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Time to ECSEL

ECSEL is a partnership between the private and the public sectors for electronic components and systems.
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ECSEL is operating since 2014 and will run for 10 years, replacing the previous ENIAC and ARTEMIS JUs in the fields of nanoelectronics and embedded systems.


  • maintain semiconductor and smart systems manufacturing capability in Europe and help it grow
  • secure a leading position in design and systems engineering
  • provide access for all stakeholders to a world-class infrastructure for the design and manufacture of electronic components and embedded and smart systems
  • foster the development of ecosystems involving innovative SMEs, strengthen (and create) clusters in promising new areas

Benefits for Europe

At a larger scale, ECSEL will:

  • Secure supply of key technologies supporting innovation in all major sectors of the economy In this way Europe assures its independence in the field of electronic components and systems
  • Align strategies with Member States to attract private investment and avoid duplication of efforts. So, Europe does not  pay twice for the same work or resources, done in different member states
  • Push industry to set a long-term strategic research and innovation agenda
  • Support EU policies, as embodied in the Europe 2020 strategy for growth
  • Overcome the obstacles to effective research and innovation in this area


The partners in the ECSEL Joint Undertaking are:

  • the European Union (through the Commission);
  • Member States and Associated Countries to the Framework Programme Horizon 2020 on a voluntary basis;
  • 3 private industrial associations (EPoSS, AENEAS and ARTEMISIA) representing the actors from the areas of micro-/nanoelectronics, smart integrated systems and embedded/cyber-physical systems

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Last updated on 05/03/2015


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Clara Moldovan's picture
INC11 ended last week, and while the conference is over, its impact will be long lasting. INC11 provided the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences on nanotechnology, facilitated innovation across disciplines, and geographical borders, and clarified the roles of industry, academia and government in the development of the field.
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Christoph SANDER
The #INC11 held in Fukuoka, Japan, was a special occasion for me and five other European PhD students who were invited by the European Commission to attend a conference meant to foster cooperation
Dimitrios Rodopoulos's picture
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Aleksandra DROZD
6 PhD students have been selected by the European Commission to attend the 11th International Nanotechnology conference on Communication and Cooperation (INC 11) in Japan. As a PhD student from AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland, interested in microelectronics I was fortunate to be one of them and take part in this great experience.
Oana Radu's picture
Good news for SMEs and middle size companies who need funding for new technologies. The European Commission promotes the Smart Anything Everywhere initiative meant to facilitate the creation of smart products.
Willy Van Puymbroeck's picture
6 PhD students have been selected to attend the 11th International Nanotechnology conference on Communication and Cooperation (INC 11) in Japan. They will have the opportunity to experience the big picture of nano-electronics and nanotechnologies and the revolution they bring in smart mobility and robotics as well as discover more about the Japanese national-research-programmes.
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The power of components at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), 2-5 March 2015, Barcelona
Willy Van Puymbroeck's picture
Organising a brokerage event is becoming a tradition in our unit. We challenge ourselves to keep our constituency informed of the opportunities in Horizon 2020 for research and innovation. Such an event offers an opportunity for potential partners to meet, network and prepare proposals.
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40 business cards received in two days. This is more than the average! My stay at SEMICON Taiwan was a great opportunity to develop relations with Taiwanese stakeholders – and explain to them that it is worth investing in Europe.
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