Design of Customisable and Domain Specific Open-source RISC-V Processors (IA)


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EU Competitive Programmes

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Programme Description

The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking (hereinafter “EuroHPC JU”), will contribute to the ambition of value creation in the Union with the overall mission to develop, deploy, extend and maintain in the Union an integrated world class supercomputing and quantum computing infrastructure and to develop and support a highly competitive and innovative High Performance Computing (HPC) ecosystem, extreme scale, power-efficient and highly resilient HPC and data technologies.

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Design of Customisable and Domain Specific Open-source RISC-V Processors (IA)


The overall goal is to develop RISC-V to become a widespread industry standard alternative to today’s proprietary Instruction Set Architectures (ISA). For this, RISC-V needs a powerful ecosystem comprising technology, business models and pioneering usecase applications. Consortia should include partners to cover this entire value chain.


Detailed Call Description

The long-term strategy is to tackle domain specific solutions by a series of calls throughout KDT and other initiatives. Therefore, funding initiatives will be aligned and priorities will be set based on technologies and domain-specific applications. This call and future calls concerning RISC-V will be based on a common, long-term roadmap for developing a RISC-V ecosystem.

Applicants are invited to carefully read all the provisions below before preparing and submitting their proposals.

Proposals need to give evidence of readiness to cooperate with and provide clear inputs to future RISC-V actions and/or initiatives.
Selected actions will be implemented as ‘linked actions’, i.e. they are linked with other actions selected under ‘RISC V’ topics in past calls, this call and future calls. A collaboration agreement with other selected projects and future projects should be established, that sets out requirements for IP sharing, a common governance model, and conformity with specifications set by suitable industry bodies. Respective options under Article 3 and Article 7 of the Model Grant Agreement will be used to this end.

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Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

  • Large enterprise (for profit organization but not an SME) – 25 %
  • SME (for profit SME) – 35 %
  • University/Other (not for profit) – 35 %

Thematic Categories

  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Educational Institutions
  • Large Enterprises
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

Members of consortium are required to conclude a consortium agreement, in principle prior to the signature of the grant agreement.

  • Large enterprise (for profit organization but not an SME)
  • SME (for profit SME)
  • University/Other (not for profit)


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(Publish Date: 03/05/2022-for internal use only)