ICOS Project

International Cooperation On Semiconductors “ICOS” 2023-25

SINANO Institute, Technical Coordinator of ICOS a new European consortium on semiconductors

ICOS Project  was recently accepted by the European Commission. Starting in January 2023 for a period of three years, it is funded by the Horizon Europe research program.

An ambitious project in the framework of the European strategy for semiconductors

ICOS will implement cooperation actions in order to participate to the creation of an international network of semiconductor players. It ultimately aims to strengthen Europe’s position in global value chains in this area, dominated by Asia and the United States. Indeed, the strategic importance of semiconductors, revealed by the recent international crises, is the subject of a real European action plan. This is in particular the objective of the EU Chips Act which draws up a roadmap to make the continent one of the world leader in semiconductors.

ICOS aims to identify and support the establishment of the most promising scientific collaborations by targeting all or some of the current leaders in the sector . The method used will first be based on an exhaustive analysis of the value chains of semiconductors for electronics and photonics, the strengths and gaps of European and international industries in this area, as well as emerging technologies. Then, thanks to the results obtained, ICOS will highlight the research subjects likely to benefit the most from the European strategy. Future bilateral or multilateral research initiatives will therefore be able to rely on the results of ICOS in order to ensure optimal collaboration.

A network of partners from 9 European countries. It includes the main actors in the domain: universities, research and technology organizations (RTOs), key semiconductors companies and industrial associations.


ICOS at the CHIPS JU Launch Event

ICOS will participate to the Chips JU Launch Event in Brussels on Nov. 30 – Dec.1 with Francis Balestra as a speaker in the thrid panel discussion. You can join if you registered to the event, or follow online.

Details on the Chips JU Event website

ICOS/SiNANO workshop at ESSDERC/ESSCIRC 2023, September 11th in Lisbon “European strengths and gaps in emerging semiconductor technologies”

The main objectives of this Workshop are:

  • Review of the main EU and non-EU semiconductor ecosystems
  • Review of the main EU and International activities and most promising technologies (targeting the leading semiconductor countries: USA, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, China..) in the field of Advanced Computing and Functionalities.

Details on the ICOS website 

A joint workshop ICOS/SiNANO: Sustainable Electronics and International Cooperation On Semiconductors

On April 26-28th, in Grenoble, France, SiNANO and ICOS organized a joint event. It gathered very high level experts, researchers and industrials of the field, with the objective to share their works and thoughts and open the debate on key issues such as sustainability in the world of electronics, or the Chips acts. It also aimed at facilitating international cooperation and pave the way for future collaborations.

Find out more (programme, slides)

Horizon Europe project ICOS « International Cooperation on Semiconductors » has been officially launched on January 19, 2023 in Brussels.

Discover more on ICOS and all the partners on the ICOS Press Release

ICOS has received funding (2023 – 2025) from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under GA No 101092562

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