EMIC - European Microsoft Innovation Center
The European Microsoft Innovation Center (EMIC), which was founded in 2003, is one of five facilities dedicated to product innovation and research that Microsoft has established in Europe. It is the first Microsoft facility focusing on applied collaborative research and partnerships with European enterprise partners, customers and Government agencies. Its mission is to take part in open innovation with academic and industry partners through R&D programmes such as initiatives sponsored by the European Commission and European governments, and to transfer the results to society through enhanced systems, products and standards. Located at EMIC (Aachen, Germany) since 2008, the Microsoft Embedded Software Development Center (MESDC) provides a direct in-house channel to product development and customer engagements with a focus on the thriving European industry in high-value embedded systems.