ECS SRIA annual edition

Each year, an Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (ECS-SRIA) is developped by the experts of the ECS community, coordinated by the three industry associations: AENEAS, EPoSS and Inside. It is an open, living and funding-programme agnostic document, reporting the industry objectives, the societal benefits and the strategic advantages for Europe, for the next 10-15 years.

The 2023 ECS SRIA edition

This is the sixth edition of the Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (ECS-SRIA).

The Electronic Components & Systems (ECS) Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) 2023 final edition was published on 13 December 2022 by the three Industry Associations AENEAS, EPoSS, and Inside. It has been developed by more than 300 experts throughout Europe.

The ECS-SRIA 2023 is the reference document for KDT Work Programme 2023 and for the EUREKA Clusters (e.g. Xecs), and it can inspire other EU programmes.


The ECS-SRIA 2023 describes the major challenges, and the necessary R&D&I efforts to tackle them, in micro-and nanoelectronics for smart systems integration all the way up to embedded and cyber physical systems, and System of Systems. This SRIA is intended to be funding programme agnostic and can be used as a basis for the various cooperative programmes across Europe.

ECS SRIA 2023 Updates

ThisECS-SRIA 2023 revision of the ECS-SRIA 2022 was conducted with the goal to further improve the delineation of the concepts introduced in 2021/22, the alignment and the synergies between Chapters. Especially, in the Foundational Chapters, Chapter 1.1 (Process technology, equipment, materials & manufacturing) has extended the technology details in Major Challenges 1 and 3, and extended the focus on sustainable manufacturing in major challenge 4.

Chapter 1.2 (Components, modules & systems integration) has been re-structured to rationalise/simplify the major challenges and the topic of integrated silicon photonics has been introduced. In Chapter 1.3 (Embedded software and beyond) the topics of parallelization, Open Source, integrability, and ES support for heterogeneous accelerators have been strengthen.

In Chapter 1.4 (System of Systems) Major Challenge 4 has been extended to SoS integration along the lifecycle including all the phases of the lifecycle. Regarding Cross Sectional Chapters, in Chapter 2.1 (Edge computing & embedded AI) we introduced new technological challenges: new models and architectures to support neural network in the embedded space, automatic adaptation solutions of complex neural networks to embedded systems and certifiable AI.

Chapter 2.2 (Connectivity) has been aligned with SNS JU about 6G and a major challenge about 6G & networking virtualisation for SoS has been introduced.

In Chapter 2.3 (Architecture and design: methods and tools), the topics of virtual verification & validation and of verification and validation of AI-based systems have been introduced. Regarding the Application Chapters, in Chapter 3.1 (Mobility) the focus on climate change and carbon neutrality has been strengthened and the concepts of open-source HW for Mobility, CarOS and software defined vehicle have been introduced.

Chapter 3.3 (Digital Industry) has been subject to a global refresh, including new links to open source HW, AI and energy.

In Chapter 3.4 (Health and wellbeing) the market figures have been updated and an alignment with IHI JU has been introduced.

Chapter 3.5 (Agrifood and natural resources) strengthened the focus on climate change, block chain and data fusion, and introduced the topic of agriculture as a service.

Chapter 4 (Long Term Vision), has been reviewed to reflect the updates introduced in each Chapter of the ECS-SRIA 2023. Since last release, a single-diagram outline of the ECS-SRIA has been included, to clarify the roles of the Chapters, the technology domains they cover and the synergies between them, simplifying the comprehension of the ECS-SRIA and its “navigation”.

Finally, the report about “Open Source Hardware and RISC-V”1, which defines a strategy and roadmap for RISC-V and Open Source hardware in different application domains strategic for Europe, has been included in the ECS-SRIA 2023 as a separate appendix: these topics will be further integrated in future versions of the ECS-SRIA.

The summary of all the updates included in this final 2023 version is available here.

To read the full ECS-SRIA 2023, click here.

ECS SRA 2022 structure