European Programs & Projects

European Union research and innovation programs offer a wide range of funding and collaboration opportunities. They are adapted to the specific needs of a European enterprise, be it a start-up, an SME or a large corporation with activities in Europe and beyond. 

Finding your way around the EU funding programs might be challenging for companies that are not involved with European research on a daily basis. For those companies, our expertise in numerous European projects will give you a kick start in developing a joint research proposal. 

The most relevant digital technology related funding programs:

  • Horizon 2020 is the EU research and innovation program aiming to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs through projects in excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges.
  • KIC EIT ICT Labs is a European partnership of business, research and education partners that want to drive European leadership in ICT innovation for economic growth and quality of life.
  • Eureka is an intergovernmental organization for market driven industrial R&D. 
  • ITEA3: Pre-competitive R&D projects in the area of Software-intensive Systems and Services (SISS).
  • EURIPEDES2: Heterogeneous Electronic products integration, advanced smart sensors, power electronics and enmeshed and implanted systems
  • Celtic-Plus: End-to-end telecommunication solutions (broadband infrastructure, broadband services, optical networks, security and mobile services)
  • Catrene: Electronics and information systems
  • Eurostars provides funding and support to research-performing companies, especially SMEs. 
  • Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is a funding activity with the aim of enhancing the quality of life of older people and strengthening the industrial base in Europe through the use of ICT.

Find out more about the European projects imec is leading or is involved in as a research partner.