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A networked training initiative for embedded systems design

Objective

The objective of the project is to address the shortage of highly skilled personnel in designing and manufacturing embedded systems. The consortium is composed by four European technical universities (Politecnico of Milan; Alari Institute in Lugano; EPF Lausanne; Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya) and by a group of microelectronics and related companies (ST Microelectronics, Mentor Italia and TXT in Italy; INTEL in Ireland; IMEC in Belgium; INTRACOM in Greece; Infineon in Germany). The project provides for a number of training initiatives, built around the Master course in embedded systems held at Alari.

They are: grants for students from candidate countries; support to joint master projects with industry ; dissemination of course contents through summer schools and in-house courses at industry's premises; set-up of a mobility scheme for students (ECTS) and of a support infrastructure for remote learning and tutoring.

OBJECTIVES
The main objective of the project is to address the shortage of highly skilled personnel for the European industrial segment involved in design or manufacturing of embedded systems. More precisely ANTITESYS aims:
1) at preparing researchers/designers oriented to industrial needs, endowed with a cross-disciplinary education as well as with basic soft skills:
2) at providing reskilling for employed personnel in companies, supporting life-long learning and;
3) at creating a strong collaboration between Academia and Industry not only in research, but also in designing and organising a training initiative. At the organisational level, ANTITESYS aims at establishing a training network in microelectronics which allows for high flexibility of training and for mobility of trainees between training institutions and between industry and academia.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
The ANTITESYS project will be centred around the master course in microelectronics at the University of Lugano and provide for the following activities:
(1) Support to master students coming from candidate countries through grants and help for the integration in their study and work context;
2) Set-up of a mobility scheme between the academic partner institutions (ECTS credits), going beyond the classical mobility of undergraduate students and allowing such students, as well as PhD students, to attend lectures by top-level experts and to interact with them in research projects;
3) Organisation of targeted courses for students and for employees of the partner companies, to address specific training needs. The courses will be held in form of elective courses (in Lugano), summer schools (in Lugano, Lausanne, Barcelona and Athens) and in-house courses at industry's premises;
4) Development of applied research projects by master students. The projects will be on subjects defined together with industry, students will be directly tutored by industrial research experts (and work at the industry's premises), and industry will own project results, while supporting the students through grants;
5) Set-up of an on-line infrastructure to access training contents and allow for remote tutoring while students move around in the network, and train students in remote team-work. Finally, during the last part of the project, we will evaluate the economic viability of each of these activities and define a business and marketing plan for the further development of the training initiative.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy

Participants (10)

CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPEAN NETWORKING ASSOCIATION
Austria
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 7
1010 Wien
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Ecublens
1015 Lausanne
INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
Germany
Address
St. Martin Strasse 53
81609 Muenchen
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM VZW
Belgium
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
INTRACOM S.A. HELLENIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY
Greece
Address
Odos Markopoulou 19,5Km Ktirio B5 Mark X
19002 Peania - Attiki
MENTOR ITALIA S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Stephenson 33
20157 Milano
STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Olivetti 2
20041 Agrate Brianza
TXT E-SOLUTIONS SPA
Italy
Address
Via Frigia 27
20126 Milano
UNIVERSITA DELLA SVIZZERA ITALIANA
Switzerland
Address
Via Lambertenghi 10 A
6900 Lugano
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona