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Associations that support the SEMI Brussels Forum

23 associations representing industrial companies,
the engineering sector, European regions and EU programs
support the SEMI Brussels Forum.

AENEAS (Association for European NanoElectronics ActivitieS) is a non-profit industrial association established under French law and based in Paris. It continues the activities of the former ENIAC Platform and represents the R&D players – such as large industries, SMEs, Universities and Research Institutes – of the European Nanoelectronics Industry in the ENIAC Joint Undertaking. AENEAS offers its members the opportunity to form project consortia and initiate R&D projects proposals for submission to the ENIAC JU calls through its annual Brokerage Event. It defines and coordinates actions to implement the Strategic Research Agenda of the ENIAC JU. Above all, it seeks to align the fragmented European R&D efforts at intergovernmental, national and regional levels along a common roadmap to strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of the European Nanoelectronics Industry. www.aeneas-office.eu


AEPI is the economic development agency for Grenoble-Isere/France. The Grenoble area, smart valley in southeastern France, is Europe's top center in micro-nanotechnologies and derived applications, and home of the program Nano2012, representing over 2.3 billion investment on the Crolles STMicroelectronics site. Working closely with Minatec-CEA-Leti as well as the industrial cluster Minalogic, AEPI provides complimentary information and services to companies exploring business opportunities. Grenoble Isere is located close to France's national research center on solar activities INES, and hosts as well industrial cluster Tenerrdis, centered on New Technologies for Energy. AEPI is also a member of the local board of the Semi Europe Grenoble office, located on the Minatec Campus, and is an active supporter of the European cooperation between Silicon Saxony and Grenoble microelectronics clusters.
www.grenoble-isere.com
 

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ARCSIS (Association for the Research on Components and Secured Integrated System) is an organization in charge of strengthening the microelectronics, semiconductors, photovoltaic and communicating objects industries of the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur region for a national and international influence. ARCSIS also manages a major collaborative research and development program – CIM PACA (PACA Integrated Microelectronics Center) which groups together the microelectronics community around three interconnected platforms: Design, Characterization and Micro-PackS. Our mission is to encourage partnerships in R&D and develop business. www.arcsis.org

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ARTEMIS (Advanced Research & Technology for EMbedded Intelligence and Systems): Embedded Systems technologies are key to European innovation, competitiveness and societal wellbeing. The ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking is, since 2008, the Public Private Partnership in embedded systems research and development between the European Commission, 23 ARTEMIS Member States and the ARTEMIS Industry Association. It adopts a commonly agreed research agenda for Europe developed by the ARTEMIS Industry Association. The research agenda is implemented through projects aiming to build self-sustaining innovation ecosystems for European leadership in Embedded Systems. After 4 years of existence, 43 ARTEMIS projects bring significant added value, addressing key societal challenges such as Healthcare and wellbeing, Green, safe and supportive transportation and Smart Buildings and Cities of the Future. www.artemis.eu

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ASD – The AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe, ASD, represents the aeronautics, space, defence and security industries in Europe in all matters of common interest with the objective of promoting and supporting the competitive development of the sector. ASD pursues joint industry actions which require to be dealt with on a European level or which concern issues of an agreed transnational nature, and generates common industry positions. (ASD has 28 member associations in 20 countries across Europe and represents over 2000 companies with a further 80 000 suppliers, many of which are SMEs. The industry sectors employ around 696.000 people, with a turnover of over euro 154 billion. The President and the Chairman of the Council of ASD for 2009-2010 is Mr Domingo Ureña Raso, CEO of Airbus Military).www.asd-europe.org

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Catrene (Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on Nanoelectronics), an industry-led co-operative R&D programme with support of European national governments under the EUREKA label, embracing all key actors in the value chain - including applications, technology, materials and equipment suppliers. www.catrene.org

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CECIMO – CECIMO is the European Association of the Machine Tool Industries. We bring together 15 national Associations of Machine Tool Builders, which represent approximately 1500 industrial enterprises in Europe*, over 80% of which are SMEs. CECIMO covers more than 97% of total Machine Tool production in Europe and about one third worldwide. It accounts for almost 150,000 employees and a turnover of nearly €21 Billion in 2011. Three quarters of CECIMO production is shipped abroad, whereas more than half of it is exported outside Europe*. For more information visit www.cecimo.eu
*Europe = EU + EFTA + Turkey

