FP7 Funding Programme

FP7 Funding Programme

“A presentation of the FP7 funding programme, its particular relevance to the semiconductor industry, and a systematic approach to research project development”

Objectives of the seminar

The seminar, aimed at SMEs, will provide an objective overview of research funding programmes aimed at the semiconductor industry including:

The seminar will begin with an analysis of the similarities, differences, pros and cons of the funding programmes with particular relevance to the semiconductor industry. The FP7 programme will be looked at in detail as to its specific requirements and characteristics in terms of funded activities, funding rates, consortium requirements, proposal structure, and associated political issues. This discussion will lead into decision-making procedures on choosing the most suitable funding programme. Finally, participants will learn a hands-on, systematic approach for development of a research project proposal for application to funding programmes.

Who Should Attend

  • Researchers, scientists and engineers who prepare research project proposals as coordinator and/or to join a consortium as a participant.
  • Administrators supporting researchers in the preparation of proposals and/or the management of running projects.

Date: 15 September 2009, 08:30-17:00. See agenda

Venue: Hosted by the European Commission, Rue de la Loi 170, Brussels

Room Sicco Mansholt. Level 1 - S1, Building “Charlemagne”

Cost: Free of charge, thanks to the sponsorship by STMicroelectronics and support of the European Commission.

Organized by SEMI

Sponsored by STMicroelectronics

Media Partner


Hosted by the European Commission


SEMI is a non-for-profit global industry association representing 2000 companies that supply equipment, materials and services for the manufacturing of semiconductors, photovoltaic, MEMS, displays and related technologies. SEMI supports 200 member companies in Europe, including a few world champions (ASML, Soitec, Siltronic...) but mostly SMEs representing 90% of its membership. SEMI members produce 9 billion EUR and employing directly 105.000 people in Europe.

Is your company not yet a member of SEMI? Please contact Beat Mueller at bmueller@semi.org