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FZI Research Center for Information Technology becomes shareholder of EICT

| Since July 2017, the FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Karlsruhe, is a new partner at EICT. With this partnership EICT further extends its strong network in Germany’s South-West. Along with Daimler AG and the PTV Group FZI is the third partner in the region. read more


Automated driving testing on European roads: Research project L3Pilot kicked off

| 120 senior experts on Automated Driving from across Europe met in Wolfsburg, Germany kicking off a joint undertaking to bring automated in-vehicle technologies to European roads. In the next four years all major European automotive manufacturers have joint forces with suppliers and researchers in a research project of a total budget of nearly 70 million Euros to test and evaluate automated driving functions of SAE Levels 3 and 4 all across Europe. read more


L3Pilot: Europe's pilot for automated driving will start in late summer

| The first broad-based pilot test for automated driving on European roads will begin in September 2017. All European automotive manufacturers and science partners, will have 1000 vehicles with 100 test drivers on public roads in 11 countries to test automated driving systems of SAE Level 3 and 4 under real conditions and in broad application. read more


Explore DENSE and RobustSENSE at the Digital Innovation Forum

| Both DENSE and RobustSENSE will be featured at the first Digital Innovation Forum (DIF) held in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 10 and 11 May 2017. The two projects funded by the initiative ECSEL Joint Undertaking participate in the research and innovation exhibition, providing an overview of the projects’ objectives, their impact and their technical approach.  read more


AdaptIVe invites to automated driving demonstrations in Aachen

| Europe’s largest research project on automated driving – AdaptIVe – cordially invites to the Final Event in Aachen on June 28 and 29, 2017. Join the project for first-hand experience of automated driving on motorways, in urban scenarios and in a multi-level parking garage. AdaptIVe partners will showcase automated driving functions on public roads and in a simulated urban environment in nine vehicles - passenger cars and one truck. read more


Delphi EICT partner

| Since October 2016 Delphi is a new partner at the EICT. Within this partnership Delphi intends to expand its cooperation in the pre-competitive field. read more


EICT meets Israeli “Start-up-Students”

| From September 11 until 22, the European Innovation Hub toured Berlin with 30 students from COLMAN - College of Management Academic Studies Israel under the motto “Berlin Innovation-Tour”. During these 10 days the MBA students focused on smart city concepts and social entrepreneurship. The young entrepreneurs went through an exciting tour of workshops, a startup safari, meet-ups, parties and culture program. read more


DENSE Project Management Team meets in Paris

| For the first time since the kick-off, the Project Management team of DENSE gathered to discuss further processes like reporting and project agreements. read more


Announcement: TEAM Final Event in Berlin, Germany

| On October 18 and 19, 2016, the partners of the project TEAM will carry out the final event at the “Wasserturm” on EUREF Campus in Berlin, Germany. The European research project with 28 partners develops traditional mobility patterns further to become “elastic” by joining all traffic participants and infrastructure operators together into one collaborative network. read more


FUSION 2016 with RobustSENSE Introduction

| Bosch GmbH - partner in RobustSENSE - was one of the main sponsors of the “19th International Conference on Information Fusion” and presented the research project that will set the ground for automated driving in all environmental conditions. read more


Project DENSE kicked off in Stockholm

| The newly established project "DENSE – aDverse wEather eNvironmental Sensing systEm", which was selected for funding through ECSEL Joint Undertaking as part of the Horizon2020 program of the EU, officially kicked off with partners' meeting on June 14 and 15 in Stockholm, Sweden. read more


Tech Center a-drive receives official financial grant from MFW

| In February this year the FZI Forschungszentrum Informatik in Karlsruhe invited to an Open House during which also topics like Industry 4.0 and Mobility were discussed. read more


Tech Center a-drive started

| The advances of fully autonomous driving are impressive but the technology is still not sufficiently mature. Systems need to be developed that are better than the best human driver and that are fully reliable, for example in all weather conditions and during night.  read more


Time to act

| The world of mobility is changing rapidly. The digitalisation has raised new user needs and mobility modes. To address these societal challenges and trends, almost 300 high level representatives and decision makers from the European automotive industry, academia and the European Union joined the 2015 EUCAR annual conference in Brussels. read more


TEAM Business Modelling Workshop

| Representatives from all 28 partners of the European research project TEAM joined the Business Modelling workshop at the Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin. The workshop was designed, organised and moderated by EICT. The objective was to discuss business ideas and potential business models derived from the TEAM applications already at a very early stage in the project. read more


4th European Workshop on Software Defined Networks

| In close cooperation with the University of the Basque Country, and with the EU-funded projects UNIFY and FELIX as technical partners, EICT co-organises the 4th European Workshop on Software Defined Networks (EWSDN). It brings together both industry and academia on the topics of SDN. read more