City of Grenoble (France): The Grenoble innovation ecosystem is the result of a strong cooperation between the actors of industry, research, education and public authorities. This cooperation enabled the launching of structuring projects with international impact: Minatec (Innovation campus on micro/nanotechnologies), Nano 2012 (coopération between ST Microelectronics, IBM, LETI)...All these projects supported by public authorities and large companies have contributed to attract many laboratories, SME's and large companies from the semiconductor industry which have chosen to establish themselves in Grenoble to benefit from an exceptional environment. www.grenoble.fr

DIGITALEUROPE represents the digital technology industry in Europe. Our 100+ members include some of the world's largest IT, telecoms and consumer electronics companies and national associations from every part of Europe. DIGITALEUROPE wants European businesses and citizens to benefit fully from digital technologies and for Europe to grow, attract and sustain the world's best digital technology companies.
www.digitaleurope.org

DSP Valley For the DSP Valley cluster, having a local European semiconductor and nano-electronics industry is very important as an essential part of the value chain. For DSP Valley members, semiconductors and nano-electronics are a key technology for enabling the development of innovative smart products, e.g. in healthcare applications or in the smart home. Moreover, this is emphasized by the choice of “Nanotechnologies for Health”, as a first case for a smart specialization strategy for Flanders. www.dspvalley.com

E-MRS - Founded in 1983, the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) now has more than 4,000 members from industry, government, academia and research laboratories, who meet regularly to debate recent technological developments of functional materials. The E-MRS differs from many single-discipline professional societies by encouraging scientists, engineers and research managers to exchange information on an interdisciplinary platform, and by recognizing professional and technical excellence by promoting awards for achievement from student to senior scientist level. As an adhering body of the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS), the E-MRS enjoys and benefits from very close relationships with other Materials Research organizations elsewhere in Europe and around the world.
Each year, E-MRS organizes, co-organizes, sponsors or co-sponsors numerous scientific events and meetings. The major society conference, the E-MRS Spring Meeting, is organized every year in May or June and offers on average 25 topical symposia. It is widely recognized as being of the highest international significance and is the greatest of its kind in Europe with about 3,000 attendees every year. Each symposium publishes its own proceedings that document the latest experimental and theoretical understanding of material growth and properties, the exploitation of new advanced processes, and the development of electronic devices that can benefit best from the outstanding physical properties of functional materials. www.emrs-strasbourg.com

ENIAC Joint Undertaking The ENIAC Joint Undertaking (JU) is a public-private partnership focusing on nanoelectronics that brings together ENIAC Member/Associated States, the European Commission, and AENEAS (an association representing European R&D actors in this field). It coordinates research activities through competitive calls for proposals to enhance the further integration and miniaturization of devices, and increase their functionalities while delivering new materials, equipment and processes, new architectures, innovative manufacturing processes, disruptive design methodologies, new packaging and ‘systemising’ methods. It will drive and be driven by innovative high-tech applications in communication and computing, transport, health care and wellness, energy and environmental management, security and safety, and entertainment. The ENIAC JU was set up in February 2008 and will allocate grants throughout 2013 and will execute the projects selected for funding till 31 December 2017. The total value of the R&D activities generated through this partnership upon its conclusion is estimated at 3 Beuro. www.eniac.eu

EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium. With 80 voting members and over 400 associate members, EPIC is Europe’s leading photonics industry association. EPIC promotes sustainable development for European organisations working in photonics. Working together, EPIC members have played a leading role in creating and operating the European Technology Platform, Photonics-21, as well as many influential European projects, such as LIFT for fibre laser development, and Nexpresso which supports commercial innovation by SMEs. www.epic-assoc.com

