“The distinguishing characteristic of the project is to bring together technology and market experts, jointly defining technology roadmaps starting from application needs.” says Dr Patrick Cogez from AENEAS and industrial co-leader of the project. Following this approach, a series of workshops has involved more than 100 international research and application experts, coming from various institutions out of eleven countries.
“The objective of NEREID is to elaborate a new roadmap for nanoelectronics, focused on the requirements of European semiconductor and application industries.” says Dr Francis Balestra from Grenoble INP-CNRS and coordinator of the project. “It addresses societal challenges following advanced concepts developed by Research Centres and Universities in order to achieve an early identification of promising novel technologies covering the R&D needs all along the innovation chain. The final roadmap for European micro- and nanoelectronics, highlights medium to long term recommendations for strengthening the European competitiveness in this domain, opening the doors to many new markets.”
“The NEREID roadmap for nanoelectronics is intended as input for future research programmes at European and National levels and therefore its acts as guideline for both private (Industries, RTO’s and Universities) and public actors (EU, Countries, Regions and funding agencies in general). Therefore it takes into account specific aspect of the European Industrial and Academic ecosystem, targeting a better coordination among the different players” says Prof. Enrico Sangiorgi-Director of the SiNANO Institute and technical coordinator of the project.