Home institution: ETH Zurich
Digitalisation and automation are rapidly gaining ground and playing an increasingly important role in our daily lives. The National Centre of Competence in Research "Dependable Ubiquitous Automation" (NCCR Automation) investigates new interdisciplinary approaches to controlling complex automated systems in order to ensure that they function reliably and safely. NCCR Automation combines basic and applied research by focusing on the search for new control methodologies and algorithms and their use in integrated and distributed computer systems. In five research modules, it develops methods and algorithms for implementation in concrete applications, such as the automation of energy networks ("Energy Systems" module), future mobility systems ("Mobility of the Future" module) and various industrial processes ("Industry 4.0" module). In return, these concrete applications will feed basic research ("Theoretical foundations" and "Computational methods" modules).
Financing 2020 – 2023 (Swiss francs):
Time-frame Funding source 2020 – 2023 (CHF) SNSF grant 15'655’300 Funds of ETH Zurich 9'082’700 Group funds of the project participants 1'182’775 External funds --
NCCRs are financed through grants awarded by the SNSF, but also from other sources. The home institution involved in the NCCR also contributes a substantial amount of money. The available overall budget of the NCCR is further increased by monetary contributions from the project participants and third-party funds, which are generally invested by industrial companies.
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