Company Profile: The RMA Polytechnic Faculty includes the RMA-Unmanned Vehicle Centre (UVC) focusing on the adaptive control of mobile robots, the Signal & Image Centre (SIC), a research centre having its main expertise in signal and image processing applied to the fields of remote sensing, pattern recognition, data fusion, image restoration, image compression and with research activities including the processing of optical and thermal: panchromatic, multi-spectral, hyper-spectral and full polarimetric SAR remote sensing data, the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (ABAL) ensures all ballistic tests related to security applications (individu, vehicle, building) and conduct R&D in the field of ballistic protection.



Company Profile: Space Applications Services  N.V./S.A. is an independent Belgian space technology company, founded in 1987 whose aim is to develop innovative systems, solutions and products for the aerospace markets as well as related industries. The company's activities cover manned and unmanned spacecraft, launch/re-entry vehicles, air traffic management, robotics and a wide range of information systems. Our team of highly qualified and experienced scientists and engineers originating from different countries take a broad view of projects and bring world class excellence to our work.




Company Profile:Estudios GIS is a mapping company, specialised in consultancy in ICTs with geographic aspects: mapping and GIS. It works for companies and public administrations related to transport and delivery networks, urban planning, environment, geomarketing, property-management, stocks-management, load-management, land use planning, etc. Since 1997, we provide our customers with full services including: graphics and figures acquisition and management, system integration and maintenance, software and mapping commercialisation, training system development and its publication on Internet.




Eurecat Technology Center (Spain)

Company Profile: The Unmanned System (US) group at the Fundació Eurecat, formerly Aerospace Technology Center (CTAE) ( and later Fundació ASCAMM (, focuses on applied research, technology and development (RTD) activities for ground and aerial robotics. The group has expertise in the design and development of small and low-cost unmanned aircraft system (UAS), specially quadrotors. Also a major research is conducted in robust and assured navigation solutions for GNSS-challenged environments (i.e. under foliage, urban and indoor) based on the integration of GNSS with INS, vision, laser range scanner and others sources. Eurecat is a leading private, non-profit organization that results from the integration of five advanced Technology Centres in the region of Catalonia (Spain) that have been developing their activities for almost 25 years. 

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM (Germany)

Company Profile: Invisible – but indispensable – nowadays nothing works without highly integrated microelectronics and microsystem technology. Reliable and costeffective assembly and interconnection technologies are the foundation of integrating these in products. Fraunhofer IZM, a worldwide leader in the development and reliability analysis of electronic packaging technologies, provides its customers with tailor-made system integration technologies on wafer, chip and board level. Our research also ensures that electronic systems are more reliable, so that we can accurately predict life-cycle.





Company Profile: IMM (Institute of Mathematical Machines) is a state-owned R&D institutio, and one of the oldes Polish institutes acting in the field of computer science since 1957.As a public sector institution it is responsible for the development of innovative ICT technologies development, their application and dissemination. These technologies include biometric devices and security systems, modelling and simulation, e-learning systems and services, documents management systems, knowledge bases development and many others. IMM also offers specialized training (e.g. on .NET technology and e-learning) and European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) courses.



Company Profile: The company was founded in March 2007. It performs R&D of complex optomechatronical component/sub-systems/products and air-sea gyropendular craft platforms. With 7 patents in force at international level, based on an innovative multi-beam multispectral laser technology, JMDThèque's technology enables, via moving optomechatronical components, a high-speed, high-accuracy, synchronous multibeam multispectral 2D/3D laser scanning.


Company Profile: The Centre for Micro- and Nanostructures (ZMNS) of the TU Wien is run by one of the leading groups worlwide in the growth and processing of optoelectronic devices based on III-V semiconductors, with a strong focus on inter-subband transitions. The running optoelectronic and nanostructure projects within this centre are embedded into various national and European projects and guarantee information exchange at the international level on a routine basis.






Company Profile: IntegraSys is an engineering company working in the areospace and telecommunication fields, with high specialisation in Software and Services development for real - time, critical environments. The core business activity is the design, development and commercialisation of Operations Support Systems for networks and services management - including QoS, Mobility and Security aspects - based on dynamic and flexible SLA- schemes and policies.

