European Computer-Industry Research Centre GmbH
<body> (ECRC) A joint research organisation founded in 1984 on the
initiative of three major European manufacturers: Bull (France), ICL (UK) and
Siemens (Germany). Its activities were intended to enhance the future
competitive ability of the European Information Technology industry and thus
complement the work of national and international bodies.
The Centre is intended to be the breeding ground for those ideas, techniques and
products which are essential for the future use of electronic information
processing. The work of the Centre will focus on advanced information processing
technology for the next generation of computers.
ECRC is an independent company, owned equally by its shareholders. The formal
interface between ECRC and its shareholders consists of two bodies: The
Shareholders' Council, which approves the Centre's programmes and budgets and
supervises their execution and the Scientific Advisory Board, which advises the
Shareholders' Council in determining future research directions.
There are many collaborations between ECRC and its shareholders' companies on
specific projects (Technology Transfer, prospective studies etc). The Centre is
staffed by highly qualified scientists drawn from different countries. Research
staff are hired directly by ECRC, as well as some who come on assignment from
the member companies, and others seconded from public research agencies and
Seminars are held which bring together specialists from the Centre and the
ECRC's mission is to pursue research in fundamental areas of computer science.
The aim is to develop the theory, methodologies and tools needed to build
innovative computer applications. ECRC contributes actively to the international
effort that is expanding the frontiers of knowledge in computer science. It
plays an important role in bridging the gap between research and industry by
striving to work at the highest academic level with a strong industrial focus.
ECRC constitutes an opportunity in Europe for the best scientists and offers
young researchers the possibility to mature in an environment which exposes them
to both fundamental research and the process of delivering the results to
ECRC plays an important role in Europe and is involved in several European
Community initiatives. It is regularly consulted by the Commission of the
European Communities on strategic issues, such as the definition of future
research plans, international co-operation and relationships between academia
Address: ECRC GmbH, Arabellastrasse 17, D-81925 Munich, Germany.
Telephone: +49 (89) 926 99 0. Fax: +49 (89) 926 99 170.
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