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Project Partners

  • Munich University of Applied Sciences | Germany

    Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences (HM), Germany is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Bavaria with over 18.000 students. HM very much focusses on application-driven education and has a long history in working closely with industrial partners on the education programmes. Industrial advisory boards are already installed for some programmes, among those the Master in Micro- and Nanotechnology which is closely connected to the semiconductor industry in the Munich metropolitan area. As practical training has a very high status at HM, the educational programmes can rely on many different laboratories, among those also labs for semiconductor technology. For more than two years a university-wide project (NEO) aims at developing the future hybrid campus. Therefore, HM also contributes to the project by its experience in the field of virtual labs.


    Contact: Christina Schindler (E-Mail)

     

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  • Infineon Germany | Germany

    As a global semiconductor leader in power systems and IoT, Infineon enable game-changing solutions for green and efficient energy, clean and safe mobility, as well as smart and secure IoT. The around 13.000 employees of Infineon in Germany cover the entire semiconductor value chain including Chip Design, System Solutions, Front End and Back End. Munich is Infineon`s biggest R&D site worldwide, a Backend Fab is in Warstein and Frontend Manufacturing and Package Development in Regensburg. In all major sites Laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment are located to support leading edge R&D. The academic share of the workforce overall is >50% - that’s why higher education plays a crucial role. Infineon Technologies AG has a long standing and very successful track record in university collaboration in research as well as in educational topics. Infineon Technologies AG offers e.g., more than 20 different dual study programs, and Infineon experts supervise more than 70 collaborative PhD candidates. Infineon Technologies AG organizes student excursions, hackathons, lab tours and many more to make semiconductor technology tangible for pupils and students. Based on this broad knowhow Infineon Technologies AG can give industrial feedback on academic courses and programs, provide insights into and expertise about labs and offer practical experiences to pupils and students to make semiconductors tangible. The results will be disseminated via the huge university network and amongst the 25+ sites of Infineon in the EU.


    Contact: Rainer Schmidt-Rudloff (E-Mail)

     

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  • Infineon Austria | Austria

    Infineon Technologies Austria AG (IFAT) is a subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG, a world-leading player that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of semiconductors and system solutions. The focus of its activities is on automotive and industrial electronics, communication and information technologies, IoT, sensor technology and security. The product range comprises standard components, software, customer-specific solutions for devices and systems, as well as specific components for digital, analog, and mixed-signal applications. IFAT pools competencies for research and development, production, as well as global business responsibility. The head office is in Villach, with further sites in Graz, Klagenfurt, Linz and Vienna. With 5,461 employees from around 79 countries (including 2,387 in research and development), in the financial year 2022 the company achieved a turnover of € 5.2 billion. With a research expenditure of 585 million euros, Infineon Austria is one of the strongest research companies in Austria. IFAT is constantly investing in the education of its employees through various internal and external learning programmes.


    IFAT´s role in the project can be divided into the following areas:

    • Feeding the industry perspective needs and requirements into the study programmes update phase
    • Technical expertise – on the basis of the topics of the Curriculum, Infineon experts could lecture on state-of-the-art technologies and most innovative processes in the semiconductor industry
    • Support and engage with young pupils through different initiatives, including on-site activities
    • Practical experience demonstrations for students in Villach about microelectronics manufacturing technologies.
    • Disseminate courses and project results to Infineon Austria’s European network of 50 universities


    Contact: Matteo Fedeli (E-Mail)

     

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  • Brno University of Technology | Czech Republic

    The Technical University of Brno, Czechia, (BUT) has a long tradition in semiconductor technology and chip design (education and research) for more than 30 years. BUT provides practically oriented study programmes (Bachelor, Master, doctoral) dealing with the project goals. It has the largest academic cleanroom facility in Czechia with 24/7 open access. Next to course development and a strong industrial network, BUT will also bring in its expertise in virtual labs. Further, a cooperation network with secondary schools and best practice examples for activities targeting at secondary school students can be built on in the project.


    Contact: Jiri Haze (E-Mail)

     

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  • University of Southern Denmark | Denmark

    The Faculty of Engineering at University of Southern Denmark (SDU) offers bachelor, master and PhD programmes within electronics and has state-of-the-art laboratory facilities incl. an ISO 5 cleanroom facility. SDU has a high number of international students (20%). The Center for Industrial Electronics in Sønderborg is working on advanced materials such as GaN. It has a strong network with the local industry, but also collaborates. with companies in the north of Germany and Sweden. The new Digital and High-Frequency Electronics unit in Odense is mainly focusing on semiconductors and chip design (Edge-AI chips; Analog and Digital Circuits). In 2023, SDU has for the first time hosted an International Summer school23 with a broad range of courses, e.g. in nano optics and robotics.


    Contact: Samaneh Sharbati (E-Mail)

     

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  • European Center for Power Electronics | Germany

    ECPE is an industry-lead European power electronics community with training and innovation activities in semiconductors. Its members come in equal parts from industry and academia and have a high interest in increased semiconductor skills. ECPE will use its European network to disseminate the project results beyond the consortium countries and collect industry input.


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  • Technical University of Sofia | Bulgaria

    The Technical University of Sofia (TUS), Bulgaria is the largest technical university in Bulgaria and a leader in the field of electronics, microelectronics and nanotechnologies, and virtual engineering. TUS collaborates closely with industry und runs several modern laboratories for practical education. TUS is part of the European University of Technologies (Eut+) and brings this experience of internationally collaborating with educational institutions into the project, especially in the areas of course development and long-term partnerships. TUS also participates in setting up a joint virtual lab, where it brings in experience and equipment for failure analysis in the semiconductor domain.


