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Become an Insider and join the Inside Industry Association meetings and events for free! Network, create, innovate and do business together: the opportunities are Inside!

The Inside Industry Association is a community with more than 200 European Research and Innovation members that are active in Intelligent Digital Systems. Join the association and team up with a powerful network! Together we strengthen Europe’s position in Intelligent Digital Systems, strive for leadership in this domain and create cooperation structures to support the European Industry. 


What's inside?



Learn from colleagues, share research efforts to speed up innovation and create Intelligent Systems together. You can do this via our workshops, events and network in the ECS Collaboration Tool.

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Use our platform to build project proposals, join consortia’s and get funded with various instruments such as ECSEL, KDT, and Xecs in the field of Electronic Components and Systems.



Be part of an efficient and successful network of experts and benefit from cross- domain fertilisation and interaction with peers and key players in the context of European R&I funding instruments.



Boost your visibility in our network via our publications, events and gain access to stakeholders over the complete ECS value chain.



Share innovation risks and solve societal and economic challenges together, to enhance the impact of Europe and your business.



'Shape the future’, by co-defining the general Intelligent Digital Systems R&I strategy for Europe with documents like Strategic Research Agenda and white papers.



Have your interests presented to the European Commission and participating states, to inspire and help grow the awareness for the relevance of R&I in Intelligent Digital Systems for European industry.


Fixed membership fee

Are you an insider or wanting to become one? Depending if you are participating in KDT projects, there are several different contribution fees within the Inside Industry Association. To become a member of the community, is easy: the fee is in all cases the same.

The annual Membership Fee of the Inside Industry Association - per calendar year excl. VAT in 2021 amounts to:


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Contributions overview

Category                                                     Member                                                                                    Fee

Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)          SME Member                                                                           €500

Research organisations & universities        Research organisation and non profit member                      €500

Large enterprises < EUR 500 M                 Corporate member                                                              € 2,500

Large enterprises > EUR 500 M                 Corporate member                                                              € 5,000

Umbrella & branch organisations               Associates                                                                               €500

(no internal R&I activities)

                                                                    Extraordinary member                                                            None


Variable Fee

Inside Industry Association pays - together with AENEAS and EPoSS - part of the administrative costs of the KDT Joint Undertaking. The other part is paid by the European Commission. Inside Industry Association finances its contribution to these costs through a so-called 'Variable Fee'. See revised Articles of Association (AoA) and the Bylaws.


The non-member project partners of Inside will be invited by Inside Industry Association to become member.

The Variable Fee is calculated based on the maximum possible funding, which is the maximum funding that you may receive from the Funding Authority and/or from the National Funding Authorities, as specified in the PAB Decision.

The invoices of the Variable Fee are addressed directly to the representatives of the partners in project consortia. The Variable Fee will only be invoiced after the Grant Agreement has been signed by KDT or the European Commission.

More information and a calculation example can be found in Variable Fee details.



for C Members only

Non-members? Non-problems! But please be aware that the contribution fee of these so called ‘freeriders’ in an ECSEL-JU project is to be covered by the Inside Industry Association C-members in the project, as defined in the Articles of Association (AoA) and the Bylaws. To ensure that the contribution is borne fairly by all partners, we encourage you to ensure that all non-member partners in your project become Insiders!.

All C-members of Inside Industry Association have agreed to pay an extra variable contribution to compensate for non-contributing non-members participating in the same ECSEL-JU projects as they are.The extra variable contribution is called the ‘C-member Share’. The C-member Share is invoiced annually and is based on the situation in the project in December before the year of the invoice.

More information

Detailed information about Inside Industry Association and its Bylaws is available on the regulations webpage. Any questions and/or concerns may be directed to the Inside Industry Association office.

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