Chips JU (formerly KDT JU)

European Partnership for Key Digital Technologies (KDT)

Basic Information


On 22 September 2023 the European Chips Act and the amendment to the Regulation establishing the Joint Undertakings under Horizon Europe entered into force, paving the way for strategic developments in the chip technology sector. One significant outcome of these changes is the expansion and renaming of the Key Digital Technologies Joint Undertaking (KDT JU), which will now be known as the Chips Joint Undertaking (Chips JU).
Chips JU (formerly Key Digital Technologies (KDT) JU) encompasses electronic components, their design, manufacture and integration in systems and the software that defines how they work. The overarching objective of this partnership is to support the digital transformation of all economic and societal sectors and the European Green Deal, as well as support research and innovation towards the next generation of microprocessors. Together with the Declaration on a European Initiative on processors and semiconductor technologies signed by 20 Member States, an upcoming alliance on microelectronics, and a possible new Important Project of Common European Interest under discussion by Member States to foster breakthrough innovation, this new partnership will help boost competitiveness and Europe’s technological sovereignty

H2020 Societal Challenges

HORIZON C4: Digital, Industry and Space

Research fields covered by the network

  • Information and communication technologies

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Joint Calls

Joint Call Title Type Launch Date Deadline
End Date
KDT JU 2023 Call 1 two-stages 07/02/2023 03/05/2023 19/09/2023  
KDT JU 2023 Call 2 two-stages 07/02/2023 03/05/2023 19/09/2023  
KDT JU 2023 Call 3 one-stage 07/02/2023   03/05/2023  
KDT JU Calls 2022 one-stage 03/05/2022   21/09/2022  
KDT JU Calls 2021 one-stage 16/12/2021   27/04/2022 31/10/2022