    Contact: Dimitar Nikolov (E-Mail)

     

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  • EnduroSat | Bulgaria

    EnduroSat (EDS) is one of the fastest growing space companies in Europe, providing solutions to the global space market. The team believes that universal access to space will inherently improve human life. Its mission is to empower people to connect and progress through space technology. To achieve this, EDS engineers, build and operate high-end and highperforming nanosatellites relying on semiconductors and related engineering services. EDS contributes to the project by bringing in a fascinating application area for semiconductors and much expertise in online education. EDS has created free online education content in the field of space science tech and exploration in Europe called Spaceport with more than 100 hours of content and unique gamification elements, including comics, avatars, 3D maps, awards and upgrades system.


    Contact: Vanya Buchova (E-Mail)

     

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  • University of Southeast Norway | Norway

    The University of Southeast Norway (USN) is the fourth largest university in Norway with over 18,000 students spread over 8 campuses. USN offers profession-oriented and working life-oriented education, research and knowledge dissemination with high international quality. Since 2001 the department of Microsystems (IMS) has provided Bachelor, Master and PhD programmes within electronics and micro- and nanosystem technology, including a Joint International Erasmus Mundus Master program in Smart Systems Integrated Solutions together with two other European universities. In CHIPS of Europe, USN will lead tasks, commit to programme and curriculum development in line with the industry need, raise awareness of semiconductor technology among the youth and be an important contributor in building a robust and enduring European network within this domain.


    Contact: Kristin Imenes (E-Mail)

     

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  • GE Vingmed Ultrasound | Norway

    GE Vingmed Ultrasound is a market leader in cardiovascular and hand-held medical ultrasound. GE Vingmed Ultrasound has a proud history of innovation, delivering ultrasound systems with excellent image quality and a wide range of image quantification and image visualization solutions for better healthcare. GE Vingmed Ultrasound is part of GE Healthcare, one of the largest players in the global healthcare industry. GE will provide guidance on aligning subjects and study programmes with industry demands, promote the semiconductor field to both young individuals and the broader public and extend the opportunities for internship and thesis projects prospects for students.


    Contact: Helge Grinde (E-Mail)

     

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  • Université Paris Saclay | France

    The University of Paris-Saclay (UPSaclay), France is one of the largest universities in France with 48000 students and 500 laboratories for experimental labs. In the framework of CHIPS, the largest French academic clean room is hosted by the university with a specific section of 200 m2 dedicated for teaching activities, 700 hours of practical sessions for 200 students per year. It allows to bring a practical approach on various fields related to semiconductors technologies such as microelectronics and photonics. For that purpose, Paris-Saclay will have a strong involvement for the development of virtual lab but also to provide practical session to students from the consortium to compare the results from virtual labs. It will also have inputs on dissemination and demonstration of the know-how in the field of semiconductors technologies.


    Contact: Guillaume Agnus (E-Mail)

     

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  • Lunds University | Sweden

    Lund University (ULUND), Sweden stands as a prestigious beacon of higher education and research excellence in Lund, Sweden. With a storied history dating back to its founding in 1666, it holds the distinction of being one of Sweden's oldest and largest universities. Renowned for its unwavering commitment to academic excellence, and within electronics engineering ULUND consistently ranks among the top 75 foremost institutions globally. A hallmark of Lund University is its forward-thinking, interdisciplinary approach, fostering collaboration among various disciplines to tackle complex global challenges head-on. Within the participating department, three cutting-edge research centers, including classIC (SSF-financed), along with two Vinnova centers, ACT and NextG2com, underscore ULUND's commitment to pioneering research and innovation. The university boasts an impressive track record of nurturing entrepreneurship, with successful spin-off companies like Acconeer, Beammwave, and Xenergic emerging from its dynamic academic ecosystem.


    Contact: Joachim Rodrigues (E-Mail)

     

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  • Center for Research and Analysis | Bulgaria

    The Center for Research and Analysis (CRA) is a non-government organization with vast experience which will contribute to dissemination and communication activities thanks to its know-how and long-term traditions in research communication skills.


    Contact: Albena Vutsova (E-Mail)

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  • nextnano GmbH | Germany

    nextnano GmbH, an SME based in Munich, Germany, is a spin-off from the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technische Universität München (former Chair for Theoretical Semiconductor Physics, emeritus Prof. Peter Vogl). It was founded in 2012 to develop and commercialize software for the simulation of electronic and optoelectronic semiconductor nanodevices. In particular, the focus is on the simulation of the quantum mechanical properties of such devices. The nextnano software is used by more than 350 customers and in more than 35 countries. The vision of nextnano GmbH is to establish the nextnano software as the de facto standard simulator for the next generation of electronic and optoelectronic semiconductor nanodevices. To date, the company has 12 employees and has been granted 4 prestigious EU research grants. While the nextnano software has been used by thousands of semiconductor researchers worldwide, its adoption for use in teaching is still too low. The main reason is the lack of adequate teaching material. Within this proposal, together with the input and freedback from the university partners, modern teaching material will be prepared, eventually resulting in an educational version of the nextnano software that will be used worldwide by professors teaching semiconductor device physics, and their students.


    Contact: Stefan Birner (E-Mail)

     

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Associated Project Partners

Associated Partners will play an important role in providing knowledge, manpower, and financial support to those activities where their expertise can complement the partners’ (e.g. software tools for chips design or digital twins of lab equipment). Their presence in the consortium ensures a successful cooperation also in the long term and helps in building a strong ecosystem and disseminate project results in Europe and beyond.

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