According to a recent announcement, the EU will invest some €1.18 billion in the Electronic Components & Systems for European Leadership (ECSEL) Joint Technology Initiative (JTI). ECSEL will help industry launch new pilot projects and build on the €1.79 billion already invested in existing pilot lines and demonstrators. These projects bring together European manufacturers, technology companies, chip designers, software developers, researchers and universities at the early stages of product and service development, bringing research closer to market.
EU funding will be provided through the research and innovation programme Horizon 2020. 26 EU Member States and Associated States have lined up to put a similar amount of €1.17 billion into ECSEL. Industrial partners will contribute more than €2.34 billion.
The first call for proposals will be worth €270 million of public support. In addition to pilot projects, it will cover technology developments in electronic chips, in cyber-physical and in smart systems and their integration into application areas for resource efficient transport, improved citizen privacy, sustainable energy generation and e.g. affordable health. Special focus is on trust, security and user friendliness of technology.
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