A number of companies -- some with previous collaborative
experience -- have teamed to support this program, although the
list could grow in the future:
R&D is the leading national R&D company in the
communications area. Details can be found here. Past collaboration includes
European projects on software services specification and
Origin is a key company in the national software
market. Current collaboration includes European proposals on
semantic specification of components and software services.
Iberdrola is a leading, global, Spanish company in the
energy sector, with its roots in production and delivery of
electric power. As such, it is also a big software developer for
its internal needs, ranging from the control of power stations
to the monitoring of the distribution network, etc. Active
collaboration is chanelled through the Principe de
Asturias chair at the University of New Mexico, held by
Manuel Hermenegildo, promoted by Iberdrola itself. From a
technological standpoint, the interests of Iberdrola in the
program are twofold. On one hand, safety critical software is a
big motivation for doing research on correct/reliable production
technologies. On the other hand, complex resource assignment
problems introduces great expectations on constraint
programming. Iberdrola has participated as EPO in former
R&D activities of the signing groups and has also
collaborated with the CLIP group in several European projects.
Space is a private Spanish company in the aerospace and
communications field, also with a good deal of safety critical
application areas. Deimos has participated as EPO in other
projects by the signing groups.
- ISOCO is a
provider of component-based tailored software solutions. They
are currently cooperating in several European proposals with the
signing groups in areas related to specification and
interoperability. They are also users of the Ciao system.
- New Knowledge
Network is a company working in the identification, design,
development and support of entrepreneurial initiatives. They have
collaborated in past research projects.
- Indra is the
leading Information Technologies and Defense Systems(IT) company in
Spain, with revenues of 1,202 MEuros and an order book totalling 1,623
MEuros in 2005.