 Fraunhofer Group for Microelectronics VmE consists of thirteen institutes and three associated members, with a total workforce of around 2,700 and a budget of roughly €315 million. Its main purpose is to scout for new trends in microelectronics technologies and applications and to integrate them in the strategic planning of the group. Other activities concentrate largely on establishing joint focal research groups and projects. In this way, the group is able to provide innovative small and medium-sized enterprises, in particular, with future-oriented research and application-oriented developments that will help them gain a decisive competitive edge. www.mikroelektronik.fraunhofer.de

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Fondazione Distretto Green & High Tech Monza Brianza (Italy): The Distretto Green & High Tech Monza-Brianza is born in 2009, exploiting the commitment of 4 major entities, namely Provincia di Monza Brianza (formerly Provincia di Milano), Associazione dei Comuni per il Distretto HT Monza Brianza, Confindustria Monza e Brianza, Camera di Commercio di Monza e Brianza. The main goal of the Distretto is to aggregate a ‘cluster’ of companies having a significant technology content, in order to enable the industrial development and to preserve the large amount of advanced technical know how present in the area The Mission of the Distretto is to increase the competitiveness  of the industrial presence in Brianza, adding value and promoting the territory, by stimulating and helping to emerge the synergies between Political Institutions and Companies and between SMEs and Multinational Enterprises AS of today, the Distretto aggregated 92 SMIs, including Multinational Companies as well.
www.distrettohtmb.it

Free State of Saxony (Germany): The Free State of Saxony is a part of Germany with 4.15 million inhabitants and represents an area of unrivalled natural beauty, a rich cultural landscape and a unique heritage. Today Saxony is one of the most innovative regions in Europe comprising a high density of universities and research institutes, as well as a wide range of highly competitive companies. A highly skilled workforce, an excellent living for the whole family and customized incentives contribute to Saxony’s attractiveness for both global players and small and medium sized companies in various sectors. www.saxony.de


IDA (Irish Development Agency) is the Irish Government agency with responsibility for securing new investment from global companies across a range of sectors including Financial Services, ICT and Life Sciences. It also encourages existing investors to expand and develop their business in Ireland. At present, IDA manages a total portfolio of more than 900 companies employing over 130,000 people. The Information and Communications Technologies sector in Ireland attracts global investment, with seven of the world’s top ten companies operating here. Ireland’s ICT sector incorporates the full range of high-tech activities including Research and Development, High-Value Manufacturing, Shared Services, Supply Chain Management, Software Development and Technical Support. The sector operates in areas from computers to chips, telecommunications to software and components to copiers, and benefits from the highest number of science graduates of any EU member state. ICT accounts for €50 billion in Irish exports and this is set to grow as companies take advantage of competitive opportunities and a knowledge-based economy. Ireland has one of the highest concentrations of ICT activity in OECD countries.  www.idaireland.com

MINAM (European Technology Platform for Micro- and NanoManufacturing): a part of European Technology Platform Manufuture, is taking care of Micro- and Nanomanufacturing in Europe. www.minamwebportal.eu

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NANOfutures is an ETIP European Technology Integrating and Innovation Platform of 671 members, multi-sectorial and act as a “Nano-Hub” by linking JTIs, associations, ETPs with expert groups in a collaborative environment. www.nanofutures.eu

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Point-One (Netherlands): Point-One is an association for high-tech companies and knowledge institutions in the Netherlands. The aim of the association is stimulating R&D cooperation in order to strengthen the basis of the Dutch high-tech industry.
The high-tech industry is based on a number of specific technologies, namely mechatronics, embedded systems, materials, nano electronics, photonics  and nanotechnology.
Reinforcing and extending the innovation network is an important task for the association Point-One. Furthermore she maintains contacts with innovation organizations in the Netherlands and abroad. Point-One also acts as a communication link between her members and governments. www.point-one.nl

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Silicon Saxony (Germany):  Silicon Saxony e.V." as Europe's largest trade association of the semiconductor, photovoltaic, software and smart systems industries unites 300 commercial enterprises, industrial research institutes, universities and public institutions under one roof. The members provide top service, premium quality, and state-of-the-art technology. www.silicon-saxony.de

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VDE – German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (Germany): www.vde.com

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VDMA – Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau - German Engineering Federation (Germany): www.vdma.org

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