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Event

ICT Components and Systems Made in Europe?

Brussels, 13 April 2011

 

Without any doubt information and communication technologies (ICT) are a key element of Europe's economic performance and essential to economic growth. To strengthen the competitiveness of industry, successive R&D Framework Programmes have been set up in Europe since 1980. What seems crucial for Europe's growth and jobs in the future is that its manufacturing industry remains competitive vis-à-vis the challenges of globalisation. 

To investigate those challenges, the Commission has launched a study entitled "Exploring the potential of ICT Components and Systems Manufacturing in Europe" with the aim to contribute to a thorough analysis of the current ICT manufacturing landscape in Europe and to formulate recommendations for decision makers regarding the future orientation and structure of R&D in ICT components and systems.

As well as assessing aspects such as:

• Today's European electronics manufacturing landscape,

• The impact of the Semiconductor Equipment Assessment Initiative,

• The deployment potential and feasibility of Organic and Large-area Electronics (OLAE),

• Potential environmental and health impacts of large-scale OLAE manufacturing and use in Europe,

• Current R&D investment trends, 

the study was also meant to provide recommendations for research and policy actions. 

The organisations responsible for conducting this research presented their findings to representatives of the European institutions and industry on the "ICT Components and Systems Made in Europe?" event, which took place in Brussels on 13 April, 2011.

 

Programme and presentations:

 

Introductory remarks

Thierry Van der Pyl,  Director "Components and Systems", DG Information Society and Media, European Commission (Chair)

Presentation of key results of the study "Exploring the Potential of ICT Components and Systems Manufacturing in Europe" and recommendations

S enior experts of the organisations involved in the study 

a. Electronics Manufacturing – Europe’s Position in the World Market  (CEA-Leti)

b. How Useful Is a European Manufacturing Equipment Assessment Initiative? (VDI/VDE-IT)

c. What Is the Deployment Potential of Organic and Large-area Electronics (OLAE) Manufacturing in Europe ? (CEA-Leti)

d. Sustainable Manufacturing and Use of OLAE (VDI/VDE-IT)

e. Incentives to Encourage Electronics Manufacturing in Europe (VDI/VDE-IT)

Questions and answers – discussion

Closing statements

Edit Herczog, Member of the European Parliament 

 

Documents

 
 "Exploring the potential of ICT Components and Systems Manufacturing in Europe"- Executive Summary
 "Exploring the potential of ICT Components and Systems Manufacturing in Europe" - Final report
 "Exploring the potential of ICT Components and Systems Manufacturing in Europe" -  Annex