IDEAS brings together the expertise of many accomplished researchers – faculty, post-doctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students – from Research 1 universities to undertake use-inspired research and development in intelligent embedded and edge systems.

The university researchers work in tandem with individuals at member companies to formulate and execute research projects.

Engineers at member companies participate in faculty-led research projects on an on-going basis to help direct the research and to engage students.

IDEAS addresses a broad range of application-driven projects to advance the technologies of wearables, mobile devices, edge and cloud computing, and embedded systems targeting energy-efficiency and performance. IDEAS products are in the form of fundamental new knowledge and software and hardware prototypes.

IDEAS contributes to each member company’s competitiveness by creating a highly skilled workforce for member companies.