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Proposal for a Council Regulation: Setting up the "ENIAC Joint Undertaking" (presented by the Commission) {SEC(2007) 851} {SEC(2007) 852} COM(2007) 356 final

Project ID: 027179
Funded under: FP6-IST

Abstract

Nanoelectronics is a strategic technology for Europe that will have a major impact on industrial competitiveness and growth. Nanoelectronics underpins the future development of major high-tech manufacturing sectors which are key to the EU's industrial strength and which account for R&D investment of around EUR 20bn per year. They are significant drivers of innovation and growth and are crucial to the EU's future competitiveness and societal development. The mean value of electronic components in innovative products is growing, adding extra functionality and intelligence to products. The EU faces risks of a steady loss of competitiveness in nanoelectronics as a result of a fragmentation of its research efforts, increasing technological complexity, and competitive pressures from other world regions. At risk are not just short term opportunities for new products and services but loss of the ability to innovate in those sectors with the greatest potential for value creation and growth in the long-term. Investment in research is also necessary to meet the technological challenges and to nurture and retain the best researchers.

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Record Number: 8691 / Last updated on: 2007-09-03
Category: COM DOCUMENT