• Published on 03 Mar 2021
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Financial contribution EC for KDT set on 1.8 billion euro

Recently the European Commission published their proposal to set up ten new European Partnerships and the investment of 10 billion euro for the green and digital transition. The goal is to speed up the transition towards a green, climate neutral and digital Europe, and to make European industry more resilient and competitive.

Within the ten Partnerships, some of which are building on existing joint undertakings, is also Key Digital Technologies (KDT), the continuation of ECSEL JU. This partnership aims at reinforcing Europe’s innovation potential, boosting its competitiveness and ensuring technological sovereignty in the field of electronics. The Commission proposed a financial contribution of 1.8 billion euro between 2021-2027 for the KDT partnership.

In practice

The new KDT Partnership aims to:

  • Provide innovative electronic components and systems, software and smart integration to digital value chains, providing secure and trusted technologies tailored to the needs of user industries and citizens. This will help reinforce Europe’s potential to innovate.
  • Develop and apply these technologies to address major global challenges in mobility, health, energy, security, manufacturing and digital communications. This will contribute to strengthen Europe’s scientific and technological bases.
  • Better align R&I and industrial policies for a joint approach in mastering these drivers of innovation.

Why this partnership?

With its Strategy on Shaping Europe’s Digital Future, the Commission set out its vision for how to make the digital transformation work for people, businesses and the planet, in line with EU values, and how to retain technological and digital sovereignty and be the global digital leader.

Find out more about the partnership proposal and the candidates.