ASCENTPlus – Access to European Infrastructure for Nanoelectronics

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The European Nanoelectronics Network ASCENT+ advances the first ASCENT programme and will integrate additional key European nanoelectronics infrastructures to address upcoming research challenges. The aim is to enable the development of industry-relevant disruptive nanoelectronics technologies by providing access to state-of-the-art processing, modelling /data sets, metrology/characterization, and devices/test structures. To this end, ASCENT+ integrates a unique research infrastructure of more than €2.5bn investment as single entry point and a user-focused access interface. ASCENT+ presents a unique opportunity for Europe to regain global leadership in nanoelectronics at a pivotal time where traditional scaling is coming to an end.



ASCENTPlus – Access to European Infrastructure for Nanoelectronics



2020 – 2024


EU Horizon Europe (grant agreement number: 871130)


University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork (Tyndall)


  • Consolidate the seamless integration of the infrastructure and provide a simplified user-centric access
  • Lower the barriers for academics and industry researchers, in particular junior researchers and from SMEs, for addressing emerging challenges in nanoelectronics with global impact
  • Foster a large multidisciplinary user base around the new challenges posed by the Nanoelectronic Technology Drivers
  • Accelerate path-finding from fundamental principles to proof-of-concept and capture the innovation potential
  • Ensure long-term sustainability of the infrastructure and the ecosystem

This project is receiving support by the European Union under grant agreement number 871130.

Further information

ASCENT+ Project Page

Learn more about the project, the partners and their unique infrastructure in the field of nanoelectronics.


Information on how to cooperate with Fraunhofer IAF can be found under the following link.

Further collaborations

An overview of the other alliances and clusters in which Fraunhofer IAF is represented can be found here: