Industrial users


Airbus is a leading commercial aircraft manufacturer.

Airbus' modern and comprehensive product line comprises highly successful families of aircraft ranging from 100 to more than 500 seats: the single-aisle A320 Family, including the A320neo, the widebody, long-range A330/A340, all-new next generation A350 XWB Family and the double-deck A380 Family. The company also continues to broaden its scope and product range by applying its expertise to the military market. It is as well extending its portfolio of freighter aircraft that will set new standards in the general and express freight market sectors.

Across all its fly-by-wire aircraft families Airbus' unique approach ensures that aircraft share the highest possible degree of commonality in airframes, on-board systems, cockpits and handling characteristics, which reduces significantly operating costs for airlines.

Dedicated to helping airlines enhance the profitability of their fleets, Airbus also delivers a wide range of customer services in all areas of support, tailored to the needs of individual operators all over the world.

Headquartered in Toulouse, Airbus is owned by the Airbus Group, a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In addition to Airbus' commercial aircraft activities, this group is comprised of the Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space business units and maintains a presence on every continent.

Airbus itself is a truly global enterprise with fully-owned subsidiaries in the United States China, Japan and in the Middle East, spare parts centres in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Washington, Beijing and Singapore, training centres in Toulouse, Miami, Hamburg and Beijing and more than 150 field service offices around the world.

Airbus also relies on industrial co-operation and partnerships with major companies all over the world, and a network of some 1,500 suppliers in 30 countries. Airbus today consistently captures about half of all commercial airliner orders.


Whenever critical decisions need to be made, Thales has a role to play. In all the markets we serve – defense, security, space, aerospace and ground transportation – our understanding of the Critical Decision Chain helps customers to decide and act in a timely fashion and obtain the best outcomes.

World-class technologies and the combined expertise of 67,000 employees in 56 locally based country operations make Thales a key player in assuring the security of citizens, infrastructure and nations.

Airbus Helicopter

Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter, is a subsidiary wholly owned by the Airbus Group, a global aerospace and defense leader.

Eurocopter Group was created in 1992 with the merger of the rotorcraft divisions of Aerospatiale (France) and Deutsche Aerospace (Germany). In January 2014, the company was rebranded Airbus Helicopters, opening a new chapter in its history.
By a process of successive integrations, Airbus Helicopters has become the world-leading rotorcraft manufacturer with a turnover of 6.3 billion euros.
Employing approximately 23,000 people worldwide, the company’s fleet in service includes 12,000 helicopters operated by more than 3,000 customers in approximately 150 countries.

Airbus Helicopters’ international presence is marked by its customer centers and participations in 24 countries, and its worldwide network of service centers, training facilities, distributors and certified agents. Airbus Helicopters’ range of civil and military helicopters is the world’s largest; its aircraft account for one third of the worldwide civil and parapublic fleet.

The company’s chief priority is to ensure the safe operation of its aircraft for the thousands of people who together fly more than 3 million hours per year.


Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use our network equipment, and more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. We are one of the few companies worldwide that can offer end-to-end solutions for all major mobile communication standards. Our networks, telecom services and multimedia solutions make it easier for people, across the world, to communicate. And as communication changes the way we live and work, Ericsson is playing a key role in this evolution. Using innovation to empower people, business and society, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. Our vision is to be the prime driver in an all-communicating world.

SAAB Group

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions in the military defense and civil security sectors. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.

Saab is motivated by three main reasons to participate in Polarsys/Papyrus.

  • To follow the development methodologies and standards in modeling, show Saab interest and make contributions that affect the development of modeling systems and software
  • To contribute to increased interest from education and research in modeling of systems and software
  • To follow and contribute to the development of Papyrus as a tool for modeling


Located at the heart of Saclay area (Paris region in France), the CEA LIST Institute focuses its research activities on developing innovative technologies for smart and complex systems. Its R&D programs, with potentially major economic and social implications, are centered on interactive systems (ambient intelligence), embedded systems (architecture, software and systems engineering), sensors and signal processing (industrial control systems, health, security and metrology).

