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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.
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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;
Last updated on 04/03/2015
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