Flagship area “Scale-up”

Submitted by Veronika Muller on 20 January 2021

Summary of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus Webinar on 2 November 2020

In order to benefit from the Recovery and Resilience Facility, the main instrument for the European economic recovery, Member States should submit their draft recovery and resilience plans outlining national investment and reform agendas that are in line with the EU policy criteria. The Commission strongly encourages Member States to include in their plans investment and reforms in seven flagship areas: Power up, Renovate, Recharge and Refuel, Connect, Modernise, Scale-up, and Reskill & Upskill.

The flagship area “Scale-up” is defined in the Annual Growth Strategy 2021:

“The EU digital transition depends on increasing European industrial data cloud capacities and on ability to develop the most powerful, cutting edge, and sustainable processors. ​

By 2025, the flagship will aim to double the production of semi-conductors in Europe, to produce 10 times more energy efficient processors. This allows for instance the rapid take up of connected cars and to double the share of EU companies using advanced cloud services and big data (from 16% today)​.​”

Emir Demircan from SEMI Europe​ spoke about the COVID-19 impact on semiconductors and how crucial they are to keep the world economy engine running. This sector is very important for Europe’s recovery, especially in fields like Edge AI and medical electronics. Both are opportune fields for European leadership in the global market.

The role of clusters in this flagship can be participating in research, up and re-skilling, uptake acceleration, raising awareness of applications, pooling consortia for common projects, make companies understand the opportunities of the technologies and prototyping solutions, testing and experimentation.

A recording of the session is available here.

This is the presentation shown during the meeting:

Find information and recordings of previous meetings on the Role of Clusters in Accelerating the European Recovery (since September 2020) here. For European Alliance Against Coronavirus webinar summaries of March - July 2020, please follow this link.

Finally, please find information on the upcoming agenda here.

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