Free access to the European Infrastructure for Nanoelectronics

Keywords: nanoelectronics, infrastructure, research
Duration: 01.09.2020 - 31.08.2024
Programme: Horizon 2020 research and innovation

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European tool box for microelectronics: You put in your technical enquiry and we look for the suitable tool for you!

We offer free access to European nanoelectronics research infrastructures, providing key competences in state-of-the-art processing, modelling and simulation datasets, metrology and characterization, test equipment and chips.

Who is it for

Researchers in SMEs, large companies, universities and research centres.

Benefits for SMEs


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Access Providers

  • Tyndall National Institute (IE)
  • CEA-Leti (FR)
  • Fraunhofer Mikroelekronik (DE)
  • Imec (BE)
  • INL International Nanotechnology Laboratory (PT/ES)

More about the project

As a further development and extension of the ASCENT programme, the newly launched ASCENT+ project integrates additional key European infrastructures to address emerging research challenges in the field of nanoelectronics. Through a single entry point and a user-oriented access interface, ASCENT+ offers specifically interested SMEs a unique research infrastructure in which more than 2.5 billion euros have been invested. ASCENT+ thus represents a unique opportunity for Europe to regain global leadership in nanoelectronics.

Project partners

5 Research and Technology Organisations: Coordinator- Tyndall National Institute (IE), CEA-Leti (FR), Fraunhofer Mikroelekronik (DE), Imec (BE), INL (PT/ES)

5 Knowledge Hubs: CNRS (FR), Universiteit Gent (BE), TU Bergakademie Freiberg (DE), INL (AT), University of Padova (IT)

5 EU Clusters: Silicon Saxony (DE), Sinano Institute (FR), Midas Ireland (IE), DSP Valley (BE/NL), Minalogic (FR)

ASCENT+ has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under GA No 871130