The level of integration between materials and electronics will foster new and long-term scientific collaborations, which are reflected in the diversity of the consortium. The partners comprise leading European universities and research centres in antennas, RF, electronics, robotics and polymer material domains, but also a recently founded SME in the high-tech field of electronic integration. The demonstration in the field of robotics and the longer-term healthcare prospects will attract very large EU industry players, and this will be already touched by the Industrial Advisory Board
FITNESS thus fits into a wider plan at European scientific and industry levels. Development of “in situ” demonstrators and filing of patents will be central drivers for technology transfer. FITNESS will contribute to bridging the antenna and robotics fields, and leveraging the development of new polymers for sensors.