Dedicated to technological research, CEA LIST’s more than 700 researchers and technicians strive to encourage innovation and technology transfer through long-term industrial partnerships. The dynamism of the Institute's teams, their project-based culture and their consistently high standard of scientific excellence underpin this objective.

Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space is one of the three Divisions of the Airbus Group and Europe’s Number 1 defence and space company. It is the world’s second largest space company and one of the top 10 defence companies globally, with revenues of around €14 billion per year and approx. 40.000 employees. The Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Defence and Space is Bernhard Gerwert. The Division started operating as of 1 January 2014.
Airbus Defence and Space develops and engineers cutting-edge and peerlessly reliable products in the field of defence and space. Its defence and space technologies enable governments and institutions to protect natural resources, societies and individual freedom. The aircraft, satellites and services help to monitor climate and crops, and to secure borders. Airbus Defence and Space solutions guarantee sovereignty in foreign affairs and defence matters. And its portfolio also ensures communication, mobility, the expansion of knowledge and the safeguarding of the environment.
Airbus Defence and Space is composed of four Business Lines: Military Aircraft; Space Systems; Communications, Intelligence & Security (CIS); and Electronics. It brings together a wide portfolio to continue to meet the complex needs of its customers across the world, contribute to Europe’s defence and security, and secure Europe’s independent access to and utilisation of space. Among its flagship products are the transport aircraft A400M, the military jet Eurofighter and the civil Ariane launchers.

Tools providers


EclipseSource is a leader in Eclipse technology and provides you with the expertise to solve your domain challenges. Therefore, we create and adopt innovative as well as proven technology including all essential Eclipse frameworks.

EclipseSource is focused on Business Applications, Mobile Applications, Modeling Tools and Frameworks/Developer Tooling. We provide a complete range of services including conception, evaluation, training, support, consulting/implementation with a special focus on framework adoption, creation and maintenance.

EclipseSource is distributed over multiple locations in North America and Europe and serves a truly global customer base from various domains, ranging from Fortune 100 corporations to individual developers.

One Fact

One Fact offers professional services, consulting, training and support around systems modeling, embedded control and for the BridgePoint xtUML modeling tool.

We specialize in eXecutable Translatable UML (xtUML). We help customers improve their application development process by leveraging the benefits open-source xtUML provides. This means your product has a faster time to market, is more robust, and has reusable components for future projects.

Our expertise spans all three areas of xtUML: application modeling, model execution, and translation to implementation code.

Of course, since our team built BridgePoint upon the Eclipse framework, we have extensive experience using Java to create and enhance application software. We also have many years of experience in embedded programming covering a variety of industries and applications.

Additionally we offer consulting around UML standards, modeling techniques, model review, Eclipse, Java, C/C++, embedded software, legacy applications, configuration management, issue tracking, engineering processes, tools integration, model-driven workflows and more.


Founded in 2002 Zeligsoft is a respected, pioneering developer of software engineering tools. We provide world-class, adaptive, and non-prescriptive, technology solutions that support a component-oriented approach to the development of software systems.

We are dedicated to meeting the needs of developers, testers, architects and integrators who are under mounting pressure to:

  • Improve effectiveness and productivity
  • Accelerate time to market
  • Reduce development costs
  • Improve quality

Our solutions are based on industry standards such as Eclipse and UML. Our philosophy is based on Model-Based Software Engineering (MBSE) and Component-Oriented Engineering (COE).

We have a proven track record for enabling development teams to achieve immediate and impressive productivity gains in application development. Our solutions include:

  • Extensible toolkits for the embedded software industry
  • Domain Specializations for customized development environments
  • Professional services that provides software tool development expertis

Our partners are domain experts like PrismTech who can extend and deliver Zeligsoft products and technology to our target markets for the development of specific embedded software applications such as Software Defined Radios.

Zeligsoft is an employee owned company. Zeligsoft's products and services are delivered to customers around the world from its develpment centre and corporate headquarters in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada.


Adocus is specialized in UML-based modeling technologies. Adocus provides tools and services for domain-specific modeling in a great variety of domains. Adocus has deep knowledge and long experience in modeling tools and modern development methods, as well as enterprise and system architectures. Within Polarsys Adocus will primarily focus on and contribute to Papyrus UML and associated tools and techniques.


