EUROPEAN CENTRE OF VOCATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN MICROELECTRONICS

620101-EPP-1-2020-1-BG-EPPKA3-VET-COVE(2020 – 2024)

ECoVEM project brings together VET centres, polytechnics, industrial associations, social partners to establish European Cooperation platform of Vocational Excellence in Microelectronics to tackle the challenges of: digitalisation, artificial intelligence, green technologies, gender equality and technology, integration of migrants. ECoVEM builds on and complements the strengths of national VET systems in countries with more-advanced VET and supports the not so advanced regions to achieve VET excellence. ECoVEM implements innovative instructional approaches towards life-long capacity to self-regulate learning, hard skills and soft skills using the ecosystems-based theoretical models and performance support systems.


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Outcomes and Impact

ECoVEM Objectives

  • Networking of CoVEs, industrial and social partners to share ideas, and experiences towards vocational excellence in microelectronics
  • To develop innovative VET curricula for EQF 3 to 8 in Microelectronics in collaboration with companies and social partners
  • To disseminate the microelectronics achievements in digitalisation, green energy, robotics, space technologies and medicine to raise the attractiveness of VET and microelectronics through open days, international schools and competitions
  • To ensure sustainable governance at national and EU levels
  • To tackle non-discrimination and social inclusion in VET focusing on the gender dimension of employability in the sector and VET for immigrants
  • Events

    Past events

  • UPSKILLING LAB 4.0
  • Light-2D materials Interaction at the atomic scale
  • Nanomaterials in Polymer Electrolytes for Electrochemical Device Applications
  • Incorporation of Nanomaterials in Organic Coatings for Corrosion Protection
  • Nano electronic materials
  • MEMS design Professor Einar Halvorsen
  • The future of Very Large-Scale Integration of Integrated Circuits (VLSI-ICs)
  • BioNanoElectronics
  • Sensor Interface
  • The story of TAU Ventures and the Israeli ecosystem
  • Bio-inspired Systems for IoT devices
  • Sensor interface case example: Capacitive sensor front-end
  • Introduction lecture to MEMS design
  • Outcomes

    ECoVEM Competence Matrix
    Link to the document

    Instructional Design for Innovative Learning Methodologies
    Link to the document

    ECoVEM Guidelines for innovative learner-centred VET 2023 11
    Link to the document

    Development of learning materials v1 TOBEUPDATED
    Link to the document

    ECoVEM Feedback report of TTT courses 2023 _CPC
    Link to the document

    ECoVEM Manual for Train the Trainers 2023
    Link to the document

    ECoVEM Skills Passport, Europass and EURES Suite
    Link to the document

    Plan for pilot test and field trial In PROGRESS_V2
    Link to the document

    ECOVEM Pilot Test Global Report
    Link to the document

    ECOVEM-ANNEX I_Reports-Pilot test-AllPartners
    Link to the document

    BSEC plan implementation
    Link to the document

    Instructional Design for Innovative Learning Methodologies
    Link to the document

    Interim WP3 report
    Link to the document

    Dissemination report
    Link to the document

    Governance Action Plan
    Link to the document

    QA Measures and Instruments CoVE in Microelectronics
    Link to the document

    Skills and Occupational Profiles for Microelectronics Result 2.2
    Link to the document

    Action Plan for Business-Science-Education Cooperation
    Link to the document

    Cooperation Agreement of the ECoVEM Platform
    Link to the document

    Governance Action Plan February 2023
    Link to the document

    Dual Education Work Based Education - Good Practices
    Link to the document

    European and worldwide sources
    for sustainable financial model for ECoVEM and VET providers

