EUROPRACTICE is an EC supported initiative which aims to stimulate the widespread adoption of state of the art microelectronics technologies within Europe to help maintain Europe’s competitiveness in the global market place.
EUROPRACTICE provides the academic community with a one-stop shop of design tools, coupled training courses and prototype fabrication to better enable them to undertake leading edge research and produce the next generation of high-skilled graduates – the essential lifeblood of European Industry.
Currently more than 460 universities and 170 publically funded research laboratories from 44 countries (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia) look to EUROPRACTICE for services and support. EUROPRACTICE members may be spread over a wide geographic area but they are united by a common design infrastructure – an ideal platform for Europe-wide project collaborations.
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory operates and manages the EUROPRACTICE design tool and configurable platform portfolio. STFC works in close cooperation with imec of Leuven, Belgium and Fraunhofer IIS of Erlangen, Germany, who provide access to affordable IC, Photonic IC and MEMS prototypes through the EUROPRACTICE MPW service.