The Electronics Strategy spans policy instruments at regional, national and EU level including financial support for research, development and innovation (RDI), access to capital investment (CAPEX), as well as the improvement and better use of relevant legislation.

Manufacturing process of micro- and nanoelectronics components

The Electronics Strategy builds on Europe's strengths and on regional clusters of excellence. It covers the whole value chain from material and equipment manufacturing to design and volume production of micro- and nanoelectronics components and systems.

The importance of the area and the challenges faced by the stakeholders in the European Union require urgent actions to avoid weak links in Europe's innovation and value chains. The focus is on:

  • Attracting and channelling investments in support of a European roadmap for industrial leadership in micro- and nanoelectronics.
  • Setting up an EU-level mechanism to combine and focus support to micro- and nanoelectronics RDI by Member States, the EU and the private sector.
  • Taking measures to strengthen Europe's competitiveness towards a global level playing field regarding state aid, to support business development and SMEs, and to address the skills gap.