ESCAPEE is the first European-wide concerted action in the field of SiC power electronics. The project brings together a Consortium of nine Partners from four EU member states, each of which has key expertise in SiC technology. This combination of skills provides a unique coverage of all the technical aspects necessary to meet the stated Objectives, ranging from basic epitaxial growth and characterization through to device design, processing and manufacture, and implementation by end-users. Working as a team on this programme, via parallel and interlaced Work Packages, will produce results that could not otherwise be achieved by the individual members working in isolation.

All of the elements supporting a technological and economic breakthrough are present in the Consortium which is balanced to achieve a push of the underlying technology and a market pull through, such that it will significantly benefit the individual Partners and the EU power electronics sector in general.