The Software Services and Systems Network (S-Cube)

The Software Services And Systems Network (S-Cube) Will Establish A Unified, Multidisciplinary, Vibrant Research Community Which Will Enable Europe To Lead The Software-Services Revolution, Helping Shape The Software-Service Based Internet Which Is The Backbone Of Our Future Interactive Society. It Is A Network Of Excellence (NoE) That Has Been Recently Selected For Funding By The European Commission (IST Program Of FP7).

By Integrating Diverse Research Communities, S-Cube Intends To Achieve World-Wide Scientific Excellence In A Field That Is Critical For European Competitiveness. S-Cube Will Accomplish Its Aims By Meeting The Following Objectives:

Re-Aligning, Re-Shaping And Integrating Research Agendas Of Key European Players From Diverse Research Areas And By Synthesizing And Integrating Diversified Knowledge, Thereby Establishing A Long-Lasting Foundation For Steering Research And For Achieving Innovation At The Highest Level.
Inaugurating A Europe-Wide Common Program Of Education And Training For Researchers And Industry Thereby Creating A Common Culture That Will Have A Profound Impact On The Future Of The Field.
Establishing A Pro-Active Mobility Plan To Enable Cross-Fertilisation And Thereby Fostering The Integration Of Research Communities And The Establishment Of A Common Software Services Research Culture.
Establishing Trust Relationships With Industry Via European Technology Platforms (Specifically NESSI) To Achieve A Catalytic Effect In Shaping European Research, Strengthening Industrial Competitiveness And Addressing Main Societal Challenges.
Defining A Broader Research Vision And Perspective That Will Shape The Software-Service Based Internet Of The Future And Will Acceler

S-Cube starts on March 1, 2008.

Broadband Telematic Services

The ’93 EP invitation titled “Information Society” aims to the constructon of  Metropolitan Broadband Telematic Networks in less developed areas of Greece.

Specifically for the region of Crete proposals have been approved for the creation of such networks in 6 cities: Heraklion, Chania, Rethymnon, Siteia and Ierapetra. In total, it is expected that more than 100 km of Telematic Networks will be developed, while the approved proposals add up to a budget of roughly 8,081,500 euro.

Within the project’s framework, members of the Transformation Services Laboratory participate in the work of the Technical Support Advisor of the  region of Crete (coordinated by the Polytechnic University of Crete) that has undertaken the obligation to prepare the analytical studies of these networks, to assist the integrated municipalities in the preparation of the necessary documents and to supervise the correct implementation of the project.

Innovation Center

The innovation center of Crete is focusing its activities on the following scientific/technological areas, where Crete has a comparative advantage due to the remarkable performance of the local research community:

  • Information Society
  • Biotechnology
  • Medicine Technology