The Train-the-Trainers action aims at the delivery of micro-/nanosystems awareness courses to trainers and experts of electronics and related disciplines, who are working in Eastern Europe. These professors, teachers, PhD students, and young scientists (who are considered future trainers) are interested in getting acquainted with and obtaining educational tools about the basic disciplines of micro-/nanosystems that could be lectured by them for their students. The methodology of the Train-the-Trainers action contributes to the development of partnerships between training providers, research institutions, and creative industries, thus promoting the well-functioning of the knowledge triangle. The research side of the knowledge triangle is promoted by awareness presentations of leading edge research equipment manufacturers and by inclusion of laboratory visits, hands-on trainings, and presentations of local professors into the agenda. The innovation side of the triangle is emphasized by inviting industrial experts to lecture some novel innovations as good examples / best practices.
The Train-the-Trainers action includes the organization of eight "Nanotechnology for Electronics" awareness courses at sites in different East-European countries.
The Train-the-Trainers action intends to respond to the recommendations of the EuroTraining Roadmap regarding the content and practice for European training in nanoelectronics. In particular the aim is to reach the goals derived from the Commission's directives, the Vision-2020 Report and the Nanoelectronics ETP's Strategic Research Agenda.
1st and 2nd T-t-T courses were held in pair at the University Politehnica of Bucharest & National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies (IMT in Bucharest) on 7-8 October, 2013 and at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, on 9-10 October, 2013:
3rd and 4th T-t-T courses were held in pair at the Continental & University Politehnica of Timisoara on 9-10 April, 2014 and at the CIMC, University of Novi Sad, on 16-17 June, 2014:
5th and 6th T-t-T courses were in Czarna-Rzeszow, Poland, and in Kosice, Slovakia in September 2014:
7th and 8th T-t-T courses were held in pair at the Central European Institute of Technology of the Brno University of Technology in Brno on 24-25 March 2015; and at the Warsaw University of Technology with a visit to the Institute of Electron Technology, Warsaw on-26-27 March 2015:
The last "Nanotechnology for Electronics" T-t-T course
is organized on 6-7 May 2015, in Eger, Hungary, collocated and mixed with the 38th IEEE ISSE Spring Seminar on Electronics Technology (www.isse-eu.net).
More information can be found in the course flyer and program:
Testimonials of the organizers of the first six courses:
A total of more than 600 potential faculty members have achieved training and received training material in the most advanced subjects of micro-/nano technologies. Some of the Chairs of the organizing universities honoured the Train-the-Trainers courses by sharing their valuable opinions with us. Download the Testimonial_TtT_courses.pdf.
Further information / contact persons:
Dr. Oliver Krammer (firstname.lastname@example.org tel: +36 1 4632755)
Dr. Zsolt Illyefalvi-Vitez (email@example.com tel: +36 1 4632753)
Budapest University of Technology and Economics,
Department of Electronics Technology, Hungary
More information about the achievements of EuroTraining's educational and networking activities you can find in the following downloadable documents:
T-t-T Abstract book
Global Networks on Nanotechnology Education, IMAPS 2014
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