The Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) programme supports the development of technologies underpinning innovation across a range of sectors. The emphasis is on areas of research and innovation with a strong industrial dimension and where mastering new technological opportunities will enable and drive innovation.
The potential and capabilities of modern ICT systems are still growing exponentially fuelled by the progress in electronics, microsystems, networking, the ability to master increasingly complex cyber-physical systems and robots, and progress in data processing and human machine interfaces. These developments provide major opportunities for Europe to develop the next generation of open platforms on top of which a multiplicity of innovative devices, systems and applications can be implemented.
Activities in this Work Programme address the whole innovation chain with technology readiness levels spanning the crucial range from medium levels to high levels preceding mass production, and helping to bridge the gaps ("valley of death") in this range. The activities are based on research and innovation agendas defined by industry and business, together with the research community, and have a strong focus on leveraging private sector investment.