Computer Technology Institute (CTI),
Research Unit 3, Greece

cti logo Computer Technology Institute (CTI): Research Unit 3 "Applied Information Systems", Greece, will contribute its long-term experience on software engineering, software platforms and component oriented architectures that has been accomplished in prior R&D . CTI will also direct its effort towards elaboration of concept, project management and co-ordination.

The Computer Technology Institute (CTI) was founded in 1985 as a non-profit organisation. It is a financially and administratively independent research institution, currently supervised by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. It is closely affiliated to academia and in particular to the Computer Engineering and Informatics Dept of the University of Patras.
Today CTI constitutes an integrated research environment for the design and development of products and solutions. In continuous interaction with the academic community, the national and European informatics industry, the international scientific community and the public sector, CTI has evolved to an internationally renowned research institution in Computer Science and Technology.

Univerity of Essex
Intelligent Inhabited Environments Research Group

uessex logo University of Essex (UESSEX): Department of Computer Science: Intelligent Inhabited Environments Research Group U.K., will conduct research on the state-of-the-art and will design and develop intelligent / adaptive agent mechanisms, which will be integrated in the e-gadgets.

The University of Essex, at Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, received its Royal Charter in 1965. It is one of the UK's leading academic institutions and has an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching. The Department of Computer Science was founded in 1967 and is one of the largest departments in the country. The department has obtained a consistently good research rating (grade 4) in the UK Government Research Assessment Exercises, indicating that much of the research is at a level of national excellence and some of international excellence. The research interests include artificial intelligence, multi-agent systems, adaptive computing, information systems, logic and formal methods, robotics and intelligent machines, numerical computation and multimedia.
In the e-Gadgets project, the University of Essex participates with its Intelligent environments group. The group is principally concerned with research into agent-enabled interactive intelligent environments, particularly those concerned with the human habitat such as buildings and vehicles. Since its formation the intelligent-buildings group has received the majority of its funding from the UK Engineering and Science Research Council and industrial sponsorship.

University College Cork
National University of Ireland, Cork
National Microelectronics Research Center (NMRC-UCC), Ireland

nmrc logo University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork - National Microelectronics Research Center (NMRC-UCC), Ireland will contribute to the hardware implementations of e-gadgets. NMRC will participate in the design, assembly and test of hardware implementations of e-gadgets (related to both the e-gadget models and the embedded hardware components). NMRC is ideally placed to operate as an "intelligent artefact foundry", as it will provide state-of-the-art expertise and technology infrastructure to all of the e-gadget enabling technologies.

The NMRC was established in Cork, Ireland, in 1981 . It is today the largest multidisciplinary Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) Research Centre in the state. It has achieved the world-class scale necessary to compete in the international R&D market with a critical mass of 260 researchers in place and a significant research infrastructure currently valued at over IRĀ£80,000,000 (80 million punts). The NMRC has a dual mission; firstly to be a world-class centre of excellence in ICT and secondly to be a key part of the National science, technology and innovation infrastructure; stimulating new indigenous industry and inward investment, supporting existing indigenous and multinational industry and providing highly skilled staff for Irish industry. The Centre is today recognized as a world-class Centre of Excellence in selected Information & Communication Technology (ICT) fields. For example, the NMRC is the only European Research Centre selected by an international review panel to participate in the European Union ICT Advanced Research Initiatives in Nanoelectronics, Optical Interconnect, Nanoscale Information Devices and Quantum Computing. Likewise the Centre is unique in Europe to be funded by INTEL to perform basic research for the company.