The NanoEl project aims at transferring knowledge between EU higher education institutions and institutions in China, Malaysia, India and Israel, and between the Partner Countries’ (PCs) institutions to adapt, innovate and modernise existing curricula in Nanoelectronics in the four PCs; to develop new certified courses, to test innovated curricula and to disseminate the results.
Il progetto NanoEl ha l’obiettivo di trasferire conoscenze tra Scuole di Alta Formazione Europee e istituti in Cina, Malesia, India e Israele, e tra gli istituti delle nazioni partner (Partner Countries – PCs), per adattare, innovare e modernizzare gli esistenti curricula in Nanoelettronica nelle 4 nazioni partner; inoltre sviluppare new corsi certificati, per testare curricula innovativi e disseminare i risultati.
The NEREID project (“NanoElectronics Roadmap for Europe: Identification and Dissemination”) is dedicated to map the future of European Nanoelectronics. Started in November 2015, NEREID is a Cooperation and Support action that has received funding for three years from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 685559.NEREID’s objective is to develop a roadmap for the European nanoelecronics industry, starting from the needs of applications and leveraging the strengths of the European eco-system. In addition, it will lead to an early benchmark/identification of promising novel nanoelectronic technologies, and an identification of bottlenecks all along the innovation (value) chain.
Lab4MEMS II focuses on Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MOEMS) that merge MEMS1 with Micro-optics to sense or manipulate optical signals using integrated mechanical, optical, and electrical systems, while the original project maintains its emphasis on developing a pilot line for next-generation MEMS devices augmented with such advanced technologies as piezoelectric or magnetic materials and 3D packaging. Like its sister project, Lab4MEMS II is being launched by the European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council (ENIAC) Joint Undertaking (JU), a public-private partnership in nanoelectronics.
The EduNano project is aimed at common courses development for the new skills needed for the new jobs in the multidisciplinary nanotechnology for MSc degree level, professionals and teacher training.
There are few individual research teams, laboratories or companies that can claim to be able to respond to the technological challenges. To meet these needs in this project 3 European and 6 Israeli universities and 2 companies/research centres will share infrastructure, technological and human resources to develop certified modules, based on ECTS to be used in the corresponding partners’ training programmes in nanotechnologies.
The universities will share their infrastructure, technological and human resources, they will recognise the common certified modules but each university will keep his autonomy regarding the national diploma delivery. The implementation of the joint courses will start during the second project year as a part of the regular educational practices at each university.
The objective of the EuroTraining project is to provide a European Training Infrastructure facilitating the provision of high calibre training across Europe. The structure will support professional advancement training as well as academic training. Professional course providers will get a central place for the presentation of their training offer while academics will get a course material exchange service targeting graduate nanoelectronics schools. The training action will enhance the development of the European knowledge-based society in the field of nanoelectronics.
Lab4MEMS will feature the Pilot Line for innovative technologies on advanced piezoelectric and magnetic materials, including advanced Packaging technologies to meet the ever evolving market needs:
1. Micro-actuators, micro-pumps, sensors and electrical power generators, integrated on silicon-based piezoelectric materials (PZT) for use in Data Storage, Ink Jet, Health Care, Automotive and Energy Scavenging
2. Magnetic field sensors integrated on silicon-based Anisotropic Magneto Resistance (AMR) materials, for use in consumer applications such as GPS positioning and mobile phones
3. Advanced packaging technologies and vertical interconnections (flip chip, Through Silicon Vias or Through Mold Vias) for full 3D integration, for use in CONSUMER and HEALTHCARE application such as body area sensors and remote monitoring.
SMAC – Smart Components & Smart Systems Integration
Smart systems consist of heterogeneous subsystems and components providing different functionalities; they are normally implemented as “Multi-Package on a Board”.
To fully exploit the potential of current nanoelectronics technologies, as well as to enable the integration of existing/new IPs and “More than Moore” devices, smart system miniaturization and “Multi-Chip in a Package” implementation are unavoidable. Such goals are only achievable if a flexible software platform (i.e., the SMAC platform) for smart subsystems/components design and integration is made available to designers and system integrators.
The SMAC platform will allow to successfully address the following grand challenges related to the design and manufacturing of miniaturized smart systems: (1) Development of innovative smart subsystems and components demonstrating advanced performance, ultra low power and the capability of operating under special conditions (e.g., high reliability, long lifetime). (2) Design of miniaturized and integrated smart systems with advanced functionality and performance, including nanoscale sensing systems, possibly operating autonomously and in a networked fashion.
The NanoSkills project has been developed with the support of the LifeLong Learning Program of the European Union. The project is intended to support the development of sectoral qualifications system and frameworks by definition of qualifications of engineers and technicians in nanotechnologies in terms of learning outcomes to promote transparency and recognition of vocational education and training.
NanoEl is an Erasmus LLP project for sharing technologies and human resources. The project partner’s universities work for dissemination of knowledge and information, in order to develop teaching material in the form of courses or modules within the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology.
The aim of STIMESI is to stimulate and further increase the Microsystems design activities in European universities and research institutes. STIMESI organises and runs MEMS training courses that concentrate on the design tools, design kits and processes that are readily available through EUROPRACTICE.
Objective of the project is to develop a new technology based on laser-induced printing of conductive tracks on CNT/polymers composites with the scope of improving safety, confort and energy saving properties of new generation vehicles.?
This objective can be attained by using new composites materials based on application of nanotechnology concepts and by drawing and testing architectures of conductive tracks with potential properties as temperature, heat flow, stresses, strains, applied forces and chemical ageing sensors.
ToxiChip aims to develop and promote alternative in-vitro testing methods for the monitoring of a vast array of toxins, thus alleviating the current demand for animal sacrifice while also permitting high throughput screening. This project has the strategic objective of developing both prokaryote and eukaryote cell based biochip platforms, which are capable of examining cytotoxicity.