Eindhoven University of Technology (TUe, www.tue.nl) 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 ofEES (Electrical energy System) 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.
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.
KU Leuven (http://www.kuleuven.be) 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 KU Leuven supervisors (http://iiw.kuleuven.be/Bruges/groep-m/) 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.
Doctoral training is provided in the framework of the Leuven Arenberg Doctoral School (https://set.kuleuven.be/phd). To assist ESRs in matters of work permits, visas, living, mobility, housing, etc., KU Leuven has the International Admissions Office (an Official Marie Skłodowska Curie mobility centre recognized by the Flemish government) with dedicated officers that offers new colleagues HR, recruitment and career- management support – www.kuleuven.be/welcome). For support in administration and finances an EU team (www.kuleuven.be/eu/contact) with 14 full-time employed experts to support with legal/financial/administrative/HR/ matters which in their can turn to a team of >50 people (including lawyers, accountants, IPR experts, etc.) for assistance at LRD TTO.
The University of York 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 UPC Budget for 2018 is 283 million euros.
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. The doctoral training is provided in the framework of the UPC doctorate school (https://doctorat.upc.edu/).
Tomas Bata University in Zlín (TBU) (www.utb.cz) 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.
DSM ENGINEERING MATERIALS BV (DEM) is a world leader in high-performance and increasingly sustainable thermoplastics used in automotive, electrical & electronics, building & construction, medical, food packaging and consumer goods (to name but a few). Its materials enable lighter, stronger, and more durable products – which in turn makes people’s lives safer, more convenient and healthier – and all while helping to tackle carbon emissions. DEM strives to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of its materials and to enable a circular and bio-based economy, it actively contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and works on a set of highly ambitious goals such as developing a full alternative range of its existing portfolio based on bio- and/or recycled-based materials by 2030.
Dycomet Europe B.V. is a manufacturer and supplier of Cold Spray equipment. At Dycomet the focus lies on development of equipment and applications. Dycomet is a leading manufacturer of CS equipment in Europe with its headquarters located in The Netherlands. Dycomet equipment and consumables are sold globally.
NXP Semiconductors is a global semiconductor company. It is a leading supplier for Automotive, Secure Identification and Digital Networking industry. The company employs 11,200 engineers in 33 countries.
NXP Semiconductors (NXP NL) provides High Performance Mixed Signal solutions that leverage its leading RF, Analogue, Power Management, Interface, Security and Digital Processing expertise. With Headquarters in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, NXP NL has 27,000 employees working in more than 25 countries with research and development activities in Asia, Europe and the United States, and manufacturing facilities in Asia and Europe. There are approximately 3,200 employees working for R&D in 23 locations of which over 2,600 support our High-Performance Mixed-Signal businesses.
Dynex Semiconductor is based in Lincoln, England, United Kingdom, which has a rich history in the design, development and production of high power semiconductors and power converter assemblies. Dynex’s products throughout the years have been applied in projects that vary from traction, power quality through HVDC, renewable energy production, to accelerate the pace of science advance. Dynex designs and manufactures high power semiconductors for customers around the world.
The budget for R&D department is over £6 million every year. Dynex has comprehensive high semiconductor device processing, packaging and test equipment, and power converter assembly & test product lines for electric vehicles and HVDC.
Radiotechnika Marketing Sp. z o.o. (Radiotechnika) as company well-established in military and industrial market sectors offers enriched range of products and services. The main product groups include power supplies, inverters, converters, control systems and auxiliary power units, e.t.c.; products and services for the elimination of electromagnetic disturbances, including EMC and shielding effectiveness tests; designed and manufactured professional cable harnesses, both copper and optical fiber, with connectors, able to work in extreme environmental conditions.
Moreover, Radiotechnika is distributing top quality electronic components for both military and industrial customers manufacturing high-tech products (http://radiotechnika.com.pl/en).
Ferristorm S.A. is a company dealing with new generation materials that eliminate harmful interference of electromagnetic waves. Ferristorm delivers advanced, innovative electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) solutions, using FerriBoost – the proprietary technology developed by the Wrocław-based research team. Technology is characterized by high application versatility, the materials developed can be solid or closed in a flexible polymer matrix.
Schlegel Electronic Materials Belgium Bvba (SEM Belgium bv) is a manufacturer of shielding, thermal and absorbing materials for a variety of industrial markets (consumer, telecommunications, automotive and medical electronics). In these markets SEM Belgium bv offers engineers a board range of products that can help to overcome EMI and thermal problems. It innovative products and solutions allow companies to reduce the manufacturing cost and time to market. SEM Belgium bv has its own facilities for sales & marketing, R&D and manufacturing in Europe, United states and Asia Pacific.
Ford Technologies Ltd is a British wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, which designs, manufactures, markets, and services a full line of Ford trucks, utility vehicles and cars. The Company operates in three segments: Automotive, Mobility and Ford Credit. The Automotive segment is engaged in developing, manufacturing, distributing, and servicing the vehicles, parts, and accessories of Ford vehicles. The Mobility segment primarily includes the development of Ford’s autonomous vehicles and related businesses.
Lotus Cars Limited (Lotus) is a global leading high performance vehicle manufacturer. The company has been long established since 1967 with primary focus on sport and performance vehicles. With long engineering and integration history, Lotus has established great knowhow and practical experience for overall vehicle integration. Furthermore, the organisation has been actively involved in many advanced research and innovation activities with UK government, leading universities, and industry partners (key suppliers) for cutting edge products. Lotus is always interested in cutting edge research for vehicle performance to improve driver experiences ultimately.
Stichting Koninklijk Nederlands Lucht- en Ruimtevaartcentrum (NLR) is a company that employs over 600 people and is situated in the Netherlands. NLR positions itself in between academia and industry. Our main focus is supporting Dutch aerospace industry with research projects that strengthen the competitive position of these industries. The Structures Technology department hosts, among various other structural activities, research on cold spray techniques. The Electromagnetic Technology & Antennas team of NLR has a special focus on electromagnetic compatibility, among which EM shielding. To this extend we also have several accredited EMC facilities.
EVEKTOR, spol. s r. o. (Ltd.) (EVE) is a design and engineering organisation focused on the aeronautical and automotive industry. EVE provides complete development of the products including prototype production and their testing. Its activities range from design of single parts through automotive design to the design of airplanes. EVE is a holder of Design Organisation Approval (DOA) according to EASA Part 21, Subpart J.
Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC is the holding company of Jaguar Land Rover Limited and is a British multinational automotive company which produces luxury vehicles and sport utility vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is a subsidiary of Indian automotive company Tata Motors Limited and has its root office at Whitley, Coventry, England. The principal activity of JLR is the design, development, manufacture and sale of vehicles bearing the Jaguar and Land Rover marques.
THALES designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defence, transportation, and security markets. It has 80,000 employees and generated €18.4 billion in revenues in 2019. As of 2017, it is also the 8th largest defence contractor in the world and 55% of its total sales are military sales. The Group is ranked as the 475th largest company in the world by Fortune 500 Global.
Siemens Mobility (SMO) a global engineering organisation that have a portfolio of innovative solutions in rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems, as well as related services for the Mobility market. Siemens Mobility has been a leader for seamless, sustainable, reliable and secure transport solutions for more than 160 years.
CITC is a non-profit, joint innovation center specializing in heterogeneous integration and advanced chip packaging technology. They have created an effective ecosystem in which companies, research and educational institutes work on bridging the gap between academics and industry.