Press Release: Chips JU launches three new calls for proposals with a total budget of 216 M€

6 February 2024
Chips Joint Undertaking (Chips JU) is launching three new calls for proposals, with a total budget of 216 M€. These calls refer to the activities of the Chips JU that are not directly linked to the Chips for Europe initiative (ex Key Digital Technologies JU), with resources pooled from the Horizon Europe programme.

The first call for Innovation Actions (IA) and the second call for Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) will be run in two phases, with the deadline for project outlines set on 14 May, and full project proposals due by 17 September. The third call includes one topic for RIA and will be implemented as a one-phase call without national contribution but in cooperation with South Korea. The deadline for the full project proposal is 14 May. The collaborative effort with South Korea comes as a strategic action to set a framework which will strengthen the relationship and collaboration between research and innovation players in both jurisdictions.

Jari Kinaret, Executive Director of Chips JU remarked,
“We are delighted to announce the launch of these calls under Chips Joint Undertaking. They are a step forward for the electronic components and systems industry in Europe and we are enthusiastic about the expected impact of the projects that will be selected in these calls later this year. This is the second set of calls by the Chips JU, following close on the heels of the four pilot line calls we announced on December 1 last year.”

The selected projects are expected to yield high-impact results, including novel technologies, applications, large-scale demonstrators, and platforms for innovative product developments.

How to apply 
Visit the Chips JU website for more information and apply on the Funding and Tenders Portal
About Chips Joint Undertaking:
Chips Joint Undertaking supports research, development, innovation, and future manufacturing capacities in the European semiconductor ecosystem. Launched by the European Union Council Regulation No 2021/1085 and amended in September 2023 as part of the Chips for Europe Initiative, it confronts semiconductor shortages and strengthens Europe's digital autonomy, engaging a significant EU, national/regional and private industry funding of nearly €11 billion. The Chips JU is funded by the European Union, Chips JU Participating States and the Private Members.