The Electronic Components & Systems (ECS) Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) 2019 has been endorsed by the three Industry Associations Presidents & Chair, Jean-Marc Chery from AENEAS, Jean-Luc di Paola-Galloni from Artemis IA and Stefan Finkbeiner from EPoSS.
The ECS-SRA 2019 is the combined research agenda from the three Industry Associations AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA and EPoSS that represent large companies, SMEs, universities and research institutes from across the entire ECS value chain. This common framework for Research, Development and Innovation (R&D&I) identifies technology challenges and research priorities along 10 key application areas and essential capabilities, to foster Europe’s transformation into a digital society, and to deliver societal and economic value. To reflect the dynamics of our industry, the document, released for the first time in 2018, is reviewed every year with a major update every 3 years..
This is the first minor update the ECS SRA has undergone. It represents a range of changes to the chapters in the 2018 edition, particularly in respect of the timelines that have been adjusted to cover the period 2019-2028. Furthermore, the importance of the ongoing and future breakthroughs of Artificial Intelligence, the technology developments they require and their impact across all application domains are evident throughout the document. In addition, an entirely new chapter has been added: Chapter 11, Long Term Vision which surveys emerging technologies with a significant potential impact on the European ECS landscape 10 years from now and beyond.
The ECS SRA incorporates the work of over 250 experts, with each chapter detailing how innovation can bring solutions to European challenges. It is a tool to coordinate R&D&I and funding for technologies that support multiple application areas as well as specific area needs. The SRA also stresses the importance of a harmonised regulatory environment in which Europe’s digital transformation can flourish while protecting its citizens, its security and vital natural resources.