• Status: Closed

  • Key features: Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership 

  • Programme: Horizon 2020

  • Award: TBC

  • Opens: 25 Mar 2015, 12:04

  • Registration closes: No deadline

  • Closes: 12 May 2015, 12:00

  • Support phone number: 0300 321 4357

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ECSEL 2015 call


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


ECSEL JU opens two concurrent Calls in 2015:

  • H2020-ECSEL-2015-1-RIA-two-stage - Research and Innovation Actions (RIA)
  • H2020-ECSEL-2015-2-IA-two-stage - Innovation Actions (IA)

ECSEL 2015 Call Website

Key dates

  • Deadline for Expression of Interest submission: 12 May 2015
  • ECSEL Full Project Proposal submission deadline: 08 September 2015


Up to €1.25m (TBC) has been allocated by InnovateUK for the sole use of UK industrial applicants to the ECSEL 2015 call for proposals. The UK budget, which will be combined with the ECSEL grant budget (expected to be on a near 1:1 ratio) to support UK industry partners at the grant rate percentages below:

  • Large companies: 50% of eligible costs for Industrial Research
  • SMEs: 60% of eligible costs for Industrial Research
  • Large Companies: 25% of eligible costs for Experimental Development
  • SMEs: 35% of eligible costs for Experimental Development

The above categories, "Industrial Research" and "Experimental Development" broadly correspond to the ECSEL categories defined as "Research and Innovation Actions (RIA)" and "Innovation Actions (IA)" respectively. 



The EPSRC ICT Theme will contribute up to £1 million in total to the ECSEL 2015 call to support the participation of UK academic institutions.  Potential UK academic partners in ECSEL 2015 proposals who are seeking co-funding from EPSRC should ensure that their proposed research fits the relevant ICT Theme priorities and research area strategies, notably links between hardware and software and EPSRC's aspirations that there should be a clear pathway to impact.  

Further information is available at http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/research/ourportfolio/themes/ict/introduction/ and http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/research/ourportfolio/themes/ict/.  

Applicants must contact either Vivienne Blackstone (vivienne.blackstone@epsrc.ac.uk) or Susan Peacock (susan.peacock@epsrc.ac.uk) in the ICT Theme prior to submission to discuss their proposal and it's fit to the Theme's priorities.  Decisions on whether EPSRC will offer joint funding will made on a case by case basis based on the fit to the ICT Theme's priorities of the research to be conducted by the UK academic institution in the final proposal and the funding decision of the ECSEL panel.

Further information on the ECSEL 2015 call.

UK Contacts 

UK Partner Eligibility

Graham M Mobbs

Tel. +44(0)7824 599585

Email: Graham.mobbs@innovateuk.gov.uk

Project Scope

Myrddin Jones

Tel. +44 [0]7826861153

Email: Myrddin.Jones@innovateuk.gov.uk