• Published on 16 Nov 2020
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Industry Associations release the final draft of the ECS-SRIA for 2021 

Each year the three industry associations, AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA and EPoSS, spanning the entire value chain, set out their vision and are in the process of updating the ECS-SRIA 2021. All feedback on the draft ECS-SRIA 2021 will be collected from the electronics components and systems community during EFECS 2020. Not able to be there? Send your feedback per email before the 14th of December.

The final version of ECS-SRIA 2021 will be published at the ECS brokerage event on January 12, 2021.

ECS-SRIA 2021: A major update!

Since 2017, AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA and EPoSS have combined their SRAs into one common ECS-SRA. This year nearly 60 experts in a core team and 15 competence teams have contributed to a major update: the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) 2021. Based on analysis of the major applications fields where Europe must maintain and/or develop its leadership, and of its current and foreseeable technology capabilities, this ECS-SRIA aims to identify the main focus areas for research and innovation in Europe in Electronic Components and Systems and Key Digital Technologies for the next 10–15 years. To achieve these objectives, it must reflect the dynamics of our industry, characterised by continual technological advances and new applications being invented at an ever-increasing pace. Therefore, this cannot be a static document, and it will continue to evolve – with reviews every year and a major update every three years. This continuous process will enable all ECS stakeholders to be constantly aware of new emerging technologies, poten¬tial game-changers and the evolving long-term vision of the industry.

Its purpose

The European Commission recently coined the term “Key Digital Technologies” (KDT) to express why ECS is the basis on which many other digital technologies and many application areas are founded. The ECS-SRIA 2021 will provide direction not only to new KDT joint undertaklngs, but also to longer-term R&D&I activities on ECS in Horizon Europe, as well as to EUREKA clusters such as PENTA and EURIPIDES, and their successors.

Finally, the Long-Term Vision chapter illustrates our vision of the ECS beyond the time horizon covered by the other chapters. It seeks to identify those research subjects that must be addressed in the interim at low TRL levels as foundation and preparation for developments in European industry a decade from now.

In this ECS-SRIA, all Major challenges identified by the different chapter teams were analysed and finally merged into Main common objectives for the ECS community. In addition, for the first time three common Roadmaps with short-term (until 2025), mid-term (until 2030) and long-term (2031 and beyond) key milestones were derived by the individual competence teams.