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Electronics is a Key Enabling Technology underpinning Europe's wider industrial competitiveness in sectors from energy to automotive, or health. The electronics strategy consists of several steps, to increase investment, dialogue and participation.

Europe's ambitious industrial strategy for micro- and nanoelectronics consists of a number of specific steps:

  • Promotion of capital investment: The Electronics Strategy develop legal and financial instruments at regional, national and EU level to build regional clusters of excellence in research, development and innovation (R&D&I);
  • Electronic Components & Systems Initiative (ECSEL): The ECSEL Joint Undertaking is a partnership between the private and the public sectors for electronic components and systems. ECSEL will be operational until 2024 as part of the EU’s research funding programme Horizon 2020;
  • Access to design and silicon, developing skills: The promotion of competences for industry will increase the demand of qualified people. The Electronic Strategy aims to move closer the research results to start-ups, SMEs, universities and users for and early experimentation;
  • Electronics Community dialogue: The Electronics stakeholder community is set-up to actively solicit input, obtain feedback and wider support from the actors along the electronics value chain;

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