UPDATE October 2014

Welcome to this, the first of a monthly newsbrief of the ECSEL JU. With it, we hope to provide snippets of information or other articles we feel are interesting or useful for the growing community of ECSEL participants. We hope you enjoy it!

Several important events led up to the start of ECSEL, which we summarise in this first issue.

ECSEL JU Gets off to a Flying Start

With an impressive presence at the ECís JTI Call Launch event, held in Brussels on July 9th in the presence of European Commission President Barroso.

EC President Barroso visits the ECSEL JU stand at the July 9th†2014 Call Launch event, Brussels

- Jean-Marc Chery, Chief Operating Officer of STMicroelectronics

- Josť Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

-†Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission

- Andreas Wild, Executive Director ECSEL JU

ECSEL JU and EDA Clarify Positions on Coordination

Whereas research and innovation activities in ECSEL JU, as in the whole Horizon 2020, will have an exclusive focus on civil applications, it is recognized that there are areas of dual-use technology, in which case the Council Decision 2013/743 requires to actively pursue coordination with the activities of the European Defence Agency (EDA). To this effect, in September 2014, Andreas Wild (ECSEL JU Executive Director) and Mrs. Claude-France Arnould (Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency) exchanged letters clarifying coordination possibilities in electronic component and systems, an area eminently relevant for the security of supply as well as for data privacy and security for nations and citizens.

New ECSEL Website Launch Today !

Please visit our newly redesigned ECSEL JU website at ecsel.eu.


6/11/2014 - Brussels

Smart Regional Financing for Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)


17/11/2014 - Brussels

6th European Innovation Summit -

A Mandate for Innovation in Europe


26/11/2014 - Cannes

European Nanoelectronics Forum 2014


9/12/2015 - Vienna
ARTEMIS-IA Pre-Brokerage event call 2015

ECSEL JUís First Formal Governing- and Public Authorities Board Meeting Held on July 3rd 2014

July 3rd 2014 saw the first of the formal governance meetings of ECSEL JU, where, amongst other important decisions needed to legally establish the JU were taken, the Chairman of the Governing Board (GB) and of the Public Authorities Board (PAB) were elected. Congratulations to Heinrich Daembkes (Chairman, GB) and Ben Ruck (Chairman, PAB)!

Andreas Wild, with Khalil Rouhana (EC), Heinrich Daembkes (elected chairman of the ECSEL JU Governing Board) and Ben Ruck (elected chairman of the Public Authorities Board)

The PAB has since met once more in October, in a very well attended meeting in Brussels, to kick-start the selection process of the proposals from the 2014 Calls, which will be continued at their next planned meeting on 4th November 2014. The following day, the Governing Board will also meet, aiming to launch the establishment of the Calls for 2015.


Alun Foster

Head of Plans and Dissemination


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