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RTD Talos Ltd is a private initiative located in Lefkosia, Cyprus, with higher aim the provision of high quality services with commitment and consistency, in order to enhance and reinforce the competitiveness of Cypriot enterprises, through the promotion of innovation, technology transfer, utilization of research outcomes, development of links with research institutions, exploitation of opportunities for financing and assistance for utilisation of development programs. TALOS has been the National Contact Point in Cyprus for SME programmes between 1999-2006 during FP5 and FP6 and has many years of demonstrated experience in European project management being involved since its foundation in more than 30 European research projects and having taken the responsibility for managing administrative and financial tasks, reporting, maintenance of agreements between the consortium members and handling overall legal, ethical, financial and administrative issues. Moreover, TALOS is an expert in exploiting and disseminating project results and has prepared numerous successful Exploitation Agreements with special emphasis on proper IPR management among the partners. TALOS has a clear understanding and experience supporting the unique needs and challenges faced by SMEs as they constitute the majority of its customer base. Its personnel consists of high skilled young researchers who can show an array of skills and academic experience to substantiate all aspects of the organization’s activities. 





  Robotics Society in Finland is nonprofit organization and was founded 1983  as an entrepreneurship support center for development of SMEs, active in the field of robotics and automation industries to promote, business, research, training and course material publishing.Robotics Society in Finland now incorporates 380 members: 35 legal entities (SMEs, universities, and research organizations) and 345 professionals (representatives of SMEs).The members meet on semi-annual base to discuss the activities, planned or current projects and seminars.Robotics Society in Finland operates also a quartile newsletter.Robotics Society in Finland has been co-operating in research with Tampere University of Technology. The recent research topics have been covering service robotics for new concepts with ordinary citizens.The main activities of Robotics Society in Finland include research and training project management consultations, preparation of project applications for Finnish government / TEKES Organization and European funds and financial instruments, fostering international technology transfer by means of networking events and training courses.The Society also publishes training material in the field of robotics in Finland.




 Cap Digital, the Parisian business cluster for digital content and services, is a non-profit organization  under  the French Loi 1901. It is steered by both a Board of Directors and an Executive Board.Over 600 members trust Cap Digital’s expertise for their R&D projects, as much for funding information as for expert reviews, and for the more genergal  support in the development of their company. In light of our rapid growth over the past year, we have updated our structure of governance. Our sector-specific expertise is managed through an organization of Thematic Commissions, Domain Communities, and experts. This structure is permeable and adaptive. A member of a commission can also be a member of a community and a Cap Digital expert. This new structure aims to multiply exchanges between the Domain Communities and make room for future evolutions.




   ATEVAL is the Textile Association  for the Community of Valencia. ATEVAL grew out of the need to represens the interests of the textile sector. It has around 450 associated companies, representing a combined workforce of more than 13,000 directly-related employees. Its role is that of interlocutor between the Valencian textile industry and the various administrative bodies and social agencies. It represents companies in every subsector of the textile sector: Home Textiles, Yarns, Carpets, Making up and Finishing. ATEVAL, makes an important contribution to the progress of textile companies by promoting innovation, growth and the competitiveness of companies and by strengthening their position in the international marketplace. We provide concrete solutions to our associate’s problems, generating dynamic answers to protect the small company. At ATEVAL we provide support and advice on internationalisation and commercial promotion to the Valencian textile sector, and the Spanish home furnishings market in general.  ATEVAL coordinates project management on a national and international level, of interest to the sector and our international associates. We are actively seeking partners and activities to promote research, innovation and design, to help strengthen the competitiveness of our members.




   It is a family business established in 1964 with extensive experience in knitwear. They are located in Agullent (Valencia) and its headquarters had around 10.000m2. In their headquarters they have all the equipment necessary to develop the activities of the company. The company business covers all market segments with own labels such as knitted garments, seamless garments made of highly elastic nylon-elastane. RAPIFE was awarded in 2008 with the Europe Enterprise Award recognised by the Valencia Chamber of Commerce and the Valencia Business Confederation. RAPIFE bets for the R&D as a competitive factor. Nowadays they are investigating in the development of garments with UV protection including the applicability of a bamboo fibres (EUREKA Σ!3145 SUNPROTEX “Textile production of knitted garments with an optimal behaviour with UV sun radiation and weather conditions”) Besides, RAPIFE aims at developping new research lines in antibacterial and antifungical medical textiles and also the development of garments with thermal sensors embedded for indicating fever in babies.





