UPDATE November 2014

ECSEL JU Calls 2014 status

When the FPP phase closed in September, we had received 48 FPPs: 34 RIA, 14 IA (Pilot Lines) requesting in total 1.7 B€ of eligible costs. The evaluation of these proposals is still ongoing. The part of the funding coming from the budget of the European Union has been supplemented by an additional 20 M € versus the initial commitment. Work is ongoing to assure that the selection of projects for funding will take place by mid-December.


ECSEL JU holds first workshop on Smart Regional Funding

On November 6th, some 80 participants – mostly from regional funding management offices - came to the JUs premises to attend the first workshop on Smart Regional Funding for KETs R&D, organised by ECSEL and ERRIN, the R&D network for European regions. ECSEL, like its predecessor programmes ARTEMIS and ENIAC, is the only funding instrument with real-world experience in setting up and running RD&I projects that combine funding from different streams. This experience can show the way to helping regions valorise more effectively on the EU funds available to them. The speakers were chosen from the community of all actors involved, giving complete coverage of the many aspects relevant for the audience.


European Nanoelectronics Forum

The event was held in Cannes, France. The visibility of project exhibition was significantly increased: congratulations to the team of the Catrene and Aeneas office. The exhibition is an important item for projects – in this case, the ENIAC projects, alongside Catrene projects and some under FP7 on related topics – to show off their results to a broader public, and a guided tour was organised for press and members of the public authorities. The best poster award was won by the ENIAC project Things2Do.


The Project “EnLight” Receives the ENIAC Innovation Award 2014

The ENIAC JU recognizes every year projects that have shown significant contribution to Innovation, based upon the results of the technical reviews, the assessment by the Project officers and, last but not least, the vote of the Public Authorities. This year, the winner was the project “EnLight” coordinated by Philips Lighting that demonstrated in three representative applications equal or improved user comfort while saving between 45% and 70% of the energy beyond and above what could be done by simple LED retrofitting while complying with the reference norms, thereby enabling the path to industrial deployment.


Frank van Tuijl of Philips Lighting receiving the ENIAC JU Innovation Award

from Yves Gigase, ECSEL Head of Programmes


More information about the project EnLight by clicking HERE.


6th European Innovation Summit

ECSEL JU recently took active part in this important event at the European Parliament in Brussels. In addition to having an exhibition stand, Executive Director Andreas Wild took part in keynote discussions as diverse as Big Data and the role of Joint Undertakings like ECSEL in the execution of the Smart Specialisation strategy for European regions.


Andreas Wild, Roland Adrowitzer and Lambert van Nistelrooij
in the Smart Regions and Cities session at the 6th EIS




9 & 10 Dec. 2014 - Vienna
ARTEMIS-IA Pre-Brokerage event call 2015
21 & 22 Jan. 2015 - Amsterdam
ARTEMIS-IA Brokerage event call 2015



ECSEL at Electronica Munich

ECSEL JU organized a session at the “electronica Forum” in Munich on 12th November. Heinrich Daembkes, Ina Sebastian, Gunter Lugert and Andreas Wild presented the ECSEL programme to a large audience.




All is not doom and gloom. An article in EE times called “Infineon's Secret Weapon: Dresden Fab, 48V Car Battery” summarises some largely European successes in the important Automotive Electronics industry.


“Talk to any automotive chip companies these days. Be it Infineon Technologies, Freescale, STMicroelectronics or NXP Semiconductors. They all share one common goal: Go and grab major design-wins from leading Japanese carmakers, such as Toyota Motors.”


HUMOUR – a topical cartoon by Randy Glasbergen
























Alun Foster

Head of Plans and Dissemination





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