The Silicon Europe project is expected to build a European alliance of four major research-intensive industry clusters in micro- and nano-electronics. The consortium's objective is to develop joint research agendas and action plans to improve the competitiveness of this industrial sector on a global scale. The research team will focus on the reduction of energy and heat consumption of a new generation of microchips.
The iRegions project, concluded in 2012, united two leading and highly innovative research-driven ICT-based clusters in Germany and Sweden and one emerging ICT cluster in Estonia. The main goal was to improve links between regional authorities, research entities and the local industry by setting up a Joint Action Plan, thus creating 'ecosystems for growth'. These enable mentoring and training for less-experienced companies and facilitate access to private funding.