PENTA is guided by the Electronic Components & Systems (ECS) Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA).

The new Electronic Components & Systems (ECS) Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) 2021 draft version was published on 17 November 2020. The ECS-SRIA is a living document, updated yearly.
Initiated by the three European industry associations AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA and EPoSS, the SRIA is a document created by over 250 European technology experts. It contains a technology roadmap for a digital Europe, as envisaged by industry, covering the key application areas, the R&D&I challenges and potential solutions along the entire value chain.

For the 2021 PENTA and EURIPIDES² Call, projects can be submitted in all areas of the SRIA. However, as some countries have specific priorities in terms of funding criteria, project managers and partners are strongly urged to review their Project Ideas with the Public Authorities concerned at an early stage to ensure that there is close alignment between the project goal and national priorities.

ECS key applications



Digital industry

Health and Wellbeing

Agrifood and Natural Resources

Digital society

Foundational technology layers

Cross-sectional technologies

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