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Euripides2 will cover the electronic systems integration value chain, from materials, equipment and technologies, through components, modules, up to embedded, mechatronics, enmeshed and implanted systems.

Rationale for Public Authorities to support EURIPIDES2 This document has been prepared in light of the discussion with Public Authorities (EURIPIDAC) held on January 30th at the EUREKA Secretariat in Brussels. The objective is to gather arguments for EURIPIDAC2 members, in order to motivate the support from Member States who are already financing H2020 and JTIs. This document is meant to answer the following questions: - Why do we need Eureka clusters? Why these tools have to be co-funded by National grants since there are similar European tools such as H2020? - Why do we need EURIPIDES2 in the EUREKA galaxy? - What is the specific added value delivered by this Smart Electronic Systems cluster? - What does EURIPIDES2 cover? EURIPIDES2 and EUREKA clusters versus other R&T funding tools (H2020/JTIs) - FAST R.O.I.: EUREKA is industry-driven, the activities are close to market, allowing quick use of project results in commercial products and solutions. EUREKA projects are focusing on higher TRLs than other European tools. This allows quick return on investment for the allocated RTD money. - Manageable * Manageable Technical Risk: in a bottom-up approach: the scope of the R&T project is defined by the Consortium itself, to solve an identified technical entry barrier to business. Projects are close to innovation and business creation. * Manageable Consortium: partners from only two different countries are forming the consortium, without any limit in term of number of participants. This allows in each country a strong national consortium, providing up to the complete value chain. Partners are therefore creating a national eco-system, strengthening national capabilities. * Manageable IP for SME: EUREKA and EURIPIDES2 allow a limited number of countries and partners. Confidentiality and intellectual properties rights are manageable. This is a key element especially vis-a-vis SME's. - Agile * Agile selection process is fair (two steps approach, guidelines and recommendations from technical experts), quick (less than one year to run the full process from first idea to label) and criteria are clear. These feedbacks allow major improvements and maturationduring the application process. * Agile co-labelling: Crosscutting activities and projects between EUREKA Clusters will be handled though the co-labelling procedure - Generate Win/Win situations : * Member States are able to influence the selection of strategic projects: this is the main asset of the bipartite model against the tripartite one (involving the European Commission). Neither the bipartite nor the tripartite models have solved the complexity of national funding rules. - Strengthen SME's: * Representatives of SME's in the EURIPIDES2 organisation guarantee SME's participation and involvement in the EURIPIDES2 community and projects partners. SME's are part of the whole value chain and benefits from the ecosystem of large companies and academia. * Thanks to EURIPIDES2 EUREKA cluster, large companies, as industrial "coach", have a tool to stimulate emergence or adoption of disruptive technologies in SMEs. JTI versus EUREKA Clusters: Different tools serve different objectives: - FP7/H2020-JTI: Mutualise resources for acquisition of knowledge. - EUREKA Clusters: Share risk to create new business. EURIPIDES2 added value - EURIPIDES2 is the only framework for electronic hardware and the only tool to support system integration and its technical related activities (packaging, assembly, miniaturisation, heat dissipation, etc.) - EURIPIDES2 projects gathers in average 6 to 10 partners from 2 to 3 countries, focusing on bridging a technological gap. These medium size projects are quite "manageable" and do not lead to huge administrative project management issues. In particular, the relative focused consortium facilitates the confidentiality and intellectual properties rights issues. - EURIPIDES2 consortia include all the actors of the value chain: from academia (scientific and technical knowledge), to SME's (technology providers) and to large companies (integration and end users). This ecosystem can only be "small" and manageable to be successful on the market. Compared to other SME's programs where consortia are gathering a majority of SME's, EURIPIDES2 projects involve large companies, which are often SME's clients. - SME's are benefiting from the EURIPIDES2 network and in particular large companies. EURIPIDES2 will build on the success of its experience gained in a specific support action supported by DG Connect - The focus is on high-tech/best cost products in particular in the new emerging markets, alike emmeshed and implanted systems - EURIPIDES2 projects will significantly participate to the employment evolution in its domain (700,000 new jobs) - The new strategy include manufacturing in Europe and the definition of innovative electronic hardware platforms - EURIPIDES2 provides services: * During the application process: challenging the project helps in the maturation * During the project: in its future form, EURIPIDES2 will follow each project and provide support for the consolidation of the exploitation plan. * Identify disruptive technologies or start-ups which is an incentive to stimulate an innovative ecosystem Positioning EURIPIDES2 AENEAS-ARTEMIS-EPoSS is implementing large European research and technology projects in nanoelectronics (semiconductor and related equipments), software embedded computing systems and Smart Systems Integration. PENTA/CATRENE is the EUREKA Cluster devoted to applications and technology research in nanoelectronics for the semi conductor industry. ITEA3, the new Cluster on software-intensive systems and services has been granted the EUREKA label for the period 2014 till 2021. Electronics is an "enabling" technology and a "propulsive" sector directly contributing to at least 10% of the World GDP. The electronics industry today employs about 2.5 million people (See note 1) in Europe. This