The EU funded ASCENT+ Programme (“Access to European Infrastructure for Nanoelectronics”) provides fast and easy, free-of-charge, transnational access to the joint European Nanoelectronics Research Infrastructure provided by Tyndall National Institute (IE), CEA-Leti (FR), Fraunhofer Mikroelekronik (DE), imec (BE), INL (PT/ES) offering key enabling capabilities in the state-of-the-art processing, modelling and simulation data sets, metrology and characterisation, test devices and chips for the following Platform Technologies:

  • Nano for Quantum Technologies
  • Disruptive Devices
  • Advanced Integration

You can find the available equipment and facilities in our Online Showroom.

TARGET GROUP
Researchers from universities, research centres, SMEs/start-ups (in focus) and large companies.
BENEFITS for SME’s
  • Free-of-charge access to exclusive equipment and extensive expertise of renowned European RTOs;
  • Time-efficient, short-term projects (from 2 weeks to 3 months and longer);
  • Cost saving through testing novel devices and rare, expensive materials without acquiring them (test before invest);
  • Feasibility studies;
  • Processes optimisation, yield increase by testing separate process steps without jeopardizing the in-company ongoing processes;
  • In-depth understanding of the nature of certain physical processes;
  • Ensuring the full IPR protection;
  • As a result: stimulation of innovation, profitability increases and gaining of in-depth competences.

Download the SME
Handbook describing benefits
and showcasing results
ASCENT+ SME Booklet

How to take part in ASCENT+: Submit an enquiry (expression of interest) using our Online Enquiry Form. Our Access Interface Team will process it and put you in contact with the relevant ASCENT+ RTO.


Transnational Access (TA) Testimonial: Quantum Motion (SME)