Bettering human health care and creating a sustainable environment through monitoring and smart energy usage are primary goals of advanced societies. To this purpose, the Swiss Government, through the State Secretariat for Education, Research, and Innovation has been funding the program for about nine years with an overall budget of approximately 250 MUSD, half in cash, and half in matching instruments by public research entities. The program aims at establishing embedded/ cyberphysical systems through the synergy of various disciplines within collaborative research projects, the design of applied demonstrators, targeted educational programs, and the transfer of acquired research results to industry and hospitals.