The ECS Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (ECS-SRIA) describes the major challenges and priorities, and the necessary R&D&I efforts to tackle them, in the area of the electronics components and systems, and systems of systems, spanning the entire ECS value chain, from foundational and cross-sectional technologies to application fields.
- This 2022 SRIA edition will be the basis for you to prepare your proposals for KDT Call 2 and Xecs Call 2;
- Structure-wise, it includes tools for easier navigation within the document, with the introduction of a global outline diagramme, and of an analytical index;
- SRIA 2022 updates cover the entire SRIA and include feedback from the ECS community and the EU Commission on specific topics, in particular with the inputs provided by the six thematic workshops;
- Its scope has been extended to include quantum technologies, integrated photonics, flexible electronics and open-source hardware;
- This edition displays improved synergies between chapters, stressing the interdisciplinarity of our research and innovation agenda;
- Chapter 2.1 underwent a complete restructuring and editing to better delineate edge computing and artificial intelligence and their convergence towards the embedded intelligence on the edge;
- The scope and coverage of the “advanced control” topic was enlarged, and moved to the chapter “System of Systems”;
- The ECS long-term vision was fully restructured and edited, covering the whole SRIA.
This is the fifth edition and the minor update of the ECS Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (ECS-SRIA), which was jointly developed by members of three industry associations: AENEAS, EPoSS and Inside. This ECS is as wide-ranging as that of the three communities on micro- and nanoelectronics, Smart Systems Integration and embedded systems of systems.
Based on analysis of the major applications fields where Europe must maintain and/or develop its leadership, and of its current and foreseeable technology capabilities, this ECS-SRIA aims to identify the main focus areas for research and innovation in Europe in Electronic Components and Systems and Key Digital Technologies for the next 10–15 years.
To achieve these objectives, it must reflect the dynamics of our industry, characterised by continual technological advances and new applications being invented at an ever-increasing pace.
Therefore, this cannot be a static document, and it will continue to evolve – with reviews every year and a major update every three years. This continuous process will enable all ECS stakeholders to be constantly aware of new emerging technologies, potential game-changers and the evolving long-term vision of the industry.