AENEAS is a non-profit industrial association established under French law, continuing the activities of the former ENIAC Platform and representing the Nanoelectronics R&D partners in the ENIAC Joint Undertaking.


It allows its members to participate in the Joint Technology Initiatives and provides the European Technology Platform with a legal backbone.


AENEAS is open to all European key players in Nanoelectronics, such as large industry, Small and Medium Enterprises, research institutes, academia, and associations.


More on AENEAS from Marcel Annegarn, General Director.









On 10 July 2013 the European Commission submitted to the European Parliament and to the Council as part of the “Innovation Investment Package” its proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a public-private partnership on “Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership” – the ECSEL Joint Undertaking. The ECSEL JU shall replace the ENIAC and ARTEMIS JUs and integrate activities of the European Technology Platform on Smart System Integration EPoSS. The research and innovation actors in these disciplines shall be represented in the future ECSEL structure by the private associations AENEAS, ARTEMISIA and EPoSS.


The ECSEL Joint Undertaking has the objective to contribute to the implementation of the Horizon 2020 programme[1], and in particular to “Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies”[2]. To this effect, the private members of the future organizations shall draft a Multi Annual Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (MASRIA) and a Research and Innovation Activity Plan (RIAP) for the next year. The 2014 MASRIA has been elaborated and published[3] and can be already used as a reference for the areas that will be addressed by the ECSEL JU.


The calls to be issued by the ECSEL JU will be based on a Multi Annual Strategy Plan (MASP) composed of the MASRIA and the financial perspectives from the public authorities, and upon a Work Plan (WP) including the scope of the calls for proposals implementing the RIAP and the corresponding expenditure estimates as proposed by the public authorities. The preparation of the ECSEL MASP and WP2014 is now ongoing; they shall be made available subsequent to a positive decision of the Council that will deliberate on the ECSEL JU proposal on 6 May 2014. The 2014 call(s) shall be open for research and innovation actions, innovation actions, but also possibly for support and coordination and other actions, within the meaning of the rules of participation and dissemination in Horizon 2020.[4]


In order to encourage the research and innovation actors to engage as soon as possible in preparing substantive proposals the private association are now publishing the prospective sequence of events:


20/21 May

ECS Strategy Event organized by AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA and EPoSS

23 May

Invitation to submit an Expressions of Interest issued

5 June

Consortium Building Event, Brussels

24 June

Deadline for Expression of Interest

30 June

European Commission communicating ECS strategy

9 July

Official launch of the first ECSEL Call(s) for Proposal

17 September

ECSEL Full Project Proposal submission deadline


The ECSEL JU is expected to come into legal existence in the second half of June 2014, 20 days after the Council decision will have been published in the Official Journal. For more information please address an e-mail to



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Below are 4 downloadable pdf-documents that together form the


2014 ECSEL MultiAnnual Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (MASRIA)




The same documents are downloadable from the websites of ARTEMIS-IA ( and EPoSS (



 A European Industrial Strategic Roadmap for Micro- and Nano-Electronic Components and Systems


A report to Neelie Kroes by the Electronic Leaders Group


January 2014