Digital Agenda for Europe
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Access to design and fabrication of electronic components and systems

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The Workshop on "Access to design and fabrication of electronic components and systems" was organised in the context of the implementation of the strategy to reinforce Europe's industrial competitiveness in micro and nano-electronic components and systems.

One of the proposed actions of the strategy is to make shared facilities for testing and early experimentation available to start-ups, SMEs, universities and users, possibly in the frame of the HORIZON 2020 Programme.

The specific objective of this workshop was to bring together existing 'European Service Providers' in the area of micro- and nanoelectronics, in order to:
• document the 'offering' in terms of available technology/services;
• explore cooperation arrangements between service providers;
• discuss a 'reach-out' strategy, especially towards SMEs;
• examine 'facilitation' conditions.

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