Neelie KROES
Vice-President of the European Commission

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A roadmap for European electronics

As I blogged a couple of days ago, public-private partnerships are an important part of Horizon 2020, our new research and innovation funding programme. And one of those (launched back in July) is about micro- and nano-electronics: the chip components and systems which enable innovation in all kinds of sectors.

Already in the short time since it was set up, the Electronics Leaders Group involved in this work is making great progress. Based on what I heard in the meeting, there is clearly a lot of energy and commitment - and now the group has set that out very clearly in a fuller statement for the press [pdf]. The group is setting out many important ideas with great ambition – which I fully support.

The group is now working on a "roadmap": finalising this, and then implementing it, will be a big step forward to deliver the goals of our Electronics Strategy, like for more investment, more production and more jobs. I am very confident that can happen and look forward to seeing the final roadmap results in January.

(For all those featured in the photo above, see here).

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