The Project Consortium of iARTIST


Established in the twelfth century, the coordinator and the lead academic partner, University of Oxford is one of the foremost  research organisation of Europe and has been constantly rated as one of the finest University with research groups working in several areas of the frontier of science. With over nine centuries of striving in the field of knowledge, the university has produced some of the pioneers of science and engineering, collecting over forty Nobel laureates and with annual research income exceeding 450 Million Euros. The department of engineering science in Oxford has over seventy full time academics, 600 undergraduate and 200 research students. The department is a unified department with no barriers between the different branches of engineering supporting a great deal of multi-disciplinary research.



Vlatacom d.o.o. is a turnkey solution provider in the areas of traffic, border, document and identity control and management technologies. The company designs and integrates hardware, software and communication solutions to public agencies in South-Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The offices and development units of the company are situated in Belgrade and include laboratories for traffic management test field, electronics, biometrics and PKI labs over an area of 10,000 square meters. Vlatacom is ISO 9001 Quality certified and has been involved in several large scale projects.

Tattile is an Italian firm developing vision system solutions for industrial, traffic and railway applications. It has over 20 years of experience in developing machine vision systems for innovative transportation systems. With over 30 engineers, the firm is a leading Italian SME with advanced expertise in hardware and software for imaging and opto-mechanical integration

Future Partners

Brno University of Technology, Czeck Republic  is a leading Czech University with significant contribution to the body of industrial knowledge. Their “Graph” group at the Faculty of Information Technologies has long-term experience in computer vision algorithms, including their hardware acceleration and parallelization.

Previous Partners

Technische Universität München is one of Europe’s top universities, committed to excellence in research and teaching, interdisciplinary education and the active promotion of promising young scientists. The university also forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world. TUM was one of the first universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence and has campuses in Singapore in addition to ones in Bavaria, Germany. With research funding exceeding 250 Million Euros and 13 Nobel prizes, TUM is placed at the forefront of technology in the world.



Awaiba (AWA) is a fabless design company with its headquarters in Funchal, Portugal and branches in Germany and Switzerland. The company develops custom CMOS image sensor as well as standard imaging products for medical, automotive and industrial vision market. As a profitable and growing company, Awaiba has produced a range of novel products, the most recent of which being NanEye camera, which is the smallest camera in market. Measuring a mere 1mm x 1mm x 1.5mm, this camera is currently in active production for endoscopy application. Awaiba hosts a range of integrated circuit design tools as well as expertise.