• Published on 12 Dec 2019
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Memorandum of understanding between AENEAS, EPoSS and ARTEMIS-IA

Memorandum of understanding between AENEAS, EPoSS and ARTEMIS-IA in view of strengthening their cooperation and joinging forces


  1. AENEAS, an industrial Association on micro- and nanoelectronics enabled components and systems, based in Paris (F), established in 2006 (;
  2. ARTEMIS Industry Association (ARTEMIS-IA) on Embedded Intelligence, based in Eindhoven (NL), established in 2007 (;
  3. EPoSS e.V., an Industry Association on Smart Systems Integration, based in Berlin (D), established in 2013 (


Whereas Parties

  • Through their industry-driven representation of actors in Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) play a prominent and active role in supporting the Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) community in their RD&I activities and shaping programmes for collaborative RD&I;
  • Defined a common vision, mission and strategy for the ECS industry in their High-Level Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda of 2012;
  • Are the three private members of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking, a tri-partite Public-Private Partnership with the European Union (represented by the European Commission) and 30 ECSEL Participating States;
  • Issue a common Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) for the ECS domain, guiding RD&I projects throughout the ECS ecosystem;
  • Jointly organise, together with the European Commission and the ECSEL Joint Undertaking (JU), the yearly EFECS event (European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems), gathering all ECS stakeholders to exchange strategic views, inform them about and collect feedback on the draft multiannual strategic research and innovation agenda and draft research and innovation activities plan for ECSEL for a given year, and provide operational information on public programmes for collaborative RD&I in the ECS domain;
  • Share the ECS Collaborative Tool (ECT), a common project submission tool supporting the creation of project ideas independent of specific funding instruments;
  • Issue common position papers in their joint endeavour for continuing ECSEL beyond 2020 as part of Horizon Europe, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation succeeding Horizon 2020, supported by a common strategic adviser;
  • Jointly organise ECS brokerage events, supporting the creation of RD&I consortia and informing them about the different funding instruments available for their activities;
  • Have regular meetings (“3A meetings”) to arrange common activities and align positions;
  • they now wish to consolidate their cooperation by means of this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Purpose and scope

This MoU aims at reinforcing the already existing cooperation between the Parties and stimulating joint activities by entering into a more visible cooperation with the following key objectives:

  • Strengthening the European ECS ecosystem, in particular by facilitating collaboration between SMEs, large companies, universities and research institutes;
  • Increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the participation of the ECS community in ECSEL as the key funding instrument for collaborative RD&I in the ECS domain;
  • Helping to pave the way for the continuation of ECSEL beyond 2020 as the institutionalised European Partnership on key digital technologies in Horizon Europe.

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