Emerging Printed Electronics Research Infrastructure (EMERGE)
H2020-INFRAIA-2018-2020: Integrating and opening research infrastructures of European interest (2021-2025)
Emerging Printed Electronics Research Infrastructure (EMERGE) is a proposal for the H2020-INFRAIA-2018-2020 work programme within the Integrating Activities for Starting Communities (INFRAIA-02-2018-2020) call aiming to establish a strong community addressing the challenges concerning all the value chain connected to the flexible large-area printed electronics and photonics (FLAPEP), going from materials formulation to design and architecture of processes, devices and systems. Free-of-charge combined access to a wide portfolio of services is offered by EMERGE to academic and industrial users. It is especially designed to support excellence of science and technology of flexible printed electronics addressing the “Green Deal for Europe” initiative while triggering and facilitating the formation of European symbiotic clusters. This is a route for creating added value and road mapping the introduction of new, recyclable electronic products at “Half-the-time/ Half-the-cost” to establish a sustainable prosperity, as required by today’s science and technology and European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESRFI) landscape analysis, concerning:
- Innovation: to accelerate the exploitation of European Research Infrastructures (ERI) as knowledge and innovation hubs, boosting their role as drivers of economic growth, social and environmental transitions, and place-based innovation.
- Education: to engage Research & Technology Organizations (RTO) and academic institutions in specialized training of students, young academics and industrial scientists on next-generation technologies, inter-disciplinary methodologies and data management skills.
- Policies: to increase coherence between European, national and regional priorities and policies for Research Infrastructure development and funding, and effective synergies with other European policies and funding instruments.
- Data: to exploit the data science and data engineering expertise for the development of the European Open Science Cloud wth consistent access protocols and production of FAIR datasets and metadata.
To tackle the challenges of the future and maintain Europe’s leadership, users’ projects require increasingly access to resources of internationally competitive academia, national laboratories and synergy with Industry. EMERGE is a unique service for European printed electronics research that cannot be provided by any other individual research infrastructure.