Serving the electronics value chain for maintaining sovereignty in microelectronics, components, and systems for a greener, more digital, and resilient future Europe
The ‘Silicon Eurocluster’ project aims to achieve greater European self-sufficiency, with increased competitiveness and resilience in the electronics value chain, with specific attention to SMEs.
In providing support to SMEs, ‘Silicon Eurocluster’ will be centred around 5 main domains:
- Network for resilience: Mapping of European value chains in the electronics sector, analysis of market trends, elaboration of business continuity/resilience plans.
- Training: Training of cluster staff on green transition applied to electronics sectors; distribution of “Green vouchers” to selected SMEs.
- Internationalisation: Organisation of joint booths/pavilions in international fairs, exploring new international partnerships.
- Innovate: Organisation of open innovation sessions between large entities for micro/electronics sector and SMEs.
- Adopt: Cascade funding targeting SME from the electronics sector via “Innovation vouchers” for validating the deployment (demonstration/prototype) of electronics solutions in less digitalised sectors.
The ‘Silicon Eurocluster’ project will mobilise more than one million euros via open calls (opening in 2023) that will give access to cascade funding to SMEs – a process led by Mobile Heights. The financing is intended to help Europe maintain sovereignty in microelectronics, components, and systems, and make Europe less dependent on other markets.
PROJECT PARTNERS & FUNDERS
The consortium running ‘Silicon Eurocluster’ includes cluster organisations from Sweden, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, Austria, Bulgaria, and Spain, and represents more than 2,000 entities in the European digital sector. The project is funded by the European Union.
GO TO OPEN CALL
Silicon Eurocluster – Open Call
To learn more about ‘Silicon Eurocluster’ or how to get involved, please contact Alma Sandberg, alma.sandberg(at)mobileheights.org