KDT Information Day Italy 2023

The KDT 2023 Information Day and networking event took place at the historical site of the National Research Council (CNR) in Rome on 6ht March 2023. It gathered Italian companies and academia to provide information about the open calls in the KDT Joint Technology Initiative.


As usual, Ing. Livio Baldi, president of ECSEL Italy - Mirror Group, chaired the event. Welcome addresses were given by the host, Prof. Corrado Spinella, Head of the Department of Physical Science and Technologies of Matter of the National Research Council of Italy, Prof. Giuseppe Parise, president of AEIT and Ing. Antonio Imbruglia, president of AMES (Society for Microelectronics, Electronics and Semiconductors). Afterwards, Prof. Enrico Sangiorgi presented some insights about the ICOS project which aims at identifying and establishing promising international scientific collaborations on semiconductors.

European Commission representative, Dr. Yves Gigase illustrated the KDT JU calls in 2023, while Ing. Aldo Covello from the Ministry of University and Research (MUR) and Dr. Massimiliano Lippolis from the Ministry for Industry and Made in Italy (MIMIT) presented the rules for participation for Italian partners and the available funding opportunities for 2023 calls.

This was followed by a round table discussion about the visions for Horizon Europe and particularly the incoming Chip JU and its synergies with programs such as IPCEI (Important Project for European Interest) on Microelectronics which is supported by MIMIT.

After a networking lunch, Dr. Francesca Flamigni (re)presented Electronics and Software-based Systems Austria (ESBS-Austria, former ECSEL-Austria) and its numerous activities including the ESBS-Austria Spring Conference & General Assembly which will take place on May 25, 2023, and the participation in and contribution to the IMAGINE23 event (IMAGINE Vision: | Imagine 23 (imagine-ikt.at)

Dr. Paolo Azzoni introduced the new ECS-SRIA website, showing how interested visitors can use it to easily navigate within the different chapters according to several criteria.  Finally, Dr. Alberto Bianchi showed the project ideas for KDT 2023 calls including already existing Italian clusters and partners’ presentations with a focus on Italian participation.

Special thanks to Dr. Flamigni for repesenting ESBS-Austria at the event!
(photo credit: TTTECH)