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.





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.



Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market. Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.

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.