LONDON Enea has become a founding member of the Innovative Centre for Embedded Systems (ICES) which has been set up by the KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) in Stockholm, Sweden.
The ICES seeks to strengthen the ties between universities, industry and international research, with a goal of establishing the ICES as a preeminent research, education, and commercial development center for embedded system design, architecture and methodology.
Building on a network of ongoing research projects in the Stockholm, Södertälje and Västerås areas, the ICES will focus on telecom, automation, automotive, and medical technology applications. Within ten years, the founders expect the ICES to emerge as the world's leading center of embedded systems technology development.
ICES has been established by Martin Törngren, a professor in the mechatronics department at KTH. Its board of directors includes Tor Eriksson from ÅF, Jan Wiklander, Karl-Henrik Johansson, Patrik Jensfelt and Axel Jantsch from KTH, Jan-Erik Frey from ABB, Barbro Claesson from Enea, Hans Schmekel from Ericsson and Tony Sandberg from Scania.
“Our biggest challenge is bridging the gap between the business and university world and achieving an environment where specialized research, education and industrial development come together,” said Martin Törngren.