25 March 2021

Mesap goes to Europe #3/2021


5E Contest: Deadline extended to 28 March!

Are you an institution involved in the development, design or production of electronic products in the fields of nanoelectronics (NE), flexible, organic and printed electronics (FOPE) or electronic smart systems (ESS)? Then you are the right candidate for the 5E Contest promoted in the framework of the European project 5E. The 5E Contest is free and open to all electronics innovators based in Europe. You can participate by filling in the online form by 28 March 2021 (DEADLINE EXTENSION). The competition will award prizes for the best electronic products developed by individual entities or within projects funded at regional, national and European level. The winners will be celebrated during the SSI Conference 2021, 27 – 29 April!

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FIT4FoF: Italian pilot action launched

MESAP started the Italian pilot action together with the Danish partners of UCN – University College of Northern Denmark. This phase sees the direct involvement of a number of members and is based on the learning design process called ICoED – Industrial Collaborative Educational Design, a methodology developed within the FIT4FoF project by colleagues at UCN. It is a co-design method that facilitates the design of learning activities through 3 phases and 8 steps, using specific tools and techniques. The methodology brings together the following actors: employee, trainer, employer and process facilitators to co-develop training activities dedicated to pilot companies in response to the upskilling and reskilling needs of the workforce in the transition to Industry 4.0.

Project Pilot preview here

BOOST4BSO: Testing with Business Support Organisations is underway

April will see the start of a series of appointments dedicated to local and regional institutions (BSO – Business Support Organisations) to test and validate the capacity building programme developed by the Boost4BSO consortium to support SMEs in the transition to Industry 4.0. During these appointments the methodologies and mechanisms will be illustrated, followed by gaming sessions for practical learning. After the summer, the piloting phase will start with the companies, which will have at their disposal a carnet of services adaptable to their maturity levels with the aim of realising their own path towards I4.0. More updates soon!

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Collaboration Opportunities in European Markets

The selected European market collaboration opportunities for March are online. Brilliant SMEs from all over Europe are looking for research and development partners for a variety of applications: from structural components for the aerospace and automotive industries to electric motor solutions, custom battery modules and cell motors, not to mention innovative measurement and testing solutions! The column is produced in collaboration with Confindustria Piemonte, partner of the Enterprise Europe Network – EEN promoted by the European Commission.

Here the updated selection


New European Open Calls in the dedicated MESAP website section

MESAP selects and flags EU Open Calls for innovative solutions and technologies. The collected opportunities are periodically updated by the Mesap Team and new recommendations are also published through our Newsletter.

Financial support opportunities here

Zero Defects Manufacturing Platform project launches the first Open Call

It is possible to participate in the first Open Call of the H2020 project ZDMP – Zero Defects Manufacturing Platform aimed at creating an extensible platform to support factories in achieving zero defects with a focus on product and production. The first Open Call is aimed at SMEs in the manufacturing and ICT sectors to create, test, validate and integrate innovative zero-defect Industry4.0 solutions using ZDMP components, services and platform. Projects will receive funding from €50,000 to €150,000 to complete a 9-month work period. Deadline: 30 April 2021.

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15th Slicon Saxony Day: Registration from 27 March 2021

WHEN: 27 May 2021, online Silicon Saxony Day has been the most important technology transfer platform in Saxony for over 15 years. It offers cross-industry insights into current and future technologies and solutions in the areas of hardware, software and connectivity with a focus on the ICT technology sector and application industries such as mobility & logistics, aerospace, energy, medicine, smart cities. In addition to the largest high-tech network in Saxony, start-ups, SMEs, research institutes, authorities and institutions from Saxony, Germany, Europe and the world meet here every year. There is a discounted registration fee for MESAP members as a partner of the Silicon Europe Alliance.

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