Technologies for European non-dependence and competitiveness Actions from the JTF List of Actions 2018-2020 shall be implemented sequentially in 2018 and in 2019 as the following subtopics.Group A (2018): JTF-2018/20-3 – High Capacity FPGAs [U12]JTF-2018/20-8 – ASICS: 28nm Deep Sub-Micron (DSM) [U22b]JTF-2018/20-16 – Active discrete power components [U14]JTF-2018/20-18 – RF components [N27]JTF-2018/20-19 – Passive components [U13]JTF-2018/20-22 – High temperature packaging [N49] Group B (2019): JTF-2018/20-2 – ASICS for mixed signal processing [U11]JTF-2018/20-11 – Design and qualification of µcontroller for space applications [N52]JTF-2018/20-12 – Design and prototype of nvRAM for SPACE with serial interface ((quad)-SPI) [N53]JTF-2018/20-21 – High density (1000 pins and beyond) assembly capabilities and PCBs [U17]JTF-2018/20-28 – Photonics components [U15]JT The space sector is a strategic asset contributing to the independence, security and prosperity of Europe and its role in the world. Europe needs non-dependent access to critical space technologies, which is a sine qua non condition for achieving Europe’s strategic objectives. ""Non-dependence"" refers to the possibility for Europe to have free, unrestricted access to any required space technology. Reaching non-dependence in certain technologies will open new markets to our industries and will increase the overall competitiveness of the European Space sector.Research in technologies for European non-dependence and competitiveness has been undertaken within the frame of the Commission-ESA-EDA Joint Task Force (JTF) on Critical Technologies for European non-Dependence, launched in 2008.In 2016, the JTF established the List of Actions for 2018-2020 (hereinafter JTF List of Actions 2018-2020), aiming at enhancing the TRL of the technologies identified in the list. To reduce the dependence on critical technologies and capabilities from outside Europe for future space applications, as identified in the JTF List of Actions 2018-2020; To develop or regain in the mid-term the European capacity to operate independently in space, e.g. by developing in a timely manner reliable and affordable space technologies that in some cases may already exist outside Europe or in European terrestrial applications; To enhance the technical capabilities and overall competitiveness of European space industry vendors on the worldwide market; To open new competition opportunities for European manufacturers by reducing dependency on export restricted technologies that are of strategic importance to future European space efforts; To improve the overall European space technology landscape and complement and/or create synergy with activities of European and national either in the space or non-space fields.