Industrial Ecosystems: Electronics

Submitted by Veronika Muller on 23 September 2020

Summary of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus Daily Webinar on 17 September 2020

The electronics ecosystem has not been among the most hit by the coronavirus crisis. However, clusters are working hard to bring about the green and digital transition and to create resilience and to skill the employees of this ecosystem.

Oscar Fernández de Retana Alvarez from GAIA/ARTECHE GROUP​ presented current technology projects that the cluster is managing with support from the regional government. They see digitisation as an accelerator for the Green Deal as well as a means to increase competitiveness. Oscar stated clear needs for the future development of the ecosystem, which include the launch of a strategy of European Operators, the creation of a “Made in European Community”, support for infrastructures and for the design and manufacture of advanced components.

Martin Landgraf from Silicon Saxony/Fraunhofer IPMS underlined that the objectives of a green, digital and resilient electronics ecosystem have already been on the table before COVID-19. Valid instruments that have been put in place need to be pushed forward: the “Important Project of Common European Interest – Microelectronics (IPCEI)” and the” Testing and experimentation facilities (TEF)” within the Digital European Program. On a global scale, Europe is not so well situated in the semiconductor manufacturing. Therefore, Europe has to work together to meet the competitors from the US and China.

A recording of the session is available here.  

These are the presentations shown during the meeting:

Electronics_ECCP_2020.pdf Reactivación del Sector Electronico_en Rev OF v3.pdf 2020 ECA Webinar_Martin Landgraf.pdf

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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