International funding opportunity for innovation in micro and nano-electronics enabled systems and applications – Webinar recording and slides now available

Posted on: 19/12/2018

Over 80 delegates registered for the EUREKA PENTA Cluster webinar held on 18th December 2018 to find out about funding available for UK organisations.

The webinar was hosted by KTN on behalf of Innovate UK and was delivered by Peter Connock – PENTA Director,  Julian Heaton – Innovation Lean for Electronics, Sensors and Photonics, Innovate UK and Claire Claessen – Head of Projects and European Programmes, KTN.

PENTA is a EUREKA-funded Cluster with a mission to catalyse research, development and innovation in areas of micro and nanoelectronics enabled systems and applications.

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), is working with PENTA to deliver a 2019 call. Up to £2m is available for UK organisations with the objective of:

  • Supporting projects along the Electronic Components & Systems (ECS) value chain.
  • Helping the formation of innovation ‚Äúecosystems‚Äù bringing together the best technologies in large enterprises, SME‚Äôs, RTO‚Äôs and academia to form dynamic new teams that will extend the State of the Art with the potential of subsequent rapid commercial exploitation.

In all projects, partners are required from minimum of two PENTA countries covering at least an essential section of the total value chain. Collaboration is a vital element of PENTA participation, and time must be allocated to identify partners well in advance of the project outline submission deadline of 1st March 2019.

The webinar gave information on the scope of the call and its relevance to key application areas such as Transport and Smart Mobility, Health and Wellbeing, Energy, Digital Industry, and Digital Life.  The webinar enabled attendees to gain an insight into the benefits of participating, guidelines for preparing a project outline and the support and collaboration tools available.

In summary, the webinar covered:

  • Introduction to the EUREKA and PENTA Cluster
  • PENTA Process Overview
  • UK National Process
  • Support for UK Organisations

The webinar ended with a Q&A session which have been collated in a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ document which is available below.

The slides are available to view and download here.

The webinar recording is available to view here.

Additional available resources (Click to view / download):

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

UK eligibility and scope document

‘Pitch’ template – Submit to by the 7th January 2019

Application form for UK SME travel awards to EU brokerage event on 15th and 16th January 2019 – Submit as soon as possible to

The next important key dates to note are:

- 15th and 16th January 2019 – Common Brokerage event (Brussels)

Р1st March 2019 – Project Outline PENTA submission deadline

Р21st May 2019 – Full Project Proposal PENTA submission deadline

РMay/June 2019 – UK bid submission

Р18th September 2019 – PENTA labelling (confirming eligibility for national funding)


Project start from 1st Jan 2020


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