The EUREKA programme CATRENE (Cluster for Application and Technology Research in Europe on NanoElectronics) aimed for Technological Leadership for a competitive European ICT industry. It was based on the ambition of Europe and the European companies to deliver nano-/microelectronics solutions that respond to the needs of society at large, improving the economic prosperity of Europe and reinforcing the ability of its industry to be at the forefront of the global competition.
CATRENE built on the successful previous EUREKA programmes JESSI, MEDEA, and MEDEA+ in fostering the continued development of a dynamic European ecosystem with the critical mass necessary to compete at a global level in high technology industries.
CATRENE was a four-year programme, started 01 January 2008, which was extended until the end of 2015. This was in line with the changing landscape of the semiconductor industry as well as the present view on technology evolution and the time span over which most of the major applications will develop.
The CATRENE programme is no longer accepting new projects. Running projects from the last Calls continue to be supported as in the past.