  Thriving on its portfolio of 90 patent families comprising more than 250 patents, Movea is a leading provider of motion processing chips, software, embeddable firmware, and IP for the Consumer Electronics industry.  Movea's unique motion processing capabilities enable our customers and partners to quickly add motion intelligence to their products.  That means companies can reduce the risk, cost, and Time-to-Market for delivering compelling new motion-based features which differentiate their products and create more end-user value. Created in 2007 by a team of industry leading researchers and senior management, Movea SA was a spinout of the French research institute CEA-Léti that specialized in the research and development of advanced motion sensing and processing technologies.  In 2008, Movea acquired the Gyration consumer electronics brand in order to position itself as the global leader in motion-sensing technology for consumer applications.  Our Gyration branded product portofolio of computer peripherals have sold over 3 million units. Our technology, patents, and products drive motion enabled applications for:  set-top boxes and remote controls, IPTV, media-center and computer peripherals, sports, mobile, health and wellness.





    Deltatron Ltd is an innovative SME in the field of robotics and manufacturing automation in Finland. Our engineering services include software development for robotics, producibility analysis of products and coordination of large projects in our focus areas. The participation and evaluation in national and international development projects is numerous. We have an active sister company in Tallinn, Estonia for software development and services.





 SignalGeneriX has grown out of several decades of industrial experience and consulting mainly in the UK. It was formed in Cyprus with a vision to become a leader in delivering state-of-the-art Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and Communications solutions. The company is deeply involved in Research and Development and has amassed a broad portfolio of intellectual property rights covering core signal processing algorithms, telecommunication networks, and wireless sensor applications. SignalGeneriX demonstrates long established experience in developing new products and processes in Digital Signal Processing and Communications. The company’s portfolio of Intellectual Property Rights supports a wide variety of technologies and innovative products and processes for a wide range of industries which include among others the Communication, Security and Military, Environmental Monitoring and Medical Industries.





                     Voxler is focused on vocal solutions for interaction with voice as a natural controller. Our clients are mainly from

     the video game industry, but they also include defence and security, robotics and telecoms industries. Based on

     unique and patented digital signal processing technologies Voxler has developed innovative vocal interaction solutions, including:
i) Singing Game Engine: Complete singing game engine / karaoke middleware with advanced scoring features, for creating great karaoke / musical games;
ii) Speech Recognition Middleware: Grammars of thousands of words, 25 languages, and high robustness to noise;
iii) Affective Voice Interaction: Emotion detection technology great for affective vocal interaction in life simulation games or for virtual companion games;
iv) Vocal Pad : Realtime pre-verbal voice interaction to create innovative game-plays with a very low latency;
v) Voice transformation and.  All solutions are optimized for low CPU, latency and memory usage, and they can work on all type of hardware. Our team of specialized professionals can help you add innovative vocal interaction in any kind of projects.




   AITEX is a non-profit making association established in 1985, composed by textile and related companies, whose main objective is to improve the textile industry competitiveness, promoting modernization activities, new  technologies introduction and improvement of the company and products quality. Research, Development and Innovation activities are part of the basic pillars on which AITEX is supported. Emerging technologies, as well as new processes and products, currently set the standard for R+D+i activities, so textile technology is strongly driven towards gradual innovation and updating. Year after year the Textile Technological Institute increases the number R+D+i projects, justified to a large extent by the progressive growth in infrastructure and technical personnel, all these aspects under an ambitious policy to serve the textile sector. The Institute carries out constant research into all the technological innovations taking place in textile and thanks to this, provides a chance for companies to encounter all the technologies and products that are appearing on the market. The main research groups are: Nanotechnology and technical fibres, Biotechnology and composites, Intelligent and Functional Textiles, ICT, Technical Finishings and Fashion.