RobustSENSE kick-off in Wiesbaden

| This kick-off meeting marks the start of the technical work in the RobustSENSE project. 13 European partners from 5 different countries develop a sensor platform that provides environment information “robust” enough for automated or autonomous driving. Today’s driver assistance systems stop working under adverse weather conditions due to reduced sensor information quality. RobustSENSE wants to change that. read more


eCo-Fev’s final event a success

| Nearly 50 representatives of industry, academia and authorities joined the eCo-FEV final event on May 22nd, 2015 in Grenoble, France which was efficiently carried out in a single day. eCo-FEV successfully demonstrated the supply of ICT services to a real user under real conditions and on public domain. In the morning, speeches and presentations during a conference informed about the eCo-FEV achievements. Starting by noon, driving demonstrations provided the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the eCo-FEV systems. read more


Announcement: eCo-FEV Final Event in Grenoble, France

| On May 22, 2015, eCo-FEV performs the project’s final event on the Minatec campus in Grenoble, France. The eCo-FEV project aims to achieve a breakthrough by introducing Fully Electric Vehicles (FEVs) in everyday traffic. eCo-FEV enables precise Electric Vehicle telematics services and charging management services, which are based on reliable real time information. EICT is carrying out the operational management of the project and is part of the core management team. read more


5G Networks: End-to-end Architecture and Infrastructure

| Updated: The IEEE Communications Magazine Feature Topic on 5G Networks: End-to-end Architecture and Infrastructure has been published in November 2014. You can read the Guest Editors introduction on IEEE Xplore. Four papers were selected for publication after our Call for Papers below and have now been archived and are available through IEEE Xplore. read more


Third European Workshop on Software Defined Networks

| After the success of the 2012 and 2013 editions, EICT organises the Third European Workshop on Software Defined Networks. The conference and exhibition will be held from 1-3 September 2014 in Budapest, Hungary. read more


DRIVE C2X final event was a thriving success

| On July 16 -17, 2014 EICT opened the gates of the EUREF campus in Berlin to discuss the results of the European automotive research project DRIVE C2X. read more


Information-Centric Networking Beyond Baseline Scenarios: Research Advances and Implementation

| Information-Centric Networking (ICN) has received significant attention in recent years, mainly driven by the fact that distributing and manipulating information has become the major function on the Internet today. Unlike the traditional host-centric networking paradigm where information is obtained by contacting specified named hosts, ICN aims at providing native network primitives for efficient information retrieval by directly naming and operating on information objects. read more


Network and Service Virtualization

| The introduction of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) has altered in a wholesale manner the way to view, and plan for, network infrastructure evolution in the forthcoming decade. The first steps in network virtualization are already taking place today, although more often than not through a piecemeal approach in which hardware-based network elements are replaced by software-based alternatives. read more


EICT demonstrates DESI project at CeBIT

| Any user is actually aware of the complex processes he initiates, for instance surfing the internet or watching videos in the web. In the telecommunication networks data is moved across a wide variety of devices and each of these steps consumes energy. These energy requirements are rising constantly with the increasing number of broadband services and applications. read more


EWSDN 2013 in Berlin on 10-11 October

| Software Defined Networking (SDN) is emerging as a promising architectural solution to support and foster innovation in telecommunication networks. Several switch and router vendors are opening up their hardware, offering APIs to allow for “software defined” control of networking operations. The vitality of the SDN community in industrial, start-up, and academic circles is manifested by the release of several SDN tools and development environments, many of which are open-sourced.   read more


EICT joins the National Pact for Women in MINT Careers “Go MINT!”

| At a meeting with Dr. Ulrike Struwe, head of the “Go MINT!“ office, and Prof. Dr. Susanne Ihsen, deputy managing director of the Competence Center Technology-Diversity-Equal Chances, Tanja Kessel signed the memorandum for the EICT GmbH. The national pact for women in MINT-occupations “Go MINT!” has set itself the target of enthusing girls and young women with scientific-technical university courses and occupations to exploit the potential of women in sciences. They try to convey a realistic picture of scientific and engineering occupations and point out chances for women in this field. read more


ATOB: Paper on FTTH field trial published in special issue of JOCN

| The OFC / NFOEC is the leading conference for optical communications and networking technologies. EICT was represented very successfully this year with three publications which contained conducted field tests and their results of the BMBF funded project ATOB - architectures, technologies, open network infrastructures for the optical access network (FKZ: 16BP1037). read more


PTV Group is new shareholder of the EICT GmbH

| Berlin/Karlsruhe, March 13th 2013 - The EICT GmbH, a public private partnership of leading ICT partners from scientific, applied research and industrial institutions was able to win over the PTV Group as a new shareholder. Tanja Kessel, managing director of EICT GmbH, and Dr. Thomas Schwerdtfeger, PTV Group board member, signed the new agreement today. Both partners believe that this partnership is a beneficial opportunity especially within the mobility sector to combine respective skills for innovative and future research. read more


Tanja Kessel about the benefits of European research projects

| In the context of the EU research program "Horizon 2020", Tanja Kessel, managing director of the EICT, spoke about the benefits of EU research projects. read more


Tanja Kessel member of the Research Committee MÜNCHNER KREIS

| Tanja Kessel, Managing Director of EICT, was elected as member of the Research Committee at MÜNCHNER KREIS. read more


BISDN: EICT spin-off founded

| Hard- and software development for Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and related consulting services read more