Strategic challenges

The Electronic Components & Systems (ECS) Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) 2022 was published on January 2022.

ECS SRIA purpose

Since 2017, the three Industry Associations AENEAS, EPoSS and Inside have joined forces to federate actors along the entire value chain to produce the SRIA. The ECS Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (ECS-SRIA) describes the major challenges and priorities, and the necessary RD&I efforts to tackle them, in the area of the electronics components and systems, and systems of systems, spanning the entire ECS value chain, from foundational and cross-sectional technologies to application fields.

This 2022 SRIA edition will be the basis to prepare project proposals for the  2022 KDT Calls 2 and the Xecs Call_2

ECS SRIA new structure

Structure-wise, the ECS SRIA 2022 includes tools for easier navigation within the document, with the introduction of a global outline diagramme, and of an analytical index.

ECS SRIA updates

The ECS SRIA 2022 updates cover the entire SRIA and include feedback from the ECS community and the EU Commission on specific topics, in particular with the inputs provided by the 6 thematic workshops on SW in ECS based digitisation, on AI, IoT, Advanced Control and Edge Computing, on multifunctional integration including Integrated Photonics and flexible electronics, on Micro-nanoelectronics challenges, on Green ECS and decarbonisation, and on RISC V.

Its scope has been extended to include quantum technologies, integrated photonics, flexible electronics and open-source hardware.

This edition displays improved synergies between chapters, stressing the interdisciplinarity of our research and innovation agenda. Chapter 2.1 underwent a complete restructuring and editing to better delineate edge computing and artificial intelligence and their convergence towards the embedded intelligence on the edge. The scope and coverage of the “advanced control” topic was enlarged and moved to the chapter “System of Systems”. The ECS long-term vision was fully restructured and edited, covering the whole SRIA.

ECS SRA 2022 structure