EPoSS is actively participating and contributing to various initiatives for supporting research, development and innovation in Europe.
Information on the respective initiatives and nature of contribution are provided in detail below.
EPoSS is part of the ECSEL JU frames, together with two other industry associations, AENEAS and ARTEMIS-IA. Besides, EPoSS collaborates with national branches of ECSEL, like ECSEL Austria and ECSEL Italy.
The “Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership” (ECSEL) is a Joint Undertaking established in June 2014. It is a public-private partnership between the European Commission, a number of member states of the European Union, associated countries to the framework European Union’s research and innovation programme Horizon 2020. ECSEL JU will engage, from 2014 to 2020, up to 1.17 billion euro funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, combining it with a commensurate amount of national and regional funding and participants’ own contributions to leverage about 5 billion euro Research and Innovation investments in nano-electronics, embedded and cyber-physical systems, and system integration technologies. The R&D actors are represented by the associations AENEAS, ARTEMISIA and EPoSS.
For further information visit the ECSEL JU website.
Agreement for payment of the project Variable Fee for ECSEL participation.
ECSEL project partners that are not members of the EPoSS Association are invited by the Association to become a member, which given the membership benefits is the ideal choice. By joining EPoSS the member agrees to pay the Membership Fee and the Variable Fee in case of participating in ECSEL.
However, for the project partners that do not wish to become an EPoSS member an alternative has been created to only contribute the Variable Fee: the 'Declaration of Acceptance' (DoA). By voluntarily signing a DoA an ECSEL project partner pays the same Variable Fee as the EPoSS members.
Without the Variable Fee EPoSS would not be able to finance its part in the ECSEL Joint Undertaking. Consequently the ECSEL Joint Undertaking - together with the funded projects - would not continue. It is therefore kindly expected of all companies, institutes and universities participating in a Smart Systems project to pay their Variable Fee.
To ensure that the contribution is shared fairly by all partners we encourage you to ensure that all non-member partners in your project sign the DoA.
- by becoming an EPoSS member you will not need to sign a DoA
- by signing a DoA you are not (yet) member of EPoSS
- to become a member you need to sign a membership application form.
For further information please download the ECSEL Declariation of Acceptance (DoA) for non-EPoSS Members.
EGVI, the European Green Vehicles Initiative, is a contractual public-private partnership dedicated to delivering green vehicles and mobility system solutions which match the major societal, environmental and economic challenges ahead. With a focus on the energy efficiency of vehicles and alternative powertrains, the EGVI PPP aims at accelerating research, development and demonstration of technologies allowing the efficient use of clean energies in road transport.
For further information visit the EGVI website.
EURIPIDES² - EUREKA Cluster - is an association on European Smart Electronic Systems gathering 26 members: LEs, SMEs and Research Institutes based in 11 European countries. 84 projects worth 461 million Euros in R&D have been labelled under EURIPIDES and EURIPIDES² (2007-2016).
EPoSS and EURIPIDES have decided to strengthen their cooperation and join forces to further boost the European strategy on Innovative Smart Systems Integration from research to production.
As a first step, the two organisations have agreed to invite the two Chairmen to their respective Board meetings on a permanent basis.
Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament. They agreed that research is an investment in our future and so put it at the heart of the EU’s blueprint for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs.
By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.
Horizon 2020 is open to everyone, with a simple structure that reduces red tape and time so participants can focus on what is really important. This approach makes sure new projects get off the ground quickly – and achieve results faster.
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation will be complemented by further measures to complete and further develop the European Research Area. These measures will aim at breaking down barriers to create a genuine single market for knowledge, research and innovation.
For further information visit the programme website.