PENTA is EUREKA Cluster with a mission 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, working with National Public Authorities to identify focus areas with common industrial and National interest.

The PENTA programme is guided by the ECS Strategic Research Agenda, a comprehensive document providing guidance on the challenges and opportunities for innovation along the electronics value chain.

PENTA was set up to meet the needs of Industry, covering all facets of development – and projects are welcomed from research (TRL 2) to pilot production or service launch (TRL8).

Through annual calls, PENTA seeks to help the formation of innovation “ecosystems” bringing together the best technologies in large enterprises, SME’s, RTO’s and Academia to form dynamic new teams that will extend the State of the Art with the potential of rapid subsequent commercial exploitation. It serves countries and organisations across the broad EUREKA network of countries. Extensive support for this process is provided through events, tools and the PENTA team.

  • Transport and Smart Mobility

  • Health and Wellbeing

  • Energy

  • Digital Industry

  • Digital Life

  • Connectivity and Interoperability

  • Safety, Security and Reliability

  • Computing and storage

  • Systems and Components: Architecture, Design and Integration

  • Process Technology, Equipment, Materials & Manufacturing for ECS


EURIPIDES² & PENTA have launched a new 2020 Joint Call on 20 November 2019 which closed on 28 February 2020

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EURIPIDES² & PENTA have joined forces with CELTIC-NEXT, EUROGIA and ITEA3 to launch the EUREKA Clusters AI Call

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PENTA Contacts

44 rue Cambronne
75015 Paris – France

Public authority contact

Funding countries can be found here.