Nano 2022: €35 million earmarked for nanotechnology R&D
Categorie(s) : Innovation & Society, News, Research
Published : 5 February 2019
In late 2018 the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional government announced that it would provide €35 million in financing for the Nano 2022 initiative. The vast majority of the funds will be invested in the Grenoble area, with stakeholders like Leti, STMicroelectronics, Soitec, Sofradir, and ULIS among the beneficiaries. The R&D conducted under Nano 2022 will focus on four technologies: low-power processors, power semiconductors, smart sensors, and compound semiconductors for microelectronics.
Nano 2022 was set up after the European Commission gave the green light to an Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to drive advances in microelectronics. This cross-border project involving Germany, Italy, the UK, and France, will receive an estimated €1.75 billion by 2024; Nano 2022 is the French national component of the project. By all accounts 2019 is off to a great start!