Ubicom develops and pilots technology solutions for selected applications. The programe lasts for seven years with a budget of approximately EUR 294 million, of which Tekes is providing EUR 117 million.
Ubicom enables new forms of healthcare and entertainment services as well as solutions that facilitate everyday activities at home. Great business opportunities are also available for Ubicom technology developers.
Chief Technology Adviser Oiva Knuuttila at Tekes tells about the background of the programme and the expectations for it:
"Strong signals from various sources indicate that Ubicom is becoming a strategic technology trend worldwide. For example, Japan and Korea are implementing a national policy in which Ubicom will play a central role in the coming years."
"Likewise, it relates to the EU joint initiative ARTEMIS (Advanced Research and Technology for Embedded Intelligence and Systems).
Great opportunities for Finland
Tekes expects the Ubicom programme to improve Finland's international competitiveness by helping the electronics and telecommunications industry to accelerate the commercialisation of technology and raise the level of research.
"Finland’s position in Artemis is certain to improve, and we will be able to benefit substantially from EU funding. As end-users will be involved in the piloting phase, we hope that companies applying the solutions will be able to increase their own competitiveness. The applications will also improve the quality of life. Developing business is and will be the pivotal challenge."
The Ubicom programme continues the legacy of two Tekes technology programmes: FENIX – Interactive Computing, which is set to be completed in the spring, and the already completed ELMO – Miniaturising Electronics.
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