News

ECWT, in the framework of ECoVEM, took part in a conference focused on reskilling and upskilling vulnerable workers in various digital sectors.

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Event for raising the attractiveness of VET in microelectronics was organised by SCAS with competition on 26-28 October 2023. The exhibition showcased the projects of VET students and demonstrations has been organised.

Contribution of INES to the European Year of Skills 2023

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Students Innovation hub of TU-Sofia.

VET schools’ students are encouraged to participate in research and develop innovative projects, in the competition "Student Innovation Hub of TU-Sofia" for scientific, methodological and technical support of their innovative development, conceptual design, construction, technology, software solution and more.

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Webtech#SCS - Recrutement, attirer les talents dans le domaine électronique Mardi 20 Octobre 2023 | 11h - 12h

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Courses on Microelectronics and its applications

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Students from Sofia Technical University ranked Bulgaria first in the international robotics competition - Robotex International 23.

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Forum on Vocational Excellence 2023
During the Forum on Vocational Excellence 2023 25-26 September in Amsterdam, education and training providers, governments and businesses of all CoVEs come together to share knowledge, inspire and learn from each other in this exciting European Year of Skills.

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The SEMICON Europa “20 Under 30” recognition program honors the industry’s brightest young people successful in their careers in the microelectronics sector. Nominees must be under the age of 30 as of November 13, 2023, and have two years' work experience in the microelectronics sector.

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Cyprus Link to the survey

Spain Link to the survey

France Link to the survey

Bulgaria Link to the survey

Italy Link to the survey

Norway Link to the survey

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.


Disclaimer: "The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein".

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

    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

    VIE - SUISSE - Layouter analogique RF https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Monteur électricien / Monteuse électricienne https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Internship: Fully Automated Macromodeling for Early Stage System-Level https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Ingénieur / Ingénieure en micro-électronique en industrie https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Staff Engineer for Process Integration/Product (f/m/div) for SiC Power MOSFETs https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Analog/Mixed-Signal Design Engineer https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Digital Verification Engineer https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    (Sr.) Principal SiC Development Engineer https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    (Sr.) Process Integration Engineer (m/f/d) – SiC https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    (Sr.) Process Integration Engineer (m/f/d) - SiC Wafer Backside https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Senior Digital Design Engineer https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Senior Analog/AMS Design Engineer https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Cutting Edge Sensor Development https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    SiC Process Architect https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Sensor Architect for Inertial Sensors https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Engineer semiconductor technology https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    IC-Layouter https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Development Engineer for Analog/Mixed-Signal Simulation Flow & Tools in ASIC Design https://ec.europa.eu/eures

    Research

    Master's thesis: Analysis of damage structures in microelectronics using computer vision https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    PhD student in Electronic Systems with focus on electrodynamic modeling https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    Trainee - Electronic Design Automation in Microelectronics https://ec.europa.eu/eures
    PhD - Wide-Bandgap Semiconductor Devices for Power Applications 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
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    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.
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    Мentoring program for women entrepreneurs
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    Women in Microelectronics - Survey on Gender Diversity in the European Semiconductor Industry
    Link to survey

    Partners

    Bulgarian Industrial AssociationPartner

    Contact person: Veselin Iliev
    ierc@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
    murillo@gaia.es
    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