The SCS Ecosystem

SCS Cluster key technologies

The technical domains of SCS members focus on key technologies in the fields of Micro/Electronics, Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics, Cyber / Digital Security, Internet of Things (IoT) and Photonics / Imaging.


Microelectronics includes all products, technologies and services that allow to build integrated circuits and electronic components. Electronics is for all products and services that incorporate circuits and components to build functions in many different products, solutions and digital systems.

Microelectronics and electronics are thus fully integrated in all types of equipments and digital systems at the center of the digitalization of the economy bringing intelligence, autonomy, connectivity and performance.


The Internet of Things (IoT) is a worldwide ecosystem, network of networks providing advanced services by connecting objects thanks to information technologies (network, M2M, cloud…). It gathers a very large scope of key technologies like components and sensors, smart machines, embedded software, connectivity and networks, data collection and analysis (edge and cloud computing), and decision making automation.
The IoT represents the Third revolution for the internet and digital world development. It will strongly impact the economy by bringing up new technological innovations for all sectors.


The digital security means all products, services and technologies that allow not only to protect and secure digital identities and data but also to protect and secure products and digital systems which process the data.

It is necessary to build trust in the economic world and for the citizen, especially for identity management, access management, biometrics, transactions, digital communications, IoT objects, connected vehicles, industrial processes and logistics, transports and networks for smart cities.

The Big data stands for all products, services and technologies that allow to store, organize, analyse and manipulate digital data on a large scale.

Although there is no universal common definition of what is Artificial Intelligence (AI), we will refer to “AI” as all process automation that we (as humans) consider as being “smart”. AI gathers a large number of technologies such as automatic learning, knowledge and reasoning representation, automatic language processing.


Photonics and imaging encompass all devices related to the visible or invisible light spectrum, from infrared to X-rays. Photonics is the science and technology of light, working on the duality of an electromagnetic wave and a particle known as a photon.
Photonics is now widely used in our daily lives. Cameras, lasers, fibre optics, Augmented & Virtual Reality, sensors, lighting, adaptive optics… photonics covers an infinite number of applications, thanks to its ability to generate, emit, transmit, capture and analyse photons.