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EIC Transition Challenge: Green digital devices for the future

EIC Transition funds innovation activities that go beyond the experimental proof of principle in laboratory. It supports both the maturation and validation of a novel technology from the lab to the relevant application environments (by making use of prototyping, formulation, models, user testing or other validation tests) as well as explorations and development of a sustainable business case and business model towards commercialisation.

In the medium term, the expected outcome is the commercial emergence of new class of green digital devices that radically improve or solve one or several of the issues mentioned (i.e. energy efficiency, using non-critical, non-toxic raw materials, ensuring circular approaches and/or a high degree of recyclability) while maintaining or even improving on performance and miniaturisation.

Projects are expected to contribute to at least one of the following impacts:

  • novel information processing and storage devices and/or architectures based on new paradigms that exhibit a significant decrease in energy consumption while improving on speed/performance and miniaturisation.
  • disruptive hardware components (e.g. memory technologies, logic devices, etc.) with significant progress towards the wafer-scale integration of computational building blocks and provide industry compatible solutions for memory, imaging, communication or computation technologies.
  • novel designs of large-scale complete systems that include next generation information processing and storage devices with emphasis on compatibility, integration of different materials and technologies including complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor (CMOS).