Electronics project is looking to the future

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A network of electronics industry experts has been reformed and expanded, with support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

eFutures2.0 has evolved from eFutures, which was set up to unite design and technology communities. While their activities have acted to strengthen the UK electronics research base, there is considerable potential to apply electronics more widely. eFutures2.0 was set up to achieve that goal and engage more effectively with industry.

Electronics has been at the centre of many innovations that are used in everyday life and the smartphone has transformed how we engage with the digital world and interact with each other. The electronics systems industry is worth £100 billion to the UK economy and represents 3 per cent of the total UK workforce.

The specific objectives of eFutures2.0 are to support and maintain researchers to grow a more vibrant community by continuing highly successful, early career researchers 'crucible' events and creating new events to support mid-career researchers; to build bridges between academia and a broader range of industry and existing networks; and to achieve better engagement with the electronic systems community.

British-based technology company Arm and Imagination Technologies is a partner in the project.

Reference: PN 24-19