Skybotix AG (Switzerland)

Company Profile: Skybotix is a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), founded by six shareholders as a limited company and a leading developer of safe, autonomously navigating Miniature Aerial Vehicles (MAV) and related technologies. Skybotix develops aerial systems for differente applications ranging for indoor reconnaissance, inspection of power plants, educational and scientific applications. The company proposes presently CoaX®micro helicopter for scientific applications, a platform used by several renewed universities as: GeorgiaTech, INRIA, US Naval Academy, etc for their research. Skybotix developed recently the FlyboX®, and advanced control and navigation system for MAVs, used mainly on multicopters.



Company Profile: Quobis Networks is a privately held SME funded in 2006 as a spin-off from the school of telecom engineering at the University of Vigo (Spain). Quobis focurses intensively on wireless communications, mainly with the WiMAX protocol but also with other cellular techonologies such as WiFi or GSM. Since its foundation, Quobis has accumulated extensive experience in the implementation and deployment of large mobile and fixed networks for corporations and service providers.



Company Profile: INESC Porto - Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering of Porto - is a private non-profit association, recognised as Public interest Institution, and has been recently appointed as Associated Laboratory. INESC Porto acts as an interface between the academic world and the world of industry and services. Its activities range from research and development, to technology transfer, consulting and advanced training. The Robotics and Intelligent Systems Group addresses the design and implementation of innovative solutions in the domains of land, water, air and industrial robotics and intelligent systems.


Company Profile:  The Laboratory for Time and Frequency, especially its Optoelectronics group, has at its disposal all necessary key equipment for the succeeful completion of the sensing part of the ICARUS project. In particular, it possesses an entire characterisation laboratory for quantum cascade detectors in the mid-infrared wavelength range. This lab comprises an oscillation-damped optical table, a Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, calibrated infrared sources, different types of infrared detectors, and the necessary ZnSe and CaF2 optics.At the neighbouring Institute of Microtechnology at EPFL, it has access to a class 1000 processing laboratory for semiconductor device fabrication.




Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (Switzerland)

Company Profile: The Autonomous Systems Lab ASL at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) Zurich is an internationally renowned research lab in the field of autonomous robot design and navigation. It is part of the Mechanical and Process Engineering Department MAVT being the largest engineering department at ETHZ. ASL has a remarkable expertise both in platform design as well as in autonomous navigation and control of wheeled and flying autonomous robots for differnte kinds of environments. Among recent results are autonomous micro-helicopters fusing various sensors and performing simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) as well as autonomous cars with 3D navigation and mapping capabilities in rough terrains. Apart from systems design, major research is conducted in cognitive maps, feature based SLAM and path planning in higly dynamic environments. The Autonomous Systems Lab consists of around 40 researchers and application engineers and it is involved in various National, European and ESA projects.





Company Profile: Atos is an International IT Consulting company with worldwide headquarters in Europe and 78.000 employees in more than 40 countries. In July 2011, Atos merged with Siemens IT Solutions and Services (SIS), the IT division of Siemens. This merge implied the incorporation of about 28.000 people. Atos is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades under the names of Atos, Atos Worldline, Atos WorldGrid and Atos Consulting. Its R&D&I division is called Atos Research & Innovation (ARI). It is the R&D hub of the company and a key reference for the whole Atos group. Thanks to its large expertise in the R&D&I scope, ARI leverages research activities on new technologies inside and outside Atos group and takes the research outcomes to customers, introducing innovative elements in their business processes. ARI focuses on the project accomplishment, combining the economic exploitation of investigation’s results and the most up-to-date technological developments with a high awareness of the human factors (education sciences, disability-related issues, cultural diversity, and multilingualism). ARI consists of 9 laboratories and 16 research sectors in all markets. The GEO lab, within the Environment Sector in ARI, has focused its activity on the design and implementation of information architectures, oriented towards the seamless geospatial data distribution and execution of distributed geospatial processes to improve the Natural Risk Management. To achieve the interoperability between systems, data repositories and applications currently used by the civil protection and other operational bodies, the GEO lab has developed (since 1999) several consultancy and research projects dealing with the use of the current geographical information standards and linked in many cases with the European Policy Initiatives in this field (INSPIRE).







Company Profile:  The main research activities of the Robotics Research Lab at the University of Kaiserslautern are focused on the realisation of complex autonomous robotic systems like wheel-driven indoor and outdoor vehicles as well as climbing robots. In the field of humanoids, research activities are related to biped locomotion and human-robot interaction. To coordinate complex robotic systems, biologically motivated approaches are followed on the level of algorithms as well as the on the level of the general control architecture. In this context, the members of the lab investigate innovative concepts for software (like behaviour-based approaches) and electronics. Furthermore, they develop and improve tools for the adequate support of the development process over the full life cycle of robotic systems.

NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (Italy)

Company Profile: CMRE conducts world class maritime research in support of NATO´s operational and transformation requirements. Working together with NATO nations, CMRE enables a level of research that is difficult to achieve by one nation acting independently. The Centre has the ability to conduct maritime and undersea research from concept formulation to validation at sea with its exceptional combination of expertise and steady rotation of staff from and to the Nations. The Centre provides services and outputs for other sponsors through its Customer Work Programme (CWP). Over the years CMRE has procured and developed equipment qnd protocols used to conduct underwater research, test concepts, perform sea trials and acceptance tests.



Company Profile: Calzoni is a leading company in the Aerospace & Defence market providing solutions for Marine Handling & Lighting Solutions. The Marine Handling area covers a wide range of applications in Naval Field including on-board handling systems for ship and submarines, automation & control for navigation for several navies. Calzoni started unmanned development vehicles with the design of a Drone USV intented for minesweeping operations for Italian MOD, based on previous experience in Dynamic Positioning Systems and Autopilots for min-hunters and ships.


Company Profile: The company METALLIANCE has been founded in 1970, and was specialised, at the beginning, in designing and manufacturing of big size welded components, such as chassis, reels of offshore, bogies for trains and tramways, components for nuclear plants...Then, in the 80´s, the company has diversified with the design and manufacturing of machines for underground zorks and road construction works, such as logistics tyre trains for tunnel boring machine, tools carrying robots, feeders for finishers, road wideners, and slipforming machines. Moreover, it developed a range of low ground pressure tracked machines and is capable to develop and manufacture every special machines based on the customer´s statement of reauirements (such as handling machines).





Company Profile: Esri Portugal - Sistemas e Informaçao Geografica, S.A is a private company, established in 1987; with the purpose of supplying strategic consultancy services, supply and development of Geographic Systems (GIS) solutions, technical support and training for GIS.




Company Profile: SPACETEC PARTNERS SPRL is a strategy, management and communications consultancy founded in 2011 as a subsidiary of Munich-based SpaceTec Capital Partners GmbH. The company areas of activity include Space (Earth Observation, Navigation, SatCom, Exploration and Situational Awareness), Geo-information, Security and Defence. It participates to several FP7 Projects and service contracts for the EC’s DG Enterprise and Industry. In the private sector, its clients include market leaders ASTRIUM GEO-Information Services or Booz & Co.






Company Profile: CINAV is the Portuguese Navy´s Research Centre. It is located at the Portuguese Naval Academy, and it coordinates all research and development projects within the Portuguese Navy. The Portuguese Navy operates MRCC-Lisbon (Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre), and is resposible for conducting SAR operations in a large area of the North Atlantic.


Company Profile: B-FAST is a Belgian cross - departmental unit, spanning the Prime Minister´s office, Federal Public Services Foreign Affairs, External Trade and Development Cooperation, Public Health & Environment, Home Affairs and Budget, as well as the Ministery of Defence. It is under the authority of the Minister for Foreign Affairs, and is coordinated within our FPS by a team forming part of the services reporting to the Executive Committee Chairman.



Company Profile: EPFL research spans a diverse range of areas, from cancer research to image recognition, molecular dynamics calculations to realization of high efficiency solar cells, as well as architectural wonders. Considering the quality of our professors, the main duty of the research services is to allow them the maximum possible freedom to teach, search and transfer knowledge to the outside world. The services of the research deanship are meant to help our professors to the best of our abilities in the different steps linked with their scientific research.