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EU joint undertaking

Chips Joint Undertaking


  • Role: Chips JU is a European tri-partite partnership that is boosting the development and adoption of advanced nano-electronic chip technologies and systems manufactured in Europe.
  • Executive Director: Jari Kinaret
  • Members or partners:
    • the EU, represented by the Commission;
    • the following participating states: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Türkiye;
    • the following industrial associations: AENEAS, EPoSS and INSIDE representing the micro- and nanoelectronics, smart integrated systems, and embedded/cyber-physical systems sectors.
  • Established in: 2023
  • Number of staff: 49
  • Location: Brussels (Belgium)
  • Website:  Chips Joint Undertaking

What it does

A European tri-partite partnership, Chips Joint Undertaking will boost the development and adoption of advanced nano-electronic chip-technologies and systems manufactured in Europe.

In the coming years, Chips JU will develop, together with the European nanoelectronics community and the Member States, a strong portfolio comprising several pilot lines for:

  • advanced nanoelectronics’ technologies
  • a design platform for the design of advanced chips
  • a broad set of projects that make use of those technologies to innovate all along the value chain in mobility, energy, health, robotics, and chip manufacturing

This portfolio of actions will be supported with a network of competence centres all over Europe that will facilitate the access to those actions for European start-ups, SMEs, universities, and larger companies.

The Chips JU general objectives are to:

  • reinforce the EU’s strategic autonomy in electronic components and systems to support future needs of vertical industries and the economy at large
  • establish the EU’s scientific excellence and innovation leadership in emerging components and systems technologies, and promote the active involvement of SMEs
  • ensure that components and systems technologies address Europe’s societal and environmental challenges
  • enable the development and deployment of cutting-edge semiconductor technologies, cutting-edge quantum technologies and the innovation of established technologies that will reinforce advanced design, systems integration and chip production capabilities in the EU

Who benefits?

Any business or research organisation in the participating states.

Further information

Chips JU builds on its predecessor, the successful Key Digital Technologies Joint Undertaking. It has new objectives, a revised larger budget, and is planned to continue until 2027.

Regulation strengthening Europe’s semiconductor ecosystem and amending the EU’s Chips Act

Regulation establishing the Joint Undertakings under Horizon Europe

CHIPS JU documents library



Chips Joint Undertaking

Chips Joint Undertaking
enquiriesatchips-ju [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
00 32 2 221 81 02
Postal address
White Atrium Building, Avenue de la Toison d'Or/Guldenvlieslaan 56-60, 1060 Bruxelles/Brussel, Belgium
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