2021 Euripides²/PENTA joint call for proposals

From: National Research Council Canada

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In view of the difficulties Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are facing during this uncertain time, the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program's (NRC IRAP) International team is committed to continuing to provide international business advisory services and funding support to innovative Canadian SMEs through its regular processes.

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The EUREKA clusters Euripides2 and PENTA have launched a joint call for proposals for research, development, and innovation (R&D&I) projects related to electronic components and systems value chain.

PENTA is a EUREKA cluster with a mission to catalyze research, development, and innovation in areas of micro and nanoelectronics-enabled systems and applications.

Euripides2, also a EUREKA cluster, focusses on smart electronic systems and smart systems integration from components to systems.

These clusters are transnational and industry‑driven research, development, and innovation programs that enable a global and knowledgeable community of large industries, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), start‑ups, academia, and customer organizations to collaborate on funded projects that turn innovative ideas into new businesses, jobs, economic growth, and benefits for society.

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*NRC IRAP funding is only available for eligible Canadian SMEs. All other organizations need to secure alternative funding.

Sector of focus: Digital industries along the electronic components and systems (ECS) value chain

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More information: Please refer to 2021 Euripides2/PENTA joint call for proposals or contact Kasturi Narayan.

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