EU10-100-20 - KETs


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EU 10|100|20


Key Enabling Technologies Initiative (KETs)


Is this strategy linked to the Key Enabling Technologies Initiative (KETs)?

The Key Enabling Technologies initiative was launched in 2008 to raise the profile of certain sectors within European policy and funding programs. These sectors are deemed to form the basis for Europe’s industrial value chains; by reinforcing KETs, Europe is reinforcing its overall global industrial competitiveness.

The 6 EU Key Enabling Technologies are:

  • Micro-/nanoelectronics (including printed electronics)

  • Nanotechnology

  • Photonics

  • Advanced materials

  • Industrial biotechnology

  • Advanced manufacturing technologies


The EU 10/100/20 strategy addresses this first KET only, i.e. micro-/nanoelectronics, and implements the KETs proposals in this specific sector.
KETs and EU 10/100/20 are aligned: the latter is a more detailed action plan for one of the KETs, micro-/nanoelectronics.