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Summer School registration is now open: Invite your students to apply today!

INSIDE, AENEAS, EPoSS and The European Chips Skills Academy (ECSA) project have joined forces to launch the second edition of the ECS Summer School programme, targeting students who have been enrolled for at least two years of undergraduate studies and have at least one more year to go. This edition 'Fascinating Electronics for a Cool World' will be held in Bertinoro, Italy, close to Bologna, 18 to 23 August. The event aims at inspiring and attracting new talents in the European Electronics Components and Systems community.

Launched in October 2023, ECSA (European Chips Skills Academy) endeavours to better understand the challenges – current and future – linked with the shortage of skilled talent across the semiconductor sector. With this knowledge, the Academy works to establish a range of programs aimed at upskilling our existing workforce, attracting new talent to the industry, and supporting the reskilling of those in adjacent sectors. The 18 partners who make up the ECSA consortium encompass a wide range of representatives from industry, academia, member associations and regulatory bodies. 

Facing the problem of the lack of necessary skills, which is now signalled by more than three quarters of EU companies 1, the European Commission is encouraging strong engagement of young people, therefore providing an opportunity to get quality jobs and contribute to Europe's digital transition and sustainable growth.

Answering this need of stepping up and advancing skills development in the Electronic Components and Systems sector, INSIDE, AENEAS, EPoSS industry associations and the ECSA consortium want to introduce to selected students some of the possibilities offered by present microelectronic devices and foreseen future applications, showing the fascinating world of microelectronics in various fields such as sensor interfaces, power devices, radio-frequencies and digital.

To support our initiative to recruit future talents in Europe, we encourage you to further promote this event, while sharing the Summer School registration page link with the students of your network.

Click on the below image and Download the Summer School 2024 poster

Eligible students

  • The five-days Summer School is entirely free for the selected students including lodging and food. Travel costs to the location of the summer school will be reimbursed based on receipts up to a total amount of 600 Euros per student.

  • It is dedicated to students who have been enrolled for at least two years of undergraduate studies and have at least one more year to go. Students from all fields of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in a university based in the EU or associated country are eligible to apply. Good knowledge of English is mandatory since all interactions will be held in that language.

  • Deadline for application is 30 April 2024, 17:00 CEST.  


Selection will be based on the motivation letter, one to three optional recommendation letters, and grade transcripts. It will take into account gender and geographical balance and will ensure diversity of the student backgrounds. Selection results will be communicated to the students on 31 May 2024

Agenda and Practicalities

Learn all about the agenda and the practicalities here.

1 Source: European Year of Skills 2023 - Boosting competitiveness, participation, and talent


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