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The consortium of EXPRESS consists of 8 organisations from 6 European countries, representing major Smart Systems clusters from regions across Europe, the membership base of which together amounts to some 10,000 organisations, mostly companies, and more than 60 % of which are SMEs.

Additional expertise, commitment to the mission of the project and channels to Smart Systems players are brought in by 15 associated partners from 10 countries, representing also Smart Systems communities outside Europe, including those from the US, Australia and Taiwan. Furthermore, the EPoSS Executive Committee is involved as the advisory board of the project. The group is made up of some 20 leading SSI companies from 10 countries in Europe and of major public and private research institutes from 7 European countries.

Contractual Partners

VDI|VDE-IT VDI|VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH Germany
FSRM Fondation Suisse pour la Recherche en Microtechnique Switzerland
HSG Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft für Angewandte Forschung e.V. Germany
IK4 Asociación IK4 Research Alliance Spain
MESAP Centro Servizi Industrie S.r.l. Italy
MSTBW Mikrosystemstechnik Baden-Württemberg e.V. Germany
PmT Association Pôle des microtechniques France
KTN Knowledge Transfer Network Limited United Kingdom

Project Team

The picture shows the EXPRESS project team at the occasion of the kick-off meeting in Freiburg on 16 January 2014. The meeting was hosted by EXPRESS partner MSTBW.

Project Team

From top to bottom: Rainer Günzler HSG-IMIT), Roberto Caminiti (MESAP), Riccardo Groppo (MESAP), Nigel Rix (ESP KTN), Malua de Carvalho (PmT), Silvia Zinetti (MESAP), Chris Merveille (IK4), David Topham (ARTSCI), Thomas Köhler (VDI/VDE-IT), Edward Byrne (FSRM), Juan M. Goenaga (IK4), Amin Njah (MSTBW), Jaione Agirre (IK4), Stephan Karmann (HSG-IMIT), Petra Weiler (VDI/VDE-IT), Kat Bradfield (ESP KTN), Christine Neuy (MSTBW)