The EMECS consortium combines the strengths of four leading European universities in the field of Embedded Systems. We have numerous research activities and we particpate in two European Networks of Excellence, namely, ARTIST2 and HiPEAC

Research collaborations include the following industrial partners:


industrial partners


Technische Universität (TU) Kaiserslautern

TU Kaiserslautern was founded in 1970 as the only technical university in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz. Despite its relative young age it has established itself as a center of research excellence and achieved top places in overall german rankings. It is recognized as one of the best universities in Germany to study Electrical & Computer Engineering. The university has many collaborative projects with industrial partners in Germany and Europe.

The city is a center of innovation, the futuristic PRE-UNI-Park, a technology site with modern architecture spanning 70,000 m², constitutes the core of the Science Alliance , an excellent network of internationally-renowned research facilities and industries.

Notable research institutions:


University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is ranked 94th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2014/15) which puts it in the top 1% globally. Also, it's one of the UK’s leading research-intense universities. Moreover, its School of Electronics and Computer Science is the biggest and strongest in the United Kingdom (The Institution of Engineering and Technology)

Notable research institutions:


Norwegian University of Science and Technology

It is the best university in Norway in terms of research in technology and second largest in terms of student number. NTNU hosts the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience, four national centres of excellence and four elite centres for research-based innovation. In partnership with SINTEF, NTNU is responsible for seven national research centres for eco-friendly energy.

Notable research institutions:

  • SINTEF: the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia, headquartered in Trondheim.
  • MARINTEK: research and development for companies in the field of marine technology.
  • TISIP: research institute in IT and information technology.


Politecnico di Torino

For 160 years, the Politecnico di Torino has been one of the most prestigious public institutions at both the International and the Italian levels concerning education, research, technological transfer and services in all sectors of architecture and engineering.

Torino is considered the industrial capital of Italy and hosts headquarters and/or research centers of many important companies, including FCA, Telecom Italia, Thales Alenia Space, Magneti Marelli, Alstom. The main site of the new Italian Institute for Artificial Intelligence is also located in Torino, as well as a major site of the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT).

Politecnico di Torino hosts leading research groups working in the area of Embedded Systems design.

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