AppSN (Application Enablers for Rapidly Developed Sensor Networks) was the first project to start in the context of EraSME. EraSME is a co-operation between more than 20 European funding agencies running or at least planning SME-oriented programmes. The aim of the project is to foster international co-operation between SMEs and RTOs (research or technology organisations) or universities. Transnational joint projects are supported concertedly by several countries; the money comes from the various national support programmes. Each country brings its own support programme into the common pilot project.
AppSN is funded by the Swedish and the German government and supervised by the agencies VINNOVA (Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems) and VDI/VDE-IT (VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH). Germany participates in EraSME with the InnoNet programme of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.
The project partners will develop tools for designing, testing and managing wireless sensor networks on the basis of technologies and components (ScatterNodes). These tools will be tested in several pilot applications in different areas. The consortium consists of the coordinator SICS (Swedish Institute of Computer Science), the FU Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin) and the companies ScatterWeb (D), Electronic Guard Center (S), EightCut (S), Communication Research Labs Sweden (S) and Ericsson (S).