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Microelectronics and Photonics Industry (Unit A.3)

Microelectronics and Photonics Industry (Unit A.3)

EU to set up new European Partnerships and invest nearly €10 billion for the green and digital transition

The Commission has proposed to set up 10 new European Partnerships between the European Union, Member States and/or the industry. The goal is to speed up the transition towards a green, climate neutral and digital Europe, and to make European industry more resilient and competitive. The EU will provide nearly €10 billion of funding that the partners will match with at least an equivalent amount of investment.

Member States join forces for a European initiative on processors and semiconductor technologies

The Commission is welcoming a joint declaration by 22 EU Member States on processors and semiconductor technologies, discussed at the Video conference of the Ministers of Telecommunications this morning . Through their declaration, the Member States will commit to work together to bolster Europe’s electronics and embedded systems value chain and strengthen leading-edge manufacturing capacity, in view of reinforcing Europe’s capabilities in semiconductor technologies and offering the best performance for applications in a wide range of sectors.

European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems (EFECS) 2020

Our Digital Future is now! EFECS is the international forum along the Electronic Components and Systems value chains in Europe. This year EFECS is going to inspire you virtually, by providing the means to meet online, learn, discover and shape Our Digital Future together.

Emerging Technologies in Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) - Opportunities Ahead

This study presents a roadmap of the emerging technologies impacting the global electronic value chain. It also identifies the main emerging Micro-Nano Electronics (MNE), Smart Systems and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) technologies and forecasts their economic impact in short and midterm on the different end-user segments. It assesses which of these technologies are the most critical technologies for the EU and are therefore suggested to be supported by the European Commission and the follow-up Joint Undertaking in the context of Horizon Europe.

Looking through the 'Eyes of Things'

An EU funded project, EoT, which designed an embedded vision platform for mobile applications such as wearables, drones, smart toys and video surveillance, has received the ECS Innovation Award 2019 at the European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems in Helsinki.

Last H2020 Photonics calls for proposals are open

A number of topics will be covered next year, including some that have never been called for before in the Horizon 2020 programme, like holographic displays, energy harvesting and research tools in Biophotonics. Opportunities are still availble also for the "classic" topics, like sensing devices and Photonics Integrated Circuits.  This year a call for a specific Photonics Innovation Hub has also been launched. Do not miss the opportunity of having your activities funded! Deadline for submission is 22 April 2020.

Standardisation and performance assessment in Biophotonics - the report

Standards are crucial. Often considered a side and boring activity by scientists, the can make the difference. To this aim, a workshop was organized by the European Commission to gather the various actors (researchers, clinicians/end users, companies, associations, standardization bodies, EC) and discuss the experience achieved and methodologies pursued.

Come to Helsinki for all you want to know about Photonics calls in 2020

The last year of the Horizon 2020 programme offers a plethora of opportunities to photonics projects, encompassing several actions to tackle environmental and health issues while boosting European competitiveness. Join the ICT Proposers' Day in Helsinki on 20th September 2019, you will get all the details!