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ECSEL - Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership JU

Through the implementation of the Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) ECSEL, the two former JTIs ARTEMIS (Embedded Computer Systems) and ENIAC (Nanoelectronics) had been merged. From early 2014 until 2020 the JTI will be active; a shut-down phase is foreseen until 2024.


The JTI is implemented by the Electronic Components & Systems for European Leadership (ECSEL JU). The european industry is engaged in decision making processes through the Governing Board via the associations ARTEMISIA, AENEAS and EPoSS.  The public sector is involved through representatives of the respective 23 Member States and the European Commission in the Public Authority Board.


On 10 July 2013, the European Commission issued the proposal for the continued implementation of the Ecsel JU for the period 2014-2024. This proposal has been discussed in the European Parliament and adopted by the Council on May 6, 2014.

Based on a Strategic Resarch Agenda the JU will implement a ten-year programme for research funding, that will be open for all EU member states and associated states. According to the Commission proposal the total funding will amount to EUR 4.15 billion, of which EUR 1.18 billion from Horizon 2020 and the rest as the contribution of the JU’s member companies and other institutions participating in the activities of the JU.

Call for proposals

Calls for proposals are related to the “Industrial Leadership" part of Horizon 2020. The submission usually follows a two-stage-procedure.  

Open calls are published on the JU website as well as on the Funding & Tender Portal. Project proposals are electronically submitted on the F&T Portal.  

On February 5, ECSEL JU has launched their calls for proprosals 2020.