One of the proposed actions of the Electronics Strategy is to make shared facilities for testing and early experimentation available to start-ups, SMEs, universities and users.

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In Europe, the micro- and nanoelectronics industry is responsible for 200,000 direct and more than 1,000,000 indirect jobs. The demand for these particular skills is increasing.

From our side, we promote digital competences for industry through the e-Skills initiative, and we have recently launched the Grand Coalition for ICT skills and jobs.

For micro- and nanoelectronics, the engagement of the industry to attract the young generation, early in its education is critical. We will continue to co-finance projects to develop and disseminate training and teaching materials on the latest technology in micro- and nanoelectronics, as well as support awareness campaigns targeting young entrepreneurs. This will be achieved through the research and innnovation programme, Horizon2020.