Call for proposals 2017 for Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) under the work programme of the ECSEL Joint Undertaking H2020-ECSEL-2017-2-RIA-TWO-STAGE Closed!


An ECSEL Research and Innovation Action (RIA) primarily consists of activities aiming to establish new knowledge and/or to explore the feasibility of a new or improved technology, product, process, service, method, tool or solution. For this purpose they may include applied research, technology development and/or method/tool and integration, testing and validation on a small-scale prototype in a laboratory or simulated environment.

The domains represent the demand side of technologies, and the development of new technologies represents the supply side of technologies.

The technologies in the ECSEL Multiannual Strategic Plan (MASP) 2017 include semiconductor processing, equipment and materials; design technology; Cyber-Physical Systems, Integrated Smart System and Safety and Security.


The activities have their centre of gravity at TRL 3-4.

The call will be open for the following topics:

  • RIA - ECSEL-2017-2

A RIA proposal is characterised by:

  •  Execution by an industrial consortium that may consist of universities, institutes, SMEs and large companies;
  •  Developing innovative technologies and/or using them in innovative ways;
  •  Targeting demonstration of the innovative approach in a relevant product, service or capability, clearly addressing the applications relevant for societal challenges in relation with the ECSEL Strategic Thrusts as outlined in the ECSEL MASP;
  •  Demonstrating value and potential in a realistic lab environment reproducing the targeted application;
  •  having a deployment plan showing the valorisation for the ECSEL ecosystem and the contribution to the ECSEL goals and objectives.
  •  In order to maximize effective implementation of the ECSEL top-level objectives, the list of RIA proposals to be retained for public funding shall constitute a balanced portfolio of projects developing innovative technologies (as defined in the MASP in the essential technology section) and applying them in different domains as defined in the MASP (as defined in the application trust section).

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 67,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 11 May 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 21 September 2017 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Annual work Plan 2017 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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