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. AENEAS is open to all players in the ECS value chain, such as Large Enterprises, Small and Medium Enterprises, research institutes and universities. AENEAS is currently gathering more than 450 members.

As a private member of the KDT JU, AENEAS advocates for European and National support for Research, Development, and Innovation. Together with its partners, AENEAS shapes the digital future of Europe and co-defines the Electronic Components and Systems Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (ECS-SRIA). AENEAS also strongly stimulates and supports collaborative innovation to meet societal and economic challenges in a sustainable way.

AENEAS is also operating the EUREKA funded programmes Xecs, PENTA and Euripides². 

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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).

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Inside Industry Association


Inside is the Industry Association that strives for a leading position of Europe in Intelligent Digital Systems. The Association is a membership organisation for the European R&I actors with more than 200 members and associates from all over Europe.

The multidisciplinary nature of the membership provides an excellent network for the exchange of technology ideas, build together strategic R&I agenda’s, cross-domain fertilisation, as well as for large innovation initiatives. Inside is all about Creating Intelligent Systems together. The association serves as a European Technology Platform providing networking opportunities, a channel to inspire politicians and support to apply for funding in the Electronic Components and Systems value chain for R&I participants.

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