ECSEL – the Programme

Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership

Through the ECSEL programme, the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) supports sophisticated innovation and technology development in information and communications technology, in the fields of micro and nanoelectronics, as well as embedded/cyberphysical and intelligent integrated components and systems. The projects are co-financed by the European Commission, with funding going to transnational, cooperative projects of industrial research and experimental development.


Program Owner / Sponsor BMK - Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Energie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie
Information technology
Funding instrument


Submission with a proposal process
Thematic Programmes
What is being funded Funding is provided for industrial research and experimental development.
Min. / max. funding 0 / 2 Mio. EUR
Eligible costs Personnel costs, R&D investment, travel costs, material and third-party costs are eligible for funding in accordance with the Cost Guidelines of the relevant Call.
Min. / max. running time 0 - 36 months
Availability from 10.07.2014 - 31.12.2045


Please note

The last ECSEL call was closed 2020. New calls will be available under the successor initiative KDT in 2021/2022.
News on KDT (Key Digital Technologies) will be available on the websites of the European Commission and FFG as soon as they are available.

Description of the target group:
Companies, research institutions