• KETs initiative
      Law14 November 2011

      A significant part of future goods and services are as yet unknown, but the main driving force behind their development will be Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), i.e. nanotechnology, micro- and nanoelectronics including semiconductors, advanced materials, biotechnology and photonics. The Final Report of the KETs High Level Group was warmly welcomed by Vice-Presidents Antonio Tajani and Neelie Kroes and Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn. The Commission will report back on the KET policy recommendations in a communication at the beginning of 2012. The KETs approach brings support to the full supply chain of nanoelectronics in Europe, from basic research to manufacturing.

    • Horizon 2020
      Law14 November 2011

      The new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation will be called Horizon 2020 and will cover the years 2014-2020. The ultimate aim is to maximise the contribution of EU funded research and innovation to sustainable growth and jobs. The European Commission is expected to adopt the draft legislative proposal for Horizon 2020 on 30 November 2011. Discussions will follow over the next year with the other two co-legislators: the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament.

    • Research Funding Opportunities
      Law9 November 2011

      The FP7-ICT-2011-8 Call for proposals is open and you can apply for nanoelectronics research funding. Deadline for applications: 17 January 2012 at 17:00:00 (Brussels local time). A detailed description on what we are looking for can be found under Objective ICT-2011.3.1 - the WorkProgramme 2011-2012. Moreover, a Pre-Proposal checking service is available. If you are uncertain whether your proposal is within the scope of the Nanoelectronics Objective, or have other eligibility questions, you are advised to submit a Pre-Proposal check form, at an early stage. Send the filled pre-proposal form to our mailbox infso-nanoelectronics@ec.europa.eu This form may be submitted up to four weeks before the close of call.