Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI)

01/01/2019 On December 18, 2018, the European Commission has approved IPCEI to support research and innovation in the Microelectronics industry. The four countries that participate directly in the project, which moves € 1.75 billion in total are: Germany, France, Italy and the UK, represented by 29 partners. These resources will be used over the next 5 years to advance innovation in the field of chips, sensors, batteries and materials used in microelectronics.

The research organizations involved are only two and only one is Italian: FBK-CMM that, in the project, will be dealing with the development of an enabling technology. In particular, it will engage in the generation of optical sensors with multiple possible applications, including industrial and medical diagnostics, security, and environmental monitoring. FBK has managed to enter this group thanks to its dual capacity to do research and to enhance it for the market through its relationships with firms.