development. Conformiq is dedicated to improving test design processes within software-intensive product companies operating in business-, mission- and life-critical industry segments.

SWEDISH CLUSTER

SICS Swedish ICT Västerås AB

Research

SICS Västerås consists of a flexible group of researchers with strong connections to universities and other Swedish research institutes. SICS Västerås has well-established research profile in several areas including; embedded systems, the future of internet and services, industrial efficiency, optimisation, systems and software engineering, future energy, innovation and product realisation. SICS is a non-profit organization and carries out advanced and focused research in strategic areas of computer science, in close collaboration with Swedish and international industry and academia. The research creates cutting-edge technology, invigorating companies beyond their own R&D. Such collaborations also puts SICS in a strategic position to facilitate and increase the knowledge and technology transfer between academia and industry.

Mälardalen University

Research
Mälardalen University (MDH) is a research institution located in Västerås, Sweden. The project work will be conducted as part of the embedded systems (ES) research environment at MDH. The ES research environment is the largest and most prominent at MDH, where it is recognized as a center of excellence. ES has a successful track record of co-production with industry and is a holder of many national and international research projects, including Artemis and ITEA2 projects. ES consists of six cooperating research directions: (1) Dependable systems, (2) Real-time systems, (3) Robotics and avionics, (4) Sensor systems and health, (5) Software engineering, and (6) Verification and validation. The project will be conducted in the research direction of verification and validation and will be part of the software testing laboratory (STL). STL at MDH focuses on industry-relevant research in software testing, verification and validation. The focus of activities at STL is on developing, refining and evaluating methods, theories and tools for testing of complex software-intensive systems. The lab includes two full professors, one associate professor, one researcher, one senior lecturer and four PhD students.

Volvo Construction Equipment AB

Industry

VCE develops, manufactures and markets equipment for the construction and related industries. The vast product range of VCE include different types of loaders, excavators, trucks, forestry machinery and demolition machinery. VCE has a 180 year old engineering heritage, with emphasis on quality, comfort, safety and control. VCE’s mission is to produce high quality, safe and environmentally-friendly machines that meet customer needs and enhance its product offering in global market. VCE has a commitment towards innovation in different sectors, such as productivity, safety, uptime and fuel efficiency. VCE continues to invest money in advanced engineering solutions to improve current technology, such as supporting automated and semi-automated functions. VCE has partnerships with selected universities and technical institutes to achieve innovation in different sectors.

Bombardier Transportation Sweden AB

Industry

Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. The company participating in this project, Bombardier Transportation   Sweden AB, is the Scandinavian part of the train designing division “Passengers” within Bombardier Transportation (the division represents about 70% of Bombardier Transportation turn over). The Scandinavian software developing department within division Passengers contains roughly 25 SW developers and 25 Test engineers.