ECSEL call planning 2014


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 already be 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:

15 May

Preliminary draft WP2014 published

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

10 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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