A new generation of components and systems

Research in components and systems will reinforce European industrial strengths, as well as exploring new markets.

Electronics, microsystems and embedded systems underpin innovation and value creation across the economy. The objective is to reinforce Europe's stronghold positions in these areas and to capture opportunities arising in new growth markets driven by advances in relevant technologies.

This area addresses the broad range of systemic integration from smart integrated components to cyber-physical systems. It covers technology-driven R&D which is mostly application-independent, complemented by more application-driven R&I, where components and systems are demonstrated, instantiated, integrated and validated. In that context topics under this area contribute also to the implementation of parts of the Strategic Research Agendas of Artemis-IA and EPoSS.

The first specific challenge addressed is to reinforce and expand Europe's leading industrial position in embedded systems and cyber-physical systems. The other two are driven by the vision that the heterogeneous integration of micro / nanotechnologies and materials into smart microsystems will deliver affordable high performance functionalities for a broad spectrum of use.
Research and innovation in the various topics will also contribute to the implementation of the Strategic Research Agenda of the Public Private Partnership on Energy Efficient Buildings.