The Volkswagen Group with its headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, is one of the world's leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. In 2013, the Group increased the number of vehicles delivered to customers to 9.731 million (2012: 9.276 million), corresponding to a 12,8 per cent share of the world passenger car market. In Western Europe, the largest car market in the world, just over one in four new cars (24,8 per cent) comes from the Volkswagen Group.
The Renault group has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an international group, with sales of more than 2.7 million vehicles worldwide in 2014. It employs over 117,000 employees and has 36 manufacturing sites. To meet the major technological challenges of the future and pursue its strategy of profitable growth, the Group is harnessing its international development and the complementary fit of its three brands, Renault, Dacia and Renault Samsung Motors, together with electric vehicles, the Alliance with Nissan, and its partnerships with AVTOVAZ and Daimler.
Centro Ricerche Fiat S.C.p.A. (CRF) was founded in 1976 as the Fiat Group's major source of expertise in innovation, research and development. It was established as a Società Consortile per Azioni, a consortium, whose shareholders are Group companies. CRF's objective is to use innovation as a strategic lever and to enhance the results of its work through the promotion, development and transfer of innovative content able to make products distinctive and competitive.
ATB Institute for Applied Systems Technology Bremen GmbH is a non-profit organisation, founded in 1991. Shareholders are the State of Bremen, Bremen University and a group of industrial companies (Daimler AG, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH, OAS AG and OHB-System AG). ATB has a multidisciplinary research team of around 20 scientists, supported by about 15 researchers working on a temporary or part-time basis. The main strategic business areas of ATB are Systems Analysis & Design, Knowledge Management and Software Systems Technology.
ERPCs core business is the co-ordination of multi-national activities in Research and Technology Development (RTD) on European level and beyond and consultancy to all stakeholders who take initiative in this area. The encompassing background of ERPC in engineering sciences, primarily in aerospace and automotive engineering, enables ERPC to provide qualified advice on RTD matters regarding strategy and operations.
The Communication Networks Institute (CNI) of TU Dortmund University focuses its activities in research and education on the development, performance evaluation and implementation of novel communication solutions. The head of CNI, Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry.
The Institut Mines-Telecom (IMT) includes 1500 lecturers & researchers, and 12500 students. Under the authority of the French Ministry of Finance and Industry, it provides education programs for engineers and managers, and conducts research in digital-related industries. The IMT is one of the major French players of the R&D Framework Program (FP) in information and communications technology. It has participated to more than 40 FP6/IST projects.
TRIALOG is a system and software engineering company in the fields of real-time and embedded systems that was incorporated in 1987. Trialog is an SME that is traded in the Alternativa local stock exchange for SMEs (www.alternativa.fr). Trialog business focuses on transfer activities related to innovation undertakings by industry stakeholders in transport, energy, M2M and home connectivity. Over a time span of 25 years, Trialog has applied this in the area of deeply embedded networks and platforms (e.g.
HERE, the Open Location Platform company, enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. By making sense of the world through the lens of location we empower our customers to achieve better outcomes – from helping a city manage its infrastructure or an enterprise optimize its assets to getting drivers to their destination safely. To learn more about HERE, including our new generation of cloud-based location platform services, visit http://360.here.com.
Meteologix AG is one of four companies of the Kachelmann Group and responsible for the group’s business with companies and official authorities like government on all levels. It has been founded in 2014 one year after its mother company Kachelmann GmbH which is responsible for the B2C services, both companies are based in Switzerland. The two other companies of the Kachelmann Group are located in the US (WeatherOK Inc. with its technical hub in Omega OK and its seat in Cumberland ME) and Meteologix Australia, Sydney with its technical hub in Dubbo NSW.