Free Access to European Infrastructure for Nanoelectronics

ASCENT+ sees itself as a European toolbox for microelectronics. Interested parties submit their technical request. The project partners are looking for the right tool!

As an evolution and extension of the ASCENT program, the ASCENT+ project integrates additional key European infrastructures to address emerging research challenges in nanoelectronics. Through a single entry point and a user-oriented access interface, ASCENT+ offers specifically interested small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) a unique research infrastructure in which more than 2.5 billion euros have been invested. ASCENT+ thus represents a unique opportunity for Europe to regain global leadership in nanoelectronics.


Duration: September 2020 – August 2024

Funding program: Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation

Target group: researchers/developers in small and medium-sized enterprises, large companies, universities and research centers


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Alesia Lässig

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The advantages at a glance


  • Free access to exclusive equipment and extensive know-how of the renowned European Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs)
  • Cost savings by testing new types of equipment and rare, expensive materials without having to purchase them (test befor invest)
  • Assumption of travel costs (in case of physical access) and/or sample shipment (in case of virtual access) by the project.


  • Only a few weeks from the request to the actual start of the project
  • time-efficient, short-term projects with the support of experts (from 2 weeks to 3 months and longer)
  • Testing of individual process steps without endangering the ongoing processes in the company (process optimization, yield increase)


  • Feasibility studies
  • deeper understanding of processes
  • Ensuring full IPR protection of the user (IP agreement is signed prior to commencement).

Numbers. Data. Facts

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Ongoing or completed transnational access projects.

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Countries with users involved

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Nanoelectronics organizations in the ASCENT+ network

Instructive content

ASCENT+ Webinars

Want to learn more about different characterization techniques, power electronics, or quantum computing? ASCENT+ regularly organizes webinars, which you can also watch afterwards.

Technology partner

Universities and colleges

Technology cluster


ASCENT+ has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under GA No 871130.