TETRACOM (Booth: EP 2)

Contact: Rainer Leupers

RWTH Aachen University
Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems (ICE) ICT cubes, Kopernikusstr. 16
52056 Aachen

Tel: +49 241 80 28301
Fax: +49 241 80 28306


E-Mail: leupers@ice.rwth-aachen.de
Website: www.tetracom.eu

The mission of the TETRACOM Coordination Action is to boost European academia-to-industry technology transfer (TT) in all domains of Computing Systems. While many other European and national initiatives focus on training of entrepreneurs and support for start-up companies, the key differentiator of TETRACOM is a novel instrument called Technology Transfer Project (TTP). TTPs help to lower the barrier for researchers to make the first steps towards commercialisation of their research results. TTPs are designed to provide incentives for TT at small to medium scale via partial funding of dedicated, well-defined, and short term academia-industry collaborations that bring concrete R&D results into industrial use. This is implemented via competitive calls for TTPs, whose coordination, prioritization, evaluation, and management are the major actions of TETRACOM. The academic partner of the TTP proposals can be any public research institutions (e.g. universities, research centers, etc.) eligible for FP7 funding. TETRACOM currently runs, or has completed, 49 individual Technology Transfer Projects (TTPs). The three open calls for TTPs received 107 TTP proposals, with a total acceptance rate of 36%.

TETRACOM is co-funded by the European Commission Framework Programme 7 under the Grant Agreement No. 609491.