RESCUE action advances scientific competences and establishes an innovative training for Interdependent Challenges of Reliability, Security and Quality in Nanoelectronic Systems Design.

Today, nanoelectronic systems are at the core of all industry sectors and deployed in life-critical application domains, such as healthcare, transportation, automotive and security, serving societal needs in Europe. They are being combined into Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems and, ultimately, represent the physical backbone of our increasingly digitised world. Here, the impact and consequences of in-field failures, security attacks or hardware defects can be catastrophic. At the same time, they are getting very hard to avoid due to the trends of extreme complexity and miniaturisation at the doorstep of physical limits.

The novel training-through-research platform will rescue and enhance design of complex systems at the next generation nanoelectronics technologies by addressing the demanding and mutually dependent aspects of reliability, security and quality, as well as corresponding electronic design automation tools. It will to provide recruited Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) with innovative training in the involved disciplines and beyond, such that they will not only be able to face today and future challenges in nanoelectronics design but also be innovative, creative, and more importantly - have an entrepreneurial mentality. The consortium consists of leading European research groups competent to tackle the interdependent challenges in a holistic manner and to train new top-notch interdisciplinary professionals. The ITN is excellently balanced in terms of state-of-the-art academic and industrial training and research facilities.

Project duration: April 1, 2017 - March 31, 2021 (4 years)

Total budget: 3.76 MEUR

ESR recruitment period: 36 months




  1. Tallinn University of Technology, EE
  2. BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, DE
  3. Delft University of Technology, NL
  4. Politecnico di Torino, IT
  5. Cadence Design Systems GmbH, DE
  6. IROC Technologies, FR
  7. Intrinsic-ID B.V., NL
  8. IHP GmbH, DE

Partner Organisation:

  1. Robert Bosch GmbH, DE
The RESCUE ETN project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions for research, technological development and demonstration, under grant n. 722325.
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