Electronics, microsystems and embedded systems underpin innovation and value creation across the economy and society. The objective is to reinforce Europe's stronghold positions in these areas and to capture opportunities arising in new growth markets driven by advances in relevant technologies. This area addresses the broad range of system level integration from miniaturised smart components and large area organic electronics to cyber-physical systems and systems of systems. It covers technology-driven R&D which is mostly cross-cutting or application-independent.