Combitech is one of Sweden's largest consultancy companies, combining technology, environment and security. The company, which is an independent company within the defense and security group Saab AB, has around 1,300 employees in 20 locations across Sweden, as well as offices in Norway.

We are an experienced partner in all areas dealing with technical systems. Our consultants have expertise in information security, systems safety, logistics, systems integration, systems development, robust communications, technical product information and mechanical engineering.

Our customers are companies with a need for reliable security solutions, authorities responsible for the protection of societal flows and players in aerospace, defence, telecommunications and all industrial segments.

Flanders Make

Flanders Make is the strategic research centre for the manufacturing industry. In it, internal researchers and laboratories of the 5 Flemish universities join forces to set up a top-level research network in Flanders.

Through pre-competition research, they together support companies in the manufacturing industry to innovate and, as such, strengthen their international competitive position.

Flanders Make collaborates with major companies and SMEs. Together they focus on product and process innovation based on the challenges and needs of the industry. The research focus is on 4 technological domains: power electronics & energy storage, mechatronics & design methods, production processes and people-driven system development. This will, as a first step, yield product and process innovations in 3 fields of application: vehicles, machines and factories.

Flanders Make also attaches great importance to international cooperation in the field of innovation and to participation in European research projects. By 2018, more than 300 researchers will work full-time at Flanders Make as a unique research community on a joint industrial research agenda.

The Flemish government supports Flanders Make financially with a basic funding amounting to 8.4 million Euro per year as of 2014, combined with once-only impulses from SALK, EFRO and Competitiviteit amounting to 16.5 million Euro for funding targeted research.

Flanders Make has establishments in Lommel, Diepenbeek and Leuven and at the 5 Flemish universities: KU Leuven, Antwerp University, Gent University, Hasselt University and the Free University of Brussels.

Flanders Make is convinced that PolarSys gathers companies and tools with a high potential value for Flanders Make's industrial partners. To optimize this value for its industrial partners, Flanders Make joins the PolarSys working group and more specifically the Papyrus Industry Consortium.  

Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS)

Fraunhofer FOKUS provides R&D services for the development of seamless personalizable communication systems at all stages of the innovation process, from the original innovative idea and project-related R&D right through to testing, prototype development and implementation.

As a proven partner for industry, Fraunhofer FOKUS defines all its R&D activities in line with market and user requirements.

Artal Group

Artal provides software frameworks & tools for the design and operation of complex systems with a focus on simulation, virtual integration and MBSE.

ESI Group

ESI is a world-leading provider of Virtual Prototyping software and services with a strong foundation in the physics of materials and Virtual Manufacturing.

Founded over 40 years ago, ESI has developed a unique proficiency in helping industrial manufacturers replace physical prototypes by virtually replicating the fabrication, assembly and testing of products in different environments. Virtual Prototyping enables ESI’s clients to evaluate the performance of their product and the consequences of its manufacturing history, under normal or accidental conditions. By benefiting from this information early in the process, enterprises know whether a product can be built, and whether it will meet its performance and certification objectives, before any physical prototype is built. To enable customer innovation, ESI’s solutions integrate the latest technologies in high performance computing and immersive Virtual Reality, allowing companies to bring products to life before they even exist.      

Today, ESI’s customer base spans nearly every industry sector. The company employs about 1000 high-level specialists worldwide to address the needs of customers in more than 40 countries. For further information, visit



Obeo is a software provider, specialized in the model driven approach and a key player of the Eclipse platform. It is an actor of the Open Source ecosystem and a strategic member of the Eclipse Foundation. Obeo is one of the major Eclipse contributors, ranking up as one of the top contributing companies every year since it became a member of the Eclipse Foundation.

Obeo's primary concerns are to provide open technologies allowing users to master the complexity of system engineering or evolution of an Enterprise Architecture. Its product range include: Acceleo (code generator), Obeo Designer (custom graphical modeling environment), Obeo SmartEA (Enterprise Architecture), modernization solutions, consulting (training, expertise and coaching), and Eclipse Modeling as a foundation stack of any modeling environment.


