Competence Centre Program

Eliko launched an Internet of Things (IoT) driven industrial R&D program in 2015. The aim is to help companies develop competitive products through active collaboration with universities. This is to ensure that companies invest in future-proof technologies in the IoT.

The program has two focus areas. Projects under the first area, sensing and signal processing in the IoT, develop algorithms suitable for compact and energy efficient electronic devices. Better energy efficiency is essential for future connected applications.

In the second focus area, Eliko designs software and communication solutions that simplify data transmission in the IoT environment. IoT infrastructures, applications and services combine complex set of technologies to deliver end-user applications for smart cities, smart factories and the smart home.

The program includes 22 industry-led R&D projects in a range of fields. The Competence Centre Project is financed by the European Regional Development Fund with 6 996 700 euros.

The EU53371 project is financed by the European Regional Development Fund with 345 000 euros and runs between 01.07.2019-30.06.2022. Read more.

Eliko Competence Centre project (EU30017) ran between 01.07.2009-30.06.2015.

The previous Competence Centre project was focused on two research areas: sensing and communication in embedded smart space network and smart space services.

The project included more than 125 engineers and researchers and significantly strengthened R&D collaboration between Estonian universities and the ICT and electronics industry.

Over the course of 6 years, the project enabled around 30 companies to develop new or improve existing products and services. Overall, the project has helped Estonian companies to increase exports and develop long-term technological vision and strategic capabilities.

The project was financed with 7 662 316,14 euros by the European Regional Development Fund.

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