PENTA is a EUREKA Cluster with a mission to catalyse research, development and innovation in areas of micro and nanoelectronics enabled systems and applications. Micro and nanoelectronics underpin the rapidly developing Digital Economy and are a cornerstone of key European & Global economic and societal developments.
PENTA supports projects along the Electronic Components & Systems (ECS) value chain, working with National Public Authorities to identify focus areas with common industrial and National interest.
The PENTA programme is guided by the ECS Strategic Research Agenda, a comprehensive document providing guidance on the challenges and opportunities for innovation along the electronics value chain.
PENTA was set up to meet the needs of Industry, covering all facets of development – and projects are welcomed from research (TRL 2) to pilot production or service launch (TRL8). The programme is designed to be flexible, agile and supportive – with the intent of matching industrial innovation with national funding support. It occupies a unique position in the funding landscape, bridging national support programmes and large strategic programmes, such as ECSEL.
Through annual calls, PENTA seeks to help the formation of innovation “ecosystems” bringing together the best technologies in large enterprises, SME’s, RTO’s and Academia to form dynamic new teams that will extend the State of the Art with the potential of rapid subsequent commercial exploitation. It serves countries and organisations across the broad EUREKA network of countries. Extensive support for this process is provided through events, tools and the PENTA team.
We look forward to welcoming you to the PENTA community!