EURIPIDES² catalyses the generation of innovative, industry-driven, pre-competitive R&D projects in the area of Smart Electronic Systems. Electronics is an enabling technology and a propulsive sector directly contributing to at least 10% of the world GDP.
These activities involve about 1.7 million employees in Europe, out of the 2.5 million employed in all the European electronics industry. By 2020, players in EURIPIDES² could provide 700 00 new jobs.
EURIPIDES² is the innovation hub for smart sensors, smart power modules, electronic hardware platforms and more generally electronic product integration and embedded systems for automotive, aeronautics and space, security, medical electronics, smart everywhere (cities, home, wearable) and industrial electronics.
EURIPIDES² supports projects involving all actors along the value chain with a specific focus on innovative SMEs hence optimizing the impact on employment and growth.
As a EUREKA Cluster, the EURIPIDES² network is open to participants worldwide. It is committed to enlarge its community not only in Europe but also in associated EUREKA countries and in all emerging countries.