This proposal covers nine institutionalised European partnerships based on Article 187 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, establishing individual joint undertakings for their implementation.
Microelectronics and Photonics Industry (Unit A.3)
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.
The Commission announced a new partnership aimed at reinforcing Europe’s innovation potential, boosting its competitiveness and ensuring technological sovereignty in the field of electronics.
The Digital Innovation Hub PULSATE has launched an open call for proposals in the field of Laser-Based Advanced Additive Manufacturing (LBAAM) technologies.
Electronic and Photonic components, and the Software that defines how they work, are Key Digital Technologies underpinning all digital systems, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things.
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.
The signatory Member States agree to work together in order to bolster Europe’s electronics and embedded systems value chain.
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.
In a major effort to improve existing skills and training in new ones, the European Commission is launching a Pact for Skills.
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.
A webinar to present the new call for medical technologies, digital tools and artificial intelligence solutions was organised on 20 May 2020.
This one-day workshop will gather some of Europe’s leading partners in Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) technologies, from research through to pilot line manufacturing and industrialisation, covering all Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs).
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.
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.
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.
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!