Joint Statement on KDT

19 Nov 2019

EFECS, Helsinki, 19 Nov 2019- Joint Statement on preparations for a partnership on Key Digital Technologies (KDT).

Based on the success of ECSEL the positive results of its interim evaluation, the preliminary findings of the impact assessment and recent geopolitical and technological developments, the three Industry Associations AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA and EPoSS, represented by Jean-Luc di Paola Galloni as Chair of the ECSEL Private Members Board, at EFECS 2019 are calling for a number of improvements to be achieved for an even stronger partnership on KDT.

AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA and EPoSS believe that the activities of ECSEL should be continued after 2020 with an extended scope, intensified R&I efforts and further improvements in its way of working.

Together with the European Commission and Member States, the three associations are currently preparing a proposal for an institutionalised European Partnership for KDT under Horizon Europe (2021-2027).

The overarching objective of the KDT partnership is to reinforce Europe’s innovation potential by contributingrobust electronic components and systems, software technologies, sub-assemblies, and systems of systems (SoS) to complete value chains/networks and providing secure and trusted technologies tailored to the needs of user industries.

Furthermore, it aims to better align R&I policies and achieve more synergies among its participating states to reach the critical mass needed for achieving Europe’s sovereignty in KDT. Particularly through the involvement and financial support of the EU, Member States, regions and Associated Countries the partnership will be an ideal basis for coherent actions of public and private stakeholders all across Europe, with a broad impact.

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