very large industry will grow nearly twice as fast, during the coming years, as the total world GDP. Europe has a strong position in professional "embedded" electronic systems. This position rests on European excellence in a number of industrial leaders, such as high performing technology for aerospace, defence, transport and high technology with best cost due to high volume in automotive, industrial engineering, machinery and energy. This is a two-way synergetic relationship; European excellence in embedded systems also consolidates the position of the downstream incorporating industries. Today European industry has the opportunity to acquire strong initial positions by targeting the new markets for heterogeneous electronic product integration, smart sensors and power electronics, enmeshed (See note 2) and implanted systems. This is where the value added by the positioning of European industry and its know-how are the greatest. Europe must from the start become a major player in these revolutionary new markets. This virtuous innovation cycle and value chain must be maintained and developed. The EURIPIDES2 cluster aims to support cooperative industrial research in Europe in the crucial domain of smart electronic systems integration. EURIPIDES2 will focus on research and development close to actual applications and marketable products that could be manufactured in Europe with competitive prices. This involves exploiting the complementarities of all the different players in the electronics scene, such as academia, SMEs, large companies, integrating companies and end-users, as partners in cooperative projects. The heterogeneous character of the EURIPIDES2 ecosystem, and of the EURIPIDES2 projects partners, echoes the concept of heterogeneous electronic integration and smart electronic system integration. Maintaining and developing the strength of European industry in the field of advanced technology and production, and as a consequence, to boost employment and growth in Europe is also the ultimate objective of EURIPIDES2. The EURIPIDES2 ecosystem covers activities that range all the way up the electronic systems integration value chain, from materials, equipment and technologies, through components, modules, up to embedded, mechatronics, enmeshed and implanted systems. In 2012, these activities involve about 1.7 million employees in Europe, out of the 2.5 million employed in all the European electronics industry. By the end of the current decade, in 2020, the players in the EURIPIDES2 domain could provide about 700,000 new jobs. Naturally all these new jobs are not only the result of the action of EURIPIDES2 and its members. But in an industry where technology and innovation play a key role, supporting research and development, international cooperation and harmonisation, and the position of SMEs is a crucial factor of growth. In this way EURIPIDES2 cooperative R&D projects have a direct impact on employment and economic growth in Europe. EURIPIDES2 Vision: European Leadership in Smart Electronic Systems Integration design development and manufacturing. This is a global strategy to set up a virtuous cycle of R&D-innovation-manufacturing in Europe, focused on the fields where European industry is powerful. A strong leading-edge European capability will have the greatest downstream impact on incorporating industries or in every new domain where market positions are still to be established. EURIPIDES2 Mission: Innovation hub for smart sensors, smart power modules and more generally heterogeneous electronic product integration for all leading industry sectors in Europe. EURIPIDES2 Strategy: - Focus on heterogeneous electronic products integration, advanced smart sensors and power electronics - Increased participation of SMEs building on EURIPIDES2 "savoir faire" and network - Involve European industrial leaders in supporting the definition of the innovative electronic hardware platforms - Capitalize on its partnership with DG Connect (Note 3) (European Commission) to further cooperate with the EU Horizon 2020, the R&D&I framework and Key Enabling Technology areas (printed electronics, robotics, photonics, etc.) - Promote multi-sectorial projects through the EUREKA cluster co labeling - Priority stress on following-up European innovation for manufacturing in Europe Today the major challenge is to improve the competitiveness of European industry, and as a consequence to maintain and create new manufacturing and employment opportunities in Europe. The prospects of employment evolution in the EURIPIDES2 domain in Europe over the coming decade, where 700,000 new jobs can be created in Europe, show the major importance of the action of EURIPIDES2, which can help make part of these new job prospects become real, through the power of the European Smart Electronic Systems technology, design and manufacturing. 1See Annexe 1 of the VMS: Methodology 2 The words enmeshed and implanted systems are defined, hereunder. The three categories we distinguish in electronic systems are : * stand-alone electronic systems, such as TVs, mobile phones, PCs, etc. ; * embedded systems, such as automotive or aerospace electronics for instance, which are systems conventionally incorporated into larger pieces of equipment or platforms belonging to the electrical or mechanical engineering sectors ; * enmeshed or implanted systems, which are a new and emergent domain, where electronic smart systems and devices are beginning to be used as inclusions in products, materials, or even living bodies, such as in textiles, clothing, building materials, animals, and the human body for health and bio applications. 3 In particular, through the experience gained in COWIN, a support action (FP7) to strengthen the European competitiveness in miniaturized smart systems. This initiative is dedicated to commercial exploitation of advanced technologies coming from collaborative European research work. In particular, COWIN facilitates interaction between public and private investment in Europe.
Acronym: 
EURIPIDES2
Project ID: 
8 728
Start date: 
01-07-2013
Project Duration: 
84months
Project costs: 
800 000 000.00€
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