18 May 2021

Mesap goes to Europe #5/2021


5E Contest: Award Ceremony, what happened!

On April 27, 2021, the Award Ceremony of the 5E Contest was held at the Smart Systems Integration Conference 2021, an event of international relevance in the Smart Systems field! The Contest was organized by the 5E project with the aim to support the European electronics industry and celebrating its excellence, with particular attention to the sectors of nanoelectronics (NE), flexible-organic and printed electronics (FOPE) and electronic smart systems (ESS). The 5E consortium received a total of 33 applications from 10 European countries!

We are pleased to announce that the 3 winners are:

CATEGORY 1 – Best electronics product developed by a single entity: Sustainable Multifunctional Biface Sensor, Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) | Austria

CATEGORY 2 – Best electronics product developed as part of a funded project: SENSYS: The Electrochromic Fish, VTT Technical Research Center | Finland

CATEGORY 3 – Best electronics product with convergence between electronics Areas: Lilith, HYPE | Italy

To find out more

E2DRIVER: Pilot action for training activities in the energy field – starting in June 2021

Are you a manufacturing SME and do you work in the Automotive market? Would you like to improve your business contribution in terms of energy efficiency? As part of the E2DRIVER project we are looking for an Italian company interested in training activities starting from June. Here are some actions foreseen by the training:

  • Training and tutoring sessions with specialized figures on theoretical topics and their application in the company context;
  • Definition of a project work dedicated to the company reality;
  • Simulations and training with Virtual Reality.

If you are interested write to f.fallarini@mesap.it and you will be contacted to learn more about the project opportunities. We are collecting subscriptions until May 21, do not miss this opportunity! If participation is not possible at this time, stay in touch with us for the replication which will start in autumn.

More details on training activities

FIT4FoF: The story of the pilot action with our member MTS

The Italian pilot action dedicated to our member MTS Srl – Meccanica Tonel Sergio and in collaboration with colleagues from UCN – University College of Northern Denmark took place between March and April. What happened? Through the co-design methodology called ICoED – Industrial Collaborative Educational Design, we carried out 3 workshops, divided into 8 steps, which led to the definition of an ad hoc training plan for MTS in response to its upskilling needs towards industry 4.0.

Here is a short excerpt from the interview with MTS:

“The ICoED approach covers all aspects that must be considered in the design of the training, the experience has been extremely innovative and useful to the point that MTS expresses the desire to use it in the future. The applied methodology made it possible to identify the requirements, skills and professional profiles, developing a unique and transferable training, placing the participants at the center of the training project, allowing employees to participate in the planning and allowing them to adapt to new professional requirements and skills that digitalization and automation are introducing in production “.

We are excited about this result, but it doesn’t end there! The replication phase will start soon and we are looking for companies interested in taking part! For more information write to f.fallarini@mesap.it

Discover more on the FIT4FoF project

BOOST4BSO: From the Champions League to opportunities for SMEs

The BOOST4BSO Champions League has ended, the gaming-based training course that saw almost 50 Business Support Organizations challenge each other on topics related to digital transition to help SMEs in their digitalization path.  

The meetings focused on 4 aspects:

1) The key role of company assessment in digitization;
2) The technological implications of industry 4.0 for a successful transformation;
3) An overview of the effects and business implications of industry 4.0;
4) The creation of a roadmap to make the “leap” in 4.0. 

Now it’s up to the companies, which through a call soon to open, will be able to benefit from the accompanying services (toolbox) developed by the project.  

For more information


ECSEL Italy Workshop on Research and Innovation Programs for Electronic Components and Systems

When: May 19, 2021, online
On May 19th, from 9.30 to 13.30, ECSEL Italy organizes a virtual conference on Research and Innovation programs on Electronic Components and Systems (ECS). On this day the future research programs of the European Commission under Horizon Europe and the funding prospects of the major Italian ministries will be presented, within the framework of the National Research Plan, and the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. The plans will be compared with the strategic roadmaps for Electronics developed by the European platforms of the sector, by the European 5E project and by committees of experts.  

Registration is required to receive the participation link.
Registration and program

Matchmaking Friday: Consumer Electronics Edition

When: June 4, 2021, online
DSP Valley and Minalogic clusters, our partners in the Silicon Europe Alliance, invite you to the next Matchmaking Friday on June 4th 2021, from 9.00 to 13.00. Online event dedicated to flexible electronics with a focus on Consumer Electronics. The event includes a pitch session to which it is possible to apply.   Flexible electronics applied to consumer electronics represents a combination with multiple advantages. Some of these technologies have already hit the market for some years, but recent developments in flexible and printed electronics can provide exciting new features.

Registration here