Tecnalia: A private, applied research centre of international excellence with a great impact on local industry,composed by 1500 professionals, participating as shareholder in 31 New Technology-Based Firms and present in 25 countries across the globe. The keys turning the vision of Tecnalia Research & Innovation into reality are marked by the following: its private nature; the focussing of its activity on Applied Research; the fact that it is a centre of international excellence (international R+D contracts, foreign researchers, and international accompaniment of local industries, licences, IP, etc.); the impact it has on local industry (R+D and Innovation projects with companies, spin offs, training, E+C services); its openness; and the fact that it has become a centre that attracts people who want to develop their creativity, and organisations (networks) keen to interact and co-generate knowledge with Tecnalia. Tecnalia works on Eclipse technologies for both internal and external projects. We will highlight two of them: RBSF/FAST: State-of-the-art software technology for team software production, designed to create advanced and highly productive software factories SPL/PLUM: Software product line engineering and model driven development techniques for software based products.


École Polytechnique de Montréal

Founded in 1873, Polytechnique has always provided high-quality university instruction in engineering at all levels by focusing on human values and striving to meet the needs of industry and society. Polytechnique offers a wide array of programs (more than 100) at every level: certificates, bachelor's degrees and post-graduate studies. With 58 research units, Polytechnique's research activities are among the most active in Canada and account for nearly one-quarter of all university research in engineering in Quebec. Polytechnique: a constant and growing presence in the field of engineering.

Queen's University

As one of Canada's oldest degree-granting institutions, Queen's has influenced Canadian higher education since 1841. Located in Kingston, Ontario, Queen's is a mid-sized university with several faculties, colleges and professional schools, and is a full-spectrum, research-intensive university that conducts leading-edge research in a variety of areas.

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)

A state-of-the art technological university with a highly innovative learning model, providing a benchmark for quality in both teaching and R&D. This is the philosophy of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC, Open University of Catalonia), created in 1994 as one of the worlds very first completely online higher education establishments and that currently has more than 50,000 students.

The UOCs core goal is to be the university of the knowledge society, promoting innovative education, personalised learning, technological leadership, R&D work on the information society and e-learning and the dissemination of knowledge. The UOC promotes R&D activities via 10 groups linked the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), specialising in the study of the networked society and the knowledge economy, network technologies and specific software areas. Over the last five years, the UOC has participated in more than 260 R&D projects, either national or European. What is more, the UOC works to promote knowledge transfer and has, over the last four years, signed more than 1000 agreements to this end. The UOC forms part of more than 30 international networks, including the European University Association (EUA), the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) and the IMS Global Learning Consortium.

UOC, via the members of the SOM research team, has been a long time user and contributor to the Eclipse community at large, mainly around the Eclipse Modeling projects. Now, UOC wishes to make stronger commitment to the Eclipse community by becoming an active member of PolarSys with the goal to work on topics such as scalability of model-based tools, model discovery, collaboration and composition of heterogeneous models, exploiting Polarsys solutions like Kitalpha, Capella and, specially, Papyrus.

University of Skovde

The University of Skövde is one of the most specialised universities in Sweden and our research is focused on the development and use of advanced information technology systems and models. Areas of expertise include organisational and technological aspects of the ICT area.

Over a number of years research has addressed various aspects of openness. We have significant experience with research and practice related to different stakeholder roles (including providers, developers and users) related to Open Source and Open Standards. Previous activities include involvement as partner and leader in several international and national research projects.

In collaboration with leading academic partners we conducted rigorous research in the EU FP6 CALIBRE project (2004-2006), which involved extensive interaction with European industry and presented a roadmap for future research on the Open Source phenomenon. As partners in the CALIBRE-project, the ITEA-project COSI and the ITEA2-project OPEES, we have experience of international collaboration, and close collaboration with many leading researchers and practitioners in areas related to the Open Source phenomenon.

Current activities include research on various aspects of openness impacting on long-term sustainability of software systems with associated digital assets.