    1. Public sources

    EU Access to Finance      Link

    Erasmus+     Link

    InvestHorizon     Link

    Horizon Europe     Link

    Strategic implementation plan     Link

    Connecting Europe Facility - Telecom     Link

    European Defence Fund     Link

    Digital Europe Programme     Link

    European Space Agency     Link

    European Institute of Innovation and Technology     Link

    NextGenerationEU (europa.eu)     Link

    Research executive agency (REA)     Link

    Eurostars      Link

    Intereg Europe     Link

    BaltCap      Link

    Practica Capital      Link

    Northcap      Link

    Nekko Capital     Link

    2. Outside EU

    National Aerospace Agency (NASA)     Link

    British Venture Capital Association      Link

    Innovation Norway     Link

    Swiss Innovation Agency     Link

    3. Private sources

    STMicroelectronics     Link

    Capital-E     Link

    Electronics Companies with Late Stage Venture Funding     Link

    Venture Capital fund in Electronic     Link

    MESH     Link

    LG Technology Ventures     Link

    Israeli Venture Capital Fund Elron     Link

    Blue Sky Capital Venture Capital for Component Electronics     Link

    Renesas Electronics     Link

    Angel List     Link

    European Association for Business Angels     Link

    European Venture Capital and Private Equity Association     Link

    European Association of Guarantee Institutions     Link

    InnovFin EU Finance for Innovators     Link

    European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH)      Link

    European Investment Project Portal (EIPP)     Link

    EFSI investment platforms     Link

    EFSI in combination with EU funds     Link

    4. Information sources

    SemiconductorEngineering     Link

    INVESTOPEDIA     Link

    Jobs

    Employment

    Quality Assurance Technician https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Lead MTS Verification Engineering https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Sr. Manager Digital IC Design (ASIC, FPGA) https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Ingénieur-e conception et test électronique https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Ingénieur-e Conception et Support Electronique https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Elektro- en instrumentatie (E&I) monteur https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    CIFRE - Multiscale high field simulation for image sensors https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    CDI - Ingénieur Caractérisation Electrique https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    CDI - Ingénieur design digital (RTL) compétences en firmware https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Ingénieur Electronique Hardware https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Senior Chip Design Manager https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Digital Design Engineer https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Analog/Mixed-Signal Design Expert https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Digital Verification Engineer https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Analog Design Engineer Munich https://www.stepstone.de
    Electronic Engineer https://www.stepstone.de
    Engineer semiconductor technology https://www.stepstone.de
    Senior Analog/AMS Design Engineer https://www.stepstone.de
    Senior FPGA Engineer https://www.stepstone.de

    Research

    Scientific group leader (PostDoc) https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Full-time doctorate research fellowships https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Master Thesis Student (f/m/x) Battery Development https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Bachelor Thesis: To implement the controller for hybrid SC DC-DC converter for stardelta topolo https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Researcher in CMOS integrated circuits optical/chemical sensors https://ec.europa.eu/eures

    Women in microelectronics



    On 27th June ECWT hosted a thematic workshop titled "Women in Tech: Let's break the silicon ceiling" at ERACON 2023. The workshop focused on the European Chips Act and skills shortage and provided practical guidance for achieving growing diversity, equity and inclusion in the European Microelectronics industry.
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    The European Laboratory For Pedagogical Action - Research And Student-Centred Learning (ELaRA)
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    Diversity Driving Business Growth Webinar Maximizing Performance Through Generational Inclusion
    More information

    Registration

    Business Lady Excellence, 15-16 of March, Sofia Tech Park
    On March 16, 2023, at a sophisticated gala ceremony, the XIII edition of the BUSINESS LADY INTERNATIONAL 2023 Annual Awards of the Business Lady magazine and club will take place. The awards are presented for the greatest contribution of the Bulgarian business woman in different categories.
    Link

    Мentoring program for women entrepreneurs
    Link

    Women in Microelectronics - Survey on Gender Diversity in the European Semiconductor Industry
    Link to survey

    Partners

    Bulgarian Industrial AssociationPartner

    Contact person: Veselin Iliev
    ierc2@bia-bg.com
    https://en.bia-bg.com

    Student Computer Art Society (SCAS)Partner

    Contact person: Rosen Petkov
    rosen@scas.bg
    https://scas.bg/

    MASHO EOODPartner

    Contact person:
    Malenko Marinov
    malenko.marinov@abv.bg
    http://www.mashoeood.com

