After the successful launch of the 2020 Joint Call, with 32 project outlines submitted and 19 invited to submit a Full Project Proposal, PENTA and EURIPIDES² were delighted to receive 16 project submissions, with a total project cost of €145m and 1120 Person Years. The projects ranged in size from €1m to €25m and involved a total of just under 170 partners, of which 46% are SME’s. 15 countries remain engaged with the Call.
The project evaluation and funding process will be completed in September, with the intent of projects starting as early as possible in 2021.
The PENTA mission is to catalyse research, development and innovation in areas of micro and nanoelectronics enabled systems and applications. Micro and nanoelectronics underpin the rapidly developing Digital Economy and are a cornerstone of key European & Global economic and societal developments. PENTA supports projects along the Electronic Components & Systems (ECS) value chain. PENTA programme is managed by AENEAS, an Industrial Association bringing together Large Enterprise, SME’s, Technology organisations and Academia. Find out more about PENTA here.
EURIPIDES² promotes the generation of innovative, industry-driven, pre-competitive R&D projects in the area of Smart Electronic Systems Integration. EURIPIDES² covers the whole electronic systems integration value chain, from materials, equipment and technologies, components and modules, up to embedded, enmeshed and implanted systems. Find out more about EURIPIDES² here.
Both PENTA and EURIPIDES² are working with National Public Authorities to identify focus areas with common industrial and National interest.