General Information

Key Digital Technologies (KDT) partnership will support the digital transformation of all economic and societal sectors, make the transformation work for Europe and support the European Green Deal by contributing towards the EU’s target of becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. 
The new KDT Partnership aims to:

  • Provide innovative electronic components and systems, software and smart integration to digital value chains, providing secure and trusted technologies tailored to the needs of user industries and citizens. 
  • Develop and apply these technologies to address major global challenges in mobility, health, energy, security, manufacturing and digital communications. 

The KDT Partnership builds on the current Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership Joint Undertaking (ECSEL JU), which was set up in 2014 with the aim of keeping Europe at the forefront of technology development in electronics.


The Commission proposed a financial contribution of €1.8 billion between 2021-2027 for the KDT partnership. At the same time, participating Member States make a similar contribution, while industry, research organisations, academia etc. contribute rougly

Call Information

Smart mobility, smart energy, smart production, etc. and similar calls on cyber systems, semiconductor processes and photonics are planned to be announced in 2021, as well as related digital technologies.

Related Cluster

KDT partnership is a part of Cluster 4. Digital, industry and space | European Commission (,reinforce%20Europe's%20potential%20to%20innovate