CPS have been identified as the core enabling and disruptive technology for securing economic leadership in embedded systems/ICT, with enormous social and economic importance. CPSs can make decisive contributions to societal challenges such as coping with an ageing population, addressing climate change, improving issues of health and public safety, supporting the switch renewable energy, planning for megacities and tackling limited resources, sustainability, globalisation, and mobility. Take a look at our example CPS application domains here. Many of these domains are key to tackling societal challenges in the future.
Mastering the engineering of complex and trustworthy CPS is important for allowing our industries to implement CPS-based business models. Current CPS, however, are often engineered and maintained at very high cost and sometimes with unknown risks, and recent technological progress from R&D projects is not readily available to most innovators, particularly SMEs.
CPSE Labs will equips innovators with CPS engineering infrastructure, knowledge, and tools for realizing novel CPS-based products and services, with the explicit goal of expediting and accelerating the realization of smart CPS.