General SOQRATES Initiative Meeting 24.-25.9.2014, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Germany
SOQRATES (www.soqrates.de) is an initiative in which cross company task forces of above 20 multinational German, and Austrian companies collaborate to exchange and agree best practices in the implementation of Automotive SPICE, ISO 26262 and IEC 61508 for functional safety, as well as new topics like IT Security in the self driving cars in the future.
The meeting was hosted by the partner ZF and the working groups AK traceability, AK functional safety and AK IT Security had working meetings as well. SOQRATES was kick off financed in 2003 by the Bavarian Software Initiative and has grown to a Germany wide and Austrian wide initiative.
Meanwhile also new skills developed by SOQRATES think tank have been implemented and are offered together with Automotive clusters, e.g. ECQA certified Functional safety manager, ECQA Certified Quality manager - Integrated ASPICE, Functional safety and Six Sigma Skills (EU project AQUA).