ECSEL (Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership)
Aims and topics
The electronic-based industry in Europe is in the focus of political debate for years now due to massive competition from Asia and US. There high public investment take place and attracts relocations of production capacity from Europe.
Public-Private-Partnership for research funding
In order to reach this goal the European Comission (EC) and the Member States (MS) had set up the two Joint Undertakings (JU) ARTEMIS and ENIAC in the year 2008 which were integrated in ECSEL in 2014 to rise the level of funding.
Applied project are funded by the EC and MS for strengthning the European competitiveness. Based in the area of ICT 1.5 billion Euro were spent until 2013 for transnational research and development in ARTEMIS (Embedded Systems) and ENIAC (nanoelectronics).
Since 2014 Austria is member of the ECSEL (Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership) JU. Within Horizon 2020 the whole duration is 2014-2020 with call from 2014-2020.
The Austrian Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology commits ca. 10 Mio Euro on a yearly base. The trannational porjects are co-funded by the EC. The calls are competitive. A procet consortium has minimum to consists of three partners from 3 MS, which all apply their specific national elegibility criteria.
In Austria the program management is done by the Austria Research Promotion Agency (FFG).