- The company has recently joined this organization’s top management, which supports R&D projects driven by the industry in the area of systems and services in which software plays a critical role
- Indra will bring its technological capabilities and experience with the goal of improving competitiveness and sustainability in the development of digital solutions, the key motor of innovation in Europe’s most competitive sectors
- Being part of the ITEA Board of Directors consolidates Indra’s position as one of the leading companies in the digital technology realm and potentiates its capacity for innovating in this industry
MADRID, 23-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Indra has become part of the Board of Directors of ITEA, the European cluster that drives innovation of Software-intensive Systems & Services (SiSS), the digital technology base that is transforming the leading sectors in Europe, such as telecommunications, automotive sector, aerospace and healthcare, and that is key for maintaining its competitiveness and sustainability.
Manuel Ausaverri, Indra Strategy and Innovation Director, recently signed the company’s adhesion to this cluster’s Board of Directors, comprised of 15 large companies, together with Zeynep Sarilar, Chairwoman of the ITEA Board of Directors.
Through this organization’s highest decision-making body, Indra will participate in defining the strategic agenda and the priorities of this industry’s research and innovation, as well as in approving, monitoring and evaluating R&D projects in this field. The company will contribute its technological capabilities and experience to strengthen the actual ITEA 3 program. Furthermore, it will increase its collaboration with Europe’s leading companies, institutions, universities and research centers in this field, and will be able to increase its participation in multinational initiatives, fundraising, improve its offer of solutions and its competitiveness.
Software-intensive systems combine global computing systems, software services and the Internet with technologies based on embedded systems (integrated in products), enabling the generation of smart systems and solutions based on technologies such as Internet of Things, real-time systems, mobility, cloud computing and big data, among others. By driving innovation in the production of software and in the systems and services in which software has a significant impact, ITEA favors global competitiveness and sustainable economic growth in the digital technology industry, as well as in those that are dependent on its development.
Indra has been a part of ITEA since 1999 and has actively participated in several projects, becoming the third-largest Spanish organization in terms of effort. Indra’s main reference in ITEA is the OPEES project, which offers tools for the development of embedded software for aeronautical technologies. Other ITEA projects led by the company in the scope of big data technologies and real-time data integration platforms are NEMO&CODED, IMPONET and DiCoMa.
Innovation at the service of digital transformation
Being part of the ITEA Board of Directors consolidates Indra’s position as one of the leading companies in the digital technology realm and potentiates its capacity for innovating and shaping this industry’s future. Leader in real-time technologies, process automation and mobilization, analytics and big data or cybersecurity, among others, Indra has become a benchmark in the transformation toward a digital economy, with assets in the realm of Internet of Things and its applications across different sectors.
Also in the field of innovation applied to digital technology development, Indra currently leads two R&D&i projects, Govinda and SMACTesting, framed within the CDTI FEDER-Innterconecta program. Its goal is to improve software development of digital solutions by improving the integration of new developments with organizations’ business, and the design of testing procedures for their optimization and orientation toward the so-called SMACT technologies: Social, Mobility, Analytics, Cloud and Internet of Things.
Both GOVINDA and SMACTesting are part of the strategy for the continuous improvement of software development processes at Indra’s Global Development Centers, whose goal is to cut production and delivery times, reduce costs and increase the quality of the product developed.
ITEA is the cluster of the EUREKA intergovernmental program that supports innovative industry-driven and pre-competitive R&D&i projects in the area of Software-intensive Systems & Services (SiSS). ITEA promotes projects at the heart of an open, international community comprised of large, medium and small enterprises, universities, research bodies and other organizations. https:///itea3.org
Given that ITEA is a EUREKA cluster, the community is established in Europe, based on the EUREKA principles, and is open to participants from around the world. Since July 1, 2016, the CDTI assumed Spain’s presidency of the EUREKA program until June 30, 2017. Spain is the third European power, after Germany and France, with the largest number of projects approved within this program’s framework.
Indra is one of the main global consulting and technology companies and the technology partner for core business operations of its clients businesses throughout the world. It offers a comprehensive range of proprietary solutions and cutting edge services with a high added value in technology, which adds to a unique culture that is reliable, flexible and adaptable to its client’s needs. Indra is a world leader in the development of comprehensive technological solutions in fields such as Defense & Security, Transport & Traffic, Energy & Industry, Telecommunications & Media, Financial Services and Public Administrations & Healthcare. Through its Minsait unit, it provides a response to the challenges of digital transformation. In 2015 it reported revenues of €2,850m, had a workforce of 37,000 professionals, a local presence in 46 countries, and delivered projects in more than 140 countries.
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