ECSEL is a partnership between the private and the public sectors for electronic components and systems.

The ECSEL Joint Undertaking is established within the meaning of Article 187 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union for the implementation of the Joint Technology Initiative on 'Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership' for a period up to 31 December 2024.

The ECSEL Joint Undertaking shall have legal personality. It is established by Council Regulation.


ECSEL will:

  • maintain semiconductor and smart systems manufacturing capability in Europe and help it grow
  • secure a leading position in design and systems engineering
  • provide access for all stakeholders to a world-class infrastructure for the design and manufacture of electronic components and embedded and smart systems
  • foster the development of ecosystems involving innovative SMEs, strengthen (and create) clusters in promising new areas

Benefits for Europe

At a larger scale, ECSEL will:

  • Secure supply of key technologies supporting innovation in all major sectors of the economy In this way Europe assures its independence in the field of electronic components and systems
  • Align strategies with Member States to attract private investment and avoid duplication of efforts. So, Europe will not pay twice for the same work or resources, done in different member states
  • Push industry to set a long-term strategic research and innovation agenda
  • Support EU policies, as embodied in the Europe 2020 strategy for growth
  • Overcome the obstacles to effective research and innovation in this area


The partners in the ECSEL Joint Undertaking will be: