Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is the world’s best-performing research university in terms of research cooperation with industry (#1 since 2009) and a world-leading university in engineering science and technology. National and international research programs are executed by more than 50 research groups at TUE.
TUe has tremendous experience in leading, coordinating and managing large European research and training projects, including Marie Skłodowska Curie ITN projects. The TUe Innovation Lab offers professional advice with regard to legal, technical as well as business-related issues, and has gained top-level expertise in the administrative, financial and legal management of EU projects.
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) research is a pillar of EES (Electrical Energy Systems) group within the Electrical Engineering Faculty. We develop advanced modeling and measurement techniques that will help the designers of electronic systems to fully understand and simulate the key factors leading to potential degradation of signals in their systems at an early stage of the design process. The research focus ranges from “small” systems (e.g. noise propagation in integrated circuits) up to “large” ones (e.g. lightning protection of aircrafts). The innovative modeling and measurement techniques are rooted in advanced analytical electromagnetics, statistical electromagnetics and simulation techniques.
KU Leuven is the largest university in Belgium and a LERU Charter member. It had > 540 European research projects in FP7 (2007-2013), and was 6th in the league of HES institutions participating in FP7. In Horizon 2020, KU Leuven currently has more than 330 approved projects, and is in 11th place for European institutions hosting ERC grants. To date, >100 ERC Grantees confirm that KU Leuven is a breeding ground (55 Starting Grants) and attractive destination for the world’s best researchers. The success in the FP7 and Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions, with 73 (I/E)TN, is a manifestation of the three pillars of KU Leuven: research, education and service to society.
The M-Group is focused on the growing demand, by builders and users, for machines and systems to more advanced and fully integrated mechatronic systems. The M-Group KU Leuven supervisors are leading experts in dependable mechatronic systems. Key competences include mission- and safety-critical systems, fault-tolerant design, software coding, EMC, sensor networks as well as machine systems and control.
The SMaRT group (Soft Matter, Rheology and Technology) aims at designing methodologies for intelligent process or product (formulation) design using complex fluids or soft matter. Hence, our research can be situated at the intersection of classical chemical engineering (transport phenomena) and soft matter physics and chemistry. From a materials point of view, the two most important classes studied are polymers and colloidal dispersions.
The University of Twente is a public university in the Netherlands with a primary focus on Engineering and with considerable experience in training through research. Together, 3300 scientists and professionals carry out ground-breaking research, bring about high technological innovation, and provide inspiring teaching for more than 10,000 students. The university has the nickname of ‘The Entrepreneurial University’, and has generated over 750 new companies in the last 3 decades. The campus is home to around 100 businesses, including student-run businesses. The EMC group performs research in EMC with a focus on measurement techniques, preventing EMI and EMC in complex (mission-critical) systems.
The University of York (UoY) has over 20,000 students, is a member of the Russell Group and performed strongly in the most recent REF, carried out in 2014, with results placing the University among the leading institutions in the UK for research. The proportion of research activity of world-leading, 4* status is among the highest of any UK university, and York is rated 14th overall and 10th of 155 higher education institutions for the impact of its research. Eight of the University’s academic departments were ranked in the top five for their subject while twelve were in the top ten in terms of impact. (Performance – Research, University of York).
The Department of Electronic Engineering had 87% of research activity in the department judged as internationally excellent (REF 2014 results – Research, University of York). The Applied Electromagnetics and Devices Laboratory is part of the Communications Technologies research group. It has rf measurement capabilities to 40GHz, with both anechoic and reverberation chambers, along with a range of shielding measurement capabilities. It also has commercial and locally written computational electromagnetics codes along with group and University level computing facilities for simulation. The department has a wide range of mechanical and electronic fabrication capabilities to support the fabrication of experimental jigs.
The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution of research and higher education, specializing in the fields of architecture, science, engineering and technology.
The UPC is the Spanish technical university with the highest percentage of graduate doctors. Is structured in 10 campuses, 21 schools and faculties and 30 departments. Currently offers 70 undergraduate programs, 73 master programs and 48 doctoral programs. The UPC has 58200 Alumni. The UPC figures for year 2017 are: 30.155 students, 3.093 teaching and research staff, 1.967 UPC staff, 52 patents, 61.5 million euros R&D income, 166 European projects, 515 national and regional projects, 4796 scientific publications, 359 PhD Thesis, 2 spin-off and 8 start-up.
The Parasol’s will get their technical supervision and training in the Electromagnetic Compatibility Group (GCEM). GCEM is part of the Electronic and Biomedical Instrumentation research group of the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). GCEM is formed by a team of researchers and highly qualified technical staff who are actively involved in applied research projects and technology transfer activities to the industrial sector. The group focuses its activity on electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) innovation projects. GCEM main research areas are: Near field measurement, Radiated transient measurements, time domain measurements and Numerical simulation for EMC. In the automotive, aerospace, electro- medical and EMC instrumentation areas.
Part of the training team belongs also to the instrumentation and e-health division of Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering (CREB) of UPC a centre that has been serving the needs of research, technological development, innovation and knowledge transfer of companies, hospitals and institutions related to the field of Health technologies since 1983. The CREB’s multidisciplinary staff includes more than 80 researchers, organized in seven research areas.
Tomas Bata University in Zlín (TBU) is a young international, modern university that educates 9,500 students in the humanities, science, technology, medicine, and the arts. In the Young University Rankings issued by the reputable British Times Higher Education company in 2021, TBU was ranked 351 – 400. TBU is characterised by strong cooperation with the companies and disposes of The Science and Technology Park, which won the prestigious award in the “Business Project of the Year 2012” competition in the “Infrastructure for the Support of Innovative Entrepreneurship Prosperity” category 1st place.
TBU is involved mainly in national projects, such as Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovations for Competitiveness (OP RDE), The Czech Science Foundation (GACR), Projects Funded by the Technology Agency of the CR (TACR), and projects funded by Czech ministries.