Press releases

The Public Authorities Board of the KDT Joint Undertaking has recently awarded 13 new research projects.

KDT JU to become Chips Joint Undertaking

KDT JU opens its second Calls for Proposals on the 3rd of May 2022
ECSEL / KDT JU Executive Director on the launch of KDT

The first KDT JU calls in 2021 will be launched on 16 December 2021. The newly formed Joint Undertaking today held its first official meetings, where all decisions necessary to launch the 2021 Calls for proposals were adopted. See the full press release for details.

Ralf Bornefeld elected as the new Chair of KDT Joint Undertaking

KDT JU Launches Calls for Proposals 2021

The action, comprising three concurrent Calls for Proposals addressing 5 topics (two general, two addressing topics of special strategic importance, and a support action), accesses a funding budget in excess of € 360 million from the EU (via the Horizon Europe programme) and from the national funding authorities of the Participating States.

Today, ECSEL JU opens 3 concurrent Calls for proposals – (ECSEL-IA, ECSEL-RIA and an ECSEL-JU Coordination and Support Action CSA). The technical topics for the Calls follow the Multi-Annual Strategic Plan for 2020, following the recently updated ECS-SRA published by the AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA and EPoSS Industry Associations. The EU funding budget for these calls – 163 M€ - is matched by a roughly equal amount by the ECSEL Participating States, as well as own contributions by the participants in the selected projects.

ECSEL JU announces the successful finalisation of the financing decision of its Calls for 2018. Now totaling roughly 800M€, it is ECSEL JU's largest Call for Proposals to date.

Europe invests 50 million € in Secure and Safe Automated Systems
ECSEL JU concludes 2018 with 11 brand new projects and 2 innovative LI support actions
Dr Sabine Herlitschka elected as the new Chair of ECSEL Joint Undertaking

Swiss participation in ECSEL Joint Undertaking comes into force.

ECSEL JU launches its first Symposium in Malta
ECSEL JU holds a successful Call Forum event in Brussels.

Press information - 23 November 2017: working breakfast at the European Parliament

685 m€ for R&I projects in ECS approved by EU and Participating States

ECSEL JU concludes on the selection of new projects from their Calls for Proposals of 2016
ECSEL Calls for 2016 open

A new Executive Director for ECSEL Joint Undertaking

ECSEL grows engagement in Electronic Components and Systems Research and Innovation to 1.3b€