Organisers

AENEAS

AENEAS

AENEAS is an Association, established in 2006, providing unparalleled networking opportunities, policy influence & supported access to funding to all types R&D&I participants in the field of micro and nanoelectronics enabled components and systems. In 2008, AENEAS is named as private member of the ENIAC-JU Governing Board and is thus the official voice of micro- and nanoelectronics organisations in the programme. In 2014, with the successful completion of the ENIAC-JU, the ECSEL-JU is set up to adress the entire ECS value chain. Three private members of the ECSEL-JU Governing Board are identified: AENEAS, ARTEMIS Industry Association and EPoSS. In 2015, the Association's scope is expanded to cover the whole ECS Value Chain. The remaining office tasks of the EUREKA Cluster CATRENE are entrusted to AENEAS. The management of PENTA, a new EUREKA Cluster on micro- and nanoelectronics enabled systems and applications, is delegated to AENEAS.

The object of the Association is to promote research, development and innovation in order to strengthen the competitiveness of European industry across the electronics components and systems (ECS) value chain.

AENEAS is open to all European key players in the value chain, such as large industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, research institutes, academia, and associations. Currently nearly 220 organisations are registered as members of the Association.

More information about AENEAS: https://aeneas-office.org

ARTEMIS-IA

ARTEMIS-IA

ARTEMIS Industry Association, a non-profit association for the European R&I actors and private partner in ECSEL Joint Undertaking, supports the formation of consortia and initiation of project proposals for joint collaboration and creates the meeting place where key industry players and other R&D&I actors identify strategic high priority topics for collaborative R&I projects. It represents an influential network of organisations focused on the innovation and development of Embedded Intelligent Systems in Europe with about 180 members.

Its ambition is to help European industry consolidate and reinforce its world leadership in embedded computing technologies.

Partnerships between Participating States, EU industry and the European Commission, implemented as Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs), are the most effective way of boosting Europe’s electronics design and manufacturing capabilities in economic sectors such as cars, planes, trains, medical equipment, home appliances, energy networks and security systems. Between 2008 and 2013, the ARTEMIS JTI achieved 56 projects worth 1.1 billion euros of eligible costs involving more than 720 organisations of which around 36% are SMEs, 35% large enterprises and 29% research organisations.

In 2014 the JTI’s ARTEMIS, ENIAC and EPoSS joined forces and merged into one stronger JTI on Electronic Components and Systems called ECSEL (Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership). In recognition of the strategic importance of embedded computing systems, the European Union launched the ECSEL Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) as a Joint Undertaking (JU), or public-private partnership, between the European Commission, Participating States, ARTEMIS Industry Association, AENEAS Industry Association and EPoSS Industry Association.

More information about ARTEMIS: https://artemis-ia.eu

EPoSS

EPoSS

EPoSS, the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration, is an industry-driven policy initiative, defining R&D and innovation needs as well as policy requirements related to Smart Systems Integration and integrated Micro- and Nanosystems. EPoSS is contributing to EUROPE 2020, the EU's growth strategy for the coming decade, to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy.

EPoSS brings together European private and public stakeholders in order to create an enduring basis for structuring initiatives, for co-ordinating and bundling efforts, for setting-up sustainable structures of a European Research Area on Smart Systems Integration. EPoSS embraces all key players, public and private, in the value chain so as to:

  • provide a common European approach on Innovative Smart Systems Integration from research to production outlining the key issues for a strategic European innovation process,
  • define priorities for common research and innovation in the future,
  • formulate commonly agreed road maps for action (updating, assembling and completing existing material and approaches) and provide a strategic R&D agenda, and
  • mobilise public and private human, infrastructural and financial resources.

The initiative is of immediate importance in view of defining research and technology priorities for the "Horizon 2020" programme - the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, for raising more critical mass and resources and for coordinating between different initiatives (national, regional, EUREKA, European public funding, and industry).

More information about EPoSS: www.smart-systems-integration.org

ECSEL JU

ECSEL-JU

ECSEL Joint Undertaking: the Public-Private Partnership keeping Europe at the forefront of technology development.

Electronic components and systems (ECS) are a pervasive Key Enabling Technology, impacting all industrial branches and almost all aspects of life. A smartphone, a smart card, a smart energy grid, a smart city, even smart governance; everything “smart” is based on integrating semiconductor chips running embedded software. They provide the fabric on which the internet runs; they give life to portable phones and tablets; they drive driverless cars and trains, fly airliners, drones and satellites. In modern times, no national economy can win in the global competition without mastering this technology, with unparalleled systemic and strategic impact.

The ECSEL JU objectives:

  • Contribute to the development of a strong and globally competitive electronics components and systems industry in the European Union;
  • Ensure the availability of electronic components and systems for key markets and for addressing societal challenges, keeping Europe at the forefront of technology development, bridging the gap between research and exploitation, strengthening innovation capabilities and creating economic and employment growth in the Union;
  • Align strategies with Member States to attract private investment;
  • Maintain and grow semiconductor and smart system manufacturing capability in Europe;
  • Secure and strengthen a commanding position in design and systems engineering;
  • Provide access for all stakeholders to a world-class infrastructure for design and manufacturing;
  • Build a dynamic ecosystem involving Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), strengthening existing clusters and creating new clusters.

Members of ECSEL JU:

  • the European Union (through the Commission);
  • Member States and Associated Countries to the Framework Programme Horizon 2020 on a voluntary basis;
  • Three associations (EPoSS, AENEAS and ARTEMIS Industry Association) representing the actors from the areas of micro- and nano-electronics, smart integrated systems and embedded/cyber-physical systems.

More information about ECSEL JU: http://ecsel.eu

European Commission

European Commission

The European Commission is the executive division of the European Union, which takes decisions on the Union's political and strategic direction, while promoting its general interest. The European Commission is structured into Directorates-General (DGs) which are responsible for developing policies for specific areas. DGs develop, implement and manage EU policy, law, and funding programmes, in addition to dealing with particular administrative issues.

One of the main pillars of the European Commission is the Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT). It is the division responsible for conceiving and implementing the policies required to create a Digital Single Market in Europe, for more growth and jobs, where citizens, businesses, and public administrations can seamlessly and fairly access and provide digital goods, content and services. The Digital Single Market strategy, identified as one of the Commissions 10 political priorities, aims to open up digital opportunities for people and business and enhance Europe's position as a world leader in the digital economy.

DG CONNECT is responsible for implementing the EU Horizon2020 Research and Innovation Programme in the field of ICT. Amongst the policies developed and actions taken are the current measures to Digitise European Industry, which will help companies' large and small, researchers and public authorities to make the most of digital technologies, such as micro/nano electronics and integrated microsystems, to name a few.

More information about the European Commission: https://ec.europa.eu