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.

PENTA is operated by AENEAS.

Focus areas

The PENTA programme is guided by the ECS Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), a comprehensive document providing guidance on the challenges and opportunities for innovation along the electronics value chain. See the final version of the ECS-SRIA 2021

Up to the exploitation

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).

Building ecosystems

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.

Driving Digital Innovation

PENTA has launched in 2019, 2020 and 2021 joint Calls with Euripides² to join forces and generate an engagement with a broader range of funding countries. In 2021, PENTA has launched its last joint Call with EURIPIDES².

To know more about the PENTA projects outcomes and impact, discover the Driving Innovation Report.

Successor of PENTA

Building on the highly successful EURIPIDES and PENTA programmes, Xecs, an industry-driven initiative designed to accelerate electronics RD&I by partnering with National Funding Bodies, opened its 2023 Call during the  Xecs Call 2 Launch Event on 29 September 2022. More useful information about Xecs and opened Call here

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