CSEM, Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology), founded in 1984, is a private research and development center specializing in microtechnology, nanotechnology, microelectronics, system engineering and communications technologies. It offers its customers and industry partners tailor-made innovative solutions based on its knowledge of the market and technological expertise derived from applied research. Having founded several start-ups, it contributes to developing Switzerland as an industrial location. To date, a total of 29 such enterprises, with more than 500 employees, have been launched by CSEM. Approximately 400 highly qualified and specialized employees from various scientific and technical disciplines work for CSEM in Neuchâtel, Zurich, Basel, Alpnach and Landquart. They represent more than 30 nationalities and constitute the basis of the company’s creativity, dynamism and innovation potential.




Technische Universität Berlin (TUB), with about 30.000 students, is one of the largest technical universities in Germany offering a wide range of subjects. In addition to the core subjects natural sciences and engineering. Students are instructed by 400 professors and an academic staff of 1500. A total of 2500 employees work for the University. TUB’s Research Centre of Microperipherics Technology has about 60 employees. Together with its partner institute, the Fraunhofer IZM, TUB focuses its activities on the area of microelectronic packaging. In the technological field, a large experience has been gained in chip interconnection technologies (flip chip, wire bonding) and the corresponding substrate technologies for System in package. Concerning flip chip technology, special attention is given to the field of  bumping, soldering and adhesive joining and underfill application and characterisation. Since ten years TUB together with Fraunhofer IZM has been working on processes for the integration of electronics into textiles and has successfully developed several technologies in this field. A large number of bilateral/multilateral projects with the European industry were successfully performed, transferring the technology to the partners for future use.




 VTT    VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the biggest multi-technological applied research organisation in Northern Europe. VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services. From its wide knowledge base, VTT can combine different technologies, create new innovations and a substantial range of world class technologies and applied research services thus improving its clients' competitiveness and competence. Through its international scientific and technology network, VTT can produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, create business intelligence and value added to its stakeholders. VTT is a part of the Finnish innovation system under the domain of the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. VTT is a non-profit-making research organisation. VTT has ISO9001:2008 certificate.VTT operates in VTT Group structure starting January 1, 2010. The new structure strengthens VTT’s position in domestic and international research markets and improves the efficiency and effectiveness of VTT operations. VTT Group consists of VTT research and development, business solutions, strategic research, IP business, and Group services and VTT Group companies VTT Expert Services Ltd, VTT International Ltd and VTT Ventures Ltd. The companies offer expert, testing, certification and product approval services, services for boosting VTT's international networking and business as well as spin-off activities.




CEA is a French research and technology public organization, with activities in four main areas: energy, information technologies, healthcare technologies and defense and security. Within CEA, the Laboratory for Electronics & Information Technology (CEA-Leti) works with companies in order to increase their competitiveness through technological innovation and transfers. CEA-Leti is focused on micro and nanotechnologies and their applications, from wireless devices and systems, to biology and healthcare or photonics. Nanoelectronics and microsystems (MEMS) are at the core of its activities. As a major player in MINATEC excellence center, CEA-Leti operates 8,000-m² state-of-the-art clean rooms, on 24/7 mode, on 200mm and 300mm wafer standards. With 1,200 employees, CEA-Leti trains more than 150 Ph.D. students and hosts 200 assignees from partner companies. Strongly committed to the creation of value for the industry, CEA-Leti puts a strong emphasis on intellectual property and owns more than 1,400 patent families. In 2009, contractual income covered more than 75 percent of its budget worth 227M€.


Wizarbox is a video game development studio created in 2003, employing around 30 collaborators and based in France close to Paris. The studio develops different video games for international distributors such as Ubisoft or Atari. For example they developed Scrabble 2007 and 2009 on PC, Wii, Nintendo DS, Venetia on Xbox 360 and PS3. The company offers its skills to develop serious games, simulators, smartphone’s and touchpad’s applications, technological software. They are used to work for different fields such as Education, Health, Defense, Management, Industries, Public Administration, Research and Development and Entertainment. Our teams are strongly skilled in graphics (2D, 3D, cartoon or realistic design), programming (on PC, smartphones, touchpad, consoles) and pedagogical engineering and ergonomics (learning curve, visual feed-back). Their partners and customers are from multinational companies such as Thales to SMBs.

The Wear-a-BAN project has received funding form the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (Capacities, Research for the Benefit of SME Associations) managed by REA – Research Executive Agency under Grant Agreement No. 243473.