Evidence Srl is an Italian SME specialized in the design and development of firmware and software for embedded real-time devices. Since 2008, the company has contributed to the development of the official Linux kernel, especially with the SCHED_DEADLINE real-time CPU scheduler. Additionally, the company leads the development of an open-source RTOS used by several renowned companies operating in the automotive, HVAC and household markets. Evidence Srl is a highly innovative company and has participated in several R&D projects funded by the European Commission. The research activities focus (but are not limited to) design of embedded real-time operating systems, implementation of drivers and innovative supports in the Linux kernel, concurrent execution of multiple operating systems on the same platform, firmware for multi-core and distributed architectures. Within one of these projects (www.i-mech.eu), the company is designing an innovative EtherCAT master device.