NEW CATRENE WHITE BOOK
The CATRENE White Book and the document "Vision, Mission and Strategy - R&D in European Micro- and Nanoelectronics"
Basis for CATRENE call 1 (2008), call 2 (2009) and call 3 (2010) was the CATRENE White Book (part A and B), that had been elaborated as roadmap for CATRENE in 2007. Well knowing the fast changing landscape in nanoelectronics, it was quite clear, that for a prolongation of CATRENE beyond 2011 an updated White Book will be necessary.
As part of the preparations for a prolongation of CATRENE, a document ”Vision, Mission and Strategy (VMS) - R&D in European Micro- and Nanoelectronics” has been created. It involved the major industrial and research organisations in the future of micro- and nanoelectronics in Europe. The document is limited to a time horizon of three to six years and to the co-operative part of the research and development (R&D) within public-private partnerships. It is intended as strategic document for the two Europe-wide funding instruments in this field: CATRENE under the EUREKA framework and the ENIAC Joint Undertaking (JU).
The mission, vision and strategy are provided for both funding instruments. The document also spells out the differences between them. However the strategy presented, their delineation and their potential to achieve the goals as formulated under "Mission" are all based upon fundamental assumptions. These include the appropriate use and support of the funding instruments by all parties involved in a consistent way. Consistency implies that R&D actors will not be excluded from either of the funding instruments.
A large part of the vision, mission and strategy is common to both tools. Yet the tools are clearly separate with their own specificities. The combination of parts A, B, C and annexes 1 and 3 of this document forms the New CATRENE White Book.
The New CATRENE White Book will be the basis for CATRENE calls from 2011 onwards.