    J-ArtEck Jugendbildungsstätte e.V.Partner

    Contact person: Ella Nilova
    ellanilova@gmail.com
    https://www.j-arteck.org

    SEMI EUROPE GMBHPartner

    Contact person: Maria Afsar
    mafsar@semi.org
    https://www.semi.org/eu

    Technical University BerlinPartner

    Contact person: Elena Eingorn
    elena.eyngorn@ilr.tu-berlin.de
    https://www.tu.berlin/en/

    EXOLAUNCH GMBHPartner

    Contact person: Svetlana Jasic
    svetlana.jasic@ecm-academy.de
    https://exolaunch.com

    IAL Innovazione Apprendimento Lavoro Friuli Venezia Giulia srlPartner

    Contact person: Marianna Muin
    marianna.muin@ial.fvg.it
    https://www.ialweb.it

    COMET SCRLPartner

    Contact person: Riccardo Zanelli
    riccardo.zanelli@clustercomet.it
    https://clustercomet.it

    Associazione CIMEA (Centro di informazione sulla mobilità e le equivalenze accademiche)Partner

    Contact person: Manuela Costone
    m.costone@cimea.it
    http://www.cimea.it/en/index.aspx

    Institut National d’Energie Solaire, INES-FormationPartner

    Contact person: Immaculada Miracle
    immaculada.miracle@ines-solaire.org
    https://www.ines-solaire.org

    Pôle SCSPartner

    Contact person: Marielle Campanella
    marielle.campanella@pole-scs.org
    https://www.pole-scs.org/en/

    Asociación Nacional de Centros de Formación con Certificado dePartner

    Contact person: Imma Miralles
    imiralles@anccp.es
    www.anccp.es

    Confederación Española de la Pequeña y Mediana Empresa CEPYMEPartner

    Contact person: Javier Gonzales
    jgonzalez@cepyme.es
    https://www.cepyme.es

    Universidad Nacional de Educacion a DistanciaPartner

    Contact person: Elio San Christobal
    elio@ieec.uned.es
    https://www.uned.es

    Cyprus Productivity CentrePartner

    Contact person: Andreas Polydorou
    apolydorou@kepa.mlsi.gov.cy
    http://www.mlsi.gov.cy

    CYPRUS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRYPartner

    Contact person: Demetra Palaonda
    demetrap@ccci.org.cy
    https://ccci.org.cy

    European Association of Career GuidancePartner

    Contact person: Gregory Makrides
    makrides.g@eaecnet.com
    http://eacg.eu

    EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGY (ECWT)Partner

    Contact person: Eva Fabry
    eva.fabry@womenandtechnology.eu
    http://www.ecwt.eu

    Romit LtdPartner

    Contact person: Dimitar Tokmakov
    office@romit-bg.com
    http://www.romit-bg.com

    GAIAPartner

    Contact person: Cristina Murillo
    https://www.gaia.eus

    Technical University of SofiaProject coordinator

    Contact person: Slavka Tzanova
    slavka.tzanova@tu-sofia.bg
    tu-sofia.bg

    Associated partners

    MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE

    NATSIONALNA AGENTSIA ZA PROFESIONALNO OBRAZOVANIE I OBUTCHENIE

    COMITATO SINDACALE INTERREGIONALE FVG

    KYPRIAKI ETAIREIA PISTOPOIISIS LIMITED

    REGIONE AUTONOMA FRIULIVENEZIA GIULIA

    HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF CYPRUS

    CONFEDERACION ESPANOLA DE CENTROS DE ENSENANZA ASOCIACION C.E.

    Contacts

    Project Coordinator: Slavka Tzanova email: slavka.tzanova@tu-sofia.bg
    System Officer: Stoyan Bogdanov email: stoqn.bogdanov@gmail.com