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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In fiscal 2016, its roughly 390,000 associates generated sales of 73,1 billion euros. Since the beginning of 2013, its operations have been divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries.

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ALTEN, the European leader in engineering and technology consulting, provides support for its clients’ development strategies in the fields of innovation, R&D and ICT systems. In a fast growth of complex technology in a global world, ALTEN integrates with the R&D strategy of its clients to support performance and partner them in breaking into new markets. Globalisation and new technologies have resulted in industrial manufacturers having to seriously overhaul their Product & Service supply.

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Arcticus Systems AB (hereafter ‘Arcticus’) is a leading tool vendor for model and component-based software development of safety-critical embedded systems. In the recent years, Arcticus specialised in the vehicular domain and its tool suite, Rubus ICE, has been used by the industry for more than 20 years. Rubus ICE provide means for modelling, analysis simulation, testing, code generation and run-time infrastructure and it is accompanied by a certified ISO 26262 real-time operating system.

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AVL is the world’s largest privately owned company for development of powertrains (combustion engines, hybrid systems, and electric drive) as well as simulation and test systems for passenger cars, trucks and marine engines. AVL has about 2750 employees in Graz and a global network of 45 representations and affiliates resulting in total more than 6250 employees worldwide. AVL´s Powertrain Engineering division activities are focused on the research, design and development of various powertrains in the view of low fuel consumption, low emission, low noise and improved drivability.

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CRITICAL Software provides systems and software services for safety, mission and business-critical applications, helping to ensure that clients meet the most demanding quality standards for safety, performance and reliability. The company’s data management services and solutions also provide clients with the information they need to manage their important assets and processes, helping them to achieve better business performance.

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The Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts was founded in 1971 and focuses on study and teaching towards practical problem-solving, taught by highly experienced professors, cementing the link between theory and practice. True to this philosophy, the university offers over 50 study options, in seven different faculties: applied social sciences, architecture, design, computer sciences, economics, engineering, information technology and electrical engineering. More than 13,500 students are currently enrolled at Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

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Eclipse Foundation Europe is the European subsidiary of the Eclipse Foundation established to help support and develop the large and growing Eclipse open source community in Europe. Eclipse is a global open source community with over 300 projects, more than 1400 committers, over 260 member organizations supporting the operation of the Foundation, and with an estimated 8 million developers using Eclipse. One-quarter of the Eclipse user community is located in Europe and half of the member companies are based in Europe.

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Mechatronic Systems Design IEM in Paderborn possesses outstanding competencies in the field of “Intelligent Technical Systems”. Its three departments Product Development, Control Technology and Software Engineering concentrate on the development of mechatronic systems and the conception of the necessary production systems. The group develops new tools and techniques for the development of mechatronic products, model-based designs, and efficient systems as well as software solutions. This is done in applied research projects in close cooperation with companies, thereby helping them to manage the change to mechatronics and to develop innovative intelligent technical systems.

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INCHRON is a german SME specialized on timing questions. INCHRON is a provider of solutions for the design and test of embedded systems and networks, with a focus on performance and real-time. Since starting the company in 2003 it has gained many customers in different industries and domains, and steered many cost and time critical development projects to success. Main customers are companys like Continental, Audi, Intel. As a tool provider it offers tools for simulation, analysis and optimization of embedded real-time systems.

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The School of Engineering of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP), Portugal, is a public higher education and research institution, and one of the largest schools of engineering in Portugal (6000 students), with a strong diversity of subject areas.

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