After the success of the 2019 and 2020 joint initiatives, the two EUREKA-funded Clusters dedicated to collaborative industrial innovation – EURIPIDES² and PENTA – will once again join forces to launch a 2021 Call, which will close on 26 February 2021.

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PENTA targets transnational innovation supporting National priorities in micro and nanoelectronics enabled systems and applications. EURIPIDES² focuses on smart electronic systems and smart systems integration from components to systems.

Call strategic challenges

The three European industry associations – AENEAS, Inside and EPoSS – representing large companies, SMEs, universities and research institutes from across the entire Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) value chain have joined together to produce a new 2021 Electronic Components and Systems (ECS) Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) final version.

Four key digital technologies describing the foundational technology layers and four cross-sectional technologies focusing on transversal areas of ECS scientific research and engineering are covered. The innovations generated by these interdisciplinary cross-sectional technologies further fertilize the foundational layers, creating a necessary virtuous cycle that amplifies the effects of innovation and injects them into the key ECS application domains.

This ECS-SRIA drives the PENTA & EURIPIDES² programmes in the following focus areas:

ECS key applications



Digital industry

Health and Wellbeing

Agrifood and Natural Resources

Digital society

technology layers


Process Technologies, Equipment, Materials and Manufacturing

Artificial Intelligence, Edge Computing
and Advanced Control

Components, Modules and Systems Integration


Embedded Software and Beyond

Architecture and Design:
Methods and Tools

Systems of Systems

Quality, Reliability, Safety and Cybersecurity